Wednesday, June 11, 2008

So its been a while

Yea, Its been a while.

Here's the update.
I didn't get into Mass Art, I think mainly b/c I was trying to start in the spring and two because I too many photo credits and would have to retake a lot of classes.

So Long story SHORT.
After a lot of deliberation and changing my mind.

I decided to go to school at UNCG for the spring semester as a visiting student and took some art classes and a cinema class. I fell in love with the school and regained a new love for my home town of greensboro.
So. Again after a lot of thought, I decided to stay here and go to UNCG and get my BFA in Design. I wanted to do studio art but I figured having a degree in commercial photography and design would be a more lucrative decision in the long run.
I still plan to move to Boston after I finish my BFA degree... in like 3 or 4 years. haha

I am now interning at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in downtown greensboro. I LOVE it. I did my final photo shoot here for my photo class I took at UNCG and just became an intern. I am a documentary intern and document all the happenings and people here - along with doing many other things. One of my photos will actually be in the News and Record paper in the next week for the Urban Green Gardening that is happening here at Elsewhere. I am actually going to get credit for this internship at UNCG as well.
I am moving to Greensboro with a friend I met in my spring design class in August.

Life is moving forward. I'm really happy I've figured out what I'll be doing in a year... I didn't know where I was going to be or what I was going to be doing for a long time.

I'm terribly sorry I haven't updated... I'm kind of bad at keeping up blog willingly. Idk why.

Anyhow. I really miss RCC and everyone there!

I'll try and start updating more!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Massachusetts College of Art

I haven't posted in a long time.
I am hopefully going to find out where I will be living in a month this week.. but a letter in the mail from Massachusetts College of Art.

I had a great internship. I had a great summer and got a lot of great shots..I graduated in August and now have an Associate degree in Commercial Photography.

I work at Moe's southwest grill now waiting on this letter since september now.

I will hopefully move to Boston this month and Start at mass art in January.. if not I will stay here in NC for a while longer and work and then move to Boston in the spring. and hopefully start at Mass Art in the fall. as a junior.

that is what is going on in my life.
just thought I'd update.

I will post some of my recent work soon.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

BOSTON! the city.

I have been posting all of my photos in my other blog on wordpress, because its my more personal blog and the photos aren't really "professional" all the time, just about my trip and my experiences up here. I have posted TONs of photos as well.

but I thought I'd post some things to give you guys a taste of Boston and what not.
I have taken probably at least 6 gigs of photos or something.

I also have gotten to shoot some in the studio here (days on which they work on post work, I get to shoot in the studio and use whatever I want and work on my own photos/read photoshop books and practice! Its killer!) and have shot tons of the city. (( I will be posting in a different post - my stuff from the studio to some extent) I have tons of shots of strawberries with a macro lens of John's (my photographer) with daylight and fill... I'm stoked! ))
and snow!
all kinds of different things
but I'm going to post photos from when I got here to now.. all sorts of things.

the back of this building was so awesome... this was on the way to eat lunch off tremont st. my first day ( yes, tremont st in boston!)

this was the resturant in which we ate for lunch off tremont, called aquataine. it was a lovely french place. (I was feeling photojourn that.and I kind of have been since i've been here.)

this is Cathedral Catholic Church right near my aunt's apartment on Washington St.

this was inspired by Julia Dean. I was exploring around where I'm staying in Boston, In the south end and I saw this lady walking down the st across from me, she was this adorable old lady and I waited for her to walk right there and captured it. thank you julia dean! heh I also desaturated it some because it was so cold out, that is how it felt outside.

this was walking back from lunch... and I LOVE BROWNSTONES! and there are a billion one way st. signs and they always manage to get into all my shots. but I love these old buildings.

the view from the top of my Aunt's building! I LOVE BOSTON!

these following shots were shots from the first weekend I was there... walking to newbury st. - shopping central! its only a few blocks away - about a 20 mintue walk and it was lovely out. chilly but lovely..

this was walking down berkley st. to newbury st and this churck was beautiful with the way the sunlight was hitting it... I love this city. the sky was BEAUTIFUL that day.

this is Boston public library on dartmouth st. - heading back from newbury st..

the famous Trinity church! right across from the Boston Public Library.

a really cool reflective tall building right to the right of Trinity church... I didn't up the saturation or anything. It was that cyan that day.

SNOW! It snowed 8 inches almost 2 weeks ago now I think...

I shot this outside on the porch of my aunts apartment... and I used this really awesome "lomo" action I downloaded that makes your photos look cross-processed/ like you used a lomo camera.. I really like it but it only makes certian images look really cool - it doesn't just work on EVERYTHING. but anyhow.

*INTERNSHIP!*... the reason I'm in Boston in the first place. haha

This is where I work. Dock 25..... 25 drydock ave. in the marine industrail district in the Boston Design Center... right off the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal.

the entrance to the building... we are on the 6th floor!

** in the studio** part 1.

these are some shots I did of some left over apple blossoms from a shoot - that the stylist left here. they have an amazing little daylight section of the studio. with lovely old windows.. and amazing daylight.

lovely daylight and apple blossoms. <3

I didn't do TOO much editing on these, just levels and saturation adjustments really. nothing crazy.
BUT I have been learning A TON about photoshop and loving it. There are so many ways to do the same thing in photoshop, its riduclous!
I have read a few books they have up here and have been walking John and Steve do post work... I have been learning a ton about different tools and how to do things I kind of already know how to do - better in photoshop.
Its a great internship - the people are super nice and fun and I'm learing a ton and having great experiences.

<3 enjoy my photos and let me know what you all think!

I miss you all at school and I hope everyone else is enjoying their internship as well!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Goodbye Apt H in Asheboro, NC

I moved out of my apartment in Asheboro near school this past weekend..back to my parents house.. and I have lived there since May 06. ( I had moved there from another apartment in Asheboro..)

I am about to go to Boston for a 2 month internship that I'm totally stoked about.. and I needed to move out of my apartment in Asheboro to do that..

I took this photo last week while working at home on the computer for stuff for school around 4pm someday.
It really caught my eye for some reason.. the light was just really pretty coming in the way it was..

So I got my camera out and shot a few - like we photographers should do when we see something like that we would believe to make a great photo.. or we think should be a photo. Which, I know I don't do as often as I should. but.
I did it this time.

I desaturated it almost 50% in photoshop to give it a more interesting, graphic, older look. I like it.
Its a really simple photo but I didnt really have anything super interesting to post.. so I'm glad I shot these. =]

Its a simple photo... and a nice ending to this apartment that I called home for quite a while.

I will miss Asheboro but I'm totally excited about Boston.

I gave myself a goal to shoot at least one photo everyday while in Boston. and post it here or my other blog.
so keep a look out for Boston photos!

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Business Portrait (process post 4)

These are shots from the last shooting assignment for chuck.. we had to shoot a business portrait with working enviornment showing in the background and put it on a magazine cover in Indesign...

I was really stressed out and got this assignment via email from Chuck because he was sick.. so I called my dad up and asked if I could come photograph him at his office that afternoon. This his is actual office, how it was. He is a CPO at Starmount Company. I did all the type and what not by myself in indesign.. I found the smart money font!
I also should have added text to the side with his name and CFO of the year.. I did for print. I didn't turn it in like that but.. things could always be better like I always say. I was stressed and running low on time.. but I should have slowed down and thought about what I was shooting more. I also should have thought about the cover more and what to put on it.. but I spent a lot of time with this in indesign and tried to get the type nice so I didn't have to scan in a mast head of a magazine.

I shot it at my dads office in greensboro... I used alien bees and had a softbox to the left of the camera.. and kind of up high tilting down..
exposure: 1/60s @ f/9.5


These are some process photos..(I forgot to shoot some of my business portrait)

These photos were at our commerical classes field trip to Kreber on last monday in High Point.
We went with James' class and he gave us already shot product and we( our group of 5 of us) had to put it together and shoot 5 different shots for a 2 page spread... and here are the shots of our set up..

Here is the shot produced from this set-up at Kreber...

These are shots from Sarah's Canon 5d.
exposure: 1/80s @ f/9

we had a light bouncing on the left out of a v-board and another bounce board on the right of the table.. we also had a light coming through a duratrans in the window. I think the duratrans really helped save our shot(we were kind of in a rut with it and it was really bland and boring..) It really helped give it a sense of time and place.. and opened it up. Even though its not really in the shot much, but I think it really adds something. I made the pretty drinks!

Let me know what you think!

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