Tiya M. Photography

Month: September, 2012

You Never Know

I am about to do something I never really thought I would ever do…on this blog, anyway. I am going to post pictures I took with my phone. These phone pictures have Instagram filters on them, too. I would have taken the following shots with my actual camera, but I didn’t have it. And I’m not one to overlook a photo opportunity – whether it be with my iPhone or my Canon. So, here it goes.

This past Saturday, I went to a Farmer’s Market with one of my friends, because she needed apples. I like walking, and I like apples. I myself didn’t buy any, but I did buy a tiny pumpkin for 50 cents (actually, two of them…). I named one Dimitri and he sits on my desk. Sometimes I bring him to my friends’ apartments/rooms so he can hang out with his cousin. I forgot what his cousin’s name is though. Sorry.

He’s the pumpkin on the bottom right (on the table).

What made me really happy was that there was a huge antique market there as well. Walking around so much old things made me feel at home, mainly because my house is filled with antiques.


I also took pictures of my first 2D Design project I wrote about in my previous post. It was so much more complicated than it looks! The assignment was to pick a letter and a font and create a design with it, balancing the positive and negative space. We then transferred the design onto an 8″x8″ piece of Linoleum and carved out the positive space. The whole project took about 25 hours…probably because my design was so intricate, which complicated things. I cut myself 3 times! :P

Transferring the design onto Bristol Board was ridiculous. I’m pretty sure it took me at least 3 hours to get four decent prints.

Then we had to photocopy one of the prints 14 times on colored paper to stick on the windows. This was also tedious. Everything about Art is tedious.

The last few pictures are just random ones I took. I wish I had my actual camera with me when I was outside taking these…

After the rain.

Street + Puddles + Leaves + Street Lights = Interesting Colors.

I know these are all just phone pictures, but I hope you got something out of looking at them. Like I said, posting something like this isn’t at all what I would usually do, so it may or may not happen again. I just thought these particular pictures were pretty neat and wanted to share them. Good night, world!

This Won’t Be Too Exciting…

…but it’s still a new blog post. It won’t be super long because it’s almost 11:00 and I have an 8AM the next morning.

I am already four weeks into school, and busier than I have felt in a very long time. It seems as if with late classes going on four times a week, and one project after the other, I haven’t really had time to think about much. I’ve taken a few pictures around campus, but they all seem bland to me. I just don’t believe I have been inspired lately, because my brain has been loaded with other things.

KU’s campus is beautiful. Unfortunately, whenever a photo opportunity comes up, I don’t exactly have my camera around to take the pictures. This means I usually have to settle with my iPhone. Can’t complain about the pictures taken with that though. It’s pretty darn impressive for a phone.

I just finished my first project for a 2D Class. It’s funny how intimidating Art Classes feel when you first walk into the room, yet once you get started on something and know exactly what direction you go in, the feeling of being overwhelmed in such a different environment fades away. Everything in the Art Building looks so different from a traditional classroom – you have a workshop, chords and wires hanging from the ceiling, massive tables…the list goes on. Everything is sort of surreal. Maybe that was a bit dramatic, but that’s how I felt! Things get tedious, but in the long run I think every hour I put into that project was worth it when critique day swung by. I actually spent nine hours in the Art building on Sunday finishing off my printmaking project…and hated it. I was pleasantly surprised by the response I got from people in my class. I had never, ever heard of printmaking before. Or linoleum. Or lino cut tools. Or Bristol Board. Everything was a first (except making my design on Photoshop). Needless to say I like my professors and learned a bunch. Project #2 is under way.

The weather is getting colder. I soon won’t be able to wear flip flops and shorts to class anymore, but fall is such a nice season to deal with. Like most people, I enjoy seeing the leaves change color, something I couldn’t watch for the longest time while growing up in Uganda. A lot of people I know seem to get excited about the cosiness of Fall. I don’t disagree, but I’m not all out in fancy scarves and cute hats. I’d just feel a little overdressed. Hot chocolate is great though. I highly doubt I’ll be able to curl up with a book any time soon though. That’s alright though – there is always music and solitude if you search for it.

Kris and Karli’s Wedding (Part II)

I really like this one!

It might have rained a little earlier on, but the light turned out to be perfect.

Karli’s Bouquet

Well, I guess that’s all that I’ll post on here! I ended up taking over 1,000 pictures that day, so it was quite difficult to decide which ones I would put on my blog.

Congratulations, Kris & Karli! I pray that in your marriage, you fall deeper into God’s love through loving each other. :)

Kris and Karli’s Wedding (Part I)

On September 2nd, my former teachers (they’re also my friends…) who taught at my high school got married! I wasn’t the official “Photographer”, but that didn’t mean that I wasn’t going to take pictures ;)

Embracing the rain!


They’re married!

Kris singing to Karli…sassy expression? ;)

More to come in Part II! :)