This weekend I finally treated my parents into showing them what I do when I wet plate collodion photography. They never really seen the process and how much hard work I put into each photo. This is a Half plate ruby glass ambrotype. I’ve always been nervous show my parents my work due to the fact I don’t it would impress them much. But I was glad to see that she loved the photo and the experience!
This is a portrait of my mother, Corinne.
Last night was a success! It was wonderful and nerve-racking to meet amazing photographers and educate people on wet plate photography! My print sold for 100! Thank you to all my friends that came out and supported me! It’s amazing that this was my first art show party and it was my first time having a photograph that I took in it!
Finally got around to taking pictures of our family pet, Willie. I can honest to god say he is my ultimate hero and friend in time of need. Lately I have been losing childhood friends to cancer and friends just end up not talking to me for no reason. A lot of things gets me down but I know I can always count on him to be there. People always posts their cats and dogs and sharing their stories of how much they love them, I though it would be my turn.
© C.A.S. Photography
This is probably going to be my last self portrait for awhile. Everyday I have been trying to use photoshop more and more to get better and all it seems to be doing is getting me in trouble and getting messages about how I’m “copying” or not having an original idea for my photography. It like a kick in the gut, but thats okay. Its just another learning experience to put away.
A Halloween inspired self portrait!! I wanted to base it off one of my favorite movies :Beetlejuice!
The scene that inspired this is where Barbara and Adam go back to take their house and they have to strech out their faces and make it look scary! I wish I had the photoshop skill to do that, alas I couldn’t.
© C.A.S. Photography
Honestly I’m proud of this self portrait. All of this was shot in a six second exposure in the dark. No photoshop add ons. Normally I don’t feel proud of my self portraits. I always see what on Facebook or tumblr or even on 500px and see everyone else’s talent and I feel so put down and worthless and question why I still do what I do. I’m glad I have this one where I can honestly feel proud of.
And normally I’m not the one taking self portraits. I don’t want to come off vain or consumed with myself. Because I’m not. I would do what normal people with writing a journal or drawing out feelings. My outlet is photography. And no matter how much I get swooned by other peoples photographs and talents and how much I put myself down, I need to remember to keep on doing with what I’m doing.