Friday, May 6, 2011

Catching Up

So the end of NAIT has come.  After two years I have [hopefully] gotten a diploma in Photographic Technology. It has been four years in total and three institutions and two diplomas under my belt now.  There is a relief about being finished but the question "what do I do now?" lingers.  Although it may take some time to figure this out, I am sure the journey along the way will be a good one.

Our grad show was a success as many people attended and from what I heard enjoyed it a lot.  The venue and music was great and I was excited to see my work hung for the first time on a wall.  I would like to thank everyone who came out to see our work and to those who did not, you can still see the photos at the ARTery until Sunday May 8th.  

Now for the next week I will be traveling through beautiful British Columbia and will be uploading a whole schwack of photos from my trip once I get back.  I will be driving in my '79 Cutlass Supreme with my lady Colleen and visiting relatives along the way.  There will be tons of photo and video opportunities and I hope to share the experience.  

For now so long, I will be back soon.

Playing with Colleen's new extension tubes on my 75-300mm lens in my backyard. This cone was tiny, no bigger than a nickel.

And of course, Peanut Butter. Enjoying the outdoors.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dafodil "Fine Art" Assignment

One of my last "Fine Art" assignments had to do with time and space.  I did a study on dafodils blooming and wilting.  I tried using a fixed set up using white matt board and an on-camera flash which I bounced.

Cameras I Use

These are some of the cameras I use.

Canon 7D with lenses:
17-70mm Sigma
50mm 1.8II Canon
75-300mm Canon

Fujifilm Instax 210 Polaroid (thanks to Colleen)

Hasselblad (from NAIT, so not for much longer)

Yashica FX-3 Super with lenses:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Work Experience - NAIT Staff

During my two week work experience project for NAIT I took a bunch of photos from carpentry and machinist still lives to retirement parties.  These are some of my favorites from the hundreds that I took.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

NAIT Portfolio

These are the twelve images I chose for my Portfolio assignment for NAIT.  If we could have chosen any photos we have taken I would probably have made other choices but all photos had to be taken this semester which limited me.  The mark it received was disappointing as it was mainly based on the suspicion of lack of commitment, I completely disagree with this as I trudged through knee to waste deep snow to get many of these shots.  Regardless of marks, I believe these are decent shots and I hope that you like them.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Some First Year Assignments

Here are a few assignments I worked on in my first year at NAIT.

This was a "Glamourize and Deglamourize"project for digital, my real face is somewhere in between these two.

This may have been my first digital assignment ever, I made this small lego man large and in charge. Ready to destroy the city.

I had a Critique class and this was for "Light". It took me about fifty matches to get this down, I still think I could have gotten better, but I was running out of matches.

This was another Critique for a self portrait.  No photoshop to the flames, it was all on camera. Just a long exposure and a flash.

This was a photo reproduction of a Phillipe Halsman's photo of Salvador Dali.

I'm so glad that I found this photo, it is a scan of a print from two 4x5 negatives I mashed together in the print tunnel.  Originally black and white, I added a sepia toner to the final product.  One of my earliest photos from NAIT, it is still one of my favorite photos I have ever taken. (Especially because I developed, printed and toned it myself)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Diamond Properties for NAIT

These are a collection of photos I took for an assignment last year for NAIT.  I took them at the campground that my parents and two other couples purchased not too long ago.  It is right on the lake and surrounded by trees.