Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Musical

Heather Fenske sings a solo during Apex Baptist Church's annual Christmas musical during a matinée performance Saturday the 8th. I didn't light this, but I know the guys who lit this.

Nikon D200
ISO: 800
F/2.8 @ 1/90th

Portrait: Caleb Douglas Moore

This portrait is of my nephew Caleb Moore. He wouldn't sit still until I finally let him play with my banjo, so thats why he has a banjo. I shot this with a white lightning set with attached umbrellas in the living room of my parents house.

Nikon D200
ISO: 400
F/ll @ 125th

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hair-mask assignment

Hair mask assignment for Digital Class. This was neat to do, even though the backgrounds weren't the best choice. The model was lit with a Farrell light and fill, while the background was lit with three speedo heads.

Nikon D200
ISO: 200

Portrait: Kathryn Tune

Image of Kathryn Tune for the long term portrait assignment. This shot was for the subject's "hobby" portrait, which is climbing. I used a vivitar 285 w/ softbox and available light. Shot on Howard's Knob,in Boone, N.C.

Nikon D200
ISO: 200
F/8 @ 125th

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

4x5 flower macro

This is a shot of a Black Eyed Susie I did for Large Format portfolio. I attached 3 4x5 Sinar Bellows together to get the macro affect. I used the Farrell strobe to light it and hotlights to focus. Don't ask how long it took to focus 3 bellows.

Sinar F-1 4x5
ISO:100 T-Max
F/16 @ 64 pops....yea
210mm w/ 3 bellows (1000mm?)

Bobby Cox

This is a portrait of Bobby Cox, in his newly completed log cabin. I shot this portrait to be included as part of my "Quick Hit" photo-story for photo-journalism class. I used white lightning strobes to light the background, and a vivitar 285 to light the subject.

Nikon D200
ISO: 200
F/11 @ 1/125th

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


The above image was shot for large-format portfolio. This was a macro set-up of colored toothpicks stuck in some Styrofoam. The light source was a Farrell light with some minor fill (too small of an object to noticeably accent). I Flügged a lot to show major distortion and fall-off.

Sinar F-1 w/ Kodak E100G Slide Film

"Outdoor Portrait"

This shot was done for our Bio-Portrait class' "Outdoor" Portrait that we had to shoot on location, using flash, while balancing it with available light. For this particular shot, I used a viv-285 w/ soft box, coming in from the left, to light the subject (Kathryn), while placing the subject in the available sunlight's rays. I was attempting to have the sun come through as a hair light. This was shot in Blowing Rock, NC, off of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Nikon D200
ISO: 200
F/8 @ 1/125th

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


This photograph was taken at the end of last summer over break. It is scanned in E-6 film that I retouched and color-managed to look semi-antique. I liked the curve of the pool and the straightness of the subject (my girlfriend Kathryn). Shot with available daylight.

Hasselblad 500c
F/22 @ 1/125


This photograph was taken for small format portfolio, in which one object had to be metal. I grabbed a spoon from the kitchen and shot it, loving the detail in the texture, as well as the symmetry. I used two large diffusion screens lit with 750's, while gobo-ing the background hard, to keep light off of it.

Canon 5D Dental Kit
ISO: 100
F/22 @ 1/60
100mm EF

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Grandmother Mountain

This photograph is from Summer semester small format class, in which we had to create a "how to" video. My subject was "How to climb boulders", which was mostly shot on location in Boone, NC. The climber shown is Yonathan Lewit. I used a vivitar 285 on a light-stand for lighting.

Nikon D200
ISO: 200
F/3.5 @ 1/60

Environmental Portrait: Ann Cutter

This photograph was done for the "Environmental Portrait" in Bio-Communications Photojournalism class. Pictured above is Ann Cutter, a Biology teacher at Randolph Community College. I lit the scene using two vivitar 285's, one front/side lighting the subject, and the other behind the subject with a folded amber gel attached. I constructed the scene to be symmetrical, while still personalizing the subject through her surroundings.

Nikon D200
ISO: 200
F/6.7 @ 1/60

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Glass snail

For our ending compilation of photos, we were required to have a glass photograph, so this is what I ended up with. This is a candle holder, open side down, covering a snail shell on black plexi-glass. I liked how the majority of the frame is actually the reflection of the glass piece. I used alien bees in studio, with diffusion panels surrounding the glass, and about 67.3 Gobos or other modifiers all through-out.

Nikon D200
ISO: 200


This was our "Water" assignment, where we had to photograph our perception of water. The goal was for the viewer to known right away what the photograph was of, and for the subject to be clear. I used 2 vivitar 285's on flash stands, each slaved(one radio, and one prism). I hung a bag of water over a bowl of water and poked a hole in the bag for the drip. The blue is coming from a blue set of lids under the bowl, and the background is a pillowcase.

Nikon D200
ISO: 200
F/8 @ 1/250th

Thursday, October 25, 2007


This photograph was shot for our "Incredible, Edible, Egg" Assignment, in which we had to advertise an/or egg/eggs to show its importance and popularity. I chose to model my shot after memories I have pertaining to eggs, and their involvement with spoons in many old childhood games I played. I shot this assignment in the studio over a wooden table, w/ articulating arms holding the spoons up. The eggs were then hard-boiled and cracked on one side so that they would stand up on the spoons.

Nikon D200
ISO: 100

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

First Year Slide Show

This is a quicktime movie we had to piece together for our first year digital class. It includes some works from my first year and before. All of the photographs were shot on film and then placed on the computer.

Monday, October 22, 2007


This photograph was shot for the "Chocolate" assignment, in which we had to come up with a scene that could be used as a cover for a story on how chocolate can be a healthy nutritional choice. I used speedotron strobes as the light source. The cup of chocolate syrup was held up by an articulating arm, and the rest was set up on a pedestal.

Nikon D200
ISO: 100
F/16 + 1/2