Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Charlie Waite (Pt. 3): Film "Traveling Light"

A few years back Waite released an hour long film titled "Traveling Light". I haven't seen the entire thing yet, however the trailer is really good. The film documents Waite's travels across Europe. The twist is that Waite leaves all of his large expensive cameras at home and only brings with him a few compact cameras. Waite's point is that you don't need an expensive camera to capture interesting and beautiful pictures. Here is the trailer and some photos from his trip:

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Charlie Waite (Pt 2): Techniques

Square Format:

Waite is well know for his square format landscape photography. Unlike some he actually shoots with a square format camera instead of simply cropping in Photoshop  The square format tends to make these photos seem more simplistic.

Leading Lines:
Many of Waite's natural landscape shots make use of leading lines with things like trees, paths, and rolling hills.

Use of lighting:

Waite does an amazing job of using perfect lighting to make his images more dramatic.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Self Portrait: Then and Now

Here is a picture of me when I was young and one of me this year. Honestly, I don't think i've changed that much since I was younger. I still have the same personality. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Charlie Waite (Pt. 1)

For my quarterly independent research project I will be researching Charlie Waite and his landscape photography. 

Basic Biography:
Waite was born in England and worked in both theater and television for the first ten years of his professional life. After realizing that the acting business was too unreliable Waite decided to pursue an alternate career. After being introduced to photography at the age of 11 by his father, this seemed like the best option. Over his 30 year photography career Waite has become one of the most famous landscape photographers in England and also the world. His photographic style is very unique because of its spiritual quality of serenity. Today Waite can be found traveling around both the UK and North America lecturing and showing his work. He is most well know for his square 6x6cm Hasselblad kit using Fujichrome Velvia film stock.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Transfer Techniques

Last week in class we went over a few transfer techniques that might be useful to us this year. We tried emulsion transfers and Purell transfers. Transfer techniques are useful if you want to matte your photos on something other than paper. Here's an examples of a Purell transfer done in class: