Just like dancing, painting, and music are fine art, I’ve come to realize that photography does the same at capturing the beauty of life in its medium. I believe that photography captures the simplicity/complexities of life in a single moment, and I’ve tried to life’s simple moments in this fine art post. Enjoy!
This week was definitely an adventure. Going to Bannack, Montana with the comm 300 class taught me a lot about my personal creativity, camera settings and new lighting techniques. In these individual shots I used different lighting sources and techniques. I used a Canon T4i with a 18-135mm lens and Tokina 11-16mm lens.
With this week’s theme being perspective of 12 I knew I wanted to highlight a person that has had a huge impact on my life here at college. I was inspired by my friend, Aven, and wanted to implement different angles and dramatic lighting to photograph her. I used a Canon T4i with a speedlite to capture good contrast with lighting.
With the textures, I added a cracked, sand layer to the model’s face and decreased the opacity to 75%.
Lastly, here is a collage of the rest of the perspective of twelve photos.
I’ve always enjoyed looking at still motion photography, so I looked how I would go about creating a water droplet freeze in time. I had my camera synced with a external flash to properly expose the water drops. I also used aluminum foil below the water to reflect the colored backgrounds to give the water a colored effect. This week was great being able to delve deeper into depth of field and motion photography.
This semester I had the privilege of taking an introductory public relations class. We studied different areas related to PR such as crisis communications, event planning, research, etc. The students were then put together in teams to become a PR team where they would take on a PR campaign for a client. This semester we had the opportunity to work with a company called NetAngel, a porn filter based in the cloud. In this campaign we were given four weeks to complete our campaign and work towards a solution for our client. In addition to completing a PR campaign for NetAngel, we were asked to design and compile a book of our research, PR strategy, tactics and additional resources for Brian McKellar, CEO of NetAngel, to use in his future endeavors of his company. The following is our final book project.
In this book, we wanted to create a theme of connection. In our first meetings with Brian, the phrase he used “connection is the opposite of addiction”, was something that stood out to the entire team. Our theme for our PR campaign and for our book was “Creating Connections”. In the design we hoped to achieve this theme throughout our book the photographs and layout design of the book. In connection to his already existing company, we also wanted to continue his monochromatic color scheme that is also found throughout his website https://www.netangel.com/.
Below you can view the master book that is our finished project: