Thursday, September 30, 2010

Architecture Photography in Butte

264 spent the day in Butte yesterday making architecture photos. Here are a few of the Fuji Instax demo images.

Bozeman Survey Meeting

There will be a Bozeman Survey meeting October 8th at 5pm at Ian van Coller's house. Everyone who is interested in being a part of the survey is invited. Returning and new members are encouraged to bring prints, 16x20 in dimension.

Bills place from Butte Yesterday

photo © Ian van Coller. All Rights Reserved Stitched image from Leaf Aptus Digi Back using a Toyo AX with Kapture stitching back. Final image 9500 pixels wide.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Libbie! Check this out!

Thought this may be of some help to you and your senior...

!st image for Senior

this is just a rough copy of the image but is more the direction i will be heading

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Congrats to Jace

congratulations to Jace, currently a finalist for the Nadar Award, woohoo!


Here are two images I made for Chris's location lighting class this past weekend.


Just some Lumen prints I did over this last weekend, about a 3 hour exposure for each. Pretty happy with the first one, what do you all think?

Monday, September 27, 2010

SPE Scholarships

If you have any businesses or individuals whom you think would be willing to sponsor the senior show, let me know ASAP!
I have gobs 'o gobs of letters if you want to snag one from me soon!
Thank you

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Negative Mordancage

These are prints from the 4x5 negatives I worked on in Experimental last week. I'm pretty happy with the results given it was my first time doing anything with the mordancage process, but there is definitely a lot of room for improvement. Aside from the obvious aesthetic effect, other things I noticed when I printed these were a decrease in negative density (3-4 stops in the enlarger), a significant drop in contrast (2.5 filter before, 4.5 after), and an almost total loss of highlight detail where it hadn't veiled. If you have patience, a gentle touch, and don't mind an imperfection here, there, or everywhere, I'd recommend trying it!

Friday, September 24, 2010


These are a couple of images from Chris's Guerilla Lighting class shoot last night at the four corners classic car yard. i was going for a ghost-like effect...being the full moon and all. Fun times.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Camden on Lenscratch!

Camden was recently featured on Lenscratch. Very cool

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Photography as a Path

"Photography became the most useful and accessible tool with which I could pry open an entry into a personal path towards enlightenment." - Bill Jay, from his book Occam's Razor

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SCAD is coming to bozo

if you are looking for a grad program, SCAD is a pretty well known school and they are coming to bozeman, here is the info

Attend an admission information session to see why SCAD is the university for creative careers.

Thursday, Sept. 30
Bozeman, MT

Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman
2023 Commerce Parkway

The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to sign-in. Register to attend.

Admission presentation includes:

• Nationally recognized academic programs • award-winning SCAD eLearning programs • admission and portfolio review • scholarship opportunities • art and design career options • Q-and-A with admission representatives

Friday, September 17, 2010

First Chromos

My first chromo prints from experimental

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Minor Schedule Adjustment for Thanksgiving Week


I've made an adjustment to the posted photo lab schedule for Fall 2010. The change applies only to one day: Wednesday, November 24th-- the day before Thanksgiving. The term calendar indicates that there will be no classes this day, so I've adjusted the checkout calendar to reflect that the photo labs will be closed on that date. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the updated schedule, they are available at Photo Checkout, or can be downloaded from here (PDF).

One other caveat about the schedule relating to December... whichever evening the Senior Photo show is scheduled, photo checkout and the labs will be closing at 5pm. Details will be posted as the event solidifies.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Liquid Nitrogen

This is what liquid nitrogen can do to your negatives. i had a lot of problems getting results but with a little mixture with other chemicals, timing and scanning while wet this is the result. Instantly aged. These are just some old negatives i used to test with but i like the results.

Faculty Show

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A couple pinhole photos from Burning Man

These were shot on expired Provia 100F on my 6x12 pinhole, then processed in C-41 and scanned under the film profile for Kodak Portra 160VC 6x6. I'm looking forward to doing it better next year!
This one was from the same camera, but with Delta 100. The flowers were hooked up to propane tanks and shot fire all night.

Monday, September 13, 2010

I Need Color 4x5 film

hey all... yeah so i prolly should of done this about two weeks ago but i just realized i don't have any color 4x5 film and i needed it like two weeks ago. anyone have any that i can purchase? preferably fuji. much love

South Africans and their bicycles

Cool project. The videos are nice, too. Reminds me of the style of a certain south african we all know, but slightly less sharp.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Im going to photograph on Monday for my Senior- I ordered film about a week ago, but it isn't going to be here, and F-11 doesn't have the type of film- I am hoping that someone out there  in Bozeman does!!!!
Fuji 120mm 160c 
I would really appreciate it, and of course replace the film when mine comes in!
Thanks a bunch!

Sweet Commercial

One of my co-workers showed me this, enjoy!

Digital 4x5

photo © Ian van Coller. All Rights Reserved. Trying out my Leaf Digital back on the adapter for my Toyo AX. Looks pretty good though not quite as sharp as the Mamiya digital lenses. I am excited to have camera movements again.

Friday, September 10, 2010

stuff from the summer

I forgot I was a member of the MSU blog and wanted to post for a while, well heres some stuff from this summer. check more out at my regularly updated blog let me know what you think!


Does anyone know why sometimes it take so long to download images? I'm working for a photographer and I am trying to download like 42 images, they are large files, to a portable drive and it says it's going to take 3 hours??? I figured 20 minutes at the most but not 3 hours, and then when I try to download just 5 images to their ftp site it says 13 hours! What can I do to fix this problem?
The images are 2000ppi and like 2.5 x 3 or something like that. 120 Negatives basically.


Come learn more at the SFP meeting TONIGHT at 5:30 in Studio B in the VCB!!! free pizza to.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

WANT TO GO TO KENYA!!!!!!!!! If anyone is interested in spending there summer photographing in Kenya come to the SFP meeting Friday, September 10th at 5:30pm in Studio B in the VCB!!!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Here comes winter

Wednesday night my friend and I hiked in to Elbow Lake and Mt Cowen to retrieve a gear stash a maybe do some climbing before winter hits the alpine for good. This was taken Thursday morning at about 7 am. Friday we were able to climb the 1800' face directly in the middle of the image. Good luck with classes everyone, cant wait to see what you do!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I need some help

I was recently just on a trip with a friend. We used his Nikon D300s for video and stills. I tried to download all the files and convert to DNG but it would not convert nor even read the .NEF files that come form Nikons. I have CS3 and tried to find all of the current updates but still cannot get Photoshop or CameraRAW to read the files. If anyone know how to fix this situation please let me know. thanks