It took us a while to finally post these, but here are the last two photos Anthony and I took in the year 2012. As always, this daily project was an adventure wrought with lots of challenges — but we managed to thrive. We are looking forward to challenging ourselves in new ways in 2013. Keep an eye out for our first group of photos from 2013 next week!
December 30, 2012
Santa’s in a Tree by Jen Gallardo
Places I’ve Visited by Anthony J. Merced
Christmas finally arrived this week and we spent much of the time eating, as you’ll see below! We also spent a lot of time playing with gifts we received and, of course, having a good time with family and friends as well. We hope your holiday was joyous and well-catered! As always, let us know which photos are your favorites in the comments area below this post.
December 23, 2012
Handmade Card by Jen Gallardo
Kid Toys by Anthony J. Merced
At this point, we reached the holiday home stretch! Christmas cards were mailed out, some gifts were exchanged and preparations were made for vacation time. Let us know which photos were your favorites in the comments below.
December 16, 2012
Waiting on a Train by Jen Gallardo
Across the Street by Anthony J. Merced
We spent a lot of time this week picking up packages at the post office in preparation for the exchange of gifts at holiday parties throughout the following weeks. Hopefully your packages were all received in time! Let us know which photos you enjoyed most in the comments below.
December 9, 2012
Christmas Lights by Jen Gallardo
Sleeping Santa by Anthony J. Merced
During this week, we celebrated Anthony’s birthday and began preparing for Christmas. We also began shooting a short film which we hope to share here at some point very soon in 2013. As always, let us know which photos are your favorites in the comments below!
December 2, 2012
Birthday Cheesecake by Jen Gallardo
Birthday Photo by Anthony J. Merced
Tis the season and this week really showed it. Christmas trees, lights and decorations abound as everyone in the city is seemingly gearing up for the holidays. Take a look at our photos and let us know which holiday-themed photos are your favorites.
November 25, 2012
O Christmas Tree by Jen Gallardo
Hallway Light by Anthony J. Merced
This week’s photos reminded us of all the things we are thankful for: good health, great family and the beautiful falling foliage around us. What are you grateful for? Let us know in the comments below.
November 18, 2012
Enlarging by Jen Gallardo
WB Music by Anthony J. Merced
Winter is coming, but we’ve chosen to hang on to autumn as much as possible. This week’s photos are a mix of indoor shots when it has been cold outside and outdoor shot when it has been sunny and fairly warm. As always, let us know which shots are your favorites in the comments below.
November 11, 2012
Beautiful Blondie by Jen Gallardo
Morning Love by Anthony J. Merced
My current headshot was actually a self-portrait.
There are lots of reasons why you might need a good photo of yourself. From online dating profiles to graduate school applications, having a decent photo will come in handy more times than you can imagine. Lately, I’ve found that my headshot (which I happened to very randomly capture on my own) has been something I have been using more and more.
In a world where there are lots of women with my exact same name, it’s nice to have a photo that sets me apart. If you are looking for me online and spot a photo of me wearing my glasses alongside my big curly hair, you know that’s my profile and not some other Jen with my last name.
All this said, getting nice photos of yourself is typically synonymous with paying lots of money. While you can definitely get really nice headshots taken by a photographer (with appropriate retouching in case you are sporting a zit you’d rather not be seen with), you can also take one yourself if you follow a few simple tips:
1. Don’t use your iPad (or other tablet device…)
You don’t want to be that person. But seriously, do consider using your smartphone if you are lucky enough to possess one with a higher megapixel camera. Both Android and iOS devices have a wealth of apps that you can choose from for snapping your photo. Though, if you have a decent digital camera, you can use that too. It can even be a point-and-shoot — some of my favorite photos were taken on fairly old Minolta and Nikon digital point-and-shoot cameras. Continue reading
Week 45 brings us indoors for photo opportunities to avoid the cold. Check out what we were able to find without going too far.
November 4, 2012
Shoes Off by Jen Gallardo
Sunday Cleaning by Anthony J. Merced