The Vengeful Polyglot

LA Photography!

Posted on: September 13, 2011

Short hair! Don’t judge based on terribad picture; it’s a bit cuter than it seems.

I haven’t posted in a bit because I’ve been busy officially moving back to LA. It’s very weird having all my stuff in one place and not knowing when I’ll next wind up in Irvine. I suppose I’ll adapt to not being nomadic at some point. At least my bedroom set is finally together and I can have artwork on the walls (and by artwork, I mean lots and lots of WoW posters)!

I’ve decided to take up photography to hopefully fill up my “break” time between graduation and applying to jobs/grad school, because I think I’ll go insane doing nothing. Even though I really enjoy the arts, I’ve never been too good at them. Particularly with drawing and painting, what my motor skills are capable of producing is nothing like what I see in my head. I’ve always thought perhaps I’d do better at photography — even if I can’t “make” something that looks how I imagine, if I learn to capture beautiful things that already exist, I may do better.

To that end, I have a lovely new Canon Rebel T3i from my mom equipped with the kit lens (18-55mm). I am trying to do pictures! And Lightroom! Things are going so-so, but at least I have a general idea of how to shoot in manual and process RAWs. I have such intense lens envy, though. I think I have like 7 lenses on my wishlist, even limiting to lenses ~$500 or below. Damn you, expensive hobbies! Anyway, here are a few of the pictures I’ve taken so far that don’t totally embarrass me.


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