This past weekend a friend and I decided to leave the stresses of our lives behind and venture to Northern Michigan for a much needed escape. We chose Nordhouse Dunes National Park as our destination and set out on the three hour drive, with only my camera, our tents, some books and my journal in the trunk.
When putting together these images I had one thing in mind; abstraction. Although some of the photos included and their subjects are comprehensible, there is still a common theme in all of them, and that is the abstraction created by natural and unnatural lines and the shading that goes along with them. I wanted to showcase a different part of what is normally seen when looking at the world, the subjects that are so often overlooked and not cared about when going through your daily life. Another goal I had when photographing these abstractions was using only a 50mm lens for the duration of the project. Besides the piece, “Seeing Shapes,” which was shot on my iPhone, everything was shot using only my cheap 50mm. This idea of using only a “nifty fifty” came from the work of Cartier Bresson, who would often walk around large city spaces with only his 50mm in order to get to know his subjects better before photographing them. Although my photographs are not of people like Bresson's often were, I was still forced to get up close and personal with these inanimate “subjects” in order to fully understand what I was photographing before I did so. With this in mind, the art and textures that shadows create are something i've always been fascinated with, and this collection is just the beginning of what I feel shadows have to show us.
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The following is my first compiled collection of images in print form. Sadly, I couldn't upload the entire .pdf because the file was too big so please feel free to scroll through. If you're interested in purchasing a hard copy or a copy of the pdf, please send me a message on the contact page (upper right).
After impulsively buying a skateboard for myself, I decided to venture along with some friends to try and photograph an average night through an MSU skateboarders perspective. Although most of the skateboarding industries photography revolves around taking pictures of the tricks themselves, I wanted to capture something that isn't seen as often, I wanted to show what it was like to watch and learn as the group practiced tricks and critiqued a move as they inevitably mastered it or failed trying.
This week I was hit with the question of how to watermark multiple photos at the same time. We all know you could go into photoshop and individually place your watermark onto each photo, but who has time for that? Certainly not me.
In this article we will talk about a few different methods, including doing a batch render in photoshop, and a few watermarking apps, finishing off with what I choose to do.