Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bus Stop

This past weekend I found a cool spot (a bus stop) and had a spontaneous photo shoot with Clay. We were just driving and I saw it out the corner of my eye and screamed STOP! Any way I never thought of shooting at a bus stop and there it is. I will be posting more pics on my flickr soon.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wear Good Shoes: Advice to Young Photographers

Do not over-think the image. lose the ego and let the photograph find you. Observe the life moving like a river around you and realize that the images you make may become part of the collective history of the time that you are living in. work every day even without assignments or money: work, work, work with discipline for yourself and not for editors or awards. [read] a lot of literature and look as little as possible at other photographers. Follow your heart and never give up. "Keep a good head and always carry a light bulb." And get a good pair of walking shoes and… fall in love. To read more Click here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Still Life

This is my still life shot I took in Advanced Commercial. It's been a while since I had my hands on a 4x5 , so I had to get my brain and problem solving skills working again. I got it developed and the exposure wasn't great so I had to scan it, because I developed bother under and over (learned my lesson). Oh well, now I know how to work that scanner. Any way if you can't tell what it is, it's a stapler. I got my inspiration from the movie Office Space.

"I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire... " ~Milton Waddams

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Inaugruration of Barack Obama

Barack Obama’s historic journey to the Presidency will wrap up today, as he places his hand on the Bible held by Chief Justice John Roberts and takes the Oath of Office to become the 44th Commander-in-Chief of the United States. And while this is going on I hope Samantha Magroski, Demetrius Freeman, Peggy Attaway, and Rosiras Palmer have there camera's ready. I can't wait to see and hear about there time in Washington, D.C..

And if you want to listen to Pres. Bush's last message to the people call 917-475-0064!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Leader in the Making

Here is a visual documentation of a leader in the making.

Michelle Obama brushes off specks on the coat of Sen. Barack Obama inside the Old State Capitol just before he proceeded outside to announce his candidacy for President of the United States in Springfield, Ill. on Feb. 10, 2007. Their daughters Malia, left, and Sasha wait nearby. Photo's taken by Pete Souza who is an official White House photographer. Pete has documented Barack Obama's rise to political stardom with images from Obama's first day in the U.S. senate, to his official presidential portrait. His photographs of Obama have won national photojournalism awards for the past three years.

Model Aeisha

Yesterday I had a photo shoot with Aeisha in Atlanta. It went very well besides being like 20 degrees. I got to the point where I couldn't feel my camera and my poor model was freezing, because we were like 40ft up in a tunnel, but she was a trooper. That's when we took the shoot inside some weird office, and that's when I got this shot. She's not possing, but it's a cool moment and she's warm, you can tell she's happy. When the model's happy your happy. To see more pictures of the shoot click here.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Photographers Settle Lawsuit Over Marilyn Monroe Images

Photographer Bert Stern has reached a settlement with the men he sued last year over possession of seven transparencies of his Marilyn Monroe photographs, according to an attorney for the defendants. The images were from a famous photo session shortly before Monroe’s death, known as her “Last Sitting.” Click here if you would like to read more on this.

Portfolio Review

I know I'm kind of late in posting this, but I recently had portfolio review and amazingly it went well. I did a lot of printing for this, and I'm glad. There were some pictures I printed out just because, and some of them got picked. Like the one above taken in New Orleans. I was shocked, but hey I'm not complaining. I can't wait to see what's in my portfolio at the end of this quarter!

Monday, January 12, 2009

In the Clouds

So this is the second week of school and it's already getting busy. I am excited about my Portfolio Development class, and tomorrow is my review day. I wonder if any of my pictures up to this point are going to make it in, either way I still have a lot of work to do. And Advanced Commercial is going to be a tuffy, but I got some cool ideas. Anyway this quarter is going to be crazy, but I like crazy!

Monday, January 5, 2009

My Trip to New Orleans

My trip was one I will never forget. NOLA is a unique and beautiful city that has historically embraced the spirit of personal freedom that supports the growth of the artist, musicians and writers. At the Louisiana State Museum they have a really cool exhibit going on called Photo Nola, I wish I had time to see it! But I did see the rebuilding and restoring of the human spirit and it was awesome. I can't wait to go back! To check out more of my pics from the trip click here. Nola Rising!