[photography] Shutter speed

I realized today why shutter speed was invented. It was for the photographer who was trying to photograph kids. Kindergarteners, to be exact. I spent part of my Friday photographing these kiddos. Adorable as they were, they were impossible to keep in focus despite me fiddling with my camera endlessly. And man… five-year-olds are fast….

[photography] LTP

I know I haven’t written in a while – also this site was marked private for the last couple of weeks. But it’s back… for now at least. Anyway. For those of you interested in my endeavors with incorporating the arts into the academic core curriculum, I recently wrote a guest-reflection for the “Literacy Through…

The Instagram Diaries

Having a full-time job has left little time for pictures. First, who knew teachers carried around so much stuff. Most days I have a tote, a paper bag and two books in my free hand on the way to and from work. Try to fit a dSLR in there… are you kidding? Second, I tried…

[photography] Tabita

I haven’t had a lot of time to take pictures or do any portrait sessions, but thanks to some much-needed time off from work, I had the chance to do a session with Tabita, one of my good friends from high school. We decided on an anthropology-esque shoot, which I loved. Vintage, textures, and some…

Urban jungle

Sometimes in Seoul, you forget to look up at the little quirks that await you in the sky.

To market, to market

One of my favorite things to do when I come back to Indonesia is walk around on the streets. This street is literally “Big Market Street” – perfect. There are a lot of details, a lot of visuals to soak up. This particular part of the street is in the textile neighborhood, where 80% of…

[photography] the Ladies

Needless to say, I’m going through some separation anxiety. I took this in the gardens during our senior portrait session and it was probably one of my favorite shots of the day. I love how everyone is so relaxed – and surprisingly they were all genuinely laughing at some crazy nonsensical joke. I miss these…

[photography] Calvin

I took a lot of graduation portraits last week – and one of them was for Calvin. These are a couple of my favorites. The portraits were taken in the Sarah P. Duke gardens. I love Duke and love the gardens, but I’d actually never been in the Japanese gardens where we took most of…

Looking out

I love looking through old pictures, you never know what exactly you’re going to find. Another thing I love is how a photo taken two years ago can relate so much to your life right now. This is my life.