08/25 — New Pics!

Of my stuff, I mean. That I make. Yeah, I do talk about the business in the business blog, from time to time.

ANYWAYS long ago I started out taking my own pictures because I was working on a budget of 23 cents and you’re not gonna get any kind of photographer for that little. I feel like I did okay though.

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Nice background (I used a bunch of different batiks I had on hand), good use of props, not bad image quality all things considered. I went with this, more-or-less, for quite a while.

Eventually I started experimenting, and I came up with some pretty good ideas along the way.

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I tried having someone else take the pictures, at one point, and I liked what he did, but having it out of my control made me squitchy, so that didn’t last long.

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More experimentation! This time with a crappy cell phone camera, which predictably took crappy cell phone camera pics.

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Eventually I said you know what, bugger this. I have a crappy cell phone camera. I’m gonna embrace it.

So I took pictures. They weren’t terribly well focused and the colours were odd and they just weren’t the crisp clear pictures you’re supposed to take.

And then I ran them through Instagram filters. I jacked up the contract and saturated the hell outa them. I messed with settings to blur the background and darken the corners and generally make them look like hipster vintage polaroid pictures.

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And then I found polaroid frames, and hipstamatic frames, and vintage photo album frames, and grungy scratched-up-film frames, and I CHEESED THE SHIZZNIT outa them.

I even taped some of them into old photo albums. Virtually, anyways.

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And I’m pretty happy with em.

For now, anyways. Eventually a new idea will come along. That’s how it goes.

4 Comments on “08/25 — New Pics!”

  1. Remember, Dear —

    It isn’t the camera. It is the nut behind the camera that makes it art.



    Gina Krause on 25 Aug 2015, 1:04 pm (Link | Reply)

    • …or at least interesting-looking.

      Kate on 25 Aug 2015, 1:27 pm (Link | Reply)

  2. The pictures look really good. Miss you a lot. Candy

    Candy Tanzos on 25 Aug 2015, 1:48 pm (Link | Reply)

    • Thank you! I’m pretty pleased with em myself. And we just gotta get y’all out here for Battlemoor one of these years. Very low humidity!

      Kate on 25 Aug 2015, 4:52 pm (Link | Reply)

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