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
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.
This week in macro photography, I wanted to focus on textures with ordinary, everyday items. Initially the textures of both the time piece and grass intrigued me. I shot with a zoom lens (18-135mm) and a +4 macro lens filter.