So I didn’t intend to start my “straight photography” blog with the post as simple as this one, but after looking online for an answer to a pretty basic question about a very basic camera function, I was more then a little annoyed to find no help. Instead, I found my FAVORITE answer to a question on a forum where someone else had asked the same question of “did you try the manual?”
I was just looking through my stores of prints today — which are stored in my fantastic curb-side find: a combo flat file and coffee table — and was realizing how little space I have to store new work! I have drawers and drawers FILLED with prints, both darkroom and digital, as well as some serigraphs. I need to clear out some of this stuff so I have more room for new prints and supplies for bookbinding, so I’m going to be putting the items up for sale on Etsy with hefty discounts!
New lighting set-up for the photo booth I’m doing at the Charm City Craftivists Last Chance Show.
So, the title of this blog was actually inspired by the photographic movement, Straight Photography. This movement followed Pictorialism, which was a based on altering photographs in order to mimic painting, the “ideal” art form. Straight photography, on the other hand, was just what it sounds like: photographs taken as they were — no manipulation would be involved in it’s processing, aside from the necessary adjustments
Magnets are a fun way to display artwork around your home! If you’re like me, you might find that you buy artwork that you never get around to framing or that you’ve filled up all your wall space, but want to keep expanding on your art collection. Decorate your fridge, dishwasher, magnetic bulletin board, etc. with these!