Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ball Mason Jars

I love "Do It Yourself" projects!  I love crafty things and making things so for this shot I "dyed" the Ball jars to give them an old antique look. The jars used to come in beautiful colored glass that you can now only find at antique stores and cost anywhere from $12-$30. This was a lot cheaper! Then I took the lids and padded them just a little and covered them in fabric to dress up the jars a little. Pretty fun project!

Fall Apples

For one of my last Self Promos, I decided to shoot a lifestyle of Fall Apples. This was shot in the studio and of course lighting was involved! (You know how I feel about lighting!)  I tried to keep it simple and am happy with the end result.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Silk Pure Almond Milk

Have I told you yet that lighting is hard? Well, it is. On Monday we had to research and make a copy of an existing beverage ad from a magazine or the internet. Then we had to duplicate the ad in the studio with the same product and lighting. This time we worked in teams and my partner was the amazing Lindsay Allen. I know this looks simple, but the lighting is complicated. After getting some tips from James Walters, our instructor, we ended up getting a great picture.

A dozen eggs

This week one of our assignments was to photograph a dozen eggs. I decided to do something other than dairy eggs and chose my marbled Easter eggs. I took lots of pictures from many different angles, but finally settled on this one.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Book cover

This assignment really stumped us! We had to photograph for a book cover that was titled "You must be the change you want to see in the world," a quote from Gandhi. It was so hard to come up with a way to illustrate this. The front of the cover is the glazed vase and the back was the unglazed vase. I took the approach that we are all vessels to do/carry out things and that clay is a very moldable object, easily changed, waiting for the potter to put his hands on to shape into a masterpiece. After shaping  the beauty comes out in the glaze that is applied.

Lighting is HARD!!

Lighting is complicated and hard! In Photographic Illustration class we had to find an ad that had lighting that we liked, dissect the lighting and then duplicate the the pictures as close to the ad as possible. I THOUGHT I has picked a relatively easy lighting set up, but NO! This was the hardest lighting set up I have done. Thank goodness our teacher, James Walters, was there helping me every step of the way. Here is a shot of the ad I picked and the photograph I took to duplicate it. Still learning!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Living Space

Photographing interior living spaces is a lot harder than you might think. For my Photographic Illustration class we had to photograph a living space that was well designed, composed and lit properly. I am still working on my lighting techniques, but this first try was not too bad.