Like every other basic-white-girl with an Instagram, I like taking photos. I'm bad at the hashtags part, but catch me outside scaling a tree for the perfect shot. In high school, I made all my friends model for my ~*~artsy~*~ photos that were inevitably murdered by an over-dependence on filters and stickers. I got a few decent shots along the way, my favorites coming from my mother's old film camera. Around college I dropped the hobby, only trying for those gorgeous photos when I went to New Zealand. Actually, what with New Zealand, California, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey, 2015 had been a good year in photos. I experimented with my basic digital camera and smart-phone until I had enough pictures of mountains and trees and far-off cities to treat my wanderlust the following semester.
It'd been a while since I've picked up a camera even to photograph things for myself. I've got a new DSLR though--my first--and discovering photography as a means of expression has been a lot of fun so far. In both traditional and digital painting I enjoy playing with colors; this preference of mine definitely transferred into my picture-taking, as you can see above. I know that in the past I tried to make my photos' colors as vibrant as possible, and I think a challenge for my photography is to not rely so much on stark contrast the way I do for my paintings.
Anyway, I'll let the rambling stop short.
Here are a few photos I've taken just as practice. I don't have any stunning cliff-sides or mountain peaks to document, but I guess these are a bit more my everyday life...