Photobook

I had so much fun in COMM 300(Digital Imaging). I learned so much about digital imaging. I took a film class in high school so I knew some basic settings, but I loved learning these things. It was so interesting to watch everyone develop styles and comfort zones(including myself). I have learned from my peers, from my instructor, and also from my camera!

I loved the trip that we took to Bannack, it really solidified my abilities and interests. I am so glad we got to go and I am forever grateful for the things that I learned.

I used Adobe Indesign to create this photobook. I used all of my own images and their accompanying edits. I edited all the images in this book using Adobe Photoshop.

Photo Contest

These photos are the photos I submitted to the contest at viewbug.com. I chose this contest because it was free, easy, and I keep the rights to my photos.
I chose these three photos because I wanted to do something different for all of them so I added architecture, portraiture, and macrophotography. These were some of my favorites. I never posted the one of Adam staring out the window before but I figured a contest would be the perfect opportunity for that.
I submitted my photos on 8 July 2017.

Jack – Portraits

This category is the beginning of my photography practice. I’ve dedicated myself to keep learning to take better portraits and to make better edits. This is my newborn cousin, Jack. He’s practically perfect in every way!

Fine Art Print

I chose this image for my fine art print because it was one of my favorites from Bannack and it got the most votes on my critique. I took this shot in a random house in Bannack. It was the part of my day where I was just trying to squeeze the last of my creative juices out and what do you know? This awesome-looking staircase with so many colors and perfect lighting. (I did make it a bit darker). I still wanted a pretty deep depth of field so I stood in the corner and nestled my elbows into my side and took this shot.

This image really taught me about what editing can do, because the original image is good, but the edited image is better. I adjusted the curves and added a multiply filter in Adobe Photoshop. Hopefully I can keep developing my skills and take another that is the best. I have already printed it and it looks awesome.

Composite Image

Quite honestly, I feel like my creativity is all burned out. I tried so hard to think of things I wanted to do that weren’t super cliche. I just decided I’d take a bunch of pictures and try to decide what I could do and this is how they turned out. I took the background image at Nature Park around sunset, so the original picture is pretty dark. (The thumbnail is the edited version I used for this post.) The second photo I took of my grandpa’s dog this weekend. He’s super old but acts super young so I got a photo of him kind of pouncing towards me. Enjoy!

Top 5 Images

How do you even start off a post like this? It was so difficult for me to choose my favorites. My favorites changed throughout the semester, some looked better on the camera than in photoshop and vice versa. Here are the top 5 that I chose out of all the images I took this semester, in order of when I took them: