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 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.