Monday, February 28, 2011

Photo 365 Project: Day 18

Day 18: Mike

Was trying to take my own passport/visa pictures at home (in preparation of my trip to Burma!!!), and my friend Mikey was over so I had him stand at different areas of my house to see how the pictures would come out. I deleted all of them per his request afterwards but I couldn't find it in myself to delete this one, I don't know why I just like this picture haha. Well, I told him and ended up sending the picture to him and he was cool with it, so that was my shot for day 18...

Thanks to Mike for helping me out that day!

Photo 365 Project: Day 17

Day 17: My Mama Yvette :)

Taken at a small little breakfast/burger joint where drunk people go after hours in an attempt to sober up. All the lights in the place were red, so you know what that means... vintage edit! Haha, I have two portraits of her from that night, but I like this one more because it's unposed. I just waited for the moment and struck :) Too bad she's not a fan of this one, but this is my blog, so this is the one that goes up!

Thanks to Mama Yvette for letting me take pictures of you even though you're sensitive about what pictures of you go public :)

Photo 365 Project: Day 16

Day 16: Lights, Camera, Hyphy!

A day with my cousins for Lunar New Year. We all went to Dave & Busters down in San Jose, and at the end of the night our accumulated tickets allowed us to each have a fun (stupid, really) light up ring. Since I had my camera with me I came up with the idea to start playing with the rings, and it led to a whole set of these pictures, with this one being my favorite of the bunch. Low ISO, low aperture and long exposure to get the effect.

Thanks to my cousins for a fun filled evening and changing my opinion on getting these rings!

Photo 365 Project: Day 15

Day 15: Family Dinner
Went out as a family in celebration of my Uncle's birthday. Some thai place out in Fremont. Food was ok. I decided to bring my camera along since I hardly have any pictures of my immediately family (those who live in my house counts!). None of them wanted pictures of them taken, so it was quite frustrating. I remember as a child (when i hated pictures) going on vacation with my family and hating sightseeing because we literally had to stop every 5 minutes to take pictures. Now that it's my turn I hate that they won't let me take decent pictures of them. Oh how karma works, right? Meh, still got off a lot of candids, and this was my favorite of the bunch. No edits, just straight from the glass.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Photo 365 Project: Day 14

Day 14: Smile!

Forgetting the dates now that I'm so behind! Oh well, this was from a tiny set, I shot a bunch of us getting together before going out. This is my friend Maggie, who refused to look at the camera the whole night. I was able to sneak in a couple of shots, and this was my favorite of them. I know she thinks it looks awkward and horrendous, and while I won't say it's horrendous I will say that I like the kind of awkward feeling I got from this shot. fyi she looks much better when she actually wants a picture of her taken :) Played around and edited using the toy camera setting in Aperture.

Thanks to Maggie for "participating" in the shot!

365 Project Fail

Man it's been awhile since I've posted. But, luckily for me I'm still shooting, so I'll just post a whole mess of pictures as entries. I already said from Day 1 I'm going to have trouble keeping up, but it's better that I keep at it then drop out during February...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Photo 365 Project: Day 13

Day 13 (1/27/11): Just Outside

I'll take a break from people pictures for today. Snapped this while I was waiting for my friend Mike to come pick me up. My neighbors house across the street from me. Used my 30mm lens so things were a little tight (mainly me not being able to get the entire tree in the shot). I could've gotten closer but I didn't want to look like some strange pervert pointing a DSLR at my neighbor's home so I stayed on my driveway to take this shot. I love the natural lighting and hope to experiment more with shots taken in broad daylight. Hmmmm, HDR anyone?