Sunday, October 31, 2010


photos © Ian van Coller

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

SPENW Regional Conference

If you're headed to Portland for SPENW, don't forget the early registration deal for students.  If you register by October 30th, it is $20.  After the 30th it goes up to $30.  Save $10 (that's five burritos) and register early.  You can pay for it over the phone or send a check postmarked by 10/30.  For more details on how to pay, check out Newspace Photo.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2011 TED prize winner - Watch this short video

"JR exhibits his photographs in the biggest art gallery on the planet. His work is presented freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not museum visitors. His work mixes Art and Action; it talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit."

Makin it rain on scott

Architecture In Bozeman

These are some of the first scans I’ve done of my 4×5 negatives. These are images I shot for my architecture assignment in 264. I wanted to play with the illusion of placing telephone poles atop buildings, with the focus on the telephone poles, something we are not normally drawn to when we think of architecture.

Copyright Workshop next week

Reminder: The ASMP copyright registration workshop is Thursday, November 4 at the Homewood Suites at 6:00 pm. It's free and a great opportunity to learn how to copyright your photos and to meet some professional photographers in the area. Fine art and fashion photographer Kate Baldwin from Seattle will be conducting the workshop. Bring a laptop and as many unpublished photos as you want to register. Kate will guide you step-by-step through the process of registering your photos with the Library of Congress. Visit this link to register for the free event and learn more.
another image for senior

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Selling work

A few week ago I got contacted from an art director at a company called Polarmax. They specialize in technical winter time thermal clothing. They had seen a photograph that I had taken last season (on facebook of all places) of one of their riders and wanted to use it to place above display racks in 30 stores on the east coast. The negotiation phase soon kicked in and I worked out a deal to stock my closet with their top of the line products as well as cash. The lessons learned from this would be to know where to find the photo by labeling your hard drives correctly. Share your work with as many people as possible. Don't be afraid to negotiate to what you really want. links polarmax (ideal for sending large files to companies or art directors) equipment used canon 5d mark ii canon 70-200 2.8 (3) pocket wizard plus ii's (2) alien bee 1600's

So you wanna be a wedding photographer

Matt Stone and Tre Parker

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Claxton Projects

A cool new blog that is dedicated to rediscovering old photo books

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Scott, check this out

Darryl J. Asher does Polaroid lifts in Billings

Fuji NPL 4x5 Tungsen

I have a box of 50 Fuji NPL Tungsten Balanced 4x5 Film sitting unused in the freezer. That is negative film made for long exposures, ideal for low-light photography under Tungsten Lights. It expired 2006 but has always been frozen. $40 to the first interested person.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Zone Plate photography

I stumbled on this image above by Flickr member Integrity of Light. Zone plate photography looks incredible. Has anyone used zone plates?

It reminds me of a post production look that has been done in movie scenes that show dreams.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hey Experimental Kids

So i came back after class and used the new fancy Speck mordancage formula that Chris made today and produced this image. i like having the increased control with the negatives. hope yall like it. have fun guys.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

playing with old film

These are just pictures from pony i just developed from last year that i tried pasting over some old film. Obviously they're not taken on portra 160nc. Ive been trying to do this for real with the ninja and with panoramas, but this is a lot easier if i improve my photoshop skills.

Looking for Film

I am in search of Kodak T-Max 100 4x5 film. I've ordered some but it will be a while to get it here. If anyone has some I will pay them well for it.

Up Up and Away

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Money Money Money

Money is due.....TODAY!
75 bucks. yep.


I made this photograph a few nights ago for Chris's night lighting class. This was also a test to calculate the reciprocity of the film I was using. This was a 6 minute exposure at f11 with my Pentax 67.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Here is the noodle in color during the spring of 08 with the Hasse superwide and this year with the 4x5 and a 90mm.

Scanner Bummer.

I am scanning images from Heart Mountain for my senior. But, unfortunately my scanner is being quite the bum and deciding not to work. I am not sure what the problem is- when i prescan it is just coming up black.....
Any hoooo- here is an image i like, that was recorded pre bum scanner. in the raw.

Here's another one

Pinhole Exhibition Opportunity

Brian Marki Fine Art has a call out for a pinhole exhibition.  It doesn't look like there is a cost to submit work, so there are no excuses not to enter if you're making work with the pinhole camera.  Deadline is October 22nd for submissions, which can be done electronically.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Another Mockup for Senior

Sorry images are requiring several processes each so i cant post too many at once. but here is another image that i have finished. i hope you like again the concept is the fragility of identity and the dark side of introspection.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Please meet with your advisor starting Oct. 18 to sign up for spring classes.

T-Max Chracteristic Curve:

How altering development time and chemistry changes the response of film. Shadows on left, highlights on right.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I was bored...there was a frog on my window.....this is the end result

New Signs Images

Went out last night for a bit and photographed a couple location in Kalispell. I plan to add these to my original Signs project from two years ago. I hopefully will make a bigger and better book than before and have plans to try and get it published. Check out my blog to see more. The title of my post is linked to the blog or you can visit my website and get to the blog from there.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Experimental, Mordancage

Here are two of my images from the experimental class mordancage demo, enjoy.

ASMP Copyright Registration Workshop

Hey guys. This is an ASMP workshop occurring on Monday, Nov. 4 from 6-8, right here in Bozeman. It's free but you have to register. Just thought I'd let you know!

Monday, October 11, 2010


An adventure blog interview with a very unadventurous photographer. ...more

I Need Your Vote

Hey guys you should go on and vote for me quick. Also heres the photo contest link for those who would like to submit there own work! thanks

Friday, October 8, 2010

Using up the roll

My 2 120 cameras had film left over from last year so i shot a couple pictures around the house so i could go develop them. I ended liking these 2 images.

Why Art Books Won't Become e-Books

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Red Bull Rampage

10 Tips to photographing an event: Red Bull Rampage
Launched in 2001 and held annually through 2004, Red Bull Rampage brought the creative, unrestricted ethos of freeride mountain biking to the contest arena while staying true to the sport's core ideals. Poised on a sandstone ridge in the brutal landscape near Virgin, Utah riders were free to chose whatever line they dared between an established start gate and the finish line 1,500 vertical feet below. Exactly what happened between those two points has become legendary.

1.Dirt: If your worried about your camera and everything you own being covered in dirt,don’t show up.

2. Credentials: Unlimited access is key to composing images. Contact your local magazine or know someone who knows someone. Free lunch is provided with the press pass.

3. See Tip 1.

4. Business Cards: Everyone from publishers to team managers are on hand and the event. Exposure is everything.

5. Clothing: With highs of 103 degrees is obvious to wear shorts and a t shirt. Yet wearing the same outfit for the entire 4 days of photographing makes you more recognizable to riders and other photographers that you meet during the event.

6.Pre-Visualize: There are thousands of ways to photograph the numerous lines and features. Pick your areas and produce quality not quantity.

7. Equipment: Two cameras are key. The remote camera is locked onto the tripod with the wide angle lens and can be triggered by pocket wizards. The main body varied from the 100-400 and the 24-105.
8. Luck: Somehow randomly meet a writer for the biggest European bike magazine and have him be stoked to run your images.
9. Sell aka Luck #2: Submit images to the magazines and get paid for the time. It’s important to review the submission guidelines prior to submission.
10. Individuality: Don’t be concerned about what the other photographers are doing. It’s impossible for someone to duplicate your style.

Cam Camera Test

More Architecture from 264

Lighting Gems

Some gems for lighting class

Oh Yeah

And for those of you who want to be authors on the blog, please email me with the email address with which you want me to invite you.

House Cleaning

Dear Blog Members-with Blogger we are limited to 100 authors. As a result I will only be keeping authors who are active posters. All others will be removed to make space for new members.

Visual Snack

This is an image from lighting awhile back. Thought it was something that needed to be shared.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

DM22 "Driver Test" Requirements


If you want to use the Mamiya DM22, you need to show a faculty member that you can:

  1. Properly insert a CF Card
  2. Switch the camera on
  3. Switch the digital back on
  4. Set the digital back to correct camera setting
  5. Set the digital back to 200 ISO
  6. Make a correct exposure with a gray card in the image
  7. Gray balance camera
  8. Switch the camera off
  9. Switch the digital back off
  10. Remove the digital back from the camera correctly
  11. Replace the digital back on the camera

As a reminder, the camera will only be available to be checked out for use in the studio at this time.

Broad and Short Lighting

This website shows the differences between broad and short lighting:

More Ghosts for lighting

Not quite done being edited...still need to get rid of that red glow underneath the car but whatevs.

New Goods Recently Arrived in Photo Checkout

Students -

Photo checkout now has available several new items which may be of use to you. Those of you who have been frequently checking out light meters may already be aware that we've acquired another pair of Sekonic L758s (PDF of the manual is available here), but we've also picked up a couple more basic lightmeters: a pair of Gossen Digiflash meters. These are very small and simple meters, and as such I suspect that some of you will love them dearly for their portability and simplicity, and others among you will regard them with a frothing hatred for their lack of advanced features and basic interface. I would advise having a look at them before you have need for a light meter to determine if it's the sort of meter you'd like or not. The instruction manual is available here (PDF), and of course you can stop by photo checkout to give one a test drive.

On the color management side of things, there's a new Spyder3 Elite available for (in-building) checkout to address your laptop display calibration needs, and a trio of X-Rite Colorchecker Passports.

Checkout also has a couple new Vivitar 285HVs. These are non-dedicated flashes that can be used on just about any camera with a flash shoe or PC socket... except for that goofy Sony/Minolta "inside out" flash shoe design. These are essentially manual flashes, and though they have some Auto features, they won't give you any sort of TTL functionality, so you might want to study up on the manual, which is available in checkout. I couldn't find a Vivitar-provided online manual for the 285HV, but there is a manual for a prior version (though same model number) located here (PDF).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

its actually fall!

Holly Andres, guest speaker SFP

All photo students should plan on attending the artist talk by Holly Andres on Friday October 8th, Linfield Hall room 125, from 10:00am-11:30am.  Everyone is welcome, bring your friends!

Untitled Persons

Here are a few images that sort of show the direction I'm going for my senior. The idea is that these are all people that I pulled off the street at random and brought them into my apartment to photograph. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, October 4, 2010


This was my first attempt at lith printing, which I am a fan of because I didn't totally suck at it right away. 4x5 doesn't seem to be very advantageous for the process though, I seemed to get more grain and yellowing when I was printing from 6x6 (although I don't know if the yellowing had anything to do with the film size).

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Digi Holga

Thanks to Jordan C. for this link.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Hey all.  This is the project I'm currently working on in DC, yay! Check out the article, I'm mentioned in there somewhere at the end :)