Another assignment for my digital photo editing class was to create two panoramas. I learned to stitch panoramas in Photoshop, but this time they worked more easily, and I'm really pleased with the results. I like making these, and am always looking for interesting and different subjects... Do you know any I could try?
One of the assignments in my digital photography editing class was to create a promotional card. This is what I came up with first, but I'm working on a few more, with different looks and styles. What type of photography promo card would catch your attention?
I created this timeline of the early history of photography. I am no expert, but I'm currently taking a history of photography class, so if you have any questions let me know, and I'll do some research, and do my best to answer them! (click on a date or the matching image of a little more info on that development.)
I love taking portraits, and I love capturing those little looks people make... the goofy, sad, serious, mad, gorgeous, etc. When I did a photo shoot of my best friend Karen, I got a lot of good photos. The two below aren't my favorites, but I love them because they capture two of her expressions that I know very well... The first is how she looks at me when I say or do something dumb... it is her "Really?!?" look. The second is her expressions when she says something ridicules, or something that she knows I won't like, but is hoping that by being pretty and cheerful, I'll agree.
Last week I photographed a pregnant woman in the studio. Her name is Erin, and she is one of the cutest expecting women I've seen. These are my three favorite photos from our shoot. I will post more in a slide-show tomorrow, so be sure to check them out, and let me know what you think of my first attempt at photographing a baby bump!
Sometimes it is useful to focus simply on lines, shapes, and forms when composing an image. The resulting image often does not tell a story, carry deep meaning, etc., but it can be visually pleasing, and I enjoy using this technique because I think it improves my eye by sharpening my compositional awareness. What do you think of these photographs, for which I made a conscious effort to capture simple forms?
Continuing with posing models... The angle of the sitter is very important. As I said in the video, it is not as flattering to be facing straight on to the camera, and is usually better to be slightly angled. Sometimes though facing front gives a different look, and can be interesting. This is an example, the same pose, but she turned a little for the second image. Which do you think is better?
This year I graduated with a bachelors in photojournalism (major) and Digital Media (minor) from Point Park University, in downtown Pittsburgh. I love taking and editing photographs, and I enjoy making multimedia presentations. My dream is to work as a museum curator. I'm not living in Lithuania, and am going to be doing some traveling around Europe in the next few months, so check back for lots more travel photos!