Project 366: Week 17

The weather hasn’t helped us get out more than we would have liked but that hasn’t stopped the cameras from leaving the house and capturing the world! Here are our photos for week 17 of Project 366. As always, let us know what you think in the comments.

April 22, 2012

Rainy Sunday by Jen Gallardo

Stuffed Animal by Anthony J. Merced

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DIY Photography

I don’t think people pick up a camera with a feeling of dread — most of the time, that’s on the side of people being photographed — but rather, people pick up cameras (or smartphones, as data from Flickr suggests) to express themselves. And when it comes to self expression, there is always room for creativity. Perhaps this is why the popular photosharing app Instagram was recently acquired by Facebook for $1 billion.

But let’s say you don’t like the filters Instagram offers you? Like I said, there is always room for creativity — there are lots of DIY (do-it-yourself) tips for better expressing yourself with the photos you take. Here are a few tips:

Pink and Black and White by Jen Gallardo

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Project 366: Week 16

This past week we hit the road to the nation’s capital! As a result, this group of photos is a mix of shots taken both in Washington DC and New York. As always, let us know which photos are your favorites in the comments.

April 15, 2012

Decisive Moment by Jen Gallardo

95 and Young by Anthony J. Merced

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24 Exposures, or maybe 36

Table Setting by Jen Gallardo

Last week, I wrote about how we photographers should all take a step back and slow down. Well, at least as far as how many photos we take. I know that I’m often guilty of over-snapping where I take far too many photos than I need to, simply because I can.

As a result, I decided to put my money where my mouth is and give myself the challenge. I knew I had a good friend’s party to attend and decided I’d start there. I planned ahead that I would go to my friend’s party with the intent of only taking 24 photos, even though the 4 gigabyte card in my camera can obviously far exceed that. The idea was about limiting myself to carefully selected shots.

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Understanding the Bio-Pic Upgrade

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If aliens decided to visit planet earth and landed in California, one of the first questions they’d ask is what is this placed called Hollywood? If these fictional aliens came to us knowing the English language and if I had the opportunity to meet them my explanation would go something like this:

“Hollywood is a place unlike any other on planet Earth. It is a place where dreams are brought to life for the rest of the world to consume. The people that live there are obsessed with taking all that is ugly in the world, wrapping it in a ball of beauty and entertainment so that the rest of the world accepts that life is hard but never lets go of the basic belief that anything is possible.”

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Project 366: Week 15

The weather is getting warmer and our pictures are moving out of the dark rooms into the bright sunlight. Let us know which ones are your favorites this week.

April 8, 2012

Photo Editing by Jen Gallardo

Yankee Pride by Anthony J. Merced

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Click, Click, Click and Click

Have you ever been around someone taking pictures and all you hear is “click, click, click, click”?  Or “click, click, click, clack, click, click”?

Ghosts of Grand Central by Jen Gallardo

The “clicking” that you hear is the shutter of the camera opening to allow in light and then closing once the designated length of time it was asked to be open has been fulfilled.  Hearing this over and over means that many shots are being recorded in succession.  This type of “rapid fire” shooting is often a feature of newer digital cameras.  Higher end cameras will tout the capability to capture a ridiculous number of shots per second.  But does taking photos need to be a race?

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Project366: Week 14

As we’ve probably mentioned by now, the both challenging and exhilarating (but mostly challenging…) part of a full year project is that it just never stops! We look forward to hearing what you think about this past week’s photos in the comments below the last photo.

April 1, 2012

Post-Party by Jen Gallardo

Dirty Keyboard by Anthony J. Merced

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Shooting in the Rain

it has been raining ALL day by Jen Gallardo

Traditionally, April showers bring May flowers. And as we learned not that long ago, liquids and cameras don’t mix. So what is a photographer to do when it’s raining?! Improvise! Here are some tips to help you get out of the funk on a rainy day.

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Project 366: Week 13

It’s week 13 and as the weather warms up more interesting things seem to fall in front of our cameras. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of this week’s batch.

March 25, 2012

Party Memories by Jen Gallardo

Sunday Scrubbing by Anthony J. Merced

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