Panoramic Assignment

Here is a panoramic composite of over 26 images all stitched together.

Promo 4

I wanted to shoot this piece of pottery for my fourth promo. Pottery by its self looked kind of odd so I put some Sushi from the grocery on it. The image is not for the food, its for the pottery.



Self Promo 3

I had a request from Justin Mower to see the final shot from my previous post.


Self Promo 3 Lighting Set-Up

Here is the lighting set up for my next self-promo shot. This is in black and white, but the final image will be in color.


Rick Smith Assignment

Today Rick Smith visited us at school and gave us an assignment at 10:45 that was due at 3:00pm.
The challenge here was not the time but the specifics and lack thereof. We had to incorporate three elements, paper, glass, and metal and have an image that projects the strength, longevity, confidence, security of a company that is celebrating its 125th year of business. The image should be dynamic, memorable, thought provoking, original, and creative.
Here is what I came up with.


Panoramic revisit

For one of our assignments right now we are taking a series of photos that will be stitched together to for a panoramic image. I started toying with this idea back in 2004 when I lived in Kansas. With all of the wide open space out there options were limitless. I thought I would share an old panoramic. This image was made of six vertical images. The camera I was using at the time was a Nikon 990.


Us and Them

Us, and them
And after all we're only ordinary men.
Me, and you.
God only knows it's not what we would choose to do.
Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died.
And the general sat and the lines on the map
moved from side to side.
Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who.
Up and down.
But in the end it's only round and round.
Haven't you heard it's a battle of words
The poster bearer cried.
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There's room for you inside.
Down and out
It can't be helped but there's a lot of it about.
With, without.
And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about?
Out of the way, it's a busy day
I've got things on my mind.
For the want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died.


Promo 1

Here are the lamp and radio promo shots.

Retro Photo

These two images are not new and have probably been seen before. Anyhow it was fun day at the Air Museum over the summer in Small Format. These images are both exposed with a radio flash that has a pink gel on it stuffed into the exhaust of the plane flashing out.

Anyhow I hope you enjoy them.


Lighting Setups

Here are the two lighting setups for my self promotion images for Photographic Illustration. The subjects are old items this time around. The first image is of a green lamp that someone gave my parents as a wedding gift. I don't know the story behind who gave it to them or even how I ended up with it. I know that I have always loved this lamp so I probably just took it from them. The second item is a short wave radio that my father gave me. I really don't know how to tune in any stations on it but I wish that I did. He gave it to me a few years ago and I was able to tune in one station once back in Kansas. It was some insane religious station or something... they were speaking in tongues, which is complete nonsense.


Bad Trip!

This is what I came up with for John Rash today. We had to use three elements, the top hat, pears, the ganster in the suit, then paste them on the nice background. Anyhow it was fun, and it was a test. Who said learning isn't fun?

farming fields

On my daily drive I see many fields of crops. The fields in North Carolina are nothing like the vast openness of my home state, Kansas. Anyhow, today I stopped and snapped a few images of one of these fields.