Friday, March 4, 2011

Abandoned Church

There is this abandoned church near my house that I have been eyeing for a few months...  a few weeks ago I wanted to check it out!  I went around 5:30 and the lighting was absolutely perfect!  So I took advantage of that of course!  The lighting was creating awesome shadows on the church giving it a taunting feel.  Perfect opportunity for a black & white photo!  I was a little nervous to show my teacher, because I wasn't sure how she would react.......well she liked it :)  And its going in my portfolio!

Portrait time...

My friend Lindsay came into the studio a couple weeks ago and I was able to shoot a portrait of her.  I was going for a simple chic black & white photograph!  I shot against a white background using one light on a soft box!  I am so pleased with the results!  I am happy to say that one of the images from that shoot is going in my portfolio!  Thank goodness!  Take a look :)

Commercial Shoot

For my portfolio class, one of our assignments was to shoot for section D ( advertising ).  I had this really pretty old fashion perfume bottle that I wanted to shoot along with some incense. The shoot went well even though lighting it was very difficult!  During the critique, my teacher liked my shot but she suggested that I shot only the bottle making it more about the bottle.  So I gave that a shot and I'm glad I did!  My teacher liked it and it is now going in my portfolio!  Take a look at my shot from my first shoot and my second!

First shot

Final Shot

Food Shoot

A couple weeks ago, my class had the opportunity to photograph food... sounds easy right?? Absolutely not!  It was a challenge to say the least. We were paired up with a chief from the culinary department, and our goal in the end was to make the food look good and tasteful.   My dish was Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup.  I wanted to make my set to look very rustic to go along with the soup.  We got down to culinary around 9 am and we didn't leave the school until 6pm.  It was a very long day, but very worth it.  I believe we all learned a lot, and I came out with a pretty neat shot :)