Wednesday, March 31, 2010

R Bar Sale

Check it out yo! I sold this image of the R Bar and the framing for it this week! Woot. Very exciting indeed.

Adv. Color

My Adv. color final has been extremely frustrating... but I do somewhat enjoy the challenge. Here are a few new images.
(to sum up my premise: Landscape (rural and urban) meshed with fashion product photography).

Website Traffic Information Tool

I just recently discarded the stat counter on my website and signed for a FREE account with Google Analytics. It is extremely informational and easy to use. It will tell you exactly how many people visited the site, what pages they visited, average time on each page, etc..., and compare it to previous weeks, months, whatever. This is an extremely resourceful tool and its FREE! Use it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Amateurs undercut Professionals

expired 220 roll

i was able to get some of the expired 220 film from checkout the other week. i accidentally double exposed some frames.. oh well..
i wanted to focus attention on the colors, after being in a black and white class this semester, i find myself really enjoying shooting color outside of class

Alexis is on Flak Photo Today

Flak Photo Congrats Alexis

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Heres some more senior

anyone have any opinions about these?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Draft Horse Team

This is a photo from my spring break photographs. I just started scanning the 14 rolls I took. They are all for my Adv. Color Final. I am making a book about ranchers and farmers. This man still feeds his cattle with a team of draft horses. This is a portrait of him after the 4hour ride feeding.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Petrol Out

This is a photo from my large format project for Adv. Color. I applied for a USP grant to continue working on this project. I hadn't posted anything for awhile and thought I would share.

Bozeman Survey Meeting Tomorrow @ 3

Just another reminder about tomorrow's meeting at Ians house at 3 pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring prints.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

By the way....

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be careful when picking Personal Vision prints up from the studio. One of my frames got scratched up pretty bad and it was a brand new one. So, to save other frames from the same fate, please be conscious of other people's stuff.

Just for you Amanda!

Ok, so here is some stuff from my senior. I'm dealing with murder scenes. I have many more, but I chose some ones that I like the best so far.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Break Rocks!!

I spent spring break in Reno with my family and my 6x7. Here are 2 images I took in the surrounding areas. The first one was taken on the mighty Truckee River, and the second one is on Lake Tahoe. I have no idea why i photographed so many rocks. Pentax 6x7 with Kodak Pro 100 (Expired in 1999)

Hey Seniors what's the deal???

Hey guys! So I've been checking the blog quite a bit to see if there are any new posts from the seniors and guessy what??? THERE AREN'T! How come you guys aren't posting your stuff. I love looking at your projects and seeing the progress you're making. See you all this weekend.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sekonic L-758 Light Meters

Photo checkout now has two Sekonic L-758 light meters available for checkout. Checkout also has an instruction manual that you may peruse, or you may download this PDF version of the operating manual if you're into having a copy of your own to keep on hand. This model of meter is similar to the L-358 that you may already be familiar with, but has a few more features, including a built-in spotmeter.

Polaroid to go on sale again March 25

The Imposable Project is set to start selling Polaroid March 25. Here's the press release on PDN. Looks like just PX 200 and 600, film for the sx-70 and the 600 Instamatic. To to bust out the SX-70!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

spring break

I had the perfect spring break. A week of skateboarding and camping with seven friends in Washington and Oregon can't be beat. These are for my NonFiction final, where I will be creating a magazine article about the trip. I will post a PDF of the mag on here when it's done.

Comin To Bozeman

Hey everyone! So I'm coming down this coming Friday the 26th. I've got the postcards for the senior show. They look awesome and I think you'll be really happy with them. I'll probably drop tem off at Checkout or just give them to Chelsea. Hope to see all your shiny faces there. :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Living Photomontage Artists

Does anyone know the names of any living Photomontage artists working in the same vein as Jerry Uelsmann and Scott Mutter? Thank you!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm a guest blogger today...

I don't know a lot about this photography marketing website yet, but I "met" Skip through Twitter. He saw something I tweeted, checked out my website, and called me to chat about my personal projects. In the course of the conversation, he asked if I would be willing to "guest post" on his blog. I said sure! Anyway, the "focus" of what we talked about was the importance of doing personal projects, so I geared my post to that, along with how that intertwines with what's going on in my life at the moment. Check it out if you wanna. Thanks!

Anyone want some leftover supplies for building a lightbox?

I have some random leftover supplies from building my lightbox that I am wanting to be rid of soon. I am tired of it taking up space. I have like half a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood, a small can of white paint, screws, nails, etcetera. Any takers? It might save you a couple of bucks, and if your lightbox is going to be small than you already have enough wood!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Apparently I love double exposing film

I figured since I wasn't going anywhere for spring break, I would just process film from last spring break, and other various excursions. Some accidental double exposures, thought they were kind of fun.


Hope everyone is enjoying their Spring Break. Just thought I'd share a few images I've taken while up in Vancouver for a few days.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 do we live without 'em.

You just can't do without good assistants. ...more

Monday, March 15, 2010


This woman has been waiting to have an interview for over an hour. Shot with 8x10 Portra 160 NC. 2 Second exposure.


Augie designed it, Dan McDeezy did the postcard (not shown) and concept. Hope ya like it. I just need a list of studentz showing at the show... Any feedback? P.S.-- call your mother.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bozeman Survey Meeting 3/27/10 @ 3 p.m.

There will be another Bozeman Survey meeting the Saturday after spring break. March 27th @ 3 p.m. at Ian's house. New prints are highly encouraged. See you there.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Holter Art Museum

If you're headed up to the Holter to see Marta's show, make sure you also take the time to look at the work by Marie Watt on display.  She is a great person who makes striking work.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

some picture takins

i experimented with shooting a roll of 35 mm in my holga last week. I really love how the sprocket holes are incorporated in the image. unfortunately the piece of black tape i thought was light tight actually allowed light through the window on the back of the holga and thus came to be the red streaks... but i dont mind them too much..


After a year of gathering materials and actual construction, I finally finished my light box capable of printing 16x20 prints. Instead of writing the 3 papers i have due tomorrow and the one i had due yesterday i decided to finally finish the wiring on this bastard. Thank you procrastination(the art of keeping up with yesterday) and hello progress. We should totally have some printing parties this summer! Just for your information, this cost me $400 for materials and lots of troubleshooting and headaches. If i can appease anyone else who is interested in building one I would be happy to divulge some info to make it easier on them.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Large Format Project For ADV. Color

4x5 distressed negatives. So what do you guys think.

Awkward Stock Photos

This is probably the greatest photography related blog I have ever stumbled upon. I just laughed my head off for ten minutes. If anyone tells you your photo doesn't make sense, just sell it for stock...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Personal Vision

One last reminder guys! Images for the juried undergraduate personal vision show are due wednesday, thursday, and friday this week up in dans office, along with you money - 5$ a piece, as many as you want. EVERYONE should enter this.

Scanning Issues

Has anyone ever distressed color negatives? I am doing so for the first time and whenever I try to scan I get a cyanotype-like color cast that I can't get rid of. Assignment is due tomorrow and if I can't scan...I can't print. Help! Any suggestions?

Congrats to Stephanie

At SPE this weekend Stephanie sold her first gum print to Colorado University at Boulder for their collection.

Friday, March 5, 2010

4x5 question

after you expose your film wear do you store it after till you can develop it? i only have 2 film holders and checked out a tent for reloading my film but im kinda at a loss as to what i do with my exposed film. 


Hey everybody. I seem to have misplace my experimental book, which is tragic cause it is pretty much my bible. If i have loaned it out or anyone has found it please let me know. It says "Shortbus" on the cover in black marker. THANX!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


A couple more

Done with lye and black calligrapher's ink. You might have to click on the first one, somehow using toxic chemicals gave me my most subtle manipulation yet.

combat witness

the most recent diptychs . next time Ill have an example of text with an image...Im not sure how I want to do that yet though...Ive been having thoughts about separating the images and having the text between them or something...or should I not stray from the diptych theme at all?