Thursday, September 30, 2010

Feral Cats in Commerce, TX

So last week I picked up a copy of the East Texan and was a little angry when I read about the feral cat article. They claim we do not have any program for feral cats when in fact two of our students from the wildlife program started a study over the summer. They captured and collared feral cats and now monitor their activities. They will put this data together to form some kind of plan for the control of feral cats in Commerce, TX. In the article the writer uses an English professor as the expert instead of the actual experts in the Biology department.

Check out the article here:
http://www.theeasttexan.com/program-aims-to-control-campus-cat-population-1.1598175

And this is the video filmed off campus and of domestic kittens being bottle fed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYu2irY9rXY

Arounder

This online magazine called Arounder gives travelers a detailed view at what a city has to offer like historical cathedrals, works of art, museums, local cafes, stores, mountain-top views, parks, and gardens. There are many different panoramas from all over the world for a sneak peek at a city of your choice.Check it out!

http://www.arounder.com/

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Assignment 4 - Real or not real?

Today I spent about one hour taking a few more photos and another three hours reviewing and editing. So here they are.





























Saturday, September 25, 2010

Project Stuff

Yesterday I went to Hobby Lobby and looked for some dollhouse furniture for my next assignment. I know it sounds complicated huh? Well here is the next assignment description:

"So the challenge is to build a small set in the studio. The most successful ones will most likely be architectural in some way, an interior space for example. Once you've built the set, try shooting it with a variety of lighting situations, from the most realistic to the most fantastic."


Some main inspirations on this project are:

James Casebere



Lori Nix


I spent about two hours researching some scenes I could create and about two at the store looking for some key items. Then about two hours total debating with my parents over some ideas I could use. Today I began working on all this in the studio. This took me about six hours So a rough estimate of about twelve hours grand total on this project so far. All that is left is the review and maybe a bit more in the studio.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Domino's Pizza Contest

I entered a contest for my own sake and as one of the class required contests to enter. Here is the photo I entered of my pizza.


I have been looking for more contests I could enter throughout the semester and I found this website http://www.photocompete.com/ and http://proofpositive.com/contest/photo-contests/ and more.

Light Modulation Research

These are all great pictures taken by some photographers using light modulation.

Daniele Cohen

Erik Hegre

Jackie Klingen

Ursula Berlot

Sara Grein

Phil Douglis


Assignment 3 - Light Modulation in the Wild

Natural lighting captured outside.