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.


Digital Imaging

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.



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.


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.



Digital Imaging, Portfolio, Uncategorized

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



Digital Imaging, Favorite Projects

Bannack Best- Creative

As my last project from our Bannack Excursion, I was to photograph three creative photos- one levitation, one abstract, and one conceptual.

For my levitation picture, I shot a photo of myself being thrown from one room into another. I set up the shot by capturing two photos, one of the empty hallway, and another of me posing on a stool. Inside Photoshop, I blended the two photos together to create the final product.

For my abstract picture, I wanted to go for a Halloween theme picture. I took several photos of my hand in different positions around a door and blended the images to create a monstrous-like photo. I used a cracked floor texture to add detail to the arms.

For my conceptual image, I took a photo of a cowboy at a bar. The way he was positioned reminded me of a person thinking about the decisions he was making in life.


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.