I Heart Faces | Shadows

Photo Challenge Submission

I Heart Faces is hosting a ‘shadows‘ theme this week, and immediately after finding out, I got excited because I have this little gem that I love- my daughter’s shadow posing so lovely for me 🙂

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To see other entries, or to enter an image yourself, head over to I Heart Faces!

Thanks for looking
NDuran

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I Heart Faces: Framed

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This week over at I Heart Faces, the theme is ‘Framed’. I didnt think I could participate, but then I remembered I had this little gem, one of my personal favorites from an engagement session, out in Central Park, NYC. I was standing on a bridge, and  caught them in this sweet embrace.

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To participate, or to see other entries, go to I Heart Faces.

Thanks for looking
NDuran

I Heart Faces: Beautiful Eyes

It’s been a while since I participated in an I Heart Faces challenge, but I had to make some time to participate in this week’s- Beautiful Eyes. Lucky for me, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity of photographing many people with beautiful eyes, particularly little people, so I knew I wouldn’t have had a hard time finding a nice picture.

I did a little searching, and fell across one of my favorite pictures ever. A picture of my little boy, Mikey 🙂 I’m sure I’m being a tad biased, but goodness he has great eyes!

To see other great entries, or to participate yourself, head over to I Heart Faces now 🙂

Thanks for looking!

NDuran 

I Heart Faces: Shadows

Shadows is the theme over at I Heart Faces this week, a subject I have kinda really learned to like. A lot. Its just so great to be able to tell a part of a story, with a silhouette of sorts, shapes, angles, but without a face or expression.

This picture I took just  a few weeks ago, while taking the first walk of this spring season with my little people 🙂

To see other entries, or to enter one yourself, just head over to I❤Faces!

 

I Heart Faces: Lifestyle Photography

This week over at I Heart Faces, the theme is lifestyle photography, a genre close to my heart, so this is a challenge I was looking forward to participating in 🙂

Here’s a shot of a regular, Sunday morning at my house- kids hanging at the table, snacking, coloring, just hanging out (Oh, and dogs looking on).

To see other entries, or to enter your own image, head over to IHeartFaces.

Thanks for looking
NDuran

I Heart Faces: Sun Flare

This week over at I Heart Faces, the theme is Sun Flare, any type of sun flare.

I captured this image a couple of weeks ago. It was late afternoon, and I was just taking some pictures of my children playing. In the process, I managed to get some sun rays in the frame. A lot of wonderful sun rays.

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To see other entries, or to enter your own image, go to IHeartFaces.

Thanks for looking!
NDuran

First week with film, completed | Photography

So, I got my 4th roll of film back. And the pictures aren’t fabulous, but, BIG BUT- they’re OK. They’re decent. And it’s safe to say that a few of the pictures are actually NICE! I did it! I managed to get some nice pictures within a week of playing with my film camera. Im beyond excited, and feeling a little proud!

For coolness sake, I won’t share ALL of the pictures, but I will share a few (of the better ones :p), and here they are:

This furniture piece does not look like this. I played with the ISO and my lighting a bit, and this is the effect I got. It’s these little surprises that knock me off my feet 🙂

This one is sooo grainy, but gosh she’s cute ^_^

So this concludes my first week with my latest gadget. It’s been fun so far, I feel it’s the beginning a fun journey, and I think I may have developed a huge crush ((blushing))!

Stay tuned for more images from my adventures with my modest film camera 🙂

Thanks so much for looking guys!

Film. My ‘progress’ a few days in | Photography

So, in the last few days, I’ve been playing with my new film camera. Just so you know, I like it. A LOT. I love the control I have with it. But still, I’m a little bummed. So far, 2 rolls have come back blank 😦 The first roll, I didn’t load properly. I knew that was going to happen. And after much research, I realized that the second roll was messed up by the ‘humble’ lab. Hmph. And there was a third roll. I loaded that one right, but the prints came out all distorted. Waaa. I have to figure out of it’s the camera, me, or the lab. Not sure what happened.

I didn’t expect all the pictures to come out good, or even for the majority to come out, but I was anticipating seeing at least 10-15 in total, but no, I really didn’t get anything decent back. It’s disappointing. But it is one of the things that comes along with film photography- the not knowing what’s going to happen really “/ (PS: This kind of stress I love haha).

Back to the drawing board.
Wish me luck. Again.
(Currently awaiting for roll number 4 to be developed. I have faith this one is gonna work. I hope hehe).

NDuran

Film. Me? Um, yea | Personal

Look at this. Look what I got myself.

Like, what I really got myself. A roll of film, AND a manual too.

Oh yea, and a camera to go with it. A FILM camera 🙂

Cute little piece, isn’t it?

Here she is, my new baby, my new toy, and my new teacher.

It’s probably the most modest film camera out there (compared to a slew of really amazing film cameras). But I haven’t used one of these in years, and even then, it was one of those easy ones that even a 12 year old could use, like myself back then, so I wanted to start off ‘small’ and ‘simple’. Simple being a relative term.

If you know anything about film photography, it’s not all that ‘simple’. It requires thought, good timing, a little creativity, and understanding the basics of photography (lighting, exposure, metering…). Digital photography is an art all on it’s own, and learning about it, can be complicated, but as I know, digital photography does give room for some (or a lot of) mistakes, and then the do-overs and fix-ups. Film on the other hand, doesn’t always allow second chances. But I think that’s one of the many things that I find intriguing about using one of these cameras- that determination to force myself to a little harder before capturing an image.

I remember basic things about using a SLR, like looking through the viewfinder and pressing on the shutter button lol, but this feels so new to me. Im nervous that I may mess up a bunch of rolls, or potentially great shots… no, I’m sure I will mess up a few rolls, and some great shots, but THAT’S what makes this all so exciting for me. That organic learning experience- the learning as I go; the trials and errors, the not knowing what I’m gonna get, but aiming for the ‘best’ while going for a good shot.

I have faith that I’m going to get it. Eventually. Im an all-manual DSLR user, always have been, so hopefully manipulating this new camera wont be too tough?? And I grew up around SLRs- My dad is a gifted film photographer 🙂 All our baby pictures, trips, and random pictures were taken by him and his film cameras, so I’m hoping some of that blood is running through me hehehe.

I plan to dedicate a lot of my time to this camera, so it’s going to be one busy week. Keep a look out. Ok now, wish me luck!

NDuran

I Heart Faces: Anything But a Face

This week over I❤Faces, it’s Anything But a Face week! This is a pretty easy theme for me since I tend to overindulge in photographing ‘anything but the face’ often. So here is my entry:

My 2 year old, pulling off a Mr. Cool pose 🙂

To see other entries, or to enter a picture yourself, just head over to I Heart Faces!

Thanks for looking!
NDuran