Tuesday, September 23, 2008

sunshine finalized

here is the final image from the sunshine shoot

Sunday, September 21, 2008

so hilarious

i came across this awesome clip thanks to my dear friend at dear demeter, alisha. whether or not you love typography, this video is amazing.

scatter sunshine...

guess what i did today! yup, that's it. scattered sunshine. all over the studio.

our first assignment in my advanced digital class was to choose an image as our inspiration and to create our own version of it. i don't want to post copies of my "inspiration" photos because i feel like my own images fell far short of rivaling their quality. i will tell you that one of them was the june anthropologie cover, and the other was a cig harvey photograph from the archaeology of distraction portfolio. and they both involved clouds. my idea was to use the clouds, but bring in a little sunshine.

i suppose i'm happy with the results, but i'll admit i struggled with the light. i had planned on using the profoto 7-foot umbrella that we have in the studio where i work to flood the whole set evenly, and then add an accent to the model and to the sun. much to my distress, when i arrived at the studio this morning, the profoto kit was gone (someone must have taken it home for a weekend shoot). anyway, i had to use a much smaller umbrella and deal with clouds that were either blowing out or being darkened by other clouds shadows. anyway, these are some outtakes. you'll get to see the final image later, once i've tweaked it to my heart's content.

thanks to evelyn, our lovely model, and emily, who did the set design, makeup, and hair.

Friday, September 12, 2008

things i love right now

cig harvey's photography

map art by chris kenny

my bike, or what will be my bike as soon as it stops being back-ordered

the bravery, specifically this song


i just wanted to say that lightroom is great.
this is from a shoot i did for my portrait class last winter, i used the cyanotype preset on it.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


...it's here. though the leaves aren't this color yet (i shot this two years ago), there have definitely been some sweater weather days. one thing that's gotten me in the fall mood is being back in school.
i'm wrapping up my second week of classes, and i can tell it's going to be a good semester. i'm really excited about my photo classes. i'm taking a still life class from john telford, and an advanced digital class from val brinkerhoff.

have i ever told you how highly i think of the byu photo program? it's a very small program, but that only makes it cozy: we all know eachother. i've always felt like i was being pushed just enough creatively and aesthetically. plus the facilities are great. i like the darkroom the best out of the ones i've worked in, we've got profoto in the studio, AND a hasselblad h3d (that i finally get to use this semester), AND a medium sized view camera with full movements to stick the hasselblad back on.
like i said, it's going to be a good semester.