Le Fin

Lovely followers, the time has come for my final post. I'm so pleased to report that the three.six.five exhibition was a terrific success. I had a wonderful time at Myrtle Street Studio, the prints looked great on the fresh white walls and I must thank all who popped by throughout the week. What an amazing way to finish. I'll leave you with a good handful of photos from the opening night and links to my current online adventures. 'Hello Sunday' is a collaborative project filled with polaroid fun and delightful short stories and Punctuated with Smiles is my blogland home for all things creative. Please, pop by and say hello!

Photos courtesy of these two lovely ladies, Ashley Oostdyk and Candice Bridger.


"Three.Six.Five - A year of moments" Exhibition

Well it's been a while, but I'm delighted to revisit the 365 photography project to announce "I'm having an exhibition"! Since the beginning of the year I've been planning and preparing and the time has finally come. On Saturday 22nd May, Myrtle Street Studio will open it's doors and the exhibition titled "Three.Six.Five - A year of moments" will be up for a week. If you would love to see the project in it's entirety, pop along for a visit, say hello and wander through the photography journey that was last year.

Myrtle Street Studio can be found at 39 Myrtle Street, Grange, Brisbane. It's opening hours are Wednesday to Friday 12pm - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm.


365: Class of three six five

Here we are on new years eve. Amid celebrations of a year ending, a year beginning, a birthday and the completion of my 365 photography project! I thought it would be nice to capture friends for this last post - in a old school class photo kind of style. Some of these guys above have been around since before the project was just a seed of an idea, some are new friends made this year, tonight even - helping me celebrate. 

To those of you who have supported me throughout the project, inspired me, posed for me, encouraged me - thank you, thank you, thank you. With a big special thanks to my beautiful, loving and caring boyfriend Ben, you helped me through the tougher, uninspired days and celebrated the photographic highs with me xo.

Probably one of my biggest and best new years resolutions, I'm proud that I stuck with it, made the most of it and now have a computer chockers with photos.

The plan for 2010... there is no specific photography project as such. I'd like to work on doing a few professional photo shoots, with models and makeup etc. Basically having a concept, putting in the planning and the organisation to try and get some super shots. Because what I found this year, while I had some great ideas and results, sometimes the photo wasn't the best I knew it could be and with that bit more planning time (more than 1 day!) I'm interested in the results!

I'm also planning an exhibition. Of the 365 photography project. I'd love the chance to display my photography work from the year, I think it would be hugely exciting to see it all in a room and to share it with family, friends and as many people I can get in off the streets as possible. So stay tuned!

I will also probably be starting another blog - just to post photos and design and other creative stuff I'm into and working on - so I'll let you know where you can find that.

Lastly (I know I waffle, I'm sorry) I would like thank all the lovely readers who have followed my adventure in blogland. Thank you for all your comments and your visits. Maybe one day we will get the chance to meet! For those of you who have your own blogs I look forward to continuing to follow your adventures and finding many new ones along the way.

So au revoir for now,

Emma xo 

Almost the end

Well I can't believe it. 364 photos down, only 1 to go! How the year seems to have flown in photographs. Yet when I look back, there is a lot of pics! And a lot of interesting memories that will be remembered by having a photo from each and every day of 2009. I'm terribly excited about completing the project, for the proud fact that I took a photo a day for 365 days. I'm working on a good one for tonight - new years eve. A great time to capture the last photo of the project. So stay tuned. I'll have the last one up soon with news of what might be to come in 2010.


364: Glow

The other day while I was at the gallery I accidently used a photography trick I had forgotten all about, but hadn't really had the chance to test out yet. 

Creating a creative blur by simply zooming the lens in or out during exposure. So I popped out and bought these lovely bright flowers to be the subject of my photo and got the camera set up on the tripod (the camera really needs to be as still as possible and it's handy to have both hands free, one for the lens and one for the shutter button). Then I just played around with the ISO, shutter speed and aperture. My best results ended up being an ISO of 400, shutter speed of 1"3 and an aperture of 16 for this particular setting.

I love the result of focus in the middle of the photograph and the motion and colour created outwards by adjusting the lens during exposure. 


363: One across

Just a little trivia crossword to keep the brain ticking while I'm vegging out in holiday mode.


362: Art excursion

Today is my brother's 21st birthday. So first of all Happy Birthday Nick! We decided to take ourselves off to GoMA where the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (apt6) exhibition is on, and took a look around. It was well worth it, so if you've got any spare time these holidays head over, the bonus is it's free! 

This was part of a installation by a collaboration of artists that work under the acronym of YNG. An old combie van/hut decorated with Yoshitomo Nara's art and objects to create a sense of wonder and discovery, very cool. I loved the monkey in the passenger seat and the little rubber duck on the dash.


361: Bookworm

Being on holidays is lovely for many reasons, but at the moment I'm especially loving vegging out and being a complete bookworm for the day. It even makes for a good pic! PS Great book


360: Beer, backyard cricket and bucketing rain

The traditional Boxing Day party with Ben and his friends is on today. This involves basically: beer, cricket (watched and played), music and a good post Christmas catch up with everyone. Their current house has a super 'viewing deck' from which Liam was providing us with some great mid match commentary. It set up a great photo with the angle, the rain and the activity.


359: Christmas is here

Christmas is here and boy what a day! It's been lovely, filled with family and friends, glorious Christmas food, the after lunch siesta, pressies and games. What better way to cap it off than with an evening swim. I just had to hop out and grab my camera though when we turned the lights on. I loved how they lit up the water, and the clarity that was produced. Nick didn't mind having a few more photos taken for the 365 project. The end is fast approaching, I can't believe I only have 7 photos to go!


358: Setting summer rays

A slight contrast to yesterday's traditional (although fake) Christmas pine tree, today's photo features a palm suited much more to tropical Queensland. I couldn't resist capturing some of the warm summer light cast beautifully across everything along the top of the Kangaroo Point cliffs. Lovely colours.


357: Seasons greetings

Warm season's greetings to everyone! This year Brisbane can proudly boast the world's largest solar powered Christmas tree set up King George Square. The big star on top, made up of solar panels, lights up the 16,000 blubs decorating the 21 meter tree!


356: Rumbling rolling clouds

This afternoon an impressive looking storm rolled across the sky towards Brisbane. From my vantage point of the 14th floor at work I glued myself to the glass for a few minutes trying to capture lighting (dreaming - it wasn't the right conditions, but one day I will get an amazing lighting shot!) and the intensity of the fast paced dark clouds and sheets of rain. My most pleasing shot was when these 2 little birds flew unexpectedly across the sky, fleetingly looking for somewhere to hide I'm sure!


355: Sign language

Inspired for this one by Ben's beautiful sister Amy :)

"You. Are. Beautiful"

And thank you patient Candi for being my model yet again. I know you are rather excited to have not one but 3 full face shots after featuring in so many of my photos here, but never having to reveal your face. Thank you ladies!


354: Beads or beans

Put in a coin and you never know what you might get out of this sweet dispenser. Normally filled with jelly beans, tonight this one gave me a blue beaded necklace. Lucky me!