The end of the semester is finally here and I’m really excited/sad for it all. I was able to finish my photobook and get it printed. I originally wasn’t expecting much out of the finished product, but am really proud and happy at how it turned out digitally and physically. I really enjoyed being able to have some experience printing a collection of my work and having a physical copy of my photos. It was interesting to get my photobook from the printer this time around. There were a few images that printed more red than I had edited them to be, but overall, I’m really happy with how it turned out.
My intent for this photobook was to stay true to my personal branding. In my projects and design work I like to incorporate a more modern, sleek, simple, and elegant look. I chose black and white as the major color scheme so that my photos remained the main focal point of the book.
All of my photos were edited in Photoshop and Lightroom, with the photobook designed in InDesign. Below are the links to my pdf version of my photobook.
For the photo contest I decided to enter three images to ViewBug. I’ve previously entered a few images prior just for fun, so I decided to stick with something I’m a little more familiar with.
I really love astrophotography and using my creativity to create captivating nightscapes. I used three of my favorite nightscape photos I took this semester and entered it into the Nature and Night contest. I’m a little excited to see how my photos will fare against the other submissions and to have my work distributed to other people across the internet to view.
I also wanted to enter one of my macro photos of an orange flower into the Beautiful Flowers contest.
I’ve had such an incredible time over this semester learning and capturing images that I can be proud of. I’ve learned a lot about my creativity, composition, and being intentional in capturing my photos. Here are some of my favorite images I’ve taken over the last few months!
This semester I’ve had some fun working on a photobook featuring some of the work I’ve done. These are additional images I plan on inserting into sections of my final photobook.
The following are a final draft of my first five pages of my photobook. They include front/back cover, table of contents, professional page, and a spread. I had fun laying out my design and I’m super excited to see how it’ll turn out on print.
This week I had fun working on some macro shots. In most of my shots I used two close-up filters (+4 and +10). I love being able to take macro shots because it forces me to think more creatively than I typically do. In my macro shots of the coins, pine cones, and wheat, I used natural lighting. In my milkdrop shots I used two speedlites as my auxiliary lighting. In post I sharpened my my images, added contrast, played with the hue and saturation and did some dodging/burning.
I had some fun with this week’s activity! I love graphic design, so being able fuse photography and graphic design into one assignment has been awesome. At Bannack I noticed that a lot of the buildings had cool textures just from being worn down over the years. It tells a story of the original owners of the town and how it has aged and changed up until now. I also really like the concept of broken things becoming strong and using those once weaknesses to illustrate who we are. I thought that these broken and torn walls and my concept blended well together and showcases my original idea well.
Title: Avenir Next Bold
Body: Avenir Next Ultra Thin