Ryan Harvey Photography

Be Passionate…


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Today I am going flying to NYC.  The point of this trip is to interview with Rodney Smith.  I am quite nervous but very excited to get there and meet him.  I will interview with him and his staff around 3 o Clock on Friday.  I will let you now how things go through this blog when I find things out.  

You should check out his website.




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23/01/2009 at 12:45 am


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I was in the studio last week shooting some things for Macro and not having to much fun.  I started with some popcorn and that wasn’t exciting and then moved on to some zippers and again, not exciting.  I sat there trying to think of something that was very common but not often looked at.  Somehow my mind came to cigarette butts and I thought could have been cool.  These were shot at 1:1 or 1:2.  I would recommend checking out Irving Penn’s collection of butts as well.  Of course, he is a stud and did something similar to this some decades ago, but its fun to take an idea and mold it to your own.  Let me know what you think.


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22/01/2009 at 4:22 am

1st try at macro…

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I just started a new class for those of you I don’t go to school with and it is Macro photography.  Macro is really fun because you get to see things like you might not have seen them before.  It was different getting use to some new equipment but its fun getting to shoot with some new things.  I am hoping that this 8 weeks with lead to some good things.  

For the 1st shot, I chose to do a golf club cleaner brush.  I just took one strobe and bounced it off a white panel.  It is simple but the DOF is interesting I think.   


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16/01/2009 at 1:13 am

1st Self Portrait

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For some reason, I have been thinking about doing some self portraits.  For my portrait class we had to have 5 images for our portfolio and it was the night before it was due and I only had 4.  I racked my brain and realized that I would just have to take a hit and not have a fifth image.  That was until my girlfriend pushed me into doing something, just anything to turn in.  Since at that point it was 2:00 in the morning of the due date, I couldn’t ask anyone to help.  I started to come up with some ideas and some locations that I could shoot and this was what I came up with.  


I had a lot fun shooting this image.  I have a few more ideas for some self portraits, so hopefully there will be more to come.  Let me know what you think of it.  

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02/01/2009 at 7:24 am

Carson Blaze

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This is my little cousin Carson.  I had to sit for my family for a weekend as they went and had fun without me.  Nevertheless, Carson and I had fun as well.  We did all the things he isn’t suppose to do like play in mud and eat skittles.  Overall it was a good time.  I was playing around with a nikon camera because I haven’t had much use with them and got this.  


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11/12/2008 at 1:27 am

Dr. Reade

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In my portrait class we had to due a long term project.  The idea was to find a subject and shoot them over the semester and have 3 fantastic images.  We had certain things we had to shoot and they were an activity, profession, and a studio shot.  I had a lot of fun shooting with Dr. Reade.  He was a fantastic model.  Let me know what you think.  


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10/12/2008 at 11:15 pm

Eggscellent…(yeah that’s ridiculous)

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So this will be the last image from my object light portfolio.  We had to photograph at least one egg that was unbroken.  I decided to make a little army of eggs.  Lighting was easy.  I just put bounced a light off a white board that was above the eggs to make a reflection on black plexiglass.  The only thing I had to do in the computer was to retouch the plexiglass because of the scratches that were on it.  Kind of looks like a set of teeth yeah?

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03/12/2008 at 5:13 am