Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Apple announces final MacWorld, Steve Jobs won't deliver keynote


Engadget has reported the end of an era. This will change the whole "wait until after MacWorld to buy a new computer". I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Head over to Engadget and MacRumors to hear there thoughts.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Girl from iconic Great Depression photo: 'We were ashamed'




The photograph became an icon of the Great Depression: a migrant mother with her children burying their faces in her shoulder. Katherine McIntosh was 4 years old when the photo was snapped. She said it brought shame -- and determination -- to her family. For more about the photographer Dorthea Lange click here. To see more images from Lange click here.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Professional photography tips with Thomas


Quiet possibly one of the funniest photo related articles I've ever read. Click here for a good laugh.

iMovie Advice



As you may have already figured out iMovie can be rather unstable at times. After the last two multimedia II classes there are a few words of advice I'd like to offer the students. First off Save frequently (but not too frequently). I've found that if iMovie is going to crash on you it's usually when you're adding visual effects or titles so be sure to save before executing such actions. The problem is, if you save you can't undo to a point before the save. So my point is to save frequently but not after every little adjustment you make in your video. Secondly be prepared for iMovie to crash. That's just the way it is. Welcome to life with computers. Now go out and have some fun making videos.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Steve Aishman and the Phantom Zone


Steve Aishman is an artist who contributes to the Boston art blog Big Red and Shinny. His column is titled A report from the Phantom Zone where he often speaks on quirky yet prevalent issues in the art world. I've been a long time fan of his writing style and commentary of the art world. Check out his latest article titled "Our toys were our first art collections" soon to be featured in next moths Big Red and Shinny. For more articles By Steve Aishman subscribe to his RSS feed on his blog.

Allison Shockley at Mattress Factory


The latest of videos from Art Relish has Suellen Parker interviewing Allison Shockley about her newest photo creations. Click here to watch.

Crimes against the KISS Rule


If keeping it simple is the name of the game (or at least mine) RED is in severe violation. The new camera titled Scarlet from RED is what's called a DSMC (Digital Still and Motion Camera) and with over 2 Quadrillion variations I can't even begin to wrap my brain around this camera. With the over abundance of options and the super expensive price tag my patience with this camera is slim to none. But if you're a gear head you might want to check out the RED web site to brush up on the specs so that you can receive your photo dork badge at the next photo expo.

Memories, Nothing more than Memory


I made the dive today and finally upgraded my RAM for my laptop. Anyone who owns a Mac knows that if you buy the RAM from them you're going to be paying out the wazoo. Luckily the people over at Crucial offer some great deals on RAM. Not only are they cheap but they make it super easy to find the right RAM for your computer. I just purchased 4GB (2x2GB sticks) for $55.00! That's about $150 less than I would have payed if I had bought it from Apple. So Apple thanks for your well polished super awesome sexy products but RAMs RAM and I'm going elsewhere to buy it. If you're looking for a preformance boost in your Mac I highly recomend Crucial the memory experts.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

test interview with Brian Hall


This is an interview I conducted in my Multi media class at Gwinnett Tech. College. The interview is of the famous Brian Hall.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

David DeJonge photographs the surviving veterans of WWI


It's Veterans day and here's to all the great people who served and continue to serve. As we remember all of those great folk photographer David DeJonge is racing against the clock to take portraits of the last surviving WWI vets. to see his photo's click here. To read more about DeJonge's project click here to read the article on CNN.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sam Parker and Joe Tsambiras at Beep Beep

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On Saturday I made it out to Beep Beep Gallery to see this collaborative project by Sam Parker and Joe Tsambiras. The two spent eleven months working on this exhibition titled "Majestic Hours". The shows up for the rest of the month so check it out if you get a chance.

Danny Clinch at SCAD Atlanta.

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Last Thursday I was privileged to meet Danny Clinch before his lecture at SCAD Atlanta. Above is the video conducted by Michael David Murphy from Atlanta Celebrates Photography in conjunction with ArtRelish. Danny's style of commercial photography has always been one of my favorite photographers. You can see his amazing portfolio here.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

CS4 is gona Blow up like C4


Yay hooray yet another reason why Adobe Photoshop CS4 is going to be awesome. In this video you'll learn that most of CS4 is full of this certain feature called "magic". I can't wait to learn Photoshop all over again. To see the video click here.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Real Photoshop


So these cats made a real life version of Adobe Photoshops layout. I'm not sure if this is really cool or these folks just have WAY to much time on their hands. Either way check out their Flickr page to see images of how they did it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Change (present future tense)


Tonight history was made. I've participated in three elections in my life and never before have I experienced elections results like I have tonight. In my apartment complex I've heard people running down the halls crying, yelling and overall just celebrating. Out of all three of my elections I've never once heard people as exuberant as what I'm hearing now. With this election being as big as it is I can't help but reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s World House essay. If you haven't read it I'd recommend you take the time and do so now. Read, think and reflect on this historical day where Barack Obama has been nominated the President of the United States of America. Here is the World House Essay
and in pdf. format

Sunday, November 2, 2008

More about Twitter


Eight Ways Twitter will change your life.

"It seems that everyone is atwitter about Twitter. Yes, other microblog services with insufferably cute names, such as Pownce, Jaiku, and Plurk, are around. But Twitter has quickly become the de facto choice for creating really, really short blogs.

Twitter has grown by 600 percent in the past year, according to cofounder Biz Stone. Aside from telling the world what they're doing every blessed moment, people often use Twitter to drive traffic to Web sites or to promote products and services"
click here for the full article.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

James Nachtwey: War Photographer

IN THIS SCENE: James philosophizes on photography's importance and responsibility to humanity.

"Why photograph war? Is it possible to put an end to human behavior which has existed throughout history by means of photography? The proportions of that notion seem ridiculously out of balance yet that very idea has motivated me." - James Nachtwey

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mr. Pixel and Mrs. Grain

I couldn't help but post this. If you get these jokes you're probably a photo dork. Congratulations your merit badge is in the mail.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

'Twitter' Could Become Terrorist Tool


Well leave it to the folks at Fox News to scare the crap out of old people. Fox has reported on how the social web site Twitter can be used as Terrorist tool. Be sure to add that to the list of other tools such as: fingernail clippers, shampoo and water bottles, Sony Playstations and matches.
Click here to read the full article.

More from Le Flash


If you're still trying to figure out what exactly Le Flash is/was check out the latest video installment from ArtRelish.

Scenes from Le Flash from Art Relish on Vimeo.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Canon G10 gets reviewed, looks pretty sweet.


"The Powershot G10 is the latest version of Canon's most capable, serious and expensive compact camera. The G10 has a wealth of features that will appeal to the DSLR owner looking for a backup compact, or the enthusiast who wants DSLR functionality without the added bulk. At first glance the Canon G10 looks very similar to its popular predecessor, the G9, but as with that model, there are a number of key external and internal changes underneath the serious matt black exterior." click here for the full review.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Le Flash

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Last Friday night in Castleberry Hill I participated in the Le Flash art event. Despite the rain there was still a surprisingly strong turn out. I was part of a group that displayed video art as well a live interactive street fight via the Nintendo Wii. check out a few of the rainy photo's here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Flikr

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we all had issues iin class posting from Flickr yesterday in class. I went home and I think I have figured it out. So here is what I did:
1. In Flickr I clicked on Share then copied the embedded content
2. In Bloger I created a new post and then selected "edit Html" rather than Compose.
3. I then pasted the embedded content.
4. Switched back to "Compose" and whola my image appeared.
Hopefully this will work for all of you as well.

Blue Tower show


Hey I just uploaded photos from my thesis exhibition. click here to check them out.

DMG Home Show


Well I didn't win but I still enjoyed the opportunity. Thanks to everyone who voted for me.

Ocean of Noise now on Flickr


I just uploaded my series Ocean of Noise to Flickr. Check it out and leave me a comment.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

More Le Flash


This weekend we had another meeting about our video project that will part of the Le Flash project taking place next week. After running into numerous problems we've had to scrap the billboard idea (see previous post) and instead we've decided to build a projection screen. Our plan is to build the screen atop of the incline in the parking lot. Above is a photo of where the screen will be going. For more about Le Flash check out Art Relish's article about the event.

Video from Chicago

Good friend Walker Pickering took his students out for a gallery walk in Chicago. Walker Pickering always makes great video's that informs his viewers of his own real life incounters with the art world.

Wendy Given and Steve Aishman at Solomon Projects


Wendy Given’s “No Man’s Land” and Steve Aishman’s “Super Flowers” are at Solomon Projects through Nov. 29.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Vote for me.


I got an image in a show and if you vote for me I'll give you a high-five (thats like pure gold). My image is the one of the house so vote. deadline is Saturday.
VOTE HERE

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Early

I don't see many sunrises (outside of camping or waking up for a flight) but the sunrise in Atlanta sure is purdy like.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Le Flash


I'm currently planning to assist on projecting a live feed video of the Castleberry Hill Art stroll. This is a collaboration project that if pulled off successfully should be a great addition to the art strolls that take place every 4th Friday in Castleberry Hill.

ACP 10 Portfolio Walk

Saturday, Oct 11, 2008 was the ACP 10 Portfolio Walk. Out of hundreds of applicants, only 52 photographers were selected to participate in the ACP Portfolio Review this year. These photographers were given the opportunity to display their portfolios to a distinguished panel of reviewers.