Monday, June 20, 2011

Event Shoot with Jon

This here is my final for Photographic Imaging One! The goal was to take a bunch of shots, and use three of them to describe an event that's happening. This was incredibly fun to shoot because I pretty much woke up early and went to my favourite place in the world, Barnes and Noble, with one of my favourite people, my friend Jon. I then picked out specific books for him, bought him the drink of his choice, and went wild. I even made him have conversations with me the whole time I was taking pictures. Plus, the weather outside was beautiful and rainy, which I adore. And everything inside was incredibly warm and welcoming.

The event was reading books and sipping Coffee (well, hot cocoa on Jon's part).

It's a moment that's incredibly simple, yet purely happiness. When you can just sit down and relax; lose yourself in the swirling contents of your cup that can so easily burn your tongue, in the tiny letters that fill up every sweet smelling page of a good book; a place where you could even safely fall asleep. In this moment, you're home.
Overall, I adored this shoot. Completely brilliant. Not necessarily my shots, but the act of shooting this genuinely filled my heart with warmth.

My contact sheet from the shoot:

Friday, June 17, 2011


The following photographs were all taken at Speedwell Lake.

The lake.

The chain that prevents cars from driving on the path, +Jon.

The inside of Jon's car.

Contact Sheet:

Composite Scale Project

So for this project I had to blend 3 "scaled" objects into one picture "background". To do this I took pictures of my friends Kevin and Jaime in front of a green screen and then edited them in photoshop to produce this lovely picture. I played around with the sizes of Kevin and Jaime, added shadows, and even changed their colour a little. Overall, I think this is a funny and interesting composite of scaled photographs.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Old Photo Restoration NUMERO DOS



Awk, I don't know this man! But I had to restore another photograph, so I googled "old photographs". (I had to get the picture approved by my teacher too). So yeah, here is my new an improved old man!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Shooting Jaime

So I shot my dear friend, Jaime, which was quite exciting. It was actually my first shoot in the lab or whatever you want to call it, and it was nice to be in charge. Hahaha, oh goodness, that makes me sounds like a control freak. But we pretty much got to do what ever we wanted, which I absolutely fancied. As someone who does lighting in her spare time, I really fancied getting the chance to play around with the lighting in this shoot. My favourite set being, as you can tell, a single light. So here are a few of my favourite photographs from the shoot...
The photograph above is my favourite from the shoot. I love the simple shadows and how the white rose contrasts so beautifully with the black around it, almost causing it to grow. I like how the light doesn't drown Jaime out, and love that the shot is simple and candid. The balance between shadows and light is another one of the things I love about the shot.
I love this photo because of how vividly it captures Jaime. The photograph has genuine life to it, a sort of movement, like how you can see the sparkle in her eyes. However I could improve on the light, for it tends to wash Jaime out a little. I'm also not enjoying the harsh shadows of her hand and the flower, but I still love the shot.
Once again, I love how simple and raw (due to the fact that this shot was candid) this shot is. I really like the contrast of light and dark and the shadows on Jaime's face. However, I wish the contrast between light and dark in the shadows in other places was much less harsh. Another improvement would be to show more contrast between the colour of Jaime's hair and the backdrop. Overall, I still really enjoy this shot and it's ability to capture life in Jaime.