Birthday Break!

I have unfortunately been gone for a while. It was my birthday on the 13th and so I was out of commission the entire long weekend. School has also been kicking my butt all over the place.

I have been working on some leads for some photo projects but the weather has been my enemy as of late. I really need to buy some studio lighting so that I can shoot inside. It basically kills my entire winter season unless there is perfect weather. I wouldn’t mind shooting out in some bad weather but people seem to have this issue with being outside in not ideal weather. Then comes the job of predicting the weather in British Columbia. People are never available whenever the weather is ready, there is time and planning and organizing that needs to go into it. It is really turning into a challenge for me.

I had made this decision to just bring my camera with me everywhere but it has come to the point where my friends are just tired of me taking shots of them when we are out. I reallllyy need to get into shooting not people. The inanimate beauty of life.

Hopefully I can get a post or two up this week! With photos of course!

Azimyth Show

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I am so sorry that I did not post yesterday but the show ended up going until about 2 am and then I was awake until about 6:30. So I basically took yesterday to sleep and edit and sleep and edit. I have finally finished the majority of the photos from the show! Man was […]

First Concert Photography

Today is an exciting day! First of all I get to do a very cool chocolate promotion at work! Godiva chocolate, yum yum. It is going to be a long shift but hopefully a good and busy one. At time standing by yourself for 6 hours promoting is not my favorite thing in the world. It is a long time to be working alone, especially if it is slow but when it is busy, it is the best way to work!

The real exciting part comes after work. I get to shoot my very first show! My good friends’ band Azimyth is headlining a show in Vancouver at the Red Room (If you are reading this and from Vancouver, come and check them out! They are a very talented up and coming rock group.) To them, it may not seem like it is a big deal but for me this is very exciting. I’ve never even tried shooting in an indoor concert setting. It is going to be a challenge and a treat! I really do love hearing them play as well, I really believe in these guys. I am nervous though, I didn’t want t publicize that I am doing this due to the fear that I may mess up and be terrible at it. If I manage to kill it, like I usually do, then this could be a HUGE deal of exposure for me. And I mean, who can deny good exposure. I wish I had a great picture to put in this post because I know that makes it more readable but I do not yet, unfortunately. I am fairly confident about tonight though, I think that the fact that I know the band will help me out some. Hopefully I will have a preview by tomorrow or monday!

Anyone have any advice? I’ve already got my f/1.8 lens and my camera at 1600 iso. So I am fairly confident and since it is a local show hopefully the lighting won’t be changing too much and I will be able to figure out the exposure earlier on in the night.

Wish me luck.

Pancakes – The Ultimate Breakfast Food

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Breakfast is by far my favorite meal. It is really the only thing you can eat any time of the day and it still feels right. Pancakes! Anytime! I unfortunately am quite lactose intolerant which means that I can not go out for breakfast and get to eat all the wonderful dairy filled meals. So […]

Earings

One of my obsessions in life is earings. I love them. If I go a day without earings, I feel naked. They are my necessity even over makeup. My search is for cheap, cute earings that I never see anywhere else. Here are my newest pairs of earings, 2$ each pair!

These are #33 and #34 of my collection. I have picked up earings from all over the place. Never paying more than 10$ a pair and those were my splurge pair. I am thinking I should start making my own earings because 18$ for a pair of feather earings is simply robbery. I feel like I won’t be able to find matching pairs of things to make my earings from. Does anyone out there make their own earings? Any advice? I hear that it is fairly easy and quite cheap but I have just never done it.

 

Structural Integrity

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A few months back I got in contact with a model I’ve worked with in the past, Madelein Erasmus. She called me up saying that she found this fantastic location and that we just had to shoot there. Not ever seeing the location before we got there just hearing her rave about it, I was […]