Monday, November 14, 2016

Si Trail

Photo By: Chase D.

Here we have a photo of a sign at Mount Si. The sign is very weathered and looks like it’s been there for a long time. I like the immense amount of detail in this photo and the rule of thirds aspect that I used. This photo is ultra-crispy and I enjoyed being the vast wilderness while I captured this key photo. 

Baby Todd

Photo by: Julene E

This is my baby, Todd. I was recreating the usual leave pile scene but with a doll. In front of the school there was a lot of leaves on the ground so I raked them up onto a pile and put baby Todd in the middle. The uniqueness of this photo is using a creepy doll of a cute shot. I am very happy with the results and the lighting is good for once. If I could do anything differently, I wouldn’t.

Rusty Wheel

Photo By: Sarah K.

I took this photo as part of our “Photo Walk” assignment in class. The idea of the assignment was to spend some time walking around, taking pictures of what we saw. This item caught my attention because it was a big wheelbarrow laying on its side in my neighborhood. To take the picture, I zoomed in pretty far to capture a unique perspective. I used depth of field while taking this picture, the right side of the photo is blurred out to draw attention to the pocus point. I like the way this picture turned out, but next time I would change the white balance because the picture had a little bit of a greenish tint.

Welcome to Autumn

Photo by: Sarah K

I took this photo as part of our “Autumn” assignment in class. The idea of the assignment was to spend some time walking around, taking pictures of things we noticed. This leaf caught my attention because dead leaves that have turned yellow or brown and are laying on the ground tend to be indicative of fall. I liked how this leaf remained trapped in the twigs on this tree and I thought it would make an interesting fall-themed picture. I zoomed it pretty far in order to fill the frame and get the depth of field that I wanted. Overall, I think this picture turned out pretty well, as it conveyed what my original idea for the photo was. However, I think I could have done a better job with the lighting in this picture. It was very sunny outside and I should have taken that more into account when choosing my ISO speed and white balance.

Gears and Chains

Photo By: Sarah K

I took this photo as a part of an assignment my photography class did working with different white balances. I experimented with a lot of different white balances for this photo before I found one that actually worked. In this picture, as well as working with white balance, I wanted to try and show an ordinary everyday object- a bicycle- from a different perspective. I zoomed in pretty far to fill the frame and achieve my desired depth of field; and got in close to the chains on the bike in order to get this picture. I like how it turned out because you can still tell what the object is, but it’s a way of looking at a bicycle that most people aren’t used to.

Lonely Light

Photo By: Rachael P.

This photo is of a dying tree against the sun. In this photo and others as well, the angel or the person looks up at the light, this picture is unique in the way that the light isn’t always the best way. The picture is gloomy and the plant is dying but of what and why? This photo is a good one and I hope I take more like this in the future.

Strong and Weak

Photo By: Rachael P.

This photo is a very pretty one and I’m glad I took it. The bases of this photo is to try and confuse a little bit. The subject is not happy but at the same time peaceful looking. Her arm shows strength with an open gesture yet its pulling a little of her hair like she is in pain. I like this photo because people have to look twice at it to get the meaning across to them. I didn’t really do any special lighting or anything to get this picture I was just telling the subject to pose how she wanted and gave her some ideas. To get a good picture one doesn’t need a good camera but also a great subject.

Hanging Beauty

Photo By: Rachael P.

This photo is one of my most favorite photos I have taken this year so far. In the photo is a hanging tree, due to the lighting from the sun setting the tree looks black. The sky however is a blue with clouds that are lit up with the last of the sun. It was very pretty when I saw the tree in my aunts’ front yard so I took multiple pictures of it. I am very happy with the photos that I took as well as this one. There is one thing I would do better on next time, I wouldn’t waste the moment.


Photo By: Kaitlin S.

I liked this photo because it uses the elements of composition. The flowers in front are in focus while the flowers in the background aren’t so that creates depth of field and emphasizes the main focal point of the picture. While taking the photo I also used the rule of thirds to make the image look better.


Photo By: Kaitlin S.
I liked this photo because it shows a lot of depth of field and it shows a lot of the detail on the flower. I also think the colors work together well. I also like hoe your eye immediately goes to the flower and not the background. The background being blurry helps emphasize the subject of the picture.


Photo By: Kaitlin S.
I chose this photo because I find it really cool because she is in mid-air. I like this photo a lot because it is of someone playing the same sport that I play so I have a personal connection to it. I also find it really cool because the action is stopped and you can tell that they are in action.


Photo By: Alissa M.
I like how this picture had the main leave in focus and then the rest mostly out of focus. I captured good colors with a solid grey background to make the leaves to stand out more than they usually would. I had a somewhat high shutter but not too high so that the photo wasn’t too dark but not too light. This photo was a good representation of fall along with the colors contributing to fall. In this photo I attempted to get the red/orange leave to be in the most focus and the rest out of focus and ended up being how I wanted it to be by using the right aperture, depth of field, and aperture.


Photo By: Alissa M.

This photo used a high shutter to make it darker, and a low aperture to make the object be in focus. This picture has very good lighting and I tried to get it in focus as much as I possibly could. I used rule of thirds well for the left corner, and I got good colors in the background and out of focus pretty well. The spikes are well defined and the white color got to be pretty vibrant.


Photo By: Alissa M.

This photo I took was a little difficult to capture because of the lighting, colors, and the background meshing with the object I wanted to be the main focus. I used a low aperture and I messed around with the shutter to make the photo the lighting I wanted. I centered the object because if I didn’t the background with mix with the object too much. The plant has good shades of oranges, reds, and yellows, along with purple, and green which made it stand out a little more because the background was all green. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

The scarecrow

Photo by: Brooke M

For this photo we were taking picture that reminded us autumn. I used the aperture setting so I could get the depth of field as you can see. If you start to look at the bottom of the picture it is blurred and get to the face of the scarecrow it is more in focus. It also shows good perspective.   

Me myself and I

Photo by: Brooke M

For this photo we had to take self-portraits. What I did was get a white background and got different outfits to put on. I had the camera on a tripod and used the self-timer to take the pictures. For this photo I didn’t want to just stand an smile at the camera like most people would but try something different and put a little motion into the picture.  


Photo by: Brooke M.

For this photo the camera was set on shutter seed because I was taking pictures of the JV soccer team. I wanted to get a different view and not just take pictures of the girls on the field but on the ones on the bench. As they are all intensely watching their teammates play. This photo also has depth of field 

Monday, October 17, 2016


Photo by: Cole G.

My photo is a picture of my friend Dylan who is taking a picture of a flower. I attempted to use the rule of thirds when taking this shot. I also tried to make it so you can see the background but after I took the picture it turn out that the you really couldn’t see the background that much other then its some type of nature. But after looking at the picture I realized that it looks better with the background being as it is. I’m happy with the end result of this photo and had no real challenge with it. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Remaining Flower

Photo By: Campbell A.

After a recent rain storm, I ventured out into my backyard. The only spot of color on the cloud day was one single yellow daisy. Contrasting the main focus of the flower to the ones behind, you can truly see the contradiction of its surroundings. Using this specific center of interest, you can feel the impact of the photo and its environment. If I could retake the photo, I would try to position the flower more closer to the bottom left of the screen, adding more background to the image.

A Darkened Light

Photo By: Campbell A.

Trying to take cover from the rain, I made my way over to a big tree at the end of my backyard. In the summer, we strung lights up for entertainment and parties. In this instance, the lights were coated with rain, not sun. Using the rule of thirds technique, the main focus is on the light bulb. The sharp focus makes the individual drops clear in the final image.

Withered Flower

Photo By: Campbell A.

While walking around my backyard, I noticed that there were only a select few flowers left in my garden. Since we just encountered a small rain storm, the remaining flowers were deconstructed, leaving behind one somewhat maintained daisy. In this photo I specifically focused on the flower as the center of interest. Positioning myself is a specific way, I was able to avoid getting the stem of the flower in the shot. Manipulating myself and not just my camera, I ended up with a great depiction of nature.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Lonely Bench

Photo By: Trent L.

This is how I took this photograph. First, I found the subject I wanted to take the photo of, and then I look around to see if there was anything I could lean against so I could keep the camera still. Second, I leaned against a fire hydrant and changed the white balance to shade. Lastly, I focused the image and took the photo, and I am very proud on how it turned out at the very end. The photo actually looks like it is lonely because no one is swinging on it.   

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Bridge to Nowhere

Photo By: Stacia P.

For the photo walk assignment I decided to shoot a photo of this bridge that only has a little gravel patch after it. I attempted to capture the many lines of the bridge for instance, the lines that lead to the middle of the photo or the little gravel patch. I am pretty happy with this photo, I think it has followed many of the elements of composition rules well and that it shows my photo taking abilities. However, I would do some things differently looking at the final product. I would have centered the camera in the direct middle of the entrance in order to achieve a better proportional image. I would have also straightened the camera while taking the photo. I feel that if I did these things I would be extremely more pleased with this photo.


Photo By: Sarah K

I took this photo as a part of our “Photo Walk” assignment in class. The idea of the assignment was to spend some time walking around, taking pictures of things we noticed. This plant in particular caught my attention because it was lying dead on the ground, but once I got closer I noticed the thorns in the stems and thought they would make an interesting picture. I zoomed in pretty far in order to get the depth of field I wanted. I messed with the white balance in order to get a different type of filtered light on the picture. I like it because the lighting and color as well as the subject give the picture a very autumn-like feeling. While I like the picture, I think I could have done a better job with filling the frame and making use of the Rule of Thirds.  


Photo by: Rachael P.

In the photo, my friend was posing in front of the camera and having a laugh. In the photo I had attempted to make her look as free going as I saw her. I had also tried to make it look like in the photo the audience could see the camera in the picture through her glasses, it unfortunately did not work out.  Even though the picture did not turn out exactly how I wanted I am happy with the results of my photo because it shows exactly where I am right now. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Untold Secret to Mastering Plants In Just 3 Days

Photo by: Noah T. L.

I took a close up photo on a plant to get high quality details you can’t normally see unless you get really close to the plant itself. I eliminated the background by having it be blurred out so you can focus on the detail in the flower. I got close enough to it to where I wouldn’t need to zoom in then stood back slightly and zoomed in, auto focus wouldn’t capture the flower on its own so I manually adjusted the focus so the closest parts of the plant were noticeable. I’m happy with some parts of the image; I wish more could be in focus on the plant itself but the camera wouldn’t have perfect focus on everything shown. I would have to reposition myself or find a different part of the plant.

Pink Flowers

Photo By: Kaitlin S.

While I was trying to take this photo I was trying to get a unique perspective on the flower by shooting from different angles. I was trying to use elements of composition by having a specific center of interest. While taking the photo o changed the aperture around a lot in order for the background of the photo to be blurred in order to emphasize the flowers. I like that the photo shows a lot of detail on the flowers but if I were to take the same picture again then I would try and get the right side flower more in focus.

Photo by: Joshua Binford

I attempted to use the fence as a leading line and direct the reader’s attention further into the photo at the center. In order to achieve the look in the photo, I went outside at a time where it was getting dark and shady. I then used a 1/15 shutter speed and 3.8 F stop in order to get a brighter and more saturated photo, with strikingly unique colors. I am very happy with this photo and the results I received, I would not do anything differently if given the opportunity to retake the photo.

Thursday, October 6, 2016


By: Hallie L.

In this picture I attempted to take a photo of the sunset. To take this picture, I adjusted the ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture to get the better effect of a sunset such as creating darkening around the water and light around the sunset area. I captured the water moving and all of the rocks in the water to compliment the sunset and I think the picture turned out really good. 


Photo by: Brooke M.

This photo is a ceramic turtle holding a pot with a post in it. I attempted to use the rule of thirds in this photo as up can see the turtle is all the way to the left side of the picture. I also used depth of field, the right side of the photo is blurred out so the turtle is the object that is in focused.


Photo By: Alissa M.

This photo represents one of my main types of taking photos. Taking nature photos is one of my favorites along with getting up close to the object to show detail. Showing detail of the image brings emotion to the photo along with giving information to the photo. This image was brought together very well by the colors being bright and vibrant. Not only do the colors bring together the photo but the object being so defined makes it look even better than it would without. This photo uses aperture well because it is focused well towards the front and then more blurred with the rest of the photo. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Over the Shoulder

Photo By: Michaela M.

I took this photo at Point Defiance Park, I liked the candid look of this photo. I like more natural photos when it comes to people as opposed to staged ones. This picture came out very nicely and natural.


Photo By: Michaela M.

For this picture I was trying to recreate a photo from Joshua Halling. I adjusted the shutter so that it would be slower and create a blurred effect. I like how it turned out, but I would do it at a different time of day and have my subject move rather than moving the camera so only part of the picture is blurred instead of the entire thing.

Up Close

Photo By: Michela M.

I like the composition of this photo and how it turned. The way the camera focused making the forefront pop made for a very crisp result. The blurred background gives the photo more depth and makes it more pleasing to look at.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

In the Streets

Photo by: Mazi L.

My friends and I were just about ready to walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame but before heading out we decided to look around us. I caught a nice shot while they weren’t looking, and I think it turned out great.


Photo by: Mazi L.

While in California, I tried to get the most nature shots possible. This bug is very stinky, but I’m glad while getting the shot it didn’t move. At least not anywhere closer to me. 

Flower Girl

Photo by: Mazi L.

The cherry blossom trees looked so beautiful, so while my friend and I were admiring them, I took my camera out without her noticing at first and caught her lost gaze.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mazatlán, 33 MPH

Photo By: Casey C.

This photo was actually taken from the back end of a taxi as my family and I were on vacation in Mexico. I wanted to capture a non-setup view of the daily lives of people in tourist cities, and this picture showcased one way of life the best. The clouds and the strange mask all work together to showcase a typical day for this citizen, while still keeping an air of storytelling for the viewer to make for themselves. 


Photo By: Casey C.

I wanted to capture a candid shot, one of my favorite types of photography. So when my subject wasn’t paying attention to the camera, I took the picture with the sun reflecting off of the water, making the subject become silhouetted. I love this photo because it creates a mysterious subject against a stark background. 


Photo By: Casey C.

This was from a portrait assignment, in which she climbed out onto a fallen tree extending deep into the sound. The horizon was set perfectly, so I took the picture and enhanced the background, creating a sense of amazement in the photo from my subject. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

By the Water

Photo By: Bailey B.

Description: I took this when my friend wasn’t looking but I really like how it looks very peaceful with him looking out into the water. 

At the End of the Day

Photo By: Bailey B.

Description: Because I was pointing the camera towards the light, the trees became a silhouette which wasn’t intentional, but I really like the end result. I brightened it up in Photoshop to make the sunset more prominent. I really like how the photo turned out.

By the Sea

Photo By: Bailey B.

Description: I took this up by the five mile drive at Owens Beach. I really like how the plants were a silhouette and the sky faded colors. I used aperture because I wanted mainly the plants in focus.

Monday, May 16, 2016


Photo by: Makenzie M.

This picture really captures what the studio portrait assignment was. It was to get loose and not be afraid to work the camera. Mikayla was a really good subject and in this moment I was just snapping the camera and caught this moment. I edited the brightness of this photo and the contrast.

Cloud effect

Photo by: Makenzie M.

This is one of my favorite pictures I have taken. It looks really cool doing forced perspective with the clouds. I saw some ideas online and thought this idea was really interesting. I didn’t change much on the photo besides the brightness and contrast of the photo.


Photo by: Makenzie M.

For this photo, I attempted to mimic a photo of Thomas Leuthard’s. I stepped outside and took a picture of my friends’ lower bodies and got the crosswalk in the photo. I did not accomplish the Dutch angle look of the photo that Leuthard had. Overall, I like the black and white aesthetic of this photo and it really closely mimics Leuthard’s.

Friday, May 13, 2016


Photo By: KayCee C.

I really like this picture because it really highlights one side of her face. For this picture it took me many attempts to get the lighting just how I wanted it. I also like that this is a serious picture.

Mount Rainer

Photo By: KayCee C.

This picture was also taken for the panoramic assignment. I like the way that I took this panorama because you can see the waves that the boat was making. This picture just shows the true beauty of Washington.

Mountain Range

Photo By: KayCee C.

I took this picture for the panoramic assignment we had. I really like this one because I was out on the boat and I looked at the mountain range and it was so pretty. I attempted to make sure that I captured the beauty of the mountains.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Boat Fun!

Photo by: Loren R.

While working on my panoramic, I saw a sail boat in the distance. I changed my lens right away so I could take a long distance picture. The sun and everything was just right for a perfect picture.