Sunday, February 20, 2011

This Week In The Kitchen

Rosemary chicken soup with roasted veggies and cous cous.

Saffron chicken and vegetable fried rice.

Tomato basil chicken with mushrooms and scallions.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Advanced Techniques: Classmate Portrait

Here is my first attempt at a studio portrait. Look below for lighting diagram.

Junior Jeremy Jardine throws his hands over his head to relax. Jardine describes his "happy place" as laying in the grass on a beautiful day.

I placed 2 soft boxes at even power 200Ws, one on either side of the subject, to create soft even light. To imitate real sunlight I placed a modeling light high in the back at 800Ws. I also used a white reflector angled over the subject to create more evenness. I shot f/22 and 1/30 at ISO 100. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

No Coast Valentines Day Massacre

Battle rappers and performers came together from all over the nation (and Canada) to compete in the No Coast Valentines Day Massacre Feb. 11th and 12th at Cafe Berlin.

Mr. Biscuit yells to Maniphest DestNE during the No Coast Valentines Day Massacre at Cafe Berlin.

Dallas and Hindu Rock face off before their battle on Saturday at Cafe Berlin

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Men's Basketball (Mizzou vs Oklahoma)

The Mizzou vs. Oklahoma game was in the afternoon which made for some nice light. The Mizzou Tigers won the game with a score of 84-61.

Junior Laurence Bowers shoots over three Oklahoma players.

Junior Steve Moore drives to the hoop.

Oklahoma head coach Jeff Capel argues with the referee.

Junior Ricardo Ratliffe goes for a shot against Oklahoma.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Timothy Archibald created a portrait series to examine and try to understand his son's autism. The light in the series was versatile. I found that mostly soft light was used to emphasize innocence and youth but it also integrated hard light to make some of the images more emotive. I think the subject and the photographer are revealed simultaneously in these portraits. Dimension and depth were created through this series by spending extensive time with the subject. The photographs are very intimate and feel natural. Some of the photos were staged and some were documentary style but each picture presented a representation of consciousness by the photographer. 

Photo by: Timothy Archibald
Photo by: Timothy Archibald

Photo by: Timothy Archibald

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Men's Basketball (Mizzou vs. Colorado)

Junior guard Marcus Denmon races past Colorado guard Levi Knutson

Junior Kim English trips on the court.

Assistant Coach Matt Zimmerman yells from the sidelines.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Night Light

Spencer Pearson works on his computer Wednesday night.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day: Outdoor Edition

The University has announced its third snow day due to an 18 inch snowfall. Students are taking advantage of the time off school by building igloos and snow forts. The roads are just beginning to clear up but most cars are buried under mounds of snow. At night downtown has been eerily empty resembling some sort of post-apocalyptic scene.

University maintenance workers shovel in front of the Reyonlds Journalism  Institute.

Senior Miles McGhee sits in an igloo on east campus.

Residents shovel an abandoned Tenth St. on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day: Indoor Edition

Columbia has declared a Weather Emergency and cancelled classes through Wednesday. Naturally, the snow has caused residents to cozy up indoors except for the occasional peek outside. With the pantry stocked and fleece blankets galore this blizzard has been a guilt free way to spend time just watching the snow pile up on the windowsill. 

Nadine Oelschlager takes her first peek out the window on Tuesday morning.

Homemade chicken curry with crispy potatoes over rice and garnished with cilantro.

Snow accumulation on the windowsill as of Tuesday evening.