Saturday, 23 July 2011

28/365 - Paint Your Own Colours Into The World

Okay, so this blogpost won't make any sense if you're not familiar with flickr, but I'm guessing everyone is so I'll just get on with it.

This photo has completely transformed flickr for me. Currently it's #15 in explore for that day, which is absolutely INSANE, I really can't believe it. It's been added to 3 galleries. THREE! It's been posted on tumblr by someone (I don't know who), and that post has over 60 notes of people liking or reblogging it, which is just ridiculous.

Since I posted this photo 4 days ago, I've had over 1,000 views each day, which I just can't believe. Before I posted this, I was ecstatic when I got 200 views in one day (I still am), but over 1,000 4 days in a row? WOW.

The photo itself is nearly at 1,000 views. My second most viewed photo is at about 300, so it's absolutely mind-blowing.

I just wanted to make this post to try and express how I'm feeling about this, because I think I'm still in shock.

Thank you, everyone. You're all so, so amazing.

Thursday, 21 July 2011


Todays 365 photo:

I had quite a few shots that I like from this shoot, so I decided to post them here, since I've been neglecting my blog for a while.

This reminds me of the monsters from the 'Life On Mars' Doctor Who episode.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


1/365 by nattalieee__
1/365, a photo by nattalieee__ on Flickr.

Yeah, I've decided to start a 365 project again since I bought a tripod and remote today.

The first 25 photos will all be inspired by Frank Turner lyrics.

This is inspired by 'Worse Things Happen At Sea'.


Tuesday, 31 May 2011

28 Days of Photoshop

I don't have Photoshop. And I can't afford to buy it. I downloaded the 30 day trial version 2 days ago and proceeded to neglect it for a while. But now it's time to change. It's pointless downloading the trial if I'm not going to make use of it. Which is where this project comes in.

I've decided to do a 28 days of photoshop project, hence the title of this post. It will consist of 28 photos (if I have the time and patience– and enough ideas). However, I won't be doing a photo every single day because I have plans for three of these days, from the 6th til the 8th, but I will try to make up for this by doing more t
han one on certain days.

Short post, I know but I don't really have all that much to say on the subject since I've only just started the project.

But here is day 1:

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Macro Photos Minus the Massive Price

A few posts ago I mentioned the act of freelensing and said I'd post more examples in due course. Since then, I've really gotten into freelensing and, in particular, reversing the camera lens and using it as a macro lens. This is a much cheaper option than forking out £100+ for an actual macro lens but takes much more skill and patience than just finding a bug or a flower or whatever and snapping away.

I thought I'd use this space to display some freelensing shots that I haven't uploaded to flickr, plus a couple of my personal favourites. So, here you go:

Monday, 23 May 2011

Apologies & General Change

Yes, I realise that in my last post I said that I would update my blog more frequently and Flickr less so but recently I've been neglecting both. I just wanted to formally apologise for being generally rubbish. So, sorry about that.

Second thing I wanted to talk about was me starting a second blog on this site. I like to think this blog is purely for photography-type topics but unfortunately it's a topic that I usually have very little to speak about, leading this blog to be updated very rarely compared to most blogs I've seen on this site. However, I really like the idea of having a blog, like a diary that doesn't require a working pen (which is something of a rarity in my house). But, having this acting as a purely photography based blog, I'm unable to update and post as much as I'd like to.

All of this is leading me to start a new blog containing snippets of my life, like extracts from an unwritten autobiography. I'll going to try and keep the blogs separate but there probably will be some crossover, with some posts on the general blog having a vague mention of photography at some point.

I'm guessing that my new blog will most likely be about college, exams, university and friends- the typical teenage topics. But I'll try to make it witty. Emphasis on 'try', I may not/probably won't get it right.

So, for general insights into my life you could follow this blog, which will be updated gradually within the next few days, then hopefully more frequently thereafter.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

The Abandoning of Project 365

So, for those of you who have read my blog before (or, indeed, if you're my contact on Flickr) you'll probably be aware that I started Project 365 about a month ago and, as you can probably guess from the title of this post, today is the day that I'm announcing my quitting of said project.

I decided that, rather than writing a lengthy description on a photo on Flickr explaining why I'm quitting the project, I should write a blog post explaining the situation that I could just post a link to, which would save time and effort in the long run.

The main reason for quitting my 365 is actually the same reason I was doubting starting it in the first place: I ended up taking photos because I had to rather than because I had an idea and wanted to take a photo. The second- and arguably more important- reason is college. I have a total of 12 days before all of my artwork has to be completed and the art exhibition goes up. I also have 19 days until my first exam. I desperately need to do well in my exams to secure my place at Winchester university and, although in maths I'm pretty much guaranteed to get an A, grades in my other subjects are much less concrete. Especially since my confidence in my English grade has been knocked after finding out that I didn't do so well in my coursework.

Anyway, pretty conventional reasons for people to quit their 365 projects. Sorry I couldn't be more original.

On another note, I've decided to try and update this blog more frequently and my Flickr less frequently, reserving my longer photo descriptions for this blog. Which basically means that, rather than boring my Flickr contacts all the time, I'll be boring my blog followers instead. But only 4 people follow my blog (including myself) so it isn't a big deal. :)