Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gots myself a new photoblog

I don't even know if people still look at this thing anymore because it's been so long since I have posted anything, but I decided that with starting up my new website which you can visit here, that I would start fresh with a new blog as well, which you can visit here.  I will be updating that fairly often and hopefully everyone will like the layout a bit more.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Weekend in Boston

Had a pretty sweet weekend in Boston. I met up with my old bud Joel and crashed at his house. He helped me out with some night time shots outside of the city and also in the city on Saturday. I did a shoot at this restaurant called Pazzo in Boston. They were super nice and asked after I took pictures of them if I could get some of the restaurant for their website!
I'm pretty excited simply because I've never had my photos used on an actual functioning website that wasn't my own! I'll put more from that day up later. This was just what I couldn't handle waiting for after getting home last night.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Portraits

The past few weeks have been pretty rough for lots of reasons, but with everything going on, it's been pretty distressing trying to keep my morale up. I've been pretty down about the progress I've been making with everything and wondering what i'm going to be doing when I get done.

We received a portrait assignment to choose one of four magazines to do a cover for, Wired, Sports Illustrated, Seventeen, and Time magazine. I chose Wired because it seemed like it would be the most fun.
I ended up getting sick the day we had set aside for that assignment and wasn't able to get it done until tonight! and it is due at 7:45am tomorrow morning!
So Lauren was nice enough to help me out with it and it ended up turning out really great! Kris came in towards the end and wanted some shots of her new hair-do so we played around with some more lighting for her and ended up with a really neat picture. I was pretty unsure about how it was going to work but when I got everything on the computer I was really excited for what we ended up getting.
It's been a while since I can really say I'm super jazzed with what I'm coming out with. I think I'm really hard on myself and really want to be content and happy with the progress I'm making but never can seem to let my breath out when I finish a piece of work. But tonight I think I can let out a good breath of contentment.
I'm by far where I want to be as a photographer and have a long way to go, but I'm really feeling blessed tonight.
We're on our way Kari!

Friday, January 8, 2010

New stuff

Haven't been around here much and figured I'd put something on here just in case people actually look at it.  Here is some stuff I've been pretty stoked on recently.

This is Lauren.  She's a cool band photographer kind of girl from Vermont.  We had a class from Gregory Heisler about how you can take a really good photo with stuff bought from Home Depot!  He bought a bunch of florescent lights and work lights to give a difference in tones.  If you can look at her eyes, I had the long florescent light going horizontally behind a shower curtain to soften it and the yellow light at 10 oclock.  It came out really cool I think.  and with crap materials that didn't cost an arm and a leg!

I was able to get a bunch of my "Holga" negatives and scan them in at school.  Film has kindof become the "artsy" way of doing photography because the industry has obviously gone digital.  But I have been dying to get these scanned in properly to have a really lasting file for these pictures.

This is Colin again.  We had a high key assignment and I really liked the way this one turned out.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Portrait fun

Colin, originally uploaded by shaun m bailey.

We had an assignment to take PR shots and when we were done with that, we needed to change clothes and everything for a fun shot. This is Colin, he had the black shirt and tie, so I decided to grab a red gel to put over the light and play with poses.
The crazy eye was just me bored while in photoshop and to see if I could white out his eye. I think it makes the photo a bit more interesting. ; )

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Strobes and Artsy

Got a chance to go up in the smallest plane in creation and take some pictures. When we were done, we got to take out a strobe kit and play around with it! I actually had more fun with the strobes than flying (not much fun taking pictures through a dirty old plexiglas window)
But Dakota, Kris, and I were able to get some pretty cool stuff!