Category Archives: Photography

Oh, Christmas tree; oh Christmas tree!

I gave a copy of this picture to my mom for Christmas.  I was very proud of it because we usually get pictures like this taken by a family friend who is a professional photographer.  This year, however,  I got to take the Christmas pictures, which I loved.  I wish I could have used some more of the artistic techniques we learned about though.  

Winter Holiday Decorations

At my dad’s house, each year around Christmas, we always hang these ornaments on this Chandelier.  I have always admired them hanging there and thought they would be a great picture.  I love the way they catch the light so they look like multi-colored halos from below.  This could also count as Dramatic Lighting if I had taken it looking up from the floor below.

Artist Statements for My Portfolio

Great Depth of Field — Carter Mountain Assignment
Sitting in the parking lot at my dad’s office one Friday evening with my sister waiting for him to finish some paperwork I was listening to music and watching the sun set.  Glancing up I saw this view out my window and jumped out to take a couple of pictures. Since this was my favorite shot, I decided to post it to my Portfolio.  If I were to title it, it would be Sunset in the City.
Carter Mountain Trip — Story 5
Walking through the apple orchard, near the Granny Smiths I believe I noticed how the sun was shining through the apple trees on to this rock.  The second I saw it I fell tin love with it and took a picture.  The only  changes I made was to amp up the shadows by upping the exposure and burning the shadows in a bit.

Getting Close

A senior at my high school was in my photography class one day and I needed to get a close-up of some one.  I think this could be one of my best profile shots.

Mon Grand-Pèrè, s’appelle Boots Mead

I love my grandpa,  and even though he’s now 94 he’s still going strong.  This photo is my favorite from my Dramatic Lighting assignment, therefor I chose to include it in my prtfolio.  Slightly underexposed, I shot this sitting across the room from him with the light casting the perfect shadows on his face.  I then edited it breifly on Photoshop, cropping out distractions and making it black and white.  Slightly dodged & burned. 
I Love You Grandpa Boots!

Artist Statement 1

An Old Barn on the Outskirts of Albemarle County, Virginia
Roll 6: Lines
It started off as just another assignment for my photography class, but it quickly became much more than that.  One late summer afternoon my family and I went to a party on an old farm.  As we were driving down the gravel  road to the party, I spotted an old barn on top of a hill.  From the second I saw it I knew I wanted to take a picture of it.