Monday, August 11, 2008

And we're off!

Yesterday I spent a good solid set of hours setting up my flickr account to prepare for the photographic outburst that will be this blog. I basically uploaded a smattering of my favorite pix from over the past few years. For my first photo blog post, I thought I'd display a slick little mosaic of my favorites:

[click on the link to go to the individual photo on flickr]
1. sand turtle 2. camp fire 3. rain drop 4. lily 5. apartment 6. London Bridge 7. Wisconsin State Fair 8. Arizona sunset 9. gourmet camp food

In addition to flickr, of course, I really do have to send shoutouts to:
A. Occasional Bursts, a blog I stumbled upon a few weeks ago that contained one of these mosaics and actually inspired this entire new blog of mine!
B. Big Huge Labs, a swank place you can create all kinds of montages and other cool photographic jazz. I will undoubtedly use the mosaic tool whenever I want to display a themed set in the future.

I hope to get started on the Q&A this week maybe??

Friday, August 8, 2008

And so it begins...

As if I have a ton of freetime, I decided to take on a second blog exclusively for photography. If I really want to seriously take up this hobby, I have to be disciplined! Plus I have quite a few photography related tasks on my 101 Things list that I have to fulfill in the next year and this will be a good kick in the ass.


1. The Q&A Photographic Interview

2. Some other kinds of 26 Things Projects (The Alphabet one looked like a good time!)

3. Specific lessons from The Betterphoto Guide to Digital Photography by Jim Moitke

4. Food photos! Especially as I could incorporate them into the cookbook I gotta create for 101 Things.

5. Four seasons photos (many of which I already have)...for yes, another book.

6. Highway photography???...for, what? Oh yeah, another book. I'm not exactly sure how to go about this bad boy though.

7. Zeetles!® This is a photo/craft idea Mandsi and I came up with! It's a kit that contains blank greeting cards, a bunch of photographs (probably just b/w), photo corners, and can put them together yourself, match quotes with photos, etc. YOU HEARD IT HEAR FIRST! Haha!

So yeah, that's quite a bit to accomplish, and in a little over a year at that. I'm going to think of a way to "get organizized" though and, kinda like college, set it up class-style, where I have to devote days of the week to a project. This will be like taking a photography class with OUT shelling out the hundreds of dollars.

Yep quite an endeavor on top of everything else, but I guess I just have to focus...snap...POP! I'm on it!