In Photos: Fredericksburg, Texas

For my final project in my photography class this semester, I decided to explore some of my German-American heritage by visiting Fredericksburg, Texas. I got to learn a bit about the German Christmas Pyramid tradition and eat good German food. I definitely want to explore my German heritage more in the future and possibly incorporateContinue reading “In Photos: Fredericksburg, Texas”

In Photos: Paris, France

I got the opportunity to visit Paris, France back in 2014. And while some of these photos are featured on my photography portfolio, I want to consolidate my photos from that trip in one post to share my experience. Architecture Some of the notable architecture I photographed were the Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur Basilica, EiffelContinue reading “In Photos: Paris, France”

Experimental Photography: Phytograms

My final project in my Experimental Darkroom class this semester was on phytograms. The project consisted of creating the phytograms themselves and then creating a video from those images where the video becomes an art piece. Phytograms are a cameraless photography process that use Black and White film and plants to create images. The processContinue reading “Experimental Photography: Phytograms”

Experimental Photography: Chlorophyll Prints

Chlorophyll printing is a photographic process that uses leaves to develop an image. To create a chlorophyll print, you would need to first print the desired image onto transparent sheets. Then, you’ll need to get a leaf that was recently living and put the sheet on top of the leaf in a contact frame. AContinue reading “Experimental Photography: Chlorophyll Prints”

Experimental Photography: Anthotypes

Anthotypes are images created using photosensitive material from plants on paper. To create images with this process, you first need to create a juice of sorts out of plants/fruits/organic material. When you’ve mashed up the plant material, you’ll need to strain it through coffee filters/cheese cloth/etc. to get any solids out of the juice. ThenContinue reading “Experimental Photography: Anthotypes”

Experimental Photography: Cyanotypes

I’m taking a class on Experimental Darkroom Photography this semester. It’s a class that’s all about different ways of creating images without a digital camera. One of the first photography techniques I learned was Cyanotypes. A Cyanotype is a process that uses a cyan-blue print that utilizes the sun to expose the image. You’ve likelyContinue reading “Experimental Photography: Cyanotypes”

Project: Portfolio

My final project for my photography class was putting together a portfolio that had a specific theme. I decided to take photos at golden hour to showcase how that specific lighting affects color in photos. Golden hour is my favorite time to take photos because of the warm hue that is added to the subjects from the sunlight.

In Photos: Holiday at the Dallas Arboretum

“Holiday at the Arboretum” is an event put on by the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical gardens featuring Victorian – style gazebos that represent the 12 Days of Christmas. This event runs November to the end of December.

Diptych Practice

One of my latest photography assignments involved creating either diptychs or triptychs. Diptychs are pieces of art that essentially come in two parts, triptychs have three parts. It’s basically two or three photographs that go together thematically or literally(by incorporating the passage of time, for example).

Project: Still Life

My most recent project in my photography class was pretty simple in concept. Set up some still life shots. I honestly was kind of excited about this project because it felt like I could be a bit more creative with these photos. I even went out and bought some props and a bedsheet for a budget “photo studio” setting. While shooting, my only struggle was lighting. My apartment doesn’t get the best natural lighting so I had to have all my living room/kitchen lights on and my ottlite lamp to get good lighting. But it worked out in the end.