Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Come one, come All, to the Pizza Partay

Photo Pizza Partay will be in the studio at 5:15PM on Thursday. Hope to see you all there.

cell camera

Monday, August 30, 2010

May God Help Us All!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Architectural photography job!

...No longer up for grabs. Good job to those of you who responded quickly!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Society for Photographic Education NW Regional Conference

If you have plans to attend the SPE NW regional conference in Portland, and want to fly, book your flight before August 31st.  There is an airfare sale going on that will save you close to $200.  The conference is scheduled for the first weekend in November (November 5-7) at Newspace Center for Photography.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Developing Supplies for Sale

Hey Freshmen and Sophomores, or anyone else who is still developing 35mm film. . . .here are some things for sale.

2 available - Hewes 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Reel They sell for $32.95 on B&H. The same type (superior hooks, not the inferior spring loaded ones) that currently sell at F-11 are $42.
$23 each

1 available - 35mm Stainless Steel Developing Tank, holds 2 reels (bought from F-11) The current one that F-11 sells is $23 and only holds a single reel.

For Sophomores and Above

A roll of 24" wide Epson Premium Luster paper with about 20-30 feet left. Great for anyone Sophomore and above in the photo program, especially if you're trying to budget and don't want to shell out for a 100-foot long roll. It will include the plastic cups for the ends and the box to store the paper.
$15 OBO

For free:

* Plastic containers with lids for your developing liquids.
* Some Illford and Kodak papers (8x10 sheets mostly). There are some packs with a few sheets left in each.

Send me an email at montanaphoto@gmail.com or post a comment if you're interested in anything.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Upgrade FOR SALE!!!!

Hey photo peeps! So I logged onto B&H to find out what photoshop upgrade I needed and turns out their information isn't entirely accurate. I purchased the CS5 upgrade when I should have purchased the Adobe Creative Suite Premium Design CS5 upgrade. So now I'm out $200.00 on a great program that I cannot install on my computer and B&H won't take back something that has been opened even though I can't download it at all. So if anyone has Photoshop CS3 Extended, Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS4 Extended, or Photoshop CS4 and wants to upgrade to CS5 please let me know. I paid $189.99 for the program, I ordered it like a week ago, it's never been installed on any computer, so I would like full price please, and if I have to ship it to you then obviously I'll want like $5.00 for shipping too. Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Help, I dont know what im doing!

So, I am supposed to send an invoice to the person buying my print. Too bad I never took a business class, how the hell do I write up an invoice?

Monday, August 16, 2010

My First Book

Watch here for the publication of my first photo book. Set for release in the Fall of 2011

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Internment Camp

HI ALL!!!!!!!
Hope everyone had an amazing summer. As school is nearing I am thinking about my Senior Thesis project. My hope is to photograph individuals who were in internment camps. Mainly would like to to focus on civilians that were interned because of their nationality. If anyone has any contacts, or knows of any individuals who would be helpful to talk to I would really appreciate any help.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Photography internship

The Montana State University News Service has an opening for fall semester for a news photography intern. This is an unpaid, for-credit internship in a busy news bureau environment. The hours (6 per week) are flexible and based on the student’s class schedule. Assignments may occur on evenings or weekends. The successful intern will possess the following attributes: Professional appearance and demeanor. Strong work ethic. Punctuality and willingness to be a part of a team. Necessary skills: Junior or Senior in good standing within the School of Film and Photography. Experienced with Adobe Photoshop and Mac computer platform. Interest and willingness to learn the craft of editorial photography. During the course of the internship the intern will gain experience with the following: Adobe Lightroom Soundslides Pro Photo caption writing News feature photography Editorial portraiture and lighting Photo essays Editing News video production Sports photography The intern will have the opportunity to expand their portfolio and have images published in various publications. If you are intersted, please contact Kelly Gorham at kelly.gorham@montana.edu.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Call for Entries for Campus Photo Contest


I've been asked to spread the word that the Exit Gallery, the Office of International Programs, and the Leadership Institute are holding a photo contest, and it looks like it will be of particular interest to those of you who have travelled internationally, or are in places of an international persuasion right now. Here is the call for entries that was forwarded to me:

International Photography Call for Entries – Convocation 2010

In conjunction with the 2010 Freshman Convocation, The Exit Gallery, MSU Leadership Institute and Office of International Programs are proud to present an international photography contest juried by convocation speaker Kevin Connolly.

Fifteen to twenty photos will be selected for a two week exhibition in the Exit Gallery from September 7th – 17th. The final photos selected must be printed 8”x10” or 8”x12” with a 2” white window mat.

Convocation speaker and international photographer Kevin Connolly will be announcing the winners at the exhibit reception on Friday September 10th in the gallery. There will be cash prizes for three winners: First – $125, Second – $75, Third – $25

All submissions must be by MSU students. Please submit two photos taken during international travel with title and location to asmsuexhibits@montana.edu by August 25th at noon. Files must not be larger than 8 MB.

For questions or further information please contact ASMSU Arts and Exhibits at 406.579.1724 or asmsuexhibits@montana.edu.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Job Available

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is well. I'm currently looking to fill a new seasonal position for a lead zip line photographer. I need a highly motivated and self directed individual to help develop a system for photographing and selling zip line photos in the gallatin canyon for Montana Whitewater. Pay is commission based and all of the camera gear is provided.
You can reach me during the day at the office 406 - 763 - 4465
and in the evenings on my cell 406 - 781 - 9767

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tessa's Wedding

Here are a few images from Tessa's wedding in June. She was absolutely gorgeous! It was really fun to photograph and I'll probably be posting more on my Facebook "Fans of Amanda Guy Photography Page" Hope everyone is having a great summer!

My Blog

Hi everybody.  I've been traveling around the west coast for the last couple months and blogging about it, if you're interested  check it out at shutterfaster.blogspot.com, I'd love to hear what anybody thinks.

Masking in Camera Raw

I stumbled on the Adjustment Brush tool in camera raw the other day and I'm hooked. It allows you to quickly mask exposure, contrast, and saturation adjustments without bringing the image into Photoshop.

This means you can fix hot areas of your image, brighten faces, etc., all without having to deal with big Photoshop files, because the changes are saved in your raw file. Just like any other raw adjustments, the changes are non-destructive and you can easily modify the masks later. Just make sure you're already using a DNG workflow, otherwise you're going to get separate, un-embedded (sidecar) files that store your raw changes.

The Adjustment Brush is available in Photoshop CS4 or later and Lightroom 2 or later.

Here are some real-world before and after examples of using the adjustment brush.

YouTube - (HD) Add drama with the Adjustment Brush in Photoshop CS4 & Lightroom 2 A quick primer on how to use the adjustment brush. Yes, this Brit's over processed images may burn your eyes, but you'll learn camera raw's powerful tool.

Volume 2 - Adam Caillier + Michael Mott

For its second volume, Location books features a collaborative experiment between artists Adam Caillier and Michael Mott, two “strangers with complimentary abilities and a malleable set of expectations” who employ a film camera as an extended-space-scanner to compose a cryptic series of abstract photographs specifically catered to serial pages. After finding common ground and setting arbitrary limits, the artists agreed upon a shared goal: “to produce ‘book pages.’” The result of this back-and-forth is a series of 2700 individual pages, turning each book in the Location edition of one hundred into a one-of-a-kind work of art. Caillier (with a background in photography) and Mott (a conceptual artist who often works with painting, collage and sculpture) subtly explore the nature of the "staged" photograph. The book represents a personal photographic vocabulary wherein the artists fabricate three-dimensional abstract collages from a variety of representational materials--such as backdrop paper, old xerox cards and used Daguerreotype plates. Ultimately, the artists were focused less on the photograph and more on the idea of the page. As stated by the artists: “the pages we produced continually play simple tricks with objects and images in space and on surfaces. We tried, in the end, to make a unified two-person book, to find and keep pace with each other, and to finish each decision simply before we started again, and again.” /////////////// Born in Wyoming, Adam Caillier graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2010 with an MFA in Visual Studies in Photography. In 2009 he collaborated with artist Bruce Tapola for the exhibition Against Geometry Pt. 2 at Occasional Art in Saint Paul. Callier’s work is currently on display through October 2010 in the exhibition Ordinarily Here at the Weisman Art Museum. /////////////// Michael Mott was born and raised. His work has been shown at Art of This Gallery in collaboration with Justin Schlepp in 2009 and at They Won’t Find Us Here Gallery in 2010. He will also be published by Hot Off The in August 2010, hosted by the Soap Factory. He was, and will forever remain, artistic co-director of Seltzer Art Space. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Location - Volume Two Work by Adam Caillier and Michael Mott What: Opening reception, book sale and signing with the artists (Caillier and Mott) Where: 1618 Central Ave NE, Suite 227, Minneapolis, MN 55413 When: Saturday, August 14th, 2010, 7:00pm - 10:00pm IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Location is a quarterly publication of limited edition artists’ books featuring idea-based work in an array of two-dimensional media. Essentially a gallery between two hard covers, Location focuses on book-form installations and group exhibitions in print. Our mission is to collaborate with visual artists to produce new work specifically suited to a page-based format. Location promotes artists to a broader audience through a portable medium while providing a book-based experience of contemporary art. For more information or for higher resolution images please visit: locationbooks.com or contact Location Books and Editions at: info@locationbooks.com or call 612-217-1410.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Still alive, still living on a bus

Hey everyone! Just wanted to check in. I'm still out on the Vans Warped Tour living on a bus for the summer. I've been updating my Tumblr a lot, so check it out if you haven't yet.

The photo above is from one of my jump seat creeper sessions. My friend ER plays guitar for the band Emarosa, the shorter guy is my bus mate David from Breathe Carolina.