Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New prints are in!

I went to pick up my prints after work today and I'm so happy! I can't wait to start working with the photos. I'm still waiting on some of my card stock because the samples just shipped today, but in the meantime, I'll be turning some of these into postcards.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Starting over

I attempted last night to make some magnets. Well, it didn't work. The ink wasn't drying on the plastic and running. Maybe it'll be dry finally when I get home and I can see what happens after. Instead I ordered some supplies today which will hopefully come by the end of the week so I can get working on it and do it properly.

In other news, in an attempt to find new inspiring images I trekked over to Chinatown on my lunch to do some photography. My mind and eye is still adjusting back to viewing things as "photographs" so I only shot a few things. 1-2 may be interesting enough to produce.

I have several rolls of film at home I never got around to developing so I think in the next few weeks I'll need to take them to be developed. I'm sure the quality has gone down since it's ideal to develop film as soon as it's been exposed. We'll see. I do recall there being a roll of Chinatown when I went on a photo walk with someone via Craigslist way back when. I had more luck, but I need to keep in mind: the more you photograph, the better your photography will be.

Always a work in progress ...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tea and Ice Cream

Ventured out with a friend today to catch up on life. First stop was a cozy shop in the Richmond District to Tal Y Tara for tea and tiny sandwiches ...








And of course, ventured to the Mission District for the famous ice cream at Mitchell's.



And for my usual flavor of choice, Grasshopper Pie! Dipped in chocolate. Yum!

Introductions please!

Hello and welcome to Sunset Shutterbug!

I had the idea for Sunset Shutterbug several years ago when I decided to print my photos and make them into greeting cards. I had some family members say they liked my cards and I should try to sell them. Now I'm finally getting around to it!

I started doing photography when I took my first photography class my senior year in high school. I took several classes at my local junior college and really loved it. I've taken a bit of a hiatus from photography, but am getting back into it since I finally have a working camera! Since it's been a while, it'll take me some time to get back into my groove and to re-train my eye so you'll see how my photography changes ... and hopefully improves! The more you shoot, the better you get.

I'm aiming to venture out more and explore San Francisco where I live. It's currently raining which makes photography a bit more challenging but I'll be posting pictures I take, along with ones I'm working on creating into greeting cards.

I'm a fan of repetition and patterns in photographs. I also like photographing not your typical objects or unusual things that maybe someone else would overlook. But we'll see what new images I come up with! Food is also a fun topic I enjoy.

If you'd like to see my Etsy shop I have set up, please check out Sunset Shutterbug!