"Mithical" is a personal blog, which means you won't find a consistent amount of just one thing but a wide variety of content posted here ranging from personal posts, photography, quotes, illustrations, social media news and technology, along with a mix of things that signify certain traits about my personality or mood at the moment.
I wanted a separate blog to post just my photos, but didn’t want to deviate from my “mithical” branding I’ve worked for years, however thanks to Tumblr I finally decided to create a blog within a blog. Right within my regular Tumblr, I have access to my new photography tumblr. There is no definite course of where this is going yet, but I have to begin somewhere. Check the page out, the official Twitter and Facebook pages too!
I was sick for most of last week, which had me laying in bed watching re-runs on Netflix and Hulu Plus. I stopped with my photography altogether, but I have decided to begin again even though I’m coughing like a dog.
After months of mulling, I took a shot at Trey Ratcliff’s Free HDR Tutorial. Got some of the necessary equipment (thanks for the coupons, Trey) and got to working. I probably chose the worst image to practice HDR on but it was night out and I didn’t have anything else in hand but this old, battered Kodak camera. The point of this was to learn the steps and for me to get the hang of the program so when I have an actual, HDR-workable image I could use it. I liked the process, loved the program. I need to get out there and find images that could work in this type of field.
Made a folder action on Automator last night. Every photo file I drop into it will automatically send it to iPhoto, which will then be uploaded to Photo Stream without doing anything else from my part.
Had some issues with duplicates but finally realized my mistake in the workflow. This is great for me because I rarely use iPhoto now other than to see old photos, but I’m always using Photo Stream to get things quickly and without wasting memory on my iPhone and iPad since DSLR photos tend to be bigger than most.
Many in my family have recently purchased cameras because we’ve always been photography nuts. It’s something that grew with us, and although our styles differ, there’s always room for learning from each other. Shadowing other photographers is a great way to learn. Be it your family, friend or whomever you choose. Their unique perspective and style can always be used to help you. You should never copy one’s style, but learn from their methods, ideas, and even how they use certain tools.