Reflector Exercise

No Reflector

Gold Reflector

Bent White Reflector

White Reflector

Process: For this activity I had my assistant use the gold and white reflectors. Because the gold reflector was so bright in the subject’s eyes, I had her close her eyes while we got the light and camera ready, then had her open them as I took the pictures. It was crazy windy that day so I also had to wait for the wind to die down for a moment so my assistant could make sure the reflector wasn’t moving too much. Overall, it was very fun to play with reflectors for the first time, I can see how they will be very helpful to have for future shoots.

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Macro Day!

Coin – Macro

Water Drop on Flower – Macro

Grey Jeans – Macro

Water Drop on Lime – Macro

Process:
This was my first time working with macro shots, and I really enjoyed it!  I noticed that it was difficult to take well lit shots with the environment I was working in, so I tried to leverage that into taking interesting shots where the lighting provided gave it a personality rather than feel lacking. I was happily surprised when I was going through my pictures after the shoot and found the shot where the water drop on the lime even further magnified its surface. Doing this shoot has excited me to go and do more macro shots, since they can make even everyday objects look really cool with all their little details.

Depth of Field Activity

Brick Wall Fading, 5/8/2017 2:30 pm Church below the Rexburg Temple, 34mm, f/4.5, 1/640

Open to Visitors, 5/8/2017 2:35 pm Church below the Rexburg Temple, 18mm, f/18, 1/50

Back Again, 5/8/2017 2:10 pm Rexburg Temple Grounds, 25mm, f/4.5, 1/4000

The Little Pines, 5/8/2017 2:18 pm Rexburg Temple Grounds, 29mm, f/5.6, 1/500

Rexburg Temple Side, 5/8/2017 2:40 pm Rexburg Temple Grounds, 18mm, f/18, 1/250

Process: Although I live near the park that I treated as my main site for pictures last time, I wanted to switch things up this time so I headed to the temple grounds here in Rexburg on a sunny day and just walked around looking for things that caught my eye. Figuring out potential pictures and angles that will look good felt easier with shallow depth pictures, but I think part of it is that I had more control. You do not have to walk far for a shallow depth picture, but if I want to take a picture with deep depth, like a mountain, that turns into driving distances. Overall I was happy with some of the shots I was able to get, particularly liking the brick wall and small pine tree pictures.

Motion – Freeze & Blur

Metadata: 1. Motion – Blurred – Cars + Green Jeep, 2. 5/2/2017, 5:30 pm, Porter Park, 3. 18 mm, 4. f/22, 5. 1/50, 6. Nikon D3300

Metadata: 1. Motion – Blurred – Man on yellow scooter, 2. 4/26/2017, 10:55 AM, BYU-I near the Snow building, 3. 45 mm, 4. f/14, 5. 1/60, 6. Nikon D3300

Metadata: 1. Motion – Blurred – Panning with Board, 2. 5/2/2017, 5:15 PM, Porter Park, 3. 18 mm, 4. f/22, 5. 1/40, 6. Nikon D3300

Metadata: 1. Motion – Blurred – Family on Swing, 2. 5/2/2017, 5:20 PM, Porter Park, 3. 55 mm, 4. f/14, 5. 1/40, 6. Nikon D3300

Metadata: 1. Motion – Frozen – Family on Swing, 2. 5/2/2017, 5:21 PM, Porter Park, 3. 55 mm, 4. 5.6, 5. 1/500, 6. Nikon D3300

Metadata: 1. Motion – Frozen – Frisbee Girl, 2. 5/2/2017, 5:37 PM, Porter Park, 3. 55 mm, 4. f/5.6, 5. 1/800, 6. Nikon D3300

Metadata: 1. Motion – Frozen – Frisbee Boy, 2. 5/2/2017, 5:38 PM, Porter Park, 3. 55 mm, 4. f/5.6, 5. 1/800, 6. Nikon D3300

Process: To start, I knew I needed to pick a place where I could get staged and natural shots, so I thought Porter Park in Rexburg on a sunny day would be a good place for both. My wife and I started in one corner of the park, and we just walked around, her skateboarding and me just snapping shots as felt natural. I actually ended up using mostly natural shots rather than the ones I thought of staging since the natural ones turned out better. After the shoot was done, when I was going through the photos on the camera, I realized I liked one of the pictures from the day we went outside to the road as a class, so I added that one in as well. I feel rather brand new to photography so this was an interesting experience, after this set of pictures I am excited to build my skills!