life through a viewfinder

thank you

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on January 31, 2008

For my first 1,000 hits!

snakey

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Wedding Pictures

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on January 30, 2008

Christina’s and my wedding pictures are now up on the Catana Web site. Check them out.

http://www.catanaphotography.com/kwedding.html

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zoo

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on January 28, 2008

Autumn had to shoot pictures of animals for her photojournalism class, so I went with her to the zoo. I didn’t get many good frames, but it was still a really fun experience.

poison frog

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This tiger was the saddest thing I had ever seen. He had worn a path around his pen, but it wasn’t just a muddy streak, it was paw prints. He walks the same steps over and over and over and over. It was absolutely tragic.

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A Cincy Wedding

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on January 28, 2008

All of these photos are the property of Catana Photography and may not be copied or taken from this page in any manner for any reason. Taking is STEALING. If you are interested in purchasing photos, please contact me at espressoemi@hotmail.com.

The light in the hotel was fantastic for a few portraits.

groom

The view from the bride’s bedroom was stunning. I took two versions of this photo, one with the background in focus and one with her silhouette in focus. I like this one better.

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This photo is an almost, I think. It’s too dark. I wanted to capture the hands and the feet in the black, but I think it needs a touch more light. Perhaps toning could help.

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This was my first attempt to use flash. It took a bit to get used to.

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This was a fun idea. We took the bride to a bar, and yelled for everyone to toast to her. I’m disappointed that this came out so dark, but I think toning might help.

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These shots were my idea. When we came out after the wedding, I saw a firetruck and an ambulance right across the street, lights flashing. I grabbed Christina and we threw Nick and Casey between them.

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And then, of course, there is the cake.

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(s)tow-away

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on January 27, 2008

Until I make my next post, this picture should suffice.

$10 says you’ve never seen a Rolls Royce getting towed.

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Epic Fail.

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on January 26, 2008

All recent attempts at taking pictures have resulted in epic failure.

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murimba

Glitz and Glamour

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on January 22, 2008

Today marks the first time my photos have ever been published in the Kernel! I’m pretty excited.

With that said, these photos are property of the Kentucky Kernel and UKPhotojournalism and may not be taken from this site for any reason. Taking is STEALING. If you are interested in purchasing photos, please contact me at espressoemi@hotmail.com. Thanks!

walk

stage

blue

dana

lacy

Juliann and I were lucky that the subject we chose to use for our multimedia project actually wound up winning the competition.

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Pageant Life

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on January 20, 2008

There are some rules and things with the Kernel about posting pictures, and I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes, so I will not post the pictures of the girls in the Miss Lexington 2008 pageant until sometime Tuesday.

I did take two shots that day that I liked, however, so I figure I’ll post them. (Brad, if I’m wrong, tell me and I’ll take them down.)

speakers

singer
The singer is Lindsey Sheckles, Miss Metropolitan 2007.

Slingin’ Ink

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on January 18, 2008

I was nervous going into this workshop. I didn’t really know anyone, and I didn’t feel like I fit in with the other photographers. I knew I would have to not only talk a subject into working with me… I would have to find the subject. So when Christina and I headed downtown to find a story, I was anxious. We tried a flower shop and a cafe, when I saw it.

The tattoo parlor.

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I knew this was definitely mine to shoot. Honestly, I didn’t have high expectations. Evarts’ downtown consists of two flower shops, a cafe, a funeral home and a tattoo parlor. So when I saw the Jaysin’s work, I was amazed. His work is fantastic!

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redbloodink

bloodtongue

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I could not have asked for a better guy to work with. My only regret from the workshop was not having more time. I wish I could have shot more of his home life, and I feel like my pictures were really only getting good the last night that I was there. Thank you again, Brad, for letting me borrow the 70-200, I really needed it.

doggies

I really loved his two dogs, Prissy and Nikki. I believe it was Prissy who loved my lens, but Nikki was terrified of the camera.

The next two pictures were the spark of debate. I’m not sure which I like better. Please comment with your opinion!!

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More pictures to come!

A late taste of Evarts outside the Parlour

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on January 17, 2008

Evarts time!

Some of you have seen these pictures before, but many of you haven’t! This is my rough edit from my week in Evarts. I know my pictures aren’t toned properly… I will be learning how to do this soon!

I’ll start with pictures unrelated to tattoos.

Christina and I spent our mornings at the lumber mill just down the way from our house. The lumber mill provided some very interesting subjects… and nice light!

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Outside of the lumber mill,  we spent an afternoon in Harlan. Cathy and Christina stayed in a pawn shop while I roamed around, and eventually came across a dress shop.

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