Saturday, April 23, 2011

fake studio

I am in the middle of some shoots for a job application. I couldn't get into the photo lab today, because sometimes campus safety likes to make it difficult for us studio students. But I digress. So, for today, I made an impromptu studio in my room.

The backdrop is some fabric I found on the cheap at IKEA last time I was there. The brighter white is a pencil skirt that I threw over a bin. And the a reflector. REAL equipment :) One day, I hope to own a studio. Portraits aren't necessarily my thing, but I think it would be fun to be able to have friends over and take pictures, as well as do more product photography (which is what this job application is for).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On the hunt

I got a call back for a job in Milwaukee yesterday. It would be absolutely amazing if I got the job. I would be the merchandise prepper for the photographer. It would be for the corporation BonTon, which is in charge of department stores like Herberger's, Younkers, etc. It isn't the perfect job, but I am so excited that there is a possibility for a photography related job right out of college :)

This picture shows all of my research for apartment hunting. It's been quite the process. Looking for apartment complexes, churches. Seeing where groceries are...etc. I found a perfect apartment, and it's only 15-20 minutes from the job. Now I just need to get the job ;)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I love reading. I love being able to escape to a different world. I love being able to fall in love with the characters. I hurt with them, I sometimes cry for them, I laugh with them. But once I finish a book, especially if it was well-written and emotional, I always feel a little lost.

©megan erbele design

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

habitual neglect

I was perusing  the archives of this sadly neglected blog. (Hopefully now that I only have 2.5 weeks left of my academic career, I will be able to post frequently.) In February of 2010, I posted 28 times. Once a day, every day. So, my goal is to get back into the groove of taking pictures for fun again and to post at least once a day. It might take some effort to get back into the habit, so bear with me. In two months, I will be in a completely different environment. PRAIRIE!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Business Card [official]

I got my cards the day of my show. Quite pleased with the quality. The image quality of these images isn't great because it was taken with PhotoBooth, but you get the idea.
I highly recommend UPrinting.

By the way, the show went great. I have lots of ideas for new projects. A couple for portrait, but mostly landscape. It was good to challenge myself with portraits, but landscape is where my heart is.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Senior Project

This isn't the order that they are up in the gallery, but you get the general idea. Installing a gallery is a ton of work, but it is so amazing to see your work lighted so well! :)

Environmental Portraits

Environmental portraits are much more than merely showing the surrounding of a person. What is their favorite color? How do they spend most of their time? So many questions can be answered by an environmental portrait. These images are taken in the person’s bedroom, house, or studio. These are the places where they spend most of their time, and therefore an honest description of who they are. I talked with my friends as I took their portrait; I was able to get to know them a little better, whether that was learning about their family, their sleep schedule, or what they had for breakfast that morning. These portraits are documents of their lives.