Experiments with Photoshop part 1


*the second one is more accurate cause i messed up 2 layer settings

VHS attempt 1
Attempt 1
Attempt 2


For those of you wondering, yes, we are ok. Thank you for your thoughts.

Today was a day of experimentation, shot some water based photography, some self portraits, and went outside after it finished snowing. It felt good to wade through snow that reached my thigh, leaping like a puppy seeing snow for the first time (yes there are tracks to prove it).

Also continuing is my experimentation with black and white photography — which has definitely gotten me excited about photography again.



Ah, the aquarium.

So, today, me and Juliette went to the New England Aquarium, and I’m confident in saying that it was one of the best adventures I’ve had in such a long time. I set a mental challenge to photograph the aquarium entirely in black and white, and I am quite happy that I did.

Black and white photography is an art form that I am still getting the hang of, but in a place like the aquarium, where the entire aesthetic is defined by a cool (greens/blues) pallet, black and white seems like an odd way to cover such a defined space. In the beginning, I was very scared of black and white, for the main reason that it seemed so far from the current reality of any scene that I was photographing. Black and white was old, a reminder of a lost time, with color being current and trending.

However, as my photography evolved and my attitudes towards photographing a scene changed, I found myself going back to black and white, on the grounds that color was so subjective and it determined the mood of the photograph so much more than the subtle details that made a shot interesting. Black and white eliminated all of that, focusing on the scene as it really was, paying attention to the detail and the mood of an expression or moment with such crystal clear clarity.

So, with a change in attitude, I shot the aquarium in black and white, and I can confidently say that this has to be one of my favorite photo-sets that I have ever shot and edited. I took the time, constructed each shot, changed the aperture and focus as neccesarry, with really telling results.

Edited on Lightroom.

Flashes in the dark
Sunny side up
Pushing Through
Sticking Together

09.23.2017: Chasing the Fog

So, yesterday, I went into Boston for the day to do some urban exploring. Little did I know, however, that as soon as night fell, I would take photographs that I would never forget.

It was around 6:00, I ran from Government Center to a floating deck near the Aquarium to eat my dinner (subway — eat fresh!). Literally ran to the other side, to find the entirety of the harbor shrouded in mist and fog — naturally as a person who turns into a complete child when she sees fog and mist, I screamed and walked straight into the unknown.

Sat on the floating deck, looking out into the harbor, which as of then, was completley covered. You couldnt even see 5 feet infront of you without being shrouded in mist. The only things you could see were the hazy lights of the dock and the red/green lights of the boats as they cruised by. Honestly, it was probably one of the most surreal experiences ive ever had, considering I absolutley love the rain.

These are the photos I took during dinner as well as when I walked around the financial district near the aquarium.

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Dinner by the Harbor
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12pm: Sharks
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As the Boats float by
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City Scape

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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