Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

San Jose Obon Series, 2015.

One of my current goals is to put together a series of shots, a portfolio if you will. This requires some forethought as I am shooting and also in post processing. It's like moving from one cool note to a phrase, verse or eventually a song. It varies but a series would be from 7-15 shots. It could even have a beginning and end to the sequence.

A series should hold together visually, tell a story and ultimately evoke an emotional response. I am just starting on this but it is the next step for my photography. Here is my San Jose Obon, 2015 series:

Pro Tip: These projects sometimes come together better looking backwards, even after the photos sit for awhile. Best to shoot a lot, then in the editing process get a feel for the story.

 San Jose, 2015.

San Jose, 2015.

 San Jose, 2015.

San Jose, 2015.

 San Jose, 2015.

San Jose, 2015.

 San Jose, 2015.

San Jose, 2015.

 San Jose, 2015.

San Jose, 2015.

 San Jose, 2015.

San Jose, 2015.

 San Jose, 2015.

San Jose, 2015.

 San Jose, 2015.

San Jose, 2015.