Thursday, June 26, 2008

Chronicles of a bored photographer, pt. 3

This one is technically not a post on my blog. I've started a blog for found photography. Basically, if you find any old negatives/prints/slides that you think are cool, scan them in and send them to me. I'll post them at the blog, which you can find at If you could tell me a bit of history about them, so much the better.

Right now, I've posted a 122 negative and a Kodachrome that I scanned in. Also, being the huge photo nerd that I am, there's a bit of info about the film type and how the photo would have been taken.

Samples? Of course:

122 neg crop

Check it out. Look for photos. Post them on the blog.

If you want to send me a photo, my email is dondeesten AT gmail DOT com

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chronicles of a bored photographer, pt. 2

Well, I'm at least trying to keep this up, even though I'm a day late...

There was a meet-up for Tulsa-area strobist folks, and while I'm not an avid reader of said blog, it's at least cool most of the time. So, I decided to go.

3-2-1 Smile

Corey (, the guy who set all this up, brought a few models for us to shoot. This one was shot outside, in natural light, with a reflector.


That would be Corey. He built a beauty dish out of a CD case and an old floodlight, and stuck his 580 in it. It created a really, really cool catch light in his eye.

Little Light

He then crawled into a drainage tunnel where there was a bit of concrete missing from the roof. We tried to do things with lights in here, but I was never really able to get a good one.

This whole experience makes me want to start building some kind of lighting setup. Maybe I will soon, who knows.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chronicles of a bored photographer, pt. 1

So, summer back home is less photography and more photofinishing. I got a job at Wolf Camera, and I haven't really been doing much actual photo work at all. Which is sad.

But! To keep myself doing SOMETHING, I've decided to do regular twice-weekly updates of this thing. Every Monday and Thursday, I'll have at least one photo and mediocre commentary. Hopefully, this will keep me thinking about actually shooting.

Today's photo was actually taken about a month and a half ago.

When I was in Columbia, I saw Stars play a show at the Blue Note. I mostly went because a bunch of friends were going and I kinda liked the band. Turns out their live show was completely and totally mindblowing. They took my expectations, buried them alive and danced on their grave. No really. Plus, they had flowers.

I developed this film (Tri-X 400 @ 2400) in my laundry room. This is yet another reason I need to be shooting more: The laundrydarkroom is pretty amazing. It's very cool to be able to shoot, develop, scan and print all at my house. I kinda love it.

So, I'm hoping I'll be able to keep this up and not totally forget.