Friday, June 26, 2009

Google Maps Street View

I have been interested in google maps for awhile now. Its cool to see any location on the planet from a satellite. Its even more fun to see the street view. Using Google Maps Street View I was able to find some photos I have taken. From there I spent time on street view looking for photos that I would want to take, and re-photographing what Google had already done.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

After a month of work (pulling out my hair while cursing at dreamweaver, javascript and css) I finally renovated my website!!! Hope everyone is having a good summer outside photographing and not fiddling with script!

4x5 Scanning Back

We have the opportunity to get a 4x5 scanning back donated to the school. The only glitch is the hardware only runs on Mac OS 9 and a machine that has both serial and scsi ports. Anyone have one lying around that still works and they no longer want. This would be a cool thing to have, so please go scrating in those basements.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ali Fought You There/ John Wayne Looked On With Stare/ And The Bear Growled

Afghani Street Photographers

Afghani street photographers are being forced into the digital age. This is a really interesting article from the LA Times. I've never heard about the kind of cameras they use, but I'd love to get my hands on one.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

hdr try 2

tunnel view Yosemite

My first try at HDR if anyone knows how to get the image to turn out more like a photo and less like a painting I would love to know how. I used the CS3 hdr merge.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Vik Muniz

I had a chance to visit the Museu de Arte de Sao Paolo this morning (free on Tuesdays!) and saw a special exhibit by photographer Vik Muniz. You may already know his work, but if not, check out the link above. Interesting stuff...I really enjoyed his "Pictures of Garbage" series in which he collaborated with people who live and work in the largest garbage dump in the world in Rio to create portraits of them with stuff from the dump. Check out this video that shows Vik making the original photograph and then a time-lapse of the creation of the final piece: He was born here in Sao Paolo but apparently lives and works in NY. Here's a quick snapshot of the museum (the special exhibit hall is underground):

Friday, June 12, 2009

Senior Shparty

I have been taking lots of snapshots lately. And then sometimes even printing them in alt. Which is hilarious to me. Anyhoo, I took a bunch of pictures at the senior shparty and thought I would share them with you, my friends. Hopefully you enjoy them. Seeya soonish. Except all ye alums...sniff

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fairy Tea for the Arts

A recent event in Gallatin Gateway.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Gallatin Gateway School Photography Class

These are some photographs taken by the students in my 6th-8th grade Photography Class at Gallatin Gateway School.  I had five students this semester who showed up at 7A.M. everyday to learn about photography.  Pretty Talented!  

PDNedu wants to know

I was recently contacted by a reporter at PDNedu asking about our department's blog. I thought that I should share it on the blog and open it up for comments. Here are some of the questions that she asked:
  • 1. Describe your experience with the MSU photo blog. How and when were you introduced to it? How have you used it?
  • 2. What do you like about the blog? How have you benefited from it? Do you see any disadvantages to blogging?
  • 3. What do you think are the benefits of blogging in general? Outside the context of the university (i.e., in your career), can a blog have any relevance?
  • 4. Anything else to add?
  • 5. Finally, what year are you in at MSU?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Four Corners, MT

These are raw 4x5 color negative film scans from a project I started working on in April 2009.  I am documenting Four Corners, Montana which sits approximately eight miles south of the Bozeman city center.  I find this place particularly interesting due to the vast array of unique businesses, business owners, and community members.  The Gallatin Valley spreads over 2,500 square miles with Bozeman being the densest conglomeration of citizens, but relying on the many hardworking residents commuting from one of the outlying communities like Four Corners, which seem to be a large part of the adhesive that hold the Bozeman municipal together as a whole. There are more images and information posted on my blog.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Color photos of Hitler

Came across this video on CNN, and thought it was really interesting.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Read This

Read This

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sports Shooter Academy SSAVI

The Sports Shooter Academy was one of the best learning experiences I have had with photography. I learned so much in the 5 days at this workshop, it was totally worth it and I recommend it to everyone. Thanks to all of them and to all of the other participants who I made such great connections with. The workshop consisted of students and faculty(the likes of which shoot for Sports Illustrated and the LA Times) shooting NCAA events throughout each day and then having long critiques/discussions at the end of each day. Mind you this is from 8 am to around 2am the next morning, we got no sleep! Thank you also to Nikon for providing all the equipment for the students to use and for paying the tuition for all the students who attended the workshop. It was a great experience! Thanks to all the faculty, to Robert Hanashiro, Ron Taniwaki, Myung J. Chun, Matt Brown, Michael Goulding, Rod Mar, Jordan Murph, Wally Skalij, and Bill Pekala.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Here are a few photographs from my Brazil trip so far. We've been here just over two weeks and have just under two weeks left. These are just random photographs of the people and places I've encountered as well as some of my students. I hope you enjoy them:

Monday, June 1, 2009

Anyone with filming experience?

One of my brides recently had a complication with the videographer for her wedding and needs to find a replacement. She asked me to inquire if I knew anyone with filming experience who could film her wedding Friday, July 10th. Are any of you interested, or know anyone who would be? I don't know many film kids. She prefers the person be female but it isn't absolutely necessary. Please let me know via leaving a comment! Thanks! Hope all your summers are going well...

Basketball photography the Sports illustrated way

Here's a great article about what goes into covering a large sporting event like the NBA Final Four. This gets into the elaborate lighting used for basketball and also the computer networking. Yes, big magazines like SI actually use PC intstead of Mac. Also note there are several photographers working as a team and each one controls their camera and remote cameras.