Friday, February 25, 2011

Romance/Valentines Day

Last weeks theme, appropriately so, was Romance. I took it a little more generic and slashed it with Valentines Day, a day of romance...

Romance summed up in 7 days...Beautiful pink roses (Thanks Alan!), rose petals, champagne, heart shaped treats and decorations, chocolate and wine. Next week I will be naming hodgepodge. No coherent theme, which will be the theme. See you soon!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Sorry for the lateness of this blog, I had a rather busy past couple of weeks and this is the first moment I am getting a break. This shoot would have been WAY better with some models. Although Alan sweetly let me annoy him, he had his limits. I plan to take this project even further when I have more time. Possibly between semesters. We shall see.... I have also been experimenting more with photoshop. Usually to adjust bad lighting (stupid flash), hopefully it has not been done too poorly so that it is very obvious.
I just adore the angles of the body! Although it was hard to get my own neck (no tripod used) I think this one encompassed the image I was originally trying to get, which was the hard lines and the strength that is in such a small body part.

Who could forget to take a picture of hands. They make us distinctly unique from the animals. Alan has been doing construction so what would be a better pose (even though he never actually stopped moving) than with tools.

What do you bellybutton!!! Being mid-winter I am extremely white so I thought this would be a great opportunity to adjust the colors of this photo.

Bodies have the amazing ability to heal themselves. Alan was involved in a tumble many years ago, but he carries the reminder on his elbow with this large scar.
Toes! What can I say, they help me balance!

I will post again soon. When I find another free moment.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Sorry for the lateness of this post. It took a few days to get just the sleepy shots I wanted. Although the lighting is a bit off in some of these, I have been playing with those settings on my camera and hope to have a good handle on lighting by the end of the year. Self-portraits are difficult to set up when trying to do it in manual. Next time maybe I will stick with automatic:)No matter how big a bed is, Alan's feet will always find their way to the edge.

I look like Casper the friendly ghost in this picture, yikes!!!

The library, a perfect place to nap between classes!

Some find the hallways more soothing...hmmmm

There is a head somewhere in there!

Next week's theme is Body. This is a project I have been wanting to work on for awhile so hopefully it turns out fabulously!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


This picture is random, I know, but we made delicious tacos the other night and I thought it was so colorful and beautiful, I just had to capture it in a photo!