Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Old Eyes



Photo By: Loren R.

It was right before the sun set and I wanted to capture the perfect up close picture only using natural light. The time was about 350 and I didn’t have much time to work with. I got down on knee level using manual settings and let the camera do the work. The picture turned out better than I anticipated. It took several shots before I got the right one.

Neon Light




Photo By: Loren R.


During the trip to Seattle we were waiting for one of the group members to get their food. In the corner of my eye I see this bright, colorful neon sign, I decided I had to capture the object.  I took several shots and none of them were turning out. We left for a while and came back. That time I was determined to get the perfect picture. after many attempts I finally captured the perfect image.

Christmas Post Card


PHOTO BY: Geneva T.


This photo was inspired by the holiday spirit. I used this photo to put on a post card to send out to different people and family. I tried to capture good lighting and rearrange the photo to be balanced out and look even. I put the snow man in the middle just to add more of a Christmas and winter feel. This photo turned out really well and the assignment went good as well. I would say that this is one of my best Christmas Post Card photos.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fake Light




Photo by:  Loren R.


While doing my long exposure I was getting frustrated because I was running out of things to photograph.  I was lying in bed and my mom brought me these fake light up candles.  I turned them on sitting there for a couple minutes until it get me. These would be the perfect object to photograph and in the end they turned out very pleasing.

Christmas Tree


PHOTO BY: Geneva T.


By taking this photo I wanted to get into the holiday spirit. I took this photo while being in Seattle. This tree was very tall and large so I didn’t want to just take a full on picture. I wanted the picture to be interesting but still tell that it was of a Christmas tree and get a feel of how big it was. I took this picture from up under it looking up. As you can see as it goes up it gets more and more blurry. That’s because I wanted the focus to be on the part closest to me and to see the ornaments that were closest to me but also somewhat be able to see the very top. This photo worked out very well in its effect and what I was trying to accomplish. 

Christmas Post Card


PHOTO BY: Geneva T.


I used this photo for an assignment that was for the holidays to give away on a post card. The purpose of this photo was to get in the feel for the holidays. I tried to use the colors of the holidays such as red as the main color. Red just stands out to me and really made this photo work. I also tried to balance all of the stuff out by how I put two bows one on each side and a big red bell in the middle and then two of the ornaments on the side to even out the picture and make it look organized. This photo assignment was very fun and got me in the feel of the holidays.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Let it Snow!


Photo by: Makenzie M.

This photo was for a winter postcard assignment. I really enjoy how the lighting adds to the main subject of the box and not the background. I am happy with how this photo turned out because the small depth of field was created by adding the ornaments and the flower in the background. If I could change anything about my photo I would take it from a different angle to get rid of the shadow.

The Great Wheel


Photo by: Makenzie M.

For this photo we took a field trip to Seattle and we were on a balcony and I snapped this picture. I really liked how the sky looked in the original picture but I changed the exposure and saturation to create more of a cloudy look. This photo really captures what Seattle looks like in the winter. If anything, I would have zoomed in a bit more or found a different view so I didn’t get the cranes and buildings in the photo.

Ho Ho Ho


Photo by: Makenzie M.

For this photo I attempted to create a small depth of field. The “Ho Ho Ho” is clear while the background is blurred. I changed the exposure and the contrast a bit. I am happy with how this photo turned out for my assignment.

Friday, January 15, 2016

“post avenue”


Photo by Kevin O.

In Seattle, there was so much stickers and decals on public signs and I thought it was pretty unique or it was just vandalism to the city. But I came upon this one and thought it was different. I thought it was kind of ironic how all these stickers were posted on this stop sign on this street ‘Post Avenue”. 

“side of the port”


Photo by Kevin O.

During a field trip to Seattle, my group and I came upon the waterfront. I noticed that the sun was starting to make a break through those rain clouds so I took this shot. I think it really shows depth from this side of the port. I like how the crane arms are raised, I think it shows more contrast between the water and the structures in this photo. 

“Ornaments”


Photo by: Kevin O.

So here is another winter post card that I took. I wanted to try something new from my other setups, so I added the poinsettia along with the gold “faux grass”.  Again, I used the cotton as my bass for the three Christmas ornaments. I like the combination between the red, the green and the gold, I think it show a lot of depth especially with the unfocused background. 

“Chrome”


Photo by Kevin O.

This is the setup of my winter post card that will be given to my mom, I wanted it to look like it was during an evening or nearing a sunset. I placed the cotton as the bass of the take with a striped background.  Since I wanted a sunset look, I used one LED lamp and an incandescent lamp to make that “look”. One lamp was placed farther back than another so it created a shadow effect which I thought was pretty cool.   

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Basic


Photo by: Katie H.

To get this photo perfect I had to attempt it multiple times. I wanted the background blurry and my hand and the cup in focus. I am happy about the results, and this is one of my favorite pictures. 

Frost


Photo by: Natalie J

This photo is of a leaf in the grass with frost on it. I took this photo in the morning so that it would be cold and the frost would still be there. It shows the transition from fall to winter with the autumn leaf with frost on it from the temperature dropping. I like that it shows good rule of thirds and that the leaf is nice and vibrant while the grass is simple.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Frost


Photo by: Natalie J.

This photo is of a leaf in the grass with frost on it. I took this photo in the morning so that it would be cold and the frost would still be there. It shows the transition from fall to winter with the autumn leaf with frost on it from the temperature dropping. I like that it shows good rule of thirds and that the leaf is nice and vibrant while the grass is simple.

Seattle Life


Photo By: Courtney I.

This was definitely my favorite photo I took while on my Seattle class trip. It show the life of the city with the people walking on the crosswalk and the cars in the streets. I think this photo shows good depth and it is perfectly focused. I am so happy with the way this photo came out.

Gum Wall


Photo By: Courtney I.

I took this photo while on a class trip to Seattle, and I was taking this photo for a close up project. I wanted to make sure that I got up close to show the different textures of the gum wall. I tried many different angles and this one was my favorite because it also showed good depth. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Stormy


Photo by: Chris M


This photo is by far my favorite photo from our field trip to Pike Place. As you can see it is of the famous Pike Place sign that is over all of the stands. It was nice because of the gray clouds behind it, they made for a good background that helped portray a dark gloomy day. Also to make it seem even more gloomy I went in Photoshop and messed around with the color. Besides one of the lights being burned out on the ‘P’ I still am very happy with how the picture turned out.

Art



Photo by: Chris M


This was in Seattle by Pike Place. We were able to look over the freeway and see all the traffic. I however was immediately drawn to this sign, mainly because of the cool art it had on it. To get the background to be grey I had to go in Photoshop and spend some time making meticulous edits to the picture. I’m very pleased with how this photo turned out. 

Sign



Photo by: Chris M


My class went up to Seattle for a field trip this day. We were wondering around Pike Place Market when I came by this cool street sign. I’m happy with how my picture turned out because my subject (the sign) is very focused and the rest of the picture is very blurry. I used manual mode for this photo and had to play with my shutter speed a little bit to get the correct brightness.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Locker



Photo By: Casey C.


While walking around a trail with my friend, we stumbled upon some unused train tracks. Being curious, we followed those tracks and eventually found a massive homeless campsite. They weren’t at the camp, so we took photographer’s liberty and began to take pictures of all the scrap and junk. Seeing this strange, brightly colored locker, I attempted to capture the strange drawings and weird colorings, using the dark lighting to my advantage. I loved how the colors pop and the drawing are clearly visible.

Mini



Photo By: Casey C.


I have seen many photos of cars on the internet, so I wanted to take my artistic twist on my car. With the sun setting in the background, I attempted to capture the color and show off the headlights with an orange sky in the background, and I think it turned out great. I would like the move my car though, letting more sun rays in and capturing more of the sky. 

Pike Place

















Photo By: Casey C.


In this photo, I tried to capture the tops of the buildings (to show height) and capture the unique sign to the entrance of the Pike Place Market. With this picture, or pictures rather, I chose the one I liked the most and began my editing. Recently I have been toying around with selective coloring, and this photo seemed like a good candidate with the splash of red from the sign. Highlighting the sign, I turned everything else black and white and had my picture.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Culture Stop



Photo by: Mazi L.

While in Seattle I saw this stop sign and thought it would be cool to snap a quick one of it. I didn’t think too much at the time of the angle and focus or whatnot, but it came out just as well as I hoped it would. One of my favorites from Seattle.

White Christmas




Photo by: Mazi L.

During the last two weeks before winter break, while taking photos for winter cards. I used a manual focus, and two lamps for lighting. One lamp to the right, and the other a little diagonal to the left. Along with manual focus I used a aperture of 4.8. This was one of my favorites of the cards I gave out.

Cozy Cottage





















Photo by: Mazi L.

I was out and about looking around, and saw my neighbor’s house. I thought to snap a picture but play around with the exposure and f-stop a little, to maybe be able to see the sky’s color’s too. It was pitch black to my eye, but with the camera’s help in the photo you can see the color of the night. I didn’t manipulate much, other than the exposure settings. I personally like the porch light’s gleam.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pikes Place



Photo By: KayCee C.

This picture was not for an assignment but I like this picture a lot. I took this at Pikes Place Market in downtown Seattle on a field trip with my photography class. I was walking through pikes place and I had a high shutter and thought that taking a picture of the all of the signs lit up would look pretty cool. I really like how the signs are in focus and you can tell what they say but everything else is dark. 

Snowman





















Photo By: KayCee C.

This picture is also from the assignment Christmas cards. I really like the snowman in this picture. I tried to blur out the background as much as I could and try and keep the snowman in sharp focus. I feel like I did that well. I really like how this picture turned out.



Glittery Bow



Photo By: KayCee C.

I took this picture for the assignment Christmas cards. I absolutely love how the red bow looks in this photo. I tried to blur out the background as much as I could.  I also like the glitter looks really shimmery in the picture. Next time I think I will try and make it so the background is a little bit more blurred out to make the bow stand out more.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Octopi


















Photo By: Bailey B.

This was for our light boxes assignment. I had to change my White Balance setting to auto for this one, because of how white the background was. I like how in focus the octopus is. I did brighten it just a little bit in Photoshop, but I do like how it turned out.


Candle Light


Photo By: Bailey B.

I like how the candle and the flower are in focus but the ornament and some of the tinsel are not. The lights I was using were kind of warm, so I had to turn my White Balance to Incandescent.


Snowman





















Photo By: Bailey B.

I took this photo for our Winter Cards assignment, and I like the setup I did. I like how the gold tinsel offsets the photos color theme. I did brighten it up in Photoshop, but otherwise I like how it turned out.