Archive for April 11th, 2012

Street Photography

Hello, everyone !

I hope you are enjoying the class, and getting ready for the final project!

I came across this and absolutely loved it. I am sure you talked about street photography in class, and I am sure Erik mentioned the Leica M9 and how street photographers prefer it for its quite shutter sound. The video is basically taken on a video camera attached to a Leica, and the photographer was walking around in NYC on a rainy day. So many UMBRELLAs ..

Here is the Video

I hope you like it.

Tip:
Please please please don’t underestimate the preparation part of the photostory. It’s never too early to start, and the sooner you talk to people, the better off you are. Last semester, I was planning to take several opportunities pretty early (That’s what I thought, at least), but I was still not able to arrange something with the people in charge. If you’re thinking about doing something with a facility, or a certain profession with a “serious” nature, be open to going through long processes, and lots of paperwork.

Good Luck! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need help with anything.

Steroids in Baseball

A scuffed and torn up baseball circled by syringes intending to show the negative effect of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs on the game of baseball. (Marco Mejia/SLU Photo)

I originally thought this would be a tougher assignment but, after some serious thought and a necessary explanation to our athletic trainer, I was able to get some old syringes in order to finish my frame.  This picture intends to show the negative effect of steroids and other PED’s on the game of baseball.  I feel like I was able to convey that message successfully.  I tried many different techniques in order to make this frame, including slowing the shutter speed to 10 seconds and fanning the subject with a faint light as Erik did with his pictures illustration.  In the end, I kept it simple and that was the best decision.


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Erik’s Twitter Feed

  • @onlineamber especially when the family in the seats right in front of me recline and crunch my knees moments after takeoff. Oww! 7 hours ago
  • Flying to Iquique from Santiago in Chile just got a lot slower with all the systems in the airport down. Handwritten boarding pass time. 10 hours ago
  • A mad dash through the Atlanta airport on my way to Santiago, Chile. 2 days ago
  • RT @ofadam: Today, I was asked why we charge for news by a college student. My answer was profound: a hand in each pocket, pulling the lini… 6 days ago
  • RT @nytimes: NYT's Tyler Hicks won a Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for these photos of a terrorist attack in Nairobi http://t… 1 week ago
  • RT @JamesEstrin: Congrats to @joshhaner for winning photo Pulitzer. A great photographer/editor and co founder of the Lens blog http://t.co… 1 week ago
  • RT @jmott78: I"m going to throw this term out there right now and if it sticks I just want #justinmott credit. Editing wedding photos=Wedit… 1 week ago
  • Ahh, at home on a Sunday evening with the @nytimes and a comfy chair. 1 week ago
  • @mattrothphoto plus how much dynamic range it has - same goes for the 600. Great sensors, hear that @NikonUSA? 1 week ago
  • RT @peterghoffman: Pretty excited to have work in Runner's World for the second month in a row. If you don't follow me on Instagram... http… 2 weeks ago

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