Thursday, February 26, 2009

Photos from Mothman and WIP

First things first.... I promised the folks from the Mothman trip that they would be able to download photos here.



Thank you to Mercedes, Kelly, and Josh Light for sharing the photos. The photos are zipped and can be downloaded from these links. Scroll down and click on the basic service, enter the security code and click download.

Field Trip #3 - Mothman.zip

Group Mothman.zip

Kelly's Photos.zip

Mercedes' Photos .zip

Josh Light Photos.zip

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So a few days back I promised you some Painting with Light Photos. Here are two photos that use the PWL method, but are comprised of two very different techniques. The beauty of these photos is that there is no play with Photoshop to create this images.



I would rather have a mind opened by wonder, then closed by belief.
~Gerry Spence
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Now I lay me down to sleep
Pray the lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
Pray the lord my soul to take

Hush little baby, don't say a word
And never mind that noise you heard
Its just the beast under your bed,
In your closet, in your head
-Metallica "Enter Sandman"

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Coming Back and Painting with Light

Hey Guys,

I am coming to State College in a few days. The long road trip is just about over. From New Jersey, to North Carolina, to Tennessee, to West Virginia and finally home sweet home. We are currently finishing up our Mothman event in Point Pleasant, WV. So the question comes down to...what do I with my week in half of free time? Photo shoot? Website development? Business planning? All of the f-ing above baby!!!

So I hope you guys have kept yourself busy. What have you guys been doing?

I stumbled upon an interesting website on Light Painting Photography. This has been a quite a fascination to me. When it comes photography there are several things that I search for. Above all, the one that thing that I watch out for is uniqueness. So when I was browsing through DIYPhotography, they had an article that lead me to this website: http://www.lightpaintphotography.com/

He actually write about his technique at this link.

I had some practice when it comes to PWL. It was something that was taught to me by a photographer. I will tease your eyes with some of the photographs in a few days.

Then, this site has some cool trick photography photos: http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/01/17/trick-photography-with-books-and-magazines/

Other then folks I have to get some much needed rest.

Take care all and see you in few days.

Much love,
Serg

Friday, February 06, 2009

Duty Calls

Unfortunately I was not able to put time into the studio today guys. We are preparing to leave for our next investigation. I would like to make it a goal to do a photo shoot before we leave. I would like to leave you with an interesting story.

http://www.frankejames.com.php5-10.websitetestlink.com/debate/?p=118

We shall meet again.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Photo Studio Day 5

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music: Ikarus - Mr. Brown & Ikarus - Pray to Different Gods

Now it is time to rest. I will reply to the emails that have been sent to me tomorrow.



From, The Prophet

"Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, and to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret."

Awaiting the next dream,
Serg

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Photo Studio Day 4

Like life, the experiment with wax and water did not go as I expected it. But, thats not exactly a bad thing. I was able to create some interesting, abstract images. I am still trying to find myself when it comes to abstract photography, but a really neat technique is to play with symmetry. Take a photo, duplicate it, reverse it and put it next to one another. The Rorschach images you get really start playing with your head as your mind starts to matrix meaning from the chaos.

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The final phase of the floor has begun. Now I am waiting for the gloss to try. Tomorrow I hope to build a rotating pulley system for the black curtains. I would also like to put up some photos from the 51-Word Challenge of Doom.

Did you remember to smile today?

Serg

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Photo Studio Day 3

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music: The Grates - Carve Your Name

Photos

Sometimes we split up to take a different path in life.


And sometimes photos don't need to have any meanings.


Xander was not harmed during the making of this video. In fact he got a walk and a treat after dancing.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Photo Studio Day 2

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music in background: Sigor Ros - Vio Spilum Endalaust

A photo I took during the Mothman episode. Dumped into Adobe Lightroom and created a series of these three gems? I was in a phase where I was playing around with mainly using two colors for the photo. Anyway, I am beat.








Think of something that you are thankful for right now.

All the best,
Serg

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Photo Studio Day 1

First and foremost, thank you to everyone that had nothing but the positive positive thoughts for us and the family a few days back.

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The following photos are from my old collection. The used to be my desktops. Enjoy them in no particular order.







Bring hope to the hopeless,
Serg