Photo Book

Here is a PDF of my Photo book:

PDF Book

PDF COVER

This was a fun but challenging project. Before doing this project I was not very familiar with inDesign. But now I am much more confident with the program! It was extremely challenging at first. I had to figure a lot of it out on my own and also got help from lab assistants. I spent over 24 hours on this assignment. My favorite part was arranging the format with the text and photos together. I loved putting photos together that matched the same theme.

I wanted to make my photo book different so I added quotes to my book from famous photographers. I think it really adds a lot to the book and sets it appart from others. I had a hard time deciding which photos to use because I had so many that I liked. I decided to pick my very best pictures that I have ever taken. I added a lot of past photos in the mix and a lot of new photos as well. I am thankful for this assignment because I learned so much about indesign and I can’t wait to make another photo book!

Photo Book Photos!

Here are some new photos I added to my photobook that were not already on my blog! I redid the portrait and enhancement assignment so I added some photos from that. I also took some pictures for the night and light assignment that I missed. I also added some pictures from past photoshoots and new photoshoots that I have not added to the blog yet. I hope you enjoy!

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Contest

Industrial: 5/1/13, 8:00 p.m., Boondocks, Idaho, f/16, 4 seconds, Cannon T3i, Subject is back lit during evening which reveals pretty golden light.

Industrial: 5/1/13, 8:00 p.m., Boondocks, Idaho, f/16, 4 seconds, Cannon T3i, Subject is back lit during evening which reveals pretty golden light.

I chose to enter this photograph in the print contest for photographics society. I entered this photograph at the beginning of the semester on May 9th. I took this photograph and really liked the colors it produced. It was taken at 8pm at night so the sun was setting really nicely. This photograph was well exposed and I was happy with how it turned out. After editing this image I printed it out at Walmart and took it to Photographics society the day of the contest. We were each told to put our prints on a board and people voted on their favorite print. The theme was Landscape. I also uploaded this photo to the photographics website.

I chose the photographics society print contest because I love desplaying prints. It is like displaying art. I am in a lot of Photography classes on campus and we display our work and turn in our projects by turning in prints. I also chose this contest because I enjoyed seeing my other classmate’s work! It was also a convenient contest because it was done at the school.

Link to contest website: http://www.byuiphotographics.org/main-contests/page/2/  

Framed Fine Art Final

The Girl and the House: 6/13/13, 5:30pm, Bannack, f/2.8, 1/1000, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

The Girl and the House: 6/13/13, 5:30pm, Bannack, f/2.8, 1/1000, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

This is the photo I chose to use for my Final framed picture! I took this at Bannack during the time of the shootout. The technical information can be found under the image. The edits I used were pretty simple. I increased the contrast and exposure. I added vibrance and added more red and green and yellow to the image. Those color changes made the image brighter. Since I had to print it big I had to make her eyes stand out more and not look blurry. To do that I used the dodge and burn tool. I chose this image because it is unique and it goes a lot with my personal style. I love doing natural overlays. This image looks like it could easily be two images combined, however it is only one. Megan is looking through the window in this image which gives it that effect.

 

Bannack Best

Soft Focus: 6/13/13, 5:00pm, Bannack, f/2.5, 1/500, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8, Sepia portrait

Soft Focus: 6/13/13, 5:00pm, Bannack, f/2.5, 1/500, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8, Sepia portrait

The Girl and the House: 6/13/13, 5:30pm, Bannack, f/2.8, 1/1000, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

The Girl and the House: 6/13/13, 5:30pm, Bannack, f/2.8, 1/1000, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Cotton Candy Clouds: 6/13/13, 8:45pm, Bannack, f/13, 1/250, Cannon t3i, HDR Image

Cotton Candy Clouds: 6/13/13, 8:45pm, Bannack, f/13, 1/250, Cannon t3i, HDR Image

The Dinning Room: 6/13/13, 3:45pm, Bannack, f/9, 1/250, Cannon t3i, HDR Image

The Dinning Room: 6/13/13, 3:45pm, Bannack, f/9, 1/250, Cannon t3i, HDR Image

Pots and Pans: 6/13/13, 3:45pm, Bannack, f/9, 1/250, Cannon t3i, HDR Image

Pots and Pans: 6/13/13, 3:45pm, Bannack, f/9, 1/250, Cannon t3i, HDR Image

These are some of my favorite shots from bannack! I really enjoyed learning how to shoot HDR images so I included some of those in here. I also of course love portraits so I added a couple more of those in the post as well. The first portrait is sepia and it is shot between leaves on a bush. The next portrait was shot in front of a window with my model on the other side. The reflection of the house and clouds turned out perfectly overlaying over her face! The next image was at night with the beautiful colored sky. And the last two images were in the same building. It was a locked building that looks like it used to be a house!

HDR

Hotel: 6/13/13, 2:30pm, Bannack, f/13, 1/250, Cannon t3i, HDR Image

Hotel: 6/13/13, 2:30pm, Bannack, f/13, 1/250, Cannon t3i, HDR Image

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Town at Sunset: 6/13/13, 8:45pm, Bannack, f/9, 1/160, One Shot HDR

Town at Sunset: 6/13/13, 8:45pm, Bannack, f/9, 1/160, One Shot HDR

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The first shot is an HDR image shot of the hotel. I used the program to create an HDR image. I had to remove a couple spots on the image but other than that there were no other edits done. I used my tripod and the HDR setting. The next photo is just a one shot HDR photo edited using the program as well. No other edits were done. The photo was taken just as the sun was going down and creating beautiful colors in the sky!

Macro Abstract

Flower: 6/13/13, 2:30pm, Bannack, f/1.8, 1/600, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Flower: 6/13/13, 2:30pm, Bannack, f/1.8, 1/600, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Rough Texture: 6/13/13, 2:30pm, Bannack, f/1.8, 1/350, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Rough Texture: 6/13/13, 2:30pm, Bannack, f/1.8, 1/350, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Flower & Texture: 6/13/13, 2:30pm, Bannack, f/1.8, 1/600, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Flower & Texture: 6/13/13, 2:30pm, Bannack, f/1.8, 1/600, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

I like the final image of this photo because it looks vintage. The texture over the flowers makes it look like an old photograph. I used a shallow depth of field to photograph the small flower. I chose the bark image to go over it because it is a intricate but consistant pattern. The colors also go together. I used my 50 mm lens to shoot this photo.

Reverse Shallow Depth

Lacey Blur: 6/13/13, 1:30pm, Bannack, f/1.8, 1/500, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Lacey Blur: 6/13/13, 1:30pm, Bannack, f/1.8, 1/500, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Lacey Sharp: 6/13/13, 1:30pm, Bannack, f/1.8, 1/500, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Lacey Sharp: 6/13/13, 1:30pm, Bannack, f/1.8, 1/500, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

 

In this shot Lacey is holding up an old camera. In the first shot the camera is in focus because I focused on the camera. In the next shot Lacey’s face is in focus because I focused on her face. I did not need a tripod for this shot because the lighting was great. I used window lighting to get the great shadows on her face.

Action Blur & Freeze

Megan's Twirl: 6/13/13, 7:45pm, Bannack, f/2.8, 1/350, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8, Stopped Motion

Megan’s Twirl: 6/13/13, 7:45pm, Bannack, f/2.8, 1/350, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8, Stopped Motion

Piano Man Ghost: 6/13/13, 3:40pm, Bannack, f/9, 6 seconds, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8, Blurred Motion

Piano Man Ghost: 6/13/13, 3:40pm, Bannack, f/9, 6 seconds, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8, Blurred Motion

The first shot of Megan is a frozen action shot. Megan was twirling around and her dress was twirling as well. I used a fast enough shutter to catch her dress mid-twirl. My shutter was set at 350 and I was using a 50mm lens which is a fast lens. For this next shot I used the ghosting technique to catch this image. I opened my shutter for 6 seconds while on the tripod. I had my model come in for half of the frame and leave the other half. I also had someone shine a flash on him for a quick second while he was in the frame. I did that to make she he appeared more on the image. I turned the photo black and white and added a grunge frame over the image to give it a creepy old affect.

Portraits

Katie: 6/13/13, 5:00pm, Bannack, f/2.5, 1/500, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Katie: 6/13/13, 5:00pm, Bannack, f/2.5, 1/500, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Katie & Umbrella: 6/13/13, 5:00pm, Bannack, f/2.5, 1/500, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

Katie & Umbrella: 6/13/13, 5:00pm, Bannack, f/2.5, 1/500, Cannon t3i, 50mm 1.8

 

These are the portraits I took of beautiful Katie! I absolutely love shooting portraits, that’s my forte! The way I got this affect was by shooting through tree leaves and branches. The color of the leaves were a light green. It may have even been a sage plant now that I think of it. I did minor edits by increasing saturation and exposure. The lighting was already great so I didn’t have to do much else!