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 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 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

Landscape Perspective

This week I had the opportunity to take some photos of landscape with different perspective. I love being able to take a place that I see and put and showcase my own spin and perspective. I went to the apple orchards at BYUI and had some fun looking at the awesome trees and plants.

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.

KaylaTaculog-Return

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.

KaylaTaculog-Light

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

KaylaTaculog-Warmth

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.