Monday, October 29, 2018

Ocular Obstinance this Halloween!!

Tarleton Film Festival Ocular Obstinance from Knut Hybinette on Vimeo.

Tarleton Digital Media Studies
Presents
"Ocular Obstinance"
Wed October 31
Tarleton Art and Digital Media Studies student and alumni films, videos, animations, game designs, digital environment designs, experimental media ... and more!
Join us at Brazos Drive-In Theatre
Screening begins at dark
Arrive early to enter into our Halloween costume contest - everyone in costume qualifies!
Vote for your favorite student work for the
Audience Choice Award
Following the student work, stay for a Halloween-themed feature film double-screening.
Ticket proceeds will create new Tarleton student scholarships and events

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Project 3 The Edge of Vision

Left: Aaron Siskind. Gloucester 16 1944, 1944. (The Art Institute of Chicago, The Mary and Leigh Block). Right: Aaron Siskind. Jerome 21 1949, 1949. (The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Aaron Siskind)









"We constantly tend to misuse or misunderstand the term reality in relation to photographs.  The photograph itself is the only thing that is real." -Robert Heinecken

The purpose of this project is for you to explore a more abstract, or perhaps non objective view of photography.  At this point, all of our assignments have dealt with documenting some idea of the "self" or something tangible in the world.  For this assignment, I would like you to photograph a series of seven images, where in each image, only 30 percent or less of the image is recognizable as "something".

Think about limiting your focus to certain materials, locations, subject matter.  Try to avoid cliche subjects, I've seen a lot of close ups of flowers in my time as a professor and non of them were memorable.  There is no reason this series can't be as personal to you as the archive or documentary project.  Really show off your camera skills to make images.  

How can you take a series of photos that explore color and texture more than objective documentary?  How can you present a series that looks abstract but professional and by design, not a series of "mistake" shots?  While your photographs will be abstract, I want them to work together as a sequence.  Could your images be abstract but still touch upon subjects as loss, pain, desire, joy, etc? 

when is it due

Thursday 11/8 Exhibit 7 digital works, email to me your Lightroom contact sheet PDF of all the images shot for this assignment (minimum 70)


Barbara Kasten - Studio Construct

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 5, Intimate Life (due 10/30)


In the comment section below write a 150 word minimum response to Chapter 5 "Intimate Life" Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Which essay from the assigned chapter spoke to your own experience the most?  Summarize the main points of the essay and give a personal anecdote that elaborates on why this article spoke to you. Which essay made you think about photography in a new way, or spoke to experiences you may not have been as familiar with?  Did any of the work completely confuse you?  Which photographer(s) highlighted are you the most interested in?  Again, summarize the article and explain why this essay has reshaped your ideas about photography.

Amanda and Sarah will be leading the classroom discussion on Thursday 11/1

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 4, Something and Nothing (due 10/23)


In the comment section below write a 150 word minimum response to Chapter 4 "Something and Nothing" Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Which essay from the assigned chapter spoke to your own experience the most?  Summarize the main points of the essay and give a personal anecdote that elaborates on why this article spoke to you. Which essay made you think about photography in a new way, or spoke to experiences you may not have been as familiar with?  Did any of the work completely confuse you?  Which photographer(s) highlighted are you the most interested in?  Again, summarize the article and explain why this essay has reshaped your ideas about photography.

Andrew and Matthew will be leading the classroom discussion on Tuesday 10/23

Make a Contact Sheet in Lightroom

https://www.slrlounge.com/contact-sheets-how-to-make-them-in-lightroom/

Monday, October 15, 2018

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 3 - Deadpan (due 10/16)



In the comment section below write a 150 word minimum response to Chapter 3 that  includes the following topics in some order.  

Which essay from the assigned chapter spoke to your own experience the most?  Summarize the main points of the essay and give a personal anecdote that elaborates on why this article spoke to you. Which essay made you think about photography in a new way, or spoke to experiences you may not have been as familiar with?  Did any of the work completely confuse you?  Which photographer(s) highlighted are you the most interested in?  Again, summarize the article and explain why this essay has reshaped your ideas about photography.

Josh will be leading the classroom discussion on Tuesday 10/16

Advising season is upon us!


Remember to see your appointed advisor before your assigned date.  Please sign up for the classes you are assigned to take and for the love of God, do NOT ADVISE YOURSELF.  We have had problems with schedule mistakes with students not taking the classes they are supposed to and the school is cracking down on that.   If you want to advise yourself first, then just come to your advisor and we can check it over.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Times for Project 2 meetings this Thursday 10/11


Sarah 9:50
Magnolia 10:00
Leticia 10:10
Nicole 10:20
Haley 10:30
Amber 10:40
Josh 10:50
Marlluvia 11:00
Kadin 11:10
Andrew 11:20
Julie 11:30
Matt 11:40
Amanda 11:50


Meet in my office Room 164.  For everyone's benefit, please be on time. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Reading Assignment Blogpost - Chapter 2 - Once Upon a Time (due 10/11)



In the comment section below write a 150 word minimum response to Chapter 2 that  includes the following topics in some order.  

Which essay from the assigned chapter spoke to your own experience the most?  Summarize the main points of the essay and give a personal anecdote that elaborates on why this article spoke to you. Which essay made you think about photography in a new way, or spoke to experiences you may not have been as familiar with?  Did any of the work completely confuse you?  Which photographer(s) highlighted are you the most interested in?  Again, summarize the article and explain why this essay has reshaped your ideas about photography.

Amber and Haley will be leading the classroom discussion on Tuesday 10/9

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Instructions for Cyanotypes

Below is the instructions that come with the Photographers Formulary Cyanotype Kit

https://www.freestylephoto.biz/pdf/product_pdfs/formulary/Formulary_Cyanotype_070090.pdf

Basically it works as such

Find a darkish room, away from sunlight, Cover your table and hands
Mix equal parts solution A and B.  You will not need much to cover a couple sheets
Spread it over your paper using a foam brush, use up/down strokes and left/right
Let dry for like an hour
Place object or negative on paper in sunlight
Follow these times, but know this will require some trail and error
Wash in water for 5 minutes

Here are some other ideas for your amusement