Tuesday, March 30, 2010
This is a digital restoration of my Mom and Dad's 1970 wedding picture taken at the Crescent Beach Hotel.
Lots of discoloration, scratches, and a tear were repaired. I printed it on Archival Matte paper and re-framed it, it looks like it just left the lab in 1970.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
We have cleaned, labeled, and maintained our little fleet of SLR's. The students don't realize how lucky they are to have access to these new Canon SLR's. Back in high school I had to borrow my mom's AE1, which was a sweet camera in the 80's, but these 10 megapixel XT's are really sweet. There is even a token Nikon in the mix.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I find myself at the playground a lot lately, and these excursions are often the only free time I have to take photos.This is cool with me, besides my son lives for the action. I still love the late day light most, long shadows add drama and visual interest. Lens flare isn't the same on a digital sensor as Ectachrome or Velvia, but it works a little.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Even though this guy's selling an Iphone App, his attitude in regards to daily photography is awesome. I want my students to remember that it isn't always about how great your gear is, it's about taking pictures with what ever you have available.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Had fun snapping some shots over at the skate park last night. This sequence will be hard to see compared to the large 13"x19" print, but gives you the idea. It's really wide angle, so I'll make a cropped in version so the trick is visible on a web page, or smaller screen.
Monday, March 15, 2010
photo shot on Olivia's cellular device
Students have finally finished mounting their pinhole photographs on black Bristol board. Some kids even made some slick digital signature stamps in Illustrator. We decided to include some actual cameras in the base of the display case this time to thwart confusion as to how they were generated. I actually had someone think that we were just making low resolution pictures, so I had to explain that the cameras were built from household junk, or scrap materials. "Going green", now i'm truly PC.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I attended a great workshop, but I also met some really great people like Doug Hansgate, Gregg Horst, and a Hockey photographer who was kind enough to dial in my custom functions better on my 1D. We really helped each other with what each of us knew as well as consulting Doug the main instructor for more advanced questions. This is another reason why I choose to buy my gear from a local shop, not only are their prices great, but they bend over backwards to help you, network for you, and they offer opportunities like these.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I ran a contest with my students for our Pinhole camera unit, the categories were:
1. Most original functioning camera (see cantaloupe below #1).
2. Best quality construction, durability and functionality (Camouflage and weather resistant body, shown above with side loader feature).
3. Camera that generates the sharpest quality images (still awaiting results).
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Here's the kicker, now I teach photography and swear my allegiance to what's left of the company, but I have to buy German photo paper. Polycontrast is no longer available, and sadly neither are many of my friends and family's jobs. :(
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Today Joe Ziolkowski made me do this, or inspired me to start posting my daily pics. Joe came in to my high school photo class that I teach, and blew us all away with his presentation. He talked about everything from his days as a high paid fashion photographer to the photos he took with his father as he cared for him in the late stages of Parkinson's disease. Joe does extensive pinhole photography and has been to Okinawa five times to photograph the exotic coastline. Point is, we were moved and recharged artistically. Joe is in the above picture showing students his 30 foot accordian fold book chronicling the last years he spent with his ailing father. It was hard not to get choked up, and we all felt something, and that's a hard thing to do now a days.