5/16/10

5/16/10

The beginning is where the end lies.
Outtakes from my final project.













5/6/10

5/6/10

Sterling Lakeshore Park & Nature Center



I hike every weekend and I've decided to film one of the parks. I've been working on it for some time, so I've decided to finish it as part of our video assignment. I hope you enjoy it. Great music, though.
5/5/10

5/5/10

New camera!
Exploration with my 50mm f/1.8



Exploring light and architecture.

Exploration of light and movement.
5/3/10

4/3/10

Constructed reality.
4/26/10

4/26/10

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!



I hate not having a camera, it's like being blind. Canon needs to hurry up and fix mine.
Another thing I hate is cage equipment. They seriously need to do some maintenance on it.
My trash can is cleaner than 5D's sensor that I checked out. This is why I'd rather spend
money and buy my own equipment that I can keep clean and at hand when I need it, plus no
20 minute lines waiting to check something out because cagers decided to talk instead of
checking equipment in. 

On a lighter note, I've always been interested in minimalistic landscapes. You got to love
hiking in the rain. The lake was covered in fog, I enjoyed photographing it.

4/13/10

4/13/10

An expressionistic drawing.
4/11/10

4/11/10

Lessons learned: Need to buy ND filters. My 18-55mm Canon lens is
for digital cameras only! Mirror is too close in film camera, it doesn't fit =(
It was too bright. I used 1 ND4, and 2 polarizing filters at f22 to
be able to get at least 1 second so I wouldn't have cars show up.
 Polarizers brought out color in greens and blues. I hope film came out
as good as this.



4/6/10

4/6/10

4/4/10

4/4/10

From manscape shoot today.

3/30/10

3/30/10

An old photograph of my grandparents.
3/29/10

3/29/10

Corner protruding into viewer's space. Or is it receding into it's own space away from viewer? 
3/28/10

3/28/10

Ready for travel! World, here I come.
3/27/10

3/27/10

United States of McDonalds. 
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of McDonalds, and to the fast food for which it stands, one Big Mac under Clown, indivisible, with ketchup and French fries for all.
3/26/10

3/26/10

Sigma 28-70mm dissected. Glass was dirty on the inside and auto focus motor issues.
3/25/10

3/25/10

The door to nowhere. 
3/24/10

3/24/10

Morning dew on the window.



Exploration of a line made by desks, leading you into the frame towards the podium.


3/23/10

3/23/10

SAU deserted at night.



The abandoned SAU hallway.
3/22/10

3/22/10

Well, I will be 23 in 30 minutes. I figured a look back on my past was in order. The image on the right is the earliest image of me that was saved when I moved to the US, I think I was somewhere around 1. It's interesting to see yourself juxtaposed with your past, making changes so apparent. This was inspired by Nixon's work, not quiet the same thing; but the first and last image in his work - a quantum leap in time.

3/21/10

3/21/10

In the moment shot. Doing another portrait with Shane.
Things we got to do to get someone taller.
3/20/10

3/20/10

Hiking excursion. 
3/19/10

3/19/10

Portrait shoot with Cameron. 
3/18/10

3/18/10

For once, some interesting clouds in Rochester.

3/17/10

3/17/10


You want to fight?
Reporter Magazine Art Director
3/16/10

3/16/10

Bob Bones. The super model of the Drawing class.
3/15/10

3/15/10

NOT A MACRO LENS






I wanted to experiment, so I ended up shooting extreme close ups without a macro lens. Images were not cropped in any way. What you see is a Sigma 28-70mm lens, set at 28mm with aperture all the way open at f/2.8. How did I get macro images with a wide angle lens? Try flipping it! I had to hold my lens up to my camera. ISO was set at H (3200) to give me enough light to eliminate handshake that was a major player as I was holding my lens against the camera body. As you can see I was able to get 1-2 inches away from the subject. It was an interesting experience. I realized that the plane of focus was very small. If you look at the Shift and Tab images, you can see plane of focus as a horizontal line of sharpness running through the image; only few millimeters wide. 
3/14/10

3/14/10

Got face? 
Hiking through Letchworth State Park

3/13/10

Driving on a rainy day.
3/12/10

3/12/10

John playing with camera settings.
3/11/10

3/11/10

Drawing class. Clearly two left hands.
3/10/10

3/10/10

At the Reporter Magazine office.


At the Barnes and Noble buying art supplies.


Fire extinguisher at the A level of building 7A
3/9/10

3/9/10

3/8/10

3/8/10

Waiting for Java to open at the RIT library

3/8/10

First Fine Art Photography class Spring quarter at RIT