Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

I took this picture in the woods. I really like its simplicity.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

This is a panoramic I shot and made for my concentration. I used a double exposure to make one girl seem ghostly. The only thing I need to fix is the awkwardly dark part of the cliff on the left.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Puppeteer - panic-embryo
This has a really interesting grainy/waterstained layer. I don't know if this was done with film and exposed in a special way or edited in photoshop and had a layer added.

Monday, December 3, 2012

the enlightening - Helen Sotiriadis
I found this on Flickr. I like the unique composition even though one can see too much (like her living room) in the reflection.

Monday, November 12, 2012

I found a deer jaw which was kinda gross
so naturally I took a picture

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Parallax View - Gate Gustafson
This has a really interesting old-timey feeling too it along with a cool texture.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Untitled - Brandon Long
I think the staining/coloring of this is really cool. If I could translate this into black and white photography I would use this for the less formal of my pictures to give it a ghostly feel.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Two Men With a Female Spirit
The National Media Museum has an entire set of these pictures and the old-fashioned, supernatural feel is something I would like to try.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Puppet and Master - Brooke Shaden
This is a really creepy, dramatic picture. I don't think I want to make the mood this dark in my concentration.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Misty Water River- Steve Waterhouse
using long exposures to make water seem misty

Monday, October 22, 2012

There was a really cool triceratops statue in the National Zoo.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I took this at the Minnesota zoo!!
so cute but it's really difficult to take a picture of an animal without getting the glass/fence in the picture.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The grain and the fade are some things I want to incorporate into my project.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Witching Hour by Batikart
The long exposure gives the figure a ghostly feel

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ghosts by Daniel Schwabe
This is another interesting way to make figures look ghostly without digital editing: shooting through a translucent window.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Taken by Gill Hutton

This is a "ghost" captured on a digital camera. I think I am going to focus my project on ghosts and shooting the paranormal.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Eiffel Tower by Robert Doisneau
Pretty cool distortion

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Untitled- spinning pieces
The photographer framed the picture really nicely using the rocks (maybe shot it from a cave?) The sharp contrast between the rocks and the people and the bright, overcast sky and water is really interesting, but the horizon isn't straight. It would be hard to straighten it with someone's legs right on the horizon because it might distort them as well.

Monday, October 1, 2012

This is a pretty cool example of how perspective can change one's understanding of the picture. I would want to try to use perspective change to distort my pictures.
(found on

Friday, September 28, 2012

Joel Yale
Printed on film and achieved distortion by moving the paper as it developed.

Monday, September 24, 2012

This is a picture I took and want to use for this project. I used flash to light up the statues and it ended up making them look like ghosts. This is part of the Korean War Memorial in DC.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I took this on a ferris wheel to get the best perspective on the fair. (It was the Minnesota State Fair) I think the combined sunset and bright colors of the rides give the picture a summery/happy feeling.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This is part of the WORLD_Dis/ORDER series by Christian Ruhm. He layers multiple exposures on top of each other to create a distortion reminiscent of fisheye photography.

Friday, September 14, 2012

I took this picture a while ago, and I still really like it. Since I haven't seen it in a while, I see a lot of things that could be fixed about it. I think it needs a crop to get rid of the extra space at the bottom and make the tone less red.
I shot it totally by chance with my old horrible canon (I am still surprised it came out this well) after it had rained all day.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This is "The Young Dr. No" by Ralf Brueck. He uses photo shop to drag the "DNA" of the image or create a "barcode." I really want to learn/know how to do this but the technique is so new that no one else knows how to do it.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Julian Schratter

This is part of Schratter's series "Elie Tahari Spring Lookbook." I like this picture because of the looks of anticipation (before a runway walk). In the series, he focused mainly on the models when they were backstage, rather than taking the conventional runway shots.