A Sample Of My Portfolio (in Off-topic)

Mem May 17 2006 12:19 AM EDT

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

[T]Vestax May 17 2006 12:20 AM EDT


QBsutekh137 May 17 2006 12:38 AM EDT


Dragon Slayer May 17 2006 12:45 AM EDT

second pic is insanely awesome but all 3 are really good

RomanceJunkieItami May 17 2006 1:09 AM EDT

the third artwork looks spectacular! I am used to that atmosphere now since I resides within a city D:

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 17 2006 11:10 AM EDT

I love black and white! :D

QBBarzooMonkey May 17 2006 12:06 PM EDT

Nice work :) Just out of curiosity - traditional (film/chemicals/enlarger/photo paper/chemicals), or all digital?

AdminShade May 17 2006 12:09 PM EDT

encore imo also, there things are made with a PC ;)

Adminedyit [Superheros] May 17 2006 3:39 PM EDT

nice work mem :) when do we get to see some more?

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 17 2006 5:10 PM EDT

Beautiful, Mem!

Mem May 17 2006 5:21 PM EDT

For those of you that think I made any of that stuff with any kind of digital equipment I'd have to say to you that you are dead wrong. Picture #2 is simply steel wool on fire at the end of a wire that I was swinging around. I call it 'Firewire'.

As soon as I get around to scanning a few of the others I will post them. They aren't quite as good as these three, but they're good stuff.

It's been real nice to get a chance to work in an actual dark room, although the process is extremely tedious. I printed 'Firewire' at least twenty times before it came out right. And it still isn't as good as I'd have liked it (see: slanting top of photo). The real kicker is that it takes about 10 minutes to make one print. I've spent a lot of time under the red lights just trying not to rip out all of my hair.

*Disclaimer* Do not go out and try to reproduce 'Firewire'. It is very dangerous, and most likely not legal.

Mem May 18 2006 6:24 PM EDT

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

"Tip the Truck!"

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

"Illegal Immigrant Grocery Store"

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

"May I offer you some sherry?"

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

"Me, Three, and Triangles"

They definitely have potential, but I still have to do reprints on all but the third one. If you have a trained eye you will know why. I wish you could all see the actual photo paper. Scanning it doesn't do it justice. Oh well. Enjoy!

[SNK3R Edit: Refitted image size down for forums.]

LayWaste-[bA May 18 2006 8:22 PM EDT

Very cool Mem,
are you the original Dotson around these woods?

Mem May 18 2006 8:37 PM EDT

Indeed I am.

{CB1}Lukeyman May 18 2006 8:44 PM EDT

I am Spartacus!

Mem May 18 2006 8:49 PM EDT

Way to make my pics lose even more detail, SNK!

QBsutekh137 May 19 2006 1:46 AM EDT

Yay, captions!

Maelstrom May 19 2006 1:56 AM EDT

Great photos! I don't have much of an eye for art (my brother got that), but I like 'em. Do you do it just as a hobby, do you sell the occasional photo, or are you a professional photographer?

And why are they all links to the Photobucket homepage? Did you mean to link to larger versions?

Mem May 19 2006 9:48 AM EDT

These are actually for a class I'm taking. As far as the links to photobucket go, I'm just lazy and prefer to copy and paste the html that photobucket provides rather that type my own.

Mem May 21 2006 1:25 PM EDT

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

"Through the Looking Grass"

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


[SNK3R Edit: Refitted image size down for forums.]

Adminedyit [Superheros] May 21 2006 3:53 PM EDT

really nice pics mem :8^)

QBPixel Sage May 21 2006 6:21 PM EDT

Please tell me you are a deviantArt user, because if you aren't, shame shame =P

Mem May 22 2006 1:35 AM EDT

Presently, I am not a deviantART user. It looks from an cursory viewing that I shall have to remedy that though.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 22 2006 1:37 AM EDT


LayWaste-[bA May 22 2006 2:53 AM EDT

Untitled is my new background, hope you don't mind. ;)

Mem May 22 2006 11:29 AM EDT

By all means. :)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 22 2006 11:30 AM EDT


Mem May 23 2006 2:05 PM EDT

Alright, I need some help. Do you like this one better? Or the one before? I need your input by the end of the night because I turn my portfolio in tomorrow!

Does Heaven Smile?

Does Heaven Smile?

I did use a photo editing program to make this one look a little lighter than it showed up when I scanned it, but it's even slightly lighter than that on the actual print. Also, this one is an 8" X 10" instead of a 4" X 5", which "Untitled" is.

If someone would be so kind as to inform me what html tags to use to link my picture back to the source then I could provide you with a larger picture to look at... The better for viewing, my pretty...

Maelstrom May 23 2006 2:19 PM EDT

I like "Does Heaven Smile?" more :)

To make the picture link to the original, you would just add a hyperlink around the image code, for example:

<a href="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/memnot/DoesHeavenSmile.jpg">
<img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/memnot/DoesHeavenSmile.jpg" width="500" length="389" border="0" alt="Does Heaven Smile?">

velvetpickle May 23 2006 2:19 PM EDT

I like the second better personally, the first picture looks like it may have been overexposed under the enlarger :)

QBBarzooMonkey May 23 2006 2:23 PM EDT

Much better. It's become my new favorite of all of them so far. :)

{CB1}Lukeyman May 23 2006 2:41 PM EDT

I like the second one you posted, It's my Desktop, Thanks!

Mem May 23 2006 3:15 PM EDT

Link to Does Heaven Smile?

Ok, I have a few more I can show off as well, but they aren't going to be in my portfolio. If you like any of these pictures you're more than welcome to them, including those in the portfolio.

Will You Fill My Harp?

Will You Fill My Harp?







Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I got bored of doing things the hard way, so all the firewire pics just link to photobucket. Don't click those. The rest of them you can click and it'll take you to a larger version of the picture. If you want a larger version of any of the firewire pics then just send me a chatmail. I'd be more than happy to send you the file via email. Enjoy!

Elros May 23 2006 8:20 PM EDT

Good work mem.
My favorite one is:"Through the Looking Grass"

AdminNightStrike May 23 2006 10:46 PM EDT

To answer your question on the smiling heaven topic, it depends on what you're going for. The first one is angrier, while the second is more depressing.

QBPixel Sage May 23 2006 11:50 PM EDT

I hope you don't mind some constructive criticism.

First, the images of the... spark plasma whatever things are terrific. The angle on them is rather nice. Simple idea for a pic, executed very well.

Now, this comment is for your pictures in general. The pictures in general are overly dark, and details don't really show through well. It almost looks like you're going for a black/white iPod commercial, but didn't quite make it. However, take this with a grain of salt, as you may be adding an effect to the picture I'm unaware of.

Mem May 24 2006 1:14 AM EDT

This was all for a class I'm taking, therefore the prints have all been geared towards fulfilling class criteria. My instructors haven't ceased stressing contrast, and the best way to get contrast is with real dark areas and real light areas, at least when you're working in black and white. That being said, the pictures are actually lighter than what is represented in their digital counterparts, if only slightly. Slightly can make or break a picture though. I know. It's a very tedious thing working under the red lights. I've tried my best in the month I got to learn what they taught me, and considering I just started this class, and film photography, only 25 days ago, I think what I did is satisfactory. I'm very glad that some of you like it, but I really hope my instructors are as impressed. I'll let you all know as soon as I get my grade. ;)

QBPixel Sage May 24 2006 1:54 AM EDT

I hope everything turns out well. Good luck!

Here is an example of amazing photography

You can view the guy's work here

Maelstrom May 24 2006 8:01 AM EDT

Actually Pixel, I prefer Mem's photos to those - they're too bright and happy :)

But Mem, it wouldn't hurt for you to brighten things up a little bit ;)

Mem May 24 2006 8:20 AM EDT

That guy wouldn't get a very good grade in my class. There is very little definition between the cheek and the negative space. It's a very good shot, but that's not what my class is geared towards.

QBBarzooMonkey May 24 2006 10:18 AM EDT

That's not amazing photography - very good, but not amazing. This is amazing photography

(I won't mention that I worked with her for a few years or that she's a personal friend, because then you would think my opinion was biased :P)


QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 24 2006 10:23 AM EDT

It's quite shocking how delightful the European crossdresser is -- even in photos.

Tezmac May 24 2006 10:34 AM EDT

Be careful with that link BarzooMonkey, for some reason it set off my Norton AV...

Scan type: Real time Protection Scan
Event: Virus Found!
Virus name: Download.Trojan
File: C:\Documents and Settings\tezmac\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\WJ4DMDEP\index[6].htm
Location: Quarantine
Computer: tezmac
User: tezmac
Action taken: Clean failed : Quarantine succeeded : Access denied
Date found: Wed May 24 08:31:41 2006

QBBarzooMonkey May 24 2006 10:42 AM EDT

Oops - sorry about that - it came up clean for me, but that could be because of the company network's razor-sharp virus-killing software...

Mem May 24 2006 2:43 PM EDT

That certainly is amazing photography, BM. It's no wonder she's a professional.

AdminNightStrike May 26 2006 3:41 AM EDT

That, or you use firefox and aren't affected by paltry net viruses..
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