Archive for the ‘Visual Media’ Category

Night and Light Photos

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by Sam

Light Painting I’ve practiced Light Painting a few times now for various projects, and it was a great way to get down to the nitty-gritty and forcing myself to do intimidating things: such as using Manual Mode. My favorite part of Light Painting is that, since you’re probably shooting something static, you can really take […]

Photo Contest Entry

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by Sam

I chose the Photoshop World Photo Contest. Here are the reasons which appealed to me: I could submit three photos, which made it much easier to select which ones I wanted to submit. The prize is free attendance to a large Photoshop Conference, a great opportunity to learn about and participate in my industry. The […]

P4 Photobook – Half Draft

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by Sam

The best part about designing this book is being selfish about it. I am happy to categorize around the photos that excite me most instead of relying on the structure of the class assignments. The pages are coming along – I am quite happy with most of the big design decisions, and now I’m just […]

P2 Framed Art – Porch Music

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Sam

It would have been difficult selecting a favorite photo for my framed art submission, except for this semi-strict criteria: It needed to be something we could hang in our house. After all, if I’m going to go out of my way to spend all this money on large print format and framing, it needed to […]

Bannack Best

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by Sam 2 Comments

These are some of the best of my photos taken in Bannack, but not used in the other posts. The Owlets This was an exciting photo not just as a photographer, but as a birdwatcher. I’d never had such an opportunity to see Great Horned Owlets, let alone this close. Of course, I used a […]

Bannack HDR

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by Sam

Overcast The hotel was definitely one of the most impressive pieces of architecture in Bannack. I wanted an HDR of it, but had to wait until it was no longer surrounded by students. By the time that happened, there were some pretty sweet clouds with silver lining in the background. Another one that makes the […]

Bannack Macro Abstract

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by Sam

Peeling Ah, the magic of editing. I ended up taking two photos that I had only marked as 2-star in Bridge and turning them into something kinda neat. I was tempted to use a layer mask to isolate the peeling effect to his skin, but in the end I thought it was better to have […]

Bannack Depth Focus

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by Sam

By the time we did our “Graveyard Shootout Competition”, I had no energy for it. But I didn’t want to miss out on my last opportunity to shoot in Bannack either, so I moseyed around looking for something interesting that not everyone was rushing to photograph. I found these tiny blueish flowers that I knew […]

Bannack Action

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by Sam

While my group had worked on some blur/freeze shots along the river, I was busy tracking down my spare battery. For the rest of the day I kept looking for opportunities to catch some action shots, but didn’t find much. Thankfully these two models were very polite and willing to twirl. Twirling Blur Date: May […]

Bannack Portraits

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by Sam

As I have said, Portraits are not my strong suit. They also are the aspect of photography that gets the most attention, while simultaneously being the least interesting to me. HOWEVER These models were all fantastic. I couldn’t help but catch some great shots of them. For a lot of the shoot I was timid […]