Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mizzou Soccer v. Illinois

I got the opportunity to shoot some soccer on sunday. It was the first round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament. Mizzou defeated Evansville is the first game of the first round. After that was the fighting Illini (still not sure what an Illini is). The game ended up going to a roughly 6 player deep shootout. Mizzou was defeated.

Photo © Jason Lenhart

Photo © Jason Lenhart

Photo © Jason Lenhart

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Our next assignment, amidst the craziness that is CPOY, was our Fill/Balance assignment. Fill uses our handheld flashes to fill in the shadows. Rita uses a great example. If you had to photograph the shootout at the OK Corral, all you would get would be cowboy with shadowy faces. Their hats black out any light. We can fix that by popping some flash in there, emphasis on some. Too much looks bad, makes the photo flat and the lighting ratio is not believable. Turning down the flash makes a better photo.
The other part of the assignment is balance. This is where we balance the light inside, with the light outside. Often, when you see picture that are taken inside a dark place, anything outside, through any windows in the frame, is incredibly blown out. You expose for the inside, which is way to low for the light outside, so you loose any detail out the window (assuming you want what's out there. Blowing out the windows is a widely used technique, it can be very dramatic). You can fix that by exposing for the window light, and then using your flash to bring the inside to within a reasonable lighting ratio. Below is an example. While not the best, due my running around all crazy, and having overcast "soft-box days". The lighting ratio was not to drastic to begin with, but you can see that the inside, and out, are exposed near correct.

Photo © Jason Lenhart

Flash Project

This is my flash project from my Electronic Photojournalism class. We learn a lot about building websites and using tools, like flash, to create multimedia piece. I took this as an opportunity to call some photos that were rotting in my archives to action. The overall flash is a little cliché, but I like it for my first flash project.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Painting With Light

So this is the real assignment, not the class lab. Kat Oriez, Jakob Berr, Christine Martinez, and I all worked collectively to create these two photos. They are not composites or multiple exposure, but one continuos long exposure in which we literally "painted with light". It is/was one of the more enjoyable, artistically creative assignments we have done yet. The possibilities are endless.

Photo © Lenhart, Oriez, Berr, Martinez

Photo © Lenhart, Berr, Martinez

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Painting with light lab

These are the photos from our awesome lab. It may have been near freezing out, but we still had a good time cooking up dogs and then painting this little shack with light. Special thanks to all the painters who froze their asses off for the rest of us to get some photos.

Photo © Jason Lenhart

Photo © Jason Lenhart

That last photo was Phoebe's attempt to write out "ADV Fall 08" and then draw a camera.... the camera is pretty sweet no?