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.


KaylaTaculog-Photobook

 

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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.

Macro Madness

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.

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

 

 

Portraiture

This week in photography is one of my favorite aspects of shooting photography: portraits. I love being able to capture people, whether candidly or posed, to tell a story. This week I shot a head shot, side composition, full body, group pictures (posed and candid), and group environmental. I loved the fall colors out in the landscape and tried to use a more muted-color theme in my editing.

 

Individual Head and Shoulder Shot

 

Individual Side Composition

 

Individual Full Body

 

Group Posed

 

Group Activity

 

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.

Commercial

 

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.

Ghost

 

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

 

Abstract

 

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.

Conceptual

 

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

Conceptual

 

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