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.
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.
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.
Fine Art Template
Themed Image Series
As a themed series I wanted to capture not only glass, but the reflections of the sky in the window panes. I was inspired to take these photos in Bannack, Montana to reflect what I feel windows do: give us a perspective of something else. All edits were done in lightroom–mostly to add light and more brightness to the images–to follow the theme of windows shedding new perspective and light.
Title: Optimus Princeps
Body: Avenir Next Condensed (thin)
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!
In addition to portraits, being creative with the composition and software skills allowed me to produce these cool shots.
For the levitation shot I used a composite of two different images. One, with no subject in frame, and the second shot with the subject in pose.