Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My New Nikon AF 50mm

Decided to purchase a f1.8 50mm lens for my trip to Kenya this summer. Here's just a couple of my first shots I've taken with it. I've been playing with my ISO as well for a little practice for more difficult lighting situations in Kenya. 

*The two pictures in the car are actually with my 10-24mm

Tried to capture it at 1/13. Couldn't quite pull it off.....

Monday, May 30, 2011

Shots from April

Didn't have time to dust these but I wanted to put them up anyways. Really busy with school and preparations for my trip to Kenya in a couple weeks. Forced the time for scanning these into my schedule because I couldn't stand looking at them just sitting there collecting dust. 

Hugs not drugs.
Dead Bird

Joey Early

Mark A. Lee

Scratch Ticket

Traffic Cones

Spring Sky

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Squashed Fruit Gum Project

Here's a small version of my Gum prints I did for my final. The process I printed them in is called Gum (Gum Bichromate). You first make 3 digital negatives for the image (you split the image in Photoshop into it's three colors red, green, and blue). For each negative there is a corresponding color of gum which you have to print it with. The three colors of gum you use are yellow, blue, and red. The average layers on the prints below is about 6. It takes approximately an hour to do each layer. Most of the time is spent waiting on the print to finish washing. I spent over 40 hours printing all of these. It was a really interesting experience and the more I printed the more I learned. I shot the pictures with my Yashica 124-G and scanned the film (Expired Fuji 160)

For those more interested in the concept, the project was a reaction to Edward Weston's "Nature Series"

 Hope you enjoy them!

Squashed Apple

Squashed Banana

Squashed Eggplant

Squashed Grapefruit

Squashed Orange

Squashed Red Pepper

Squashed Tomato

Squashed Watermelon

Squashed Yellow Pepper
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