Andrew Cloer is a commercial photographer from the Triad Area of North Carolina and a graduate from Randolph Community College. He specializes in music, sports, and lifestyle photography. For all inquires please contact email@example.com
I've spent the last 9 weeks or so on an internship at Elements Studio in High Point, NC. It's been a very an valuable experience and I learned a lot. There's a great group of people working at Elements and I got the privilege to get them all together to shoot their company Christmas and New Years cards. I coordinated shoot, turned our preexisting cloud set (painted by Ryan, Bo, and myself) into a mountainscape, and brought everyone together for this really fun shoot. Here are the final shots!
This is an extra shot from when we were goofing off.
Tomorrow is the presentation of the client 5 assignment. We were challenged to make anything we wanted (as long as it had a photographic element) to show something that makes us who we are. I chose to make a video with original music. Here is a sneak peak of my video.
For our photographic illustration, we had to find a advertisement and use it as a tear sheet for a product shot. We made a list of all the equipment we needed, bought all the necessary props, and then shot our individual products in teams of three. All three shots for each team were due at 5pm that day. My assistants in this shoot were Walker Anderson and Kayleigh Mezger.
In my Photographic Illustration class, James gave us an assignment to team up with three other students and come up with four different concepts for a pringles ad and then give our sketch to another photographer to shoot. We had about 3 1/2 hours to come up with our ideas and shoot all of them.
This idea was shot in about 10 minutes. It was sketched by my classmate, Molly Mullin. There are obviously things I would have corrected if we had more time, but overall I was pretty happy with the image.
"Wheels have been set in motion, and they have their own pace, to which we are...condemned. Each move is dictated by the previous one - that is the meaning of order."
What we were to illustrate was left pretty wide open. I decided to dig into the meaning of the quote so I did some research about the play. My image illustrates what it was like for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern knowing that they would be executed in the play, but had no means to stop the event from happening.
The first client assignment for my photographic illustration class was to shoot spices and/or herbs. Food was to be included in the image but the real hero had to be the spices. I chose to shoot cinnamon. Here was my final shot.
Our final assignment in Small Format Photography was called "A Person and Their Sound". We were to interview a person and collect natural sounds that are related to them. Then we were to photograph them doing whatever it is they do and put it all together in a AV presentation. The goal was to keep the video between about 1:00 to 1:45.
I chose to interview Jason Tuggle. He leads worship at Love Chapel Hill with The Jason Tuggle Band. He and the band were playing worship for the Wesleyan NC East District youth camp. I was blessed to have a chance to join in to experience the great things that God has done at Victory Mountain Camp. You can check out Jason's blog and his church's website below.
In my large format class we were given an assignment to shoot an building with a 4x5 view camera and slide film. The point was to make a pleasing composition with all converging lines corrected. This is a scan of my final shot.
I was practicing shooting with some 4x5 chrome during the break in between semesters and just got the film back last week. I got some crazy weird light leaks but I thought it looked pretty cool. The first two are the actual shots unedited and the last one was edited to pull out some information from the negative.
In my Small Format Class we were given an assignment to photograph 36 strangers close up with in-between the focal lengths of 28mm to 35mm. We also had to gather their name, age, place of residence, and one interesting fact about them. There had to be 12 with ambient light, 12 outdoors with flash, and 12 indoors with flash. Here are my four favorites from each category.
Last semester we were given an assignment to recreate a portrait or style of a famous portrait photographer. I chose to channel the style of Richard Avedon's portrait of Tilda Swinton. My model was the lovely Lauren Miller.
For my Intro to Digital class we were challenged to find all 26 letters of the alphabet in environmental letters and in typography. Then we had to make a layout on photoshop of all the letters. This was my final layout for the environmental letters.
In my product lighting class, we were given an assignment to light an object no smaller than a soda can and no bigger than a suitcase. The catch being that we could only use natural light. I chose the bottle of Axe Body Gel because of it's shape and textures. I used window light from my front door and an array of fill cards and flags to light the bottle.
For the second weekly in my small format class, we were given an assignment to take a photograph showing the shape of the road. I shot using an 18mm focal length to achieve some distortion in the road. This was my final image.
In my intro to digital class we were given an assignment to make a layout with a theme or story that demonstrated the rule of thirds as well as negative space. We had 2 1/2 hours to come up with the idea, shoot, and throw it all on a canvas in photoshop. I wanted to do something that felt kind of like a comic book. I chose to have two other students, Eric Waters and Walker Anderson, fake a fight for my story.
I recently went to see La Dispute, Defeater, Native, and Former Thieves at The Brewery in Raleigh, North Carolina. I managed to get up on a road case right beside the stage to shoot. Here are a few shots from the show.
My name is Andrew Cloer. I am a photo student at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina. I am planning on going into the commercial concentration in the fall. I will be regularly posting bits of my personal work as well as assignments that I am doing for my classes.