Friday, November 20, 2009

A Very 404 Christmas!

Christmas celebrations can officially begin now.

And some outtakes (more on my flickr):

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Fresh Look

I'm putting together a fresh portfolio and made the wonderful decision to consult my good friend Ryan Gibbons. Not only did he help me weed out the baddies, but he helped me realize the potential that some photos had to not just be good, but great. Always learning, always grateful for the people around me. Two more reworked shots are available for your viewing pleasure right here.

Friday, November 13, 2009


My final project group has been photographing the Missouri Contemporary Ballet this week. They're performing at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts tonight and tomorrow. We were allowed into the theatre in order to photograph them. While the dancers broke for lunch, I took advantage of the downtime and photographed the theatre itself. Three more are available on my Flickr.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Filling and Balancing

This assignment involves using my strobe (or flash) to show light that can be seen by the human eye, but cannot be captured as easily by the camera. "Filling" a photo is using the flash to eliminate shadows on a subject in a "high noon" situation. So I went tailgating! They were definitely the kindest crowd I've ever photographed (and most generous with their beverages). I've withheld the caption as requested by the subjects.

An outtake. I used the strobe in this situation to balance the light coming in from the window, which was extremely bright. Using the flash and adjusting my own camera settings will bring down the harsh light behind the subject (which was putting her face in shadow) and put more light on her face.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

For the Love of Berlin

As a required assignment, I have to post a multimedia presentation that I think was done well. I'm choosing this one because I just watched it the other day (thanks to Anjali) and also because we discussed how to handle different languages/subtitles. I like this one because they allow enough time for the viewer to look at the images and read the text. Click here for the presentation.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Free Range Photogs

I spent the evening in the studio with several photographers and models. Here are a few shots from my take. More can be seen on my flickr.

Many thanks to the wonderful Alex Browning for the artistic direction.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Born Again Nikonist

So, I like shooting with Nikon... A lot. And they are kind to our school so that makes me like them even more. I've checked out a Nikon D3 with a fixed 28 mm and an SB-900 speedlight for the weekend. I decided to take the long way home tonight from work and popped off a few shots. Here's one. Another can be seen on my flickr.

Concerning the above photo, this reminds me of my high school days when I did a lot of street photography. I really look forward to delving back into this style while in Dublin next semester.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ich Bin Ein Cafe

Here is my select from the color correction assignment... This was more of an experiment in different lighting situations than anything else. Caption has been withheld as requested by the subject in the photograph. (For some reason the quality is really weak, but it looks fine on Flickr. Check my Flickr account if you feel so lead.)

An outtake.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Joe McNally!

World renowned photographer Joe McNally came to Mizzou and spent 3 hours with my Advanced Techniques class. I was so overwhelmed, but I learned so much in the short time we had with him.