I photographed five college mascots in late June for a story about student mascots for Oklahoma Living Magazine. It was HOT that day – nearly 100 degrees by the time we got everyone onto the UCO football field in Edmond. I got everything set up and tested before the mascots arrived so that I could minimize their time I the heat in their costumes, since I knew they would be sweltering inside. Temperatures on the field were approaching 120 degrees! I ended up photographing them for about 30 minutes, both as a group and individually. They were happy that I brought ice cold bottled water to the shoot! My editor Anna Politano did a great job on the layout. I was very pleased with how the story turned out.
In this episode of Pro Photography Radio I interview Mark Zimmerman – “ZMan” about wet plate collodion photography. Mark is a former newspaper photographer and now a photography professor at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond. While Mark teaches both digital and film photography, he has a penchant for old school photography – specifically wet plate collodion photography. He uses old style home-made chemistry using the techniques of photographers from the 1860’s, along with cameras and lenses from that era. Mark talks about how he got started in wet plate collodion and the challenges involved in using these tools in his photography.
I photographed this cover and the feature story for Oklahoma Living Magazine. The story is about the UCO school of music and some of the students who are graduating from there. Many of the photos were shot in Bricktown and the cover was shot at a small pond in Edmond.