donderdag 20 december 2012


My next assignment was "landscapes" and to be honest, I wasn't all that thrilled about it. When I think of landscapes of course I think of pretty pictures. Postcards you get from a distant relative who went to Switzerland. But not a very exciting assignment. Luckily, I'm a perfectionist and I didn't want to settle for any old picture of some pretty scenery. I wanted to make sure that I did something a little different and tried to play with colors and perspectives. I'm pretty pleased with my pictures and my teacher was too. So I felt like a very happy photographer in the making after showing these pictures in class and getting some very good commentary. Life has been good to me, lately, and I'm loving it. Hope you like my pictures!

woensdag 7 november 2012

Face dances

My next assignment was "portraits". I wasn't super excited about this assignment, mostly because I was intimidated by the idea of having to tell people what to do. Turns out, it wasn't all that much of a problem and I did a great job, even with working with models. I had great fun, I had vivid and strong ideas of what I wanted my pictures to look like and my teacher was very happy with the pictures. He told me that I definitely have potential in this field and, possibly, a future. Obviously I was basically giggling like a buffoon while he told me these things. If there's something that gives me a great, fuzzy feeling inside it's when people "feel" something when they look at my pictures. It's a feeling I can't describe. And I always get a bit of a kick out of seeing my pictures displayed on a big screen. I had to take one picture in class with a model I didn't know, two pictures of people I knew at home and one self-portrait.

The model (a friend of a fellow student):

The sister:

The momster:


So proud of myself. I'M AN ARTIST MOFO'S. :-D Hope you like the pictures!

zaterdag 20 oktober 2012

Marry the night

My first serious stab at night photography. Again, an assignment in my photography course. I remember mucking about with night photography when I first started out with photography. Needless to say that wasn't a big succes because my camera was crappy and I didn't even own a tripod. Mission impossible right there. Night photography requires a lot more patience and skills than err, day photography. First it's a bit frustrating and it takes some getting used to but once you get the hang of it a little it's just as awesome as "regular" photography. Plus you can experiment a lot with lighting and slow shutterspeed. Definitely something I'm gonna try out more in the future. I'll share the ones I think were the best and one with a bit of experimentation.

I can't help but think of "Back to the future" when I look at pictures with these kinds of lights in them. I've said it once and I will say it many times again: "ROADS?! Where we're going we don't need "roads"!

I also tried writing my name in the air with a little light but it's not all that clear that my name is actually "Naomi". Not too bad for a first try though, right? :-D

Next time I'll try some poetry. Tell me what your favorites are!

Hope you enjoyed my pictures!

zondag 7 oktober 2012

Imitation of life

Long time no post! I will be posting more regularly on this blog now, since I started my photography course and I'm forced to take pictures at least once a week. I've been having the greatest time and am thoroughly enjoying the assignments. This weeks assignment is "still life" and I wanted to share some pictures! Let me know which one is your favorite! It was quite a challenge for me, as I'm more of a nature photographer. I  capture things as they are most of the time, so really creating a complete picture was a little more difficult but also a lot of fun! It keeps me thinking outside of the box.

Thank you!

dinsdag 28 augustus 2012

Flower power

Obviously another macro post again! Can't help it, it's mah thing. I still had some pictures from the same day as the last post, next post I'll try to do some wide angle too. Hope you still enjoy it, though. :-) The first two pictures are taken with my sisters 50 mm lens, so jealous. It was my present for her at her last birthday but don't think I wasn't tempted to keep it for myself! :-D The next lens I purchase wil definitely be a 50 mm one!

Gorgeous, right?

Bonus snails!

woensdag 15 augustus 2012

Naomi and the giant grasshopper

My mother was asked to housesit for someone with amazing garden so I obviously I had to snap some shots there! While crawling around (literally) with my macrolens ready I found some beautiful details to take pictures of. For one, this gorgeous big grasshopper! He was almost, if not just as big as my pinkie. He modelled very graciously for me. When I look at insects through my macrolens I always think of "James and the giant peach", one of my favorite movies as a kid. It's been at least six years since I've seen it but I still love all the characters. The smoky Miss Spider, Pop eye like Centipede, the posh Grasshopper who plays beautiful music on his violin etc... the songs in the movie are wonderful, as is the animation. Anyways, have fun looking at Mister Grasshopper in his natural habitat! And some other shots, of course. Hope you're having a wonderful summer!

I really recommend clicking on the images to see them in their full size! The detail in some of the shots is just astonishing, if I may say so myself. :-D