Category Archives: Photo Journal

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.


Photo Journal - Page 10
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!!!”


Photo Journal - Page 15
Page 15 – Show beauty in the banal.

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


Photo Journal Reject - Page 15

Photo Journal Reject - Page 15



Photo Journal Reject - Page 15

Photo Journal Reject - Page 15

Photo Journal Reject - Page 15

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.


Photo Journal - Page 24
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

Photo Journal Reject - Page 24

Photo Journal Reject - Page 24

Photo Journal Reject - Page 24

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

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll

My new Wednesday Photo Project is to work my way through the book “Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs. A photo journal” by Henry Carroll. I’m not sure how much I’ll do on each night, but I made my first foray into the book with Shannon’s assistance last Wednesday.

The way the book works is that is mostly a collection of pages to paste pictures into with photo directives like:

Take an ugly picture of something beautiful.
Create drama around the edge of your frame.
Use aperture to capture melancholy.
Make light the subject of your photography.

And so on and so forth.

Here are four images I started with:


Photograph a park bench.
Photograph a park bench.

Show us that photography is a form of magic.
Show us that photography is a form of magic.

Photograph your earliest memory.
Photography your earliest memory.

Throw something at your subject and capture their reaction with a fast
Throw something at your subject and capture their reaction with a fast shutter speed.

Since I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to attack this project, I might redo a couple of these photos because I think I’m going to add on a rule that nobody can be in more