Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shiny metal devils

My assignment this week in PHO 210 Formal Studio Lighting was to photograph shiny metal objects.

The task was to take a photo in the studio on campus of one 3-D and one 2-D object. We used a Hasselblad medium format camera and only one light source. One image had to be on grey paper and the other had to be using something with color.

Trust me when I tell you that it is very hard to control the highlights and shadows on a shiny metal object with a single light source.

I looked like a bag lady carrying all of my equipment, props, cameras, etc., from the car to the photography studio on the 3rd floor of the journalism building.

I am pretty sure that I will not be getting any product gigs in the near future....nor do I want any!

The pictures have been printed out with care and are awaiting to be torn apart verbally by both fellow students and the teacher.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lightbulb in the back room

Small odd things seem to capture my eye and my attention. In the back room of our building down town there is a large old light bulb hanging from the fixture. The windows from the room and other buldings from downtown are always reflected in this old bulb. It just facinates me.

There is a lightbulb contest on one of the sites I frequent. I decided I'd try to enter it. I know I haven't quite captured the uniqueness of the bulb but these are my best shots!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gene's Flea Market finds

You have not experienced Paris Texas until you have gone to Gene's Flea Market on a Saturday or Sunday morning.

Instead of shopping, I go on a Scavanger's Hunt for interesting photo opportunities.

The sellers and the lookers are very good spirited about pictures being taken.

Here are a few of my fabulous 'finds'!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

From my office window

I know I am probably the only one that does this but I was supposed to be doing something else this evening. Instead, I was sitting and looking out the window in my office. The lights were mesmerizing. I decided to pull out my camera and just see what I could take in such low light conditions and without a tripod.

This is downtown Paris. My version of street photography in a small town. Well, the images are different. But I did kill some time avoiding work!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snow in northeast Texas

I am glad we live in the South where snow is an anomaly. It is so much fun to go out and play in the white stuff and then come in and have a cup of hot tea. David and I went out Friday after the second snow storm blew through our area. We trudged out to the back of our property trying to out best the other in finding 'cool' places to take landscapes.

Well, here are my best shots. Can't wait to see what he comes up with for snow landscapes!

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