Seeing the light….again


This week was a weird week for me. I felt like every picture I took wasn’t good enough. I shot every single day, and at the end of the day I would look through all of them and I felt like I came up short for every single one of my photos. I was making stupid mistakes, and I wasn’t in the creative mindset. Not on purpose, I just didn’t have it in me this week. Maybe it was because I was mentally and physically exhausted, and I really did need to take a break, but I didn’t actually want to take one. I tried working on my second time lapse for my multimedia class but it didn’t go well. I was making so many mistakes, I wasn’t taking my time, and I was just getting really frustrated. At this point I was done with the week and wanted it to be over as quickly as possible.

Friday, I went up to Grayson Highlands with Khadejeh to hike with her while she worked on her time lapse. I decided pretty early on in the hike that I was just going to try to relax and enjoy the nice weather. At about 6:30 the light started to change and it pretty much brought me back to life. I was exhausted from hiking and climbing all day. Khadejeh kept saying it was our “second wind” because all of a sudden we had so much energy like we had just chugged three Red Bulls. The photo above was one that I took during that time. It may not be my best, and it’s definitely not my favorite, but I had fun taking it. While shooting I was reminded how much I love light. Seeing the light change on the trees, rocks, plants, and mountains was amazing and it instantly changed my outlook on this past week.



Light Assignment

“I declare, have you seen the light?” -Jerry Garcia

I was given an assignment to start a blog for my digital imaging class, and at first I thought this was going to be an easy assignment but I quickly learned that I really don’t know the first thing about blogging. Firstly, I really don’t like talking about myself, I just want to show you what I’m doing in school and leave it at that. As I’ve made my way through my first year at the¬†photography program at Randolph Community College I have quickly learned that getting out of my comfort zone is the best thing I can do for myself and my photography to create better images, so I know that I will soon learn to love blogging whether I like it or not (which I know I eventually will).

The photo above was for a light assignment for my design class, and is one of my favorite photos I took last semester. I have a whole new appreciation for light since starting this program and I only hope to continue to grow and learn not only as a photographer but as person as well throughout this incredible program. I am so excited to continue my education at RCC and share my progress with everyone.