So. I don’t exactly know if I mentioned it, but I went to Costa Rica last weekend. Yes, just for the weekend. That’s one of the perks of my ridiculous job – I’m able to vacation to Costa Rica for the weekend. I finally got back to my home computer to upload pictures, and I wanted to share my 31 favorites with you. Why 31? Because of Baskin Robins. Actually – no, because I happened to really just like 31 of them. I’m also making it a point to use my real camera more in life. #nophotoshop
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Posted in photography, tagged photographs on January 12, 2012 |
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My senior year of high school I spent a lot of time taking pictures. I was quite obviously the girl in my group of friends that was “that girl” with the camera. I discovered this technique for taking pictures of people (I’m sure I didn’t DISCOVER it) where you have them look away from the camera up until the second that they take the picture and then you count to three, they look, it’s a REAL smile and then you push the button and get an awesome picture. I actually had my friends “trained” well enough at one point in time that when I went to go take a picture none of them would look at me, I would count to 3 and they would all smile (genuine smiles) and I would snap the picture. Ah, those were the good old days.
So, as I was saying. Senior year of high school, I spent a lot of time taking pictures. My art teacher, Duggan (That’s her last name, I’m pretty sure she keeps telling me I’m supposed to call her by her first name now that she’s no longer my teacher, however this sort of stuck. If she ever gets married one day and ever tries to take her husband’s last name, she’s just going to have to deal with the fact that I will probably always call her Duggan)… at this rate, I should just start over. My art teacher, Duggan, used to help me with my photography after school, sort of like an independent study. She also made me paint an image of a white egg on a white canvas once – so frustrating. Years later, we laughed about it over pancakes at a diner. And by laughed I mean I think she laughed and I still sort of scowled. She was a pretty awesome inspiration. Was then, and is now. Unfortunately, I don’t see nearly enough of her.
So. I was looking through my old pictures and I found some of the shots from my old portfolio and I wanted to share them with all of you. None of these particular ones are of people – we’ll save that for another day. After I hunt them all down and get their permission. Who knows, maybe one day some of these will show up on a greeting card…
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