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You grab good looking people and shoot them in the snow! My good friend needed some shots for some things he’s looking into.
So we had some fun shooting around the sunset. It’s always easy to shoot photogenic people…
Yea, I did some harsh edits. But I have almost 80 shots that are worth editing. So I have a lot of different styles I want to play with.
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Well, after a semester’s worth of blogging on a self-hosted domain to no avail, I am back to the grind of WordPress. Pumping out pictures, commenting, responding -the usual. There’s something to be said about getting into that rhythm. You either love it or hate it. I fall into the former category, obviously.
Anyways, here’s one shot of many shots from my Thanksgiving break in Maine. This church is actually a basilica, the only one in the far North (I think after New York?) It’s on the National Register of Historic Places.
I shot this with a Canon 18-55mm kit lens because I wanted the 18mm to do its job. I did some basic adjustments to highlights and shadows, but I was quite surprised that I got away with shooting this mid-afternoon. I mean, Maine really is far up north. It was getting dark earlier than down here in Philadelphia by a good 20-30 minutes. So I think that allowed for me to get a quasi-softer, evening light at an earlier hour.
I keep struggling with getting the angles straight. I think this is because I chose not to use Lightroom’s lens correction. Therefore, it was difficult choosing the correct plain that I wanted the image to be straightened in relationship to…so now that the image is on here, I admit it’s not straight…
I was throwing around the possibility about wasting (not spending) money to try Squarespace because I didn’t want to work hard enough with WordPress’ interface.
But after sitting down and finding some patience, I got something that I can say I am proud of!
Go ahead and check it out! (click the pic or here) I haven’t completely uploaded all the shots that I thought were “portfolio status.” But I really like the theme; clean and minimal is always preferable in my book.
I most especially wanted a link that would come back here to my blog. I don’t know why I didn’t realize that option earlier within the menu tab. But I figured it out after clicking around a LOT.
I went ahead and deleted roughly a gigabyte’s worth of posts. I am psycho. But it was all for a reason.
I want to use this blog now since my semester is wrapping up. I have so much love on this blog when it’s active! So why not?
When I imported my HDR Photoblog, which I was doing for a class, the import mixed up some of my images and posts. So certain things didn’t line up correctly. Deleting them made sense, even though I had written the equivalent of a small book on my trial and tribulations with HDR. But I realized that without anyone actually having viewed my work, what was the point of keeping these old posts?
So now, I am deleting all the images on the other domain so that I can set up a portfolio/official website!
The Jack Viere Photography page is also getting all those Instagram-cropped shots off. Everything is going where it ought to.
Wish me luck on reconstructing my stuff…
The class that I was photoblogging for is coming to an end. That means I reimported my blog back to this spot! Now I can get back in touch with all you lovely people! (It was not really preferable to be writing on a WordPress template on a self-hosted domain. Not as much traffic, not as much space!)
So after I write three papers and get through one final, I will be posting regularly back on the WordPress-hosted site!