Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I'm in one of those funks again. Went to the doctor today and found out I have an ear infection so that doesn't help things either. When I'm not at work I'm in my little room watching online tv. I go out some nights but I'm just not really as happy as I could be. I know it's just me being a debbie downer and I'm ready for this all to end but I feel like it's been going on for months now. I usually spend summers with my family in my own house so being in a new apartment alone is hard to get used to. A lot of my friends are out of town for the summer and my boyfriend is non existent these days. I'm bringing up Meeka this week and I'll be moving into my permanent apartment with cable tv and a ceiling fan so things should be looking up. I purchased my ticket to Spain today and could not be more ready to leave the country! Hopefully my next post will be a happy one : )

Friday, May 20, 2011

Moving on up to the West Side

I finally got everything moved out of my room at Campus Lodge. I felt like I lived there for two years and now I'm out. Staying at Cedar Lake for a couple of weeks then moving into my new place at Post Oak. Moving was horrible. So many things and far too much physical activity. I plan on just working and enjoying being lazy until I go to Spain June 26th.

Tv wise I just started watching a few new shows: Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, and The Killing. Also watching United States of Tara and other randoms. Considering investing in Oprah's new network OWN. I love my documentaries.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Photography Final

Today I presented my photography final for introduction to photography. The title was "The three stages of passion." I chose to display 3 types of passion for a subject. The first set of pictures shows a woman who has taken her passion for photography and turned it in into a living. This shoot was done while I was on a workshop with her. 

The second set shows a man who has taken his passion for telling stories through film and turned it into his field of study as well as a future career. This photo shoot was done over a long span of  hours finally ending around 3am. This again shows the passion this person had for this craft. 

The third set of photos shows two women that have passion for the hobbies they do in their every day life. One is shown playing video games and the second is shown reading. These are two hobbies that almost anyone can relate to. These last photos are taken up close to show the intimacy of being at home in your element doing the thing you love to do.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Photo Workshop

Last Thursday I had my photography workshop with Amanda Keith (indiejanephotography). I had a blast and learned so much! I can't wait to take advantage of the new skills I have in location scouting, time management, shooting, editing, and the overall business side of taking photos. I'm hoping to come up with a logo for my photo "business" soon. I more or less need it just to have a watermark on my photos. Right now it's not that big of a problem. It's not like people are trying to steal my photos but I want to start making it a standard so I look more professional. So until I get some ideas here is one of the photos I have been working on. I edited this photo twice. The one that I used for my actual final is not this one. I'll post those later. I had to stay with a more realistic feel for those. This one was just for fun.