This weekend I finished making the first panoramic camera and got a chance to shoot some film in it. Overall the results were less than desirable but I learned a lot from the process and I think I’m going to keep working on building more homemade cameras. The shot I was taking above appears in the left frame on the picture below.
10th Street & Boston Ave. (left) and Bartlet Square during Mayfest (right), 8 minute exposures (more…)
Just got done editing a bunch of photos I took during the past few days during the snow and ice storm we’ve been having. Hope you enjoy!
I updated my website, and switched to a new domain name. If you’re reading this the new website should be working and the blog feeds have been updated. My main page is now http://www.rjbphoto.com, it has a little slideshow of my favorite photos. I tried to make something a little more professional looking, taking advantage of all the benefits I’ve gained from using Smugmug over the years. I like that it’s a place that I can put project galleries up in the future. (more…)
Twice a month a forum I regularly post in has a photo contest with a theme idea. For each contest the winner nominates themes for the next round and participants vote on which theme everyone will shoot for. It’s been a great way to try new things and shooting styles since the themes are generally broad in nature: fire, science, automobiles, misplaced, and so on. I went downtown this week to shoot and get ideas for this week’s theme: long exposures. I wasn’t really sure what to do but I’ve been in awe lately of the low hanging clouds that have been blocking some of downtown Tulsa’s taller buildings. I wanted to get a panoramic shot of the Bank of Oklahoma tower with clouds sweeping past it’s logo. (more…)