Thursday, May 7, 2015

Blogging Break

Hello. I am sorry I disappeared from the blogosphere for so long. I owe all of you an explanation. 

As much fun as I have blogging about photography and sharing my experiences with all of you, creating my art has not been as profitable as I had hopped. 

Life thankfully has gotten really busy and a possible new job opportunity has come my way. This new job will require lots of at home work which will be done nighttimes after my girls are asleep. 

I will not be totally gone. If any of you would still like to keep in touch, I will be blogging at Little Lady Plays

This blog will still be up just incase. I do enjoy photography but at this time I have to cut back for the time being. I am so sorry. This decision was not taken lightly. I want to thank you all of your support and maybe in the future I will be back. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Artist Statement

Living in a big city with my parents and siblings I had a great childhood. After graduating high school, I enrolled in a pre-nursing program. While taking my science courses, I tried out many different art electives, from computer graphics and painting to my passion which is photography. Nothing in my past and present life would have suggested the creation of BloodCrave Photography.

Since nursing was no longer in my future, I transferred schools and started working toward my BA in Photography. When heading out into the field to photograph nature and children on the side, I was assigned an interesting essay. My professor suggested that we all research and write an essay featuring five new photography genres we were unaware of. It really intrigued me to see a few photographers using toys and dolls as their main subjects. I was captivated by how dolls can hold a pose for days, will not run late for a photo-shoot and are cost effective. I had to try photographing dolls.

The dolls turned out to be a real success; I loved what I was doing. In a later class I was brainstorming some ideas for a big projects I had coming up. I had so many happy ideas with positive endings, but when I shared the ideas with my professor he said: “ All of your ideas are good but, I’ve noticed that you make real art when you add blood and death.” From this day forward, I started exploring the darker side of my imagination. He was right.

I do not consider myself a creepy person although my art suggest it to others. I am a fun loving person who enjoys educating children of all abilities. Art is just an extension of my imagination taken to a whole new level and captured in one frame. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have creating it for you.

Monday, April 20, 2015

3 Tips for Shooting in Water Through Glass

As you all know, my upcoming project will be shot in a water setting. I have a large glass tank to hold the water and this can be really trick. If you have tired shooting a glass of wine, you know how annoying the light reflection can be. Here are some tips I have been experimenting with in my studio and yes they have worked. 

  1. Have the lights in the back of the glass. This may sound storage, but if you place the lights in the back of the glass, you are illuminating your setting without any of the actual light being in the way of the photo shoot. One tip you should make sure is the lights are not facing your lens. You do not want a glare
  2. If shooting from behind is not an option, this can be due to objects in the way, light from above. You can always choose to place a light above the main object and have it reflect down. This creates a really nice effect in water.
  3. If you are really tech savvy, you can get waterproof lights and hide them in the water. For example I will be using gravel, I can hide the lights in the gravel and have only the rays peeking through. 
No matter the effect you are trying to create, photographing through glass can be really tricky. Both glass and water does strange things to light so make sure to leave lots of time to experiment.

Have you ever shot through water or glass? What was your experience like?