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Well… I suppose this is it.  We’ve just finished our final exam with Chuck.  This has been a complete disaster of a week but I think I did fine on the exam.
This concludes my final class with Chuck Egerton and I feel kind of weird about the whole thing.  We’ve still got the group critique for the joint project today and one more class with James.  Then I’ll have something interesting to show.

And is today the 40th anniversary of the moon landing?  I heard it on NPR this morning and I’m not sure if I misheard it.


Last week, we went to the theatre here in Asheboro and James had some models arrive for some portfolio shots.  All in all, it was probably one of the more hectic shoots I’ve ever participated in.  I had a really neat shot lined up but it appears that my lighting was somewhat off, so this is the best of my usable shots.


I really loved the setup.  It sucks that so many of them turned out to have motion blur.  Oh well, you live you learn.

Canon 40D


1/15 of a second.

White lightning and natural light.

Today, our final Chuck Egerton assignment will be turned in.  I’m feeling oddly nostalgic and quite strange.  Assignment 4 is to create an “iconic” image that represents our photography.  I’d been playing around with a business name that I actually kind of like and wanted to create an image based on that name.  So without furthur ado- my iconic image.


And finally, the business card.

Squared Business CardSince it is a composite shot (I was foolishly working with hot lights… never again) there is no static exposure value.  I still really love this shot.

Assignment 3 for Chuck’s commercial class was a bit of a doozy.  It’s an executive portrait… of Chuck.  Chuck, our instructor who grades everything we do. Chuck, the man, the myth, the legend.

So this is a photograph of my instructor, Chuck.  For the record, while he refused to sign a model release, he did give me verbal permission to put this up on my blog.  So he can’t sue me, right?

Here’s Chuck!

Look at him!  Loooooook!

Look at him! Loooooook!

Shot on a Mamiya 645 Af with a Leaf (Aptus Kit) attachment.

120mm lens

f/7.1 @1/125

*needs more cowbell*




Yeah… I don’t have the instructions to make these delicious almond-butter and macadamia nut cookies because Rob’s method of cooking is essentially finding a recipe, studying it carefully and then completely ignoring it and doing whatever he wants.  So I’m going to try and wing it based on what I remember.

Alright… so we’ve got some macadamia nuts… some salt and some baking powder, vanilla extract, butter, cane sugar, whole wheat pastry flour, some different cane sugar, and some almond butter.  I’m pretty sure that’s everything that’s up there.

nuts!Okay… chop the nuts.

mortar pestleSince cane sugar is so huge, we had to take it to a mortar pestle to get it down to a usable size.

sifting looks coolMix the wet ingredients (es) and then sift the flour on top.

doughAfter you mix it together, it’ll look like this.  Mixing takes a while.

cookiesheetForm the dough into little balls and put ’em on a cookie sheet.

cross-hatchUse a fork and do this thing with them… I’m pretty sure Rob called it cross-hatching.

Cookies!Bake for a pre-determined amount of time and then you’ll have cookies!  Yay for cookies!

So, I’ve learned that I completely screwed this one up.  Go me!  I’ll definitely have to revisit this and actually do the assignment as James intended… not as I misheard.