Saturday, May 30, 2009

New blog

Won't be using this blog anymore if you haven't already noticed

New blog here:
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Eleven.Twenty Two

Phase 2 is well under way and I love it
The assignments are way better and I'm learning so much more than Phase 1

Don't feel like writing a whole lot
I'll let the photos due the talking

Glassware assignment:

Bokeh abstract

Still life shot (yes I glued every bean onto the mug by hand; took 4 hours):

Random shot of Tyler:

And a 100% crop of the catchlights from the shot above

Peace all!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

Hey all!

Haven't wrote in some time now

School was crazy for the past few weeks putting the finishing touches on some final images for the Phase 1 review
Last week was I pulled 7am-1am Monday-Thursday getting some last minute shots, toning and printing done
It was crazy stressful, but it was also the most fun I've had in a while
It's times like those when I realize how much I love shooting and how much I wouldn't be happy doing anything else with my life

I had a lot more freedom with the images too
There were a few constraining images I had to produce, but for the main part it was pretty open
Here are some of my favorites from the final

Consumer Product on location:

Warm on cool portrait:

Warm on warm portrait:

Outdoor portrait:

Self portrait (posted earlier as well):

We're also starting to learn some gnar stuff in the commercial studio
I'm really enjoying working in there; more so than I thought I would
We just got done shooting silverware, which is surprisingly hard to light
Here's what I came up with
Much room for improvement, but not terrible

We also had to do a product shot using props
Something that would appear in a generic catalog
Here's what I got (peep my awesome scanner, haha!)

This week is shooting glassware, which I am pumped for
Keep an eye out for those

Last weekend my girlfriend came up to visit
We went to Northampton; she loved it
I got some abstracts from there
I'll leave you with those

And one out take from the warm on cool portrait

And one more from my new camera: Nikon D3 :)

Peace all!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Phase 1: T-minus 2 weeks

Edit: Updated from computer

Well, I'm going to try and post this from my phone on the back from PhotoPlus in NYC.
The expo was real good like always.
Didn't get a chance to talk to some of the people I was really looking forward to talking to. Kinda bummed about that but no worries.

Have some crazy news as far as gear goes for me. You'll see soon enough.

School is really starting to pick up.
Finally starting to learn some interesting stuff which I'm stoked about.
I am currently working on the phase 1 final. One of the photos was a self portrait.
Here's what I came up with.
It cropped when I embedded it for some reason
Click if for the full version

Ill refine this post once I get to a computer

Peace all!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

It's gonna be a big one

Lots of images, lots of updates

School is getting busy
We are getting lots of stuff to shoot
The assignments are still kind of so-so but we are slowly getting more freedom with each passing week
Speaking of weeks, it's hard to think I've already been up here for 7 weeks (in school for 6 of them)

A few weeks ago when I first got my 645 I shot a few rolls of expired Kodak 220 160NC that I had lying around
I think it expired in 1992 or something, so it was pretty old
Just got that developed and scanned so check those out at the end of the blog
Excuse the dust, I didn't feel like cloning it out

My 70-200/2.8L IS came in yesterday so I went out for a while with it and my trusty 5D
Got a few nice images, nothing super fancy
I've been trying to shoot my way out of this funk I've been in for a while
I do miss the 200/1.8, but the 70-200 is much more practical for what I shoot

Lets see, what else to tell you about....

Nothing comes to mind right now, so here's a load of photos

I think it's pretty obvious as to which ones are the film scans and which are the 5D files

Peace all!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


The trees are really starting the change up here
Ben and I went out yesterday afternoon to see if we could find anywhere cool to shoot
Didn't have the best of luck finding a good place but managed to grab a few frames before calling it a day
See the end of the blog for the images

If you haven't heard yet, Apple released to cool new stuff yesterday afternoon. Among them was the new MBP (Macbook Pro) which sounds so dope. If I had the money I'd upgrade, but honestly my current MBP is fine for now.

My 200/1.8 is officially in it's new owners hands
I will, for sure, miss it a lot, but I didn't use it enough to justify it's price
My 70-200/2.8 IS should be here tomorrow
Pretty pumped for that

I'm selling a Nikon D40 I got for my girl last Christmas that she didn't use a whole lot
Check it out and let me know if you are interested

We started printing at school today
All I can say is that I am going to be going through a lot of paper :)
I haven't printed anything in so long so it was good to see my stuff off of the computer screen again

I'll leave you with these:

Peace all!

Monday, October 13, 2008

What a weekend

This weekend was my birthday weekend so I decided to make the 300 mile trip home

I left Friday around 1pm and TomTom said I should be home at 6:15
I didn't get home until 8:45
I didn't stop for gas or food either
The traffic was out of hand
Going through NY around 5 was such a bad idea

Fast forward to Saturday night
Adrienne, Gina, Adam and myself went to Finnegans Wake in Philly
We got there around midnight
5 drinks later it was 1am and I was a dancing machine
5 more drinks on an empty stomach and it was 2am; time to leave
From 2:30am on, I was in a bad bad place
Overall, it was one of the best nights I've had in a while

Sunday night everyone went to D&B
Like always, it was a ton of fun
Won some silly prizes
Good times

It was a great weekend, spent with the people I love
Thanks to everyone who made it a good weekend

Peace all!

P.S. Drunk pictures from Saturday night coming soon!

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