Photography: Minneapolis style.

MCTC

Featured Photo: June 30, 2010

Ru, using a strip box.

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Featured Photo: May 8, 2010

Studio Flash portrait.

Tech specs:

Canon 30D + Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS; Photogenic strobe (single) with a softbox. I don’t remember what power setting it was on.

1/125 at f/11.0; ISO 100. f=72mm

Thanks for looking.


Featured Photo: March 29, 2010

For lunch today, I went home to eat and instead of  driving back, I walked through Loring Park taking pictures on the way. A lot of then were snapshots were I would take the picture and move on without seeing how it looked. Here is one looking up at a tree silhouetted by the sun.

Tree in Loring Park, March 29, 2010

Tech Specs:

Canon 30D + Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS. 1/3200″ at f/8 and ISO 200. f=17mm.


Elements of Light: Color

This part of the Elements of Light is focus on the use of color as an accenting feature of shot.

In this shot, I used a bottle of Irish Manor Legendary Irish Cream Liqueur that the PHDI department has as a prop.

Irish Manor Legendary Irish Cream Liqueur

To light this shot, I used two lights, a main light and a color light. The main light is bare with a large scrim in front of it softening the light. The color light has two blue gels in front of it which both knocks down the amount of color, but also makes it a bit more intense. I also used is a reflector next to the color light and one next to the main light. Both reflect in the bottle providing form. (more…)


Medium Format: Dundas

I shot the following three shots with a medium format Mamiya 645 camera system. I used the following lenses 45mm f/2.8, 80mm f/2.8, 150mm f/4.

The assignment was to shoot a city and what better city to  use than the small town of Dundas, Minnesota. Instead of the typical city scenes, I shot along the Cannon River and go some nice landscapes within the city limits.

The first scene is on the river where a spring lets out into the river. The spring is farther up the hill and results in some nice open water.

Spring

The second scene is of the walk bridge between the east and west sides of Dundas.

Walk Bridge

The third scene is with the Archibald Mill.

Archibald Mill

Tech Specs:

Mamiya 645 with Ilford FP4+ (ASA 125) film. Shots were about f/11, 1/125 at ASA 125. For those that don’t know ASA is the same as ISO speed.


A bit of back lighting

In class yesterday, we were working with ratio (the difference between the true tone of a subject and it’s shadow side). Using a reflector, we filled in the shadow partially. In this case, I had a scrim in front of the hot light directly behind and slightly above the subject and had light bounce back onto the face of the clock.

A clock and a paint brush.

Technical Information:

Canon 30D + 17-85 IS. 1/20, f/6.3, ISO 200, f=85mm. Used a Lowel Omni Light with the barn doors wide open and a scrim in front of it. Relector was silver-color metal (maybe aluminum of some kind).

Big thanks to my “assistants” for this shot: Beth and Amanda.


Side lighting

I shot a few shots of wine glass and a liquor bottle in class today.

Side lighting with a hard light and closed barndoors.

Side light with a scrim and a reflector.


Featured Photo: October 16, 2009

Here, Keith Sand of western Wisconsin, sits at his maple syrup stand at the Minneapolis Farmers Market in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Canon 30D + 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 (or similar) + Canon 580 EX II; 1/250 @ f/18; ISO 400; f=48mm; Flash +1.5 EV: on-camera.


Featured Photo: October 15, 2009

Two people walk through the Minneapolis Farmers Market on  Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis, Minn. on July 12, 2009.

Two people walk through the Minneapolis Farmers Market on Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis, Minn. on July 12, 2009.

Click to enlarge.

RAW file. Canon 30D + 28-105mm 3.5-5.6? (or similar); 1/160 @ f/5.6; ISO 400; f=105; EV+.5 in Adobe Camera Raw.

Enjoy.


Associated Collegiate Press’s 26th Annual National College Summer Jounalism Workshops

Saturday:

2:20: I just got done shooting a video. Will try to get that bad boy up on YouTube soon. My partner was Jackie Cain of the Echo at St. Michael’s College in Vermont.

Earlier I had Burger King: double cheeseburger and a strawberry shake. Delicious as always. Nice walk down Washington Avenue.

10:20: After a delicious pizza and wings dinner last night, Andrea, Ben and I all headed out separate ways and I am now back at the U of M.

Sitting in with Ron Johnson again. This time: 10 design tips.

Friday

3:45:

Back with Ron Johnson of Indiana University. This time the workshop is on Fundamental News Design. Same room (Murphy 228) as with Joel Eisfelder.

Hopefully I’ll learn some good stuff to apply to City College News.

Ron Johnson on Fundamentals of News Design

Ron Johnson on Fundamentals of News Design

1:20:

After a delicious lunch at Dairy Queen, I am now sitting in on the “National Advertising & Your Newspaper” workshop with Joel Eisfelder of Campus Media Group.

Joel Eisfelder of Campus Media Group

Joel Eisfelder of Campus Media Group

10:50:

I’m currently at the “InDesign Tips to Improve Typography” session. Speaker is Ron Johnson of Indiana University.

Very interesting so far. Learning a lot and reinforcing what I already know, or thought I did.Ron Johnson Speaking

10:20:

David Brauer is speaking right now. Very interesting so far.

David Brauer of MinnPost.

David Brauer of MinnPost.

9:45:

I got here not that long ago and have registered. The Keynote speaker starts in 15 minutes. The speaker is MinnPost’s David Brauer. Will keep you readers updated as times goes by. Hopefully I’ll be learning about quite a few things here: Advertising, Layout/Graphic Design and some “cutting edge” audio/video techniques.


MCTC T Building

I took these photos yesterday for my intro photography class at MCTC.

Artist Statement:
In our busy lives, we can’t always stop to take a look around and see the photos in everyday life. Here I tried to capture interesting angles here at MCTC’s Technical Building.

Images:

I wanted this image to be a combination of line and space. I was fortunate to have both the lines of the ceiling and the ones of the pillars. I also think space is created nicely through the  receding forms of the pillars.  Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 0.4 seconds @ f/16; f = 30mm.

I wanted this image to be a combination of line and space. I was fortunate to have both the lines of the ceiling and the ones of the pillars. I also think space is created nicely through the receding forms of the pillars. Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 0.4 seconds @ f/16; f = 30mm.

As with the last image, I wanted to combine line and space, but also to show the outside. I was lucking enough to capture a bit of the outdoors as the windows were tinted enough to bring down the exposure and bring in detail of the windows.  Tech Specs:Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 0.4 seconds @ f/16; f = 28mm.

As with the last image, I wanted to combine line and space, but also to show the outside. I was lucking enough to capture a bit of the outdoors as the windows were tinted enough to bring down the exposure and bring in detail of the windows. Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 0.4 seconds @ f/16; f = 28mm.

Instead of focusing on line and space, I wanted to shoot with just line. Here I pointed the camera straight up  to get both the  “I-beams” and the skylights.  Tech Specs:Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 0.4 seconds @ f/16; f = 28mm.

Instead of focusing on line and space, I wanted to shoot with just line. Here I pointed the camera straight up to get both the “I-beams” and the skylights. Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 0.4 seconds @ f/16; f = 28mm.

I wanted to capture the I-beams again, but from a different angle, so I backed up as far as possible and got them from the side.  Tech Specs:Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 0.8 seconds @ f/16; f = 28mm.

I wanted to capture the I-beams again, but from a different angle, so I backed up as far as possible and got them from the side. Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 0.8 seconds @ f/16; f = 28mm.

One of the exits out of the T Building. Like the others, I chose not to include people in this picture.  Tech Specs:Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 1 second @ f/16; f = 28mm.

One of the exits out of the T Building. Like the others, I chose not to include people in this picture. Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 1 second @ f/16; f = 28mm.

Here I threw all the rules all of the rules out the window and just shot this as abstract art. (It was pointed out to me in class that I still kept the rule of thirds, but whatever.) Tech Specs:Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 1/16 seconds @ f/16; f = 40mm.

Here I threw all the rules all of the rules out the window and just shot this as abstract art. (It was pointed out to me in class that I still kept the rule of thirds, but whatever.) Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 1/16 seconds @ f/16; f = 40mm.

MCTC is full of nice-looking signs, here is one of them.  Tech Specs:Canon 30D  & Sigma 70-200 f/2.8; ISO 100; 0.6 seconds @ f/8.0; f = 135mm.

MCTC is full of nice-looking signs, here is one of them. Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Sigma 70-200 f/2.8; ISO 100; 0.6 seconds @ f/8.0; f = 135mm.

Another of MCTC’s signs.  Tech Specs:Canon 30D  & Sigma 70-200 f/2.8; ISO 100; 1/13 seconds @ f/8.0; f = 200mm.

Another of MCTC’s signs. Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Sigma 70-200 f/2.8; ISO 100; 1/13 seconds @ f/8.0; f = 200mm.

I noticed this rocking chair while shooting the rest of the T building. It was just sitting there, a bit alone.  Tech Specs:Canon 30D  & Sigma 70-200 f/2.8; ISO 100; 1/13 seconds @ f/4.0; f = 110mm.

I noticed this rocking chair while shooting the rest of the T building. It was just sitting there, a bit alone. Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Sigma 70-200 f/2.8; ISO 100; 1/13 seconds @ f/4.0; f = 110mm.

But wait, there’s more, here’s an HDR:

Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 1/6, 0.6 and 0.8 seconds @ f/16; f = 28mm.

Tech Specs: Canon 30D & Canon 28-105mm f/3.5 – 4.5; ISO 100; 1/6, 0.6 and 0.8 seconds @ f/16; f = 28mm.

I was bracketing for a good exposure between the windows and the light of the indoors when I realized that this would be an ideal candidate for an HDR image.

While not much is gained through the HDR, enough of the outside is exposed properly for this to work.

Thanks for looking and as always, comments/questions/concerns/critiques welcome.

– Caleb


Minneapolis Farmers Market

My next shoot was at the Minneapolis Farmers Market in Minneapolis, Minn. on July 12, 2009.

All photos taken with a combination of the following:

Canon 30D
Canon 28-105mm  f/3.5-f/4.5
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
Canon 580EX II

Thanks,

– Caleb


Minneapolis airport dog park

Hey guys,

My next update is a shoot I did at the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport dog park in south Minneapolis, Minn. on July 11, 2009.

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Thanks for looking,

– Caleb


More Saints game images

Here are four images from my edit of my “top” five images for the June 23 Saints game. Enjoy. You have seen two of them so far and will get another one tomorrow for the Fourth of July.

Pregame:

A young girl plays with an Elmo toy before a St. Paul Saints game on June 23, 2009.

A young girl plays with an Elmo toy before a St. Paul Saints game on June 23, 2009.

One from the game:

The Souix Falls Canaries right fielder slides to make a catch during a game against the Saint Paul Saints on June 23, 2009. The Saints won the game 12-3.

The Souix Falls Canaries right fielder slides to make a catch during a game against the Saint Paul Saints on June 23, 2009. The Saints won the game 12-3.

But wait, there’s more, here are two more images you have already seen, but larger and ready for the web.

Jacob Butler celebrating:

St. Paul Saints outfielder Jacob Butler celebrates with first-base coach Charlie Ruud after Butler hit his second of two home runs of the inning as part of an 11-run bottom-of-the-sixth for the Saints. The Saints beat the Sioux Falls Canaries 12-3, in part due to Butlers 5 RBI, on June 23 at Midway Stadium in Saint Paul. In celebration of Minnesota?s history in the Negro Leagues, both teams donned uniforms of past Negro League teams. The Saints wore the uniform of the Homestead (Penn.) Grays while the Canaries donned the uniform of the Newark (N.J.) Eagles.

St. Paul Saints outfielder Jacob Butler celebrates with first-base coach Charlie Ruud after Butler hit his second of two home runs of the inning as part of an 11-run bottom-of-the-sixth for the Saints. The Saints beat the Sioux Falls Canaries 12-3, in part due to Butlers 5 RBI, on June 23 at Midway Stadium in Saint Paul. In celebration of Minnesota?s history in the Negro Leagues, both teams donned uniforms of past Negro League teams. The Saints wore the uniform of the Homestead (Penn.) Grays while the Canaries donned the uniform of the Newark (N.J.) Eagles.

Mike Wylie pitching (recrop):

St. Paul Saints pitcher Mitch Wylie throws a fastball during a game againts the Souix Falls Canaries on June 23, 2009. Wylie pitched six innings, giving up just three runs, all in the first two innings, while striking out six batters. Wylie improved his record to 5-2 with the win.

St. Paul Saints pitcher Mitch Wylie throws a fastball during a game againts the Souix Falls Canaries on June 23, 2009. Wylie pitched six innings, giving up just three runs, all in the first two innings, while striking out six batters. Wylie improved his record to 5-2 with the win.

Thanks for looking,

– Caleb


Elements of Photography: Color

Just some stuff I submitted for class.

achromatic

achromatic

analogous

analogous

complementary

complementary

High Saturation

High Saturation

Low Saturation

Low Saturation

monochromatic

monochromatic

You may recognize the penultimate one as one submitted before.


Mitch Wylie pitches

Here is my first image from the Saints game.

St. Paul Saints pitcher Mitch Wylie during a game against the Sioux Falls Canaries on June 23, 2009.

St. Paul Saints pitcher Mitch Wylie during a game against the Sioux Falls Canaries on June 23, 2009.

St. Paul Saints pitcher Mitch Wylie during a game against the Sioux Falls Canaries on June 23, 2009. Wylie pitched six innings, giving up just three runs, all in the first two innings, while striking out six batters. Wylie improved his record to 5-2 with the win.

Tech specs:
Canon EOS 30D + 300 f/2.8L + Sigma 1.4x TC
1/3200 sec; f/4; ISO 400; 420 mm; 8:14 p.m.

More to come, including comedian and actor Bill Murray.

Thanks for looking; comments/questions/concerns welcome.


Featured on SaintsBaseball.com

Jacob Butler celebrates

St. Paul Saints outfielder Jacob Butler celebrates with first-base coach Charlie Ruud after Butler hit his second of two home runs of the inning as part of an 11-run bottom-of-the-sixth for the Saints. The Saints beat the Sioux Falls Canaries 12-3, in part due to Butlers 5 RBI, on June 23 at Midway Stadium in Saint Paul. In celebration of Minnesota’s history in the Negro Leagues, both teams donned uniforms of past Negro League teams. The Saints wore the uniform of the Homestead (Penn.) Grays while the Canaries donned the uniform of the Newark (N.J.) Eagles.

http://www.saintsbaseball.com/news/saintsnews/index.html?article_id=1011

More images to come at a later date.


Wrestling Nationals

I am down in Iowa. The weather is great. It was 77 degrees on the drive down.

I am here to photography the Division III Wrestling National Champions for Augsburg.

Hopefully I’ll be able to share some images as I take them. I’ll also try to get some featured images up from both the MIAC men’s championship and MCAC men’s championship games from this past weekend. St. Thomas beat Bethel in the MIAC and Minneapolis beat Rochester in the MCAC.


Featured Photo: February 19, 2009

One I took today at MCTC. From the skyway in between the Helland Center and the T-Building.

Minneapolis Skyline

35mm 1/2500 ISO 400 f/5.6


Featured Photo: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

This is a photo I took at MCTC’s student Success Day on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 in the skyway level of the Technical Building. It is a student relaxing their hands while receiving a message.

Relaxing Hands

Enjoy. I will update the blog with more featured photos as I take them.

– Caleb


My Journey Through Literature

My Journey Through Literature

Written for English 1110. It’s a literacy narrative.

Talks about some of the books I’ve read, etc.


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