Earlier Works

Bannack Best- Fine Art

Continuing with our photography excursion at Bannack Ghost town, one of our projects was to take five fine art photos. Here are my results.



The last photo is a completed HDR photo I took at Bannack. The first photo is the finished product of my photo shoot. It is a combined effort of three photos shot with 0,-2, and 2 exposure. I blended the three images together to create the final product.





Earlier Works

Bannack Best- Portraits

Last week we were able to take a photography excursion to an amazing place named Bannack Ghost Town. Part of our assignment was to take at minimum five different portraits of the models working there. At least two of the photos had to be with auxiliary lighting. This is what I returned home with.

For this shot of the cowboy staring out of the window, I was able to use a strobe light and a reflector to get a balance shot of lighting. I didn’t do much in Photoshop except add a little contrast to the photo.


For this photo of the two Indians, we were able to take the shot using two different speed-lights placed on both sides of the camera . In Photoshop I only darkened the image and added contrast to the woman’s face.


Earlier Works, Favorite Projects

Close up and Personal

This week for my digital imaging class we were to take macro shots of 4 subjects; a fruit and or plant with water drops on them and 2 other subjects without water drops. For three of my photos I set up a shot where the subjects were in front of a black background to add contrast. Using a lamp that gave off a yellow light, I took pictures using canon macro extension tubs. I then edited them in Photoshop so that subjects could standout in the dark.  For my last photo I took an up-close photo of the scales of snake from a reptile expo in Utah.





Earlier Works

Perspective of 12

The following is a perspective of 12 project I did for my digital imaging class. I chose a subject and shot pictures of it from 12 different angles and edited them on Photoshop. The following are original images taken on a Canon DSLR.





It was fairly easy to blend these images. After I finalized the level edits of my original photo, I created a second layer in my Photoshop pallet and added the marble texture. After masking that layer I used the brush to brush away the marble until it fit perfectly where the table was originally. Then I used the contrasting effect to give the marble texture a little bit more color.


Earlier Works

Depth- Deep and Shallow

The following images are original images taken on my DSLR Canon Camera.


Shallow Photography- DSLR Canon, 1/500 Shutter Speed,  f/15, ISO- 100


Shallow Photography- DSLR Canon, 1/500 Shutter Speed,  f/15, ISO- 600

During my digital imaging class, we were instructed to go outside and practice taking shallow depth photos. I found this patch of flowers and felt drawn to take a photo of this one. It breaks the rule of thirds ( just a little), but fits perfectly in the photo frame. I used Photoshop to increase the contrast, brighten the colors, and used content- aware to erase some distracting colors.




This image was trickier to set up. I grabbed an old chess board and had my roommate knock the king over with the opposite queen piece. The movement was ruining the photo so we simply put a piece of tape under the king and stuck it on to make it looked like it was fall over by the queen. I then used Photoshop to increase the contrast and make the shot brighter.


Deep Photography- DSLR Camera, 1/1000 Shutter Speed,  f/8, ISO- 100


This is one of the walkways on my campus ground.  I set my settings to make sure not to allow so much light due to the brightness of the sun. During the Photoshop process I had to repeatedly use content-aware to remove the specks of sun that fell onto the lens.


Deep Photography- DSLR Camera, 1/1000 Shutter Speed,  f/8, ISO- 100


I tried to get a deep photo of another walkway and my campus’s football field. As I did with my other deep photo, I used content aware to remove all sun specks that fell on the camera. I also fixed the coloring of the photo so that the colors would be brighter than they originally were.


Earlier Works

Blur and Freeze Photos

This week for my digital imaging class we learned about how to set up and shoot blur and freeze photos. All the pictures shown are original images to portray my very first experience with blur and freeze photos.

Blur: DSLR Camera,  1/1000 shutter speed, f/7, ISO-Auto


During class, we were permitted to go outside and take shots of moving cars. This is a photo of a truck I took as it sped down one of the streets.  It took a few shots, but I was finally able to take a good photo in which the car was in view and the background was blurred.


This photo was taken at the very same place as the truck. This car wasn’t going as fast because it was pulling another vehicle. That was the reason why the background isn’t as blurred, but is still a blurred photo non-the-less.

Freeze: DSLR, 1/500 shutter speed, f/5, ISO-Auto


This photo was fun to take.  One of my roommates put a spoon underneath a sink faucet with the water running. I took multiple photos until I found a decent picture where the water was spilling evenly in all directions.


This was my favorite photo of them all. Continuing with my freeze photos, I had a roommate of mine drop a small container in a full glass of water creating an impressively big splash. We repeated this process ten times. Putting my camera on the continuous snapshot setting, I was able to take over 100 photos until I found the one that would be best to put on my blog.