Beakernight

My Best of Beakerhead 2015

I am not particularly fast at sorting through and developing photographs (yet), so a month went by while I worked an hour or two at a time to get through the more than a thousand photographs I made during the five days of Beakerhead 2015. I was only about a third of the way through the process when the Beakerhead secretariat put together the official Best of Beakerhead 2015 flickr album. So once I was finally ready to stop tweaking the images in my Beakerhead 2015 photo library, I thought it would be a good exercise to assemble my own best of Beakerhead album. I was originally going to go with 10 images. But then I considered that the official Beakerhead "best of" album contains 32 images selected from more than 700 that were already each photographer's "best of" images and I decided I needed to be even more selective. I'm not sure whether to I prefer to label them them my best, my favourite or something else, but here are 5 images that I think are representative of my photographic work during Beakerhead 2015.

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Beyond the Standard Selfie

In the spirit of Austin Kleon's 2014 book "Show Your Work!", I'm happy to share the set-up, process and results of my first efforts to light paint a series of self portraits. If fussing around with a tripod and camera in a dark room isn't your thing, I've also suggested a few websites you might consider using if you want to go beyond the standard selfie. And last but not least, if you haven't yet encountered the amazing self portrait work of Canadian photographer Paul Zizka, be sure to click the link at the end of the post.

Nov-2015

NaBloPoMo Noob

November is "the" month for annual writing projects. NaNoWriMo started in 1999. It took me ten years to discover NaBloPoMo, which started in 2006. I impulsively signed up as soon as I finished reading the background page. Read on to learn why I think it'll be good for my blogging habit and which tips and tricks I've lined up to help me make it through 30 consecutive days of posting.

The Pros and Cons of Daily Challenges

A week ago I read about the WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge: Just Do It! Krista challenged participants to write every day for a week. Since Christmas isn't already hectic enough (not), I decided to take part. Today is day 7, which brings that particular challenge to an end. If nothing else, participating in the challenge…