Making Plans: Brainstorm Session #1

In the past six or so years that I have been a practicing photographer (can I actually call myself that), I have been working on and off to hone my skill. As I’ve stated before, this year I want to take time to reestablish my love of photography and really grow in the art. I’ve taken steps toward doing this by purchasing The Photographer’s Playbook which has certainly gotten me excited and thinking about new things to try, and I’ve converted an old sketchbook from my puppetry class into an idea book for my photography. And then a few days ago I had this brilliant idea (well brilliant for me and my skill level anyway). And I’ve decided that with the interest many of my friends have shown in the idea, I want to share my brainstorming process and give them the opportunity to provide feedback, pose questions and solutions, and be as involved creatively as I am in making this year’s worth of photography a great one. So let’s get started! More

Photography Mission 2015

I am sitting here in the dark in my bedroom because I always feel awkward turning the light on when my roommate is here. Never mind that our windows face east and that the sun starts setting around 5:30 making our room pretty dark by 6 pm. But she doesn’t seem all that concerned with the inability to see, so I leave the light off even though I’m sitting right next to the switch. You might be wondering what any of that has to do with photography, and I can assure you that it has everything to do with the subject. How? Well, I recently invested in a wonderful book: More

Something New: Felicita’s Beach Shoot

There comes a time in an artist’s life where they enter a sort of metamorphosis, if you will. Just as great musicians alter their sound or a painter embraces a new technique over time, photographers often experiment with new locations, new models, new equipment, and new styles. In nearly six years as a practicing photographer, I have come a long way. Though many things have stayed the same (like my equipment and my love of portraits), lots has changed. The quality of my images, the number of images I take and have to weed through, my intentions…and that’s exactly what my most recent photo shoot showcases. But it wasn’t an easy photo session, and I want to provide some insight as to the what, how, and why behind this slight “MPS makeover.” Take a look: More

Inspiration Station: Winter

Oh, hi there! It’s been a while since I’ve posted any inspiration, so I figured that would be nice. Winter is just around the corner (as if that means anything to me given the nature of my location…), and it’s one of my favorite times of year to go out and take pictures. But since I won’t have a real winter (or real as I’ve come to know it), I thought, instead, that you all could use the inspiration: More

Summertime Sadness: More Photos from Makapu’u

I’m not really sad, I’m just listening to Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” (which is such a perfect soundtrack when reading this post).

But anyway.

I’ve finally regained normal feeling in my body. It took almost a week, but it’s nice to be able to move without wincing in pain. As you probably recall from this week’s Monochrome Monday, I went on a crazy adventure to the Makapu’u tide pools. While there, I got the chance to take some incredibly fun photos with my new waterproof Nikon. And as usual with me, some of the best photos I take are accidents. Check it out below: More

Inspiration Station: The Pursuit of Happiness

I know, I know. I haven’t blogged in a month. My life is 100% run by my internship at the moment, not that I mind much simply because I love going to work everyday. But with only a few weeks until my internship ends, I figured it was time to get back into the swing of blogging. So I have some new inspiration for you: More

Winter Break Challenge Result #5

“It’s Friday, Friday! Gotta get down on Friday! Partyin’ partyin’ YEAH!” Ok, I’m done. I apologize to any of you who now have such a horrible song stuck in your head. You have my permission to be mad at me. However, after today’s challenge result, you won’t be able to stay mad at me because I’m going to present to you something so adorable that you won’t even know what to do with yourself. Are you ready? Go forth and read: More

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