Portland, March 2018
Pictures from a great weekend in Portland in March 2018, traveling for a video with Twelve Stones Productions.
Photos from exploring downtown Chicago and visiting the Chicago Auto Show with Twelve Stones Productions in February 2018.
The weather ranged from 14 to 28 degrees during our stay and even snowed a bit. I enjoyed having the chance to see the city in winter and hope to visit Chicago again… but probably in summer.
I have been into photography for four years now. While due to having a full-time job and being in graduate school, I was limited in time to devote to photography this year but still managed to get some gigs and go on some vacations, like to Tennessee and Kentucky, Yosemite and San Diego.
Here is a bonus video for a wedding I helped film in September 2017:
Wedding video I filmed with Twelve Stones Productions in Kentucky this summer.
Another summer has come and gone, and with it the vacations, the memories, and the endless warm days turning into long, inviting nights.
This was an odd summer for me in that it was the first time that I have taken a summer class. I took an intensive intro to Web Design class for my grad school program, where I learned HTML and CSS. This, combined with my regular work, gave me little free time.
I still made time for my hobbies of taking walks, playing video games like Titanfall 2 and Pokemon Go, and taking pictures when I could, though.
Rather than sharing local pictures like I did for my Spring 2017 blog post, here are some pictures I took on four different trips this summer, to Kentucky/Tennessee, Phoenix, Yosemite and San Diego.
This was a great trip and my first visit to the South (other than D.C.). I joined my friend David over at Twelve Stones Productions to film a wedding in central Kentucky, and we decided to make a vacation out of it, spending some time in the country and in downtown Nashville. Of course, the BBQ was fantastic and country music was blaring from the rental car the whole trip.
Of course, we couldn’t resist staying in such a cool city without getting some aerial drone shots :)
This was a short one-night trip just a few days after our Nashville trip, so I felt like an airplane traveler expert after spending so much time at the airport in a week. It was a cool video project for Hyundai that I assisted David and the crew working on.
I joined my family for a trip to Yosemite in August and, just like every time I am up in the mountains, it was a relaxing and refreshing experience filled with memories.
From morning walks to bike riding in the valley to lazy afternoons wandering around the countless meadows and the Merced River, I was able to experience one of God’s purest examples of beauty and recharge from a busy year of work and school.
To celebrate my birthday, my family and I went to San Diego to watch a San Diego Padres baseball game and visit the San Diego Zoo. My birthday was on August 21, AKA eclipse day, so I decided to have an impromptu eclipse b-day photoshoot. Check out that and some other SD pics below.
Photos by Tim Worden. Additional aerial photos by Twelve Stones Productions. Copyright 2017, all rights reserved.
Due to working full time at a library and beginning my master’s program, I had little free for my hobby of photography this spring. I am taking an online master’s Library and Information Science program at San Jose State University, which meant tons of reading, research and late nights this semester.
I still tried to take some pictures, however. Here are a few pictures from January – May 2017.
This year marks the third full year I have been into photography. While a filmed a few weddings and took event photos at work, this year I focused for the most part on my favorite genres of photography: architecture and nature.
In selecting these images, I attempted to go for a slow, reflective mood, as several only suggest there are people around and others feature people, cars and a plane in the background. Three were taken with disposable cameras, part of a two-year photo project. Of course, the wedding video has an upbeat, celebratory tone.
I spent the past two years, from September 2014 to September 2016, carrying Fujifilm disposable cameras around, experimenting with the fun, lo-fi cameras to capture my surroundings in a different view than modern DSLRs and camera phones offer.
The images in this photo essay – 27, corresponding to a 27-exposure roll of film – have a special meaning for me because they represent a feeling or a memory I had while pressing the shutter.
In many cases, I attempted to use composition to reflect the mood I wanted that particular image to convey – see “Twilight On Leap Day” and “Eminent Domain,” for example.
More info and technical specs after the photos.
This has been a meaningful project to me for many reasons, one being that simply using the retro cameras has refreshed my views on patience and photography.
The fixed focal length, the limiting quality of the camera, and the month- or two-long gap between taking the picture and receiving the print all contribute to the joy I feel when I get a fresh roll back. I have marveled at the classic film look and mood some of the pictures came back with.
I took about 10 rolls of film, or 270 pictures, during the course of this project. (While I have not counted, this is in comparison to the probably more than 20,000 pictures I took with my digital cameras in that time.)
The film was taken to CVS Photo, who sends them to a processing center. Most times they were printed on Kodak XtraLife II paper, with an accompanying CD with scans given. While I have not tried other film labs, I am impressed with the quality and look these prints have had.
Here is a comparison of images taken with my Panasonic GH4 camera and Panasonic 14mm lens (left image) and a disposable camera.
Photos by Tim Worden, copyright 2014-2016, with the exception of “On the Road,” by Daniel Worden, 2016.
I ventured over to Angel Stadium for opening day 2016, taking the bus to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, ARTIC, and walking to the stadium.
I did not have tickets for the game, just wanted to capture some of the festivities. Glad baseball is back in season!
Photos by Tim Worden, copyright 2016.
With spring – and more daylight hours – coming, I decided to go out and take some pictures after work last week to get back in the photography groove.
Photos in this photo set taken with a Panasonic GH4 camera with a Panasonic 14mm 2.5 lens and a Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens.
By Tim Worden. Copyright 2016, all rights reserved.