Friday, January 27, 2012

Photoshop Tutorials

also during this project I think I'll actually learn how to do some things with photoshop, instead of flailing around helplessly until something good happens. There are more photoshop tutorials available on the internet than leaves on trees so I think I am on good footing. And this way I will finally be able to find out what a path is.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Return Of Dream Story?

As I have mentioned previously, I am the last thing I want to do a project about, so I have not really had any idea what I am going to do for this project. This all changed when I was looking through my old pictures (in an egomaniacal fit after that honorable mention went right to my head) and I noticed that distorted picture of my face I did in photo one. That was from the the Dream Story project, which I thought was a pretty insane concept for a project, but which I used as an opportunity to experiment with photoshop. I never really made those abstract pictures I was going to do last time, so I thought this time I would take the opportunity to improve at photoshop and recreate the dream story project. This time around, I will actually write down what happens in my dreams and try to recreate them. That way the project is still about me.
Oh yeah and these pictures are actually from last year's dynamism project, in which I also used photoshop a lot. I used a median filter because it reduced the level of detail but left pleasing colors and shapes.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Insane Logic Of Scholastic Winners

I submitted four pictures to scholastics and this one got an honorable mention. 
This was my fourth favorite picture. I don't really dislike it, I just think it's pretty innocuous and boring compared to my other pictures. Actually now that I'm looking at it I think it's pretty nice. I'm just not seeing anything that distinguishes it over the other pictures, and if scholastics wants to reward one of my dumb pictures they should reward a more adventurous one. 
You can't win me over with your honorable mentions, scholastic, I'm always going to stand up for the little guy (me).

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Self Project

I am apprehensive about the self project because I hate myself because I just really have no idea how to approach it. When I don't have an idea about something I don't get it into until I have to because I don't want to do anything halfway. When the deadline finally comes the final project is shoddier than it even had to be, because I didn't want to do a want poor job on the project. It's a frustrating paradox, the best solution to which would be not to do the project.
What's the second best solution?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

An Old Favorite

my hard drive has been experiencing issues and I am dumb for not fixing it. This is one of the few pictures I could retrieve but I feel that it's pertinent because this is the one self-portrait I've taken that says something. For the self project I should figure out why this picture worked, which is going to be hard because the thing that produced this picture was randomly fiddling with photoshop

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Portraits I've done

Lately I have been thinking about my total inability to take good portraits. Every time I attempt to do so for a project it turns into an attempt to get out of taking pictures for people. Instead I've gone for totally indistinct and it doesn't always work, but when it does I actually kind of really like it. I know I shouldn't feel proud of this picture (it's been blurred to the point of indistinguishability just to be presentable) but I weirdly do.

Friday, January 13, 2012


I am doing something collage like for the literature project. I found that making a background for objects to be pasted on in the physical world was really hard, so I started mocking things up in photoshop. I eventually made this
which I just decided to go ahead and use

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Standing Stones

I found these pictures when I went back through this year's stuff to pick for scholastics. I was sure I'd put these up when I took them but I can't find any evidence that I did, so here is them now.

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Old West

Another part of what I'm working on for my literature project. It's gonna be great.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A New Army Man Picture

Part of what I'm working on for my literature project.
Once in a great while I take a picture that I like. These are the brief moments that I don't wonder what I'm doing taking pictures. This is one of those. I like it. It makes me feel like I have something other than a pointless insane hobby.
It's a pretty okay picture of some silly toys is what I'm saying.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Zoo

I went to the zoo in Atlanta.
Zoos are really terrible for taking pictures in. It's because of these things. Fences, I think they're called

Sometimes the camera is magic and they kind of disappear though. I would still not advise taking your camera to the zoo. Because it's annoying and I hate you. I deeply regret the decision.