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Chiri mo tsumoreba yama to naru

First post here on my first OFFICIAL photo blog…

I’ve had a few here and there, but never got around to really taking the time to update as often as I would’ve liked. I guess you can say that updating this is one of my new year’s resolutions! Yes, I’m aware that it’s already mid-February.. picky, picky!


Here in week 6 (of 7) here at Brooks, things are starting to get busy!

My current class (Advanced Tabletop) is quite nice in the fact that we are able to shoot whatever theme or subject we want, as long as we stick to it. Basically, we’re in the class to create a body of work. It helps keep the class interesting and it’s fun to be able to work on personal projects, instead of just class projects and getting burned out on my end. My chosen theme was originally going to be jewelry, but I decided that it didn’t have enough life for me. All jewelry shots feel so still! Not for me; at least not now. I’m definitely not giving up on it; more like putting it on hold temporarily.

My theme for the class? I definitely had a bunch floating around in my head, but I decided to go with… *drum roll*… creating landscapes with food.

Anyway, enough with the words. More pictures, huh?
I haven’t chosen a title for the collection yet, but here’s the first photograph (of 6, so far).

My boyfriend played around with the colors, and came up with this version:

There’s a Japanese proverb that comes to mind:
Chiri mo tsumoreba yama to naru” (even dust amassed will create a mountain)

I forgot to take set shots, but I used 2.6 lbs of rice, the hot light on an Alien Bee ring flash, and four empty glass bottles.
Oh, and I shot this with a 50mm 1.2 on the Canon 7D.

To creativity,

trinh - i can’t wait for more pics! i’m gonna get my nikon d3000 tomorrow. my brother ordered it and will be bringing it to me =) my friend has a masquerade party in 2 weeks. i am gonna do her makeup and hair and i wanna take pics. i need your help in how to take good makeup pics and also good pics of people, in general =)

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