Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Finally back to class today after the flood damage on South Bank last week. Had a 1 hour and a half lecture on aperture, shutter speed, panning, etc. Was very informative, and gave me some new ideas and effects to try out.
Since classes ended so early, I didn't fancy the idea of heading straight home, when I was likely to just waste the day away in bed, whereas I could find something productive to do in the city.
So, went to look at some Macs. Druel. Can't wait to get one!
Then, went for a wander around the streets, not expecting to find anything of great interest. It appeared to be a fairly average day. But then, on an average day in Melbourne City, you never know what you might come across.
Next I came across a man tap dancing on a piece of board. He was getting right into it, and was covered in sweat from hours of dancing. I sat at the steps and photographed him for a while, and soon noticed this strange couple calling out things to him, nothing mean, just strange things.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
On my way back to Burwood on the tram, there was this little lady who got her suitcases stuck in the tram...so I helped her out.
My good deed for the day. And it is very satisfying.
And the love just kept pouring out. Two people at the MetCard machine didn't have the correct change, so others were putting in coinage so that they could buy their card.
I'd like to think that my little gesture of kindness rubbed off on the rest of the tram :)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Matt has been in a fair few of my photos of late. I am particularly proud of this one; turned out much more effective than our previous smoking shot. And the cropping is much more effective like this than if I were to show Matt's entire face. Tones, I love. I adjusted the colour curves on Photoshop.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Italian: 'Come inside.
Italian: 'They're waiting for you.
'Me: 'What, who?'
Italian: 'Your friends...'
At this stage, of course I was thinking I was about to encounter the Italian mafia... I spent far too much time watching The Sopranos over the past year to not be suspicious...
So I snuck my head around the corner slowly, to take a peek inside at these said 'friends' (and no, the idea that my Aunty and Uncle were these friends did not cross my mind... After all, my Uncle had told me not 3 minutes ago on the phone that he would be waiting for me. Lies lies from tiny eyes.)
But sure enough, when I looked into the resteraunt, I saw my Aunty and Uncle waving geekily at me. Made me smile instantly actually. Turns out they couldn't be bothered waiting outside for me, so they told the guys at the door to keep an eye out for me.And then I got snuggles from my beautiful 6 month old Goddaughter. She's such a muncho.
And yes, I know you're all wondering... The Italians were sexy. And the food was amazing. As was the wine.
I laughed so hard tonight. Actually regurgitated my Alfredo back into my half-eaten bowl of food. Nice.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Baby, did you forget to take your meds?' -Meds
Excitement, due to the fact that I now have more time to work on some of the assignments I have going.
Disappointment, because I do actually enjoy going to class. And now my routine will be broken...which I had only just gotten into the habit of!!
But yes, more time...
And possibly an Albury/Wodonga visit towards the end of the week.
The girls and I are thinking about going for a picnic on Friday. Should be a lot of fun.
I literally cannot wait to see them all again.
I am so happy with how the lighting turned out with these photos. And the warmth of them all
I used photoshop to remove minor blemishes, adjust lighting and contrast. And added some warmth. Which I found was much more effective.
Michelle was a great model. Although she spent a great deal of the time sneaking a peek at the TV, because we had Moulin Rouge playing in the room...But all in all, Sam and Michelle did a great job :)
Molko is pretty darn sexy. I would love to photograph him ;-)
‘Time to pass you to the test, hanging on my lover’s breath. Always coming second best, pictures of my lover’s chest.’
Perhaps an introduction is in order?
I'm Jessie, and at the moment university is pretty much my life.
For the next three years I will be studying at The Photography Studies College.
I want to be a photo-journalist, but at this stage any career in photography is appealing to me.
I'm 18, and have just recently relocated from Albury/Wodonga to the city- especially for my studies.
I am living the life I have always wanted to in Melbourne. And on top of that, I am bettering myself at something I love.
I have always had some deep love, desire or fascination with city life. The acceptance of differing styles and ways of life seems to be greater tolerated in the big smoke.
And the city is oh so much more photogenic than the country.
There's something artistic about a rundown urban landscape...something beautiful about the rebellious tags splashed across the buildings...something surreal about the rugged busker strumming his guitar or playing his harmonica.
I love it. I am not a busker, or a graffiti artist. I do not wear 'out there' clothes or fit into any of the scenes that are floating around today. I am just me.
You could say I’m boring in comparison to all the others, with their big personalities and their overt creativity. But yet, the city and all of the above aspects excite me. And I am not even one of the interesting aspects of it. I am an observer, a spectator. I watch as they walk past, I photograph their individuality. They are my subjects. They bring the colour to my photographs. The city is just another of my canvas’
Well, as for blogging; I guess I will update with photographs, or whenever Interesting shows it's face in my life.