May 16, 2007


Vote for me!! :)

Just uploaded my first image to this site... it's worth a try. =D

Posted by tomglass at 10:56 PM

March 15, 2007

3things and Gallery

Found this cool "photofront" for my flickr gallery. It's just a cool way to present your images... Check it out - It's set to default on my 3things project.

3things... coffee&chocolate

I started doing this 3things project about a month ago. I was looking for a series that I could do that would push me to take more photos and be creative. The project involves taking one photo a week, that obviously has three things in the image, or at least a reference to three things. Ok, I have very open ended guidelines... I'm trying to take pictures of things that I like, witty things, and/or things that are going on in my life.

One of my goals in my recent personal photography projects is to work more metaphorically/conceptually. In other words, present a message or idea behind the art. Check out "warmth" and "clean" in my 3things photos.

Posted by tomglass at 04:37 PM

February 04, 2007

StandOut 2

Here are a couple posters that I've recently put together for the StandOut girls.

Standout Poster 2

Standout Poster

Posted by tomglass at 11:47 PM

January 23, 2007



Here is the start of a CD cover that I'm doing for the girls of StandOut Ministries. They have to prepare a Demo CD for an agency. So I'm putting this together for them. I'm going to be adding texture and maybe a cool border... You like? Any suggestions?

Posted by tomglass at 05:09 PM

January 17, 2007

Looking Back


God is the best painter!

Posted by tomglass at 04:14 PM

January 09, 2007



This sweet piece of photographic equipment is on its way to me!!!

God's given me a real love for photography over the past year, and I'm going to pursue it until He directs otherwise.

He's given me a couple of jobs/clients over the past couple of months and I'm thankful for the fun experience:
- Alisa and Mandi from Standout Ministries asked me for help them with photography to create an image for their music group (I'll post a link when they get their website up and running). We did a really fun photo-shoot before Christmas that was a blast and I got some really good shoots at one of their concerts.
- I've been asked to do some photography for North Hills Community Church's upcoming website redesign.
- I've been hired to do product photography for a startup company that does corporate gifts, rewards, and promos.
- A friend who owns a graphic design company has told me that she's going to have me shoot some stuff for a few upcoming jobs.

So, if you need any photography work, feel free to ask my advice (it's free!). Not that I have much experience, but I love it and I'm learning a lot!

Posted by tomglass at 05:18 PM

November 21, 2006

BW Photos

I am a huge fan of BW photography. I think that it can capture a scene and an emotion a lot better than color (well, not in all instances).
Anyway, here is something that I did recently.


What do you think? Is it too much? Feel free to click on the picture to see a larger version.

Posted by tomglass at 09:47 AM

November 08, 2006


Anyone that takes a picture with a camera is dancing with light. Light is what makes photography and sight, for that matter, possible. A photograph is light captured and fixed on a 2D format. It's my firm belief that learning light is a life-long endeavor for all photographers. It is a love-hate relationship, all depending on available light and how well the photographer knows that kind of light.

Or as Wikipedia would say: Photography is the process of making pictures by means of the action of light. Light patterns reflected or emitted from objects are recorded onto a sensitive medium or storage chip through a timed exposure. The process is done through mechanical, chemical or digital devices known as cameras.

I think my favorite thing about photography is the ability to capture a moment. Like all art, being able to convey a message, feeling, idea, or just simply beauty for beauty's sake.

Just stop and think of the tools that we've created to capture light versus the two tools that God has created in us to capture light; it will blow your mind. Our eyes are incredible! With the all the technology that we have, it is impossible to create a camera that can equal our eyes. These are a few things that a camera cannot match: 1. The range of sight (including peripheral sight) is unbeatable in any wide angle lens. It is possible to get the range, but not without distortion. 2. The speed of focusing is almost instant regardless of distance. 3. Our eyes can adapt to very small or very large amounts of light very quickly. 4. And the best part is that we do all this without giving it a thought.

God is good to give us these tools to see His creation and to give Him the glory that He deserves for the amazing display that we receive. It's exciting to think, that someday, with our heavenly bodies, we will see/capture His glory with new eyes.

Posted by tomglass at 04:48 PM

October 23, 2006

More Photos

Yep, I'm really loving taking pictures:

Testing the water - B&W

Feel free to look at all my photos on my Flickr

Posted by tomglass at 12:02 PM

October 12, 2006


So I've been taking some photos... I love it!! I borrowed my friend Mike's camera do this little photo-shoot thing as an expirement and learning experience. Anyway, I don't know where God is leading me with this love for photography.

Here is a recent picture. I know... its a cutesy pet picture, but I like it.


In looking at this picture, I laugh... my photography profesor would blast me for putting brick in the background...

Posted by tomglass at 04:54 PM

September 20, 2006

Vintage Cameras

Vintage Camera 1.jpg

I bought both of these sweet looking cameras on E-bay for only $20. Yes, I'm a nerd. But they are awesome. They smell old and need a little TLC, but they are mine. (This is the E-bay photo).
I'll use them mainly for decoration, but I might venture out and try to take a picture or two with them. The shutter and aperture work just fine. The thing I'm worried about is the light-tight condition of the accordion (age tends to damages stuff like that). But it will be kind of cool to see some pictures taken with an old school camera.
Also, due to the fact that they no longer make film for these guys, I'll have to use photo paper, or get creative.

Posted by tomglass at 02:00 PM

September 15, 2006

Pinhole Photography

Kermit - Pinhole
"Its not easy being green"

This photography class that I'm taking at Greenville Tech has been tons of fun! Its also been expensive and a lot of work. Click on the picture to go to my Flickr page to see a couple other pinhole photos that I've taken for our recent assignment.

I've really enjoyed having guidelines for assignment yet having a lot of creative freedom within those guidelines. Its been really cool to explore and experiment with the things we are learning. Photography can be very complex and very simple at the same time. Capturing a moment on film/paper is way cool!
The pinhole camera is so much fun. It cool that you can get awesome pictures out of something that anyone can build.

Posted by tomglass at 12:35 AM

August 18, 2006


So, I'm really getting into photography. I think that I've always liked the idea of capturing a moment in time on a little piece of film. I bought a camera about 5 months ago and I've been slowing learning how to use it.

I'm going to be taking a intro photography course at Greenville Tech this fall. Class times are Saturday from 9am to 2pm. And it actually starts tomorrow!!!

Here are some pictures that I've taken so far. They are ok, but I know that I can do way better. I've only been using the automatic setting on the camera. I really look forward to the intense learn times... Ha! (I say 3 years after graduating from college).

Posted by tomglass at 12:22 PM