Final Photobook

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.




First Five

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.

Bannack Themed Series





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



Bannack Fine Art

At Bannack, Montana there are lots of old-time trinkets, architecture, and vibes. You definitely see history right up close. In my fine art photography of this old ghost town, I found different perspectives and textures that I thought were interesting and could help tell the story of this special place.



Bannack Best – Creative

Along with portraits and fine art photography taken at Bannack, I had fun coming up with creative shots that expanded my creativity and imagination.

For my commercial shot, I capture the Hotel Meade, ready to be print for newspaper and magazines.



For my ghost shot I captured Austin in a dark closet. I used a long shutter speed (5 seconds) and had him move out of frame during the exposure to get the ghost effect.



For my levitation shot I had Austin laying on a bench. In another shot I took a picture of the room and masked that in Photoshop.

Levitation Composite




I feel like this photo tells a story about what it was like to be in a saloon. Duster had mentioned some stories about the sheriff and brought along some cool props found here.



Here is another shot that captures a story. Creatively I wanted to show how important light is in our lives.



For this shot I got my inspiration from underwater photos I had seen online. I loved the idea of capturing people underwater and wanted to showcase that in one of my creative shots.

Levitation/Conceptual Composite


Bannack Portraits

This week has been my favorite part of the semester: the Bannack photo expedition. I had the opportunity to go to Bannack, Montana and shoot themed portraits and fine art photography. It was fun to learn more how to direct models, shoot with different types of light set-ups and modifiers, and learn from observing others. Here are the portraits that I edited in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Auxiliary Light: Rogue Flashbender


Auxiliary Light: Rogue Flashbender


Auxiliary Light: Westcott Spiderlite TD6


Auxiliary Light: Westcott Apollo Orb


Auxiliary Light: Reflector


Auxiliary Light: Reflector


Auxiliary Light: Einstein Strobe with large reflector


Auxiliary Light: Einstein Strobe with Large Reflector


Auxiliary Light: Dimmable LEDs


Auxiliary Light: Apollo Orb and Reflector

Super 5!

This semester in Comm 300 has been such an adventure. From post-production editing, lighting techniques, composition, to creating my own style, I’ve learned an incredible amount. Below are some of my favorite photos I’ve taken through the semester.


In this photo a speedlite was used to capture a chiaroscuro lighting effect. I wanted to use moody lighting to tell the story of taking oneself out of the dark and looking up to the light.

KaylaTaculog-Whole New World

During our macro photography week I used a close up filter (+4) to capture the details of this yellow bell pepper and LED light for continuous lighting.

KaylaTaculog-Anne With an 'E'

At Bannack, Montana, I was able to capture this shot using an einstein strobe with reflector.


Also taken at Bannack, Montana, this shot was taken to feature the lamp by creating a small amount of bokeh.


This shot was taken near the end of golden hour in Saint Anthony, Idaho. I used a speedlite and a reflector (gold side) to emulate clamshell lighting.