Amsterdam at Night

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I love Amsterdam at night. As soon as the sun goes down and the lights of the city come on, it has a completely different vibe. Depending on where you go, it can be peaceful to stroll along the canals and watch the lights reflect in the water. But if you are looking for more of a party vibe, the city definitely has that too. I think one of my new goals is going to be to see more of Amsterdam at night, I definitely don’t spend as much time out as I should when the city is so magical. Enjoy these few photos I managed to take at my favorite time of day!

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What is your favorite city to see at night?

Until next time x

In the Dark Room: Light Project

 

Untitled-1    The semester is finally over, aside from one exam and an essay I need to complete, but I am all about celebrating as soon as possible so…. yaaay! I am currently writing this back log of a post because I don’t want to start my seven page essay which is due in two days. Whoops once again for procrastination. This was my favorite project of the semester and I am very proud of it actually. The project was all about light, whether that be painting with light or just shadows from a tree it was your choice. I opted for night shots only and tried experimenting in a few different settings. I remember being so anxious about whether or not these photos would develop properly because I had never taken night shots with film before. Luckily, they did turn out really well, although these shots might not show it. I just quickly photographed the photos with my dslr so I can share them here, but its not the best quality. I was too lazy to scan them.

I shot two rolls of ilford delta with ISO 100. This was my first time using any film that wasn’t ISO 400 but I really liked it. I actually want to go out and try to take more night shots, especially since there are so many pretty lights around due to Christmas.Untitled-2The first thing I tried for this project was painting with light. I wanted to write something but we discovered that it is just way to hard. I usually would test shoot with my dslr first to see if they would turn out but it never looked right. That is why I opted for this infinity sign instead of the billion other things we tried.Untitled-5When my prof first told us about this project the first thing that I thought of shooting were cars driving on the highway. We have only one walkway in Kelowna that goes about the highway so that is where I headed. It was really fun shooting there and it made me want to go elsewhere in town and shoot more traffic. The patterns that cars make are really interesting. Untitled-3After these two ideas were up I didn’t know what else to shoot to use up my film and then it was like a lightbulb went on over my head. I immediately contracted Kimberly to be my model and draped a string of Christmas lights over her. Thank you Kimberly for putting up with my photography projects! I know you really hate sitting still when I am trying to make my camera focus just right.Untitled-4 1I have already had my last class of photography and I was surprisingly emotional about it. I am hoping to take another class next year when I get back from Amsterdam. But until then I will just be sharing my own photos I take on my travels (Besides the next backlog post from my photography class).

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

until next time x

Painting with Light

Painting with light was definitely my favorite year end project out of the bunch. At first I didn’t know if it would work out okay as I don’t really have that professional of a camera but the photos actually turned out better than expected.

I was trying to make a ‘T’ but it ended up looking more like a dragonfly.

Experimenting with a sparkler.

Experimenting with a lighter. The other photos didn’t turn out because the flame began flickering too much.

Christine was a huge help with this project! <3

We photographed each of the letters separately, then I put them together in photoshop. You could do it all at once but we couldn’t set the shutter speed on our camera for that long a time.

Light painting is a lot of fun! I’m looking forward to doing it again and maybe experimenting a bit more with what I can do.

Do you see the shadows or the light?

Another project from my photography class, this one I am rather proud of. Received 95% so I’m hoping soon I’ll get 100% soon? We’ll see….

This projects focus was on where the light was located in the photo and also high and low contrast. And yes, I did take pictures of a sock monkey that is falling apart and missing his tail :P

Front Light

Side Light

Back Light

High and low contrast