Category Archives: Photography

Discovering Daily Booth

Oh dear…the world of youtube vloggers opens up so many pandora’s boxes…of annoying…no, fun, but yes still a bit annoying internet networking websites.  Facebook is only the tip of the iceberg, there’s Twitter, Tumblr, Myspace, LiveJournal, DeviantArt, and LinkedIn (cause we all have to grow up sometime)  All of these I have…and…I now have a DailyBooth…  Why, you ask, do you you keep signing up for these sites and then only complain about them?  Well, I answer, I love the internet.  Yes, I know we all have a love/hate relationship with it but I honestly think I could stay in the industry for a long time.  I love meeting new people that may be on the other side of the planet or 5 miles away.  It’s great for people with very specific interests because you can find others who like what you like easily.  (Trust me, I found a message board for fans of the musical Cats that enjoy making replica fan costumes…talk about specific!)  So that is why I do not ‘poo-poo’ upon social networks, I sign up for them.  Sometimes I use them a ton and then abandon them when I ‘grow out’ of them. (Xanga for one…Myspace to in a way)  Anyways, I signed up for DailyBooth because my favorite YouTube vlogers are really into it and I thought it looked interesting.  It’s best when used with Mac’s PhotoBooth or a camera phone.  Some take high quality photos or edit their photos…but that’s not really what DailyBooth’s for.  It’s for the spur-the-moment, quickly done, snap shot.  I’ve spent time just watching the Live Feed and commenting on photos that inspire me to do so.  I’ve had some great short and sweet convos with strangers…and the odd thing was…it was kinda fun.

Here a a few of my Booths…check out more here: http://dailybooth.com/Atraielees

Do you have any interesting social networking websites to share?

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Wondering About Photography

Photography…something I’ve never done seriously if at all…ever.
I’ve always wanted to get in a class…but they always filled up too fast.
I have had an SLR on my wishlist for years…
I even work on an digital photography website at work…
I have old ‘photography projects’ I’ve never really showed anyone and tons of ideas I’ve never really done.
I’ve also been searching for a photo/model partner for ages…someone who considers themselves a photographer and a model and wants to do both (so I can do both too), someone who wants to take fantasy themed photos and just likes doing it for the fun of it…
I’ve always wanted a Flickr, but unless you get a paid account, it’s not really worth it.
I also tried to do the ‘one photo every day for a year’ thing (still sorta trying but I’ve missed 4 days already and it’s only been a few months) My favorite photographer EVER even gave up on the project…see…

“I decided to give up on the 365 project. Most the pictures were uninspired and boring and a waste of space, and right now I don’t have the time or energy to make an effort every day to make them better. I might try some other time again.”Liselotte Eriksson aka my amateur photography hero/obsession

So…I’m still trying…not given up yet cause some people think I shouldn’t…thanks Jim and Andrea =P…(my ‘365 project’ fans)

I guess the purpose of this post is to remind myself of my back-burner wish and how I should work on making it real someday.
So in the spirit of photography…here’s a photo from my failing continuous project.

bird

From when I bird-sat Ben's bird.