Friday, January 28, 2011

Something to ponder

I met Nathan at Fotoweek DC earlier this year. He works for Adorama in NYC and is working on some interesting projects.  This is an interview with Tim Hetherington.  Check it out!

My New Business Cards

Hey all! Hope everyone's semester started off nicely. I just designed new Business cards for my freelance photography business. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Few Holga Images

Thought I'd share some Holga images I made last fall that I finally got around to scanning.  Also, I'll shamelessly plug my own blog here if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Camera Bag Wanted

Hello all, I find myself needing a camera bag. If anyone has one they are willing to part with for little to no money, let me know. It has to be pretty large because it will be holding my Pentax 6x7 and a couple lenses. (Larger than a loaf of bread)
E-mail me at

A Blog Post on Getting More Accurate Color

Hi guys. Any of you use the X-Rite Color Checker Passport? It's a great tool to use in studio type situations for awesomely accurate color results. Here's a blog post I wrote about using it for a headshot. I geared this post mostly towards non-photographers with reasons why professionals are a better option for high-quality color prints. Check it out if you're interested. Thanks!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Nikon AF ED 80-200 f2.8 zoom lens

I am selling a Nikon AF ED 80-200 f2.8 zoom lens. This is a great, versatile autofocus/manual focus telephoto zoom with outstanding optical design that works on all Nikon cameras, except the D40, D40x, and D60. This is a full frame lens but will also work on DX sensor cameras. It is a push-pull zoom with the same ring for focusing and zooming. The glass is perfect with no scratches, smudges or abrasions anywhere. The exterior does show some wear, but aside from that, the lens is in great shape. I'm asking $400. Contact Nash 404-213-8539 or

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kellogg, ID

I went out and shot a few slides on a gloomy day last June to try and show my perspective of the town in the rainy and dismal spring.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mamiya DM22

Here is a 100% enlargement (above) from a full frame image (below) with the Mamiya DM. Not bad detail huh?

Portraiture Last Week

I just love all the colors and style. Fantastic.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Date Change!

The date for Jason's exhibition at Barrel Mountaineering has changed. It will be held next Friday January 28. Sorry about the mix up. Be sure to check out their website for up and coming shows. They plan to have one a month in their gallery space. Hope you can all make it!

Solo Exhibition

Jason Piskin will be exhibiting at Barrel Mountaineering Friday January 21, 6-8pm. Wine and snacks are provided. Come and see why Jason's work won the Student Choice Award for his fall 2010 Senior Thesis.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Job + Ski Pass

I just saw this ad posted on Craigslist up at Big Sky.  Sounds like a decent opp for a local grad, who likes to ski and is outgoing (sales).  A free pass and full-time employment with a camera.... a career start that could pay the bills.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Black Dots

I photographed this last fall and finally got around to scanning it in.  Does anyone know what these black dots are?  I'm pretty sure it's because I used old chemicals (I developed this roll just before the fall semester actually started, so Charlie let me use the chemicals to develop with before he dumped them).  Anyone experience this?

Early Submission Starts Thursday

Early submission starts Thursday, January 20th from 9am-noon and 2-5pm and is $5 for up to three pieces. The latest you can submit work is Thursday, January 27th from 9am-noon and 2-5pm and is $7 for up to three pieces. Click picture for more info. Click the link to fill out a submission form:

Another video flipthru

Work by Marco Onofri.  What I think is interesting is the consistent use of both black and white and color images. Typically I am not a fan of the two together, but I think they compliment each-other in this series.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Where I’ve Been - Where I’m Going

January in Arizona

I shot a couple rolls of expired film while I was in Arizona over the break, here's a couple of my favorites.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nikon D300 for sale

Hey guys,
I am selling my D300 with an 18-200 VR Nikkor lens for $1400 OBO. Both are in great condition!
Separately, a D300 body is going for over $1100 on and the 18-200 is selling for $640 on B&H.
Email me if you are interested,

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


When Chris, Max, Aly, Steph, and I got to the flatiron we started looking for the spot Stieglitz took his photo from. We actually had some success. It is now in what is the dog sh** area of the park. Stieglitz's photo was taken about (I am assuming) 10-20 feet behind me (this photo) with a 4x5 and a longer lens. It was not possible for me to stand in that spot, as there are new trees everywhere. This tree is not the same tree, but it looked similar enough for me to shoot the photo in this spot instead. It resembles Alfred Stieglitz's rather well, considering I am using a cell phone. Courtesy of Masters of Photography @

MSU hits up the Flatiron

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New work

Just got around to scanning some new work that I began photographing this fall. Not sure what direction it will go in, but they generally seem to be somber interior photographs of occupied houses. I am interested in the difference between a house and a home.
also be sure to watch my blog as I will be posting more work on there as I scan it.

Monday, January 10, 2011

new stuff

This is from one of my favorite photographers and I thought this was pretty interesting...

Thousands of Negatives By Vivian Maier Uncovered

An unknown 60's street photographer's  stash of negatives and images that have never been seen before were found and are now in the process of being, scanned, published and exhibited.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Collin on Forced Development

Check out Forced Development to see Collin's summer project "Vend."

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Magenta Foundation

I would highly recommend submitting to this.  Mega resume line if you get in the show.  Be warned though, highly fine art, I would not submit anything that could be remotely seen as anything else.  Tough competition, but if accepted you are in a league with some amazing artists.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Photography, Video, Music rolled into one.

Hey all.  If you were under the impression Mulitmedia is not up and coming, well you were wrong!  I have been in the process of making little flipthrus for the Indie Photobook Library.  Here is the first with many more to come! (ps If you dont know much about film/video editing I would learn as much as possible before you graduate.  This simple video ruined my life for a while, haha)

WE WANT YOU... come to the SPE meeting on TUESDAY JANUARY 18TH @ 7PM if you are at all interested in getting funding to go to the SPE National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on March 10-13, 2011. It will be in Room 148 in the VCB.

Photo job in Gig Harbor, WA

Winter in the Flathead

Beyond the Classroom: A Photo Student's Guide to Turning Pro

How to Market Yourself and Your Work - free educational webinar, January 14th 11:00am.  Topics covered include:
  • Marketing Principles
  • Photography Websites
  • Social Media
  • Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Blogging
  • Today's Opportunities
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