Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Small Room Portrait

The last requirement that I was missing for my portrait portfolio was the small room portrait. It was very last minute but I like the outcome that I got. Thank you Lance for modeling for me at such the last minute, I know how much you hate the camera!


A requirement for my object portfolio was to have a photograph of metal in it. I decided to photograph a juicer. It was not the easiest experience I had, because the size of the objet that I chose I had to use 5 panels and 5 lights to try and reduce the specular highlights on the juicer.

Pharmaceutical Reshoot

Those of you that have been following my blog will probably recognize this subject. My teacher showed me some problems with my last pharmaceutical so I wanted to reshoot to make the image stronger. The main problem was the composition. After playing around with the composition for a while, this is final image I came up with.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Location Portraits

For my portrait portfolio I was required to have a street location portrait. Thank you Hannah for being willing to model for me even though it was a little cold.

I also was required to have a outside portrait that had nature it in. Thank you Holli for volunteering to model at the last minute.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Word Salad

For my last project in my digital imaging class we were required to make a creative montage. We were given five words that had to show in our final image. The words could be shown discretely or could be made very obvious. The type of person I was supposed to represent was a business professional. My theme was supposed to be allegory, and my three objects were window, farming equipment, coffee cup.

Peppermint Fun

For my object portfolio we were required to have an image with glass. I wanted to photograph something that kind of pertained to Christmas so I chose to photograph a bunch of different types of peppermints in a candy jar.

The hardest part about this was to light the peppermints that were actually in the candy jar. It was quite challenging to do this without messing up the lighting on the glass. Overall I think that the final image turned out quite well. 

Long Term Portraits

For my portrait lighting class we were required to take three portraits of the same person. One of them in studio and the two others could represent their hobby or career. Jennifer Lamonds was nice enough to volunteer three different days to model for me. Thank you Jen!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Forensic Photography

In class yesterday Gary Knight, a forensic photographer, came to help us learn more about forensic photography. We learned loads of stuff. This is an image I took of a handprint on a glass window.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chick-Fil-A Brownies

We had an assignment in our object lighting class to photograph chocolate with a studio strobes. I chose to shoot Chick-Fil-A brownies because I love the way they taste and they have icing on the top of them which makes them really pretty. For the setup I used a Farrell light slanted in the back and an additional speedotron light on the right side of the table to get more texture in the brownie.

Canon 50D
Exposure: 1/250sec @ F/16 
Focal Length: 82mm 
ISO 200

Monday, November 23, 2009

Technoid Cell Phone

For this assignment we were required to photograph a cell phone against a reflective background. I chose to use silver foil wrapping paper for underneath the phone and as the background. I used 3 mini hot lights and a green and yellow gel. One of the minis lit the phone itself, one mini with the green gel behind the background, and the other mini with a yellow gel pointing up to light the bottom of the foil paper yellow. I really like the effect that the light on the foil paper gave. Here is what I came up with!

Canon 50D
Exposure: 2sec @ f/8 
Focal Length: 105mm 
ISO 200
Picture of Setup

Light Writing

For this assignment we were required to shoot a fruit or vegetable. I chose peppers because the colors of them really caught my eye. For the lighting we were required to experiment with light writing. I used the broncolor light brush for the lighting and left the shutter open for four seconds at f/8. During this time you just shine the light on different parts of the image to your liking! I hope you love the colors as much as I do!

Canon 50D
Exposure: 4secs @ f/8 
Focal Length: 80mm  
Broncolor Light Brush
ISO 200  

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Friday Night Football

For my photojournalism class last 8weeks I had to go shoot at football games every Friday night. Here are a few of the images that I ended up with.

Canon 50D
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure: 1/1250sec @ F/2.8 
ISO: 1600

Canon 50D
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure: 1/250sec @ f/2.8
ISO: 800 


While in New York City for the PDN Photo Expo my digital class had an assignment to shoot a panoramic. I chose to do mine at Central Park. For this panoramic I combined 52 images together using Photomerge in Photoshop. It was a long process, but I really like the results. Let me know what you think.

Canon 50D

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

High Dynamic Range Image

For my Digital Imaging Class we had an assignment to shoot an HDR image. To do this you bracket your exposures and put it together in Photomatix Pro software. This is the image I came up with.

Canon 50D
Focal Length: 28mm
ISO 400
Natural Light

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fun in the Summer

This past summer I had a Photojournalism class. For this class we had to shoot and turn in at least two pictures a week for our Weekly points! Here are a few that I used for my Weeklies. Hope you like them!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Old School

It's late at night and I can't sleep. Just thought I would post one of my favorites that not many people have seen. I love this image because of the beauty of the light on the trees. This photo was shot with my Mamiya 645 on TMAX 100 film.

I would like to personally thank Hannah Sheffield for being my model for so many of my projects that I have had. Love you so much!

Monday, November 2, 2009

More of Abstract Asheboro

I recently posted an image from a photo safari in Downtown Asheboro that I took with my Object Lighting Class. Here are some more images that I shot that day with some editing done to them in Photoshop. Hope you enjoy!



Abstract Asheboro

Canon 50D
Exposure: 1/500sec @ f/5.6 ISO 320
Focal Length: 100mm
Natural Light

Last Wednesday my Object Lighting Class took a trip to downtown Asheboro to go on a Photo Safari. The goal was to get images that wouldn't be recognized for what it is. For a couple of the photos I took I left them out of focus. This was one of my favorites because of the colors.

Pharmaceutical Assignment

A digital shot of Avandamet for a pharmaceutical assignment given for my Object Lighting Class. This medication is used to help regulate blood sugar for people with Type II Diabetes.

Canon 50D
1/10sec @ f/8 ISO 400
Focal Length: 95mm

Here is the Setup I used for this image:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Central Park

Shot with Canon 50D at 28mm
Exposure 1/80 sec @ f/10 with ISO 400
Natural Light!

I recently took a trip to NYC with my classmates to go to the Photo Expo. Here is a shot of a tree in Central Park. There will be more images to come!

Busy College Student

For an assignment in my Photojournalism class we had to come up with an image that showed the stressful life of a busy college student.For the setup I had my beautiful model, Sussanah Held lay on the floor and got a couple of friends to hold up a big piece of black mat board for the background. This is the image I came up with.

Shot with Canon 50D at1/25 sec. @ f/4 with ISO 500 @ 17mmLit with a Vivitar 285 bouncing off the ceiling.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Classy Shoes

F/11 @ 1/60

In my Product Lighting Class in Summer semester 2009 we were given an assignment to shoot a pair of shoes in the studio. I used a Speedtron pack with a Ferrel light. The Ferrel light was slightly slanted to allow the light to go across the shoes more. I shot this image with a Mamiya 645 on Kodak 160VC C-41 film.

Monday, October 19, 2009


For my digital imaging class I had to take a self-portrait. I found this project rather challenging because I rarely ever like a picture of myself unless its me making a goofy face. I was surprised to actually like one of them, here is what I came up with.

This image was shot with a Canon 50d and two halo lights one on the left and one on the right to evenly light myself. Shot at f16 @ 1/30 with an ISO of 200. Lighting and concept by Samantha McCaskill. Photo taken by Scarlet Jovin-Fisher.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Low Perspective on Things

This picture was taken with medium format camera with TMax 100 film. It was taken at sunset, which gave it the mountain look in the background.