I have been kind of going to a lot of shows and haven’t really been making a point to post here about them. I do post on Instagram, however, because I really don’t know who even visits my website.
You should visit my GALLERY to check out everything I’ve done lately. I’ll try to be more active about posting here, because there is always a story behind everything, and I should take the time to share it.
There’s a few things I need to be working on. I want to do more weird shoots. I also need to finish that double exposure film experiment I started and have not finished because I am too busy being extra picky. I also have a roll of 110 red lobster film that I need to use! I’d like to use that for something cool, though. The 110 camera I have does not have a flash, so it has to be outdoors during day. It’s expired, as well, so the images should look really nice.
Anyways, here is a random picture I took at the Cancer Christ show on Sunday night.
I had a photoshoot that was a bit different than my usual extreme music or weird shoots! I shouldn’t even say weird shoots because I haven’t even really been doing shoots lately, although I’d love to.
I had the opportunity to photograph a rock climber named Cory! I had never photographed anyone climbing anything before, except for maybe stage divers climbing on people’s heads. I also love nature, so I was excited to try something new.
I was quite nervous watching him climb, although he is really used to it and made it look easy. I found it very fascinating to see him analyze the rocks and plan out what he was going to do before he did it.
To see more of these, visit my gallery HERE. I took them in color but made black and white versions of some.
I had a really great time and was pretty amazed by what he can do. He briefly shared a bit with me about climbing photography and said the best pictures are taken from above, meaning the photographer would have to be on the top, meaning the photographer would have to climb there. I don’t know how I feel about that because I’m afraid of heights and would probably panic and need to be rescued. The pictures may be worth trying, though!
It’s like I forgot how long I had not been able to attend shows during the pandemic. There have been so many shows lately and I have been enjoying it!
I think my shitty camera is getting old. The flash has been either too bright or not bright enough. I don’t even like using my flash, but…dark venues.
I have a film camera I am supposed to be doing a double exposure experiment on and I have been slacking off on it. I am still working on the first round. I can’t wait until I am done with it so I can see how it turns out.
I have a photoshoot coming up next weekend and I am stoked. It should turn out really well!
Still in the pandemic, but I’ve been getting outdoors a bit recently. Just a little bit. Still no shows. And I still haven’t done any film or developing, but I need to because I miss it.
Here are a few self portraits from recent outings. I’m not terribly used to being in front of the camera, but I might try it more often. Just as a form of expression. Maybe I’ll get a little artsy, we’ll see.
I haven’t been developing any film lately. Mostly because I haven’t been going anywhere, which is lame of me. I feel like I have a lack of subjects. I don’t want to take pictures of anything and everything. If it was digital photography, that’s no problem, but the film costs money and development uses chemicals and takes time. And after all the old film I developed from eleven years ago, seeing all the people I photographed that aren’t even a part of my life and images that hold no artistic value, I am reluctant to photograph anything and everything. I’d rather photograph good friends and really neat stuff. Not just taking pictures of anything out of desperation.
There’s another reason I have been slacking off. Last time I wrote an entry, I complained that my images had a weird blue hue. I honestly don’t think that it my fault. I think it is the cheap film scanner I purchased from Amazon! I purchased the Jumbl scanner for about $60 and it did a decent job at scanning a whole bunch of my old negatives. I used to notice most of them did have a blue hue to it, but thought it’s because the negatives were old. I had no idea. It doesn’t auto correct color, but there’s a setting to adjust the color before scanning. I didn’t mess with it much, though, because the screen is small and you can’t really fix everything accurately.
I went to Amazon to see if there was any reviews mentioning the blue hue, and sure enough…it was mentioned!
“Sorry to say, but the item is junk!!! I tried the product thru 1,000 slides and they were all BAD! They all turned out BLUE! I tried all software provided to adjust color, but just didn’t work. I returned it to Amazon who docked me $30 for S/H and Restock Fees. Never again. I just bought an Epson V600 FlatBed Scanner (Not from Amazon) to do the job. Now I get to start all over again. I have a total of about 8,000 35 mm Slides to do.”
Well there’s that, plus I am sure a better quality scanner can produce better quality scans! So this cheap scanner isn’t showing the full potential of the quality. 😦 I do have an old scanner but I don’t have the adapter to scan negatives. It’s a good scanner for prints, though. So I really want to know what my film photography would look like scanned on a better scanner.
Shortly after I did my shoot with Gloriam Draconis, I was also honored to do a shot with Defecrator. They are a black/death metal band from Sacramento. They are currently working on their full length and seeking to play more shows outside the Sacramento area.
Anti-Human Black/Death of Satan
Angel Raping Invoker of Bestial Chaos: guitar/vocals Anti-Human Unholy Sexslayer of Hate: drums/vocals
Abhorrent Orgy Ejaculator of the Dead: bass/vocals