Sunday, April 25, 2010

studio portraits- sylvester

Sylvester and I also took some more standard headshots and full length. Are these or the shadow photos better?

Saturday, April 24, 2010


I took these photos of Sylvester in the photo studio at school. We had a lot of fun playing with the shadows.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I really have picked up some new editing skills from watching these... what do you think?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Hey, you can't say it isn't educational.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

WV panoramas

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?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

photography promotional card

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?

Sunday, April 11, 2010


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.)

that look

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.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

promised slideshow

Here is the slideshow I promised! It was my first time photographing a pregnant woman, so let me know what you think, I'd love some critiques and tips for next time.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

baby bump

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!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


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?

Friday, April 2, 2010

funny photo- my own

Saw these as I was walking from school to Point State Park.

Because one sign wouldn't have gotten the message across?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

posing- angles

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?