Graduation Day………. AAS Photography Degree

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It’s been some time since I’ve blogged the month prior to graduation was crazy busy.  Between preparing for the Grad Show, Professional Portfolio Review and Graduation I barely knew who I was or were I was going…… so I took some time to regroup and relax and took a well needed short vacation to Seattle.

Graduating with my AAS in Photography is something I am so very proud of and it still feels like I am dreaming at times………. BUT I DID ITQ

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Grad Show Video Completed

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My Grad Show is June 8th, I put together a video of my work for the last two years…. it’s been an amazing journey… NEXT IS GRADUATION ON JUNE 15TH.

I hope you enjoy the amazing journey I’ve taken…… sit back and see how much I’ve grown as a photograher…………………. Sorry for the lenght of the video

2nd Amendment

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A friend of my husband makes beautiful pen sets, so I thought I would photograph this for him. I hope to do a series of his pens because they are truly a work of art.  This one he has titled “2nd Amendment” and I love how the case for the pen is actually a gun case.

My First Oil Panting From a Photograph

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large oil paintingI have a total love hate relationship with Photoshop and my editing skills are something that I am focused on learning to really bring my images to the next level.

This was my first attempt at taking one of my flower images to the next level in Photoshop.   I decided to learn the “oil painting” feature in Photoshop and prayed I wouldn’t toss my computer across the room LOL…….. NOTE: NOTHING WAS HURT OR DESTROYED DURING THE EDITING OF THIS IMAGE.   To my utter surprised I completely enjoyed the creative process today and am totally stoked that I learned a new editing style in Photoshop.

I would love to hear your feedback, as well as any ideas/tips you would like to share editing your images especially in the abstract photography area.

 

Preserving Life Through Images

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Before I entered the world of photography, I realize I rarely slowed down long enough to appreciate the beauty around me, this is why I love getting into photography, you slow down and see the world around you.  People, places and things start to take on another world to you and I’m finding that I’m actually connecting to my community and the people around me in ways  I never have before.  Photographing the beauty of what nature gives us is so rewarding.  I love the lines, textures and range of colors nature gives us in her works of art.

It’s my goal in my photography to document people, places and nature, letting my camera capture what I see because I believe documenting what I see is in someway preserving a time in history.  The above image I feel I’ve capture the beauty of the rose in its glory, because soon it will die and I will soon forget just how beautiful it was.  Life in any form is so fragile and can be gone in a moment, memories fade and we wish we had something to remember what is close to us, so document what you see and hold on to your memories .

 

 

 

The Gift That Keeps Giving

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For years, I have received many stunning floral arrangements for Mother’s Day, and this year that tradition continues.  I have alway wished I could find some way to memorialize my floral arrangements, but sadly they are permanently stored in my memories.  Today, I decided to change that so I would have these gifts with me forever.

I have been attending college courses for photography over the last two years, and my goal has been to purchasing equipment for my home studio, I can finally say “I HAVE  EQUIPMENT” to fill a studio………oh on a sad note our living room gets completely taken over as my studio space when I am shooting my photography.

My images above are of the beautiful flowers I received for Mother’s Day, and now they won’t become a distant memory, they are now with me forever….. GIFTS THAT KEEP GIVING THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

 

 

Exploring Abstract Photography

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I have become obsessed with “abstract photography” and seeing what I can create using everyday items around my home.  In the above images I used oil, water, acrylic paint,  nail polish as well as Q-tips.  I never realized the use of such simple things could be used in creating something so beautiful.  The creative process was so freeing, as well as exciting for me, I plan on continuing in this type of photography,

Looking at abstract art and letting my mind free to interrupt what it sees is always exciting for me.  The emotions both mentally and visually that abstract art has on people I believe allows us to expand our minds in so many ways, and allows us to escape reality for a short time………………And who doesn’t need a little time to just ESCAPE AND RELAX from our busy lives.

 

What Drives Your Passion

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meHello fellow photographers and bloggers

I am just starting my photography website and I would love your feedback on my new webpage to see what I can do to improve my site.  I would also love to hear your story, how you started your journey with photography and what drives your passion in your photography.

My passion is in creating expressive, artistic photography.  Photography for me is a pure opportunity for engagement with people and nature. What I value most are the real and natural moments we experience collectively as individuals.  I enjoy capturing the true moments through provoking photography, whether it be in my portraiture’s or abstract art.

New Website for M’Liss Bush Photography

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Well after two years of being in the Photography Program at Spokane Falls Community College I find myself close to graduation earning my AAS degree, its been an amazing journey to say the least.  There are so many people to thank in helping me make this journey and I would like to start out by recognizing my husband Ray and our two son’s Jayson and Micheal, without them this journey wouldn’t have been possible.  I would also like to thank the AMAZING instructors of the Photography Program YOU ALL ARE FANTASTIC ARTIST AND TEACHERS and to my fellow students I can’t thank you enough for all the support you have given me.

With that being said, I’ve created my new website highlighting what I love about people, our world and my community through my photography.  I would love to receive your feedback of the new website to help me evolve in sharing what I love most MY PHOTOGRAPHY.