Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Business Tips

Someone's sage advice

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz is probably a name everyone knows, but she's such an amazing portrait photographer, I wanted to post this article.

Here is a cool video that shows six different photographers photographing one man. The twist is that each photographer is given a different perspective of the same man. For example,one photographer was informed that the person they were photographing was once in prison and another photographer was informed that the same person was a millionaire. It is interesting to see how each photograph is so different from one another. The video shows how a photograph is shaped more by the photographer behind the camera than the person, object, or place in front of the camera.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Family Affair...

A few weeks back I asked Tim how could I recreate an image of a flyer that a friend of mine showed me...It was two guys pulling a rope as if they were playing tug of war. Pretty straight forward image; I just needed to know how to light the subject. After he broke down what I should do, I scheduled for my friend, now client, to come in and start shooting! We decided that we wanted to create something new, something fresh, [something] that we've never seen before. And this happened. I was pretty proud of the image myself but after hearing the excitement of the cast and seeing their faces light up as the images popped up in Bridge, I felt a sense of calling. Like this is really what I am placed on this Earth to do.

Backstory: the image is for a flyer for a play, Family Affair. After the final poster is made, I will upload...

Thanks Tim for showing me how to light this bad boy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

My friend just sent me this video. It's about a high school girl who films students' reactions to her telling them they're beautiful.  It's a wonderful idea!

Cory Arnold

Cory Arnold has really awesome documentary photography based in a little fishing town. Check out his website.

Displacement Mapping

In Digital Photography 2 we learned about displacement mapping, and created our own from our photographs.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Let's Calibrate our lenses!

I thought because my lens was new it wouldn't need to be calibrated. Apparently that assumption was wrong. Here is a short article that demonstrates how inexpensive and easy it is to calibrate your lense.
Hope you all find it useful.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Stranger Danger

Here's a few photos I took for the Stranger Danger assignment for Documentary.  I ventured down to Little Five Points and met some really awesome people.  Here's some of my favorite.

Gordon Parks

I wanted to talk about my favorite photographer, writer and film director, and musician, Gordon Parks. Some of Mr. Park's work in film includes: The Learning Tree (1969), my all-time favorite, Shaft (1971), and one year later, Shaft's Big Score.  

Gordon Parks did not pick up a camera until he was 25 years old, working as a waiting at a railroad diner. In 1940 he moved to Chicago to create portraits of women in the present society. He later became a pioneer fashion, government, street, and civil rights photographer. 

If you're interested in him, here's a video on his life and work.

In our Digital Photography 2 Class, we were given the assignment to photograph someone wearing bright colors. Here are some of my photos from the bright color photo shoot!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Jack Reznicki

Check out this guys work!
I heard about him today and I had to see his work.
Here is a sample of his portrait work; however his travel photography is outstanding.