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 Fl├╝gged 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