Journal

DCAD

Last week I took part in the Delaware College of Art and Design’s young artists program. I had done a similar program at SCAD last summer and thought it was great, so I applied for several more this year. Luckily, since these programs tend to be quite pricey, DCAD offered me a full scholarship to attend which I happily accepted!
Each student did a drawing class and an elective of their choice, I of course did photography. I’ve only ever worked with digital photography techniques and this course focused on only film so I was really excited to learn the whole magical process.
I discovered how it all worked, what it’s like to spool film in the dark, work in a dark room, and that there’s a lot of little steps to the process. I honestly loved it all and thought it was such a great experience w…

Bottles

I currently have a photo up titled simply “Bottles”. This photo is exciting for me not only because its demonstrating a style a little different from what I usually do, but also because it has become the inspiration for my final art project for junior year in my pre-AP art class.
Our last project was almost entirely up to us, with the guidelines that it should reflect the progress we’ve made this year, and represent where we want to take our artwork next year. It is centered around the term Sankofa from the Akan language, that roughly means “to go back and return”. We were meant to go back and look at this year and take it with us to move forward.
Two thirds of the way through the time we had to work on it I was still mulling around the art room completely devoid of ideas and when I had s…

My First Art Show!

I have been so incredibly busy lately. Between work, school, and theater I have to go nonstop to make sure all my bases are covered, and I’m going to be throwing tennis in the mix too soon enough. That said I haven’t had a shred of time to work on my photography or take any new pictures, but I am trying to work it in somehow. What’s great is that a wonderful photographic event has wedged itself into my schedule and I could not be more thrilled……

This Friday I’m going to have a reception at a local hair salon that is displaying my photographs in the first installment of its series of local artists. My family and I have known the owner for years and watched him develop his own vibrant salon. This is my first solo show and the work will be in a very public place frequented by many different p

Finally got my DSLR!!

Today was a fantastic day! I finally got my DSLR! It’s been a long time coming and I’m so happy to finally have it. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift, then a birthday gift, then a Confirmation gift, and always got postponed.
Yesterday I sat down with my dad and we worked things out and found a great model for a really great price at Sam’s Club. Luckily my uncle is a member and we were able to purchase it today, and although its all still so new, I can tell I’m going to have a great time with it. I purchased a Nikon D3100. I can’t wait to try every feature out! :)

DSLR

Right now I have a Sony point and shoot camera. Its able to give me some good shots, but I’ve been wanting to get a DSLR to expand my camera taking possibilities. I’m pretty new to the whole sea of options, but I have a grasp on some basic things that I want. I’m thinking about Nikon or Cannon, 12+ megapixels, and I don’t really have a need for a video mode. One of the things that confuses me most is the titles of all of these cameras. Is the a difference between a D700 and D90? or an XSi or T3? If you have a camera that you love and have gotten great results with, I’d love to hear about it. Also, any knowledge or info that can be offered on how to make heads or tails of all this is greatly appreciated!! Thanks :)

My Future

I’ll start with some good news. My town’s conservation commission has been holding photo contests for each season this year, and you are allowed to enter up to 2 for your division. I won 2nd and 3rd place for Fall, and recently found out I won 1st for Winter, and also receive a $50 savings bond! I’m really excited about it, but something is wrong.…

In the past two days I’ve somehow managed to go from “I love art, I want to go to college for photography and be a photographer and follow my heart and my dreams” to “what am I doing with my life, my art has no purpose, maybe art should be my hobby, maybe this is a mistake.”

I have no idea where this all came from, but now that these thoughts are here, its really getting me down mentally, as I tend to be quite emotional. I feel utterly lost and

SCAD

I have some wonderful news for my first journal on redbubble! This week I got a call that I got a $1,100 scholarship for the Savannah College of Art and Design summer seminars program. I was recommended by my art teachers for a scholarship application, and applied with their help, and had been waiting to hear if I would get it or not, because it basically meant going or not. I am so thrilled that I’m going to get to experience Georgia and all the great art the college and students have to offer. If any other young artists have ever gone to something like this I’d love to hear about it since this will be my first experience with it. :)

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