Creative Images- Bannack Ghost Town

This week my class and I had the privilege to visit and explore Bannack Ghost Town, Montana.  Here we had the opportunity to shoot portraits of models, items, and landscapes using professional lighting equipment given to us by Brigham Young University-Idaho. This part of the project was my favorite because we had the opportunity to use Photoshop skills to construct creative shots and images.

Levitation

Before Pictures

 

Conceptual

 

Abstract

 

Ghost Image

 

Commercial

Portraits- Bannack Ghost Town

This week my class and I had the privilege to visit and explore Bannack Ghost Town, Montana.  Here we had the opportunity to shoot portraits of models using professional lighting equipment given to us by Brigham Young University-Idaho.

 

The Red Dress

Photo was taken outside using a speed-light and a flash-blender.

 

Snow White

Photo was taken indoors using a speed-light with a Wescott Apollo Orb.

 

Into Heaven

 

 

Little Women

Photo was taken indoors using dimmable LED and natural light.

 

Jessie

Photo was taken indoors using a speed-light and snoot.

Macro Images

This week’s project was fun to complete. We studied how to create macro images and were given the task on taking some macro shots of everyday objects. I was able to take very good shots of a small pocket-watch. I used my iPhone as the ground layer so I could get a little bit of that reflective mirroring in my shots. I also took some photos of a leaf and a fruit with a water drop on them using macro lenses for a 58 mm lens. The biggest challenge for me though was taking the shot of the ice cube on fire. I had to douse the ice cube with hand-sanitizer  and wait for the flames to spread along the ice. It turned out pretty well if I do say so myself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perspective of 12

This week for our class assignment, we had the challenge to take 12 photos of one object from 12 different angles. Since I was in the Disney mood, I decided to take photos of the rose from Beauty and the Beast. I took these photos on a theater stage in complete darkness using only a few LED lights and speed lights. We were also challenged to add an online texture to one of our photos.

 

I used these photos for my texture challenge

 

And the final product came out as this.

 

Motion & Depth

This week as part of my digital imaging class, we focused on practicing shots including depth and motion. I’ve posted four photos to showcase what i have practiced.

 

Depth

I was doing a portrait shoot for a YouTuber when I decided to do this shot. I had my camera settings on an F-stop of 5.6 with a shutter speed of 1/50 and a ISO of 200.  I had a speed-light over to my left with a LED  light shining continuously in his face. Once I took the photo, I took it into Photoshop to darken the image, add more contrast, and put on a black and white filter.

One morning the earth decided to randomly open up it’s salt shaker and snow all over our college campus. I thought maybe this would be a good time to head over to the gardens and get a few shots. I was behind a tree when i took this shot.  I had a F-stop of 5.6 with a shutter speed of 1/200.  The ISO was 400. After I took the picture, I went into Photoshop and tried the best I could to brighten the image. I added just a little of cold temperature and finally had my photo.

Motion

This was the best I could accomplish for a freeze motion capture. At this point the snow was falling down quickly. I had my shutter speed at 1/200 with an aperture of 5.6. My ISO was at 800. This was the best shot I took with the snow flakes frozen in falling motion.

Motion blur was by far the hardest concept for me. I decided to keep it simple and see if I could snag a photo of  a car passing by.  I had an F-stop of 11 and a shutter speed of 1/200. The ISO was at 200. I took the photo into photoshop and darkened the image so it wasn’t too bright.

 

 

Portfolio Book

I am very proud to present my Photobook as my final class project for COMM 300. This book serves as my portfolio as it is a combination of my best photos. These photos range from macro photography, to portrait photography, to fine art photography.

This Photobook was designed by myself using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. All photos inside are original photos I took this past semester. This book was published using MyPublisher

front-cover

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