Wednesday, September 23, 2009

H1N1 Pandemic

Class on Saturday Sept 26

I am proposing that I open the studio for this one Saturday and this Saturday only AND for our class only. I will have the lab open from 12PM to 3:15PM, no more no less. For this to happen I need 3/4 of the class to attend [9 of you]. This is not additional open lab time... This is additional studio class time and is only being offer to my class because of my professional schedule conflicting with my teaching schedule. I will be showing a 30 minute video about Hollywood lighting at the start of the 'class' and those wanting to use the studio must attend the viewing. AGAIN I NEED 3/4 OF THE CLASS TO TAKE UP THE OFFER AND THIS IS ADDITIONAL STUDIO CLASS TIME AND NOT OPEN LAB HOURS.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sept 22 and 24

The other two parts to the portrait assignment, along with links to articles and artist, are on the web blog. Feel free to make decisions based on the assignments for what you may want to do in class on Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday we will start shooting at about 4:30 after a short critique and discussion about the assignments. Thursday be ready to hit the ground running, if you need help with printing or Black and White conversion, please see me on Thursday. All four parts will be due in full on Thursday Oct 1st. Remember that there will be no class on Tuesday Sept 29th, but I am available for meetings by appointment.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jeremy Cowart

This photographer has some interesting studio/location portraits with lighting.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sept 15

Have your RAW files, flatten tiffs, and jpegs [saved for web] in the web share, given the effect of the limited lab hours I will accept files turned in any time prior to class. NO PRINTS

Read Chapters 8 and 9

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Margaret Stratton

Checkout her still life work


Sept 8 & 10

Read chapters 4 and 5.

Bring RAW files to class.

We will meet up stairs in Cooley 3. Refresher on RAW and a little retouching.

Also have sketch and object to shoot for the last 2 hours of class. You may work in pairs but be aware that this will cut down on your class time.

I'll be helping you guys out as well as discussing potential solution to your still lifes.

Sept 10 is a shooting day be prepared to just jump in there and get started. Anju will be available to assist you guys.

I'll be out of town from Wednesday until Sunday afternoon. Feel free to call upon me for assistance after I return.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

More Links for Still Life

David Latchman
Apogee Photo Magazine

More on Reserve

Hicks, Roger (Roger William)
Food shots / Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz.
TR656.5 .H53 1994
Beauty shots / Alex Larg and Jane Wood.
Guide to professional lighting techniques
TR600 .L371 1997
Product shots / Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz.
TR600 .H53x 1994
Special effects / Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz.
TR148 .H53 1995
Still life / Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz.
TR620 .H524 1996
Brackenbury, John.
Close up : creative techniques for successful
macrophotography / John Brackenbury.
TR683 .B72 2004
Marchesi, Jost J.
Professional lighting technique / Jost J. Marchesi ;
[translated by L. Andrew Mannheim]
TR590 .M37 1996
Still life and special effects photography : a guide to
professional lighting techniques / [Roger Hicks and
Frances Schultz].
TR656.5 .H53 2002
The best of Dean Collins on lighting [videorecording] / produced by Software Cinema.
TR590 .C644 2006 Disc 1&2
TR590 .C644 2006 Disc 3&4

Sept 3

Read Chapter 3 and Chapter 1&2 if you hadn't.

Upload to webshare your two picks from the first studio shoot.
Place the images in the webshare > ***Class Dropbox > FirstStudioShoot
Label each image firstnameLastname.tif

Bring example images or weblinks of still lifes that interest you.

No Cameras needed for class, but remember to wear your closed toe shoes.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Lobster People and Brightness


An issue has cropped up with the monitor calibration. Some people are getting skin tones looking like cooked lobster.

The problem is a defective i1 monitor calibrator. Once the computer is calibrated with a good calibrator the problem goes away. Nancy and I are trying to track down the problem computers and replace the bad profile. Please report any computers having the problem.

We have settled on setting the brightness for the monitors as indicated bellow. Set it to the right of 1200 and to the left of Brightness.