Sunday, 30 September 2007

how cool is this?

Hana T made this for me! She really surprized me with her photos the other day, they were SO GOOD, I wanted to hang them on my wall!!!
I love Henri Cartier-Bresson. I took two rolls of film in Bristol on Sat for my photo project. I'll be sure to share when I get around to developing them.
in the meantime- here are some photos from the gig we played lasy wed.

only three of those were taken by me. haha. look at our little crowd of loyal fans!! YAY!

Thursday, 27 September 2007


The weeks are flying by! or, it feels that way, anyway. please, can it just slow down for a little bit! haha!!! Between band practise, gigs, art graphics homework, Charles Dickens, free periods with the Gossip Queen, and my new job... I've gotten so behind on my online communities!! ah!

So I thought I'd start the catch-up with a blog about all the things i've done and need to do!

The Outtakes were really famous this week! We played in Lucy and Harri's Performing Arts class for thier assesment (its so lucky i have frees when they have this class!) and playing at The Louisiana plus a ton of extra practises!! Check out the poster!
Thank you to everyone who came!!!! It was really good to play there. And a special Thank you to 'Them Brokes' who rocked the stage after us!
My new job!!! I bet you're all wondering!! haha, I'm really happy to announce that I am Backwell School's Photography Technician!! It sounds pretty posh, but I basically take responsibility for the darkroom, change all the chemicals and give it some love! Now- I get to wake up an hour earlier and smell constantly of chemicals! I love it. =D
This is just a little shout out to all the people that I love at school right now! They make it do-able for me! =D Heather, Lindsay(the Gossip Queen), Vicky, Stacey, Harri, Bobby Dylan (lol!!!), Ben, JACE FACE!, Jones, Lucy, Joe, Jamesie, James T(on a roll), Greaser!!!!, Jack, Becky... and so many more. I'm really appreciating all the love I have in my life at the moment! Thank you!!! You keep my inspired!
Wow, today's blog is really wordy, I think I'll leave it there- you'll definately get some eye candy when I get a moment to CREATE something for myself... haha!

Saturday, 22 September 2007

worst blogger ever...

i'm sorry i can't give you too much right now, cause i'm hoarding my pages for the AMM DT Call. here are some sneeks, though. =]

more coming!!

BUT! I can show you some FUN pages from my Art Graphics Sketchbook!! wooooo!!!
i LOVE this class!!!
this next page took me so long!! i had to HAND DRAW all of the letters! haha! it was fun, but still it's alot of work;

Thursday, 20 September 2007

made me smile :]

saw this on a picture comment on a client/friends myspace. haha.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Janey and Gracie!

We had lots of fun with paint today!
These two girls are the cutest, sweetest models ever!
I've got so many favourites from today.
Here you go girls!
Sep 13 2007.
Weapon; Canon EOS 400D.
Criminal; Me.
Editng; Photoshop.
Studio K, England.
Janey and Gracie!

please ask if you'd like to use, unless you're these two cute kids!!!

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

mother's little helper!

Hi everyone. Sorry it's been a while, here is what I've been up to!

I've submitted a page to the AMM Challenge!! You should go and have a look, it's fun!! They are also doing a DT call and having photo challenges too. Sorry, I can't give you a sneek peek into that, but I do have a few images from my happy little school life!

More updates later! Check my FAQ below and tell me if there is anything i missed. =D


Here are the Frequently Asked Questions that people ask me about me and about my photography. If you have any others tell me!

What kind of camera do you use?
I use a Canon EOS 400D for most of my shots. For film- I’ve got a Minolta Maxxum4. I have telephoto lenses for both of them, but I normally shoot on 18-55.

What kind of Film do you use?
I’m an Ilford girl. I love HP5plus, because that’s what I’m used to- but I use the 100 speed films too. Also- if I’m away from home and I want to see them, I’ll shoot with that Kodak black and white film that gets processed like colour. For Colour films, I’ll use a Kodak 400 or faster, but I hardly ever shoot in colour.

Do you edit your photos?
Yeah, for the most part. I’m trying to get into the habit of setting up my shot properly now and taking the photo correctly so there is minimal editing, but I do use Photoshop CS2. I think editing is part of the fun of photography, it adds to the process, and I think it’s when I really connect with my images- just like when you develop them.

Do you develop your own film?
Yes, I’ve got a dark room at my house, and I do my Black and White 35mm there. I use Ilford chemicals and paper.

What is your studio like?
Well, the studio that you’ve seen with the white sheet- it’s my living room. I set it up when people come over. But the brown wall is in my room and that is always pretty much ready to go, though I need to buy some real studio lights.

Where do you print your photos?
Most of the time I print them off at home.

How do you take your self portraits?
Most of the time I use a self timer and a tri-pod, but sometimes I’ll just hold the camera out at arms length, depending on what feel I want to the image. I’ll normally set up the shot I want and take a frame and then go and jump in it. You’ll notice that if you’re against a blank wall, the camera will have trouble focusing if it’s on auto-focus. I either manually focus or set up my teddy on a stool so that it gives the camera something to focus on.

What did you take at school?
I’m still at school and I’m doing my A-levels right now at a Sixth Form. I’m taking Photography, Art Graphics, Maths, and English Lit/Lang. I passed all of my GCSE’s and got an A in both Art and Photo.

How old are you?
I’m 16 right now; I’ll be 17 on October 31st 2007.

How long have you been doing photography?
I got serious about two years ago.

Can I book a photoshoot with you?
Of corse!!! Go here for the info!

Can I support you?
Sure- click here to see how!

Where can I see your work?
My Gallery is here. Otherwise my Myspace is a good place, or right here on my blog!

What’s with the ‘killer’ and the ‘x’?
Haha, the ‘killer’ came from the saying ‘I shoot people’... And about two years ago it was quite popular to try and rhyme your name with a word. That’s where it started. And the ‘x’ started out with me trying to look tough, but now it just doesn’t really mean anything. Some people think it’s a kiss, and I think that’s pretty cute. When you read my name- the ‘x’ is silent. It breaks up my name and differentiates me from all the other ‘Kim Smith’s out there.

What is Scrapbooking?
Scrapbooking is taking photographs and combining it with paper and embellishments to preserve your memories in a fun and beautiful way! It’s a pretty big movement now and I used to work in a scrapbook store.

Will you make me an album?
E-mail me, and I’ll see what I can do. No promises though.

Where do you keep all your scrappages?
They are 12x12 and I keep them in albums, on my desk. If you’re ever around my house, ask me and you can have a look!

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

the sun is shining!

put on your favourite song!
when last day summer shopping with my mum and we bought the craft store out of refill adhesive. hahaah.
I did a photoshoot with my scooter today, this is one of my favourites and the other one can be found on my myspace; here.

school tomorrow and i washed kev and he is all ready!!

And I've been tagged!!

Anyone who reads this and is a girl is tagged too!!!
And part of being tagged is I have to list 5 scrapbooking products I can't wait to get!!
1. Red Velvet Kit.
2. Love, Elsie line!
3. More Foof-a-la buttons!
4. New Basic Grey.
5. Other Kits!!