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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Additional Portrait for Portfolio

These are my homemade portraits of my friends in Gainesville, FL, during Thanksgiving break. Thanks to the contributions of Liuyi, Cui Xi, Zhang Yun, Wen Jing and Jiawei. You guys ROCK!

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ISO 250, f/6.3, shutter speed 1/160 sec.

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ISO 200, f/6.3, shutter speed 1/200 sec.


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ISO 200, f/6.3, shutter speed 1/200 sec.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Photo Illustration-Emptiness.空

“It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.”
--- Tyler Durden, from "Fight Club."

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Buddhism is about emptiness, and emptiness is about the ultimate freedom which is apart from the material world. Only if we lose both self and ego, we will reach the emptiness and then come back to the reality with a free soul. Our senses are hinder from what we see, we hear, we smell, and what we speak. So I put the Chinese character “閉," which means "close" on my face to isolate my senses from this "Samsara" and trying to feel the ultimate freedom.

Thanks to Krista and Huimin to help me out through this assignment. It was fun to experiment and learn!

ISO 200, F-Stop 9, Shutter Speed 200. Light sources: two soft boxes and a back light.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Aerial Workshop 11.8

Thanks to my professor Kent Miller who made this mission possible, and the amazing pilot Craig Beins, who gave us this incredible experience!
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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fashion

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China junior Shangxian Ma makes some ballet moves in a black dress at Central Michigan University photo studio Sunday evening.
ISO 200, F/11, Shutter speed 1/250 sec. Two soft boxes.

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China senior Cheng Song poses in falling leaves at a parking lot at Main Street, Mount Pleasant on Sunday night.
ISO 640, F/9, Shutter Speed 1/100 sec. I used one strobe with umbrella to light up the subject 2 feet in front of him.

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China junior Shangxian Ma jumps in the air in her Comme des Garcons outfit at Central Michigan University photo studio Sunday evening.
ISO 200, F/11, Shutter speed 1/250 sec. Two soft boxes.

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China junior Shangxian Ma covers herself with a bag at Central Michigan University photo studio Sunday evening.
ISO 200, F/11, Shutter speed 1/250 sec. Two soft boxes.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Location Lighting

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f/6.3, shutter speed 1/200 sec, ISO 320

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f/6.3, shutter speed 1/200 sec, ISO 320

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f/6.3, shutter speed 1/125 sec, ISO 320
Central Michigan University sophomore and photojournalist Victoria Zegler brings her style to the swimming pool at CMU Student Activity Center on Friday, October 16, 2009. I put 2 strobes on light stands one with an umbrella on it. I put the one with umbrella 5 feet away ahead of her and the other one about 6 feet the other side away from her.

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f/9, shutter speed 1/125 sec, ISO 200

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f/7.1, shutter speed 1/160 sec, ISO 200
Central Michigan University sophomore Victoria Zegler hides herself from the cold Michigan weather in a car by North Art Studio on Friday night. I used one strobe for these bottom two pictures. The strobe was bounced to an umbrella outside the car about 3 feet away.