Best Seller

This is my best seller! (I have had a few images sell just as much but this is my favorite image). This is actually a picture of my dad and I originally took it for a portrait assignment in my first photography class. It is within the top 15 portraits I have ever taken with a DSLR.

Once I started doing stock, I realized that it would be a great image to actually sell. The only problem was that it had Las Vegas Fireman logos all over it. I got rid of the logos on his shirt, his hat, and the firetruck.

The hardest part was to make sure the fabric lines in the hat didn’t look photoshopped. I used the Healing Brush for just about everything. For the logos on the shirt I just used a white brush to color them in.

This is the unedited version.
This is a photo of a fireman

This is the final version.
This is a photo of a fireman

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Contest- Motion

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This photo was so fun to edit. I took the levitation photography skills I learned in class and put them to work for this photo! My roommate sat on a chair, and we positioned her as a puppet. The lighting was really really hard to work with because the theater was really dark and we couldn’t figure out how to turn all the lights on. It was a little difficult to have a slower shutter speed and to have my Ari hold that position for so long.

In photoshop I obviously had to edit the chair. Some other basic edits took place like sharpening and brightening. I also did a ton of work on the curtains using the dodge and burn tool to make them look more interesting. Lastly, I added strings using the shape tool and a gradient!

I actually took these photos for a visual presentation I had for comm 273. There was a line in my speech about “a puppet hanging on strings” so I went all out! When I saw that there was a contest coming up on motion I decided this would fit perfectly. Though it doesn’t actually show motion, it does imitate or assume that the object is in motion.

http://www.visualsociety.org/blog-motion-june-15-2016/

June 15, 2016

Photobook

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This is the link to my photobook

It was a really neat experience to be able to print my photos in a book and display all the hard work I have done this semester. Compiling the book was a little difficult. It was challenging to choose my best work, yet still create gestalt and flow within my book. I worked really hard to put like colors and create a color scheme on every two page spread.

When compiling my book I also had to decide what categories I wanted to showcase my work. I decided to go with three categories: portraits, fine art, and conceptual. The biggest category in my book is portraits. If I were to showcase this to a future employer I want them to know that my strong suit and my passion is in portrait photography.

Fine Art Print

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May 23, 2016; 11:30 AM; Ru-Inn- St.Anthony Idaho; FL: 40 mm; f/5.0; 1/125 sec; Canon Rebel T5i

At the beginning of the semester we all stood up and said one thing we wanted to learn from this class throughout the semester. I said that I wanted to capture people in a unique way. The reason I selected this photo to print is because I feel like it was an achievement of that goal.

Capturing editing and printing this image was such a fun process. Me and my friend Garrett were out taking pictures for fun and he showed me this amazing “Ru-Inn” hotel. It is just this old abandoned hotel in St.Anthony, Idaho.

My favorite part about shooting at this location was that one side of the building is completely open, so you get a lot of natural light in your shots. I used the natural light coming in the building to get the Rembrandt style lighting on his face. Because I wanted to be artistic with my portraits, posing was critical. The way he is looking down with his eyes up gives the picture a very mysterious vibe.

This photo hardly took any editing. I sharpened the image a little, darkened the left side (to make his face the focal point), and did some color enhancing. I also lightened different parts of the image like his face. Printing this picture was amazing. It is so cool to have a physical copy of your pictures other than just seeing them on a screen.