So, then there was a couple basketball games, obviously the time is set and what it is. However the lighting in there sucks. Looks great to the eye, but to the camera it is awful. One day we will have real lights in there, and I thank the photo gods for the new full frame camera I have. I was shooting this available light at 3200 iso..wicked. Just hope it does not go much further than the web.
My goal here was expression and passion for the game. I don't shoot much basketball, well, none actually, but decided to try for some horizontal, with a few verticals tossed in. This game was a pretty momentous occasion, as it was the first time UNBC played UBC . We got spanked I am afraid, though the girls really showed up, and just ran out of time. Too bad.
Councelling, this was a tricky one, as there was really nothing to work with. Empty rooms, or in this case one room full of people that we could not photograph. Mike the ramrod on this gig, wanted to show counselling ability, something to do with Pshycology and stuff from the campus. I am short on actual info, as I only have time to figure out what the hell to do here. No hour is sure. These people had things to do. Also to show space of the facility. All I could come up with on this short time and people that were there, was the white board was full of writing of what they had to deal with. The three people were councillors, and this was their lunch room. I wanted a prop of sorts, and this was all I could come up with, the other shot was a shot of a ginormous room, with a few table spread around. An old bank that was donated to the cause.
Yeah, these guys beat out a whole slew of other universities in a buisness competion. They had to do an analysis of a big business, and were judged by corporates. They came out in their chosen field. Accounting basically, or so they said to me.
The shot is taken in what is called the Bently Centre. We liked the way the walls and stuff worked.
Just gotta try and have fun when you can aye.
Kinda like living in a fish bowl sometimes I think, just wanted to include this shot to show abit of building that does not get shown much. The only other shot from this angle was taken forever ago, under construction. A worker was standing about the same spot.
Well would'nt you know maintenance guys had a huge big bucket crane there. So we could get up and take the shot again. But this time with several brainieacks lined up. These people are big wig researchers on campus, and just happened to be going by. We had to set them up what with the bucket there and everything. Nice shot.
Straight up promotion shot. Rob, the king, he needed a shot of the university mascot on campus..they might use this on brochures and stuff..these are two very iconic pieces on campus, the first thing one sees when approaching the campus. The big building in back is the library, and the smaller structure beside the mascot is a window really, actually lights the walkway beneath it. The entire campus is connected with underground walkways so that one does not have to go outside from one end to the other. Very cool.
ICEMAN…a local annual event, that consists of skiing, running, swimming, speed skating, and another run. Usually done in teams, but a few whack jobs do it solo. Crazy. Luckily this year was not that cold. It is meant as a good time and there is always a few that take it all the way to that. Superman changed out of ski outfit to run as flash gordon pretty funny dude. The reason for the shots here is that there is a ton of support from the campus, and they wanted a few shots of alumni in the ski event. The one guy in red jacket is a PHD candidate, and with his frozen beard seemed a poster boy for Iceman.
Pretty typical lab shot..the Prof wanted to move the stuff out the way…this room was about six feet square, no place to put anything besides I liked the look of the glass stuff there. Left it and shot through it..this is lit..one flash in back into ceiling, another in front off ceiling..I like it, nice and bright..
This girl was great. She works at Canfor in the corporate office, used to be Northwood pulp, now Canfor. I remember when this building was built…damn..I took tons of stuff of her, she once again is an alumni and works out here in Human Resources..or human remains however you want to look at it. I wanted to show the structure of the building and get away from just a head shot..She has won some awards in her work, and is a rising star. Sitting on the table..whynot.
Yet another alumni, who has all sorts of things to do with the local ski area, think it isvolunteer as most these things are. I don't get to set the assignments or the times. Hence we have a night shot..I had no idea what so ever of how I was going to do this..Without it looking real corny, and taking up too much time. This guy was gracious enough to come out on his evening and I always respect our subjects time, and mood at the time of shoot. He was great, but was obviously in a bit of a rush to get it over with. I wanted him moving again instead of a static headshot. There is a story about him somewhere, so wanted to do something different and also think about the horizontal situation. All I could pull out of my quiver for this one, well, drag shutter, pop with flash and try to pan with the dude. Sorta worked, then the static shots, gotta do them even if we don't want to, good fall back. I tried to get arty..drag shutter, zoom at the same time. My helper, Erica, who is the end user for all this stuff, did not have a clue as to what I was doing. I showed her a couple shots in the back of the camera, she liked it but wondered if I could this or that..I asked her if she had any idea how tricky that was..I got what I could. I think the assignment went fine, considering that we arrived there, in the dark, with not a clue as to what we were going to do, and within thirty minutes or less were done and our more than co operative subject was on his way back to dinner and his family..
Radio station..No help here, just need a shot for the web to show we have a radio station..oh, and can you get the sign in somehow, does not have to be front and centre.
The story goes that there is some guy in the states somewhere that makes a radio sign of the call letters for every I think public and university station in north america. Makes them and sends them to the stations for free. Pretty cool.
I wanted a bit edgy shot, as these stations I think for some things are abit looser than your average station. Low bandwidth, I think some rules don't really apply to them. Got abit jiggy with the color, cuz I had to. Got a new toy to use. Program of actions that makes this stuff so cool and easy..so for the first bit will totally over use it. So, just bare with me.