30 Day Photography Challenge Day 21 – Faceless Self Portrait

I’m starting a new series called “Wednesday Photography” and I’ll be posting some of my favorite snapshots of the week so far.  As of now, I’ll be posting the last of my 30 Day Photography Challenge photos that I have not been able to post lately.

Faceless Self-Portrait

Faceless Self Portrait

This was a last-minute shot before the sun went down over the houses on my street.  I decided to take a picture of myself reading one of my favorite book series,The Vampire Diaries.  Ignore the fact that my laundry is piled in the corner.

30 Day Photography Challenge Day 20 – Bokeh

Bokeh

Day 20 - Bokeh

This is my first attempt at trying Bokeh.  I had to look up tips so I can get my camera, which still has the stock lens kit, to create a beautiful Bokeh effect.  This photograph is a sample of my rosary making skills, this was one of my first attempts and I’m very proud of it.  I like the way that the beads of the rosary give off that lovely bokeh lights, and how the crucifix is in sharp focus.

30 Day Photography Challenge Day 19 – Your Shoes

Your Shoe

Day 19 - Your Shoes

Unseasonably warm weather, results in awesome shoe wearing to the mall.  I can’t live without my Juliet 2 shoes, they are so comfortable that even a sunny day to church wouldn’t put any stress on my already hurt foot!

The Photo-maniac

So, as you know, I like taking photographs, while I am certainly not the best a photography, I make up most of it in Photoshop skillz….well not really, but if there is one thing about me, is that I try really REALLY hard to make sure each photograph and manipulation are better than the last.  I also like this Photo Challenge because it pushes the bar to where I try new things I thought I would never do with my photographs.  In fact, I’m carrying my camera more now just to get a nice shot for one of the challenges than I have before.  I’m also considering about starting a series of Photographs regarding the creepy dolls I’ve encountered in my mission to find comic books for cheap.

Anyway, aside from my love for anything photography related, I wandered onto this website from PuglyPixel and A Beautiful Mess, and I haven’t been able to stop drooling over it!!!  PhotoJoJo is a great place for anything and everything photography related, and gives me some nicely priced items to look at.  Below are several things that I’ve been currently looking at lately:

Wide Angle & Macro Lens Adapter

White Balance Lens Cap

Pop-up Flash Bounce

Also, I’ve been wandering to several pawn shops lately, and I found at one a nice Nikon 78 – 300 zoom lens.  The best part?  It was priced at $160!!! I have it on layaway right now, so I’m determined to get it as soon as possible!!

That’s it for me at the moment, those of you who do have cameras, what brand do you use?  What are the items that you can’t live without?

30 Day Photography Challenge Day 18 – Something Orange

Something Orange

Day 18 - Something Orange

I wanted to do another trip to the Antique Mall today just to take a photo of a nifty item that is orange, but alas, I have no means to take myself all the way out to Spring to take a photo of such an item.  So, in my own way, I decided to scavenge all 500 orange items in my room to see which would be the most photogenic (I have a problem with orange).   I ended up with this nifty little number you can purchase from Hobby Lobby for $9.99.  It takes a single AA battery, and it comes in lime, pink, orange, blue and black.  I got mine in orange because my room is an agglomeration of colors (mostly pink, yellow, green and orange) and objects that I find fascinating.   Enjoy!

30 Day Photography Challenge Day 17 – Technology

Technology

Day 17 - Technology

This is the image from my new, nifty, touch screen radio for my Matrix XR.  I had it set on scan where the colors change at random.  Enjoy!

30 Day Photography Challenge Day 16 – Long Exposure

Long Exposure

Day 16 - Long Exposure

So this is my first long-exposure image ever!  I’m not very good at it obviously, so I left the image unedited, except for cropping the image to fit better on my blog!  Any tips and tricks would be lovely, I use a Nikon D3100 and I have little to no money to spend.  My exposure was set to 30 seconds at f6.3 iso set to Hi 1.  Thanks for the help!

30 Day Photography Challenge Day 13 & 14 – 13 Things & Eyes

Day 13 – Yourself with 13 Things

Day 13 - Yourself with 13 things

I guess I’m too busy to remember to hit the “Publish” button every time I create some new photo for my challenge.  ANYWAY, here’s my 13 things photograph, this is actually a shot of a bookshelf I keep my most cherished items displayed for everyone to see.  If you have questions regarding anything in this photograph leave me a message!!

Day 14 – Eyes

Day 14 - Eyes

This challenge was hard for me.  I love taking photos of eyes, but when I take the photos, I have this problem where I manipulate them into something where they tell a story.  So I decided to go ahead and post one of my most favorite images of my eye.  This was based on a series called Amanda Fucking Palmer, and I created images based on my idea of what her songs mean.  This one was based on her solo albums opening track Astronaut.  This is my conception of losing a loved one because he just floated away into space.  Click the image to go to my DeviantArt page for more artistic goodness!

30 Day Photography Challenge Day 11 & 12 – Something Blue & Sunset

Post Edit: I thought I had hit the “Publish” button on Sunday, but I instead hit “Save Draft” SO expect another post very soon for Day 13!!!

Day 11 – Something Blue

Day 11 - Something Blue

This was taken at The Antique Mall on 2920 in Spring, Texas.  This beauty was a Civil War Chess Set that was marked at a whopping $300.  I took pictures because the pieces were absolutely precious and needed to be photographed.  These were obviously the Union Soldiers with their lovely Union Blue color.

Day 12 – Sunset

Day 12 - Sunset

This was taken several months ago at the Texas Renaissance Festival out in Magnolia, Texas.  This was at the Agora with the Gypsy Dance Theater group performing.  I love taking photos of these ladies, their costumes are beautiful and their dancing is hypnotic.  This was in fact taken at Sunset, but due to the fact that my hard drive is acting up and that Today was just a horribly gray day, I used this photo to duplicate the sky at sundown.  This was at their fire show at the end of the day, I highly suggest you see these ladies.

30 Day Photography Challenge Day 10 – Childhood Memories

Childhood Memories

Childhood Memories

10 days already!!! I can’t believe it’s been that long, seriously, so far this project has felt like a whole month.  My schedule is tightening up, and my camera’s SD slot cover broke!  But I am still able to shoot and here are my childhood memories.  Everything you see in this photo are from my childhood, each has heartbreaking memory, happy ones, and ones that signal me when a new text message comes in.  Enjoy!