Thursday, December 24, 2009

No Gimmicks

this is photo taken by a favorite photographer of mine, keegan gibbs, and is not altered in any way and was shot on film. photos like this really inspire me and also proves that many things can be done in camera instead of in photoshop

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cool show this Friday

Come on out to see the work of my studio partner Andrea Fremiotti of Burn photo. This is a one night show with lots of industry folks.

I have been inspired! The web is full of websites, for self-proclaimed as well as professional photographers. I get a lot of ideas from the website It is an image database and I have found some images that make me think about how the image was created, how the lighting was used to create the mood or story being told.

I can use my shadows

I like Jeff Morgan's use of lighting, he makes high key high key for one! I love his use of color and contrast and I especially love the way he also plays with shadows and uses them to add to the image. I like that idea. I will add images shortly (the server will not allow me to upload right now) but his website is a great start.

Nick Brandt

Here is another photographer that I really like!!! I normally really like vivid strong colors. But i really like how much detail he has in his photos!! The texture is so great. I love how my taste in what i like in photos is being opened up. Click the title and go check him out!

Figuring out what type of light to use.

Here are some shots i took a while ago. I love smoke photos and decided to try it one night. It took me a while to figure out how to light it and i took a ton of photos to get a few that turned out good. These are some that turned out good. I cant wait to learn strobe so i can try again!

Difference between DOF and Speed

Here are some shots i did for a different class showing what DOF and shutter speed effect. This project helped me know what to change on the camera to get desired effects.

Cool lighting I tried

I took this shot the other day. I took a flash light and put it inside of the pepper to get a cool glowing feel.

Cool Photographer

This is a photographer that I really like! I have just started getting into his work. His name is Chace Jarvis and i really like the cool types of photography he does! Click the title and it will go to his site!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Interesting Lighting

This is another photo from Steve Nozicka. I like the mood the lighting gives which is much darker and moodier than the tale being told. Plus I got a thing for Corona too like that little lime


I have learned over the course of the semester that I have a thing for liquids and pours. I love when the photographer captures movement and when the principles that we have covered to shoot liquids and glass are evident. Steve Nozicka's work is a great example!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dear Intro to Lighting students,

where's the love?

forever yours,
The Students of Light Blog

Interesting new online magazine

Check out the new online magazine Pictory. Read the editor's note to see what it's all about.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

In search of light

While in Athens, I stumbled upon an empty church, chapel. Anyway, I let myself in and went looking for interesting light. While I was looking, I felt these eyes watching me and turned around to see...the face in the window. I know he's underexposed....It all happened so suddenly...

Feline portraits


traveling through Athens, Ga , I passed by these....and had to stop to photograph. My favorite is the pig

All types of lighting. Film

Front lighting, back lighting, and side lighting. On generic film from japan.. Shooting with film makes me not want to shoot digital its so much more rewarding. Plus I just obtained a Hp scanjet scanner. It has back lit slots for film and slides to scan and can scan up to 9400dpi. I highly recommend it to any one who uses film or scans in illustrations.

Ps. I know there's not really a subject in the first image i was going for a washed out landscape that showed the shape of the treeline, granite and bushes.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

WOW really cool work

WOW this guy is really neat!! I like the creepy lighting and really cool comp. I really want to know how he did this and try it out. check out the link. Just click the title of this post and it will take you to his site. His name is Cole Rise.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


awesome photographer, i love the mood tones and colour palette in his work. EUGENIO RECUENCO is his name check out his site.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Circus Light

We were in a class at the circus and there was light coming in from the ceiling. The light was bouncing from the the floor and hitting the door and creating this cool effect by making the door bright while everything else was darker. It is hard to tell with these photos. You just have to believe me.

Monday, November 9, 2009

fun shot

I took this picture pre-Creative Circus. It sits on my desk at work and has a sticker attached that says "smile". Long story short, when I took the shot, I thought the Beluga whale was smiling, but one of my coworkers explained to me that Beluga whales are very territorial...and hate outsiders swimming in their tank. So, my smiling whale image is really a picture of a creature who's pretty upset. It's still funny to me, now that I know "Natasha" really wants to bite the diver.

Natural Lighting

The photographer seems to utilize natural lighting to the fullest. Both of these photos have a different mood that is created by the quality of light.

more natural light

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Effects Of Light Passing Through Rain

So now that I know that it rains a lot here in Atlanta I can expect to see this more often. I was randomly driving around to different stores, in the rain of course. I saw this cool effect the rain made inside the car. I would love to see if i could recreate this in a studio.

More White Reflections

So again i found this cool small reflection on this pot hanging from my mirror. I was waiting for my friend so we could go eat and i was parked next to a white SUV. Like the leaf it left cool white reflections.


I was going to a friends house and it was cloudy and raining just a little. I saw this awesome leaf with really cool white reflections on it. I like how the water on the leaf acts like a reflector and also makes it shine.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

natural back lighting

On my way from work to class yesterday evening, I passed by this tree with wonderful light in the leaves. The sun was setting behind the tree...and I paused for a moment to look and record what I saw.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

More Reflection

I'm kinda fascinated with the reflections on buildings right now...never shot images like this before, but having fun with it.