Friday, January 29, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

5 Light Demo

Next assignment due 02/10
Need to turn in:
1 5 Light Portrait (studio background of your choice)
1 High Key Portrait (refer to your book)
1 Low Key Portrait (refer to your book)
1 Short Light Portrait
1 Broad Light Portrait
1 Creative Portrait using at least 3 Lights

Here's some shots from last night...

1 light with triangle and no fill
5 lights setup - Main, Fill, Background, Hair, and Kicker
Short lighting with Main, Background light(aimed low), Hair, and Kicker 
Same setup as Kenneth but with Fill

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Drone in the largest cave in the world

Have you used drones before? How soon should we start to learn to use this photographic tool? Look at the amazing photographs and videos Drones are able to help photographers capture.

Hidden Emotions

Hello fell creatives,

About a week ago my class and I were tasked to go out and shoot two images and combine them, creating our amateur versions of a Jerry Uelsmann piece. After shooting and shooting I was still unable to merge two photos that were great to me. So after tumblr searching and Pinterest scoping, the perfect idea popped in my head...Take a photo of someone's [facial] emotion and another of their hands covering their face.

Thus the name, Hidden Emotions. I plan to continue this project for years to come.

Body Issue

I'm sure you have seen the sports illustrated body issue before, but I wanted to post this because one of my big inspirations have been the portraits that come from the body issue. They inspired my to do photo shot a few years ago, with the roller girls naked to show the different body types that are in roller derby.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An award winning commercial photographer

OMG!!! This guys work is amazing. Check out the different product photography on this website:!/index

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Strobes on location?

Steve Wall is an Australian photographer that has a passion for capturing the the natural environment in a light that I've never seen before.  I came across these images he took of waves at nightfall.  Some of the craziest lighting I have ever seen.  He took a set of strobes and had to get custom waterproof framing and wires to jump in the ocean with while riding a jet ski to chase these wave.  Quite remarkable.  Here's some photos and his website.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Francesca Woodman

Even though she died at a young age her work has inspired countless photographers. 

Sorry you'll have to copy and paste the link. Posting from the blogger app doesn't allow me to add links for some reason.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Portraits of Tim

A few photographs that I took last week while working with soft light in the studio.

New work from Gregory Crewdson

Check out this small blurb in Feature Shoot...
Crewdson on Feature Shoot

Don't let street art die

This quarter I was given the freedom to photograph anything of interest. Surprisingly, I chose street art; or should i say it chose me. The idea just popped into my head and I went with it. Atlanta has a pretty solid street art scene. As quickly as my research began, I was already connecting to this city's street artists. But, since I don't know much about this type of art or the photography that's already been done, my focus will be to zero into famous street art photographers. I found this list and would like to share it with you.
I found this awesome time lapse of L.A. on National Geographic's Website! The time lapse was made by filmmaker, Vadim Tereshchenko. If you want to see more by him, you can follow him on Instagram at @vlvart .

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Here's my attempt at using Layer Masks in Photoshop for Digital 2

So this week we had to combine elements from different photos using layer masks in photoshop.  I have always wanted to try the levitating or floating object look in my photographs, so I decided to take a stab at it.  Earlier today I went to the store and bought some kiwis.

 I cut em up, stuck em with a skewer, and came up with this:
   Here's the two photos I made before processing them in PS:

I used natural light from inside my kitchen to light the scene.  I just set it up on counter in front of the window.  The background is a white piece of poster board.  The bottom is a glass top from a coffee table.  I put another piece of white poster board underneath it to get rid of the granite countertop.  I wanted it to produce a reflection of the kiwi to make for a somewhat interesting photo. My exposure was 2 seconds at f/11, ISO 100.  Set up was really easy and the shoot took only about 15mins.
The majority of the work came in post.  It took me hours to combine the two images and remove the skewer from the image.  Overall it was fun and I definitely want to give this technique another run in the future. Thanks!

My Favorites from Thursday

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I'm a huge fan of SNL and the buffer photos by Mary Ellen Matthews. There are some great photos on this site:

Hope you guys like Architecture Photography

So here's my very first post and it's a good one.  I came across this pro snowboarder turned amazing photographer named Mike Kelley.   He make some of the most amazing images of architecture I have ever seen.  He is rated as one of the top architecture photographers in the world.  One look at some of his work and it is easy to see why.  He is a master of creating light in all of his images.  He uses light painting techniques with speed lights and strobes to add subtle but dramatic accents in his work.  I'm going to try to post of of his images on here.  Here's his website