Solar Eclipse

There's a solar eclipse coming on the first day of school.  That could be ominous, but I've decided that it's a pretty cool way to kick off the semester.  If you want to know more about it, check out this article by the LA times: http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-sci-solar-eclipse-2017-map/ However, there are a few important details: don't look at... Continue Reading →

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Food For Thought

I know that a lot of digital students are putting together their portfolios, and are also printing many of their images for the first time.  It can be a frustrating task for the uninitiated, but it is ultimately a really important one; even in the digital world with flickr, instagram, 500infinity, there are still some... Continue Reading →

More About Lenses

This week in my digital classes we went a baby step beyond understanding general apertures and depth-of-field and began discussing the possible lens variation in depth of field range depending on focal point.  Since I'd had some great email questions about understanding which lens to use, or what new lenses to buy, I also pointed... Continue Reading →

What Happened to Crime Photography?

This is something that we would have looked at in the Art History Survey of Photo class, but it got messed up in Eservices and almost no one could sign up. :( Instead, I'll post a link to some material that I would have added into my War and Crime photography lecture...it's got lots of interesting photos if you read the full article.

LensCulture Exposure Photography Award

The LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 aim to discover and showcase the world’s best contemporary photographers—including all genres of photography, from diverse cultures on every continent. Now in its 8th year, the competition will help photographers of all levels gain global recognition and move forward creatively and professionally. 44 photographers will be chosen for an Exposure Awards 2017... Continue Reading →

Light Painting

I showed my classes how using flash stencils, leds and cold cathodes could create some pretty cool effects. I was hoping to see some Halloween light paintings! Haven't seen any so far, so here's one from a class demo to get the ball rolling:

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