Holga in the Lighting Studio

I’m still stuck on the idea of using a Holga in the lighting studio, and wanted to see if anyone else has done it. Found this comparison between a Holga and a Hasselblad 500C

http://greenstphotography.blogspot.com/2010/01/is-it-holga-or-is-it-hasselblad.html

Makes me want a Hasselblad…

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Daniel Golston

More on young, local talent. I grew up with Daniel – we were even ‘boyfriend & girlfriend’ in the fourth grade. To his dismay, I dumped him on the playground. The story has a happy ending though – as it turned out he likes boys, so we’ve settled on ‘besties’.

Daniel is studying fashion photography at the School of Visual Concepts in NYC, but he’s a globe-trotter in his off time. His travel photography is worth taking a look at. Enjoy!

Jordan Stead

As an aspiring designer, I feel it’s my duty to promote local creatives. I also hope they’ll be nice enough to return the favor one day [hah].

Jordan Stead is a friend of a friend. They recently teamed up to form ‘The Emerald Collective’ operating out of Seattle. I stumbled across these photos from the NYE Resolution show at WaMu Theater. As a huge NERO fan, I was drawn in by how well Jordan captured their style and energy. I also appreciate that he seems to have some intelligent commentary about the state of the Electronic music scene in the US. Enjoy!

Reading Assignment

Wow. There’s nothing I love more than reading 50 pages of technical writing. There’s a very specific reading format I like to  follow each time I have to do something like this:

(1) Start by flipping through the pages to see what’s in store.

(2) Progressively become more and more irritated that this lengthy pre-reading can’t be compressed in to three short sentences.

(3) Attempt to ‘skim’ 50 pages in 10 minutes, magically absorbing everything using that handy speed-reading technique you picked up in 7th grade accelerated reading.

(4) Allow the obsessive tendency to kick in…

and finally, (5) go back and carefully read through each ‘skimmed’ page, hoping to get by without dosing off more than a handful of times.

Forever-and-a-day-later, I can say I’m only a little bitter and picked up some handy camera knowledge that I could have used about 700 photos ago. All sarcasm aside, the reading had some good, comprehensive information to offer. I especially appreciated the short section at the end of the chapter covering aperture settings to apply to Part B of the assignment.