Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Image of the Week

orange hot rod, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

It was quite to my surprise that this image was selected as the Image of the Week on the National Association of Photoshop Professionals website.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Feeling a bit blue?

blue daisy, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

For whatever reason I went away from photographing flowers. Well to be honest I know the reason but I'm not proud of it. I stopped taking photos of flowers because I didn't feel it was very manly of me. Guys are supposed to photograph cars and women right? I'm being a bit facetious but I did feel flowers were a bit beneath me. I mean...how hard can it be to photograph a flower?

This is just one of any number of roadblocks I have created for myself while on my photography journey. I'm slowly trying to break down these roadblocks so I can fully realize my potential.

In the meantime I'm going to take photos of flowers whenever I see some that are asking to be photographed.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hot rod collage

hot rod collage, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.

While I haven't been shooting nearly as much as I was during my 365 Project I'm still going out at least once a week. Last Saturday I went to Pacific Grove's Good Old Days parade and festival. Somehow I found myself taking more photos of old cars that were in the parade and later parked on a side street with very little foot traffic. The lighting was good enough to use my 70-300mm macro lens so I took advantage of this. Thought the best way to present the photos was in a collage.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Photowalks...not just for exercise

paints & brushes, originally uploaded by Rob Weiher.
I pretty much did my 365 Project alone. I was either in my garage at night or out walking alone taking photos the entire year. It wasn't until I was almost finished that I discovered a local photowalk group. Would it have been helpful to my project if I had found the group earlier? Probably would have helped with the learning curve.

I've only had the occasion to go out with them twice so far and most recently was last week. A small group of us ventured out to the Monterey Farmer's Market that is every Tuesday and is the largest in the area. I've gone alone a few times but felt so self-conscious that I only took a few photos. I was still a bit shy about taking photos with the group but not as bad.

What was more fun was being able to chat about photography and to answer questions that a few of them had. The questions asked were all the same questions I was trying to find answers to myself when I was first starting out, like how do you use the f/stop correctly and why do the numbers change when I zoom in and out. It felt good being able to answer those questions.

Besides having people to talk photography about it was also really interesting to see how we each looked at the scene. Not a single shot looked identical and I had several, I never would have thought to look at that that way, moments. While I will still go out and walk around myself the majority of the time I highly recommend finding a photowalk group to join, or starting one yourself.

Here are a few more shots I took.