Sunday, May 29, 2011

Outdoor Portraits

Here are a few portraits I recently did for class. Taken at the fantabulous Oakland Cemetery, between 5 and 8 pm. Arsenal: diffusion panel and silver reflector. Never hurts to have a super photogenic subject, either.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ed Carreón

Goats! But where are they, you may wonder. Amongst a toxic wast dump. By using natural light Ed Carreon is captures this moment in daily life to tell the story of what happens to toxic materials and who and what live off them.
I almost dismissed this guy, Misha Burlatsky, after having poked through the better part of his site, then I found these. His still life work has a vivid and graphic sense with soft light splashes falling across the items, often with a painterly effect. To balance this, in some work he blasts with hard light to show wood or peeling paint textures, like the black and white of the half fish on the cutting block. At first I wasn't impressed with his portraits and people work in general, then I noticed the second half of his site with his ambrotype work. This is the same process that Sally Mann uses, involving creating large negatives on sheets of glass that must then be quickly processed. The nature of the processing is what gives that scratchy look to the images. I found his portrait work in this section of the website was much more to my liking. Check it out!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dramatic light

I really like the eerie feeling you get from this image. You aren't quiet sure if those people are alive. If you click on the link you can see how they created some of these shots, mostly using arries and being defused several times. Pretty cool.

Marc Gouby

Interesting commission work by Marc Gouby. I use often and it kicked this out at me the other day. The overall rather soft lighting in these scenes appears to be pretty typical for him. There's some fun conceptual stuff on his site if anyone cares to check it out.

Finished Crewdson!

Here is my finished Crewdson! Despite the plethora of difficulties and problems that kept coming up, I finished shooting this right before it started raining, and I mean right before.

Crewdsonesque on a small scale

these are very Crewdsony but using a small scale of production and lighting. I wish I had come across these earlier, but future projects are always at hand, right?
Here's a photo I took after I finished my Crewdson project.  For this photo I wanted just the car headlights to light it, so I took down all of the other lights and made my wonderful model stay there for a few more minutes so I could capture this shot.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bent Objects

Terry Border is such an inspiration! I want to be as creative as he is, enough said.

more afternoon architecture

train time

Shots from a train ride

Finished Uelsmann

Here is my final finished Uelsmann for our Photoshop class. I'm pretty happy about how it turned out!

Jason Boy Blue

So, this is my re-shoot of my nursery rhyme Little Boy Blue!


This is one of my practice pictures doing HDR. I like the illustrated look for this picture.

Final Ulesmann

This is my emulation of a Ulesmann. It was very fun to learn how to compose a picture using various elements

Bennie and the Jetts

Bennie and the Jetts.

~StRiPeD tIgHtS & rOlLeR bLaDeS!!~

So, here are some of my derby girl pictures! Im inspired to become one of them so I can kick some A$$!! Soooo, maybe after school I'll try out to be one! Haha