Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sorry, I was bored

Here Kitty Kitty, come to Photoshop

Here Kitty Kitty

In his spare time Sean models for the FARMFUR natural clothing line.

Rouge Leader of the Rebel Alliance

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Senior Critique and Senior Show??

Could anyone tell me when the Senior critique is happening? Also, I don't remember seeing anything posted yet about when the Senior Show is happening. . .if someone could also post comment with that date, you earn extra brownie points!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Exhibiting Photography

If your interested in the exhibition of your work this is a must have book. buy the book here Article on the book here

USP Proposal Deadline, Friday December 3rd

Are you interested in financial support for an upcoming project?  Apply for the USP grant.  Info is below. (Please do this early, so your faculty can support your application.  It's crunch time for all of us, prepare ahead of time and not the day of.)

USP provides funding for students to pursue research and creative projects under the direction of faculty mentors. Support includes a stipend and funds to offset project-related expenses up to a total of $1500 for the academic year. Maximum spring semester funding is $750. We encourage proposals from all disciplines and departments across the university and endeavor to fund all worthy proposals. USP funding gives students the opportunity to learn-by-doing and also can benefit faculty research and creative activity by engaging undergraduates in projects supporting long-term scholarly goals.

Please consult the USP website (http://www.montana.edu/usp/) for detailed information on deadlines. Proposals should be written by students with advice and editorial assistance from faculty mentors. The USP website includes step-by-step directions and links to all necessary forms. Other student research opportunities available through USP include INBRE for projects related to biomedical research and the Beckman Scholars Program for research in chemistry and the biological sciences. Examples of successful projects are available in the archive.  Contact Colin Shaw (colin.shaw1@montana.edu) or Scarlet Reierson (scarlet.reierson@montana.edu) if you have questions.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Winters here

Winters back and it's production time again. On location with local MSU film majors, better known as Toy Soldier Productions for the start of their next project. Photo 1: Canon 5d MKii(remote camera) Canon 24-105 f/4 ISO 1000 1/1500 second f/5.6 focal length 24mm Photo 2: Canon 5d MKii Canon 50 1.4 ISO 100 1/320 second f/2.2 focal length 50mm Photo 3: Canon 5d MKii Canon 24-105 f/4 ISO 100 1/160 f/4 focal length 105mm Check out TSP trailer for last years film Come Find Us cheers

"Come Find Us" Official Trailer from Toy Soldier Productions on Vimeo.

Wall Study

As a photographer I have always been drawn to shape, texture, and color. Using a view camera I will Place objects within the frame to capture the claustrophobia of urban life, while creating an image that conveys the lifelessness of these corporate monuments and the stark juxtaposition between humanity and its environment. I want the viewer to not look at just a single image but the series as a whole. Looking outside the frame at the modernity of the man-made environment.

Friday, November 19, 2010

lighting project thing, with some stuff used to make it

Story Mill

Here are a few shots from a group trip to Story Mill this morning...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What a Little Angel

We were at the Story Mansion and Collin told me he was going to reveal his secret to me in the library.

Some Fun Stuff For Lighting

These are my final images for our 3rd assignment in advanced lighting. Hope you like.


I made this Tintype last night. what do you guys think?

Grandma's Superhero Therapy

I don't know about you but this makes me so happy. French photographer, Sacha Goldberger, helped lift his grandmother's spirits by having her dress as a super hero for a series of funny photographs. Check it out for a smile.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Latest Image for my Thesis

This is undusted but edited to completion. Remember that the concept is loosely the fragility of identity and the darker side of introspection. Wahtch yall think?

I need Models for very Cool Photo Project

Dear Photo Students,
I'm a graduate student in the Science and Natural History Filmmaking program. To augment a paper I'm writing for MTA 504 (Film and Doc Theory), I will be holding a multispectral photo shoot on Tuesday, November 16th from 3-6PM in VCB Room 150. I will be photographing people in visible light, near infrared (>720nm), and reflected ultraviolet >My goal with multispectral portraiture is to explore physical and mental subjectivity. The shoot is totally free, and I will provide attendees with full-resolution digital copies of their portraits once I've finished processing them (which may take a few weeks). I'd also be more than happy to discuss the technical aspects of UV and IR photography. IR photography is fairly common, but reflected UV photography is very exotic outside the domains of science, medicine, and forensics.
For the tech-interested:
I shoot UV and IR photos with a modified Nikon D200 (I'd use something newer, but older CCD sensors tend to have better UV and IR pickup than newer CMOS sensors). I replaced my camera's UV/IR-blocking hot mirror with UV/IR-transmitting clear glass, allowing the CCD to receive UV and IR radiation. For light filtration, I use a Baader U-Filter for reflected UV and a Hoya R72 filter for near-IR . For illumination, I use three Vivitar 285HVs with drilled out fresnel lenses (fresnel lenses block UV radiation). Safe UV photography requires closed eyes and/or protective eyewear. I'm able to get in-camera false colors due to UV and IR's differential penetration of the red, green, and blue filters of the CCD's Bayer array.
Feel free to email me with any questions, or to schedule an alternate shoot if you're interested but can't make it on Tuesday.

More Grad School Info

© Matt Groening, 1987
The photo faculty will hold an informal meeting with students interested in grad school, Tuesday November 16th, from 12:00p-1:00p in VCB 148.  This is open to all photo students (past and present).  Come and ask your questions. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Braveheart-breakers

Our scottish boy band is going on a world tour pretty soon......no big deal


Moo is having a 30% off sale.......everyone loves Moo cards (seriously though, everyone really does like them) A cheap and super great option for cards if you dont have any yet, check it out! moo.com

Thursday, November 11, 2010

some lights from last night!

I was attempting to work on another project, but then these images came about. They are the lights of bozeman in a 5 second exposure and a little camera trickery

Roomate Needed!

Hey guys, as you all know i am leaving on Dec 20th or so and my room is available. It is a sweet room with a kickass downtown location and rent is only $283 + 45 dollars a month in utilities. Roomates are awesome.clean.studious. artsy. and fun. give me a call if you are interested. 209-4501

Mordancage at my house today if anyone wants to come


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Time, Vantage Point, Frame

Vantage Point

Inspiration in the form of technology

Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, sports, and personalities. A video like this personally helps me re light the creative fire. For some it inspirational, for others its crap. Take it as you like. Click here to ride the wave

Monday, November 8, 2010

Questions about Grad School? Attend the Grad School Prep Workshop!

Student Success Workshops - Nov. 10th 4:10 - 5:00 McNair Scholars Program and Graduate School Preparation.  The workshop will be held Wed. Nov. 10th from 4:10 - 5 pm in SUB 233.

The workshop will provide information on the McNair Scholar’s Program and tips for graduate school preparation:  
•     Taking the GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
•     Writing a personal statement
•     Requesting a faculty letter of recommendation
•     Importance of undergraduate research
•     Mock interview questions

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New Website!

Check it out! Snow/Surf/Kite photography. Any suggestions would be really helpful! Thanks Meg

Self-Portrait for Lighting Class

Just thought it was kinda funny

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I made this photograph at the MSU heating plant the other day during our lighting class.

Printer for Sale

Really nice printer for sale. NOT AN ARCHIVAL PHOTO PRINTER!!!! it does print 4x6 photos for friends and family...has a scanner(NOT PROFESSIONAL quality) that has worked for all of my non-professional and collegiate uses. and extremely reliable. A $400 printer that i am trying to get rid of for $45. i am moving and i must sell so if you or anyone you know are interested my number is 406-209-4501. It is a HP3310 (printer-fax-scanner-copier). Also selling nice computer desk that fits in a corner well for $20.

Fan Photo Friday

A few weeks ago I had submitted a photo to Norco bikes for a contest held every friday. This was selected for the front page of the website. Image details Canon 5d Mark ii Canon 16-35 2.8 ii ISO 400 f/2.8 138 second exposure

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pull color Film?

this might be a dumb question but can you pull color film at all. i underexposed an image by two stops and i would like to rectify it. can i overdevelop in order to compensate or am I out of luck

New Look to my website!

New Look Hey everyone! I changed some things on my site. Lemme know what you think. :)

Aliens in the Rockies 11

I recently went down to Logan Utah for the 11th anual Aliens in the Rockies senario. it was hot but fun. enjoy
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These are my first experiments with Tintypes. We worked on them as a group in experimental today. The splocthes are the from air bubbles in the emulsion...the flakey things that look like dust are the result of a gang lab. other pieces of emulsion floating in the chemicals re-adhered to the plate. Hope yall like em

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Multiple Exposures

These are quadruple exposures that I did for the portrait assignment in 264. I shot people surrounded by the equipment of a activity they enjoy and multiplied it to emphasize the repetitive nature of the their specific activity. I took three exposures of the objects, each time shifting the camera to the left or right. Then I had my models sit in on the fourth, after adjusting my exposure and popped a flash. This was the first time that I have used studio lights and a flash. I used two Alien Bee B800 flash units and a soft box.

Lazy People

Awkward Portrait Series

An interesting project by photographer Richard Renaldi, where he gets two strangers to pose and "touch" each other for the camera (not in an explicit manner, though).