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.  

Orbs on the Chandelier

These ornaments hanging from the chandelier are something that I find quite unique and beautiful.  For several years I have wanted to take a picture of it; and what better time than to take it for an assignment?  Slight PhotoShop editing like dodge/burn.  

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.