Tuesday, February 13, 2007

this fire is out of control

part 3 of the light painting workshop. hooray. after getting bored with the plain black background, i decided to add a little color with an orange gelled hot light. what i did not expect was that it would make it look like i was on fire. two words. hell yeah. i'm quite happy with how it is shaping up.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Ballet class

Ok, so i shot some ballet class, which made me feel very unfit and definitely not flexible. i was hoping for a better moment, but i settled for a decent enough composition.

side note for the light painting, it has slightly changed focus, it will be for the spring sports preview. It will include 6 sports, 3 men, 3 women, and will be track, baseball, softball, gymnastics, golf, and tennis. i have done some work on the baseball, softball, and track ones, and have ideas on the other 3. i'm rather excited about this project, and i hope it turns out well. the photo professer here told me i could just take the photos without the traced light and then just add that in photoshop, but that is kinda missing the point. ive tried it, saw how it looked, and it just does not look as organic. meh.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

the evolution of an idea

ok, im going forward with an idea that i have been enjoying. i have more free time on my hands now that i am no longer photo editor of the DN, and taking time on things that make me happy makes me....well, happy. ive been practicing forming shapes for a series of sport portraits, and these are a few that are starting to take shape. the disk golf one turned out a little bit better than i expected, the football one was terrible, and the basketball one was in the middle. i could only practice for so long in my garage, because it was damn cold. i could see my breath, and i could no longer feel my fingers, even while wearing gloves.

light test

So, bored one night, i decided to play around with some long exposures, in preparation for a portrait i am starting to set up. here is my room outlined, my attempt at a flower vase, and my attempt at drawing the globe, which ended up looking like two sea horses.