This past weekend, I second shot a wedding with my friend from journalism class. Ely Middleton is a creative who has been doing a lot of photography work lately and she is amazing. Ely knows how to direct clients, is a very welcoming person, and does her job with a smile on her face. You should definitely check her and her blog out when you get a chance! https://lettersfromely.com/
This Earth Day, I decided to build a raised garden box outside of my place of residence. I love to garden and take care of plants, but the soil in Clemson kind of sucks. Living on top of red clay, the soil is not the best for things like tomatoes and peppers. So, I grabbed some lumber and went to work. I dug all four holes and sunk the posts in 10.5 inches then built the long sides and put them in. Finally the end pieces got screwed in and there we go! I cannot wait to fill it up with dirt and grow all of the things!
I have known Ben for two years through the Clemson University Dairy Science Club. He is amazingly dedicated to animal vet sciences and continues to surprise with everything he can juggle. Congrats on graduating Ben!
The South Carolina Review (SCR) is a literary magazine housed here at Clemson University. According to their website, "we attempt to reflect the diverse experience of our readers and contributors by publishing affecting, thought-provoking work from both new and established writers from a wide background." Last semester, I was placed on the lead for a photography inquiry for this magazine to match images with the selected stories. Here are some of the shots from that shoot, and you should definitely go and check them out on facebook, amazon, and their website!
I cannot believe that Jackson let me do this on a breezy March day! His mom and I had so much fun throwing paint. Congrats on getting into Lander, Jackson!
Mom and I took a girls trip up to the Biltmore in North Carolina for my spring break. I recommend it to anyone who likes really cool buildings, good food and flowers! Here are some of my shots.
These are delicious! Even my neighbor who doesn't like brussel sprouts loved them!
1 lb Brussel sprouts
3 tbs Olive oil
1 tbs Balsamic vinegar
1 tbs Honey
1 tsp Salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 425F
2. Cut off stems and half the brussel sprouts
3. Mix the olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper
4. Toss the brussel sprouts in the mix and lay out on a pan. Be sure to spread them out so they roast!
5. Leave them in the oven while stirring occasionally for 20 min
6. When done, drizzle with MORE HONEY and enjoy!
In order to successfully procrastinate, you will need two things - a reason and an idea. Madi and I were bored and unmotivated to do our homework one day, so we took matters into our own hands and decided to try a witch inspired photo shoot in the hobbit hole of her room. It was very dark, so I had the ISO up to high (which is scary high on my camera). We just tried some things and the best part is, we didn't have to study!
When I was applying for the art programs in different colleges (and even some art schools), I had to learn how to put together my first portfolio. I knew I needed about ten pieces that showed my type of work and my variety in skills. Going through all my photos, I noticed that I did not have any portraits of people.
Photography now centers around a lot of portraits and fashion. So, I knew I had to get at least one portrait into this portfolio. There were some people willing to be my model at my school, but I did not want photos of my friends. This caused me to email a bunch of pretty, and interesting people to pose for me in a teachers office.
It was dark, and I had a lamp from someones room as my light source. It was such a makeshift studio. After getting shots of a few people, this one is still one of my favorites, editing and all.
Last year, when I lived in the dorms, I put a sticky note on the main door asking the hall for models. One person replied to it, and that person was Islay! We went over to the Holmes and McCabe laundry room and the Clemson campus bowling alley for the two images below. It was a lot of fun, so don't be afraid to put yourself out there by sticky notes in your dorm.