Monday, December 17, 2012

David LaChapelle

A while ago I posted about my idol David LaChapelle. Well because of some unfortunate circumstances I was sadly unable to go to his seminar at photo expo this year. I did find out recently that he opened up a gallery in the city. Of course I went! I have to say compared to his usual work this was a lot different. His work is always very artistic, but this was a whole new level of work I have never seen from him. He still has that pop flare. These pieces were from his "Still Life" series. These pictures were so life like it was creepy. They had a presence unlike any other that I have ever felt on a picture. In the main building he had the celebrities. The pictures were taken after vandals broke into the National Wax Museum in Dublin in 2007. I really think it was interesting how he put the picecs back together and all the hidden meanings in all the pictures. There were some of the wax figures still intact that the vandals did not get to or purposely did not break. The second room was by far better than the first. A block away was a wide open room filled with all spiritual characters Jesus being one of them. In this room the last supper was brought to life through these photographs. LaChapelle has always had some religious symbolism in his work. It was what intially attracted me to his work. Also hidden in back of all of the wax pieces was a beautiful piece. It pretty much depicted where art has gone over the years and what it has now become. David LaChapelle will always be my favorite photographer and I look forward to seeing more work of his in the future.

Enjoy.
~Tiffany Lyn

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The MET

Recently I made a trip to see the Metropolitan Museum of Art. My friend told me there was an exhibit there called, Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. I was really excited to see this. Manipulation of negatives has always been something I have been interested in for a while. This semester I have learned how much fun it is to play around in the dark room. And sometimes I wish film was just as popular as digital. Jerry N. Uelsmann was one of the photographers who's work was displayed in this exhibit. I have recently been fasinated by his work after seeing how his process goes. I personally want to try it out myself. For those who are not familiar with his work his process is as follows: He takes several different negatives and sets them up on different enlargers. Then he exposes the photo paper for a few seconds on each. Finally he develops the image and it comes out really cool. To me that is a true work of art, when a photographer can put different images together and it still looks good. Well needless to say there was a lot of pictures in this exhibit where there was negative manipulation. 


After going to the museum I was really inspired to play around in the darkroom myself. I tried taking two negatives and putting them on top of each other and making my own picture. I will upload it soon and post it on here once my class ends for the semester. 
Enjoy!
~Tiffany Lyn 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Painting with Light....


Lately I have been way too busy with work and school to have any time to do any fun photo-shoots. But I had a low light project to do for both my digital 1 and film photography classes. I got inspired by Picasso's painting with light. Since I bought my new camera I have yet to do anything really experimental with it. I had one of my friends do this project with me. Here's a shot from the shoot, I will post more at a later date! 
Enjoy!
~Tiffany Lyn 

Monday, November 12, 2012

A lesson in motion...

Recently in my digital one class I had a project involving motion. We had to do panning, stop motion and blur. I had my friend Phil help me out with this one. I personally think it came out pretty cool. Also I did the best I could do since the hurricane had just hit a few days before this. Here are my shots, if you also look it follows a theme.
Enjoy!
~Tiffany Lyn


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Internet problems.

As you may or may not have known, recently where I live was hit by hurricane Sandy. My house got flooded because I live a block away from the water and the tide came up really high. I have been trying to get everything together but I am still unable to use my computer. One of my friend's let me post from their's. I also had to do all my recent project from their computer as well. This has been a huge annoyance, but I am thankful that nothing too bad happened to me. I will have new pictures soon of the storm and my last project.
Enjoy.
~Tiffany Lyn

Monday, October 22, 2012

Apologies





Lately I have been neglecting my blog. Sorry my life has been absolutely mayhem lately. I barely get a minute to myself anymore. But recently I did a project in my digital one class involving a "mock band" photoshoot. You had to shoot each artist individually doing what they love to do. I feel like I really did well with this project and had a lot of fun with it. My 2 friends and little brother all helped me out with this project. Here are a few of my images from the shoot. To explain a little, my one friend plays magic cards, my brother was a gamer and my other friend is an artist.
Enjoy.
~Tiffany Lyn

Saturday, October 13, 2012

CD project





About a week ago my one professor had us do a project in which we had to create a CD cover for a band. I picked Forever My Love's song titled Misery (500 days of Summer). I have fun with these concept photo-shoots. I didn't know I could've done more in photoshop so I will admit the pictures are a little boring. I was following the assignment completely so I hope I got a good grade. 
Here they are. 
Enjoy! 
~Tiffany Lyn 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Studio Visit

Jim Lennon is a creative advertising photographer. He has been working with many companies for over 30 years now. Some of his clients include: Nikon, Motorola, Pantone Color, Data Color, Peconic Bay Medical Center and many more. His work has been recognized with many awards from Kodak, the association of graphic art, and the Long Island Advertising Club and Graphic Design magazine. Jim is the vice president of the board of directors for Long Island Cares. 
About a week ago in my photography seminar class, we took a trip to Jim Lennon's studio. Being a photographer he touched upon a lot of things I struggle with. One of the biggest things being do not work for free. A lot of people think that photographers should not get paid and personally it's really aggravating. The studio was amazing he has this huge space with everything imaginable. I personally want to go back and really explore it. I love working in studios it's so much fun. He does everything from food photography to models. He has a lot of amazing work with a lot of huge named brands and companies. It was also nice to hear he works with a lot of charities and gives back. I like hearing photographers that are not just in it for the money but also give back to charities. I personally work with a no kill animal shelter and do work for them on the side. 
Jim Lennon Check him out his work is amazing and you will probably recognize some of the shots.
Enjoy.
~Tiffany Lyn 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Time Management

This week my professor asked me to write down everything I did every hour. The week was pretty crazy because I recently got hired to the Microsoft store and we had our grand opening on friday. I realized that my life has been taking over my job and sleep. I spent a lot of time at my job. I would say my time was managed pretty well because I got everything I had to do done. I couldn't really make any adjustments to my schedule. But to be honest I wouldn't change anything about it. I also made a really cool video for our grand opening. It was a little behind the scenes look at what goes on when opening a huge store like this. I'll post it once I finish editing it. We actually had to move our cars at one point on friday so we decided to walk passed one of the photographers and the crowd to hype everyone up. And on a very rare occasion I was in a picture. 
Enjoy.
~Tiffany Lyn

Monday, September 24, 2012

Smith's Point

Today I took a much needed trip to Smith's Point with my good friend Christian. Lucky for me he has a jeep so we went down all the cool off road spots. It was a lot of fun and I am really glad I brought my camera. Maybe next time I'll bring a towel to clean the dirt off the car. Here's a shot I did at one of the spots. I'll post the rest later on.
Enjoy!
~Tiffany Lyn

Saturday, September 22, 2012

After the Burial....

As I was going through my folders looking for pictures for my portfolio, I stumbled across these pictures I never posted. One of the last shows I shot at the Crazy Donkey was the Norma Jean tour. After the Burial was on of the bands on this show. Here are a few shots from their set.
Enjoy!










~Tiffany Lyn

Friday, September 21, 2012

Long Exposure

About a week ago I was working on a project for my digital materials and processes class about white balance. Just for the fun of it I decided to do a long exposure in Sayville on Main Street. I really liked the way it came out. I did some minor editing to make the light lines the focus of the picture but I love it regardless. I think I'm going to do another long exposure shoot sometime soon. But here is the final product of the other one. 
Enjoy! 
~Tiffany Lyn 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

My Idol

When I think of photography one name always comes to mind, David LaChapelle. (Not to be confused with Dave Chapelle, the comedian) He has been my most favorite photographer for years now and an inspiration to a lot of my work. Sometimes when I need some inspiration I'll just open one of his books and take a look of these crazy photographs he has created. On Tuesday one of my professors was telling me that David LaChapelle was going to be at the annual PDN PhotoPlus International Expo in the city. I could not have been more excited. I went on and signed up for the seminar he is doing and October 26th could not come fast enough! 
I won't post any of his pictures on my blog because I personally don't like when other people use my images without asking. But here is the link to his website, just check him out. David Lachapelle
Enjoy
~Tiffany Lyn 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thinking About The Future

I have decided after I finish my Associates at Suffolk Community College I want to go back to an art school for my Bachelors Fine Arts in Photography. I was looking at schools that offer this. The one that stuck out to me the most was Cooper Union. IF you get accepted you do not have to pay for tuition. With that being said it is one the hardest private schools to get into, but I am up for the challenge. All of my professors agreed I need to start working on my portfolio now. So I met with the head of the photography department at Suffolk to discuss my current work. I know for someone that has never taken an actual class in photography I do have a strong portfolio. He told me he liked what he saw but wanted to see more work. So he told me to take about 2 weeks to put together a folder with 200 of my best images. I have well over 50,000 images currently on my computer and more on my external harddrive. He also told me to be really critical on my work so now to go from 50,000 to 200 I see why he's giving me 2 weeks. I have decided to post a few of the images I am using. Some of these pictures I have never posted on here. Honestly I am not sure why.
Give me some feedback if you want. 
Enjoy! 
~Tiffany Lyn 







Monday, September 10, 2012

Back to School.

I recently just started going to Suffolk Community College to major in what else but photography. Finally I am doing what I am truly passionate in. For one of my classes I need to blog a few times a week so I figured instead of getting rid of this blog, I would just use this for that. Here you will see me grow more as an artist to become a true professional photographer. 
At the end of 2010 I decided I wanted to enter the Digital Photo Emerging Professionals contest. I had decided on a concept of a girl left in a snow storm. I was going for a really innocent look. I had so much fun turning my friend Wayne Herrschaft's studio into a winter wonderland. I also had the luck of having my friend Tracey model for me. Wayne had set up his 40D on a tripod to make a time lapse video as we set up everything and did the shoot. 
Here is the Video. Check it out because honestly the amount of work that goes into a photo-shoot is something everyone needs to see. I feel then you can truly appreciate the work for more than a photographer just pointing their camera at objects and taking pictures. 
Thank you again to EVERYONE involved in this shoot. Including: Wayne Herrschaft for letting me use his very expensive studio as my own place to experiment with my photography. Also for making this amazing video, so I will always remember this shoot. Tracey for being gorgeous and letting me do the most craziest things to her during photo-shoots over the last few years. And last but not least Mandy and Audrey for doing Tracey's makeup and hair! 
Well that's all for now but, I will leave you with a few shots from that shoot as well. 
Enjoy. 
~Tiffany Lyn 


Sunday, August 19, 2012

My Kingdom Music Video Stills











































At the end of May I was working on this music video with my friends of My Kingdom. Here are a bunch of stills I took from the zombie themed music video.
Enjoy!
~Tiffany Lyn