Wednesday, August 23, 2017

More Photos


So yeah, I enjoy taking pictures of people and pets. They are difficult subjects, because the people hate to be photographed, and the animals seem to always move.

Here are some photos I've taken that I really like.

Daphne was very young here. The hair around her ears is just starting to grow.


On the left, Daphne is at Franke Park. On the right, she is hanging out the window of my mom's car.

This young lady wanted a good picture to send to Hooter's Annual Calendar Girl competition.


Two local musicians. I took this the Sunday before 9-11.

Friend and former co-worker. Shot at the Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne.

The Borgen Project and an Item on My Compassion List

So I've been interning for The Borgen Project. For different dollar amounts, I'll make or do certain things. I'll bake cookies, or make a video with original music, write a short story, or things like that.
If you want to check out the page, go here:

https://borgenproject.org/gloria-diaz/

I am interested in photography, and the top donation amount of $100 entitles the donor to a photo session. I'm posting some portraits I've taken of people. If you know of anyone looking for an inexpensive portrait session, tell them to check out my page and donate! The usual price is $212, so you're saving a bunch.

My friend Heidi. I liked the way her hair looked in this shot.


A former student. I'm testing out a new camera.



Shot at Lakeside Rose Gardens.



Bridal portrait at the Botanical Conservatory. Both it and Lakeside Rose Gardens are great places to take pictures.

I really like this shot. It's in the desert room.

Co-worker and all around cool guy who agreed to have his portrait done.

Former co-worker. She'd just had her hair done. I loved the color and had to talk her into this pose, because she didn't want to do it. One of her guy friends saw this photo and REALLY liked it.

This is my co-worker a few years later with her future husband. I shot their wedding, at the bride's insistence.

Close-up of the bride.



Friday, August 11, 2017

The Borgen Project, or How I'm Spending My Summer

So the weather has been beautiful here in Fort Wayne this summer. Funds are kind of lean though, and that's nerve-wracking, but I think I met someone the other day who is going to have a huge impact on my life.

Anyway, I'm an intern for The Borgen Project. I'm learning a little bit about search engine optimization and fundraising. I'm also creating content for the organization's blog and magazine.

I'm spreading the word about my fundraising, and since my friend Heidi has more success on my blog than I do, I asked to write a guest post for her blog, and she kindly posted it. You can read it here:

http://heidiswanderings.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-borgen-project.html

I also have my very own fundraising page for The Borgen Project. You can check it out here:

https://borgenproject.org/gloria-diaz/

I'm also sleeping late, tending a garden, working odd jobs, helping friends out, entertaining myself for cheap, creating art, losing weight and building a better resume, among other things. I may also get a job in an area I've been fascinated with for decades, but we'll see. I've been let down before.