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hi everyone!

well it's autumn again and school has started again!  i am pleased to say we'll be focusing mostly on digital this year. i'm really excited to be shooting more colour assignments and use lighting gels to make the studio backdrops different colours - i have only ever worked with black, white and grey!

it's weird that i am in my second, and last year of my program, and i'll only be 19 when i graduate. i know i have a two-week placement at the end of april, but after that, what am i going to do? i am not prepared, technically or emotionally, to enter the working world.  where will i move? where do i start?  

ack! this is alot to think about. real life kicking in is definitely scary.

that's all i guess.

as always, thanks for all the love and support!

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edit: thanks for all the amazing support about my daily deviation for fawn! amazing!!  to you all! xo


ABOUT MY PHOTOS
my photos aren't stock, unless stated! please don't use them without permission!!


all of my photos are taken in my city, Ottawa, unless otherwise stated. the models are all usually my friends --i am very lucky to associate myself with such willing and beautiful people!
hi everyone,
summer is here!
i finished my first year of photography study at algonquin college in ottawa and have been enjoying some good downtime since.
i just recently returned from a week long trip to california to meet an internet friend (ha!) & see the cities.  it was amazing; i wish i lived there, so i will probably be posting many a picture from california.  it;s really good to be forced out of the studio and to do some more environmental shots again. i think they're more difficult, but a good background and some abience can really mean the world in a photo.

i start my real summer job (camp counsellar at the community center i work at) in a week or so and am not really looking forward to it.  i want more vacation!

that's it for now dudes. as always, thanks for all the love and support!

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out!


edit:  thanks for all the amazing support about my daily deviation for fawn! amazing!!  :heart: to you all! xo


ABOUT MY PHOTOS
my photos aren't stock, unless stated! please don't use them without permission!!

all of my photos are taken in my city, Ottawa, unless otherwise stated.  the models are all usually my friends --i am very lucky to associate myself with such willing and beautiful people!

nothing too much going on.

school is going well though we've been on strike for a few weeks, faculty want more money and stuff.

i have 215 people watching me and that rules, thank you friends. you dudes are sweet.


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yo

so i didn't win the bridgestone photo contest i submitted my tire picture for... it's sort of a bummer, especially since the winning photo was very meh in my opinion.  then again, it was a photo of me. but man, i could have used the money. i really wanted that.  oh well. what  does a tire company know about photography, right?

this whole season has been really blah.  my life has sort of turned itself upside down and then spun around a couple times for good measure.  i am coping, but it is just..hard.

i am just waiting for things to settle.  
hi guys

school is getting better now - i am more comfortable with it, i have made friends (!!!) and we are starting some more interesting assignments.

i have been posting some different kinds of stuff - a lot of film, because my school has a very good scanner. i am using film more lately but it's very different. i don't really like light-meters and usually cheat with my camera on automatic.

thanks to everyone who's been commenting and things, i really appreciate it - i have so many people watching but so few seem to comment on the stuff i upload..it makes me feel like, is this new stuff i am uploading uninteresting and no good? i am sort of paranoid.  the fashiony, punky stuff is still my favourite, i just haven't really had an oppertunity to take those sorts of photos lately.  it's a drag, but experimenting with other stuff is wicked too.

thats all really.  i love you dudes.

alyssa
so i haven't been taking very many photographs lately, which is ironic as i started a photography program at algonquin college a month ago.

i'm very busy but it's going well.  we've been using 4x5 cameras, if anyone is familliar with them - they're kind of a hassle but very cool for large negatives and nice print.

i feel guilty admitting it but i think i'm really more of a digital girl. i just find it easier, and enjoy it more.   of course it is important to know  film, manual settings, all the basics and things - but the industry is going digital fast.  

all the assignments we've been doing are sort of bland - for example, take a picture of a wall twice. overexpose the second shot by one stop, to see the difference...very technical and uncreative, but we have to get through all this first.

i almost cried in the darkroom yesterday when i realized i had to reshoot an assignment, ecause my nagtives got stuck together in the developping tank, and didn't process properly...but it's okay.

i am doing okay though, really. i dont have much free time but i just keep pushing myself. i really care about this, so it will work out.


xoxoxoxo
school is over!
i have one exam tomorrow, i don't think i'll do very well but i'll pass the course for sure - no teacher is cruwl enough to keep me from graudating, and i've been doing the work and things.

prom is in a week and i don't have a dress but things will sort themselves out i'm sure.

now that it's summer i have lots of ideas and time for photoshoots! i am very excited for one in particular..but i'm not saying anything about it just yet ;)

what are everyone's plans for this summer?

alyssa

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so here i am.
school is getting more intense. i'm working really hard. i can't wait to be done high school. there are so many people i am excited to not have to see or deal with anymore.

i had a shoot with michelle in this house down my street that is being torn down. it's a shame, its a really sweet old house. ergh.   anyhow, i've posted some pictures from that and will probably post a few more.

the turned out okay except alot of them are blurry because of camera shake with my flash off...i needed the natural lighting though...i really need a tripod. i think i'm going to buy one soon.  anyone with a tripod out there? do they help alot with blur reduction?

so things are stressful but okay, i can't wait for summer. all i'm going to do is

sleep!
take photos
watch movies
go to the beach
go biking
go to the gym
drink
drink more
eat
eat more
read
skate
spend time with everyone i love

..bring it on!

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Thu Apr 21, 2005, 8:45 AM
for some reason i have free supscription for a week!  it's making me want one bad :(  someone buy me one! hah.

i didn't go to school today because i was super stressed and blah, not in the mood. i really really need a vacation.   two more months till summer holidays. i want to take photographs, every day. i have so many ideas. i just don't have the time lately.  it makes me sad.

my friend will is 18 tonight so we're going to get stoned, eat alot, and see hot hot heat. i can't wait.

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I GOT INTO THE PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM AT ALGONQUIN COLLEGE.

this makes me so amazingly happy! I am going to college! that is so weird!

i'm really really excited, i can't even wait. xox

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so i'm doing a bit of gallery cleanup - mostly linking sets together and things - so sorry if i fill up your watch list with old photos, it will be over soon.

i might move some of my older photos to scraps but i don't really like the idea of deleting them; i think it's cool to sort of see a timeline of my photos and how i have progressed & improved, even if i'm not so fond of the old ones anymore.  alot of people just delete their old photos, and i think it's really a shame.

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lj users!

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so what's with people having so many people on their watch lists, when all they post is pictures of their face or feet in high heels, or something else cliché and boring?

maybe that sounds a little harsh, but i know i put a lot of work into every photo i submit here, and am ecstatic that i have 99(!!!!!!) people watching me (OMGOMGOMG,thank you guys)   but i think it's so weird and sort of discouraging when i find people with galleries i find are simple or poor, with likle 300+ watch lists.

should i care? i don't know.   ...thoughts anyone?

the shoot with anna and mia went great. thanks everyone for all the positive feedback :)   i have so many ideas running through my head, i'm hoping i can do something with them soon.  i just wish the weather was warmer; i'm not really one for shooting indoors.

xo.alyssa

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i haven't been posting alot because i've been so busy with school and work i haven't really taken alot of photos that i've been proud of.

i'm doing a set shoot this weekend with two friends...that's really what i'm passionate about... otherwise just random photos here and there. a few i've posted but they don't really get too much attention, and i find they get more ciritcism too.

i guess i'll post a few of them anyway. i don't know. i like to blend. i hate not taking pictures.

i'm out.

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2005+here i am, i made it, again.
ihatethesethings because i always try for the same things every year and they never seem to happen

-get comfortable with my body
-keep my room clean
-figure our manual cameras.

i'm hoping this is the year when it will finally all come together.  
i'm finishing high school!  ha!

there's not much else to say. i'm sick. i'm truckin' along. my boy rules.

fin
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my fujithing is in the store getting fixed; i feel like i am missing a lung.

i'll have it back soon enough

things are so good it feels like i'm dreaming.  holiday break is ever approaching, filled with friends shortbread cocoa movies snowballs toboggans kisses cold air liquer bright lights music, and the obscure smell of pine from my living room.

i just need to get through my major term papers

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haven't updated in awhile.

i honestly don;t have much to say. i've been taking alot of photos...friends are always asking me if they can model nowadays so its never any trouble findign willing models, which i love.

i met an adorable boy and alreayd my head is spinning with ideas for him in photos. i'm really horrible like that...but i guess it's a good thing too ;)

please comment on my photos. there's been a lull lately :(

hope all are well.



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yeah, 70 people on my watch list. :heart:

I'm BACK AT SCHOOL. find it really weird, summer flew by. i didn't accomplish much and i'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. it's hard to say.

grade twelve. almost done, thank god. high school is a drag but i'm dealing.



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whats with nobody commenting on anything lately?  hmph. i loove comments and opinions.

i saw HANSON last night, that's right, they were playing a show at the fair and it was free so i went and relived my childhood. took some cute pictures, if anyone actually cares i can send them/you some. taylor is stull as gorgeous as ever. i can't believe he's married.

in other whiny teenage girl news, um, i HATE MY BODY and if anyone wants to trade...let me know please. i am having confidence issues. ugh.

everything is going fine though...i am running out of money so i'm excited to start working again, as weird as that is...school is soon too. grade 12. hah. weird.   almost done! then photography school! whee.

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ohh man i've just been spitting out photos like crazy lately, and i adore it.  all these photo ops, planned and candid keep like jumping right in front of me, it's amazing.

i have a cold though it's summertime.  

went to a show tonight in a friend's backyard. some local bands. it was pretty cool. i might post a couple pictures, maybe.

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EDIT i am cleaning up my gallery, bordering old photos and things, sorry for all the resubmissions. theyre oldskool.

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no one reads these, but they're fun for me to write anyway.

MODEST MOUSE were amazing last night. i danced danced danced with my boys and had a blast.  i'm so glad i got in, since it WAS 19+

my parents are out of town, it's so relaxing. they're up at my cottage and I'm joining them next week. get some nice photos i think :)

somehow i have 61 people on my watch list! that rules!

i can't believe it's already august. i can't believe i'm going into my last  year of high school. everything is so weird and everything is changing so much.

yikes!

i don't know what i want right now. i can't make up my mind about anything. xo

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