Sunday, October 30, 2011
Due to my work schedule, it turns out i'll be doing a late night dash to Spokane with a possible pit stop at my brother's place in Missoula if it is getting too late. I also have a friend in Spokane who has offered floor space to crash on for the weekend for the people in my car. I'll be back Sunday by 4ish. Let me know if you are interested in an adventure to Spokane for SPENW.
These are some recent 4x5 photographs I took while skateboarding with some friends. Im really interested using the 4x5 to photograph skateboarding, something I feel hasn't really been done in the skate magazine industry. To me, it gives the photograph a totally different feel and perspective, compared to the typical fisheye photos used in skate magazines. Super stoked on how these came out.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
haven't posted in awhile, this is an image from this summer. I am still working on my japanese american internment camp project aka, senior thesis from last fall. This is Casey Kunimura, he lives in Ogden Utah, and is one of the individuals whose portrait didn't turn out the first time around. Went back to see him this last June and finally got around to scanning the film. This image is straight from the scanner, portra 400, natural light, rz 67.
Hope everyone's fall is treating them well. Also, going to use this as a plug, and update, if anyone knows anyone who was incarcerated, I am searching for grant funding, and planning on pursuing this project for some time to come.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
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Saturday, October 15, 2011
Today on facebook I saw someone I went to high school with who is currently a "photographer." Now the reason photographer is in quotes is because she has no training whatsoever. Seeing this made me wonder, why are we doing this? Aside from the fact that learning about photographic processes is incredibly interesting, fun, and expressive, is it possible that we are all going to school knowing that for commercial photography it may not be entirely necessary? We are certainly not getting degrees so we can call ourselves photographers because you could do that right now and no one would give a shit (except for me apparently). Seeing someone out in the real world functioning as a photographer without a degree and being paid for doing so really made me feel like shit. So I have decided, we need a new term for ourselves. The title "Photographer" has been so diluted that now all it means is that someone owned a camera at some point in their lives. So? What should we call ourselves so that people know we aren't just fucking around. We have degrees (or will very soon), the world needs to know that we take our shit seriously!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I am currently working with the Arts and Humanities Semester in Tuscany, and we in the process of developing some new courses that would be offered to MSU students who choose this program. Already, we offer an Italian Cinema class (that fills the film credit requirement for photo majors) and an upper division digital production photo class, and other courses that count towards Humanities and other core requirements.
We are looking for your input! In order to get the most out of your academic experience in Italy, what other courses would you like to see offered here in Siena? Thanks for your consideration. Any and all comments are welcome.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
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Sunday, October 2, 2011
Here's a highlight from 342 last week. Everyone was excited and unanimously proud of everything we did on friday. Both of these images are unaltered RAW files, resized and sharpened for web with NIK Sharpener Pro.
White balance was set to 5500K in-camera, instead of 5600k/daylight, so the gold reflectors wouldn't make Cindy appear too warm. Everyone was so happy with just using reflectors for key/fill from the sunlight that probably half of everything we did ended up being reflector lit. I think we all learned a lot about how much you can do before the exposure to get great results without resorting to RAW adjustments and photoshop.