Outtakes: Volume 1

Mandy and I are now a month into our photo adventure, and it’s been a blast! While we’ve only presented four photos each so far, we’ve taken far more than that.

Today, I wanted to share some of the outtakes and behind-the-scenes shots from our first month of photography.

Week 1 – Clean


This shot didn’t quite make the cut, but it did demonstrate the theme pretty well.


Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how I took my photos.

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Mandy’s first attempt was taken in the shower.

Week 3 – Flight

As I said in the original post, I had thrown the same paper airplane at my camera over fifty times. Here’s a few of them.


This was my proof of concept shot, with my brother nearby for support.


An extreme close-up: it’s pretty cool how I managed to capture the plane in focus, but the motion blur and the position of the plane made this one a reject.

Week 4 – Reflection


I had a tough time choosing my final image. For the topic, this shot was a bit more obvious and deliberate, and the symmetry was cool, but I ultimately chose against it.

Mandy managed to capture a whole bunch of interesting reflection shots. Here are some of the best.


For this one, Mandy zoomed in on the mirror making for a fun outdoor self-portrait.


The orientation of this photo makes for a slightly disorienting, yet really enchanting illusion. Mandy suggested that the tree was reaching out for its reflection.


Last (but certainly not least), Mandy captured a couple of squirrels who looked as if they were looking at their own reflections.

As we dig deeper into the year and cover more topics, I’ll post more outtakes. If readers are interested, I may also post on our gear and favorite photo spots.