I uploaded a ton of photos from my 2002 and 2003 shoots with Arielle to my Flickr stream today. I will be uploading a lot of older photos over the coming weeks, in preparation for new gallery software that uses Flickr as its source.
Arielle Lee (2c22), Oct. 2002
(View on Flickr)
I wish my digital black & white looked as good as my film work. I’m playing with LightZone, and the Zone Mapper tool is awesome once you figure it out, especially for black & white. So maybe one day I’ll be able to get such nice tones from my digital black & white.
Since finally getting Flickr to open up my photos to the public, my photo stream has been viewed a whopping 473 times.
And this photo I posted just last night has already been viewed 261 times. Surprisingly no one has commented on it, though.
Despite my beef with Flickr and their stupid NIPSA policy, I really like Flickr, particularly its community features, which I think are what set it apart from Zooomr. I have pretty much settled the internal Flickr / Zooomr debate I’ve had with myself over the last couple of months, and I think Flickr is the winner. Zooomr Mark III will have to be a real masterpiece and their community will have to grow a lot more to change my mind.
While I’m on the topic of Flickr: I gave my permission to a fellow user to make a drawing from one of my photos. He posted a draft of it a few days later, and I’m really impressed. It’s exactly this sort of community that I want. I’ll make another, more detailed post about it shortly.
Arielle Lee, October 2002
(Camera: Casio QV-4000)
I feel like the new film scanner is bringing me back in touch with photos that I took years ago. It’s like becoming reacquainted with old friends.It has even inspired me to revisit some of my digital photos, like this one, from 2002.This one was an experiment with empty space in the photo. I’m not sure how successful it is, but I do like the lighting and I like the look on her face.
For this I used the Casio QV-4000 camera, which was my first digital camera. It was a really nice 4MP point & shoot with some pretty advanced features, like an f2.0 Canon lens and a sync socket for external flash!! Try to find either of those on a point & shoot digital these days. This was lit with a couple of White Lightning strobes in shoot-through umbrellas.
By the way, I have started hosting my photos on flickr.