Sunday, November 23, 2008

Macro My Face Off!

While I was youtubing photography today I found this:

I don't have a lens that goes further than 100mm like he suggested in the video, but I tried it with my fixed 50mm and my 18-70mm real quick and it totally works. I even like the little circular image it gives you.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I own you large format and lighting

"A1 steak sauce!", I'm told after my instructor looked at this board. Large format and lighting, I own you!

For this assignment we needed to gradate light across a shiny metal object while still maintaining light vs. dark and separation from the background.

HOWEVER. I am reshooting my three objects again. Sadly I can't show you a scan of the failed image because I chucked it in a bin in a small temper tantrum before leaving school today.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


One of our final assignments in Large Format and Lighting is to take a Karsh style portrait. If you don't know who Yousuf Karsh is click HERE. While setting up the demo our instructor asked if I would model for the shot and he let me take a copy home with me too. I'm finally excited about an assignment in Large Format and Lighting!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Clyde is 1 year old!

Today was my dog's first birthday and since I have a blog now I decided that bad pictures of her not holding still at her party table were appropriate! Happy birthday Clyde!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Heavy B!

The crowds reaction on election night when Barack was announced president elect! Woo!


Two self portrait assignments--one we had to be in and the other we couldn't be in...

Most Recent

The most recent project in Large Format and Lighting went really well!

The assignment was to place a rim light on a glass by lighting what reflected into the object instead of the object itself.

One Shot

Not everything is a reshoot for me though. There are some projects that I nail the first time out!

The cereal box assignment required us to use the view camera to get all four corners of the box tack sharp.

The clock assignment was selective focus. We were assigned to numbers to keep in focus and make sure the rest were thrown out of focus.


While I was trying to think of something clever to name this photo blog I glanced over at an assignment in my large format and lighting class and sighed because it was a reshoot--hence the name, and I thought, why not start the blog off with some reshoot projects?

The rocks need a burned down background so there is clear separation between subject and background, and the building needs the keystone completely corrected.