Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Forced Development

Check out this new project I have started. It is a rotating gallery blog of student work entitled Forced Development. I was able to catch Jace before he leaves for Thailand! Have a look and spread the word. There will be a new post every weekend!

My Blog!

hey guys posted a whole bunch of new stuff on my blog, come on over!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lunar Eclipse Monday night

Just thought I'd post this here in case any of you are interested in Astro-photography. I noticed that there will be a total lunar eclipse on Monday night. It's supposed to start around 10:30 although not much will be noticable until after 11:30. Total eclipse is supposed to start at 12:40 am. More info here. Of course it might be too cloudy to see anything.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Serious Business

Here's a few images of friends in the studio a couple days ago, we had a belated Halloween.

Video Recap of MSU Portrait Day

I wanted to share Dan Buettner's video reflection for the Portrait Day event held on December 4th.  Students who chose to use this service-learning opportunity as their final in 342 were required to turn in a written and visual component summarizing the event.  Dan's movie is a great summary of the day.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Stuff: Astronautalis- The Wondersmith and His Sons

Hello everyone! Just wanted to stop in and share something new we've been working extremely hard on. This is my first shot at directing a music video. The crew was made up almost exclusively of MSU grads. Bryant Jansen co-directed with me as well as shot a good portion of it, Steve Goodloe was the B camera operator, Germain Gulick was our assistant director, and James Fitzpatrick edited it and did visual effects for us. I first started listening to Astronautalis' music while working in Check Out at MSU, and due to twitter he and I became good friends and he trusted us with making a music video for him. We plan on starting production on another video with him in February. Hopefully it's the start of something cool for all of us!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

what i learned from alexis... balloons always make a good photo

The Elements

Who does Justin T. think he is? These ladies are truly bringing sexy back. Enjoy!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Early Submission Starts Thursday

Open call for submissions for juried exhibition in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, at the Montana State University, School of Art. The exhibition is open to all undergraduate students at MSU.

All artworks should be delivered to the gallery director in Room 242, Haynes Hall along with a completed entry form. Entry forms are available at Room 242, Haynes Hall and can also be downloaded one from this link:


Early Submissions: $5 for up to three artworks. Artwork and entry fee should be delivered on Thursday, January 20, from 9am-noon and 2-5pm.

Late Submissions: $7 for up to three artworks. Artworks and entry fee should be delivered on Thursday, January 27, from 9am-noon and 2pm-5pm.

Acceptance of Submitted Works: Gallery director will notifythose artists whose works have been accepted by 5pm on Friday, February 10, 9am-1pm.

note: If you DO NOT receive an email, your work was NOT accepted for this exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: February 7-24, 2011

Artists' Reception Thursday February 10, 7-9pm

If you have any questions, please contact the gallery director at

katejo@montana.edu or http://hecg.wordpress.com/

Friday, December 10, 2010

Class Evaluations

Please remember to enter your class evaluations. There should be a link to them in your student email. These evaluations help our professors for their future classes. Here's your chance to give your opinions, positive or negative. Do it now before it's too late. The survey closes tonight at midnight. Good luck with finals everyone!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

RGB Move behind the scenes

Here's a cool video of photographer Ryan Enn Hughes and his RGB Move film. Behind the scenes video here Finished product video here The educational discount on the flash generator he's using (broncolor a4s) is only a cool 7 grand.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Photo Checkout Schedule Adjustment

As a minor adjustment to Photo Checkout's operating hours next week, we'll be open from 8 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, December 14th, instead of until 10 pm. Tuesday, as you may know, is the evening of the Senior Photo show, so you should head on down to the Baxter to see what everyone has been working on this semester! Again, photo checkout's new hours for Tuesday, December 14th will be from 8 to 5 instead of until 10 o'clock.

Too Sexy

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dusting makes me look closer

While dusting an image of the library, I found a kind of interesting reflection in the library window. I wish I would of seen it while taking the picture.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Lighting Final

An image from my lighting final for Alexis. More Images on my blog, and i will continue to post them as i edit them.
Pentax 6x7, Fuji 160c with an SB900 camera right

Sunday, December 5, 2010

This Might Help The Lighing Class

lighting technique cheat sheets

Can't imagine

Pete Souza, the current official White House photographer. pbs video here

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Industry Sleeps Tonight

I'm working on this project for Night Photography it is a look at the industries we have grown ever so dependent on. I plan on having two images from each location. What do you guys think? If you know of any other industries in the area let me know.

LeAnn's Book in the iPL!

MSU Portrait Day

Today Alexis's lighting class held the 1st MSU Portrait Day. The event was designed to give families a professional looking photograph that normally couldn't afford or have access to professional photographers. Each family received a cd with their images from the session as well as a 5x7 print donated from f11. Overall around 35 families were involved in the successful day.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Red Barn

I know that most of you hate barn images but I really like the way that this one worked out and wanted to share it with the rest of you.


Apparently rumors that Ilford is pulling out of the U.S. are untrue.