Since the beginning of class Vaughn has been telling us to make a blog and continue updating it. Things on the blog should include pictures I have taken for the class, current events in art twice a week, notes from class, and research inspirations for future projects. So right now I am going to let you in on some notes I have taken.
~Notes so far~
Some things to do:
- Make a blog, check!
- Make a list of goals, check.
- Make a website, check. www.hillsphototexas.com.
- Make a blurb book by the end of the year.
- Enter three shows or more. Some places to go www.artdeadline.com.
- Get supplies - lights, clamps, white cards, black cards, silver and gold matte board, good hard drive.
- Get a subscription to www.lynda.com.
Also Vaughn has made a class blog for us to keep updated on class stuff. It is www.tamucvw.blogspot.com, and another website to look at for class is www.wascovich.com/209. Two others to get inspiration from are www.tamucgrad.blogspot.com, www.somethingsstrange.blogspot.com, www.wascovich.tumblr.com, and www.fractionmagazine.com.
The first assignment was to start getting familiar with the studio by shooting a pot, a painting with texture, and something behind glass. The second assignment was to make interesting photographs of an egg, a piece of paper, and a glass of water. The third assignment is to photograph a white surface with light modulation in the studio and in the wild, also to find six photographers that did this. The last thing to do is to take a series of photos to make a funny movie. All these assignments will be posted here on this blog when they are finished. The first assignment was already posted.
For my first project on nature, Vaughn said I should narrow down my selection and read a book by Least Heat Moon called Prairie Earth. Another few I found that he wrote were Blue Highways and River Horse. I also found a great website www.naturephotographers.net
Now some photographers/artists to look at for inspiration:
- Randy Regier
- Henry Domke
- Tim Hawkinson
- Josef Sudek
- Irving Penn
- Harold Edgerton
- Ralph Goings
- David Bailey
- Odilon Redon
- Olivia Parker
- Jan Groover
- Laura Letinsky
- Frederick Sommer
- Paul Outerbridge
- Jonathan Harris
- James Casebere