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.
I did not post a new blog Monday. I am sorry.
It's been a busy week, but I am excited to share a few of the portraits from my latest shoot with the Fulks family! Their daughter, Harley, is in a modeling class and wanted to try her hand at being photographed for real! We also did a short family session that I might post soon. I hope you're having a less stressful week than I am!
I know I am late to the party by saying this, but Clemson won the Natty and there was a blood moon eclipse last Sunday. To celebrate, my roommate and I went out to the campus once it had gotten dark to take some photos of the moon above some campus landmarks. My good old roomie had the suggestion of using the tigers in front of the stadium. I had no idea there were tigers out there, and they seemed like a forgotten item. So, thanks to him, I have this image to share! I am very proud of him for learning some settings and angles to help out with the shot!
For those of you that have attended Clemson University, you've probably been to the mailroom. It looks a little run down and it's not a place that I ever wanted to spend hoards of my time. However, when you look closely at places that seem like nothing, you can find some really neat patterns and things. For example, the mailboxes are beautiful. So don't forget that you can always find something wherever you are, even if it's a less desirable place.