Friday, November 30, 2007

Paige Times 3

Ok, so hairmasking is fun. Hard, yes, but very fun. Start with a model (thanks Paige!), cut them out, and put them on another scene - or in this case, 2 other scenes. After figuring out how to cut her out, the rest of it went pretty fast. I can say that as annoying as this assignment was, I really enjoyed doing it. I learned a lot.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving with the family

My Aunt Gail. She is so awesome.

Cousin Paul. He's a trip.

My dad with my cousin Matthew. It was Matthew's birthday on Thanksgiving and he had a Pirates of the Caribbean themed party - hence the hat and swords...

My bro, Adam. <3

Cousin Lexie.

All in all, it was a great day. Had family from all over come by and eat with us.

First try...

at the panoramic assignment. I took several images this day at two separate times. This one was about 10 minutes after the first one. Now, I liked this a lot and thought I had something. But man, the sun was going down so fast that almost all my images were different color temps and exposures. It was a learning experience. This is only two pictures put together, but I think it's still kind of pretty.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

FNFB Strikes Again

These all came from the ERHS vs Asheboro playoff game on the 9th. I tried to get things other than just people playing football. The band, coaches, and after-game rituals were all interesting, so why not photograph them? I do, however, still have an issue just accepting the fact that fnfb pictures will all be 'dark as crap'.

Another portrait

This assignment required us to take a portrait of someone outside. Some of the things we needed to be sure of was: balancing light and light temperature, keeping composition nice, posing, and over all feel of the portrait should be nice. I tried this assignment quite a few times and just never really got anything that I thought was assignment-worthy. But, thanks to April, I think I got it on this one. She is lit with a Vivitar 285 + Softbox though the gazebo 'window' and I used a 30d w/ the lens at 100mm and f/10.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Little John's (weekly)

After a few more lessons in layout and design, I gave my weekly another look-over. I had to fix spacing a little. They are located in Greensboro, and I shot this with a Canon 30d, 24 - 105mm lens (lens was around 35 - 55mm for the images), and a Vivitar 285 flash.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Lines...mmm fun.

We had this assignment in portrait class where we looked at 3 different body positions, or lines. I, S curves, and C curves. We had to use a male and female to post in both masculine and feminine versions of all 3 lines. This was especially hard for me because I didn't really have an idea on how to pose people to begin with. But, I do have to say thank goodness we were only doing silhouettes of our models...we were laughing so hard during these soots that I can guarantee the faces would have been horrendous. I def. have some things to work on... The original assignment called for plain white walls, but since this isn't the assignment, I changed them. What can I say, I like color.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Friday Night Football

So we have to shoot Friday night football and honestly, it's hard. It's dark, your images are going to have a lot of noise b/c you have to shoot at 1600asa and almost everyone has red eyes because of having to use on camera flash. Normally all of this would bother me, but's Friday night football - it's SUPPOSED to look like that. This game was Randleman vs Southeast Guilford. For the most part, we didn't have to go beyond the 40 because SEG would get the ball and come back to us. Yay for consistency.

Medical Portrait

This assignment was for out BioComm PJ class. We had to make a portrait of someone in the medical field. I bounced a flash off the corner behind me so I wouldn't get a harsh shadow in the shape of her head on the wall to her left, and I used a blue gel on a strobe. I stood on a chair with a 35mm lens to get the angle I wanted. This is the first one I will submit, but I'm not happy with it at all. I'm going to re-shoot it.