Abstract Photograph

This zoomed in photograph of my bracelet was shot using a 35 mm camera for my Photography I class. The object of this assignment was to manipulate a photo in the dark room. There were numerous options for this assignment. In the dark room, I exposed the image on the paper using a high contrast filter and then used a turkey baster filled with developer to pour onto the held up photo. The effect seems as if the photo is dripping onto the paper. This was the most time consuming project for this class as I wanted the effect to look a certain way.

Photo manipulation

Photo manipulation

Digital Coloring

This photo was digitally colored during my Digital Photography II class, where we used a digital camera, and/or our negatives from Photography I to edit in Photoshop. The object of this assignment was to either choose a negative or digital photo, or photograph something to be digitally colored in Photoshop. I chose a photo I took during the summer of 2012 while I was in Keystone, South Dakota for my internship. The photo was already in color, so I had to turn it into black and white in order for it to be colored. I then learned how to gradually add color to blend nicely with the photo. The main focal point is the rope hanging from the tree. The river provides a leading line, which draws the eye to the focal point. The overall result created a dreamlike, forest look to the photo, which I am pleased with.

Digital Coloring

Scale Discrepancy

For this assignment, done in Photography II, where we used a digital camera to take photos, and Photoshop to edit them, I was to take a photo of myself and scale myself down to a small size or up to a large size. The photo of me would be placed inside another photo, in order to compare how small or large I was. I chose to photograph the top of the neck of an electric guitar with emphasis on the tuners. The goal was to have the object and myself photographed in the same type of lighting. I then positioned myself to look like I was sitting on the tuner of the guitar and had a friend photograph it. In Photoshop, I cut myself out of the photo and placed myself in the photo of the guitar. I had to scale myself down, as as well as burn and dodge myself to match  the lighting of the guitar photo. I also had to create a shadow behind myself. Overall, I feel the photo met the goal of depicting extreme scale discrepancy.

Scale  Discrepancy

Cloning

During my Photography II class, I was assigned to create an image in Photoshop using several images of myself in the same setting. This created a cloning effect. The object was to make it look like I had cloned myself. The challenge was to make sure the lighting remained the same, to keep the camera steady, and to create an interesting image. I had to use the eraser tool and several layers in order to correct the fact that the camera had moved some while shooting the image. The different layers represented the “clones” of me. The result I am overall quite pleased with. 

Clone Assignment

Clone Assignment

Product Shot

For this assignment in my Photography II class, I was to photograph a product of my choice and use it to create both a poster and a magazine ad. I chose to photograph the beverage, Grapefruit Sparkling Ice. To make the image more appealing, I added half of a grapefruit next to the product. The object in mind was to spark ideas of summer time and the cool, refreshing drink of Sparkling Ice to quench the consumer’s thirst. For the magazine ad, I added more details such as the blue sky, a sandy beach, and, using a gradient, sunlight. I added the logo as well as a slogan to the ad in order for the consumer to associate them both with the product. For the poster, I wanted to keep it simple. I simply added a pink gradient and included the logo. 

Magazine Ad

Magazine Ad

Poster

Poster