Saturday, August 16, 2008

While Out

I took some pictures of this pretty spot. It's by a ski lodge near where I'm staying. In the winter, this is a tube slope. Haha it's awesome!! It was just a gorgeous day so I wanted to capture that.

Some Re-shoots of a Sort...

I did a version of these images sometime while I was a student. I didn't really like them, and didn't even use them for the assignment they were for. So, for my final portfolio, I chose to re-do these. They are some of my favorite 'trys' and I wanted to actually do what I wanted with them. All in all, I got the effects I wanted: The smoke is very organic and abstract. The water is clearer with a darker background to increase contrast and has much more movement while still keeping the water balloon shape. My straws are glowing even though I shot them in a fairly bright area. Minimal PS work done to all of them. Mostly slight contrast and saturation changes with a little sharpening. I did help the background on the straws so it went black, and I removed the needle used to pop the balloon.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

One of the things I've done

I sort of was asked to put a poster together of one of the luncheons I attended. This is for the Docs and is displayed in the hospital. They love it!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Second internship

This one is quite fun and exciting, and definitely more related to what I'm interested in for a career. That in itself makes it a very interesting internship. I'm working with Good Samaritan Hospital - part of the Bon Secours Health System. Not exactly as an O.R. photographer and videographer (my bosses haven't even seen that since they've started working with the hospital), but in the marketing department. I'm getting lots of opportunities so far: shooting different events and dinners, designing posters and other publications, physician portraiture, and in a week or two I'll be in the O.R. shooting the staff at work. I'm really excited, as these first 2 1/2 weeks have been busy busy.

Friday, May 9, 2008

What we do. . .

Fredrika Foster

Marjorie Melman

Marjorie Melman

Stephanie Raushenbush

here at the Soho Photographer. Art documentation
. For submissions, archiving, what have you.

Friday, May 2, 2008

4 x 5 macro

The paper clips came out alright, but the earrings didn't. They were rather hard to do, but alas... I didn't get it. Not all of them are in focus. Paper clips are 1:1 and the earrings are 2.5:1.

While here:

I've done a little bit of shooting of my own. Here's a few of the lastest:

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Internship thus far....

For the most part, I've just been an assistant. But I've seen a lot of what running a photography business is all about - and I don't wanna have my own. Lol heck no!! Soooooo much work and you are at the mercy of the public (in this case, the art world). I have seen some amazing artwork and sculpture (some costing in the hundreds of thousands of dollars). And, I've helped photograph a few pieces (actually, we did 4x5 macro on some interesting jewelry - Scheimpflug ftw...).

Ya know, people say film is pretty much dead, especially large format. But that's not entirely the case. Mr. Dee has had plenty of artists request 4x5 and even 8x10 transparencies for their work.... so that's pretty cool. Recently, he's given me projects, "here's a camera, lights and a ____, you have 2 hours." Yesterday, I worked with only 4x5 transparencies doing some macro (and beyond) stuff. Was quite fun. I believe they came out alright, not sure yet though. Pictures to come shortly.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

And Before I leave...

I'd like to make this last post. It's my portfolio for my macro class. Woot!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Second Soundslide - EBN

Thank you Tavane, Laurie, and Cindy!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More for Class

All of these are, again, for my macro class. I normally haven't been able to sign up for the 5d kit so I jumped at the chance to work with it. I used a ring flash for all of them, but a hotlight for the main light. Everything is at 1:1.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

for soundslides

The most recent assignment in our multimedia class was to gather audio and images. We has to put them together to make a one minute soundslide telling a story. Angie and I did ours about a winter day at the zoo. We ended up hanging out at the zoo for about three hours. These are a few of the pictures we got. Shot with a D200 with a 55mm lens.

More Macro

All of these were done while at the NC Zoo for another assignment. I wanted to try using only available light for my macro assignments this week, so shooting at the zoo was a perfect time. I did ok for most of the images. But when I went into the monkey exhibit I really struggled to keep from there being blur. I ended up shooting the 1st and last image in there at around 1/15 - 1/20 of a second at f2.8 and f4. No depth of field, but I don't necessarily think that hurt the images. I prefer shallow dof on these. The middle one is for the 'metal' requirement of this week's assignment and is the lower portion of a magnifying glass - the big silver things that you put a quarter in to see in the distance... All images are shot at a 2:1 ratio with a D200, 55mm lens, and lots of available light.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Older Stuff

I honestly can't remember when I took the top three. It has been a while, but probably my first semester. The top two were taken in Williamsburg and the third was done at Carolina Beach. My last one was for my up close and personal assignment.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Macro... again

This is a second try at understanding macro. I used the D100 with a 105mm lens, extension and reversing ring on the first image (a styrofoam ball), and the same equipment minus the reversing ring for the memory and piece of plastic. I didn't get the results I wanted from the ball with the ring, but the more I play the more I'll understand it. All images are shot with hot lights at 1:1. I played with depth of field a lot for these subjects and ended up between f5.6 and f11.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

playing with a new toy

I got this cute little camera for Christmas, a Canon Powershot SD 10000. I really like it! It's adorable. So, with all this macro talk, I wanted to play with it and see what I can get from this. I just walked outside and saw the ice on the rock melting. The flower, though, was shot on top of a light table. I used a little fill for the top of it. All in all, it's alright =D

for my first assignment

This was my first attempt. My first REAL one. There are def. some issues, but also some good things. I need to work on my math a little better... I used stupid strobes and "popped" (bracketing of course) from 4 to 32 times. Granted, that's only 2 under, and 1 over, I'd still like to have done better. My aperture was at f22 (but I'm not happy with it. I'd have liked a lot less dof actually) and I used Kodak e100. I like the lens choice though, it's fun to play with. 60mm Nikon lens/camera at 1:1.

Monday, January 14, 2008

From my NY Trip

Back in October, I went to NY for the Photo Plus Expo. It was definitely an experience. I met a lot of people in the industry and got to play with a lot of cool stuff. While that was educational and fun, I think I had an even better time roaming the streets and subway system with a few school mates and hanging with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. I took pictures of everything!! But these are just a few. I can see myself going back just to hang. Great place.

Weird I Guess...

I was bored while raking leaves, and I'm kind of obsessed with the sky atm, so I took these. I just like black against the multicolored sky. Not really the best images, but pretty imo.