Wednesday, November 30, 2011

senior spaces

okay everyone you get 8' unless we told you otherwise here are your spaces

Spring 2012 USP proposal deadline - 09 December

Spring 2012 USP proposal deadline - 09 December

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

4x5 film holders for sale

Hi everyone I have eight 4x5 film holders I don't use, I will sell all 8 for $80 or $12 individually no light leaks all in great condition. let me know thanks Tyler 406-249-8252

Senior Papers due Wednesday 11/30

There seems to be some confusion as to when the final senior papers are due. They are due Wednesday, 11/30. You need to turn in two copies, with your rough draft.  Ian should receive the copy of the final paper with the draft he corrected and I should receive your final with the draft I corrected. You can either drop it off at our office door or in Room 148 tonight from 5-7p.

A Shot from Kenya

Sunset shot of two children in Khwisero, Kenya from this summer.

Yashica 124-G with Kodak 160NC.

Monday, November 28, 2011


I hope that everyone's projects are going well!!! We are going to have a meeting tomorrow, Tuesday the 29th, at 7pm in the Studio to go over all of the details of the Show. We will be able to answer all of your questions and take care of the last few details of the event so please be sure to be there!!!
See you tomorrow!!! 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Im MOOOOOOving on.

I am leaving Bozeman within a month, and I need a kind and fair human being to fill my room. 365 for rent and bit more for utilities. I LOVE THE KITCHEN. Amazing roommates, and a refreshing jaunt to campus. libbieandersonathotmaildotcom
I came to you good folks first because a photog would be kindly accepted into this home.
mkay. . .

Stephen Shore, taking a photo with his iPhone.

I believe this gives all of us unconditional permission to use our camera phones to photograph whatever the hell we want, all the time, forever.
(Photo credit: Flickr user "*monika", real name not given)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I was reading the latest copy of Time magazine and came across several interesting photography related articles. However one of the more interesting gadgets that caught my eye was the light field camera by LYTRO. This digital camera supposedly collects all the standard information that digital cameras already collect along with each light rays vector direction. This theoretically allows you to not have to choose a plane of focus during shooting. I'm not sure how it all works, and there still is a fairly narrow focal plane. There is more info on their website, but it is not very detailed unless you read the inventor's dissertation which is too long for me. I'm sure this is something Rufus Cone could make sense out of.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Checkout Not open during break

The darkrooms and checkout are actually NOT open during this Thanksgiving break. However, we ARE open from 12-5pm on Wednesday (23rd) . Sorry for any confusion and inconvenience.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

We are open turkey day!

Hey guys we are open thanksgiving break the hours will be (loosely) 12-5 and then normal hours Saturday and Sunday! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Times for Individual Critiques with guest speaker, Jacinda Russell

If you signed up for a critique with Jacinda, please note your time below. Arrive five minutes early so you can set up in the photo studio on one of the folding tables. Bring your senior project, short artist statement, and a short bio. If you have questions, let me know. Each student will have roughly twenty minutes.

FRIDAY, November 18th, 9:10am-11:40am

9:10    Heather McKenney
9:30    Michelle Dallas
9:50    Megan Dunbar
break at 10:10
10:20    Halli Bischoff
10:40    Mark A Lee
11:00    Collin Avery
11:20    Sam Reinsel
11:40    John Schlepp

Monday, November 14, 2011

Free Webinar: What Photo Buyers Want on 11/15

Here's a chance to get the scoop on what magazines are looking for in a photographer. Men's Health Magazine, Senior Photo Editor,  Michelle Stark will discuss what they look for when hiring photographers, from promo materials to email marketing tips.

This is a free webinar that you must register for. It will take place on Tuesday, November 15th from 2:00pm-3:00pm. We all could use some free advice, so sign up.

Meeting for SPE

Hi folks, if you're planning on going to the SPE conference in March 2012, why not look for funding to help get you there? This Thursday November 17, at 5pm in the VCB, there will be a meeting to discuss SPE plans, look for funding, and get a general head count of how many people will be attending the conference. If you can't find us, ask Photo Checkout.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Dear Photo Students, I am working on a great opportunity with my friend Larry Gawel who teaches photography at Metropolitan Community College in Nebraska. He is putting together a student photo exhibition called 16x16x16. This will be an exchange exhibition between 5 Universities and Colleges. Through a democratic process, MSU students will select 16 prints for the exhibition. These will then be matted 16x16 inches. The set of prints will then travel for exhibition at the 5 Colleges. Work from the other 4-5 schools will be exhibited in the VCB display cases. I am looking for one to three students who can spearhead this great exchange opportunity. Good line or several lines on the Resume. Please let me know if you are interested. Ian

Another gray area between art and photography

These are amazing.

VISITING ARTIST: JACINDA RUSSELL, sign up for individual critiques


Senior Photo Students interesting in having an individual critique with Jacinda Russell on Friday, November 18th, can list their name on a sign up sheet on my door. Names will be randomly drawn for the eight spots available. The deadline to sign up is 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 15th and the final results with times will be listed on my office door Wednesday, November 16th.  

Students interested in contemporary art and/or graduate school are encouraged to sign up. Jacinda is an Assistant Professor of Art at Ball State University in Indiana. Her work is grounded in photography but her interest’s range from sculpture, earthworks, performance, installation and conceptual art. Please visit her website www.jacindarussell,com to see examples of her work.

Individual critiques will be held between 9:30am and 11:30am on Friday, November 18th. Critiques are 15 minutes long and you must be willing to take the time assigned to you, if chosen. Critiques will be held in the photography studio. If you participate, bring a body of work (prints preferred) to the critique, a copy of your bio and artist statement. If you would like to speak to her about graduate school, bring a list of grad schools you are considering. BE PREPARED! If you arrive late, you will not receive a critique. Arrive 10 minutes before your assigned critique. 

For a recent write up about Jacinda's work, visit this article from Afterimage

Lucas Foglia

Photos © Lucas Foglia

Wednesday, November 9, 2011





Engineers Without Borders at Montana State University invites you to Africana 2011, a photo show and film premier featureing live entertainment and refreshments to be held at the Emerson Cultural Center on November 10th. Doors open at 5:30.

Senior Thesis Exhibition

And here ya have it guys and dolls... an event not to be missed!

my first published photo in a magaziene

If you happen to see the latest edition of Skiing magazine laying around take a look on page.57 and you'll see my photo for the Lost Trail Powder Mountain write up!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Senior Mid-Term Grades

Mid-Term Grades for Senior projects are available on D2L.

Senior Papers

Seniors who are not showing in Group 1 tonight can pick up their 1st Draft papers from Vicki.


Printing Resources

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Image for Final

This is one of my first images for my Advanced Lighting final.  Let me know what you think!

Love Kurt

Private Collection

I took some 4x5's of the bridal party at my buddy's wedding yesterday as a favor. His dad promptly gave me a tour of his private collection: 4 Mick Rock images, 2 Cartier-Bressons, and 3 Ansel Adams (1 being a one of a kind polaroid!), all original and signed limited editions!!! It was rad, just thought i would share. See yall in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Medium Format Camera For Sale

I'm selling some of my gear which doesn't get used nearly enough.

I'll be listing this camera on ebay in a week or two but I thought I'd let you guys have a chance in case anybody is interested.

It is a beautiful camera with a really sharp lens in excellent condition. They are somewhat hard to come by.

Fuji 6x9 Rangefinder: GSW690III
Film Size 120 or 220
Lens Fujinon SW f/5.6 65mm

The counter on the bottom says 173 (x10) frames. That means it has only had approx. 200 rolls of film shot through it.

It is a great landscape (backpacking) camera with it's wide angle lens and compact format.

Anyone contemplating buying it, I'd be happy to let you try shooting a roll of film.

Drop by my office during office hours or catch me in the lab whenever to look at the camera.

Attached is a photo of a similar camera and an approximate size comparison to 4x5.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Senior Collages

Here are a few of the collages I have been working on for senior this semester. They are constructed using litter I gather around town to make a statement about consumer culture and the lack of effort on the individual's part within a community.

Riverside Country Club Layout

Megan and I visited Riverside to get the layout of the room for the Senior Show. Here it is. Thought this may help anyone with their displaying ideas. We also thought we would keep the middle of the three doors closed to help with the flow of traffic. The food will be set up on the bar room.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Senior Poster

Alright Seniors, for those of you not hooked to FB (congrats Dan, I admire you). We've come up with a plan to work in multiple images into the Poster/Postcard. (I realize it sounds weird if you have not seen what I'm talking about, but it'll work well). I want to give everyone a chance to be in on this, (although you certainly do not have to submit if you don't want to)- if you would like 1 image to be included please e-mail it to me (high-res) @ by 10pm tonite. If I receive it by tomorrow morning I may still be able to work it in, but it's not guaranteed. I should have a mock-up available to view Monday or Tuesday. I'll keep ya posted. Thanx!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Senior show poster!

Okay guys so no one else has sent me images for the poster, there were several of you who sounded like you wanted to submit something so I'm extending the deadline to tomorrow morning 8 am no more extensions ( NO MORE IMAGES. Also for those of you who want to check out the contenders and voting go to the Facebook group here .

Sean's Post Reminded Me...

Some of my pictures from the Maya Angelou Lecture.

Senator Barack Obama at MSU Fieldhouse (May 19, 2008)

Found this in an old backup folder I almost deleted.