Natalie

To be the sun, first you must shine like one

Shoot 5, concepts

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10.18.2017: Birds

So this 1 of the 2 people who I shot today!! Today, I shot Sadie Levy in Sackler, messing with the natural angles of the building as well as having fun with climbing on the window grooves and doing crazy things in the hallways — all fun tho so dont worry.

Sadie is one of those people who I havent talked to a lot, so honestly, it gave me an incentive to talk to her during our shoot and really get to know her as a person. Also, interesting fact, during our shoot, we saw a wild heron fly by at our level as well as a V of canada geese, probably one of the most surreal experiences ive had so far in a photoshoot ever.

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09.28.2017: Sunshine

Honestly, I can confidently say Quinn Mitchell (@quinnmitchell1 on insta) makes for one of the best friends ive had in a super long time. She is an incredible human being who has one of the best ranges of facial expressions that I have ever caught on camera.

I wanted to show who I think Quinn really is, and here she is:

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09.24.2017: Photoshoot

This year, Ive been making a point to photograph more people around campus. I started asking people whether they would be willing to model for me, while I shoot them in various locations around campus.

However, there are some people who message me on their own accord to organize impromptu photoshoots, knowing that I have my camera on me literally all the time now. Santiago is one of those people. Probably one of the most artistic humans ive ever met, hes a super sweet human being. Hes a senior at Clark and we have become good friends since last year, and have done one other photoshoot together at his house.

But he got new glasses on saturday and we did a mini, of the moment photoshoot on the 4th and 5th floors of Goddard Library yesterday, messing with the bookshelves as well as the phenomenal natural light you get.

Here are my results:

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09-18-2017 – Urban Exploring

My photographical experimentation today centered around the fact that I didnt know the surrouding areas to Clark University. So I did some exploring, and here are my results:

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Ive also been making a concentrated effort to make my photographs more moody and emotive when looked upon. Still trying to figure out my style as well, and condensing my daily shots to subjects that really matter to me.

 

Saturday, September 16 : Hadwen

So, you could say that Im a bit all over the place when it comes to photography. I tend to photograph almost anything, from people to landscapes to street.

And you are not wrong.

However, I do consider myself to be is a documentary as well as portrait photographer, considering photography for me is a way to document everyday moments in full detail and context.

In terms of technique however, because I am self taught, Ive come to not like flash photography due to the way it makes the subject look washed out. But, I have been getting over my unjustified hate and been experimenting on people using flash. Yesterday, I walked to the Hadwen Arboretum to test out flash on natural subjects, and here are my results:

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Sunday, September 17

Whoo, been a long time since I posted last — its been nuts — back in college, and officially doing studio art (concentrated in photography) as a minor. Its been rough, with everything speeding through so quickly it seems like a blur.

But definetly going to get into a habit of posting more often, and posting of my progress in my artwork as well as how I do it.

Getting back to today, it  was such a good day. Caught the fog at 7am on top of the parking garage and then later in the day,  did some experiments with light exposures outside while sitting on my blanket, which im super happy with.

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Woods

So, i finally got outside of campus with a couple of really good friends and went for a hike in the Worcester Arboretum.

Honestly, it felt so good to just regain some much needed perspective, and just zoom out a bit.

Naturally, i brought my camera, so here are my favorite shots

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