Monday, June 27, 2011

Virginia Beach & Gettysburg

Okey dokey, so this is going to be a gigantic update, because I have stuff from school that I loved, but never uploaded. I am back from vacation, which pretty much stopped being a vacation once I left the beach and went to Gettysburg. Yes, Gettysburg was awesome, I got some amazing photographs, but I would love to go there on my own or with a photo buddy and just go around the entire place and photograph it. I didn't get to take pictures of everything the way I wanted to.... I actually took a majority of my photographs from a moving tour bus...and surprisingly they turned out pretty good. SO...

First, these are from school. They are from my large format class.. the view camera with the $27462348 digital back. Bwahah, actually it's somewhere around $10, if we drop it, we're DOOOOMED.  Hahaha, I had the best group in large format. Heather & DUSTIIIIN!! & luckily I'll get to be in the same group for my studio class next quarter.. YIPPEE!!

Now these are from Gettysburg...I have a lot more that I have to work on..

BEACH PHOTOS!! I miss the beach :( Uh I have a lot more of these too... Lots more..

And of course, I love abstract stuff... Wonder if anyone can figure out what this is :P

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Virginia Beach

I am at Virginia Beach and it's SO NICE here. I've never been here at an old enough age where I can remember anything. The last time we were here, I guess I was really little, and I just don't remember anything except a giant wave crashing on my mom, which then caused my mom to fall on top of me in the water. Of course I would remember the terrible part. Yes, I have been taking photographs.. but I can't do much while I am on vacation becaaaause

1) All I have is my laptop and I cannot judge color/brightness very well on it
2) My MacBook is still running Tiger, and Tiger does not run Lightroom 3... so that means I am running off of Bridge... and I'm wondering how on earth I ever survived without Lightroom.

I am actually TERRIFIED of water. Completely terrified. All I do is stand on the edge where the water doesn't even go up to my knees. I'm way too afraid to go in anymore, I don't feel like sinking to the bottom of the ocean.

I found 2 crabs, and that made my day. I think crabs are cute.

These are the photographs I have for now. I brought my film camera too, and I'm hoping I can develop those photos at school when I go back because the new..smaller.. darkroom is suppose to be done I think.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Goodbye PA!!.. for a week :D

Well, this is all I have for now (and it's old)....because tomorrow I leave for.. dun dun dun duuuuuuun... VIRGINIA BEEEEACH!!!..and Gettysburg... WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!! This is pretty much the first real vacation that my family has gone on in ..i dunno.. years... And we desperately need it. So I am packing up all my camera equipment & my laptop aaaaannnd I'M READY TO TAKE SOME PHOTOS!!!! .... I also just realized that I packed away all my clothes, INCLUDING what I need to wear tomorrow.. so I need to go get those out of the suitcase....... heh.

Yesterday was the last day of my 4th quarter....and it's summer.. So I get THREE weeks off instead of the normal one of two... bwahahaha. So far, I know I finished with all A's except I do not know my grade for News class yet, but it's either an A or a B... That class was probably the hardest of the quarter, just because it was difficult scheduling times with people/finding events when you already have 4 other classes to work around, and a job.. It's possible though, but time management is extremely important.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pastor Steve!

Click to view it larger.. wooohoooo! This is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Composite - final

This is my final project for digital image illustration. I had to put several photos together in Photoshop and use different effects to make a composite.

This is what goes on in my mind...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Playing with mah alien bees

Well I really wanted to play around with my lights tonight..and I found this little thing in my basement and lit it from behind..and I also made my own barn doors out of card board and put one of the strobes on the side with the cardboard taped to it....heh :P ...I can't remember if I used that on these ones.. but I feel like I did on the first one since it's a little brighter on the left side.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

HDR Project

I don't have a photo to put up right now and will update this later. But I ran in to my favorite teacher at AIP last night. Sadly I don't have him this quarter or next quarter.. He is an awesome teacher though and I take his opinion and suggestions for my photographs very seriously because I feel like he is one teacher who will do anything to help me be a successful photographer.

Well, since I haven't gotten any sort of opinion that is useful to me on my Canonsburg HDR project, I decided to show him all of my prints... He said I did a really good job on them and that the tone mapping was done well. All he suggested I do is pull down the saturation a bit. I did exactly what he said and my photos look aweeeesome!

Hooray, someone actually gave me a useful suggestion!