Earlier this month, I spent the weekend working at CoastCon 39, a convention in Biloxi, Mississippi. I’ve been doing social media for this convention for the past two years, as well as being an elected Member-At-Large for CoastCon, Inc.’s corporate committee for the past two years as well. I love getting pictures at conventions in general, since there’s usually some really cool things to see and look at. Not only that, the people-watching is really fun. So I figured it was a good time to try my hand at portrait photography and depth-of-field shots. I think as I go to conventions this year I’m going to work on my DOF and portrait pictures more. I really enjoyed taking these.
Back in January (over two months ago already, this year is flying past…), my mom and I had a ladies’ night out and stayed at the Southern Hotel in downtown Covington. It wasn’t like it was a faraway trip for us, but we’d been considering the idea of staying there for a few months. We checked in on a Friday night, had drinks at the hotel bar, dinner at Del Porto a block away, and then burrowed into the cozy room for the night. The next day, we woke up, had brunch at The English Tea Room (one of my favorite places there), did a bit of shopping, and then headed home that afternoon. It wasn’t a long trip, but it was a lovely one. The Southern Hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever had the chance to stay in. I remember growing up and passing up […]
I’m pretty damn proud of myself. I built a freaking camera. I built a WORKING camera. 😀 A few weeks ago, I purchased the Konstruktor SLR camera kit with accessories from Lomography. I’d been tossing around the idea of buying it since I started hanging around the Lomography website, so I finally jumped in the water and bought it. It took me about three – four hours to put everything together. I worked on the accessories (magnifying chimney hood and two extra lenses) on Friday night, and the camera itself on Saturday morning. The light chamber comes preassembled, but instructions on putting it together is included in the book, so you could feasibly take it apart and put it back together if there’s an issue. I loaded a roll of expired Fuji Superia 800 film in the camera and brought it to work to get some shots around Hammond. (Thanks […]
Photography has always piqued my interest. In college, I had a job for a few months at an Eckerd Express Photo, and went back to Eckerd’s again after moving to Metairie. A few years after being laid off, I landed a job at Lakeside Camera, one of the major professional photo labs in the New Orleans area. I was a lab tech there from 2002 to 2004. I really enjoyed working at photo labs – I’ve always been interested in photography, and seriously played with it a lot while I worked at Lakeside. As I mentioned in my last blog post, Doug’s dad gave him a Pentax Spotmatic – he gave it to him while I was working at Lakeside. I had someone take a peek at it to make sure everything was working, and it was. It’s been packed away in a camera bag since then, because I was […]