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Friday, September 22, 2006

A Good Beginning

I can't remember the last time i took a photo that i saw; a photo pulled out of my head rather than sucked out of the world in front of me. Regardless, here is the first one in a long time. It didn't come immediately, but it did come. I pulled the lights out of the garage and dragged it to the backyard intending to make sure they still worked by taking a few shots of adolfo in back (which i did). The bag was covered with dust and discarded spider webs. I was embarassed of myself for having let such valuable equipment sit for so long. It's still out, set up and surrounding my desk.

It was windy as if it were spring so the lights kept tilting and spinning around until i placed a log on the stands for stability (mental note: sandbags). I took a few shots of adolfo and came back inside. Digital photography is still very much an exposure challenge. It was nice to flex my exposure muscle balancing sunlight and strobe and otherwise (as in this shot with the ambient light much darker than it acutally was - the shot was taken at around 2:30 or 3.)

I'm interested to hear what you guys think. I've already gotten some pretty strong critiques from Pablo and Adolph.

On a related note: Taggart: Could you send me epson printing-related links that would be nice. As well as some digital photography resources (RAW workflow, etc...), please. I've fallen somewhat behind.


  • I don't think my opinion should count, since I love everything my boys do and I'm so proud of it all. I admire creativity and dedication to the arts-I, of course, think it's great Killy. It's so interesting to see a different photographic perspective from Taggart's non-portrait style (though I love his too, of course).

    By Blogger Liz, at 9:41 AM  

  • I'd like to see a picture of the body he's about to bury.

    If all I said was, it was beautiful, i wouldn't be giving you much.
    But one thing that I have learned, if the critricism is outside the realm of technical execution and such, it has no place at the beginning. All other criticism is ballast on the creative process as if gently unfolds according to its own unknown directives.

    As long as you keep the ear inside yourself open and defended against critics, and stay true to exactly what is going on inside of only you. Then you will not need criticism, just community.
    And with the beautiful expressions of those you have surrounded yourself with, you working will elighten us all.

    blagh blagh blagh.
    maybe you should stop using a red filter, and maybe use that "good photo" filter.

    ha ha ha

    By Blogger colin, at 2:43 PM  

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