The Professor: Blog en-us (C) The Professor (The Professor) Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:58:00 GMT Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:58:00 GMT The Professor: Blog 120 60 FotoFest 2017  




]]> (The Professor) B&C Camera Benro CSN Canon Elinchrome FotoFest CSN 2017 Hahnemule Perception Gallery PhotoVideo EDU Profoto Shoot More Sigma Wescott Sat, 01 Apr 2017 16:14:39 GMT
Inspired: 3-10-2017 Hasan Elani

]]> (The Professor) Hasan Elani Inspired Shoot More Ted Talk Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Inspired: 3-6-2017

]]> (The Professor) ERWIN OLAF Inspired Shoot More Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Inspired: 3-3-2017

]]> (The Professor) Inspired Matthew Pillsbury Shoot More Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT
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)

]]> (The Professor) Inspired Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT
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

]]> (The Professor) Ground Control LUT Shoot More Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Inspired: 2-17-2017

]]> (The Professor) Inspired Richard Misrach Shoot More Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Really: 2-15-2017

From 2013, still wow.

]]> (The Professor) 60 seconds on the internet Inspired Shoot More Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Inspired: 2-13-2017

]]> (The Professor) Alfred Stieglitz Inspired Shoot More Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT
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.

]]> (The Professor) Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:48:04 GMT
Inspires: 2-10-2017

]]> (The Professor) Inspired Shoot More Stephen Wilkes Ted Talk Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT
WPPI 2017: post 1 What I know so far.

Scroll Down for the EXTRA CREDIT info.


]]> (The Professor) Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:04:00 GMT
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


]]> (The Professor) Heather Protz Inspired Magnum Photographers Robert Frank Shoot More Stephen Shore Todd Hido Walker Evans Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT
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!


]]> (The Professor) CSN Heather Protz WPPI Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:10:29 GMT
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.


]]> (The Professor) CSN Diptych Heather Protz Jacob Lucero Photoshop Shoot More Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:01:48 GMT
5 Photography Books 5 photography books you should have in your library.

• Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art Paperback – September 1, 1976

Robert Adams: Beauty in Photography: Essays in Defense of Traditional Values

• William Eggleston's Guide

• The Americans by Robert Frank, Link

• Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph: Fortieth-Anniversary Edition 40th ed. Edition

These are some of my go to books, and have been for many years. I find inspiration and more when I open the pages to these books. I'm sure you will as well.


]]> (The Professor) , "Diane Arbus" Heather Protz Inspired John Szarkowski Robert Adams Robert Frank Shoot More William Eggleston Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Exercise: 1-27-2017 Double Exposure/Multi Exposure:
Shooting two images (or more) in a single frame.

You will need to pre-visualize how the images will blend together. The placement of subjects, how busy the backgrounds are and more. Busy, busy can make a very chaotic finished image. Think busy scene and then a simple scene, try the reverse. Sometimes a little luck will work in your favor.

Darker scenes blend better many times. Lighter scenes you may blow out areas of information. This can work also, depending on what you want to say with your images. What do you want to say? Try shooting the darker scene and then the second exposure a lighter scene. Of course experiment. Light, light: Dark, dark: Light, dark: Keep a journal entry of what works so you can recreate your successes.

Here are some double exposure apps for your smart phone.
•Pic Blender Double Exposure
•Hipstamatic, (a favorite app of mine)
•Little Photo
•Adobe Photoshop Mix app

•Lets add to this list and share some examples of what we are creating.

Some of your DSLR’s and micro 4/3rds cameras have double exposure/multi exposure capabilities. Explore your manual for the information on what your camera is capable of doing.
Here is a list of cameras that have double exposure/multi exposure capability:

I have been exploring double exposures using the Fuji Instax Mini90. An Instant film camera and then scanning the prints to share online and to print larger. I have to say there is something nice about those little prints. I have also been adding the date on the back of the prints, I thought I would miss that piece of metadata later in the year.

You can create a double exposure effect using your editing skills after the shoot. You can do this in Photoshop and many apps for your smart phone.

Explore and have fun!!!

]]> (The Professor) Adobe Photoshop CSN Double Exposure Exercise Fuji Instax Mini90 Heather Protz Shoot More Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Inspired Over my sabbatical I explored and discovered many new artists and rediscovered a few from my past. John Berger who wrote Ways of Seeing A book that had much impact on me and many other visual artists died January 2, 2017. This has brought us many tributes on his vision and passion. If you have not read his book I recommend you do, here is a link on Amazon.

Austin Kleon has put together a link to the BBC television show from 1972 Ways of Seeing that the book was based on. Click Here.

Speaking of Austin Kleon he had a great impact on me over the past year his books Steal Like an Artist and Show your Work are fantastic! Pick up a copy and get inspired!  Here is a link to Austin's website.

Shoot More!


]]> (The Professor) Austin Kleon Heather Protz Inspired John Berger Shoot More Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Inspired: 1-20-2017

I'm working on mine right now. Success comes with a little thinking and planning. Get to it!

]]> (The Professor) Heather Protz Inspired Jenny Blake Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Expo Pass WPPI 2017 Hi Photographers here is a link to a free expo pass from our friends at B&C Camera.
Don't wait, sign up now!


Free Expo Pass Promo Code: EXIV425548


February 7th - 9th

Las Vegas Convention Center


Tuesday, February 7th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 8th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 9th 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

]]> (The Professor) B&C Camera EXPO PASS WPPI Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:32:06 GMT