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.

 

Portraiture

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.

 

 

Bannack Best–Portraits

This week was definitely an adventure. Going to Bannack, Montana with the comm 300 class taught me a lot about my personal creativity, camera settings and new lighting techniques. In these individual shots I used different lighting sources and techniques. I used a Canon T4i with a 18-135mm lens and Tokina 11-16mm lens.

Auxiliary lighting: Westcott Apollo Orb
Auxiliary Lighting: Einstein Strobe with Octabox
Auxiliary Lighting: Westcott Spiderlite TD6
Auxiliary Lighting: Reflector
Auxiliary Lighting: Rogue Flashbender
Auxiliary Lighting: Einstein Strobe with Octabox
Auxiliary Lighting: Rogue Flashbender
Auxiliary Lighting: Einstein Strobe with Octabox
Auxiliary Lighting: Einstein Strobe with Reflector
Auxiliary Lighting: Einstein Strobe with Reflector
Auxiliary Lighting: Einstein Strobe with Reflector

 

 

It’s All About Dat Perspective

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.