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!
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!
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!
| Day 8 of 366 | Husker gameday! Whenever possible we love going down to the stadium early to watch the marching band practice. Great way to spend pregame time! #huskers #unlmarchingband #gbr #365project
| Day 9 of 366 | Church picnic today! Good food, good friends, good fellowship. #365project #photoaday
| Day 10 of 366 | Updated to WatchOS 2 today. Looking forward to the new features…will be trying out nightstand mode tonight! #applewatch #apple #watchos2 #ios9
| Day 11 of 366 | Look who fell asleep on me! Baby Keelie! #365project #photoaday #babykeelie
| Day 12 of 366 | Wednesday night youth group Bible study started back up tonight! #365project #photoaday #jham
| Day 13 of 366 | Zeus thinks people are playgrounds. #365project #photoaday #bunny #netherlanddwarf
| Day 14 of 366 | This is now a daily ritual after I put Zeus back in his cage… shamelessly begging me for a treat! How can I resist? #365project #photoaday #bunny #netherlanddwarf
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.
| Day 1 of 366 | Watching the #Huskers first game of the season with my buddy. Birthdays don’t get much better! Also, I decided to start another 365(6) project today. Birthday to birthday of year 42 of my life! Doesn’t get much more exciting than that ha
| Day 2 of 366 | After turning another year older yesterday and a sub-par summer of riding I decided to get back on my bike today! Nice thing about riding when it’s 97 degrees…no one on the trail to get in your way! #365project #cycling #photoaday
| Day 3 of 366 | Zeus is enjoying his new mats I got him today. He is happy to not have to slide all over the place when cleaning himself on the slick cage floor ha ha! #bunny #netherlanddwarf #365project #photoaday
| Day 4 of 366 | Love getting picked up from work by these two lovely ladies! #365project #photoaday
| Day 5 of 366 | Another day of work behind me and heading up to the Cornerstone House to clean it up in preparation for weekly youth group Bible study starting next week! #365project #photoaday #jham #selfie
| Day 6 of 366 | We’ve been getting storms and rain just about every evening/night for the last several days and tonight was no exception! #365project #photoaday #rain
| Day 7 of 366 | My new band and case for my Apple Watch arrived today! Love being able to change the look of it with fun accessories! One week down on this endeavor! Only 51 to go… #365project #photoaday #applewatch #apple #spigen
its not her birthday, our anniversary or any other special occasion. Just another day I’m blessed to have her in my life. #loveher
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!
We all thought this summed up our evening…a wonderfully lazy summer day!
We decided the theme for this year’s pictures was “straight face”