Inside an Hourglass

For my final project, I took the time to make a photomanip of myself in an hourglass! It took quite a while, and you can see the process on my last post.

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Speed-retouch | Self Portrait

Every photographer has their own process. Mine has very little to do with the actual photography part. I like to spend as little time in-camera as possible, and make the real magic happen in post.  I wanted to show the progression of a single photo from start to finish, so I made a time-lapse screen capture of my editing over the course of several hours (condensed to 3 minutes for your viewing). Enjoy!

I treat a photo like a half-finished painting: softening every detail, painting in the shadows and highlights, adjusting every colour accent, and overlaying gritty textures. Here is a before & After look:

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I understand that some photographers would prefer the original, raw version of this photo. But art is just an opinion, isn’t it? Thanks for reading!

Self-Portrait | Lavender

I felt a spark of creativity last night and decided to set up the studio for a self portrait. It’s been a while since I used my camera for something creative and personal and I was excited to use some outfits from long lost shoots. I had a really great time editing this photo and actually made a time-lapse video of the edit process, which I’ll share here shortly.

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Wearer of many hats

I was excited to finally set up a studio space in the corner of the apartment. I snapped a few quick pictures of me and some objects I use on the daily, and this was the strange, but kind of cool, result. I was inspired by the American Ultra posters, and did not intend for this to be representative of anything religious. I didn’t really plot it out, but now I’ve decided that there are 6 symbolic references in this photo. Colored pencils (art), harmonica (music), journal (writing, expression), camera (work), pipe (leisure), Pippin (love, family) and the Temperence Tarot card (balance and will-power). I also added a moon because, well I’m just more of a moon person.

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How to edit SLR photos on an iPad

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I’ve been looking into possible ways that I can edit (and share) some photography during my upcoming trip. I have found that the hard part is unloading, editing and storing the photos on the go. People want to keep their valuables to a minimum when backpacking, so it’s unlikely you’ll be bringing a computer along. I have been gearing up and attempting to plan my workflow ahead of time. I’ve come to find a near perfect solution  – iPad mini!

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An afternoon with Molly

I have been working with Trevor Allen, who is an incredibly talented photographer in the Fall River area, during my work-term segment of school. He set up a shoot for me in his studio (we wandered outside eventually lol), with the (beautiful) daughter of one of his friends. I was able to get creative and do my own thing for the afternoon – it was a blast. Molly is the stunning little lady in these photos. Isn’t her hair just dreamy?