Friday, December 12, 2008

Mizzou Shooting Team

This is my OTHER final project for my Electronic Photojournalism class. It's constructed entirely using flash. It is a work in progress to always work out the bugs and such, but its pretty complete as is. Enjoy.

Anachronism: Right place, wrong time

So my advanced techniques of photojournalism class comes to a close with a group final project. We stumbled upon this event through a friend of one of the group members. We all contributed with photos, sound, and production to produce what we think is relatively awesome project. Enjoy.

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Harvard v. Yale 2008

I got the opportunity to go to the Harvard v. Yale football game. It is one of, it not the oldest college sports rivalry in the United States. It's a huge event for both schools. Each school trades off every year hosting the game and this year it was at Harvard. It's a long way going from Big 12 football like Mizzou to ivy league Harvard and Yale but I enjoyed what little we saw. The wind brought the windchill factor down to roughly 10 degrees. Harvard's stadium is entirely cement, so sitting down literally sucked any heat you had right through your back end. We departed at the half to go warm up. Harvard defeated Yale 10-0 in the 125th meeting of the two teams.

Photo © Jason Lenhart

Photo © Jason Lenhart

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Multiple Flash

This is a photo from my group's final project event. It shows relatively good use of multiple flash technique. With the help of Clare Becker and two handheld strobes, I was able to pop light from two different angles, making what you see here. I used a nikon SB800 TTL'd to the camera in my hand, while Clare had an SB900 set to fire off the flash from the SB800. Worked pretty well. You can see more photos from our project in a post soon to come. 

Photo © Jason Lenhart

Monday, December 1, 2008

Audio Slideshow

Photographer Robbie Cooper has just put out a very interesting video piece for the New York Times. You can check it out here.
I think this piece is a very different piece than we normally see. It sorta comes off the controversial CPOY winner, kids with guns. It's just another way to present an issue. Kids with Guns looked at the gun culture in america, this piece looks at our video game culture. Both present it in a very unique way. Cooper used a "red camera", a super hi resolution camera, and was able to make some amazing emotional portraits from frame graphs. I think it does a great job at looking at a different aspect of what is a largely discussed issue, and that is video games in society. Most times, it is debating whether or not they are violent, or lead to violent tendencies among kids. Cooper shows us just how focused and involved kids can be with video games and stays away from the violent debate.