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SarahJean Holden

Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a recent photography graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. I just moved to Cleveland, Ohio! I'm excited to learn about my new city and have lots of new adventures. I like to post my own work, work that inspires me, and the occasional laugh.

23rd
Aug
Thu
  • So this is an old photo created before the time of photoshop.  Pretty cool, huh?  I mean, the amount of work needed to create a photo like this before digital, before 35mm film even, is astounding.  
Photography was expensive, and this image is a combination of at least 8 different images, all which had to be planned and photographed correctly.  Then they had to be developed correctly, then cut out and put into a single image correctly all by hand and all so that it kind of looked realistic.  
Today the culture of photography revolves mostly around speed.  The speed of viewing an image after it’s taken, the speed that photo can be corrected, the speed it takes to get onto the internet, and the speed it takes to get the photo from a digital form to print form.  Instagram, flickr, facebook… it’s all about the speed of a photograph.  So it’s kind of cool to think that this photograph probably took days to make, maybe even weeks.  All for a single image.  I mean, if we can take fantastic photos in a matter of seconds.  Imagine what we could create if we sat down and took our time.  I bet some pretty amazing stuff would happen.  

    So this is an old photo created before the time of photoshop.  Pretty cool, huh?  I mean, the amount of work needed to create a photo like this before digital, before 35mm film even, is astounding.  

    Photography was expensive, and this image is a combination of at least 8 different images, all which had to be planned and photographed correctly.  Then they had to be developed correctly, then cut out and put into a single image correctly all by hand and all so that it kind of looked realistic.  

    Today the culture of photography revolves mostly around speed.  The speed of viewing an image after it’s taken, the speed that photo can be corrected, the speed it takes to get onto the internet, and the speed it takes to get the photo from a digital form to print form.  Instagram, flickr, facebook… it’s all about the speed of a photograph.  So it’s kind of cool to think that this photograph probably took days to make, maybe even weeks.  All for a single image.  I mean, if we can take fantastic photos in a matter of seconds.  Imagine what we could create if we sat down and took our time.  I bet some pretty amazing stuff would happen.  

  • 18th
    Jul
    Wed
  • ilovecharts:

via Fran Job

Haha. 

    ilovecharts:

    via Fran Job

    Haha. 

  • 17th
    Apr
    Tue
  • “ I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. ”

    -

    Oscar Wilde (via cognitiverevolution)

    I know too many people that have trouble understanding this concept.  

    (Source: cavum)

  • 10th
    Jan
    Tue

    coursekit:

    Where do good ideas come from? Steven Johnson shows us.  

    via co-labdesign

    29th
    Dec
    Thu
  • bandh:

How Photographers Actually Spend Their Time (via A Photo Editor)

    bandh:

    How Photographers Actually Spend Their Time (via A Photo Editor)

    Tags: pie chart photography photographer slice work spend time photographs business 
    Notes: 137
    Reblogged from bandh
  • 17th
    Dec
    Sat
  • Speed Drawing

    When most of us think of youtube we often think of movie clips, cute kittens, and bad home videos.  But when I want to get inspired in my art I often look up ‘speed drawing’.  For those of you that may not know what speed drawing is, it’s simply a time lapsed video of someone drawing.  Normally the person takes a few hours to tape themselves drawing a picture.  The tape is then sped up until the entire hours-long process of drawing a picture can be viewed in 3 to 5 minutes.  The effect is pretty cool, especially if the artist is very talented.  I just find it so inspiring to see such good art being created right in front of your eyes.  Being a photography student, I hear sometimes that photo is for people that can’t “actually do art”.  Its for people who can’t draw and so they want to take the easy way out and press a button.  As for myself, drawing was my first love, and photography came around later.  I still enjoy drawing and sketching, and watching talented artists create work by hand is still absolutely fascinating to me.  Here is a channel on youtube I like to watch for speed drawing.  It’s pretty awesome.  You should check it out.  

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ThePortraitArt 

  • 28th
    Nov
    Mon
  • This photo was taken just across from my RIT Colony apartment a few nights ago.  I’m not normally in the right place at the right time.  But this was the exception! 

    This photo was taken just across from my RIT Colony apartment a few nights ago.  I’m not normally in the right place at the right time.  But this was the exception! 

  • 29th
    Sep
    Thu

    This is another video I made in my 4D class.  Its pretty artsy, but I figure this is tumblr so its no big deal.  Our assignment called for no characters, no specific plots, and no live footage, so this is what I came up with.  

    21st
    May
    Sat
  • comeponderwithme:

amisplacedsouvenier:

my life.

I must have this!

    comeponderwithme:

    amisplacedsouvenier:

    my life.

    I must have this!

  • Accent Red by Neil Talwar