Monday, April 27, 2009

Apologies for Delays and the Lazy Lightroom Edits

After an extremely long week I am finally able to post some pictures to a blog. The last week was writing a research paper as well as working in between. Luckily school is almost over and I will be on a full time quest for a story I want to cover in depth this summer. 
This week our Day in the Life paper was released featuring photography done by our staff for 24 hours. The following is the slide show featuring everything printed. Below that is a few things I shot that were my favorites of the day.

Top of Moo's Tower;
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Bobby B. at Work;
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Throwing Practice;
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Frisbee Practice;
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Bike Fixing
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Chris iphone-ing on top of Moos;
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Police Horse Mouth;
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Juggling shot from an awkward angle;
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Also on Thursday there was a group of protestors against having recruiting offices near/on campus. There was also a group protesting the protest guarding the recruitment office. These events took place;
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I like getting in the middle of it all when covering things like this. The problem is people think I'm on a certain side. The only thing I really want is good pictures in the end. Sometime soon I would love to have a full nights sleep, but it probably won't be this week.
*JA*

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ten Fitty

Been work'n my butt off to get things done lately. Lots of school and pictures in the near future. 
Benjamin Cubbard;
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Other then that I figured I'd show off a bunch of pictures I took around my apartment.
Home Sweet Home;
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Levi in the entryway;
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Caitlyn in the Kitchen;
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Drawin';
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It's a bird!;
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Joe playing his guitar;
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Joe totally impressed by my zoom h2 because its amazing;
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Emily looks pissed, Noodles just looks cute;
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Heather Studies;
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Just working hard to get to the end of the school year. I was able to listen to Brian Storm of Mediastorm.org for 2 1/2 hours. It was unbelievably inspiring and makes me want to do more in-depth stories. It also makes me feel better about the future of journalism.
*JA*

Monday, April 13, 2009

Rappers and Flowers, Flowers and Friends, Friendly-Fire

I did a shoot with Big Quarters last Tuesday during my busy week of picture taking. They were super fun to hang out with and we just did a shoot at Brandon's (left) apartment. Thanks to Chris Roberts for the light holding! The shoot took less time then it did to bus back which was hilarious with a body load of gear to haul.
Playing in the backyard;
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Strobin' and Tilt-Shiftn';
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Second floor gardening room;
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On Saturday afternoon my good friend Jason came down from Duluth. I finally was able to meet his friend Annie. They are so much fun together and we had a great time at the Como Zoo.
Just hangin' around;
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Cameras are fun;
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Jason being a great model;
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Annie embarrassed to have two guys simultaneously take pictures of her in public;
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Earlier that morning I went to Jordan Minnesota to cover the University's Paintball team who are going to nationals. I covered their practice and what an new experience that was! I was wearing a mask and could barely see through the viewfinder. I was pretty much no looking the 300/2.8, but luckily came out with some good stuff. 
I made an audio slideshow to commemorate the occasion;

The end of the school year is almost here and the adventure hasn't even begun.
*JA*

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Good Use of 60$

For a shoot I decided to rent a 24mm pc nikkor lens. I was really excited to try it out, but not excited to write a 1800$ deposit check(which would most definitely bounce). I had 2 shoots I used it for, but to get my money's worth I just kept shooting. It was inspiring to see things in a new way and I ended up taking 900 photos in 2 days. By the end of it my brain hurt and I was seeing real life in tilt shift perspective...
All of the following are from April 8th and had lazy Lightroom 2 adjustments without cropping.
Enjoy;
Surreal from the Daily;
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Moo's Tower;
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McNamara;
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Rec Center;
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TCF Stadium;
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Trains;
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Softball Vs. Northwestern;
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Frisbee Practice
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Minneapolis Skyline with I-35W;
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Dinkytown
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St. Anthony Maine;
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Mississippi;
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Stoney Arch Bridge;
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Views From the Bridge;
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Matt Mead;
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Joe Mollen;
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Sorry if this crashes your web browser;
*JA*