For this assignment, we had shoot a portrait of someone who has had media attention but is not affiliated with BU. Examples were writers, politicians, professional athletes, musicians, etc. A story must have been published on this person. For my famous person, I picked a friend, Luke Sorenson. He is the founder of two apps and was… Continue reading Famous Person
One of our final assignments was to take a self portrait, an image that tells the viewer something about ourselves. Here is a self portrait.
Shooting Color and Toning Black & White Images With Filters For our seventh assignment, we were finally allowed to shoot in color. We were tasked to shoot a color photograph with strong and contrasting color and process that image three ways: tone with correct color balance and saturation – neutral colors like white or gray… Continue reading Color
For our sixth assignment of the semester, we were assigned to shoot silhouettes. A silhouette is created by framing the subject in the foreground with a brightly lit background creating a silhouette effect. This was one of my favorite assignments of the semester. Here is one of my favorite shots from the assignment.
For our fifth assignment of the semester, we had the fun assignment of taking photographs at night. We were asked to take three photos of incident light and three of reflected light. Incident light is direct light and reflected light was an image where the original light source isn't shown. We used tripods for this… Continue reading Night Photography
For our fourth assignment of the semester, we were asked to take portraits with the use of flash. We could pick from a variety of five different options to take our flash photographs and had to submit photos to fit three of the five. For my flash photographs, I took a portrait of two heads… Continue reading Flash
Stop Action and Panning Techniques - For our third assignment, we were tasked with taking photos using panning and stop action techniques. This is used for capturing images of objects that are moving so the background behind the object is blurry but the subject is crisp and in focus.
For our second assignment, we were assigned to do a shoot with where we focused on depth of field and the effect of focusing the background. We had to shoot a portrait of a subject from eight to ten feet away with an interesting background and have a large distance behind the subject with good… Continue reading Depth of Field
For our first assignment of the semester, we were assigned to take portraits of someone against a solid backdrop. I chose a white wall to create high contrast between the subject and the foreground. We had to take portraits in direct sunlight and with clouds/overcast.