Category Archives: 9 Emotions Project

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE REMINDER – PORTRAIT

This is your reminder that this week’s WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is PORTRAIT:


WEEK 116 - PORTRAIT
PORTRAIT


Here is a good definition of PORTRAIT provide by the good folks at Wikipedia:

Portrait photography or portraiture in photography is a photograph of a person or group of people that captures the personality of the subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses. A portrait picture might be artistic, or it might be clinical, as part of a medical study.

Seems simple enough! Here are a few examples:


LOSER - PORTRAIT

PORTRAIT - LOSER

Faceless Portrait Loser

WEEK 91 - PORTRAIT - MICKY AUGUSTIN 1
Micky Augustin

WEEK 34 - PORTRAIT - ANGIE DEWAARD 1
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 34 - PORTRAIT - CARLA STENSLAND 1
Carla Stensland

WEEK 91 - PORTRAIT - MIKE VEST 2
Mike Vest



WEEK 68 - SELF-PORTRAIT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT

AMUSEMENT - DAE HEE YOON

WEEK 34 - PORTRAIT - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

That collection ought to get your creative juices flowing!

Happy photo harvesting!

Dog Face

I have a considerable backlog of images that I need to edit. Part of the problem is that I edit photos in 2 separate distinct locations and it is often difficult for me to figure out what I have edited in one location, but not the other. I have begun the process of mirroring these images in both locations so that I can actually make real head way on my back log. Plus, it should free up some valuable hard drive real estate in both locations.

Not to bore you with too many details, but the first step in this process involves tons or robocopy scripts AND an external hard drive.

And with that, here are some backlog images of Naima from February.


Bunny Tracks

Naima - February 2017

Naima - February 2017

Naima - February 2017

Naima - February 2017

In addition to trying to get a better organizational grasp on my images that are physically in my possession, I’m also trying to get a better organization to my images that are in the SmugMug Gallery.

While it doesn’t help that effort, it is part of a slight re-design of the website. If you’ve been on the website lately you may have noticed some slight changes.

*The base color remains purple. It will always be purple. However, I got rid of some gold and green accent colors and replaced those with a silver and a light blue.
*I completely replaced the old headers with new headers.
*On the homepage, gone is the slide show of recent pictures added to the SmugMug Gallery. It has been replaced with a slide show of images submitted for The Weekly Photo Challenge.

There are some more changes coming, eventually. I’m looking to re-design every page from the About page to the Products page. I might even add a services page where I quote my prices. Like $75,000 to do a wedding on a Saturday that is an Iowa State home game. I hope you don’t think that prices me out of the market.

Here are a look at the current rotating headers on the website:


Header - 2017

Header - 2017

Header - 2017

Header - 2017

Header - 2017

Header - 2017

Header - 2017

Header - 2017

Header - 2017

Header - 2017

In the end, I hope to add about 15 more rotating headers to the slight website redesign.

The 9 Emotions Project – Dae Hee Yoon

Happy Black Friday! I hope you were able to get out there and adequately celebrate our nation’s self-destructive addiction to consumerism. I hope some of you hit it really hard to make up for the fact that I (most likely – I mean I know myself pretty well, but I’m not full on psychic) probably haven’t left my house. Unless it was to hustle up some breakfast. I mean, it isn’t like I keep food in my house.

If you are out an about in Boone though, you can swing by Boone’s very on Wal-Mart and greet me. I’ll be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. As loud and proud and annoying as is humanly possible. You can check with my sisters, co-workers, and various friends. I can get pretty annoying.

Today’s blog post isn’t about consumerism though. It is about Dae Hee and THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT. Take a gander:


9 EMOTIONS PROJECT - DAE HEE YOON
Dae Hee Yoon!

In case you have forgotten the emotions:


JOY - DAE HEE YOON
Joy

SADNESS - DAE HEE YOON
Sadness

ANGER - DAE HEE YOON
Anger

AMUSEMENT - DAE HEE YOON
Amusement

FEAR - DAE HEE YOON
Fear

JEALOUSY - DAE HEE YOON
Jealousy

SURPRISE - DAE HEE YOON
Surprise

SYMPATHY - DAE HEE YOON
Sympathy

BOREDOM - DAE HEE YOON
Boredom

Nice work Dae Hee! I don’t know who will be the next victim… I mean subject for THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT. I have my eye on a few people. Could be you. Could be me… well it won’t be me, but it could definitely be you!

The 9 Emotions Project – Laura Miller

Laura recently became the 21st person (if you count me, but you really shouldn’t) to pose for THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT:


9 EMOTIONS PROJECT - LAURA MILLER
Laura!

If you can’t recall, these are the 9 Emotions:


JOY - LAURA MILLER
Joy

SADNESS - LAURA MILLER
Sadness

ANGER - LAURA MILLER
Anger

AMUSEMENT - LAURA MILLER
Amusement

FEAR - LAURA MILLER
Fear

JEALOUSY - LAURA MILLER
Jealousy

SURPRISE - LAURA MILLER
Surprise

SYMPATHY - LAURA MILLER
Sympathy

BOREDOM - LAURA MILLER
Boredom

Next time we check in with THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT, we will check in with somebody very special to Laura. Just not as special to Laura as Laura is to Nate.

The 9 Emotions Project – Nate Miller

Nate recently became the 20th person (if you count me, but you really shouldn’t) to pose for THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT:


9 EMOTIONS PROJECT - NATE MILLER
Nate!

If you can’t recall, these are the 9 Emotions:


JOY - NATE MILLER
Joy

SADNESS - NATE MILLER
Sadness

ANGER - NATE MILLER
Anger

AMUSEMENT - NATE MILLER
Amusement

FEAR - NATE MILLER
Fear

JEALOUSY - NATE MILLER
Jealousy

NATE - SURPRISE
Surprise

NATE - SYMPATHY
Sympathy

NATE - BOREDOM
Boredom

Next time we check in with THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT, we will check in with somebody very special to Nate.

9 Emotions Project – Brandon Kahler

Brandon was the latest to tap into his inner silent film star and pose for THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT. Here is his collection:


9 Emotions Project - Brandon Kahler
9 Emotions Project – Brandon Kahler

In case you forgot the emotions, here they are again:


Joy - Brandon Kahler
Joy

Sadness - Brandon Kahler
Sadness

Anger  - Brandon Kahler
Anger

Amusement - Brandon Kahler
Amusement

Fear - Brandon Kahler
Fear

Jealousy - Brandon Kahler
Jealousy

Surprise - Brandon Kahler
Surprise

Sympathy - Brandon Kahler
Sympathy

Boredom - Brandon Kahler
Boredom

So who will be the next to pose for THE 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT? I don’t know. But I have a few ideas.