Thursday, December 13, 2012

Adventures in Babysitting...

Photo shot 12/13...inspired by Lighting instructor Chris Callis' family Christmas cards.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lesson 8 - Outdoor Flash

James: 1/30 sec @ f6.3, strobe normal, background normal

James: 1/30 sec @ f6.3, strobe -1, background normal

James: . 1/60 @f5.6, strobe normal, background -1

James:  1/125 @f5.6, strobe normal, background -2


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Assignment 4- Three Light Setup



Our Lighting Setup


Inspiration ala George Hurrell (Thanks to Maggie for the find)




Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Assignment 3 - Laws of Light Portraits Using One Bulb

Serene Maggie
Serene Maggie: For this photo, I wanted to convey the emotion of serenity that I feel about Maggie. Using a single 250 watt light bulb, I positioned the light source behind a diffusion screen at the upper left hand side of the subject. We positioned a gold reflector at the lower right hand side of the subject. Using the Angle of Incident Equals the Angle of Reflection law of light, we reflected the diffused light from the 250 watt bulb onto the right hand side of Maggie's face, to create a warm, serene light. The Inverse Square Law is also shown in the falloff of light from right to left on Maggie's  shoulders. 
Tense Maggie

Tense Maggie: For this photo, the aim was to create the opposite emotion of serenity, or stress. By using the the Angle of Incident Equals the Angle of Reflection law of light, the main light source was positioned low to the ground, to the bottom left hand side of the subject. A small hand mirror was used to reflect a small patch of light onto Maggie's right eye. The resulting effect is an almost jack-o-lantern portrait in which the main features of the subject's face are broken up into various shaped shadows, resulting in a stressed out, unsettling effect. The Inverse Square Law is also shown in the falloff of light from right to left on Maggie's  shoulders. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Thanks to all who came...

Many many sincerest of thanks to all who stopped by the Souls group exhibition reception. It was a delight seeing each and every one of your bright and shining faces. Much love. Much much love to you all!!!




Saturday, June 16, 2012

Souls Exhibition reception details..

Come one, come all! July 19th is the opening reception for the Souls exhibition. I will have both old and new works on display. It's 5-7 p.m. at 209 East 23rd street. See y'all there!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Exhbition News

Hooray! I'm happy to announce that I'll have new work on exhibit in a Chelsea gallery during the month of July. Opening reception will be July 19th.
More details to follow...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

First year of Grad School: Done and Done!

Officially done with my first year of grad school. What. A. Year.
I'm quite honored to be surrounded by so many amazing artists and dear sweet new friends. It was an incredible year.
The following photo was taken on Manhattan Bridge last semester. I've recently been digging through my archives, pulling out photos I liked, but never fully edited.