today i was thinking about the photographs that i have taken. if i could only pick a few, which ones would i chose that makes me not only seem like a better photographer than i really am, but also represents the type of photography i want to do in the future? i couldn't/can't decided at all. then i started thinking about food and my food blog. i haven't looked at that blog in forever. ireallywanttoeatsomeofthatfood and not the food i've been eating. whenever i look at food pictures (there has to be a better word for that...food photography sounds wrong too) i always think of how much i love photographing food and how i want to do it more, but then when i'm actually photographing food it's like oooahhhhhh this is so hardddd i can't do thisssss why am i doing thissss???? but that was awhile ago, so maybe i should give it a shot again?
so right now i am trying not to work because i know i'm not going to get paid for it, but i'm having a really difficult time resisting. so i thought i'd try to write a decent post instead.
yesterday i photographed a family of 25. that is a lot of people.
everyday for lunch at zion ponderosa they serve cookies. most of the time they're way overdone and definitely not soft. but i still eat them. they probably have drugs in them or something, and that's why i still eat them even when they're gross.
and now i've remembered why i never write on this blog. i just am not a writer.
i realized that i start a lot of things out with "so."
so...i need business cards and a website. and money to pay for both. and clients to make both worthwhile. and photo skills to be able to get clients.
so today while i was cleaning cabins i saw about four ipods, and it made my thoughts float in the direction of i-really-want-an-ipod. if i had an ipod i would listen to music and books all the time and the boring parts of life wouldn't be so boring. that seems like a pretty good justification for buying one, right?
or i could just say i have to have one because everyone else has one.
so i figure it's about time that i explain what i'm doing this summer. most people who read this already know, so that's why i haven't posted anything so far about my summer.
right now i'm working at zion ponderosa ranch resort. it's right on the east border of zion national park. i'm working as the photographer, but i'm also doing housekeeping because i don't have enough to keep me busy. or so they say. it's a little complicated, but hopefully things will get sorted out soon.
so anyway, if you happen to be staying at zion ponderosa, you should put me to work! i take group pictures and pictures of people having fun doing activities, and i'm supposed to be running around taking random pictures that just might include you.
last weekend i traveled to southern utah where i am currently residing. on the way, i stopped at alyssa's house and stayed for a few days. prom was not very long ago and her and others wanted some pictures. melody came over and did alyssa's hair and makeup, and then i took some photos!:
so i went to new york two weeks ago with the photography department at byu. i really didn't take very many pictures. here are a few:
so the second day i was in ny i was standing, listening to a photographer give a presentation. and then i fainted. the floor was cement. i spent 5 hours in the hospital. nothing is wrong with me. and yes, i had breakfast, and no, i don't faint a lot.
i'm sitting in the library trying to pretend like i'm working on a paper.
after about two minutes of working, i've all of a sudden become so very tired....
it's a good thing ariel is sitting across from me and can't see what i'm doing, otherwise she might chastise me. i'm also considering giving up and just playing solitaire....except my paper is due on mondayyy....
in my b&w film photography class we've recently been given a lot of assignments that are weird and require pre-thought. for example, using the whole roll of film to make a picture, double exposure, etc.
my ability to pre-visualize anything is about zero. plus i can't come up with great concept ideas. mostly, i just shoot and hope it turns out. maybe this is why i have problems.
example--what is this?:
also, i just spilled nail polish on my esc button. crap.
i really don't have a big problem with family portraits. in fact, i think pictures of your family are some of the most important pictures that can be taken.
also, it's cute when everyone is matching.
on another note, i signed up for housing for next fall. cassie, ariel, alexis, hannah, and i are going to be living in the riviera. (now would be a really bad time to leave a comment saying how awful the riviera is...)
i like families, but i despise family portraits. to me, it just seems like a big contest to see how many people can possible be shoved into a photo. which scares me greatly. even if there are just say...four people, it's still scary. but this time, it's their matching white shirts and jeans that scare me.
so it just occurred to me that there may be some people who are reading this who have a website but it isn't on my sidebar. if you're not on my sidebar, it's not because i hate you. it's just because at some point in time i lost your address or you never post anything so i stopped looking at your blog or something like that. i don't hate you, trust me. so if you want me to put you on my sidebar, just leave a comment with your address. that's all.
i took trevor's missionary picture in september, and jericho's picture yesterday. trevor is in the mtc right now and in april will be going to chicago. it kinda bothers me how similar the two pictures are. obviously i stick to the same poses.
i had forgotten this picture existed until just recently, so i figured i'd post it too. do i have a small face..or does trevor have a large face? hmm.....(taken by jericho):
ok, so i've finally found a design for my blog that i'm really really happy with. hopefully i will keep this design for a long time...i especially like how it looks like i'm taking a picture of you as you read my blog... :)