Odds and Ends: My photos that didn’t quite make Instagram in 2016

I tried to do more photography than ever in 2016, and for the most part I think I succeeded.

I made a resolution to take more photographs of people that year. To be bolder. More in your face. To tell better stories with my photos. To be more concrete and less abstract.

Looking back I made good on that resolution. Many of my photos in 2016 are filled with people. Continue reading

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New Orleans photo field trip

New Orleans is only about an hour south of where I live. I’ve only been there twice, and yesterday was the second time.

I didn’t know where else to go, so me, my girlfriend and her siblings spent our evening in the French Quarter. Honestly, I don’t think there’s anywhere else I would have wanted to go.

The French Quarter is beautiful. It’s everything I love about city life. It’s nice to escape the big “box stores” and strip malls that surround our residence in Baton Rouge and see some true Southern culture.

I took well over 200 photos. The ones I liked best are below. (I used my Canon Rebel, but I ended up playing around with the pictures quite a bit on  Snapseed, VSCOcam and Hipstamatic. Hipstamatic is a bit gimmicky, but occasionally it works, and very well too.)