Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ciao Mambos - You should go!

Last night, I ventured down to Ciao Mambo's for a nice relaxing dinner.
It was fantastic, and these are the photos I took along the way.
After dinner, I went to my usual studying place, Off the Leaf, only one photo I took there worked out...
These are those photos :

As you see here, I am attempting to try new techniques that I have found on my camera.
I enjoy them =)

Trail Running - A cold experience.

After finally getting the chance to do this project, it would make sense that it would be absolutely freezing. Thank you Jessica for sticking it out and being my runner =)

My camera is not the greatest camera in the world, and as light was failing I was becoming concerned about actually being able to capture detail...
These are some of the photos I came up with with just some simple messing around of the camera.

This reminds me of a wraith..

That was the extremely cold experience of trail running...
The first photo is one that I see frequently in trail running, so I decided to copy it.. the rest were just me messing around with my camera..
if it had not been so cold I would have taken more photos.

Last Thursday's Post - Fun with cars in the snow & random photos

This photo is too dark, but i enjoy the contrast between the ground and the lights. 

I enjoy driving in this manner far too frequently, and again, my camera is not the most amazing camera in the world, and the subject of the photo is too dark. I am going to try to mess with it in photoshop and see if  can get more light out of it.

This is me riding my bike to and from classes.. it gets a bit cold...

These are just some starting photos, I am starting to play around with different angles and as I learn my camera more and more, I am hoping for better results..

Monday, January 25, 2010

Model Release Form

In exchange for consideration received, I hereby give permission to Grant Phillips to use my name and photographic likeness in all forms and media for advertising, trade, and any other lawful purposes.
Print Name:                                    
If Model is under 18:
I,                                     , am the parent/legal guardian of the individual named above, I have read this release and approve of its terms.
Print Name:                                    

Read more at NYIP - Model Release Form - A Basic Model Release Form for Use in Photography Sessions and Photo Shoots

Property Release Form

For valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned, being the legal owner of, or having full legal rights to permit use commercial use of photographs of, property designated at, Phillips Photography
hereby grant the undersigned photographer ("Photographer") , his/her legal representatives and successors, as well as persons and companies, including ShutterPoint Photography, acting with his/her permission, the irrevocable right and permission, throughout the world, in connection with the photographs he/she has taken of the property described above, or in which the property may be included with others, the following: (a) the right to use and reuse and publish, in any manner at all, said photographs, in whole or in part, modified or altered, either by themselves or in conjunction with other photographs, in any medium or form of distribution, and for any purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, all promotional and advertising uses, non-commercial or commercial display, broadcast, exhibition of the final production, and other trade purposes, as well as using my name in connection therewith, if he/she so desires; and (b) the right to copyright said photographs in his/her own name or in any other name that he/she may select.
I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product or copy and any use thereof.
I agree that the photographs, reproductions, and negatives thereof shall constitute the photographer's sole property, and that the photographer has the full right to dispose of any or all of them in any manner whatsoever.
I hereby forever release and discharge Photographer and his/her respective representatives, licensees, successors and assigns, specifically ShutterPoint Photography and its clients, from any and all claims, actions and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of said photographs, including, without limitation, any and all claims for invasion of privacy and libel.
I acknowledge that this release document was signed by me willingly and I certify that I am not a minor, and I am free and able of giving such consent. If an undersigned is signing this form on behalf of, or as an agent or employee of company/organization, the undersigned warrants that he/she has full authorization to do so.
Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature: _________________________________________________________ Date: ________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ___________________________ E-mail address: _________________________________________________
Photographer’s name: _____________________________________________________________________________ Photographer’s signature: ____________________________________________ Date: ________________________

Friday, January 22, 2010

Kgoodphoto's blog

I am a part of a website called reddit. A while ago someone posted up a link to this blog here, and mentioned how they were a large fan of this photographers work. I perused the website and I immediately fell in love. This person is a WONDERFUL photographer. I enjoy so many aspects of her talents. One of my favorite aspects about her photography that affects me, is here ability to pull a situation into the timeless quality that is truly there all along. The details that life offers us every second that we continually file and disregard as being irrelevant she throws into the limelight to showcase just how precious they truly are.

If you've the time, I would recommend browsing through her work, its worthy of your attention. Be careful though, you might want to make sure you've got the time to be looking at photos for quite some time. Also, there are some semi nude photos way down in the blog, so if you are not a fan of that... don't look...

Model Releases - What are they, and why do we need them?

A model release is a legal document typically signed by the subject of a photo granting permission to publish or display the photograph in one way or another. There is more depth to this, but I feel this will suffice in a general understanding of the topic.

This is extremely important as the photographer when taking photos for the obvious reason that there could be a large amount of legal ramifications were there to be a photo taken of an unwilling subject. The model release in a general form is a protection for the photographer to publish and use the photos garnished whomever the subject of the photo may be.