Behold the Eyes

I am working on a personal project that I hope to publish one day.  I am doing macro shots of people’s eyes.  Right now I am working on myself and working my way through my family and photographing their eyes.  My edits will vary from very minor to more dramatic color enhancements to bring out each persons personality.

The first eye in the series is my eye, everyone tells me I have such amazing eyes with the way that I have a sunburst.  I decided to bring out the colors and really make the beauty of it pop.  My eyes are my favorite feature on me, and my favorite feature on other people.  you can tell so much about a person by their eyes, their eyes can give away how they are feeling no matter how hard they try.

Becky's Eye

Becoming a photographer

One of my dear friends shared this with me today, and I thought that I would share it.

“The real challenge of photography is in being unique. How many art students majored in photography? How many Flickr users are there? How many Americans go home after work and take macro photographs of ladybugs on the lawn?
Plagiarism in photography: not if, or how, but why?
It’s been voiced by Mike Johnston that photographers have two stages of development. In the first: you strive to emulate other photographers. The second: you strive to differentiate yourself from other photographers.”

Yes, I am an art student majoring in Photography, I did start by emulating beautiful photographers and have always been inspired by macro photography.  I now strive to do my own thing with my photography, I still shoot Macro (nothing wrong with macro, or any other area of photography) I have grown a great deal in every area of my photography.  I am far from being the best there is, and that is a good thing.  I have room to grow even more, keep learning, honing my skills, and finding new ways to keep my passion alive.    One day I will return to the business of Photography, but for now I am just enjoying the learning, Enjoying the freedom to work on the projects that I want to work on.

~Go, Do, Be InspiredTiny Flowers

Photo 52, Week 4, Dreams

This week was dreams, my Angel dreams of doing Ballet and dancing.  we have tried this photo before, but I was not in love with it because I didn’t have toe shoes.  I still think that this is an image I will revisit a few more times.  Here I wanted to make the image also feel very aged almost as if it were dreams passed and old.  Never attained.  photo 52 week 4_dreams photo 52 week 4_dreams 2

I am hoping one day we can get her back into some good dance classes.

I love the process of aging many of my photos, I try not to overdo the process, but for a lot of my more artsy images I really like the feel of the images.

~Go, Do, Be Inspired

Photo 52 week 3, triptych

I love flowers, they are what I love to photograph when I can shoot whatever I want.  I did some fun and simple edits to my flowers and put them together into a triptych for this week.  I have had these flowers sitting in my studio for a couple of weeks… I have been in a few times and shot them and since they were about to die I decided to use them one more time for this week.

I have been inspired lately again by Harold Davis, even though I shoot differently than he does… he finds great beauty in flowers in all different angles and styles.

I hope if you are in a cold area that you are warm and cozy this week and if you are somewhere warm… well send some of that warmth this way!

~Go, Do, Be Inspiredweek 3 Tryptic

Project Photo 52, Glitter, Sparkles, and Shine!

This past week for the photo 52 project we were concentrating on glitter, sparkles, and shine.  That does not mean we had to photograph something that was literally glittery, sparkly, and shiny… But really that is what I decided to photograph.  I took some of the glitter in my studio and put it on the bottom of a crystal glass and photographed it.  I used my 100mm Macro lens with extension tubes to really get in there close and get a shot.  I was not really jumping for joy over this image when I first created it and edited it, but the more I look at the image the more I like it.  I love glitter and I love sparkles and so do my kids and that is why I decided to photograph the glitter.  I hope that you all enjoy my image.  Tell me about how you are doing with your projects and resolutions so far this year.

~Go, Do, Be Inspired~week 2 sparkles

Photo 52, Week 1

So, since I am still pushing forward with school, and the business is mostly closed until 2016, I decided I had time this year to do a Photo 52 challenge 😀 This challenge is something anyone can do and is a lot of fun!!  I am part of a group of photographers doing it this year, and we create a new image each week based on a topic or concept.  Week one was “Self Portraits” So I put down some nice soft fuzzy fabric set up my camera and took a shot of myself.  I then did a bit of editing of it with the 3 Nails collection of editing tools and actions from Greater than Gatsby.  I am really looking forward to this next year and everything that it has to offer.  2 more semester of school and I am done… maybe… I might keep going and work on a degree for website design…

I hope that everyone has a wonderful and blessed year this year!!Project 52_Week 1