Monday, December 29, 2008

French Quarter

I just got word that I will be spending New Year's Eve and Day in New Orleans on Bourbon Street! I am so excited that's all I can say. I've always wanted to go there and now I get my chance on the craziest day of the year. I leave early Wednesday and I'll be back in town on Saturday. I hope I get some awesome pictures.

The Woods

The other day I took a trip up to Helen to chill in the woods, find some waterfalls, and just get away from the everday. And of course I brought my camera along, so if you want to check out my pics just click.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

4x5 Scan

So I scanned one of my 4x5's today. It was just on a regular lexmark scanner nothing fancy, but I like the way it turned out. It looks more like a painting to me than a picture. But I know the up coming quarter (2009 woop woop) we're going back into the studio with the 4x5 and I'm looking forward to it. I got a lot of cool ideas and I can't wait to see how they turn out.


It began with a seemingly simple question. As a designer and builder of cameras, what could one do that has not been done before? The question came on the heels of an earlier project which involved the design and construction of an astrocamera having a resolution of 0.01 millimeter across photographic plates that are 356 millimeters square. Recognizing this to be the equivalent of 1250-megapixel imagery prompted the question of whether or not anything comparable had been achieved in the context of landscape photography. Some back-of-the-envelope calculations concerning the performance of conventional large-format cameras indicated that it had not. Thus began a quest which has become ever more fascinating; namely the pursuit of full-color panoramic landscapes which contain prodigious amounts of information. For more information on the Gigapxl Project and to see more images Click Here!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hasselblad H3DII-50

So yeah, this is what I got for christmas!!! NOT! In my so far away dreams, but this would be killer. If I could only sell my Mom's house and my car this camera would be mine. This camera has an amazing 50 million pixel sensor! Oh well, maybe next year. To check more out on this awesome camera go to Hasselblad. And I hope everyone's christmas was great.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Planet Playhouse

Happy Holiday's From Hector, Randy, and the newest memeber of the gang, Crunchie (not to forget about munchie)! The pictures are up on Flickr and the Planet Playhouse video is complete. Hope you enjoy a good holiday chuckle. Click here to check out the video. And for more information about the gang Click here!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Death to Munchie

So I'm taking promo pics for a video that will be up soon on youtube, of Randy, Hector, and munchie. Poor munchie! He got burned, just goes to show Don't Smoke! Anyway the video is going to be about the wacky telephone numbers that you can find on the Rejection Hotline. The most popular number right now is the Santa Hotline: 973-409-3309.

More pics of Munchie, Randy, and Hector coming soon!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Last Day

Last Day of school, well for at least two weeks. I'm so psyched! I'm going to be relaxing, sleeping in, while still blogging. I plan on taking some pictures, but for fun and maybe experimenting a little bit. So I hope everyone has a safe and awesome holiday's!

Hi Jessica!!!!

ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU LOG OFF THE COMPUTERS or the burly men will come!!!

Interview With Myself

I interview myself. I talk about what I've learned this quarter and where I'm headed afterwards. It's been fun!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wish List

All I want for Christmas is a Nikon 16mm f2.8D AF Fisheye Lens, a Fisheye Lens, see my Fisheye Lens. Gee, if I could only have a Nikon 16mm f2.8D AF Fisheye Lens, then I could wish you "Merry Christmas."

Gregory Heisler Interviewed by Mel Scott

Today at Gwinnett Technical College, Mel Scott interviewed Gregory Heisler. He spoke of how he got started, what equipment he uses, and what inspires him. It was an awesome interview. Mel Scott also gave words of wisdom to us. The interview was very motivating. It inspired me to keep doing what I love.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

High Museum

I recently went to the High Museum with Lottie. I was looking forward to seeing the China's Terracotta Army, which was really awesome. But I also saw a lot of cool photography there with the traveling installations they have. It was pretty sweet!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Denis Reggie

Today I saw Denis Reggie come through our Mac lab and I guess I was just star struck, but I didn't know what to say when Mrs. Harkins introduced Him to us. I smiled and waved. That's all I could do. Mrs. Harkins was giving him a tour of GTC.

Finished Fantasy Shoot

Finally after reshoot after reshoot, I got a good image. This assignment taught me how to pay attention to all the little details, like ISO, your flash, and whether your camera is taking RAW or JPEG, because in the end it can make a good image great. Not that this is great, but I like it!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

W. Eugene Smith

While working on my photo essay on gravediggers I googled photo essay and W. Eugene Smith's name popped up. He's work is incredible, his printing is expressive and dramatic. I love pictures that evoke emotions, and his truly do.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Adventures of Randy and Tina

So this is the video I made with Clay Smith and Lottie's help for my multimedia II class. It's about color shifts and all that jazz. Enjoy!

The Food Photographer

Ever wonder who takes all those amazing pictures of food on your Denny's menu? Check out Barry Holiday!

My Video Shoot

This is Randy and Tina. They are my actors for my Color Shift Video I'm doing for Mr. Jones. I can't wait to get started. Also the Clay Smith is helping with the music that is in the video. It's going to be great!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Shooting Weddings

Today in Advanced Portraiture we talked about wedding photography, and the do's and don'ts of how to shoot one. I've shot one wedding as kind of an assistant and it's no joke it's hard work. I'm interested in shooting more to get the experience. While looking at wedding photographers I found this cool site, Wedding Photojournalist Association, where you can join and upload your wedding photos in contests and win up to $1000. And if your interested on how to shoot a wedding go to want to shoot weddings.

A Rare Alignment

Tonight is the night to shoot, cause not only is the Moon out, but Jupiter and Venus too. And you probably won't see them this close until 2052. To check more out on this click here.