Today, I reached the 50 day mark of my 365 project. I actually didn’t even notice that I had hit 50 until I was adding a description to the photo on flickr. If I had noticed early, I probably would’ve done something more exciting and celebratory. Alas, I shall have to wait until the next milestone. That’s probably a good thing though. Gives me time to think of some ideas.

Usually I have to get up early on Saturdays for my acting class, but we’re on break right now. I have the horrible feeling that I’m going to wake up early tomorrow anyway, though. I suppose if I do, I can just go out for an early-morning photo walk. It wouldn’t be the end of the world.

Still trying to figure out how to do an LJ-Cut type thing. It kind of sucks that I haven’t figured it out already — I really wanted to post some outtakes from my Valentine’s Day shoot. I might still do that, but I really need to figure out the thingy first (wow, so descriptive).

A lot of my posts for a while will probably include me griping and moaning about trying to figure out how to make this all work the way I want it to. I apologize for that, but bear with me. My hope is that this will eventually get interesting.

Oh, and that shoot I was talking about in my last post? Didn’t really work out very well. We left the house a little too late and it was getting too dark. Plus, it was really cold and for the shots I wanted, we wouldn’t be wearing our coats. I still took one shot, but it didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted. Maybe I’ll go back and try again another time.

work it out.

Working on figuring out how to post photos to this without them just sort of… being there. Like an LJ-cut on LiveJournal. You’d think it’d be easy to figure it out. Maybe I’m just not trying hard enough. This weekend, I plan to spend a pretty good amount of time working on this to make it pretty and functional. Stay tuned.

For now, I need to go get ready for a photo-shoot with my friend. She’s visiting from California and we only have a few days left before she leaves. A couple days ago, we went for a walk and found that the playground closest to my house is completely covered in snow. It looks a little bit ridiculous. I thought it might be fun to do a shoot there, so we’ll see how that goes.

is this thing on?

Why, hello there!

So, I’ve had this site for a while but I keep forgetting to do anything with it.  I probably should’ve started using it at the beginning of the year when I started my 365 project, but… I didn’t.  Oh, procrastination.

You may know me from flickr, or perhaps you just know me.  You might also have absolutely no idea who I am. My name is Zoie Pulkka.  I’m 15 and I am trying extremely hard to work my way up in the photography world.  I shoot with a Canon Rebel XTi.  I’m still a little fuzzy on what exactly this site is going to be used for.  Most likely, it’ll be for behind-the-scenes stuff and shots that I liked but didn’t really want to upload to flickr.

I have some big plans for this year, as far as my photography goes.  I’d really like to start doing more photo-shoots and expand my portfolio a bit.  I want to start learning more about the way cameras really work (which will be assisted by my brand new Lensbaby Composer).  It’d be great if I could work as an assistant to a professional photographer over the summer.  I’d also love to meet some other photographers my age in my area that I can work and grow with.  I think that would be fun.

That’s really all for this post.  Just trying to figure out how this thing works.  If you get a chance, you should add me on flickr and follow me on Twitter.  You can also add me on facebook, though I have to admit, I’m a little flaky about checking my friend requests on there.

Thanks for reading.  Keep an eye out for more updates!