Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Brian Jungen is a Canadian artist specializing in 'found art'. Brian takes common every day objects and re-works them into the most incredible sculptures. There is an exhibition of his work currently at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Patrons are invited to take photos of the exhibit - not a common thing in an art gallery.I have this very cool app on my iPhone; it replicates the effect of photos taken with a cheap plastic camera commonly seen in the 60's. The photos have this found-in-the-back-of-the-desk-drawer-after-all-these-years quality. I took several shots of the 3 Brian Jungen sculptures on display at the AGA using this camera app - this is the first; a detail photo of 'Carapace'; constructed out of houshold garbage containers.
You can read more about Brian Jungen at:
and about his AGA exhibit at:
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
The editing process was quite minor in this case - the orange/red paint was mostly peeling off which is why it looks as it does. otherwise only a slight vibrancy and clarity adjustment has been made in Adobe Lightroom. Final cropping in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The sign is metal and has been painted over several times; each time with a slightly different colour of paint. In reality it's an unremarkable thing; not even something you'd take note of as you drive by. However in the digital age software will find colour where it exists in a photo and this is a good example.
The original photo was shot with the Canon G11. I loaded the photo into Adobe Lightroom 3.0 and pushed the vibrancy and saturation up to around + 90 and then cropped the photo. Then in Photoshop CS4 I used auto levels and auto curves to give me this image.
I think the end result looks like a modern abstract painting; I'm quite please with the result.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Canon G11; Cyanotype conversion via Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Thanks to colleague and friend Ian for the idea and the chance to participate in this project and for the chance to use the technology pioneered by Harold Edgerton.
All photos in this series taken with the Canon 5DII and Canon 24-105 f4 lens. Typically F8 at 2-3 second exposures; camera set to 'Bulb'. Camera mounted on Really Right Stuff ball head and Gitzo Explorer tripod. Canon 580EXII Flash mounted on-camera and set to Multi Mode. The room was almost totally dark for these ; Ian photographed against an all-black muslin backdrop.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
This past Saturday I had a photo published in the Edmonton Journal. You can see the photo and the write-up at:
This past week I had a chance to take some photos that were based on Edgerton's techniques. Modern Camera equipment allows us to easily do what was in Edgerton's day quite a feat. In the posts over the next couple of days I will explain the mission in detail.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The best part of this photo is the very shallow depth of field. Parker's face and the grass at her feet are in perfect focus while the immediate foreground and the terrain behind her is blurry. The eye tends to fix on the sharpest part of a photo; even though her face fills only about 10% of the frame this photo is all about Parker and her expression.
Canon 5dII with Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS Lens. ISO 200; lens set at 200mm; F3.2; shutter speed 1/640 sec. RAW file processed in Adobe Lightroom 3.0 with final edit in Adobe Photoshop 4.0.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
The lads were posed on a black backdrop. I used my Elinchrom Bx500 lights with 24" softboxes triggered by Pocket Wizard transmitters. Canon 5DII with 24-105 lens at 35mm; f16 @ 1/250 sec.