Sunday, May 23, 2010

$9.00 film camera off of ebay.... check. $2.00 roll of film.... check. playtime=priceless.

bahah. I just had to say that.
Any who. =)  I'm going to start experimenting with film. I've found myself getting so caught up in my "serious" personal photography. Making sure everything is perfect. Which, granted, is very important. lol. But, I've forgotten to play as well. I've forgotten that its ok to take pictures of flowers, or random things that you see like you did when you were just starting out. So that's what films going to be, for me. playtime. :)  

Sunday, May 16, 2010

a new journey. =)

I am beginning another new journey. (other than my already embarked photographic journey, lol)

In efforts of fulfilling my dream of becoming a fashion photographer, I am learning how to sew. I have found that I am a very picky lady when it comes to picking out the clothing for a shoot, and well, frankly, I can't afford the clothes that I love. The clothes that I would love to use for a fashion shoot, I just simply cannot afford, and at this point in my life I don't have a designer or a stylist in my area who can help me find clothes that I love. Once I move I know that will change. But, for now, in my efforts of originality and keeping my sanity (sort of) lol, I'm learning to sew. Maybe, in this effort, I will learn to appreciate fashion even more than I already do. To realize the effort a designer goes through to be original and to make such wonderfully crafted pieces.

Since I will be sewing most of the clothing I'm going to be using for shoots, I will also now be able to have more control over the story I want to portray, and I will have more outfits to create a story line.

I am very excited, but very nervous. I know it will be challenging, and I know there will be times when I will want to give up or just go buy something rather than make it because it's easier. But, I will try, and I will continue to post here after a new story is completed. I hope you will follow me on my journey. : )

xx, Autumn

Thursday, May 6, 2010

new shutter release review!

Hello! I'm sorry I've been so absent and horrible about blogging. I am giving myself a new goal, as part of my 52week project, I have to blog AT LEAST once a week (if not more). I am going to be much busier with the days getting longer and the weather getting nicer and so I will have more to write about. lol.

I just got my new shutter release in the mail today and I wanted to do a little review on it for those who have been comtemplating buying one. I bought mine off of ebay, for $16.00 from an ebay store located in China. I checked on what the batteries were before purchasing, just because they usually give you crap ones to begin with so I wanted to make sure I could easily buy them around my area.

I tested it out today and so far so good! I love it! The batteries work well so far, and I had absolutely no problem hooking it up to my camera.

I haven't gone very far distances with it (yet). :) But, I plan to, and the auto focus works really well, which is soooo nice to have. lol

Here is my niece attempting to work it. lol. She couldn't quite figure out how to half-way hold it to focus so I apologize for the out-of-focusness.

Here are a few pictures of the exact shutter release I bought and what it looks like.

When I was looking on ebay there were quite a few different stores selling different versions of the same remote I bought. I figured they were all the same, just different names. So hopefully should you decide to purchase one too you won't have problems finding one. :) Btw: I shoot with Canon, but the remote is meant to work on Nikon as well.