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Thursday, May 7, 2015

daily post

researching stuff to make some kind of collection like i was talking about (-:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

daily post

working on researching an article for inspo for final project. came to class late because of AP test

Thursday, April 23, 2015

website bio

Jenna Northum is a young photographer from San Diego whose passion for art drives her creativity. She most often shoots live music and portraits, finding inspiration in the subjects she photographs. Jenna feels photography is not just a way to document an event or time, but it gives the photographer a chance to capture a moment in time with all the emotion and beauty frozen into a tangible object to keep in tact while everything around remains constantly everchanging.

booking / inquiries


Tuesday, April 14, 2015


It is important to watermark your images so that dickheads wont steal your photos and use them as if they belong to them. ( *cough cough* groms *cough*)
Also it's an instant branding tool that helps to get your work out there! ( brand recognition!)

Friday, April 10, 2015

logo design

                     This logo communicates simplicity, which is something I strive for in my work.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Visual Story

Photos taken on the back of my horse while on a late afternoon ride. 

Sports/ Action & School Event

The West Hills varsity men's soccer team played their annual game vs. the alumni this last Saturday at noon. It was a close game with the score bouncing back in forth in favor of each team, but the West Hills Alumni beat our varsity team with a final score of 5:4 

Environmental Portrait

Wesley Harding behind his kit in the garage 

Free choice 1/13/15

A sleepy Thursday morning spent downing denny's coffee with Wesley and Dagny

Monday, November 17, 2014

Inspiration week 11/17/14


This week I found some photographers whose photos I really like. I'm a big fan of muted colors and simple yet unusual subjects. 

Photographer Nina Ahn





Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Photo Narrative November 2014

|| SetTheScene ||

a note:
 With this project I decided to do something a little different than the usual "travel" narrative. I did not like the stress caused by trying to find an interesting subject around town to base an entire story around, so I came up with the idea of, so to speak, an internal travel story. I wanted to focus mostly around my home and myself and my time spent doing nothing in particular. It may not be too terribly interesting, but it's the only thing I feel I am familiar enough with to make a story out of. So here I am, standing unsure how to pose myself, in front of my home. Come on in.

|| LocalLandmark ||
a note: 
This couch gets more booty than I do 

|| Details ||

a note:
Music is one of the most important parts of my life because it is what drives me to create and inspires me to get up off my ass and go do something worthwhile. In my room I always have music playing, pictured above is one of my favorite Zeppelin records. My mother gave me this record, along with many other classics in her collection, so although we don't always see eye to eye I must credit her for having a pretty solid taste in music. Below is a photo of my beloved pair of torn up and slightly vandalized Converse. I've stepped over so many different places with these laced to my feet, I feel like they carry a little piece of me with them. From being smashed under docs at sweaty punk shows to sludging though muck in rainy horse corrals, these kicks have seen it all. 

                                                                        || Portrait ||
a note:
I was going to retake this because it seemed a little awkward and too posed, but then I decided against it because what the heck, it's still pretty alright.

|| People in the Landscape || 

a note:
I know, I know, these specific shots weren't supposed to be portraits, but hear me out. Within the subject "people in the landscape" I feel that the people are what make the scene, and therefore I wanted to capture moments I shared with people I love in a home that would't be the same without them. I liked getting up close with these photos. The first is of my best friend, Dagny, after she trimmed my undercut in my garage, and let me tell you, that girl has got a personality even more colorful and exciting than her shoe collection. The second is a photo I really like because I caught my mother in a genuinely good mood. She started bugging me early one morning while I was, for some reason, trying to photograph my breakfast at the table by the window. She picked up my food and started playing with it, trying to make me laugh and so I picked up my camera and shot some silly photos. The last one I included in this set is another picture of Dagny. I really love this shot because I feel it symbolizes how easliy her presence lights up my room. Even when we are doing two separate things, we simply enjoy each other's company. She is so patient with me and never seems to mind my camera constantly in her face, and I owe a part of my growth as a photographer to her ideas and willingness to nurture my sparks of creativity. 

|| Night ||
a note:
taken late one night out on the end of my street

|| Free Choice ||

  a note:
It took a bit of courage to add this one to the set, because I feel like it shows me in an environment that I don't share with other people. One night I decided to take photos of myself being silly and 
playing my guitar and jumping around my room. Don't take it too seriously, just me having a little fun. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

HDR toning in Photoshop

Practice with HDR toning effect on a photo I took on a road trip this last summer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weekly Inspiration


I found these photos on tumblr and really liked the feel of the set as a whole. Their composition is strange and muted with popping, eye catching subjects. The rest of this photographer's work follows along with this style and I find it really interesting and creative.