my life in pictures

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Through the window of the TARDIS June 19, 2012

Filed under: Photography — hogwartsphotographer @ 9:25 pm

A what-I-call photo experiment, for a project I’m doing with a friend. She’s looking out at the universe, through the window of her best friend’s spaceship.


Phoneography! April 19, 2012

Filed under: Photography — hogwartsphotographer @ 1:17 pm

So. I have recently become an avid fan of Phoneography. I first came across this term on Photojojo, and the idea didn’t really appeal to me at first. A few weeks ago, though, I decided to download a photography app to my Android (RetroCamera). I tried it out, and was amazed. Basically, I went OMG THESE PHOTOS LOOK AMAZING WHY DIDN’T I EVER TRY THIS BEFORE?! Yeah, I liked it. I explored all the different cameras available on the app, and settled on one I liked. Here’s one of the first photos I took with the app:

ImageThis is simply a photo of the pen-slot on my Wacom tablet. I like it, because it makes something as ordinary as a tablet look rather mysterious.

Some more photos:


Image1. My beloved Polaroid.

2. When I showed this to my mother, she told me it looked like something that had to do with time travel. I agree!

3. We stopped at a gas station a few weeks ago on a trip, and we were near an airport.

4. A simple glass of ginger ale.

So, yes, I have become quite the fan of this type of photography, and look forward to experimenting further with it!


December Diptychs December 2, 2011

Filed under: Photography — hogwartsphotographer @ 10:40 pm

Ah! It’s been so long since I’ve written anything! My apologies. But I have something to write about every day this month! Hooray. Yesterday, I started a photo project for December with one of my best friends, who is a photographer as well, and excellent at it. Each day in December we’re both taking a picture that corresponds with a theme we came up with, and then combining the two photos into a diptych. I’m very excited. So, without further ado, here is our diptych for December 1:



Homeschoolers Know How to Party October 30, 2011

Filed under: Life,Photography — hogwartsphotographer @ 11:23 pm

So, yeah, last night was one of the best nights of my life.

One of my school friends hosted a Halloween-ish party. I say
‘ish’ because it wasn’t really celebrating Halloween, but it was really near
and we dressed up and stuff. And my gosh…we danced. And danced. And danced. So much epic music.

And this is how we dance. Lots of jumping around, arm-waving, hair-swinging and such. I had no idea what I was doing most of the time, and I’m sure I looked a little strange at times. But I don’t care.

Eventually someone put on Journey and we all sang Don’t Stop Believin’ at the top of our lungs. Also, one of my friends requested Lady Gaga’s Poker Face, and we had a blast dancing and singing along to that. The party started around 7, and we were still dancing, a lot, at 10:30. And then our tired little legs started to get sore from jumping around so much. But then the music started up again, and we were back at it. We eventually collapsed in the car to go home at 11:30. So sore. So, so sore. But so happy and elated, because of the amazing party. Best living room party EVER. EVERRRR. And, pretty much, I have the best friends. EVER.

And we really know how to dance.


old cameras are awesome. September 28, 2011

Filed under: Photography — hogwartsphotographer @ 9:33 pm

This camera, the Contessa-Nettel Fiduca, has been in my house, unopened, for around 18 years. I think it had been at my dad’s parents’ before it was at our house. My parents and I had tried to open it before, but couldn’t figure it out and we were slightly afraid we would break it trying.

Recently, though, my parents were able to open it. My mom showed me it as soon as they opened it, and I was so happy/excited/freaked out. I had seen cameras like these before in photos, and I think my friend has one sort of like it. I was really happy to have one actually in my house.

I really love old cameras. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t around to use cameras like them. They are just so artistically and creatively made. So detailed. I really wish I could have seen someone developing the film after they carefully took a shot, carefully because once it’s taken, there’s no going back on it. I wish I could have seen the expression on someone’s face as they finished developing the photo, and they saw a little bit of real life, on a little sheet of paper; something they had seen, and was real and living, was now captured forever in an unmoving, unchanging, photograph.

So yeah, old cameras are just pretty awesome. (: