I decided to do a little research first before taking more pictures for The SUN Project. I looked up what the colors of the sun is and found out that, "the sun is essentially all colors mixed together, which appear to our eyes as white." I'm really excited about learning this because of the fine artist in me no longer feeling limited to the basic colors that I often associate with the sun (orange, yellow, red). This pushes me to think more as a fine artist when photographing for this project. The above image, is my tribute to all the colors of the sun, despite it being a black and white photograph. I took this picture through the front window of my truck at a stop light in downtown, San Diego after a day of rain. Obviously, my window was a bit dirty, but I think this gives the photograph more character due to its graininess quality. That day, the sky was a deep blue, the trees a bit greener, the clouds were white, fluffy and prominent, and the smell of rain was still present. I chose to not share a color photograph because I wanted to convey the cozy feeling one get after a rainy day, as well as the brightness of the sun, while representing white, black and gray tones as possible colors not commonly associated with the sun.
Hi All! I'm hoping that you'll start the week off with a Monday filled with bright colors that'll inspire whatever creative passion you hold dear to your heart (ok, the previous sentence was a bit cheesy). In tribute to my cheesy mood, I've decided to kick start a personal photography project called, THE SUN PROJECT, in which the photographs taken are inspired by the colors of the sun. The first photo is a tribute to my love of nature. I'm hoping throughout this side project, I'll think outside the box and push some boundaries with my photographs. Please share your ideas and photos if you would like to participate, whether you're a newbie or pro with a simple camera phone or fancy DSLR, I'll love for you to join in on the fun! There are no rules or deadlines; just a desire to capture some sunshine and share some inspiration (ok, no more cheesiness).
Although, I have limited time to work on personal photo projects, I think it's crucial to take photos any chance that I get (thanks to my handy camera phone, I'm able to take more photos often). It's important to me to try to carve out some time for photography work just to nurture my craft. Check out more of my PHOTO PROJECTS and I hope that you'll be inspire to pick up any camera. Happy Clicking.
"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."
I read an interesting post about street photography which encouraged me to look through some of my photo archives. The ones below bring such fond memories of my sweet daughter. But what is more inspiring about these photographs are the shapes portrayed. Therefore, I am inspired to start a new photo project for 2015, without deadlines, as just a way to view photography differently. I call this "The Geometry Project" inspired by street photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson's photography and a post I read by Eric Kim Photography. I encourage you to start this project. If you do, please share and shoot me an email. I'll share some of your photographs on my blog.
View the details of Project 21 here. I started Project 21 towards the end of 2012 to challenge myself after have my daughter. It was an open project with no deadline but my goal was to complete it within the year. However, with the busyness of raising two kids, I did not complete the entire challenge but wanted to share some of the photos that I captured. I'm hoping that I'll begin a new Project 21 soon.
I started a new photo project titled 'Sunset Obscurity.' My goal is to think of creative ways in terms of composition, perspective, color, and tone in which to showcase the beauty of sunsets.
In an attempt to challenge myself in photography I've launched a creative photography challenge called Project 21.
I spent a lovely day in Julian, CA a few days ago. On the ride back, I took this photo "on the passenger seat." I am sure from a professional eye, there are a few things wrong with this photo, but I absolutely love it! The glare on the bottom gives this photo a vintage and nostalgic flare. The horse on the bottom was a nice surprise.
My second attempt at free-lensing. The more I find myself using this technique the more I am really enjoying it. This is a photo of my inexpensive but pretty awesome film camera, The Holga 120N. A still life shot, on my floor.
"On the Passenger Seat" is a personal photography project I started a year ago, that involved taking photos from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle. I've had very interesting results in composition, tone, textures, scale, and subject. I found that the glare from the car window added more of an artistic feel to some of my photos. I'll share more photos when my camera meets the opportunities to take pictures "on the passenger seat." For now, I hope you click away on the passenger seat. No deadline to this project.
I read an interesting blog yesterday regarding a photography technique called "free-lensing" and decided to try it out. Free-lensing is taking your photos with the lens detached to your camera. The results are fun and interesting. The plane of focus (blurriness/depth of field) can be stunning from the photos I've seen by other photographers who have played around with this technique.
Here are some photographs of my first attempts at free-lensing that are SOOC (straight out of camera w/out any editing). I love the blurriness in the photo of my son's piano. Hoping to play around more with this technique on landscape and people.
Hey! I'm Saroum.
Welcome to my art, photography and design blog! Thank you for dropping by.
Currently, this blog is no longer active. But the remaining content will be available to view or download freebies from past posts.
Drop by my learning corner for art resources. Happy Inspirations.
Have any kiddos at home?
for fun art resources.
"The LORD your God will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing."