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5 Day Black & White Challenge

The other day someone finally nominated me to do the black and white challenge. It was bound to  happen I suppose, but now I’ve actually got to figure out what photos to use! Maybe I’ll even shoot some new ones, just for this. I dunno, we’ll see. Anyway, without further ado… Day 1 I figured I […]

Sunski Summer In The Headlands

Let me tell you about Sunski, the Kickstarted sunglasses brand with some of the coolest shades around. It all started with a surf trip to Australia and the discovery of a few vintage shades by a guy named Tom. It just so happened that Tom and his friend Michael are product designers. A few years after that surf trip they […]

Large Format Film Photography

Filmy Wilmy Let’s talk about film. That wibbly wobbly, filmy wilmy stuff. Hipsters love it, technophobes cling to it, and the purists that swear by it never made it out of the 20th century anyway. I can’t wear my jeans that tight, I practically live with a power cord plugged into me, and I’ve broken way too […]

Atmospheric Reentry Into The Blogosphere

Hey everybody! Long lost Matt Kaiser here. Apologies for falling off the face of the blog-Earth for a while there. But I’m back now and we’re gonna have some awesome times together from here on out, promise. I don’t even know where to begin, there’s so many cool things to talk about. This was my last […]

Hello, Goodbye, & Until Next Time

Hey. Hi. Hello. Wow, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything here. But now the semester’s over and I’ve got time to do things again! So I figured I’d let all you wonderful people taking the time to read this know some of what’s been going. At Classes End Guess I’ll start here, […]

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The Visitor

The books sat on their shelves, perfectly aligned and wrapped in a blanket of dust earned from years of undisturbed slumber. It’d been a long time since anyone stepped through the front door of the Manor. Longer still since they visited where the books now rested and read the words so carefully inscribed on their […]

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Environmental Portraiture – Final Portfolio

Thursday (Halloween) was my last day for one of my classes this semester, Environmental Portraiture. Short review with the instructor of my final portfolio of images and I was free to go. Overall it was a great class and I really enjoyed it. I’ve collected together all the images into a single gallery and I […]

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A Strange(r) Problem

A couple Saturdays ago I did something very unusual; I went to the local farmer’s market. You’re probably thinking that’s not unusual at all, people do it all the time. Normally you’d be correct but this is me we’re talking about. Let me break it down for you: The Farmer’s Market is from 8 a.m. […]

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Railroad Portraits

We’ll start with the boring bit first today: these photos were taken on assignment for my Environmental Portraiture class this semester. One had to be done using a reflector and the other with a pocket strobe (aka speedlight, speedlite, flashgun, or whatever you want to call it). Originally I had planned on shooting these assignments on location during our in-class […]

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Scanography: Cookies & Crayons

“Scanography, also spelled scannography more commonly referred to as scanner photography, is the process of capturing digitized images of objects for the purpose of creating printable art using a flatbed “photo” scanner with a CCD (charge-coupled device) array capturing device.” – Wikipedia As another assignment from my class this summer (eventually I’m going to run out of these) we did scanography. You can see the lovely […]

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