The photographic explorations of a former film student.

Archive for November, 2012

What Happens When You Photograph Your Cat with a Reflector

I was photographing dear Jenny the other day. She was in a good mood for it, but she decided to sit in very strong sun, causing some harsh shadows.

I decided to use a large piece of white poster board as a reflector. This did not work. Jenny hid behind the board.

So, I got a toy to lure her out. She came, but the board came with her.

Long story made short, I’ve decided to stick to photographing cats in softer light.

Next Time: Mugs (If they’re not done in two weeks, I have issues.)


Vintage Rhinestone Necklaces

Some years ago, the ladies of the household inherited several lovely pieces of vintage rhinestone jewelry from my father’s aunt. I’ve done a little research and found that they date from the 1950s and 1960s when dressing up so much was a bit more common than it is for us. We’ve never had an occasion to wear any of these, but if the day ever comes, I’llĀ  be there with bells on.

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Next Time: Mugs or Cats

I’m working on a series of mug shots. Not photos of criminals, photos of mugs. If they’re not done in two weeks, you’ll be seeing the cat photos I randomly decided to shoot today.