View On Black
Went out today and FINALLY got some clamp lights and a huge black sheet. Total cost - $35 including a medium fry from McDonalds and a KFC Snacker (the last two are ESSENTIAL in building a ghetto studio. Trust me.) I didn't spend too much time experimenting with it, I'm SO tired. Ive been up since 7 last night so that I can get back on a regular sleep schedule and so I just shot as many pictures as my internal memory would hold and called it quits. I know this shot isn't perfect but it's the best one of the bunch. I'm having issues with the auto focus and not having a remote suckssss. I used Charlie (my giant stuffed moose), a bottle of Pepto Bismol and a table/pedestal thingie as 'targets' but it's hard to get my face exactly where it needs to be to come out focused. I'm pretty frustrated with it but hopefully I'll be able to figure it out tomorrow. I'm also not sure what kind of bulbs I should be using. Whatever though, I don't feel like getting into it tonight, I have to be up early tomorrow morning. Blah. I'll take pictures of my set up and ask all my questions tomorrow.
I've been trying to read up on copyrights and legal stuff regarding my photos. My head is fucking spinning. I feel completely stupid. It's all a bunch of big words and I have to read one sentence 7 times to understand it. After I translate it at Dictionary.com. It just frustrates me because I'm an adult. It shouldn't be that difficult. I'm embarassed that at age 20 I still have to sit down with my mom so she can explain things to me that I don't understand. Anyway. It's all such a big mess and I'm so tired of it. And I'm not just talking about that drawing. I'm starting to find my photos all over the internet, people claiming them as their own, or cutting them up and adding text to them to put up on their myspace pages (I fucking despise myspace.). It just makes me want to smash my camera to bits and forget it. It's frustrating! I've got some photos that I've taken that I'm completely in love with and I love being able to share them with people, and maybe give people a little insight into my world and the way my brain works. All I ask for is a little respect. Please enjoy my photos. Or even hate them. Whatever. Just please, don't take them! Photography is all I have. It's the only thing I'm good at. It keeps me sane. It's the only thing in my life that I have complete control over.
I'm rambling again. I talk too much. I feel like I haven't blogged in so long though, so the next few days expect really long ramblings. I need to get this stuff out of my head or it will make me cuckoobananas.
I never did end up seeing Wall-E, which was kind of sad. But we're kind of tight on money until my dad gets home, he always leaves us a 'budget' that we're supposed to stay on while he's gone and he gets mad when we take more out of the bank than he wants us to. But mom said I could get a studio or go see a movie. Yeah, as much as I love robots, I love photography more. Just a little bit. :P I don't regret it though, I'm so excited, this is actually going to help motivate me to finally clean my room
and move some furniture around so I can have a corner set specifically for my 'studio' instead of having to duct tape my sheets to the wall every time I want to take a picture.
But I'm hoping the drive in theatre will show Wall-E soon, it's 5 bucks to see 3 movies. It's pretty awesome, I wish there were more drive in theatres still open. You can sit outside and talk and laugh and SMOKE and drink (don't worry, I don't drink and drive!) and just chill out and get comfortable. And did I mention THREE movies for $5? I can't believe how outrageous movie tickets cost nowadays. It's insane. And then bottled water is like $3, a SMALL popcorn is $4.50. I mean damn.
Anyway I went a little nuts with my dad's PayPal account today...I found some seriously rad navel rings that I HAD to have. I mean. Come on. Look at them. I NEED them. I bought one for Sissy too but I can't post it here for you guys to see because she's a snoop and watches my stream. Haha <3
I really should probably go to bed. But I kind of got a second wind. I might go play with my lights some more...