The photographic explorations of a former film student.

Archive for December, 2013

2013 In Review

There are only two days left in 2013, but before we rush into the new year, I’m taking a moment to look back at what happened in the last twelve months. 2013 was a fairly stable year for me. In fact, it was probably the most stable year I’ve had in four years or more. A little boring, but stability is good in many ways. When it comes to photography and video, my two biggest accomplishments  are reshooting all my commercial photography class projects, especially the pour shot (https://mycameramyfriend.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/the-end-of-the-big-project-pour-shot/), and developing my After Effects skills (https://www.youtube.com/user/gelsn740/videos).  Since I’m not completely happy with my black-on-black project, I’ll probably do more black-on-black next year. I also hope to further develop my YouTube channel. Unfortunately, 2014 will probably see more archive posts. I have some non-blog plans that may prohibit shooting and blogging for a few weeks in the spring or summer. Below are some of my photo highlights from 2013.

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Christmas Decorations and Experimental Lighting

All the decorations went up the first of December, so its high time for some Christmas photos. I selected a diverse group of Christmas decorations and decided to light all of them with the string of LED Christmas lights I purchased this year, just to see how it would work out. I was going for more of a warm, soft look in all the photos, but I still wanted some light/dark contrast.

poinsettia

babyJesus

garlandstar

Merry Christmas everyone!

Next Time: New Year’s / Year in Review


Necklaces

It’s been awhile since I did a jewelry post, so I thought I could use some practice photographing jewelry about now. In my estimation, it’s still a bit early for a Christmas post. However, the holidays are upon us, so I stuck with warmer colors and included some red and green.

GlassHeart

 

goldkeynecklace

 

Next Time: Christmas