Odyssey

My name is Sarah Hornbeck.
"Photography is my passion. The search for truth is my obsession." -Alfred Steiglitz

I am happy that they built cathedrals, though. Because they are gorgeous. But other than that…wtf.

I am happy that they built cathedrals, though. Because they are gorgeous. But other than that…wtf.

lomographicsociety:

Jurgen Teller Tells It Like It Is

This week’s featured portrait photographer is fashionista favourite, Juergen Teller. The German lensman is one of the few artists who remains analogue—armed with his Contax G2—which suits his unorthodox “in-your-face” shooting style. Read more to see some of his most popular work, from commercial projects to couture clients to commissioned portraits.

Choose Life ↘

Trainspotting.

Susan Sontag putting my thoughts into words.

Susan Sontag putting my thoughts into words.

photojojo:

You’ve had a stash of photo paper from your last photo class sitting on your shelf for ages.

Our buddy Mike Dunckley showed us how to make photos at home with a quick set-up that doesn’t involve wet chemicals and enlargers.

How to Make Photos at Home with a Quickie Darkroom


Photo Tips

Not that I’m a brilliant photographer and you should be taking tips from me, but these are just some really basic things I’ve learned from school or whatever:

1. Pick an angle.
2. Use the lighting to your advantage. Notice the way it reflects, or shines into, or highlights things, etc.
3. Pay attention to the framing of your photographs: symmetrical or not symmetrical? What should you cut out and where should you cut it out?
4. Depth of field. What do you want in focus/where do you want the focus of your photo to be?
5. Negative space can be really effective if used correctly.
6. Flash or no? Seems really obvious, but I personally prefer to use no flash if I can. Even at night. Some people use flash during the daylight. Depends on how you want the photo to appear.
7. Experiment! Even if it turns out bad, keep trying.

Typical.

Typical.