Day 365 – Winter in the North

February 17th, 2018 – This weekend my fiancee and I traveled up to the northern part of the state to embrace the peacefulness of nature in the winter. For these several days it was hiking, photography, and cozying up in a cabin in the woods.

Today we were hit with a snowstorm so heavy the flakes fell horizontally. We waited out the storm until it was just light enough to jump in our car and travel out into the woods. There we spent the next hour photographing the snow covered landscape.



Day 364 – Photo Gallery

February 8th, 2018 – Today I finished the last of the functionality for a photo gallery I programmed for a friend in return for some graphic design work he had agreed to do for me. I took on this project as it required me to utilize concepts and tools I never familiarized myself with before. It ended up being a lot of fun, and I’m glad it turned out.

I recorded a video demo of the project. I plan on doing a total of 12 new and challenging projects for 2018, and this will mark the first.

Day 363 – Meet-Up and Walkabout

February 3rd, 2018 – My photography loving friend and I decided to do some photo work after we finished with a coding meet-up in Minneapolis. The weather was well below zero and windy, so we did not expect too many people to be outside. It was perfect to capture the areas near the busy city while having everything coming off as absolutely barren.

It was freezing, but I felt we managed to expose ourselves to beauties you can only get when you endure the worst of winter.

Day 362 – In Still Motion

January 11th, 2018 – As I experiment with my new camera, I start to get a little more creative with my shots. Now images in motion no longer have to be blurry, and shots far away can feel seemingly near. I had taken a shot with a moving model during a party earlier tonight to familiarize myself with the camera’s capabilities.

Day 361 – Collaborative Shots

January 6th, 2018 – After telling my fellow photography loving friend of my new camera, he has been excited to go out and do some shoots together. Today he invited a college friend of his to go out to the outer limits of the city and experiment with city, nature, and self-portrait shots. We wandered for over an hour to experiment with different types of shots.

Despite the cold weather, his friend was always smiling.

Day 360 – Test Shot

December 27th, 2017 – Graduation has past, and I have grown another year older just a few days ago. As a gift to celebrate the new I was given a new camera to assist in my love for photography. These past couple of days I have been experimenting with the camera’s settings to get use to the new device. The first shot I ended up taking was a picture of my pet turtle, Bart

Day 359 – Motioned Blur

December 10th, 2017 – My last assignment for my second Photography course required me to take a picture of an object in motion. The point of the image was to capture a subject with a bit of a blur to show that the object was moving.

I could think of a million different ways to achieve this through the use of artificial objects (i.e. Cars, Planes, etc;) or directing a person to move for the picture. However, I wanted to try and find a way to make this picture more of an outdoors, natural photo. Although, this created a problem for me. A lot of nature tends to be still. There are animals that could be taken, but that would involve lucking out to find that animal moving at just the right direction and angle to capture that blur.

My next idea was to find a river or waterfall and capture it to create a glossy image. This proved difficult too, as my camera’s shutter speed was non-adjustable, so I couldn’t capture this desired image either.

I consulted a photographer friend of mine who suggested I try to capture a light-source when there is low natural lighting. The camera would usually try to adjust it’s Aperture and Shutter Speed to compensate for this, causing the Shutter speed to slow down enough to create that blur image. I took his idea and capture a picture of a lit flame outside in the night. It did indeed capture that blur I was looking for.