New Gallery Collection

I have been doing photography for about ten years now. I’ve taken thousands (and thousands) of images over those ten years and recently began thinking that I would like to create a gallery collection of sorts of my personal favorite image I’ve captured over the years.

After some thought trying to decide what platform I was going to use I finally decided on using Instagram for this new venture due in no small part to its wide use by many people. I can’t say I won’t decide to change that at some point in the future, but for now that’s where I’m going to be posting my collection.

In setting up the new gallery the first thing I needed to do was to come up with a name. Long story short (I’ll spare you the boring details of my mind’s creative process) I came up with Studio Seventy3.  In addition to sounding cool (in my opinion), the name does have some meaning.  One of the definitions of “studio” is “a place for the study of an art”. Now while that usually refers to singing, dancing, acting, etc., in my case this collection is the place I will be studying my own personal art of photography. In culling my work to select photos to be included I hope to learn from the path my photography has taken over the years. My hope is that in seeing the less-than-stellar (read: bad) work that I have done along with the more improved work will help me to be more in tune with my identity as a photographer.  And, in singling out my favorite images into one place will help me to better identify and develop my editing style.  And why Seventy3? Well, I’m afraid the reason is quite boring and unoriginal…I was born in ’73! So, take “Studio” and “73”, throw it in a trendy blender and you get Studio Seventy3!

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Anyway, enough explanation. My main purpose behind this is for my own fun and growth, but I thought maybe some others might enjoy taking a look. Enjoy!

You’ll find the collection on Instagram here. Feel free to follow @studio.seventy3 on Instagram to see new images when I post them!

New Gallery Collection

365 Project – Week 4

365 Project – Week 4

365 Project – Week 3

365 Project – Week 3

365 Project – Week 2

Well, so far, so good! Two weeks down, 50 to go! I struggled at the start of this as to what I was going to make as far as rules for this project. All on DSLR, all on iPhone, a mixture, etc. and I think I’ve decided I’m going to make it all on iPhone.  That certainly is the easiest, and I want to further develop my creativity using the iPhone camera. So while the iPhone camera is best suited to everyday “snapshots” I’m going to try to push it to another level as much as I can.  Yes, many days will just be “snapshots”, but as much as possible I’m going to try to make photos that I wall-hang worthy, or that someone would want to look at in a coffee-table photo book, if that makes sense? At any rate, it’s a work in progress and in the end I’ll just be happy if I’ve succeeded in taking a photo every day of the year!

365 Project – Week 2

365 Project – Week 1

Well I’ve decided to try another 365 Project! I’ve attempted this 4 times (I think) and completed 1. We’ll see how this goes. I started it on my 42nd birthday and plan to do it until my next birthday.  It’s technically a 366 project since 2016 is a leap year, but I’ll still call it a 365 project ha ha.  I haven’t made too many rules for myself going into it, so some will be photos from my iPhone and some will be photos from my Canon 6D. Like the saying goes, “the best camera you have is the one you have with you.”  So far, after one week all shots were taken with my iPhone.

365 Project – Week 1

Fourth of July 2015

Thankful for the freedoms we have in this country. Praising God for all the blessings He has given me, not the least of which is my family and friends!

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