Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Contest Image

Hey everyone, don't have much to say, but have a picture to show you all! I'm entering this in a contest at one of my local libraries, let me know your wonderful thoughts!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Here you are:

Hi there. I was outside the other day, and while fiddling with the camera discovered long-exposure photography:

Long-exposure photography or time-exposure photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. The paths of moving light sources become clearly visible.

Mind you, I have no idea how to actually take a real long exposure picture. The closest I've come to is some simple images like this:

And practicing resulted in these:

As you can tell, I'm not very good. Here is what long exposure truly should look like:

This was a 45 MINUTE exposure (which I have yet to figure out how to do honestly.)
This next image (taken by yours truly) was roughly a 30 SECOND exposure:

Now according to the definition of long exposure photography, it states that moving lights would become clearly visible. Which it does in the star image. And in the above image, my flash reflected off my mirror from down the hall, and it appeared in the image. A lot of long exposure photography is taken of sparklers, amusement park rides, and traffic. All of which I hope to do this summer. My parents picked up sparklers a couple of weeks back for my little brothers, but I might take a couple ;) 

Well, one last final image for you guys:

Till tomorrow

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Hi there. I decided to share the picture above, because it says a lot about me as a person. For starters it is one of the very first pictures I have ever taken for a purpose other than fun. I love photography. For me it is life, and I cannot live without it. I adore looking at other peoples photography, and I love the things people can come up with, but I really love being able to do it myself. I have gone from the image above to plenty of other things, at least portrait related. I don't have much portrait, and for that reason I won't share any here. The only reason I am sharing the above one, is because of the emotion (I think) it expresses. Everyone views everything differently, and well, how do you view this one?

Besides a rare amount of portrait photography, I spend most of my photography working on nature. I love flowers, and I love photography. Combine the two and you get this:

I love photography. I know a couple of people who love photography just as much as I do, and it is amazing seeing what they can put their mind too! It is amazing watching someone go from someone who simply loves handling a camera to actually earning money with said camera! I love it! I can't wait till I get to that stage, and the only thing keeping me from that, is frankly, myself. And I'm not saying I don't put any effort into my photography, because I do. I'm saying I haven't moved past the "handling a camera for fun" stage, and getting past that stage is harder said then done.

I recently emailed a couple of my local photographers (whom I have never met) and am sad to say, they have not responded. Of course, June/summer is a very big season for photographers. And while I understand that, I don't think the photographers understand just how much I want to work with them. I don't care if I'm not earning any money, the experience would just be great, thank you very much. Either way, I plan to stop by one of the photographers studio, sometime soon, and we'll see where that takes me. Well, I'll see, you probably won't.

Till tomorrow,

Monday, May 27, 2013

So it begins

For those of you concerned, I am C, or Olive, or Photo, or whatever you’d like to call me. And for those of you completely and utterly concerned, here is some minor details about myself:

I am a writer. So guess what that means? Long posts for the days I’m inspired, and short posts for the days I can’t handle the words writer, writing, novel, and blog post due today. Don’t expect much for another week or so. June holds more than summer!

I am a photographer. So that means that you’ll see more pictures than you’d probably like, and I’ll probably torture you all with photography ideas and tips. Don’t worry, it’ll only happen every other post.

I am a reader. So I guess you’ll get a lot of rambles on how much I hate an author for destroying a book (or books) and I guess that’s sort of a normal blog post type thingy, so no biggie there.

I suppose that is about it for now.

Till Tomorrow,