Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Soundslides Link

For Advanced Techniques, an Audio Sideshow.

Found this via my usual perusing of SportsShooter and the like.
"Kids Off The Corners"


What do you think?

I like it. It would not win a Pulitzer, but its fun, it keeps a good pace, my attention, nice mix of the audio and ambient audio, and is a good slice of life.

Other slideshows I liked:
http://www.timhussin.com/pages/kids.html [Its funny and creative]

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stuff Journalists Like

Wow. Stuff Journalists Like is my new favorite thing in the world.


Its amazing. I can't stop laughing right now.

Show your friends.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Advanced Techniques: Glass

Working some more in the studio, this time with glass.... and rubber cement. Emergency Personnel were standing by.

Was a good experience, though there are some things I would like to do differently next time.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Advanced Techniques: Classmate Portrait

Classmate Studio portrait assignment.

Single Light Source:

Portrait of Jimmy Maritz in the studio, Thursday night September 25th, 2008. Photo by Patrick T Fallon.

Multiple Light Source:

Portrait of Jimmy Maritz in the studio expressing his feelings towards a recent speeding ticket, Thursday night September 25th, 2008. Photo by Patrick T Fallon.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Advanced Techniques: Copy Stand and Meter Calibration

Favorite Photo From 'Daylight Exploration':

Favorite Photo From 'Tungsten Exploration':

Favorite Copy Stand Photo 'Lighting How-To'

This photo is posted for educational purposes, it will be removed at the conclusion of my courswork. Image from World Press 2007 Book. I am curious how it was lit, with a single light source or multiple and/or reflectors.

Favorite Copy Stand Photo 'Mood Lighting':

This is an excellent shot with not only a wonderful vantage point that makes the viewer feel as if they are amongst the crowd clashing with the police, but it also has a dark tone and feel to it, almost Apocalyptic.

Please Note, The photograph portrayed above is not my work, nor do I claim any rights to it, this copy is posted purely for the purpose of this educational class and will be removed at the conclusion of my coursework. Image Credit: Yonathan Weitzman/ Reuters. Israel. Image from World Press 2007 Book, 3rd Prize Spot News Stories. Jewish Settlers clash with police in the evacuation of an outpost of the Amona settlement, West Bank, on Feb. 1st.

All Other Images Copyright 2008 Patrick T. Fallon

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


So we had a small carnival in town as part of a fund raiser for the Redondo Cross Country team. It was the first year they have done something like this and I give them a lot of credit for a good event. Went down to grab a few frames for the weekly paper, The Easy Reader, go to see some old friends and make conversation. It was good. Talked with some carnies who were not terribly scary and then wondered aloud what happened to all the Gold Fish who were not won as prizes... may they RIP in the Santa Monica Bay.

Anywhoot.. pictures... this was under a red XC tent.. so yes, it really was that red and not just me being all myspace-astsy

Redondo junior Chloe Curtis paints an octopus on the face of her friend Alex Lowe in order to raise money for the Redondo High School Cross Country team.

Yeah Yeah Yeah.. I know my composition leaves a little something to be desired, but I like the little moment there... something that I find missing not only from my own images at times, but a lot of work I see nowadays... perhaps it is the most important thing I learned to really look for at Mizzou this semester, I was thinking about it today and on Saturday and have come to the conclusion I need more of them.

So anyways, enjoy, thoughts and ramblings or even shameless self promotion [that is your cue Will and Stuart]. See you all back in CoMo for my 20th Birthday :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Water Polo

So I was a good bother and went to my little-ish brother's waterpolo game... Terrible light.... 3200, f/2.8, 1/500th. What was a guy to do?


[All were resized for web at low quality, sorry :)

This one is my favorite I think..

But also liking this. Thoughts? Discuss.

Ignore the black bar from my website.

Ha. I also did some stuff with my 50mm 1.4

More to come.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

More final project

Here are some more projects, was good today, making more pictures on Wednesday.

Mr. List together with his daughter while she makes dinner.

Trying to show some interaction/the relationship with him an his daughter, she comes and makes dinner every night for him... hope I have kids that caring.

Here are some more portraits I made.


Monday, April 28, 2008

Getting Home in May

So This is basically my route home, more or less, Though I am hoping to incorporate more of Route 66 into it and have some fun... still got to lay it all out, but hoping to not do more than about 350mi a day and make a lot of pictures along the way!

Small change of plans... going to see Talyn @ OSU instead of going through Tulsa!

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Any Ideas?

Oh, Coming Home, Brotha and I:

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Final Project So Far

My final project has finally got off the ground and is moving along nicely. Its been great working with Mr. List. Just a sort of Day in the Life right now, but I really like it.

A little background info: Fred List, Age. 90, lived in Columbia since 1969, served in WWII though did not go overseas, taught at Mizzou, wife died 3 years ago at the age of 80 - she was an artist, they were married for 63 years, having supported each other in their hobbies and talents. He also has a model train collection, though I did not get to see that today. He has been singing barbershop music since 1947, still quite active, able to drive, goes swimming, and is very active singing barbershop music. One of his daughters, of his 3 children, visits him frequently and often makes dinner, she is a Gym teacher here in CoMO.

Obviously, I am excited to see where this goes.

So What do you like? Love? Hate? Curious? Questions? Ask. I need help editing this down for my final project... more shots are to come, and I have about 20 other cool outtake selects.. but here is just a sample to get you thinkin.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Required Viewing: Iraq with Rick Loomis

This is a terrific piece by LA Times photojournalist Rick Loomis, been around for a little while now, but I just watched it again and felt I should share.

Watch the Video at PBS

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mizzou Spring Football Game

Football is a coming.

Had a good afternoon getting some time shooting the Mizzou Spring Football game. It was fun, uncrowded, and got to make some nice pictures. Shot with the D3 and 400mm f/2.8 - handholding it most of the time. Sweet lens, but I wanted more reach.

Follwing image looks best in Safari, since it handle's color profiles and shows the depth of the greens wayy better than FireFox.

Finally, a field goal picture I actually like!

And some fans and the players interacting after the game:

Which do you prefer?

Can't wait for August!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Our Community: Memories from Southern Short Course

So instead of going crazy in Panama City or Cancun for Spring Break, I decided to go to the Southern Short Course in News Photography.

Off to North Carolina it was.

[Thanks for the tour of Kansas City Rob!]

It was excellent.

Terrific Speakers, great critiques, and good times with other students from UNC-Chapel Hill, UF, and other schools in the south.

Wanting to have a little fun, I also brought along my fisheye and a 5D... check it out!

And of course, Strobist's David Hobby making the now infamous April Fool's Joke picture.

And the pictures =]

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Portraits with Strobist Advice

Wedding Portraits In Chicago - After the jump:

So I went to my uncle's wedding a few weekends ago. It was loads of fun, I was in the wedding party - tux and all - so I was not able to shoot - and could not set up a cool remote like I planned due to time and nowhere to put it.. but I got to try some lighting techniques out beforehand with some portraits. If you want a fun portrait as well. Come by McDavid 224 and I'll hook ya up with one gratis . =]

It was just one 550EX at 1/4 power shot through a translucent umbrella [not bounced]. My uncle's bedroom had a wall almost 18% GRAY!!! It was perfect! Haha.

Here are some more:

Just a little burning on the edges...

Thanks to Strobist's David Hobby and his great workshop at the Southern Short Course. If you don't check it out daily already: http://www.strobist.com

Also Thanks to Laura Madden at Samy's Camera for getting me my lighting stuff ASAP shipped right to Chicago. Saved me big!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Getting Lost

Saturday was interesting - woke up fairly early and decided I was going to go down to Cooper's Landing here in Columbia, MO and try to find a cool picture story/make some cool pictures. Well, on the way, I decided that I would take a turn off before Cooper's landing and go down to this public fishing area - which had nobody there... but I found an Old truck belonging to Prost Builder's of Jefferson City, MO - it was cool and it had gun shots through it... stuck in the mud behind trees and such. The plate said 1983 - but I wonder how long it has been there. He must have not had a GPS [like me!]

After the truck, I was running low on fuel and decided to head back. Except I made a left turn instead of a right [bad] Thanks to no signs!! I found myself in the middle of some big corn fields and down Route K - and realizing that I was going the wrong way. So I turned around, but the skies were quite cool - and there was this massive tree [which is a favorite of my friend Taylor] - so I took a picture of it on the way back... just in case I should have been eaten by a bear or something if I were to have run out of gas.

Long story short - sans GPS and other techno goodies, I made it back ok.

Anyways, heres the truck and the tree... the tree picture had some extra saturation and burning done to it, and I have labeled it as such... but I like it nonetheless.

- Patrick

Monday, April 7, 2008



Until I get this blogging thing going, here is my website :O


Its cool.