Friday, April 3, 2009


I've been looking at other people's photographs more carefully lately trying to figure out how they get the results that they do. One photographer I am particularly fascinated with right now takes some really great portraits. I don't know how he does it. I imagine taking great photographs of people is really difficult. I came across New-ars photographs a few months ago when I was doing some design research for a DVD cover. I don't know how he has come across so many great subjects especially since he seems pretty young. Maybe he just has a group of really beautiful friends? Anyways, when I look at some of his work I feel like I'm seeing something hidden and private and If I look long enough I might learn a secret. That, and it's always nice to look at pretty people ;)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

First Attempts

I started using my new camera this last weekend. I was playing with different f-stops and aperture speeds, trying to see what would happen. The results didn't vary as much as I had hoped, but then that is what experimenting is for. I finished reading Creative Camera Control, which is a really great book to start out with. I had to read it a couple times to understand everything, but now I understand the basics of how cameras works. I think I'm going to get THIS book on low light and night time photography next. Anyways, two of the pictures are of roses in front of my parent's house and the last one is a picture taken by the guy who sold me the camera. (his are better)