Friday, April 30, 2010

Photo Checkout Schedule Adjustment

Students -

As a reminder, photo checkout will be closed on the evening of the Senior Photo Show, which this semester will be on Monday, May 3rd. Photo checkout's revised hours for that day will be from 8 am to 5 pm, instead of 8 am to 10 pm. For those of you who may have a copy of the lab hours on your refrigerator for reference, please note the change. With exception for May 3rd, photo checkout's hours of operation will remain as posted for the remainder of the semester.

Also, if you have work remaining in the studio from the Personal Vision show, please remember to pick it up! The studio (as well as the finishing room) will be cleared of stray prints following the end of the semester!

- Charlie

Thursday, April 29, 2010

50th Anniversary of U-2 Incident

May 1, 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the incident in which United States pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union in the U-2 aircraft spurring an internation incident. Powers was later exchanged for Soviet Colonel Rudolf Abel on the Glienecke Bridge (shown here) in Berlin.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Photo Checkout Workers Fall 2010


Photo checkout is taking applications for Fall 2010 photo checkout workers. To qualify, you must be an enrolled student taking 6 or more credits for the semester(s) in which you will be working. There are three options for working at photo checkout: you may work as a student worker, as a work study (for those of you who are awarded work-study from Financial Aid), or for credit (via MTA 333-- this can be a good way to build upper division credits for graduation).

To pick up an application, either stop by photo checkout, or download one at this location (PDF link).

Some of you have already filled out applications earlier this year, and I still have those on file, but feel free to stop by and reaffirm your interest, and to provide an up-to-date(ish) schedule for next semester to indicate your approximate availability. If you have any questions, please stop by photo checkout and ask me about the positions.

Also, don't forget to move out of your lockers for the summer. If a graduating senior has indicated that you can have their locker when they leave, make him or her come to checkout with you and tell me about it! To date, no one has made a "bequeathal" of a locker yet, so if you are expecting to inherit a choice location, make sure the arrangement is formalized and documented by photo checkout!


I am now infinitely reproducible.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Collin Avery

An image of Collin taken at the house. Not sure what's happening with the color on the bottom of the frame, i'm just thinking it's doing whatever it is expired film does.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


A series documenting the trash I consume in a period of 9 days.

Senior Show

Hey Seniors show is just a week away, and I just want to throw a reminder out there that because there are less of us than last semester lights shouldnt be an issue, though it would be smart for everyone to bring at least one of your own to be safe. and please remeber to bring extention cords and extra plug ins. Secondly the wall spaces are 13ft, and the panels is 12 ft. if you really need a wall space please email me and let me know other wise it will be first come first serve. thanks

Saturday, April 24, 2010

264 Final

These are the last couple images I shot for my 264 final, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Now I just need to figure out how to word my artist statement...
I'm pretty sure my monitor is in dire need of calibration, so these probably look way off.

Joel Sartore- Rare

Check out Joel Sartore's endangered animal portraits. They're incredible, definitely lost myself for a couple hours looking at all of his work.

Friday, April 23, 2010


A couple months ago Substream Music Press asked me to photograph my friends in Of Mice & Men for Issue 19. So I drove to Sacramento (6 hours North), photographed the band for the cover as well as the show they were playing. They had Jerry (pictured above) touring with them because their front man was having health issues. By the end of the night they'd decided to have Jerry replace Austin, which I found out at their CD release three night later. So I went to Austin, Texas for SxSW and to reshoot the cover you see here with Jerry. It finally hit shelves today, and it's my first cover. I'm pretty pumped. Below is the original I photographed in Sacramento.

Me as a Meth-head

Just one of ten installments of Jace on Meth!


Here are some unedited images from Pony a couple of weeks ago. Good times.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dear Photographer

If you want to laugh for a good hour or so, make sure you check out this blog! It's the best one I've come across yet.

Wacom Intuos 4


Using some CFAC funds for this year, Photo Checkout has acquired a medium-sized Wacom Intuos 4 tablet. It's not the wireless version, but left-handers can configure it for more comfortable usage, and it has a few tricks up its sleeve with a little touch dial not seen on predecessor models.

The tablet is not set up on any specific workstation, but can be checked out from photo checkout for use on any scanning station in either digital lab, with exception of the workstation with the Cintiq display.

Also, as a reminder, please have your lockers cleaned out by the end of the semester so that they can be cleaned during the summer. If you're taking a summer photography class, you can leave your stuff in there, but for the rest of you, now might be a good time to start sorting through some of those things you can take home right away, before final projects start to get too crazy!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

something not about finals

i was going crazy photographing for my final.. so i went and did something better

Solar Photographer

I found this Awesome Website that shows you how to photograph through a telescope. Also shows you how to make your own filters to photograph the sun.. Have fun


Hey guys the senior magazine is finally done and sent out, heres the link to preview it and send it to you family and friends so they can see it and possibly buy for those who wont be at the show. Link to the Sample

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I finally got some slides processed from over spring break in Idaho, here's the two I like the most. I think I might continue shooting up there this summer while I'm living there and see what I get, I think there's a lot of potential. That, and getting asked if my view camera is digital by nearly everyone is pretty sweet.
Ian, you might be interested in the area if you're ever driving through. The Silver Valley has some striking parallels with Butte, albeit on a slightly different scale.

I Heart America

Here's a sample of some of the images that made the cut for the final edit for my LAST senior project! If you want to see all 14 images, you can check them out on my website: Let me know what you think. Thanks!

Advanced B&W Final

These are the first images I've developed for my 264 Final. I'm attempting to explore the idea of what sexy can be by posing my models in suggestive and provocative ways but in oversized, "comfortable" attire instead of skin tight tank tops or their underwear. Please let my know what you think.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bienvenido a Miami

Yet again some unedited images (i never have time to edit anything but school stuff) i took in miami. these are just a few that i have actually developed, but there are many more to come. they were all taken on south beach yesterday.

Wade Eric Christiansen-Afghanistan 2009-2010

I remember I was falling down backwards. I’m looking at the sky and it felt like a daydream. I was thinking this is what it would feel like if you got blown up. I looked over at the wall that was just next to me, and that thing was blown out. I was on the ground and we started taking small arms fire from the triggermen. I couldn’t see anything out my left eye and I could barely see out my right one, but I returned fire as best as I could. After I was done shooting, I was looking down at my rifle and remember blood pouring out all over it. The leader of the patrol got both his legs blown off and was blown into a ditch. The medic pulls him out and starts working on him, but he was really, really, bad. He looked at the medic and said, “Tell my wife I love her,” and just faded off. I didn’t have a lot of thoughts really. So I just lay back down. All I remember is the blue sky and just saying “To hell with it."

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Patriotic Cowboy

This Guy was fantastic! I photographed the setup for Kalispell Regional Medical Center's annual Alert Benefit last night and this guy was part of the Band. He was walking around and ended up standing in front of the flag. I made him put his hands in his pocket and told him to just relax. He was great!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

night portraits!

just a few practice shots for the final. im having some trouble keeping them from getting blurry b/c i have to shoot my flash off twice though..

Friday, April 16, 2010


Hey yall, i am in Miami for the Clinton Global Initiative Conference. I had several photo shoots today and shot 900 images. I managed to completely bullshit a press pass by claiming i was representing the Montana Environmental Alliance. I was horded into a roped off press area with CNN, Fox, and NBC, amongst others. About halfway through the inaugural panel i decided to duck the rope and crawl up the aisle to get a closer look. This image is at 1600ISO @ F4 and 160th a sec. I had to shoot at too slow of a shutter speed considering my lens, especially after 900 images and I had to stop using my flash because i crawled right next to the official CGIU TV camera. hence the shitty quality, but cool regardless.

What's your system for archiving images to avoid running out of space on your drives?

Seeing as we have lots of film shooters who are probably facing hard drive space issues on a regular basis, I wanted to see what system or workflow people are using to keep enough free drive space. I know some people will archive images older than x-amount of months on DVD and then not worry about them.

What's your system to always have enough free hard drive space?

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Tomorrow afternoon I will be presenting my Butte work at an SFP colloquium. This will be a progress so far, show and tell. I am really looking for feedback as to the direction this project might take, so if anyone come and tell me what you think, that would be great. Your chance to critique the professor. The presentation has 96 images and I will have my artist book too. There will also be wine and cheese. 3-5pm in VCB 182.

Lighting Demo

This is from a lighting demo in Portraiture on Monday. We were attempting to get a Rineke Dijkstra awkward pose. Good job Emily.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spent Saturday on the Yellowstone doing a river cleanup and slaying hogs (the brown was just one of them).

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Hey so I have less that half of everyones images and artist statements for the magazine hope most of you are geting me those today!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Some Images from Pony.

I made these photos on our trip to Pony a couple of weeks ago. They are shot with my old 35mm Nikkormat. Enjoy.

First image for alt. final

I am planning on redoing it for the sake of fixing the brush strokes etc. but thought I would share. 

Experiments with Alt.

Argyrotype over Cyanotype.....mix in a little creative coating, and I think its nothing shy of a masterpiece.....maybe.