Saturday, December 25, 2010


Shot on my late Uncle's Crown Graphic, in my dad's home studio.

While my dad was pulling together all of the backs, we found that there was still film in the Polaroid back. Not entirely sure how old the film was, but it's still working pretty smoothly. This is one of the first shots I've taken on this camera. I feel very honored to be able to use my Uncle's camera.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

50mm Diptych

Quick testing my new lens today! :D


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Towers - A Work in Progress

I'm continuing this series of shots with the 500mm. Here's the current lineup, I may or may not add two more into this.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Taking fun shots with the 500mm.
© David Velasco 2010.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Digital II - Photoshop Exercises

Just finished these up this past week, we've been working on editing through ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) and retouching in general. Of course, the assignment was to use a self-portrait to learn how to retouch. Let me explain why I took this in the direction I did.

When we first started, I did the standard fashion retouching: I removed blemishes, smoothed out my pores, etc...and afterward it kinda made me feel sick to my stomach. I didn't like the idea of fixing myself up in that sense with Photoshop. So, instead I took it in this direction, creating things that were a bit beyond what retouching entails.

First image is edited soley in ACR:

Second image is 90% ACR, 10% Photoshop CS5 (pretty much used it to fix up things with more precision and added the vignette.)

I'm really enjoying this class, I think I'm really enjoying compositing and retouching.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Networking Narratives

First Assignment for Digital II, an exercise in compositing and pixel management. Pretty happy with how this turned out, even if it did drive me crazy near the end.

Will post more as the year goes on.

© David Velasco 2010.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Alt Processes - Semester Work

Alright, so here's all of my Alt. Processes work from the semester. The first project I didn't put into frames. Posted in chronological order.


Platinum Palladium


Final Portfolio (Pinhole Paper Negatives to Digital Negatives to Cyanotype)

All work © David Velasco 2010. Please don't steal, borrow, or display my images without my permission.

I'll post more work throughout the summer when I find time for it.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Location Lighting - Best + Final

Alright, so the year is over, and it's time to post work!

First off, here's location Lighting. The first five are some of my best shots from the semester.

After that is my final 6 page spread.

And now the 6 page spread

Models in order of first appearance:
Paul, Autumn, Nicole, Ally

I was definitely happiest with the final spread. All images © David Velasco 2010. Please don't steal, borrow, or display my work without my permission.

I'll be posting Alt. Process work soon!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Not Photography - Adam's Floating Head

More Adam digital painting practice. I forgot to draw a body out this time :P Slowly I improve with this whole dealio.

Oh, and once again, the original line drawing of fail:

I'll try this digital painting thing again later.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Photo Show

Last night was the Photo Show, a student run exhibition of the Photography Dept. Here at Ringling. I was fortunate enough to have 4 pieces out of one of my series selected for the event. Not only was this a huge honor to have my work selected for this big of an event, but I was excited to be able to share the walls with some of the best photographers in our school, who I have a great deal of respect for. I had a wonderful time at the show, and if you haven't already walked around, I believe it will be up for a week still.

I apologize for the horrible quality of the photos, I forgot to change the ISO on my point and shoot, so get ready for noisy photos!

My work on the walls

Here's me making my awesome face and embarassing Nicole! :D

I'll be posting new work when I have it all ready and hunky dory.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

One for the lulz

"Happy Snappy" (2010)


Thursday, February 11, 2010


Recently I documented another performance piece for Chris Degrér. This one was loosely based on Tom Hanks in the movie "Castaway". It also coincided with another performance piece.

Here's a few highlights out of the images I took, just to give you an idea.

All images © David Velasco 2010, performance by Chris Degrér and narrator. Please don't steal my images or post them elsewhere without my permission.


Monday, January 11, 2010

PIllow Fight: A Documentation

So, back last semester I was asked to help document a final project for a couple friends. I gladly accepted, and with the help of Paul AKA Wolf T Flywheel, we documented what was probably the best possible way to end off a semester. I had a lot of fun with this, and I'm now finally ready to post some of my roughly edited work.

By the way, I do have valid reason for some of my photos being a little out of focus. During the fight, there were no lights, and it was pretty much blind firing while trying to catch my breath. I spent that time hiding from most of the crossfire in the doorway of the bathroom shooting as much as I could. That was such a fun night. :)

The Loading

The Artists

The Fight

The Discussion

The Aftermath

The Bed

Gigantic thank you to Jeff and Chris for inviting me and Paul along. One of the most memorable experiences I've had at Ringling. If you guys need anything else image-wise let me know. I'll also be happy to help you out in the future.

All images are © David Velasco 2009, please don't steal my images, please don't borrow or repost without my permission.

New semester work will go up in batches.