Photober

October 1st marks the first day of Photober!

I’m going to leave a sticky post for the month! If this works out I’ll keep doing it for the rest of the year.

I’m just going to keep adding to the same post every day.

October 8th – “In My Cup”

 

 

Photo Diary – Bisexual Visibility Day

Hey everyone, I know this is a few days late. I didn’t really have time to post/I also didn’t want to spam posts constantly all weekend. Today I’m posting the one photo that I skipped a couple weeks ago, the theme being “You”. I’m not really sure what happened to it, something in syncing this photo messed it up? I had a different thing in mind but it failed, so I ended up using this one. I felt that it would go hand in hand with the next one I’m posting. Saturday was Bisexual Visibility day. I decided to post an overlay I created over the photo of me from before because I am bisexual. I wanted to share a little of my coming out story to demonstrate why Bi Visibility is so important. I didn’t really know I was bisexual until over the past like year or so,maybe longer. In fact, I don’t necessarily think I always have been, even though I probably have been for longer than I’ve realized. Because of the fact that I felt I wasn’t “born this way” I didn’t feel like a valid member of the LGBT community. Like, maybe I was going through a phase or something. It took a lot of soul searching and lot of reading on bi communities before I was comfortable saying it out loud. It took awhile for me to realize that sexuality is fluid. Just because I never thought of women in that way in the past doesn’t change what I feel right now. Before I figured all that out, I was afraid to say I was bi because I was afraid I wouldn’t be taken seriously by either gay or straight or otherwise people. While I’ve yet to actually encounter that, I know that bi erasure is a problem in the LGBT community, and that’s not okay. So I’m just here to say if you are bi or pan or otherwise, you are real, you are valid, and you do matter. Love you. ♥

Photo Diary – Owasippe Camping Trip 2017

Hello all! I’m uploading my entire batch of photos from my camping trip last weekend! Honestly, some I’ve edited and some I didn’t bother to. You can click on any of them to make them larger and click through the full images. I’m putting them all in thumbnail form so this post doesn’t get too bogged down.

But anyway, I had an amazing time with my friends and I can’t wait to go back!

 

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♥J

Photo Diary – A New 365

I started a 365 Photo a Day project again. I never stick to anything I start but we’ll see how it goes. I found prompts for the next few months to help out. In October I will be doing “Photober” (you like it? I made that up.) while my friend does Drawloween! Here’s the first week of photos. I post them every day to my Instagram so be sure to follow me there. I’ll try to remember to post a batch every week here. If you are following my Instagram, there might be lag in photos over the weekend as I will be in Alabama to visit my brother. If I use my phone to take the photos I’ll post them right away, but if I use my camera I can’t upload until Monday night as I don’t have a laptop anymore.

If you want to participate in “Photober” with me, here’s the list I’m using!

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♥J

Photo Diary: By The Light

When inspiration hits you while you’re helping your lovey fix your car, you just have to roll with it. I wanted to play with the natural source of light available, which in this case was one of those portable work lights and the light from the garage. Mechanic-

Since I can push the ISO a little more on my new camera I was able to pull this off with as little noise as possible.

As far as enhancing the photo in shop, I really only messed with the light source and added some smoke for dramatic effect. I think it turned out cool for a spur of the moment shot.

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♥J

 

Photo Diary – Sleeping Beauty

Hey!

I’m alive! With a brand new computer! (Thank you Grizz <3)

I have entries planned and I think I can finally start editing and posting them! In the meantime, the lovely Dolce Vita and I collaborated again and made something beautiful. I recently upgraded my camera and I was dying to shoot again.

Here it is!

Click any image to view it larger.

Until next time,

-J

Photo Diary: Illumination at the Morton Arboretum

Last weekend Grizz and I doubled with our friends and went to this really cool tree light festival at an arboretum. I had an opportunity to play with my Lensbaby which is a super fun lens, impractical that it may be. It has little magnetic aperture disks that turn lights into cool shapes and it’s super perfect for Christmas lights because you get a lot of small shapes.

I took it off and tried to get some other photos too but I didn’t really get that many. I think it’s more fun to experience than to photograph. I left a gallery below. The ones that are hearts are all actually lights on the trees, you just can’t see the trees because it makes everything else blurry, and of course it was nighttime and I wasn’t using a flash. I still need to get the hang of the lens so I can potentially use it do more practical things… we’ll see. I never really get much time to play with it.

My layoff season at work is coming. My last day of work for the season is on Friday. So after that I’ll have a lot of time to update this blog. I’m going to work on reviewing Wet n Wild Beauty’s rainbow highlighter. I just got it and I was super excited to try it out. I’ve used it a couple times and I have a few things to say. That should be coming later on this week, actually.

I know I said I would review and swatch the Morphe x KathleenLights eyeshadow palette, but I feel like I’ve taken too long and the moment’s passed. But if people are still interested, I will still do it.

For now, enjoy the photos!

How’s your Christmas shopping coming along?

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♥J