Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New York New York

Sorry for my overly cliched titling of this post but when it comes to titles i don't tend to spend much time thinking about names.


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:-)


My apologies the following image is cropped. (Though it still looks pretty cool)

The Open Window

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Website!

I've finally set up an official flash based website which is where most of my new "Showable" work will be presented as newer, better photographs replace the old obsolete Images.

Please visit and let me know what you think.
Thank you!
--Steve

http://www.wix.com/steviespice/steve-shilling-2-photography

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Art Studio Class

First image: "What's New With Myspace?"
Second Image: Girl Pastelling

The first image is my friend who doesn't actually take Art Studio as a class but always liked to hang out in the art room with us when we had it. Whenever he got bored he'd always say "What's new with myspace?" and he'd hop on the computer.
Disclaimer: Myspace is evil!

The second image is of my friend working on her pastel work for the class. If I remember correctly she's working on either her landscape drawing which turned out quite well or her self portrait which is shaping out to be even better than her landscape. I'm excited to see how it turns out.

The Hip Hangout


Music club... nuff said.
lol
My friend stole my hat... or I put it on him, both are possible. Music club senior year was pretty slow moving
. I entertained myself by being obnoxious and taking pictures instead of taking part in whatever "deep discussion" was taking place here...pfft

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hanging


This is a medium format shot I took with an extremely old Voigtlander Brilliant. The camera dates back to circa the early 1932
To be honest I'm surprised anything came out at all.
I also used a very very old type of developer and no scheduling whatsoever for the film processing.
All was done in my basement and kitchen.
The skeletons were projects for my senior year Anatomy and Physiology class. Three groups created human skeletons mostly out of model magic. Me and my two parters decided to take on the challenge of piecing together an old sheep skeleton.
Not so easy...
hahaha I had a lot of fun with it anyway and with how degraded the film appears they look relatively realistic.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Fence

This is an infrared image taken with my Canon EOS 20D with a HOYA 72R Infrared Filter.
I'm planning on including this image in my concentration section for my AP Photography submission.

Philadelphia

A dizzying 120 HOLGA image taken in philadelphia.
Figured I needed more film images and this is a recent image I've found to upload.

Chair


Chair
Originally uploaded by srtists13
One of my favorite objects in a nearby abandoned house.
Taken with film, scanned in print, then altered to give it a faux infrared film looking coloration.
Note: this is not an infrared image, there were no IR filters used.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Check this out, it's pretty cool.

If you've got a Flickr account or maybe something else you can create a cool little 3D photo gallery.
Not the best resolution of the image in fullscreen mode but that's what ya get for free online service sometimes. Actually, not the best resolution in small screen mode either, but I know a few people who use it because it's free, convenient, and whatever.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cliche


Cliche
Originally uploaded by srtists13
DIGITAL

Image Stats:
1/8 sec
f/1.8
ISO 100
50 mm

Really cliched lighting scenario... oddly enough naturally occurring.
:-D

Off


Off
Originally uploaded by srtists13
DIGITAL

Image Stats:
1/90 sec
f/2.8
ISO 100
50 mm

After I took this shot I tried to change the light switch to "On" so i could get the whole juxtaposition thing goin on. I figured it wouldn't budge and i was right besides, I think there's much more of a story to be found if it's in the off position. It just sets more of a downcast mood.

Screw Excersize


Screw Excersize
Originally uploaded by srtists13
DIGITAL

Image Stats:
1/45 sec
f/2.0
ISO 200
50 mm

I think this is really funny being that it's in an old abandoned farmhouse.
I guess it was just dumped there after the house was abandoned cause i don't see Farmer Ted on the eliptical surrounded by cows...

A Bit of Light Reading


A Bit of Light Reading
Originally uploaded by srtists13
DIGITAL

Image Stats:
1/45 sec
f/3.5
ISO 200
50 mm

When I first approached these I expected them all to be dirty magazines that were amassed by a bunch of teenage guys. However, they turned out to be family magazines and bunches of National Geographic issues.

Broken Crate


Broken Crate
Originally uploaded by srtists13
DIGITAL
Image Stats:
1/180 sec
f/4.0
ISO 200
50 mm

Story to come...

Abandoned Farm


Abandoned Farmhouse
Originally uploaded by srtists13
DIGITAL

Image Stats:
1/45 sec
f/2.0
ISO 200
50 mm

I found this awesome abandoned farm while driving around my home town. There was so much broken glass and nails on the ground I'm amazed I didn't get my foot stabbed. Thank goodness for boots!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Soft Footbridge


Soft Footbridge
Originally uploaded by srtists13
DIGITAL

From atop a bridge one can see in the distance a small path leading through the woods opening up to a small stone footbridge surrounded by algae. As I exited the path it opened right up to reveal the footbridge, so I started to take pictures because I found the placement of the footbridge to be quite aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. I was experimenting with a new technique I thought of in order to get an image to appear both in focus and out of focus at the same time. The outcome is an easily recognizable image with areas of sharpness and areas of softness without loosing any substantial detail. My reason for using this technique is because the lighting of the area combined with the algae and the stone textures created an image with a high amount of contrast. As I looked at the bridge from afar it gave me this very warm feeling involving clich├ęd images of meetings between young men and women. In addition to my imagination, the surrounding trees were yellowish green at the time and created an overall warm glow when viewed from a distance. When taking pictures I realized that this soft quality was lost in the up close image. My solution was to take the picture with an extended shutter speed of around three – four seconds and while the shutter was open rotate the focusing ring on my lens. The image was in focus when the shutter was first opened, then at around two seconds I began to rotate the focusing ring so that it would focus slightly closer and then slightly farther than the initial image. Using this technique I found I was able to return the soft, warm, glowing effect I was looking for.

Waterfall


Waterfall
Originally uploaded by srtists13
DIGITAL

Taken: 2/18/2008
Part of series: ABSTRACTIONS

In New Jersey there is a relatively small lake that lies within the property lines of the quaint historical village of Batsto. The waters of this river flow beneath a small bridge that overlooks a quite beautiful horizon (when the conditions are right, of course). Here is where you'll find a small man made waterfall most likely generated to reduce the chance of flooding or the redirection of water. Anyways, I was attempting to lean over and capture an image of the underside of the bridge when, through the lens-piece i say this image pop out before me, and with that my ABSTRACTIONS series was conceived.

My goal for this photograph was to eliminate the focal point and replace it with a focal plane. Rather than a specific point being the main area of interest the curving water acts as an expansive area of interest. When one squints the large areas of color and relatively similar values offer this image to take the appearance of a painting more than a photograph. Displaying it horizontally attributes a landscape effect to it, creating an image of rolling hills and a sky.

Feet


Feet
Originally uploaded by srtists13
DIGITAL

Taken: 3/30/2007
Part of Series: Abstractions

Another shot taken in Paris. The piece was conceptually based on the passage of time in a world that so often takes advantage of it.
The goal for this picture was to capture the motion of a crowd of people traveling on the steps while having only their feet still and clear in the photograph.
Since it was a busy day I knew I'd have no problem finding a crowd.
Again, this was taken with a point and shoot and I neglected to find out the shooting information.

The Warmth in Proximity


The Warmth in Proximity
Originally uploaded by srtists13
DIGITAL

Taken a while ago in Paris.
Part of a series: Abstractions

It was taken with a point and shoot so i didn't even think to check for the shooting information.
I do however remember that for having been in Paris they did not match the wine with the meal as well as i expected.
But, so it goes, it was a good meal nonetheless.

Digital Print (Taken with Sony DSC – T9) (printed at home)
With this image I attempted to use the glasses of wine to represent the curves of the human figure. Wine in and of itself is known as a sensual drink and the colors in the picture help activate the idea of warmth. The proximity of the two glasses combined with the warm colors is supposed to appear to activate a sensual environment.