Category Archives: Photo Journal

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll – Page 5

On a recent trip to Algona with Joe we made a stop in West Bend and I knocked out Page 5 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT:


Photo Journal - Page 5
Page 5 – Go somewhere really touristy and take nontouristy pictures.

Here are a few of the pictures I took but didn’t select to tape into the Photo Journal:


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I honestly have no clue what page of the Photo Journal I will tackle next.

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll – Page 17

I was recently doing the summer senior pictures for Saydie Howard. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to do another one of the pages for THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT;


Photo Journal - Page 17
Page 17 – And what about the last thing that made you cry.

Saydie’s beau Kyle and Kelly Howard were photo assistants on this photo shoot. Which was a good thing because Kyle introduced me to a sunflower patch I didn’t know about, but will be visiting soon. Heck I might have visited between the time I wrote this post and the time that this got delivered gently into your inbox by the Photography 139 delivery system. (Spoiler: It is a series of tubes.)

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll – Page 9

On the last day of my vacation I took a quick sprint up to Dolliver Memorial State Park. On my way there I passed through Dayton. I stopped in Dayton to look for something to fulfill Page 9 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.

I found this picture just waiting to be harvested:


Photo Journal - Page 9
Page 9 – Take a beautiful photo of something ugly.

I found a lot of ugly in Dayton and I think I managed to turn some of it into beauty. Here are a few the other contenders that didn’t get printed and taped into the photo journal:


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Page 9 - Rejects

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Page 9 - Rejects

Next time we visit the THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT, we will hit up Page 8.

A PHOTO JOURNAL – HENRY CARROLL – PAGE 80

On the last day of my vacation, I headed to Dolliver Memorial State Park. My mission was to complete Page 80 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT. Good news is that it worked out!


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Page 80 – Next time you pass something and think, “Hey that would make a great picture”, actually stop and take a picture.

I stopped and took this picture somewhere along P70.

The next time we delve into the THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT will be about beautiful-ugly or ugly-beautiful.

A PHOTO JOURNAL – HENRY CARROLL – PAGE 12

On the way back to Minnesota from Kansas, Bethany, Dae Hee, and Nora stopped by my place for some respite. While they were there, I was able to take this picture of Nora sleeping while Dae Hee and I watched DUEL.

I considered it a perfect fit Page 12 of the THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.


Photo Journal - Page 12
How are you feeling? Communicate with light.

The next time we catch up with THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT, it might involve a stop I might not normally make.

A PHOTO JOURNAL – HENRY CARROLL – PAGE 10

Since I have a very large backlog currently, I’m going to post an entry to AN ARTIST’S NOTEBOOK on Sundays until that backlog gets cleaned up quite a bit.

This picture is the latest entry into the THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.

This time there was no photo assistant. Just me and one of my cameras and Honey Creek.


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Page 10 – Take a Political Picture of Nature

This underwater photo reminds me that I need to find a volunteer, somebody with long hair, to pose for another underwater photo. Interested parties may volunteer in the comments section of this here post.

Next time we take a look at THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT we will be looking at expressing feelings through light. Sounds like a hoot!

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll – Page 15

Last Saturday while I was leaving the Cultural Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, I came across what I considered a perfect example of Page 15 for THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.

This time there was no photo assistant, just a rocking soundtrack coming from a speaker somewhere on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. “We built this city. We built this city on rock’n’roll!!!”


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Page 15 – Show beauty in the banal.

Only one photo can go in the Photo Journal, but I also liked these:


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I’m not sure what page in the THE PHOTO JOURNAL is next for me. The one that seems to be calling me next is Page 10.

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll – Page 24

On Sunday, I redid Page 24 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT. While I already did this page with Shannon, I decided to redo it because of the lighting conditions for that photo shoot weren’t ideal and it made those pictures very noisy.

This time I used Naima as the model and Jesse was a photo assistant.


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Page 24

Page 24 is “Throw something at your subject and capture their reaction with a fast shutter speed.”

That picture is the one that will go in the book, but I thought you might also enjoy some of the rejects:


Photo Journal Reject - Page 24

Photo Journal Reject - Page 24

Photo Journal Reject - Page 24

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Photo Journal Reject - Page 24

I took some photos with Nader on Wednesday, but I haven’t quite decided on them yet.