"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away." ~Eudora Welty

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September 2012 Project–Red

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For September 2012, I decided to do a project around the color red. Below are the photos that I received the most feedback from.

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My RED project on Google+ | Flickr | Facebook

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August 2012 Project–Closer

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For August 2012, I decided to do a project containing close up and macro shots for a month. On most days, I did go out and take the photo. My goal was to improve my creativity and technique in the area of macro photography. Below are the photos that I received the most feedback from.

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My CLOSER project on Google+ | Flickr | Facebook

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July 2012 Project–Shades of Grey

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In July 2012, I decided to do a project containing only black & white shots for a month. On most days, I did go out and take the photo. There were a couple of days that I did pull a photo from my archives and converted it to black & white. My goal was to improve at producing better tones and contrast in my b&w photos. Below are the photos that I received the most feedback from.

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My Shades of Grey project on  Google+ | Flickr | Facebook

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Project Idea – Colors

I was reading a book I borrowed from a friend titled 50 Photo Projects, when I came across a project that sounded pretty cool. Shooting based on color…or gathering photos that have the same “dominant” color from your library. I used the collage templates mentioned in a previous post to gather sets of photos with a similar color set.

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It is also interesting and inspiring to type different colors into the search on Flickr and explore the results.

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Projects are great for exercising creativity. I found that going through my library and grouping based on color was a worthwhile task.

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Sepia Tones in Photos

I ran across a good article from Light Stalking recently titled Why Sepia Photography Still Kicks Ass. It made me realize …there are so many ways to add a sepia tone to photos. Of course, some methods are better than others and everyone has their own opinion on what makes a better photo.

My favorite method that I have found so far is Sepia Toning action included with Photoshop. It does a pretty nice job.

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Other photos converted using the Sepia Toning action

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Below are other methods of converting to Sepia that I found in my research –

  • Method 1 – Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
  • Method 2 – Channel mixer/color filter
  • Method 3 – Adjustments and variations
  • Method 4 – Photo filter adjustment layer
  • Method 5 – Gradient map adjustment layer

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My First Major Exhibition

Last weekend, as a part of Houston Fotofest, some of my work was displayed as Jomar Visions Studio.

The series is titled “Up a Tree”. The photos included in the theme were taken all around the Houston area. The good thing about the type of shots used is they can be taken anywhere, even in your backyard. As I mention in my series statement below, there is a unique view for every tree.

Series Statement

The photos in this series were all taken around the Houston area.

I think my interest in trees stem from childhood. My mom would always take me with her to visit my Grandparents’ grave sites, and the cemetery they rested in was full of big, beautiful oak trees. Of course, as a child, she had a difficult time keeping me away from them.

I took the photos for this series in the Fall, when the leaves are saturated with color,  and Winter, when there are no leaves at all. The view I see when walking up to the trunk of a tree and looking up is unique from tree to tree. The texture of the bark, the network of limbs, the sky color all play a role in the uniqueness of the photograph.

To this day, when I see a big, beautiful oak tree, I think of the days I spent with my mom as a child.

My hope is that others will also see the uniqueness and beauty of the images in this series.

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My Full “Up a Tree” Set on Google+ | Flickr

“All life is of a past nature, photography enhances this fact.” – Patrick Summerfield

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Galveston Alleys

I recently had the opportunity to photograph Galveston’s Industrial alleyway district with great friends. There is a historic feel to the area you just can’t shake. Especially,  if you are into photographing such a subject.

Below are SOME of the shots from the day as well as a link to all of my Galveston photos.

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Full Galveston Gallery on Google+  |  Full Galveston Gallery on Flickr

iPhone shots via Instagram

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"A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into." -Ansel Adams

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