Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Creative Photography

I'm starting to work on my master's degree through the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  They have an all online Master's in Art Education program!  I was really excited when I read through the required courses, I could see myself using every sing one of them.  After that, there was no way I could do curriculum and instruction.

I'm enrolled in Creative Photography for the month of June. It has sometimes been a struggle to find time with a 6 month old, but I'm making it work!  I have to give myself little pep talks like I do with my students. 

Inner Monologue:
This is hard.
That doesn't mean you can't do it! 

Anyway, thought I would share some of the photos from my first assignment which was about aperture and self portraits.


  1. Love the photos! Have you used your argoflex? I have one, I need to practice winding 120 onto a 360 reel...that's the fun part. Good luck, you'll do excellent in photo class!

  2. No, I've never used the argoflex. I would really like to try it but I don't know what to do about film, and don't have access to a dark room.

  3. When I took college photo classes, in the early 1970's (!) I used a Yashica with a 2-1/4" negative, same as your argoflex. LOVED IT!!!! (and I loved the silver darkroom too). Afterward, I taught high school photo from '76 to '84 but used 35mm camera and never used the Yashica again. But I still have it. Sadly I have no access to a darkroom and I'm digital these days, but there's nothing like the magic of a silver darkroom. I'm a dinosaur.

    Anyhow, I like your photos, especially the contrast of the color of your hair and your dress. Have fun!

  4. I don't know what I was thinking when I typed 360 reel. Forgive my brain lapse.

    It's really easy to do. Just load 120 film onto a 620 spool and shoot away. The images I shot were really ghostly which was kind of groovy. I had to buy an extra 620 spool from ebay and practice rolling the 120 film onto the spool in the dark garage. Then sent the film out to be processed. Here's a tutorial if you ever get a chance to use it.

  5. These are stunning Katie! The colour of your dress really stands out in the natural settings you chose to shoot in. Good luck- hope you get a good grade!