Thursday, February 21, 2008

I Buy Myself Flowers, Thank You Very Much

& I Shoot Them Myself, Too

(and yes, they really are that yellow. i broke off the rest of the bouquet's flowers for the budding pollen (shown) and dusted it around. and this is extremely rare for a photographer to give out their secrets, but at risk of looking over saturated from photoshop i must confess them.)

shot with a d300 & a 55mm with
an extension tube and pb-6 bellows for a 3:1 macro,
f22 @ 2 seconds

Monday, February 18, 2008

That's a Face!


& her lighting skills, not mine

Friday, February 15, 2008

Anatomical Heart

Shot on a light table with fill cards surrounding it
d300 with a 60mm 1:1
f8 @ 1/60th
iso 200

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Burn Peeled Back

if you can handle it:
please click for better viewing

i know this is probably a little more than any of you wanted to see; but i am getting ready to take an internship doing autopsy work. i figured i needed to practice with appropriate lighting for skin to show texture. this is therefore side lit from above on the right. thanks to tj for being strong enough to peel back his burn just to let me photograph it.

Canon 5d kit
iso 200 f5.6 @ 1/60th of a second

Monday, February 11, 2008

Macro Week 5

i'm an avid toothbrusher and because of it, have to update my toothbrushes almost monthly. i decided to shoot my last toothbrush before parting ways and replacing it.

shot on the BRAND NEW D300
with a 55mm and extension tube
f8 @ 1 second, iso 50

Friday, February 8, 2008

Take Your Best Guess!

these are all macro images, 4:1 or 5:1, so technically micro and way beyond lifesize.
shot on a d200 with a 60mm macro lens, an extension tube, and pb-5 bellows,
and assorted speedatron lights and fill cards. try and guess what they are!

1. a small dental tool with the mirror on one end. you can see three triangle ridges in the shot, across the actual tool there is 19 of them, and the tool is the size of my pinky. i hope that gives you an idea to how close up these are.

2. a coffee bean! the black line on the bottom is actually the ridge that goes across the middle of the coffee bean, although you can't see into it. so it's essentially just a sliver of the middle of it

3. a close up of a yellow shirt, where you cannot see any white thread, or any individual thread at all for that matter.

4. a close up of a block of cascade dishwasher detergent. it was supposed to be brand new, clean, and sterile, too. gross.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Our Classes are Much More Fun Than Yours

last week jennifer and i trecked around the zoo to make a slideshow with full audio and photographs for john's multimedia class. it's the winter so a lot of the exhibits are closed, but it was still lots of fun. the point of the assignment was to tell a narrative through ambient noise and no interviews, and of course photographs to help guide the story.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


this is rachael. she is much more beautiful than grainy photo perceives her to be.
1600 iso tmax black and white 35mm film @ f16, handheld at 1/20th.
shot on my grandfather's 1971 minolta.