My COMM 300 class has been such a valuable gift to me. Throughout the semester I’ve learned how to master my camera and edit like a pro. My final project for this course is my final photobook. Inside you’ll find some of my favorite images I’ve taken and edited. I have a wide spectrum of photos that are featured, from the old days of the wild west at Bannack to the smallest details in macro photography.
All final edits were done with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom with book designing on Adobe Indesign.
Kayla Taculog’s Photobook
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)
This week in photos comprises portraits of some of my close friends. We made a trip out to Saint Anthony, Idaho and got some good lighting at golden and blue hour.
This shot was taken near the end of golden hour. I captured it with a large aperture (7.1) and attempted to create a clamshell lighting effect by using a speedlite and reflector on its gold side.
This was shot with the same reflector (gold) to hit on the model’s face. I also wanted to get the contrast of golden hour going in to blue hour creeping into the far left of the photo.
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.