Monday, September 7, 2009



Saturday, September 5, 2009

Time Travel

I was able to talk my way into not only a press pass for the Wolfpack's season opener against USC, but onto the roof of Vaughn Towers to set up my gear for a time lapse. Equipped with my camera, a superclamp and universal ball head, a light stand and some sandbags, an intervalometer, some safety cables and a lot of gaffer's tape, I set up near a corner hoping to be shielded from the breeze a little bit. I was ready to go by 5 or so, shortly before people started filing into the stadium. After setting the controller to take a shot every 15 seconds, I just let it go. I returned after the post-game press conference to grab it. Tyler took the 1300 or so shots and turned them into a 40 second time lapse video of the entire day. Unfortunately the quality of the version posted on News 14 is not very good, but I haven't gotten around to uploading the HUGE full-res version yet.

Not too bad for my first attempt at a time lapse.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Yesterday I was sent to Durham to cover Duke's media availability before the season opens this weekend. Football Coach David Cutcliffe is one of the biggest reasons for any local media to be excited about the start of football season. I always enjoy attending a presser with him. They are often enlightening, and always entertaining.

After finishing up at Duke, I headed to NC Central for the same thing. The coach and a few players were on hand to talk about the upcoming season, particularly the season opener against Hampton University in VA. The press turnout for this was... well... yeah...

Monday, August 31, 2009

Recent browsing of local photojournalist Shawn Rocco's blog made me decide to sort through a few of the cell phone pictures I've taken. Since my mediocre cell phone has an even less astounding camera I rarely use it. I did, however, manage to find a few photos on it.

Admittedly, they are not as inspired as Rocco's, whose cellular obscura project proves that thousands of dollars in camera gear are not a requisite for quality photographs. Seeing how much he is able to do with so little (read: Motorola E815), at the very least, prompted me to look through my cell phone gallery and post a few of the shots here.

Note: in case I haven't been clear, I strongly urge everyone to check out his blog.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Mike brought one of his co-workers to the show at Berkeley. After talking for a bit I find out he is also a photographer of sorts. We decided to hang out a few nights later and go shooting downtown. It was nice to get out of the house with my camera for the sole purpose of shooting. We hit up the railroad tracks just south of the downtown skyline (where I received some gnarly ant bites on my legs) and then headed to the north side of town where I knew of an abandoned building. It was dark so we opted for a few long exposure attempts.