Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Forced Development

Check out this new project I have started. It is a rotating gallery blog of student work entitled Forced Development. I was able to catch Jace before he leaves for Thailand! Have a look and spread the word. There will be a new post every weekend!

My Blog!

hey guys posted a whole bunch of new stuff on my blog, come on over!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lunar Eclipse Monday night

Just thought I'd post this here in case any of you are interested in Astro-photography. I noticed that there will be a total lunar eclipse on Monday night. It's supposed to start around 10:30 although not much will be noticable until after 11:30. Total eclipse is supposed to start at 12:40 am. More info here. Of course it might be too cloudy to see anything.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Serious Business

Here's a few images of friends in the studio a couple days ago, we had a belated Halloween.

Video Recap of MSU Portrait Day

I wanted to share Dan Buettner's video reflection for the Portrait Day event held on December 4th.  Students who chose to use this service-learning opportunity as their final in 342 were required to turn in a written and visual component summarizing the event.  Dan's movie is a great summary of the day.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Stuff: Astronautalis- The Wondersmith and His Sons

Hello everyone! Just wanted to stop in and share something new we've been working extremely hard on. This is my first shot at directing a music video. The crew was made up almost exclusively of MSU grads. Bryant Jansen co-directed with me as well as shot a good portion of it, Steve Goodloe was the B camera operator, Germain Gulick was our assistant director, and James Fitzpatrick edited it and did visual effects for us. I first started listening to Astronautalis' music while working in Check Out at MSU, and due to twitter he and I became good friends and he trusted us with making a music video for him. We plan on starting production on another video with him in February. Hopefully it's the start of something cool for all of us!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

what i learned from alexis... balloons always make a good photo

The Elements

Who does Justin T. think he is? These ladies are truly bringing sexy back. Enjoy!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Early Submission Starts Thursday

Open call for submissions for juried exhibition in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, at the Montana State University, School of Art. The exhibition is open to all undergraduate students at MSU.

All artworks should be delivered to the gallery director in Room 242, Haynes Hall along with a completed entry form. Entry forms are available at Room 242, Haynes Hall and can also be downloaded one from this link:


Early Submissions: $5 for up to three artworks. Artwork and entry fee should be delivered on Thursday, January 20, from 9am-noon and 2-5pm.

Late Submissions: $7 for up to three artworks. Artworks and entry fee should be delivered on Thursday, January 27, from 9am-noon and 2pm-5pm.

Acceptance of Submitted Works: Gallery director will notifythose artists whose works have been accepted by 5pm on Friday, February 10, 9am-1pm.

note: If you DO NOT receive an email, your work was NOT accepted for this exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: February 7-24, 2011

Artists' Reception Thursday February 10, 7-9pm

If you have any questions, please contact the gallery director at

katejo@montana.edu or http://hecg.wordpress.com/

Friday, December 10, 2010

Class Evaluations

Please remember to enter your class evaluations. There should be a link to them in your student email. These evaluations help our professors for their future classes. Here's your chance to give your opinions, positive or negative. Do it now before it's too late. The survey closes tonight at midnight. Good luck with finals everyone!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

RGB Move behind the scenes

Here's a cool video of photographer Ryan Enn Hughes and his RGB Move film. Behind the scenes video here Finished product video here The educational discount on the flash generator he's using (broncolor a4s) is only a cool 7 grand.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Photo Checkout Schedule Adjustment

As a minor adjustment to Photo Checkout's operating hours next week, we'll be open from 8 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, December 14th, instead of until 10 pm. Tuesday, as you may know, is the evening of the Senior Photo show, so you should head on down to the Baxter to see what everyone has been working on this semester! Again, photo checkout's new hours for Tuesday, December 14th will be from 8 to 5 instead of until 10 o'clock.

Too Sexy

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dusting makes me look closer

While dusting an image of the library, I found a kind of interesting reflection in the library window. I wish I would of seen it while taking the picture.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Lighting Final

An image from my lighting final for Alexis. More Images on my blog, and i will continue to post them as i edit them.
Pentax 6x7, Fuji 160c with an SB900 camera right

Sunday, December 5, 2010

This Might Help The Lighing Class

lighting technique cheat sheets

Can't imagine

Pete Souza, the current official White House photographer. pbs video here

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Industry Sleeps Tonight

I'm working on this project for Night Photography it is a look at the industries we have grown ever so dependent on. I plan on having two images from each location. What do you guys think? If you know of any other industries in the area let me know.

LeAnn's Book in the iPL!

MSU Portrait Day

Today Alexis's lighting class held the 1st MSU Portrait Day. The event was designed to give families a professional looking photograph that normally couldn't afford or have access to professional photographers. Each family received a cd with their images from the session as well as a 5x7 print donated from f11. Overall around 35 families were involved in the successful day.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Red Barn

I know that most of you hate barn images but I really like the way that this one worked out and wanted to share it with the rest of you.


Apparently rumors that Ilford is pulling out of the U.S. are untrue.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sorry, I was bored

Here Kitty Kitty, come to Photoshop

Here Kitty Kitty

In his spare time Sean models for the FARMFUR natural clothing line.

Rouge Leader of the Rebel Alliance

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Senior Critique and Senior Show??

Could anyone tell me when the Senior critique is happening? Also, I don't remember seeing anything posted yet about when the Senior Show is happening. . .if someone could also post comment with that date, you earn extra brownie points!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Exhibiting Photography

If your interested in the exhibition of your work this is a must have book. buy the book here Article on the book here

USP Proposal Deadline, Friday December 3rd

Are you interested in financial support for an upcoming project?  Apply for the USP grant.  Info is below. (Please do this early, so your faculty can support your application.  It's crunch time for all of us, prepare ahead of time and not the day of.)

USP provides funding for students to pursue research and creative projects under the direction of faculty mentors. Support includes a stipend and funds to offset project-related expenses up to a total of $1500 for the academic year. Maximum spring semester funding is $750. We encourage proposals from all disciplines and departments across the university and endeavor to fund all worthy proposals. USP funding gives students the opportunity to learn-by-doing and also can benefit faculty research and creative activity by engaging undergraduates in projects supporting long-term scholarly goals.

Please consult the USP website (http://www.montana.edu/usp/) for detailed information on deadlines. Proposals should be written by students with advice and editorial assistance from faculty mentors. The USP website includes step-by-step directions and links to all necessary forms. Other student research opportunities available through USP include INBRE for projects related to biomedical research and the Beckman Scholars Program for research in chemistry and the biological sciences. Examples of successful projects are available in the archive.  Contact Colin Shaw (colin.shaw1@montana.edu) or Scarlet Reierson (scarlet.reierson@montana.edu) if you have questions.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Winters here

Winters back and it's production time again. On location with local MSU film majors, better known as Toy Soldier Productions for the start of their next project. Photo 1: Canon 5d MKii(remote camera) Canon 24-105 f/4 ISO 1000 1/1500 second f/5.6 focal length 24mm Photo 2: Canon 5d MKii Canon 50 1.4 ISO 100 1/320 second f/2.2 focal length 50mm Photo 3: Canon 5d MKii Canon 24-105 f/4 ISO 100 1/160 f/4 focal length 105mm Check out TSP trailer for last years film Come Find Us cheers

"Come Find Us" Official Trailer from Toy Soldier Productions on Vimeo.

Wall Study

As a photographer I have always been drawn to shape, texture, and color. Using a view camera I will Place objects within the frame to capture the claustrophobia of urban life, while creating an image that conveys the lifelessness of these corporate monuments and the stark juxtaposition between humanity and its environment. I want the viewer to not look at just a single image but the series as a whole. Looking outside the frame at the modernity of the man-made environment.

Friday, November 19, 2010

lighting project thing, with some stuff used to make it

Story Mill

Here are a few shots from a group trip to Story Mill this morning...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What a Little Angel

We were at the Story Mansion and Collin told me he was going to reveal his secret to me in the library.

Some Fun Stuff For Lighting

These are my final images for our 3rd assignment in advanced lighting. Hope you like.


I made this Tintype last night. what do you guys think?

Grandma's Superhero Therapy

I don't know about you but this makes me so happy. French photographer, Sacha Goldberger, helped lift his grandmother's spirits by having her dress as a super hero for a series of funny photographs. Check it out for a smile.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Latest Image for my Thesis

This is undusted but edited to completion. Remember that the concept is loosely the fragility of identity and the darker side of introspection. Wahtch yall think?

I need Models for very Cool Photo Project

Dear Photo Students,
I'm a graduate student in the Science and Natural History Filmmaking program. To augment a paper I'm writing for MTA 504 (Film and Doc Theory), I will be holding a multispectral photo shoot on Tuesday, November 16th from 3-6PM in VCB Room 150. I will be photographing people in visible light, near infrared (>720nm), and reflected ultraviolet >My goal with multispectral portraiture is to explore physical and mental subjectivity. The shoot is totally free, and I will provide attendees with full-resolution digital copies of their portraits once I've finished processing them (which may take a few weeks). I'd also be more than happy to discuss the technical aspects of UV and IR photography. IR photography is fairly common, but reflected UV photography is very exotic outside the domains of science, medicine, and forensics.
For the tech-interested:
I shoot UV and IR photos with a modified Nikon D200 (I'd use something newer, but older CCD sensors tend to have better UV and IR pickup than newer CMOS sensors). I replaced my camera's UV/IR-blocking hot mirror with UV/IR-transmitting clear glass, allowing the CCD to receive UV and IR radiation. For light filtration, I use a Baader U-Filter for reflected UV and a Hoya R72 filter for near-IR . For illumination, I use three Vivitar 285HVs with drilled out fresnel lenses (fresnel lenses block UV radiation). Safe UV photography requires closed eyes and/or protective eyewear. I'm able to get in-camera false colors due to UV and IR's differential penetration of the red, green, and blue filters of the CCD's Bayer array.
Feel free to email me with any questions, or to schedule an alternate shoot if you're interested but can't make it on Tuesday.