Molly Zacher's Portfolio

July 19, 2016

Today I tried to jumpstart my day and head to the gym as early as possible. I ended up stopping at the grocery store on the way home, buying a watermelon, struggling to bike home while carrying said watermelon, and then I ate half of it while trying to do productive things all afternoon… 

One day I’ll check all the things off of my to do list… Today is not that day.

“Progress is not linear”


July 18, 2016

Slumps.

We’ve all been there.

This is my attempt at getting out of my slump.

While I was in high school, I spent 365 days taking pictures daily and posting them to my Facebook. Not all of them were gems, actually most of them weren’t, but I was getting better every day.

Fast forward two years, and I decided to try it again. I didn’t make it the full 365 days (at 324 I was close, but much too far behind), but I had produce a lot of new work and grew a lot as a photographer.

Three years later, I am in college, and usually have no problem with taking pictures regularly thanks to photo classes that keep me pretty busy. However, this summer I enrolled in only two courses: Marketing and Psychology. As you might suspect, neither of these classes require much photography, so I haven’t picked up my camera much in the past few months. This is not something I’ve been very proud to admit, and it makes me very nervous for the fact that I intend on doing this for my career…. for the rest of my life.

So, I decided to try again with the idea of daily photos. Five years after my first attempt, I will once again delve into taking pictures every single day. It’s not going to be pretty, and not every photo is going to be award winning - heck I highly doubt any of them will be - but at least I will be making photographs again.

So here’s to day one, July 18, 2016, the time and place I decided to dive head-first back into my passion, while eating pretzel sticks and peanut butter, and trying to put my life back on track.


Hello!

Hello and welcome :)

After many attempts at different websites and blogs, I have finally decided to settle here. This is where I will be posting more consistent updates on the life and times of me and my pursuit of a professional photography career.

Over the past two years, I have taken a variety of courses at Savannah College of Art and Design and I have learned more than I ever thought I would. From working with 2400 watt power packs in a studio lighting class, to hauling 50lbs of large format equipment all around Savannah on my bike for a 4x5 film class, there has been no shortage of excitement. 

As I head into my third year at SCAD, and a quarter studying abroad in Lacoste, France, I will be sharing my photos and experiences here. I hope you enjoy following me through this journey!

 (a quick glimpse at some of the work I’ve done at SCAD)

Photography Foundations II (Winter 2015)

Color Technique (Spring 2015)

Black & White Technique (Fall 2015)

Controlled Lighting I (Fall 2015)

(Winter 2016)

Large Format I (Spring 2016)

(Summer 2016)

Using Format