Archive for January, 2008

Documentary Photo

January 29, 2008

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Orphans — Nextipac Mexico

So last night was my first class of the spring semester @ OCC, this semester I am taking a course on documentary photography. Turns out we will be shooting all of the assignments on B&W film (FILM!) and printing on fiber based photo papers. Remember all those things I said about darkrooms in an earlier post? Well karma maybe?…
I called a friend of mine last night after class and borrowed a film 35mm camera, I don’t own one, my photos have been digital from the onset, except for the brief interlude of using a 35mm camera again for  an OCC photo class during my intro photo 120 / prerequisite class a few years ago.
Yes the above photos are digital, I spent about 3 hours on Saturday creating these presets to speed my B&W “digital” process.

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Night Time in Xining China

January 26, 2008

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Christi’s Dojo

January 25, 2008

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Christi teaching Karate to the Dutch @ 13,000 feet in Zeku Tibet.

Vaquero

January 25, 2008

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Tequila — Mexico

Mexico Random

January 24, 2008

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Playing with HDR

January 21, 2008

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I keep seeing examples of HDR images, so I thought I would give it a try. Some of the examples I see are awesome although most lack clarity and blacks, I am not sure how I feel about mine? It is kind of gimmicky and artsy but I can see the desire for the effect in some cases, later perhaps I will try a portrait?

Mao Zedong 毛泽东

January 19, 2008

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Forbidden City — Beijing China

Urban Tibet?

January 19, 2008

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The government is building 10’s of 1000’s of these homes for the Nomad Tibetans because it has been deemed that the Nomadic Herdsman and their Yaks are impacting the environment, causing desertification and in need of a more stable lifestyle. This is the future for the Nomadic peoples, no yards and no place for livestock or a garden. Very few employment opportunities, this “re-settlement” village is at 9800 feet on the Tibetan plateau and 75 miles from the nearest place that could be called a town or a 3 day commute for people that do not own a vehicle. This why I support groups like Amdo Craft & Global Nomad micro industries like these offer a chance and a way of life in a place that has few chance & a very tough way of life.

The Horse Guide

January 17, 2008

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Tibetan Plateau — September 2007

Market Place #2

January 16, 2008

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Street Vendor — Xining China