Monday, December 19, 2011

Film to Digital: Chris Bebout

Film is beautiful but sensitive medium that I have just started to understand over the past 3 months. This idea of working in complete darkness is the exact opposite of what photography is about. The feeling of being in a developing room and placing a black and white negative into chemicals, that could degrade the image if not done properly is very nerve racking but exciting once the process is finished. The lights are now on and the negative is being held up to the light....its as if this weight as been lifted. The negative is sharp, exposed correctly, and clean. Now its time to print! Whole other ball game!
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mechanical: Jazzmin Windey

Hearts aren't mechanical they are organic.  This heart however is made from a computer chip.  It allows technology and fashion to become a cohesive piece.

Mechanical: AJ Anderson

Tittle: Senior Picture, Year 2152

   In the year 2152 it is a law for all cyborgs to show at least 1/4 of their face, so that everyone knows if they are a robot or a human. This makes a normal school portrait, not so normal....

Mechanical: Macklberg

When you were a kid did you ever spend a saturday morning building something because the weather was too bad to go out into.  Building an item from strach is fun.  Watching it unfold right before your eyes. Then seeing it work makes you day.  I think building something is very satisfying.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mechanical: David C. Benson

Everybody is on the meter!

Don’t worry “The Man/SheMan” is always monitoring some aspect of your life. He/She needed the help of mechanical contractor at some point in time to develop this metering system but, now it’s installed and no matter what walk of life you are from you are still being watched about your usage.

We talked a great deal about ethics last week in class (Art Institute of Colorado- Web Portfolio Design 1) and often the Man/SheMan imposes their will upon the common folk who are striving to live a good life. It seems unfair with many of the laws and guidelines that are imposed upon us but we need to live within the confines that society gives us. We can and do change the injustices we are faced with but it takes time.

During this holiday season, let’s appreciate the life we have and the opportunities are presented us. Make the most of what we have and find some crafty new ways to “take down” the Man/SheMan (in a good way.)

Don’t think about mechanics think about actions!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanks: David C. Benson


It would have been easy, convenient and down right predictable to capture an image at Thanksgiving of the bird, the dinner table or the carnivorous, tryptophan laced guests around the dinner table, but I didn’t, that’s just not my style.

Instead this year on Thanksgiving weekend, I set off on picture taking adventure and gave thanks to Mother (i.e. Mother Nature) and the grand queen of the Rockies, the great state of Colorado.  Not many states can provide you the vistas or the golden hour colors as a November day in Colorado.  When Mother Nature intervenes and grants you sunny skies and 70+ degrees how can you complain?

This year I gave heartfelt verbal thanks and expressed my true blessings on “Tday” to my family members, my dog and my 8,000 friends at the Turkey Trot in Washington Park.  I spent the balance of the weekend taking images and enjoying the great Colorado outdoors and appreciating the freedoms and the rights we have in this great country. 

It may sound a little too overly patriotic or semi-pedantic but, there are days you just need to sit back, soak it all in and appreciate the planet and the place that you are in! 

I did however appreciate the way in which facebook allows us to share our thanks like never before!

Thanksgiving: Berry Oliver

"I want to help paint Uncle Charlie." I hear my niece Willow say from across the market.  For most people Thanksgiving means eating a big meal with your family, but in my family we work with food so that's out the window.  Thanksgiving Day is the only day the market is closed until Christmas.  We take this time to decorate the market.  Most of my family gets together early on Thanksgiving morning to hang garland, string up lights and paint the window.  There is always something that can be done.  For us it's the only day of the week we can finally relax.

Thanks: Chris Bebout

Some people only really think about what their thankful for on Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, and so on. For me its important when I'm upset or stressed out to think about where I have been, what has been given to me, and what I have earned. Most things in life are uncontrollable and some are not, but we must not dwell on the past but learn and move forth.

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Thanksgiving: Macklberg

Thanksgiving and family go hand in hand.  Spending time with your family is important but if you can't, in-laws are the next best thing.

Mechanical: Jared Williams

We live in a highly mechanical world. Advances in technology has become a daily change in our lives. As technology gets better, everything becomes faster. News, health, and even entertainment. I have an app on my phone that will allow me to acces my laptop no matter where it is granted it has an Internet connection. Now that's fast! 

Thanksgiving: AJ Anderson

While shooting the standard Thanksgiving day shots I thought to my self, what is a perspective that not many people see of a thanksgiving table spread? The idea of an overhead view seemed very interesting and along with the repeating geometric shapes it reminded me of being on a airplane and seeing the crops circles bellow.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

First: Hooper

The first light sunrise image made me pull over and shoot for a brief moment.  The geese landing in the water and the cresting sun made for a lovely image.  There's something special about being able to experience a sunrise like this one.  The nature preserve was dirty and full of dropped limbs from the storm the previous week, but once I got out to the edge of the lake you just didn't notice. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

First: Williams/Macklberg

New journeys are always exciting. When beginning new ventures, equipment is always the most important aspect to focus on. The most is usually learned with that first purchase and the money always seems to be well spent. It may not always be the best, but it will always be your very first camera.
Writing: Jared Williams Photo: Vicki Macklberg

Creepy Reprise: David C. Benson/AJ Anderson

Lurie, Lurie, Lurie!

Ever since she was a little girl Lurie loved to read books and hang out in the local cemetery.  In fact, she spent so much time there that her parents put up a head stone to honor her.  She did not think it was odd since the cemetery was right behind her house.

It was all fun and candy until Lurie started to bury her dolls in the cemetery, along with her cats.  When her parents said she could no longer do that, they suddenly disappeared.

Now, that is creepy!