Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Blurb Book: Portraiture

Here is the link to my Blurb book for PHO 209 class.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Denver City Texas

It was so much fun running around Denver City taking pictures. We left town a little after 3 pm so I did not have near enough time to take all the pictures I wanted to take!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

View of Denver City and West Texas

Ah, the sweet smell of oil money greeted me at the edge of town as we drove into Denver City. Gone was the flame at the edge of town that used to light the back yard where we would play football until our parents called us in for supper. Still are the friendly faces and sweet people that I rembered as a child and those who I went to school with from 1st grade to graduation.
It was my husband's first time to visit West Texas and my hometown of Denver City, Texas. He was much impressed with how friendly and kind everyone was that we met on the street and in the cafes.
Here are a few of the photographs I have worked on so far. I'll post more as I finish them. It was good to go back home as a photographer and take pictures of my memories.

First visit to Santa Fe

Santa Fe was as beautiful as I imagined it would be in my thoughts. There were not near as many tourists as I thought we would see so the pace was slow and pleasant. We had such an enjoyable trip going and coming back to reality. I have a lot of pictures I haven't even begun to go through from the trip. Just thought I'd share a few as I got them processed.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

PHO 209 Fall 2010 Project

Here is a look at my Fall 2010 project for PHO 209 in Vaughn Wascovich's class. The project I chose for this class was to work on portraits emulating the work of master photographers.

To see my work thus far, please go to my portfolio page:

and go to the Project 2010 Project area.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The 1st Photograph is in Austin

If you are traveling to Austin over Thanksgiving, you might want to stop by and visit the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin on 300 West 21st Street.

The website suggests that you call first and make sure they are open. The number is 512.471-9124.

The Helmut and Alison Gernsheim collection includes the world's first photograph, created in 1826 by the French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. According to the website the photography section "...holdings currently amount to over five million prints and negatives, supplemented by books, manuscripts, journals, and memorabilia of significant photographers since the medium's invention."

I want to see this piece of history! My next trip to Austin is going to include a trip to the UT campus.

Source: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/photography/

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Portrait Semester Project

My proposed semester project is to explore some of the top portrait photographers and create unique images in terms of style and lighting using the research as an inspiration for the final matted portraits.

Artists and portrait photographers such as Edward Hopper, Louise Brooks, Greg Gorman, Rankin, Yousuf Karsh and others as outlined in a separate spreadsheet will be referenced.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hollywood Lighting Assignment

Our assignment for the past two weeks in PHO 209 was to shoot, print and mat 8 images immolating the grand ole Hollywood photographers. The students had some awesome pictures this morning in class for critique. I really enjoyed this assignment.

If you want a Hollywood picture done, I'm your girl!

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