Thursday, September 1st, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives

Okay, so I’ve started this new Graduate Photo thing and I have to admit, I have no idea what I’m going to shoot. When I look back at my old photos, I notice that the best ones (in my opinion) are the ones that involve people – the ones where I had a model and I set up an emotion for the model and then just let them do whatever came to them. I’ve never used real models, I’ve always used my friends and they came out fine. I wasn’t looking for picture perfect people, I was looking for real people. But back when I was shooting my friends, I was never doing more than 5-10 shots. 20 photos that will (hopefully) start stringing together into a larger body of work, my friends are going to get old. Plus, and no offense to my friends, we’re not as young and athletic as we used to be.

And to top it all off, we haven’t even had one class day and I already feel like I’m behind. My shooting time is going to be restricted to primarilly the weekends and I’m only going to have one or two of those before our first barage of crits. At least I got online last night and found a paper that might be just the weight and lustre that I want. I just hope my little photo printer at home can produce the quality I need. If not, there’s always the über printer over in the photo building. I’ve heard it’s finicky, so I’m not sure what to expect.

Another dilema I realized yesterday, is that I used to not crop my photos when I was enlarging them… I exposed them full frame to show that I was composing through the lense – but with digital, thats not really going to be an option. there’s nothing but photograph. No film edges, no sprockets, no nothing. I could digitally add them, but that would defeat the point. I’ve got some ideas I’m monkeying around with, but most would be more trouble than its worth.

Well, it’s class time now, so I gotta go.

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