Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Weekend

I have to say my weekend went pretty well. It began on Friday when I attended a film workshop at the Lomography store in L.A. It was fun going out and shooting with other people interested in photography. I have yet to develop that roll since I'm not completely done with it yet. I did manage to buy the Diana 110mm lens and adapter for my Nikon camera. I used it right away.

Saturday, me and my guy drove up to Solvang, a cute Danish little town in Santa Barbara County. The drive was beautiful but it was longer than expected. (Yes, that is a plaid VW van!)

The drive was truly scenic. Reminded me a little of Little House on the Prairie :)

Afterwards, we drove back to Santa Barbara to see the comedian Daniel Tosh. It was an awesome show. On Sunday, we went to Disneyland to see Captain EO. Something I haven't seen since I was around 8 years old. 3D back then wasn't that great and hurt my eyes. It was funny seeing it again though. Very 80's!
How was your weekend?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's Been A While...

Since I've posted and that's lame. I have to get into the habit of posting or at least taking pictures and sharing daily. I have 3 more days until school is over (for now) so I've been a little busy working on putting together my portfolio. I have been working on a multimedia project all session on a group called the Society for Creative Anachronism or SCA. They are an awesome bunch and welcomed me to their events. Here are some images from this weekend's shoot.

Many people usually think they are kind of like the Renaissance Fair people but not really. They don't do it for show, they do it for themselves and really go into doing research from anything like food to "garb". It's a hobby that they really love and are passionate about. I had a lot of fun shooting their events and I plan going to a few more.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lomo Mania

My Saturday went pretty well. A Lomography gallery and store opened up in L.A. and I have been anxious to see it. I finally went and it is amazing. They sell all of the Lomographic cameras and accessories and you can also leave your film to get it developed. Aside from that, they also have workshops on different things like film and pinhole cameras.

This store is a very hands on type of shop which I loove because I took my Nikon D200 and got to use an adapter so that you can use the Lomo lenses. This is what turned out when I used their telephoto lens:

It has an amazing soft focus and makes the images look dreamy. I'm in love with it and now my goal is to save up $ and pick one up.

Look at all the goodies! I can't wait to go back and pick up some accessories for my cameras. I want to get a flash for my mini Diana and maybe a colorsplash ring flash for my fisheye. I love plastic cameras! If you're in the area, I highly recommend you stop by.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Vinyl Lovin'

This week has been both stressful and really busy. My roommate and I managed to finish moving on the 1st around 2 a.m. I right away got to working on my portfolio for my 7 a.m. class that day. Not long after I began working, my back gave out and I could barely move. I finished my portfolio with 30 minutes to spare, drove to school and dropped it off. I definitely did not stay for class as I couldn't even sit down for that long. I got home, took a nap and went back to the old apartment to clean it up. I thought I was finished with that place but little did I know that the manager likes to pester me. Turns out my roommate didn't clean his part of the apartment and now she was harassing me about it. It was a situation wasn't that big of a deal but she decided to make it one. It's a shame that she's also the manager for our new place too. Ack!

With all that, I'm also trying to put together a multimedia project, shoot more news events and trying to pass my business class. With only two weeks left in the session, I need to take advantage of any spare time I can get. This means not really being able to pay much attention to unpacking and organizing...yet.

So how do I have time to linger on Etsy? I get distracted easily. Shame on me. If you go to my photo blog, you can see what I shot on Saturday. It was pretty awesome.

Anyway, since I'm not allowed to paint on rented walls, the next best thing is vinyl decals. Here are some awesome looking ones that I would not mind putting up in my place.








These two weeks will be over soon then I will get to decorate till my heart's content.
Happy Wednesday! (Technically, I finished this post past midnight, so yeah, Wednesday)