FotoFest 2017





Inspired: 3-10-2017

Hasan Elani

Inspired: 3-6-2017

Inspired: 3-3-2017

Inspired: 2-24-2017

Student Favorites from the Who Are you Assignment.

Take a moment or two and explore some of the photographers on this list. The list is varied and interesting. I was inspired by the variety and quality of photographers you shared with me. Keep exploring!

Dorthea Lange  x5

Paul Nicklen

John Hyde

Jo-Anne McArthur

Alex Kolosvok

Samuel Richard

Nadia Meli

Imogen Cunningham


Tom Medvedich

Steve McCurry x3

Mathew Brady

Annie Leibovitz x4

Anne Geddes

John Sexton

Andrea Rapisarda

Todd Hido   (One of My Favorites)

Art Wolfe

Stephen Wilkes   (One of My Favorites)

Thomas Heaton

Mallory Walsh x2

Oscar Picazo

Veronique Yang

Mary Kay (Maria Kaimaki)

Benjamin Von Wong X2

Alison Wright

Jamey Price

Henri Cartier – Bresson

Edward Weston

Kat Irlin

Peter Lik

Nick Page

Lucien Hervé

Aaron Nace

Josh Rossi

Renee Robyn


Andreas Gursky x2     (One of My Favorites)

Tech: LUTs

Something to explore in Photoshop now that you know what it is.

Give this a try.


If you download some free LUTs  you can save them. The LUTs will pop up in the drop down menu rather than loading them from your desktop.

applications/photoshop CC 2015/Presets/3DLUTs on a Mac


c:Program Files\adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Presets\3DLUTs on a PC

Inspired: 2-17-2017

Really: 2-15-2017

Inspired: 2-13-2017

Peak Design Student Discounts

Hi Gang,
If you are interested in a Peak Design Bag you can get a 15% discount when checking out online by entering the PROMO CODE: PDStudent

I just bought the Everyday Sling. I will report back with my thoughts after some use.

Inspires: 2-10-2017

WPPI 2017: post 1

What I know so far.

Scroll Down for the EXTRA CREDIT info.


5 more photography books

5 more photography books you should have in your library.

• Walker Evans: American Photographs: Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Edition

• Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places: The Complete Works

• Todd Hido: Intimate Distance: Twenty-Five Years of Photographs, A Chronological Album

• Robert Adams: The New West

• Magnum Contact Sheets


Snappy Snappy: WPPI Extra Credit

WPPI Scavenger hunt of not BORING expo photos.
Capture dynamic, well exposed images of your WPPI adventure.


1) Make an image of the convention center.

2) Photograph a crowd. Remember not a boring crowd shot.

3) Photograph a crowd and within the image let us know where you are. An expo booth, a demonstration, listening to a lecture, Canon, Nikon, Epson, etc.

4) Photograph a dissected camera or lens.

5) Photograph a famous photographer. Get their name. When emailing me the images include the photographers name. you only get credit if you know their name.

6) Photograph your favorite booth and when emailing me the images tell me why it was your favorite booth.

7) Photograph a model.

8) Photograph the most interesting person you see. When emailing me the images tell my why you thought they were interesting.

9) Photograph someone with a BIG camera.

10) Make a WOW photo. Photograph something that is way cool. Use a cool technique in post processing of your photo. When I look at the photo I want to say wow.

• Email me your 10 images.
• Size them 2048 pixels on the long side 72ppi
• Save as .jpg, quality 10
• Title them your last name_ first initial_ image #.extension
    example: Smith_M_#2.jpg

Email to
In the subject line put your class and your name.

• 10 points extra credit.
• Must be emailed to me before 6PM, Wednesday, February 14.

Have Fun!


Inspired: 2-3-2017

A few of my classes have been working on diptychs this week. Thought I would share 2 videos about putting together a diptych. Get out and make one, or 10.

Images used in the first video were photographed by CSN student Jacob Lucero.


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