Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Identity/Representation Show

This is going to be a great show that has awesome work from faculty and students from the School of Film and Photography. If you need something to do on Tuesday March 6th, why don't you come look at art and have some free wine!

*Artist Exhibit Reception for all three shows starts in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery Tuesday, March 6th @ 7 p.m. with an awards ceremony and reception @ 8 p.m. in Cheever's Lower Gallery.


Above is an image I made up at Grotto Falls on the most recent full moon. Also, if you're really bored you can check out the link to another blog where I contribute. The images are sub-par and I was a bit loopy when writing the most recent post, but i hear linking is the all the hype on the web so why not...

Free Fonts

Where are All the MSU Blog Posters?

Dear All, This is meant to be an active community Blog. It seems it is always the same few people posting. I will be starting a purge next week. If you have not posted on the Blog in the last 6 months I will be removing you from the author list. Please post something.

After Karsh

From Portraiture yesterday, and emulation of Yousuf Karsh.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Our friend Gutter the Prairie Falcon

I believe this is a 1st year Juvenile Merlin or Prairie Falcon that has been using the VCB as its hunting grounds. This afternoon it killed this Pigeon by running it into the glass above the loading dock doors. You can still see the imprint on the glass. Last week it caught another Pigeon on the other side of the building. I think it has come up with a very successful hunting technique. It also does not seem too stressed by people. This photo was made within 3 yards of the dinner menu.


Monday, February 27, 2012


I found this gem on my hard drive today.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Awesome Quote I heard today

"Leave some room for ambiguity in your images, it allows space for reflection." -- Ian Teh

SPE about to sell out

If you are planning on attending SPE and do not have your ticket yet, there are less than 100 left. So act quickly

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bozeman Survey: Heads Up

Dear all Bozeman Survey Members and possible Future Members, The first exhibition from the Bozeman Survey collection will be exhibited in the Weaver Room at the Emerson from June 8 until September 14. Ellen Ornitz will curate the show from prints in the Bozeman Survey Collection. We will have one more Bozeman Survey meeting before we hand the box over to Ellen to curate the show. I do not have a date for our next meeting but my guess is on the 30th of March or around then. So get printing if you want to have the opportunity for your work to be curated into the show. Stay Tuned

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Few New Ones

I'll be the first to post photos from senior, I suppose.

Summer 2011

Movin' on up

Mail wall

"Who's that lady?"

Friday, February 17, 2012

Richard Avedon

This is a 1 1/2 hour feature on Richard Avedon from PBS American Masters. There are 9 parts posted on YouTube. It's a great opportunity to learn about one of the greatest portrait photographers.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Few Pictures from Butte

Your Friendly Neighborhood Clare Boland

Bahrain 2012

Hey Photo Peeps! Hope all you Seniors are doing well! Miss you guys a lot. Just dropping a line and sharing a couple images from my trip to Bahrain a couple weeks ago. These are just a couple from Hipstamatic for iPhone but I have more from my 5D and iPhone on my blog page too. If you click on the title of this post it'll take you to my blog. Thanks for checking out my images. :)

Heads Up, 2 Photo Deals!

My Pikensaver Tip of the Day:

Calumet just sent out an email this morning with a coupon to take $10 off any order of $20 or more. Yeah, you have to pay for shipping, so you really only get $5 off when buying some film... but it's $5 off and they have film in stock that B/H doesn't. Use the code "tenoff" at checkout.

Epson is running what seems to be an annual yearly event... buy three get one free on their signature papers. It's a rebate, so you have to pay for all three up front, but if you don't procrastinate and get that rebate in, you'll get some cash back. Right now at B/H pricing on Epson Exhibition Fiber is less than the fiber papers from other manufacturers and shipping is free. This deal ends 2/29. It's a great chance to buy those big sheets and avoid messing with a roll. (Bonus, you have a nice big box to put your prints in after you've used up the paper.)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


These are pictures.

Parker and John

Here is another stitched image from Butte. If you look carefully in an enlarged view, you can see that John and Parker are repeated down the street.

Shad and Tomara in Butte

Personal Vision

Nash With Caddy

We made a couple of stitched images up in Butte yesterday. Here is one of Nash with Cailin's Caddy up on Nanny Goat Hill.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Richard Renaldi Tribute

"Donna" Butte, MT 2012
"Carlos and Nick" Butte, MT 2012
Ian challenged our Portraiture class to photograph a stranger while in Butte for a field trip today. Five extra credit points to capture a stranger, and ten points to capture a stranger touching another stranger just like Renaldi's project "Touching Strangers." I am excited to express that it was quite easy to accomplish, and here are my results. P.S. Take that Aiden!

This is a beast

The months of rumors and speculation are finally over: Nikon has announced its long-awaited D800 FX-format DSLR. As was revealed back in October 2011, the camera offers a staggering 36.3-megapixels — the world’s highest in a 35mm DSLR. Other specs include an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 25,600), 91k RGB 3D color metering, a speedy 51-point AF system, a 3.2-inch LCD screen, 4fps continuous shooting (5fps for DX shots), 1080/30p HD video recording, and… in-camera two-shot HDR.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Collin Avery Solo Show @ The EXIT Gallery

Collin Avery, my roommate, is having his first solo show at the EXIT Gallery. The reception is Wednesday February 8th @ 5pm in the SUB. There will be wine, beer, and refreshments. Collin will be giving away 25 signed/numbered prints to the first 25 people who attend the reception. See ya there!

“Remain Calm” is an artistic venture into Collin Avery’s detailed observation of ordinary spaces and objects that serve an unsettling purpose. Avery’s photography focuses on self-reflection and his connection with particular physical details of spaces. With inspiration from his childhood, the photos demonstrate how he developed ways to escape difficult mental and physical situations. Avery used these “intimate moments of silence” along with self-introspection and a specific way of viewing the ordinary spaces to compose his photographs. Upon first viewing his work, the subjects of the photographs appear as common unnoticed items, but as Collin claims, his images “are not about finding the extraordinary in the everyday, but instead are about finding the everyday extraordinary.” Upon spending time with the photos, one finds himself connected whether by nostalgia, a fleeting glimpse of a memory, feelings of anxiety, confusion and even disgust at the comforting yet repulsive combinations of dreary paneling, quiet pastels, and floral patterns that we know only too well.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pizza with the President

Bozeman Survey Meeting

I would like to try get the ball rolling on the Bozeman Survey again. We will be having a meeting at my (Ian) house next Friday at 4PM. All are welcome. Please bring prints for consideration to be added to the collection. Address is 1113 S. 5th Ave, BYOB

What is your website/feature/ability wishlist?

Hi folks, I have finally been able to get the ball rolling on a hosted service that will provide photographers and other creative professionals such as designers and videographers an easy way to maintain their own website. In a nutshell its a comprehensive content management system which already has a sizable list of features, but I thought I would ask you guys if there has been, or is anything that you wish you could do that you cant seem to be able to do with your current website or your current provider (if you use livebooks or some other service). One of the cool parts about the service im collaborating on will be the ability to toggle featuers on and off, because I know people will only want certain features, and not have to deal with or even look at admin pages for features they will never use - but it will be there for if and when you do want it. So, you can scale your web presence as your business or career grows. So...what is your wishlist for a website? I am just seeing if there is anything I missed - and what you guys want as photographers. Cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility is a given, as well as some of the big ones such as ecommerce, blog/photoblog, client proofing, etc...) Otherwise, what kind of feature list would you like to see???

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Julia Hetta Inspired

Top picture is from Portraiture Class inspired by the portrait below by Julia Hetta.

Penn and Avedon

Some Irving Penn and Richard Avedon inspired portraits from Portraiture class