A Sample Of My Portfolio (in Off-topic)
May 17 2006 12:19 AM EDT
May 17 2006 12:20 AM EDT
May 17 2006 12:38 AM EDT
second pic is insanely awesome but all 3 are really good
the third artwork looks spectacular! I am used to that atmosphere now since I resides within a city D:
I love black and white! :D
Nice work :) Just out of curiosity - traditional (film/chemicals/enlarger/photo paper/chemicals), or all digital?
May 17 2006 12:09 PM EDT
encore imo also, there things are made with a PC ;)
May 17 2006 3:39 PM EDT
nice work mem :) when do we get to see some more?
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.
May 18 2006 6:24 PM EDT
"Tip the Truck!"
"Illegal Immigrant Grocery Store"
"May I offer you some sherry?"
"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.]
Very cool Mem,
are you the original Dotson around these woods?
May 18 2006 8:37 PM EDT
Indeed I am.
May 18 2006 8:49 PM EDT
Way to make my pics lose even more detail, SNK!
May 19 2006 1:46 AM EDT
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?
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.
May 21 2006 1:25 PM EDT
"Through the Looking Grass"
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May 21 2006 3:53 PM EDT
really nice pics mem :8^)
Please tell me you are a deviantArt user, because if you aren't, shame shame =P
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.
Untitled is my new background, hope you don't mind. ;)
May 22 2006 11:29 AM EDT
By all means. :)
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?
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...
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:
<img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/memnot/DoesHeavenSmile.jpg" width="500" length="389" border="0" alt="Does Heaven Smile?">
I like the second better personally, the first picture looks like it may have been overexposed under the enlarger :)
Much better. It's become my new favorite of all of them so far. :)
I like the second one you posted, It's my Desktop, Thanks!
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?
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!
May 23 2006 8:20 PM EDT
Good work mem.
My favorite one is:"Through the Looking Grass"
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.
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.
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. ;)
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 ;)
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.
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)
It's quite shocking how delightful the European crossdresser is -- even in photos.
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.htm
Action taken: Clean failed : Quarantine succeeded : Access denied
Date found: Wed May 24 08:31:41 2006
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...
May 24 2006 2:43 PM EDT
That certainly is amazing photography, BM. It's no wonder she's a professional.
That, or you use firefox and aren't affected by paltry net viruses..
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