Friday, May 28, 2010

The Big Picture: Light Than Air

"Fill a lightweight material with hot air, helium or hydrogen, and you have a vessel that floats in the air. People around the world use balloons, blimps and airships for transportation, to conduct research, to deliver messages, to protest, and - mostly - for having fun. Collected here are recent photographs of balloons of all shapes, sizes and purposes - ranging from a child's toy to a football-field-sized research instrument, and much in between."

Check out the photos HERE

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Big Picture: Gulf Oil Spill Hits Shore

So that huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico finally hit shores in Louisiana. This oil spill is absolutely huge and disgusting. Check out some more shots of the spill and the shore line.

Check out the photos HERE

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Hi everyone,

Just wanted to mention that I made a few changes to the style of my blog and my website.
Feel free to let me know if you like them or not and by all means suggest what you think would look better!

Also I wanted to put this out there, I am looking for someone who knows how to code websites (html, css, flash). So if you know someone, or you are that someone, fire me an email at


Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Big Picture: Gulf Oil Spill

There are some powerful images of the Gulf Oil spill on "The Big Picture", a part of the Boston Globe. Check out the bottom two links to see a bunch of shots and some captions on the oil spill.

May 12/2010 Post
April 30/2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Photoshop: Dave Hill Effect

Hey everyone,

Here is an effect that some photographers use as their signature look, made most famous I believe by photographer Dave Hill. I tried out this tutorial here. Great tutorial by photoshop guru Scott Kelby.

Here are two shots, the after and before of the photoshop effect. Im not a pro, so you can probably do this better :P :

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Single Light Shooting

I find too often, even for me, I use the excuse "I dont have the right gear for that" or think that to take a good picture requires a bunch of different lights and gear. This photographer explains how you can take great photos with even just a speedlight on a lightstand and a shoot through umbrella. Wicked.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ashley Gilbertson: Iraq War Photographer

Hello all,

Sorry I havent posted for awhile, I have been busy. Quick update on my photography, I had a photo job today taking pictures for a non profit organization that put on a student summit at the University on the millennium development goals. Was great! The keynote speaker, a woman who survived the war in Sierra Leone, made me want to share real life accounts of war and photography.

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