While we were recording the Easter episode of Nostalgia 91 I took a few photos of the eggs we were decorating. They were plastic and designed to be drawn on with chalk. If you listen to the podcast you can hear me realizing that we accidentally bought sidewalk chalk we didn’t need as we discovered the eggs came with their own. It was a fun little craft to do so I thought I’d share the pictures!
We decided to record an Easter special on the podcast this week! Our friend Nekoda grew up Jehova’s Witness and didn’t have the same Easter traditions as us when she was younger. So we surprised her with her first ever Easter egg hunt and talked about what Easter was like for us as children.
This past weekend my friend Michael and I took a trip to an abandoned town called Gallivan. We decided we wanted to go to a small, abandoned, prairie town and take some photos. We did a bit of google searching and this was one of the closest “ghost towns” we could find. It was a really fascinating experience! I’m always a bit iffy about taking pictures of buildings and things like that so I was really pleased about how these turned out! I love the textures you can find in abandoned little places like this. The old, dried out wood and mossy tiles on roofs look really gorgeous. It was a really fun experience and we’re hoping to go out and try it again soon!
This week my good friend Mayce agreed to pose for some photos for me! We went to a couple of locations around town and shot some portraits. I was really happy with how these ones turned out. The weather was a bit gloomy and I was kind of hoping for things to be a bit more colourful but I think the photos wound up having a tone that worked really well because of this.
Every time I take photos I try to improve my skills and learn more about myself as a photographer. It’s only a hobby at the moment, but one that I am trying to take seriously. One thing I feel I need to get better at is instructing my subjects/models. My goal in the long term is to try documentary photography out so that won’t be much of an issue then, but for now I need to help my subjects out a bit. Mayce was great, but we both mentioned the sort of awkwardness that exists with these types of photos. At first she felt unsure how to pose for the pictures, and I felt unsure what I should ask her to do. So as long as I’m taking posed or planned images of people, this is something I need to get better at!
I am proud of the photos I selected though! The first two turned out really well and have some interesting emotion behind them. I want to stop using the comparison to music album covers, but this is what kind of pops in to mind with a few of these. Especially the one where Mayce posed next to some graffiti. Overall, I think the colours Mayce chose for her outfit worked pretty well with the colour of the trees in a lot these pictures.
So thanks again for joining me Mayce! And thanks to everyone else for checking out my work!
I took some pictures with Camera Obscura so I could compare them but I’ll share those next week! I goofed up and got my shadows in a few of them but they turned out pretty good otherwise!