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Oh, Hey There.

Soooo, yeah. It’s been a long time hasn’t it? I really don’t know what to blog about. As usually, school has been sucking up most of my time. I spent the past month studying for a history test that I ultimately failed (again). I was one point away from passing too, which made the failure so much more painful. So now I have to wait six months to retake it. UGH.

A couple of weeks ago my family went up to Sunrise, AZ to see all the “fantastic fall colors!” When we got there, most of the leaves had fallen off. And the trees that did have leaves, were just yellow. No reds, oranges, just yellow. :/ I had even spent a ton of money at Tempe Camera on film and a Circular Polarizing Filter just for the occasion! Now all I have is a roll of undeveloped film sitting in the Contax. But the CP Filter is cool! I totes gotta make a blog post on that one! One of the best photography investments I’ve made, next to my 50mm!

What next? Oh, Halloween! Ummm, we carved a pumpkin. And a few trick or treaters stopped by. I think people were importing kids into our neighborhood. haha We had a lot of candy left over though, which is always good. It’s why I like Halloween. We really don’t have to go trick or treating because we buy a big bag of candy and only give away like, six bars or packs or whatever. Here is the pumpkin my sister and I made. Guess which side I did?

OH, I guess the most exciting thing to happen to me is……………………………………………………You probably are just gonna skip over all these dots just to see what is so “exciting” to bad! More DOTS!!!! …………………………………………………………….I got an iPhone! YAY! Im all hip now! Well not now-now, but in a-few-weeks-now! Our whole family was eligible for new phones and they only had two none-data phones in the store and I didn’t want them because it was an update of the previous phone I had and that phone was a piece of junk so I def didn’t want that so I ordered an iPhone 4S! Im super excited! :D

In a few weeks, you'll be all mine little iPhone-y. All mine.

So this post really has no rhythm or structure or order. This is just everything that came to my mind while typing.

Have a good day!

Matty :D



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It’s Been a Month

So as you can tell it has been almost a month since I last blogged. A month. For some reason it doesn’t feel as if it’s already been a month, yet at the same time, it feels longer. I don’t know where to start. A lot can (and has) happen in month. I started college. I never really stopped, more or less I just took a break. I’ve hung out with my friends a lot. Which has been dandy. Photography-wise, I haven’t done much lately. I still take a camera with me everywhere, but now it’s just for fun. Not serious stuff. Or photographic stuff. Not that any of my friends aren’t photographic (you’re all beautiful xD), but the photos are more personal. Im going to start doing a little more ‘self-promotion” most likely by creating a Facebook Fan Page and switching this URL over to matthigby.wordpress.com. So yeah. What have you guys been up to lately? Leave me a comment.

And since this a photography blog, here is a photo from Colorado.

Now Playing – Let It Be – The Beatles (just got the new “1” album.It’s freaking amazing.)

Matty :d


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I miss writing

You know what, I miss writing here. I havent written a decent blog post in a while and I miss doing that. Even though I’m not the world’s greatest writer to grace this planet, writing was something I really enjoyed doing. No, my sentences aren’t perfect. Yes, you grammar nazis, spelling bee winners, and english teachers probably can’t stand my writing, but I don’t care! Writing was fun!

I honestly don’t think of myself as that good of writer. It takes me forever to come up with an idea. Even though I have 50 ba-million ideas tumbling around in my head, its darn-near impossible to get them out of my head and onto my fingers. Somehow, in my mind, the sentences are perfect, there’s no grammatical errors, everything is perfect, and I think to myself, “Aw heck, this blog post wont take me but a 15-20 minutes to write.” An hour later and I’ve barely got anything down. And of course, I’m usually unhappy with what I wrote, so start over.

There are days I wish I were a writing genius, but then there are days, I don’t really. I havent written in so long because as you know, I am not allowed to blog during the week. Only on the weekends. This puts a little damper on things and usually means I have to come up with everything (IE, do all my editing, and sorting, and so forth) on the weekend. Being the procrastinator that I am, that usually happens Sunday evening. Of course, doing it so late, leaves me no option but do edit photos, and just make a quick blog post about them. I usually don’t have the time to type out some long story or whatever. Of course, a good photograph doesn’t need an explanation, but I do like talking about what’s going on in my mundane life.

I sometimes consider my blog just a place to come and…I know this sounds dumb but, a place to relax. It’s nice to just come here, see what’s going on in the blog-o-sphere and make a little post about life, or what have you.

Writing is just one of those things I really enjoy. It’s a way to express myself, and show you my perspective of the world…through words, not photographs. I don’t know if any of you have missed my writing, but I have missed writing quite a lot!

So this week, I have decided to do a whole week on writing! And all God’s people said, “AMEN!”

Now, I don’t really have any idea what to write about, well actually I do, but it’s photography-based. But who cares! This is a photography blog! I will write photograph garbage if I want!

So I’ve decided to dedicate this week to some of my favorite camera/lens review sites. I usually put in a lot of research before buying a new lens (and a lot when I was interested in getting a DSLR) so I think it only necessary to tell you some of my favorites. I will start with my least favorite and work my way to my favoritests!!! Hopefully these sites will be of some service to you when you look into buying a new camera.

Anyway, I hope all of you have a wonderful Easter.


Matty :D

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What’s Next…

Well Howdee-do there blog-readers! I would like to say, it feels really weird not having anything to blog about. I feel as though I have nothing to do with my life. In a way, I kind of miss Project 365. It gave me purpose to use a computer.

So anyway, I thought I would dedicate a blog post to what I’m going to be doing next.

So first of all, I am going to finish “building” my website. Not a blog. My dad registered a website for me a long time ago and I think it would be a good idea to get it all up and running. Being that I want to be a photographer n’such, it would be only necessary that I have a website. Not a blog. I would still keep blog and blog, while my website would just be a place where people could go and see if they would want to hire me. Make sense?

The next thing I would like to get done is the “Camera Gear” section on my blog here. I’ve been hesitating to do it because it’s a lot of work to type and photograph all that stuff. And being that I spent enough time doing Project 365, I never got around to doing it. So I would like to get that all finished up.

Anyway, I’ll make another post tomorrow (or some other time) about what I will being doing next for photo-blogging. I have some pretty awesome ideas. :)

Please enjoy this picture of a fence post. I took while we were up in Oregon.

I love the texture and the bokeh.

So anywhooo, I will talk to yall in a day or two!

Matt :D


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