Quad Cam: Shannon in action!

Posted in 35mm, 365, Action, Film, Photography, Travel by daybf on March 24, 2011

I bought a new plastic quad cam at Powell’s Books, since something was wrong with mine. The pics turned out better!

Today I’m featuring Shannon during our Portland trip. Jumping on the hotel bed, hanging out in Chinatown, and making faces on the streetcar:

365 Project: day 1! [self-portrait]

Posted in 365, Photography, Portraiture by daybf on February 1, 2011

I’ve been wanting to start a 365 project for a few years now, but I was a little afraid to actually start. It’s a big commitment to take and post a photo each day! But, I think it will be a great challenge and I’ll strive for the best photos possible. I also wanted to start at the beginning of a month, so since I missed out on January, February 1st it is! To start I just did a simple self-portrait to further experiment with my new light set-up, and to get the ball rolling.

It’s a very bare-bones portrait of me. No fuss, just a lil mascara, neutral expression. Just me.

And, because this is my blog after all, here are some fun outtakes:

Sarah, Bed Head Beauty

Posted in Photography, Portraiture by daybf on January 27, 2011

More portraits with my new Photoflex StarFlash Strobe and OctoDome!

I absolutely love my friend Sarah’s room and finally formulated a photo concept around it. Look familiar? You’ve seen Sarah before in my post Sarah McLean with tea and her violin. She is always up for photo ventures and was a super good sport for this shoot. Even after I puffed up her hair 😉

I wanted a relaxed portrait with a just-woke-up-but-still-beautiful feel. Sarah and I also share a love for books, so I perused her overflowing pile of library books. The annual Santa Cruz Fungus Festival happened recently, so she had checked out some books about mushrooms. I thought one of them in particular would go well with the colors in the room, and compliment the framed butterflies.

These 2 are my favorites:
I also love the one on the right:

Sarah has many talents, and I just learned that touching her nose with her tongue is one of them!

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