April 17, 2013 § Leave a Comment
April 9, 2013 § Leave a Comment
As the title suggests, this photo was taken on student grade black and white film. Produced by the same company that is famous for Ilford products, Harmon Technology created this film as an affordable option. And at $2.50 a roll, I can’t complain. With good light, the film looks great. Here’s one of my dog Tucker.
March 29, 2013 § Leave a Comment
As part of my ongoing Free Portrait Project, I took a photo of a local musician. This is Sean. He specializes in mashups & digital sampling.
Follow my project as it develops: americanraw.tumblr.com
March 28, 2013 § 1 Comment
March 11, 2013 § 1 Comment
On February 13th, I woke up at 3 in the morning to catch an early flight to New York. After a quick layover in Denver, I landed in the big apple to spend the next few days with my lovely girlfriend. Even though my early childhood was spent living in Virginia, I had never made it to NY. Naturally, I brought a camera. Because of my style of photography, I only shot black and white film.
Please enjoy the New York experience through my eyes.
The full album can be found at: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjEhYCyD
January 6, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Over the last 3 months, my life has changed drastically. I went from strictly shooting photos, to small business consulting, to a brief stint working at Starbucks, and back to creative work. Currently I’m working part time with a company called Ioda Media doing art direction. The other half of the time, I’m doing some marketing gigs.
Anyway, here are some pictures from the last 3 months taken randomly on my Voigtländer Bessamatic.
And a few random portraits from the same roll…
December 23, 2012 § Leave a Comment
December 7, 2012 § Leave a Comment
The other day I had to shoot 6 photographs to finish a roll of film that I had loaded months earlier. Unfortunately this happens all to often when I start using a new camera. So I called up a friend of mine and walked around her neighborhood. It was a cloudy day, so the Kodak Portra 160 produced a pretty flat image, but the grain is so smooth. I need to use this camera more. The quality always impresses me. Here’s a fun picture from the 6.
Shot on a Mamiya 645E.
October 19, 2012 § Leave a Comment
A few days ago I read a blog post about the Brenizer Method. It’s a strange portrait technique where you take multiple pictures of your subject and stich them together. The camera settings and focus remain the same. Then simply do a photomerge in Photoshop, as if you were going to make a panorama. The results generally turn out as a wide-angle shot with extremely shallow depth of field.
This is my first attempt, and it doesn’t really do the effect justice. I’ll keep trying and get one up soon.