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Pre-Shoot

I woke up today, got an email about a freelance job. Quickly pounced and called the reporter, and got the job.

So I’ll be shooting some lecture or something tonight at 6.

I’ll have photos on here soon after I think.

I’m going to the ODE office (The newsroom) at like 3 or 4 though, because apparently I can borrow some lenses! I’m going to grab a 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM if they have it. The lighting in the location is kinda poor. Same place as the Condom Fashion Show.

This is a big shoot. I’m very excited. Seems like there’ll be a big turnout of people, and I’ll be the lone photographer.

Awesome.

Senator Wyden comes to Campus

 

Oh what a night last night.

Went to Salem to visit my friend Kenny from OC.

Lets just say it was fun.

 

Yesterday Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) came to the UO campus to talk to students about financial aid and scholarships, etc. It was very interesting. 

There were two other photographers there. One from Lane Community College’s newspaper “The Torch,” and one staff photographer from ODE. I wasn’t shooting for ODE or anyone, just for fun and my portfolio.

 

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks at the University of Oregon's Knight Library on Thursday.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks at the University of Oregon's Knight Library on Thursday.

 

The lighting was really great. The room had a low ceiling that wasn’t 100% white, but had a small warming hue to it. 

 

Sen. Wyden speaks about how a UO financial aid plan can become federal law.

Sen. Wyden speaks about how a UO financial aid plan can become federal law.

I used my trusty 40D with 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS USM, and the 430EX external flash (with no diffuser) on a flash sync cord (handheld). Bounced the light off of the ceiling.

 

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) explains a financial aid plan proposed at the meeting.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) explains a financial aid plan proposed at the meeting.

 

Senator Ron Wyden speaks infront of the audience for the panel meeting. Approximately 20 students and staff attended.

Senator Ron Wyden speaks infront of the audience for the panel meeting. Approximately 20 students and staff attended.

Hope you enjoyed the photos.

-t

Not Really News…

 

I haven’t posted a blog in a long time, and I have the rest of the day to screw around so I decided to write one.

I got a new blackberry. I love it. I can get on facebook, deviantART and everything while at corps, or during class (or during tests haha).

I’ve yet to figure out most of its features though. I want to be able to sync it with my iCal on my MBP.
Thursday night was a great concert by The Helio Sequence. Opening bands were surprisingly good. The first band was Yeltsin (ok), and the second was Audrye Sessions. Sessions was great. They have a great setlist and are very unique. Their new album “Audrye Sessions” came out on iTunes today. I just bought it. 

 

Audrye Sessions guitarist Ryan Karazija and bassist Alicia Marie Campbell play at the WOW Hall in Eugene, OR, Feb 12th, 2009.

Audrye Sessions guitarist Ryan Karazija and bassist Alicia Marie Campbell play at the WOW Hall in Eugene, OR, Feb 12th, 2009.

I often change band photos to black and white to get rid of the disgusting orange lighting at the wow hall.

Still a great venue though.

 

Audrye Sessions drummer James Leste (Left) performs with bassist Alicia Marie Campbell (Right).

Audrye Sessions drummer James Leste (Left) performs with bassist Alicia Marie Campbell (Right).

 

Audrye Sessions guitarist/keyboardist Michael Knox plays in the dark at WOW Hall, Feb 12th, 2009.

Audrye Sessions guitarist/keyboardist Michael Knox plays in the dark at WOW Hall, Feb 12th, 2009.

And now onto The Helio Sequence.

It was another great show. very unique. I love their sound. The synth really creates a nice feel, and the drumming is simply amazing.

The Helio Sequence drummer Benjamin Weikel, a former member of Modest Mouse, plays at WOW Hall in Eugene, OR, Feb 12th, 2009.

The Helio Sequence drummer Benjamin Weikel, a former member of Modest Mouse, plays at WOW Hall in Eugene, OR, Feb 12th, 2009.

 

Guitarist/Vocalist Brandon Summers plays songs from their album " Keep Your Eyes Ahead," which was released January 29, 2008.

Guitarist/Vocalist Brandon Summers plays songs from their album " Keep Your Eyes Ahead," which was released January 29, 2008.

 

Originally from a suburb of Portland, the Beaverton, OR band has played nationally, and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Originally from a suburb of Portland, the Beaverton, OR band has played nationally, and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

 

The Helio Sequence drummer Benjamin Weikel performed with Modest Mouse for their album "Good News For People Who Love Bad News" before partnering up with Brandon Summers in 1999.

The Helio Sequence drummer Benjamin Weikel performed with Modest Mouse for their album "Good News For People Who Love Bad News" before partnering up with Brandon Summers in 1999.

 

Oregon Crusaders Jan/Feb camp

Oregon Crusaders Jan/Feb camp

In other news, the Oregon Crusaders are working hard to be the best in Open class this year. We’re working hard for No. 1.

I’m in the middle of that line.

 

Oregon Crusaders 2009 Drumline

Oregon Crusaders 2009 Drumline

I didn’t take these photos (since I was marching), but Papa Q used my camera (Rebel G + 50mm 1.8).

Shot on Tri-X 400, developed by me in HC-110 (b).

If you know of any trumpets interested in marching this summer, send them over to http://www.oregoncrusaders.org. We need trumpets, and this year is going to be great!

Or, if you know anyone interested in marching at all, we can teach them how to play brass (I didn’t know how when I joined in 2007!).

It’s a great experience and it will change your life.

 

I also went skiing a few weekends ago. Brought 3 cameras. It worked out very well, and it was a lot of fun.

 

Brandon Lee lands a jump at Willamette Pass.

Brandon Lee lands a jump at Willamette Pass.

I’m going to try to take more skiing photojournalism. It’s a lot of fun to shoot while moving so fast.

 

Riley Grubb lands a jump at Willamette Pass

Riley Grubb lands a jump at Willamette Pass

These aren’t edited…btw.

Really just for fun.

 

Riley Grubb jumps off a small ledge at Willamette Pass

Riley Grubb jumps off a small ledge at Willamette Pass

 

Willamette Pass is located on the east side of the Oregon Cascades, south of Mount Bachelor (Pictured)

Willamette Pass is located on the east side of the Oregon Cascades, south of Mount Bachelor (Pictured)

 

That’s about it. Hope everyone is having a good week. Try not to get sick like I am. It sucks.

Have a good one~

Front Page News

I stayed up late last night and looked at the Daily Emerald website (UO’s Campus Newspaper) to see if my photos were posted yet.

However, I didn’t expect to get on the front page.

It’s a small paper, but hey, that’s still useful for my resume.

I sent in 7 photos, two got in (because of space issues).

I’m really happy with the outcome, and I hope the Drag Troupe loves the photos as well 🙂

Fabulanzaa Woo St James, 30, from Salem, Oregon, performs under the lights of the LLC Performance Hall Friday night.

Fabulanzaa Woo St James, 30, from Salem, Oregon, performs under the lights of the LLC Performance Hall Friday night.

This is the large one that is on the front page. I like it a lot because of the light in the top left. Hopefully that made it pop.

I was having a lot of problems with lighting that night. The ceiling (as you can kinda see) is low, so it’s not about distance to bounce the flash, but the ceiling is a dark aluminum I think…so not a very good reflective surface.

I used straight-on flash, with a diffuser. I also got a flash sync cord so I can get different flash angles, but that was too difficult, and didn’t produce good shots. I’ll use the cord on street or portraits probably.

Ruby Woo, 25, from Salem, Oregon performs her second drag queen routine for the night.

Ruby Woo, 25, from Salem, Oregon performs her second drag queen routine for the night.

This wasn’t published….a little too “Not safe for work” probably. I like the lighting on it though.

It was a fun shoot. Just wished I could get the flash right.

It was either blurry or blown out. Only a few shots came out.

Diva Simone Slaughter, 39, from Eugene, Oregon, performs her final routine of the night. Diva Simone was the MC for the event as well.

Diva Simone Slaughter, 39, from Eugene, Oregon, performs her final routine of the night. Diva Simone was the MC for the event as well.

The second of 2 images published on the front page and the website of the Emerald.

Probably one of my favorites. Also on deviantART:

here

 

I’m hoping to get a few more shoots lined up. Just don’t know what to shoot.

The “Tim & Eric Awesome Show; Good Job!” is coming to Eugene soon…with other celebs I hear.

I might try to get some shots there.

Being a paparazzi is bittersweet. It sucks but it’s a job either way.

Let’s just hope portrait sessions and shoots like the drag show outweigh pap shots.

More Shoots Lined Up

So I never posted a second blog post after the vigil/protest/demonstration/anything else you wanna call it.

Mostly because there were no good shots.

I posted two in my deviantART gallery.

they suck but: achillies875.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

There was a second protest/vigil thingy today. I thought there would be a reasonable number of people there…but there was less than last time. 

Oh well. That sucks.

There was also this whole thing about how both of the groups protesting were protesting against eachother…er something. Hella confusing.

 

I have a shoot tonight…a drag show.

It’s experience…shut up.

 

in other news: how does a water balloon shatter a dorm window???

Pre-Gaza Strip and a Candle Light Vigil

Tonight (actually in one hour) I have a shoot in downtown Eugene. It’s on 7th & pearl street, at the old federal building. There’s a group protesting the current Israel-Gaza Strip conflict. Yeah, it’s been going on for a long time, but recently the violence has been getting worse.

So I’ll be heading down to that. I’m shooting for myself (and for this blog), but hopefully the Daily Emerald and the Register Guard wants my shots.

I’ll post another after the protest (and after class, which is right after the protest). Should be about 8-9 tonight.

I went shooting in downtown today, though. And I officially take back what I said about how “Seattle is worse and Eugene is better for street photography.” I didn’t get a single shot. It’s a hard adaptation, but hopefully it will work out.

Bought Cloverfield on DVD. 😀

Art Museums and 01010110100101’s

I went to the Seattle Art Museum today with the parents. It was a fun stroll, especially since I had the History of Western Art course behind me. 

I saw a lot of great postmodern pieces, including:

 

"Double Elvis" Andy Warhol, 1963

"Double Elvis" Andy Warhol, 1963

 

"Sea Change" Jackson Pollock, 1947

"Sea Change" Jackson Pollock, 1947

“A Box With The Sound Of Its Own Making” Robert Morris, 1961 which has a box with the sound of its own making.

And finally, an installation that was just totally out of this world. I forget the name and the artist, which sucks, but it was just too awesome.

 

The special exhibit there this month was Edward Hopper’s Women. Not something I was very fond of (at all), but since it was paintings about the human condition, the exhibit also included a few street photographs…including Lee Friedlander.

A few other great street photogs were there, however I don’t remember the names right now. So that sucks.

 

However, the highlight of my day was the Classics. I ventured into the classics room to see both goods and bads. First of all, the museum had some oddly placed pieces. For example, there was a red-figure amphora circa 525 B.C. next to a renaissance-era portrait. 

What the fuck.

Oh but it gets better. They also put portrait sculptures next to eachother that are about 1000 years apart, and have some sculptures up against a wall when it’s very necessary to look all the way around it.

Oh museums. How I hate you even more.

The good thing was that there were a few pieces in the Classics / Egyptian exhibit that I actually recognized from class. Very interesting stuff. I’m happy I took that class and I’m actually excited to take Art History again, and possibly even a Classics course.

 

01010110100101’s

My website is up! finally. I decided not to have it custom made, but rather just build it my own via a craptastic website creator/host. I used wix.com. This is your chance to store that name in the “do not use” file in your brain. It’s as crappy as it gets in terms of website creators, but it got the job done for me. 

Anyways, check it out. it’s at http://www.tomwalshphoto.com. bookmark it! even though I probably won’t be updating anything on there. It’s just a venue for clients to contact me by.

 

Home Again

I’m going back down to Eugene, OR tomorrow morning. Should be there hopefully mid-afternoon, just before sundown. hopefully.

Can’t wait to get off of Bainbridge Island. It was rated 2nd best place to live in the world in 2005, however it admitted that the isolation of island life sucks for teens. It’s true. 

It’s also true that people going 40 MPH on a 55 MPH road gets on your nerves.

 

Have a nice weekend, and a great first full week of 2009!


Tom Walsh

is a photographer in Eugene, OR. Mainly focusing on street photography and social documentary. He shoots bands and portraits as well. Tom goes to the University of Oregon where he intends to graduate with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography.
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