life through a viewfinder

the right place, the right time

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on May 22, 2008

It’s amazing to me how much feature hunting is really good luck. Obviously knowing where to go and what kinds of things to look for is helpful, but… for the most part, it’s luck. If you go to the park, hoping to find someone playing on the playground or fishing in the pond, it’s all chance if there’s someone there or not. I’ve been fortunate enough to find kids on both occasions. Whoever says taking pictures of kids is cheating, you’re wrong. Kids are tough to shoot, especially since they won’t stop looking at your camera.

Yesterday was also my first encounter with a softball game. Shooting softball games requires practice, so I’m eager for another chance at it.

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homeward bound

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on May 15, 2008

I will return to Lexington tonight for the first time in two weeks.

It’s a relief to be going home to friends and family, but I’ll honestly miss eating, sleeping and breathing pictures for the next four days. My challange to myself for this weekend is to use different mediums in my photography. I don’t want to learn to rely on photoshop while I’m here, which is honestly one of my fears. I’m learning how to correct most of my errors through cropping and toning, so I want to escape becoming computer-reliant.

I bought a polaroid camera at goodwill and some film for it, so challenge one: get good pictures from the polaroid camera. I should have ample opportunity, since I’ll be with my friends and family, and at one hell of a party.

Second challenge: SLR camera film. I hate working in manual mode with film. I’m terrified of wasting frames… because with film, you can’t just go back and delete that over-exposed or under-exposed frame. It has to be right or you lose it. I’m taking my Rebel with me to the park, and I’ve got a couple rolls of Ilford B&W film… so I’ll upload these film shots when I get back to Owensboro (where they have a good scanner).

Anyway, I may not post again until next Tuesday, when I return to the desk. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

jeremey taylor, 4, plays in legion park with his father, james taylor.

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