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P6 IMA FINAL

I was not granted appropriate weather for the shots I really wanted to to get with the exception of 2 days. During which I captured 2 images of the type I most wanted the get the trees with the streaked clouds and the ocean beach. I did enjoy creating all the images time of course always being a factor. I was not able to even do all the locations I wanted to do the light painting and the burning steel wool type shots. I also really really wanted to get a hyperlapse star trails shot but no clear skies for like two weeks so no go there..but I will still be paying attention after this project and class as my interest is not just for the purposes of an assignment or class. I feel that any kind of creative work has to be a personal pursuit if one really wants to excel in this field not just photography of course but anything artistic. I think experimenting and discovering problems and obstacles then finding solutions for the things that are pursued outside the bounds of assigned or contracted (paid) work can and will serve to make you more able to attain the confidence and experience necessary to be a successful Multi Media Designer and artist of whatever particular artistic focus one chooses to pursue.

No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
Alexander Pope

X4 Professional Practices

Erik Bishoff is a experienced Eugene Oregon Wedding Photographer, Commercial Photographer, Architecture Photographer and Freelance Photojournalist. He has covered over 85 weddings and NCAA sporting events, dozens of architecture and real estate projects, and hundreds lifestyle and portrait shoots since starting his business in 2005.

I’d like to point out that Erik has a formal education in Photography and Architectural Design. A rigorous seven years Erik holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Oregon where he got his start in Photojournalism and Fine Art Photography. Then he went on to receive a Master of Architecture, also from the University of Oregon, in 2008. Since he has worked both as an Intern Architect and a Design and Planning Professional while working summers as a Wedding Photographer. Erik is now a full time photographer with an emphasis in event photography, architecture photography, photojournalism and commercial photography.

In the lecture I attended On the Lane Campus on November 13 @4pm in the Commons room in building 17. I was surprised to see that it was full room to see him and here him speak on his experiences in photography particularly architectural photography with the CANON 16MM tilt/shift lens. He spoke of his own experience with the lens and how he used it in his work mostly architectural. He also showed us a few Youtube videos about tilt shift lenses and their uses. One in particular was its use in making panoramas without having to move the camera and simply using the mechanical shift aspect function of the lens to achieve correct perspective panoramas without the need to correct perspective in Photoshop in post processing. This was of great interest since on of the detracting visual aspects of panoramas is the curved and distorted perspectives that are present in them. I like wide landscape shots and wouldn’t have thought of the tilt/shift lens as something to use for panoramas until Erik discussed it in his lecture.

I also appreciated his description of the photography industry and that it is not an easy field to make money in that you need to be versatile and a problem solver to really have consistent and good paying work. As well as explaining that it is time consuming that he often visits locations at different times of day and scouts it out just taking pictures with his iphone to get in his head what he wants to do when he takes his equipment to location. Also how a scene that he shoots for example of a hotel chain that didn’t work out or look right at he time of shooting. The time of day and glaring sun light made the shots he took look washed out and flat and the sky was devoid clouds also cars were parked in front of the hotel. He explains how he used HDR to had contrast and depth to the image as well Photoshoping in a puffy white cloud sky and editing out the cars in front of the hotel. This wasn’t new information that many advertisements are photoshopped and are not exactly true representations of the product, or place, or person. I like his real world experience and how he relayed that to us in a very real way no sugar coating and an emphasis on the work and challenges the exist when trying to  make a living in a competitive field.

P5_Image_Editing_Hyperlapse

My Audio Track:

Hyperlapse (also Walklapse, Spacelapse, Stop-Motion Time-lapse, Motion Timelapse, Moving Timelapse) is an exposure technique in time-lapse photography, in which the position of the camera is being changed between each exposure in order to create a tracking shot in timelapse sequences. In opposite to a simple motion timelapse – dolly shots, which are realized with short camera sliders; in hyperlapse photography, the camera is being moved through very long distances.

The term “hyperlapse” was first created by the American filmmaker, Dan Eckert. The term itself was essentially popularized and stamped by the video artist, Shahab Gabriel Behzumi and his video, “Berlin Hyper-Lapse”(2012)[1][2] [3] An inspiration from the director Godfrey Reggio and the famous Qatsi-Trilogy (Koyaanisqatsi at the Internet Movie Database,Powaqqatsi at the Internet Movie Database,Naqoyqatsi at the Internet Movie Database) is properly, as there is tried to reach a similar strongly pathetic impression. Godfrey Reggios exposures fall in the category Motion Timelapse.

I struggled with the cold to get this done. I have so many ideas for how to use this at some interesting locations. These can be so interesting to view since even thought they look like a regular timelapse. However a few significant differences are the thing images can be slow shutter speed creating movement within the frame as well a the lapse of time in a determined interval. Giving the effect of things appearing and disappearing or the sky seeming to change rapidly. Also the individual images are higher quality and still so unless blur is on purpose the hyperlapse is clear and vibrant in its imagery. I will be continuing to explore this photography technique hoping to produce some dynamic and visually exciting Hyperlapses.

Here are some professional examples:

Aesop Fable

I wanted to recored a fable because I like the stories of Aesop he was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if he ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. I could spend a great deal of time smoothing out my voice track, matching sound intensity, and creating better continuity in the track. As well as finding using high quality sounds I enjoyed this project even though I dislike my recorded voice. I can see how this kind of work can be compelling sound has such a tremendous effect on people can create such changes in mood.

Ken Rockwell

Ken Rockwell has been my go to for reviews on cameras and lens. He is a great source for all things Photography including tutorials, and links to places that have great deals. His site is advertising free he takes donations and plainly states that that is how is able to operate his site and support his family. His unbiased and real world reviews make the process of deciding whether to buy this or that so much easier.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/index.htm

https://twitter.com/KenRockwell

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About me

Hi,

My name is Anthony I have been trying to find my niche in the Digital Design field or rather find a focus in the field. I enjoy and have the most experience in Digital Photography. But have done graphic and web design as well and think that Web Design is a good place to focus. That will integrate photography as well as graphic design and require many different disciplines in the digital field. I am definitely going for the Multi Media Design degree as well as the Web Design Certificate. versatility in this field is indispensable and necessary for success in my opinion in the Digital design field. I have spoken to many people in the industry and have never once been told that you can learn too much about all that is involved in the creative process even art history going to art shows finding inspiration it is practically a way of life not just a job. The learning process never ends from new technology to just how an individual changes with time how they view themselves and the world around them finding a way to show what you see your interpretation of the world around us.

First Post

Hello World,

Kind of excited. This image was pretty boring in color but in black and white not so bad..

Thanks,

Anthony