Project 52, part 5

May 25th, 2015

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means I have Monday off from work! Though I originally didn’t have big plans for it, I did end up doing some fun things:

  • Hung out with a friend who was visiting for the weekend. He moved to California just 2 months ago, so I was glad he came back to see us :D
  • Saw Mad Max: Fury Road, which was a wild ride. So much action and kick-ass women!
  • Played in a video game tournament with a team of 5 friends. (I can’t say which game because of NDA.) We didn’t win every game but did well enough to advance to the next one.
  • Spent a lot of time indoors due to rain, booooo.

And lastly, took a photo for week 21 of my Project 52! As usual, here is the recap for the past 4 weeks.

#18 – Wildflowers
We finally had a weekend of nice weather, so I took a walk at the Bull Creek Greenbelt. I was hoping there’d be a lot of wildflowers blooming now, especially since I’ve been seeing them on the side of the highway. There weren’t many, but I did manage to find a patch of them near the river.

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Changes in May

May 18th, 2015

I remember when I first started at my current job over 7 years ago, it was just a small start-up with 20-30 people. It was my first job out of college! I figured I was young and could take the risks of being in a start-up. If it failed, I’d find another one to try.

I didn’t realize that this company would grow to where it is today, and I feel I really lucked out with that. When we grew to about 80 people, we outgrew our first office. We moved to a brand new 2-story building that was much larger. At first, we only occupied the first floor, but we eventually took over the 2nd floor too. (This is the same office in my work day through photos entry.)

Now we’ve grown to over 400 people! That means moving yet again. Last week was our last week in our previous office. We moved about 3 miles away to a building that’s even larger and with more floors. We’re in the first two right now, but I have a feeling we’ll expand upwards soon.

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Behind the scenes: backdrop photos

May 13th, 2015

It’s been a while since I last did a “behind the scenes” post about one of my photos! I’m actually covering two photos this time:

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These might look familiar because I posted them just recently in my last Project 52 recap. I had several comments about the backdrop set-up, so I decided to talk more about it :)

Fabric: Since I sew, I have a lot of left over fabric, which is what I used for those two photos. When it comes to small set-ups, I don’t think it’s necessary to buy those big paper or muslin backdrops that photographers use for portraits. I would go to your local fabric store, find some inexpensive, matte fabric that isn’t too thin, and buy a couple yards.

White and black are very versatile, but other colors and patterns are fun too. If you look at the first photo, you’ll notice I used fabric with a subtle pattern. I recommend ironing your fabric so the wrinkles won’t show.

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