Scanning Negatives

Last Friday in class we learnt how to scan negatives! Which is very useful, I am very excited to be able to scan my negatives from now on. Here are a few photos from my roll, the theme I shot was Wolseley.


DT 13.2 Blogging Non-School-Related Photos

During the holidays I had three weeks off, and it sure flew by! I was busy almost every day and enjoyed every minute.

The first week off Lisa and I drove out to Carman, Manitoba to visit Andrea in her home town and take picture for many of our projects. Andrea was our tour guide and showed us many sights in the area. We saw an old brick factory that was closed in 1953, the Hydro windmills and many country landscapes! It was a very enjoyable day and we hope to go back next summer.

I was able to spend lots of quality time with many of my friends over the break. Whether it was coffee, beers or shopping it was great catching up.

My Mom and I went on a small road trip out to Deloraine, Manitoba to drop off and pick up Christmas presents at my Auntie Mary's. We got to spend some time with my Auntie Mary, Uncle Doug and visit my Grandma who lives in the same town. It was a fantastic trip since I got to take photos the whole way out and back for my projects. I especially love the photo above which doesn't have a place within any of my projects.

I hosted a potluck at my place in Wolseley. Many of my friends came and there was sooo much good food. I made my specialty, spinach dip. My friends Rebecca and Ezra brought their son Leif who just learn how to walk and was very amazed at all our Christmas ornaments.

The worst part of my holiday was getting my final wisdom tooth out. Many people can't believe I actually took photos of my tooth after it was out, but how could I not?!

For Christmas I went home to my parents in Oakbank for a few days. It was great spending time with my parents and exchanging gifts. This year we decided to switch up regular Christmas dinner of turkey and potatoes for a mexican theme dinner. It was delicious and I was so satisfied.

December 29th I spent the afternoon with my good friend Sean Cushnie, at Phase II Tattoo Studio on Henderson, who tattooed me for four long hours. Big thanks to Sean for an incredible job!

Not only am I great friends with the guys at Phase II Tattoo Studio on Henderson but I work there on Saturdays at the front desk. The photo above is one I took at the shop during my last shift.

A few friends and I got together to take pictures out in St. Norbert. I love taking photos with my girl friends because they always let me take portraits, which is my favorite kind of photography to shoot.

One of my favorite things to do is shopping at thrift stores. I was very lucky this holiday and actually went to 6 different thrift stores! I found some of my best finds, including a record player, many good records, a very old fold out Polaroid camera, another Polaroid camera that was newer BUT WITH FILM IN IT! I was so excited! Also many other treasures.

It was a very successful holiday! :)


Trip to Deloraine

Last weekend my Mom and I head out to Deloraine, Manitoba to drop off, and pick up, some Christmas gifts from my aunt and uncle. On the way out we stopped at Morris MCC Thrift Store where we found a polaroid camera with film still in it! My Mom bought it, another polaroid camera that was much older and a record player for my Christmas present! I can’t wait for Christmas to be able to shoot polaroids and listen to my record player! :)

We made time to visit my Grandma who also lives in Deloraine and I don’t see enough. She is 93 and I was lucky enough to shoot a few portraits of her for my projects and personal photos. I of course shot photos the whole way there and back. Here are some photos from our journey:


The Fyxx Christmas Party

One of my best friends, Lisa, works at The Fyxx on Albert Street. She invited me to her Christmas party the weekend before last, which I was pleased to attend. (Thanks for bringing my Lisa. I had fun:)

A few random shots.


The Smiths

On Saturday afternoon I met up with Jeff and his three boys, Robert, William and Xavier at Assiniboine Park. We walked around for a while and the boys found many different places to stand, sit and climb on for pictures. I had a great time and all three of the boys were fantastic to photograph.

Also big thanks to Jaime for tagging along and helping out!



This past Sunday I took some portraits of a delightful and energetic little girl named Grace. We met up at the Festival of Trees & Lights at Assiniboine Park, where Grace ran from tree to tree to look at all the Christmas ornaments. I enjoyed chasing Grace around trying to catch a shot of her radiant smile.

Here are a few photos from out shoot:


Colour Block

For Creative Imaging our project was to shoot four different colours isolated in four different shots, as well as one with a harmonious colour relationship and one with complimentary colours. I enjoyed this project and would love to experiment with these kinds of shots in the future.

My first color is red. I use a red wooden figure I have for drawing. I did a close crop concentrating on the color and texture. I feel the red in this image makes it very warm, maybe even hot looking, strong and dominant compared to the other colors.

My second colour is orange. The light is very dramatic which shows lots of tones of orange from a solid coloured juice jug. The image feels extremely warm to me and reminds me of orange juice, also of a brilliant sunset when all the clouds turn orange and pink.

Third is the colour yellow, which I found a bright yellow vase at my Aunts and knew it was going to replace a picture I had already taken for yellow. I did a close up abstract shot of the vase and am very happy with the image. We were taught in class that yellow is symbolic of joy, happiness and richness and I agree and feel this image gives a strong feeling of joy. Yellow is so bright and cheerful.

My fourth colour was green. I shot a green wine bottle from a higher view looking down. I feel the colour in this image gives a feeling of calm, fresh and purity. I especially like the color of green in this bottle and how it shows darker to lighter depending on how transparent it is in areas.

For my harmonious colour relationship I did warm colour with pencil crayons. I love the colours of red, orange and yellow together, it always catches me eye. I feel they give a strong feeling of energy and warmth.

For complimentary colours I used tattoo inks and chose red and green. I feel complimentary colours are strange together but do work together if used appropriately, especially for something like logo design. The combo I did gives me a feeling of warmth and cool.

Colours definitely can set a mood or help express a feeling if intentional or not. If it's a cold lonely feeling blue or a warm cozy orange it effects how we respond to an image and how it makes us feel.