Last spring, I tried my hand at shooting and developing colored film myself. I can say honestly that it did not go well. Out of the three rolls, One was just over exposed enough for the photos to come out murky, one ended up being a black and white roll that was developed like a colored roll ( label your blank rolls of film, kids), and the last roll was quite dark. This was not one of my finest photography moments. But, being as persistent as I am, I decided to use the negative scanner and digitize my film to see if I could get more out of it that way. And what do you know! There were several frames that actually turned out to be okay. With the color developing process, the film took on a purple hue (which I think is totally cool) and ended up having some great lens flares. So here they are and shout out to my wonderful model, Leah Hill!
*Sorry, I am still working on the formatting to get all the images the same size*
A perk to being a photographer in orchestra is that you get to do some pretty cool things. From working with music professors at Penn State University, to seeing the Cleveland Symphony, working with Mark Wood (co-founder of Trans-Siberian Orchestra), to most recently going to Chicago. The trip this year included a visit to the Field Museum, the Shield Aquarium, the Navy Pier, the William Harris Lee Violin Workshop, and the Chicago Symphony.
A crazy cool trip like that leads to some amazing photo opportunities. In a city full of life, noise, and tons of people, there are so many things to shoot. One of my favorite places was Millennium Park which is home to the Bean. Walking there, I got some great candids of people in our group and those around the park. The violin workshop proved to have some great rhythm and angles shots with all of the diverse shapes of the instruments. Being able to see the city through the view finder of my camera was an awesome thing and I am excited to share the images caught with you. These were taken with my Nikon D3000 and tweaked in Lightroom.
* Disclaimer: I have tried everything to make all of these photos the same size but nothing has worked yet. Sorry to all those who were affected by the bad sizing and the stress that it may have caused.*
I don's know about you, but recently we have had a fair amount of rain in the area. That being said, all of the flowers are blooming like crazy around here, which is a great thing for photographers. Flowers are always a fun subject to shoot because they are so varied and full of color. Not to sound cliche, but no two flowers are the same which leads to unique photography.
Since all the flowers were beautiful, I went out with my Nikon D3000 and decided to use a zoom lens on manual. The manual setting on lenses are always really cool because they allow the user to have a range of different "zones" of focus just by altering their distance from the subject. Even better yet, there was a small green insect sitting in one to the tulips that was serving as my model, giving me an extra subject to focus on. These images have either been slightly enhanced by myself in Lightroom, or altered to give them a completely different look and definition. Hope you enjoy them!
Hi guys! This whole website started because of my high school photography class with the help of one of my favorite teachers, Mr Yeager. Now that I am a senior, I have finished my photography classes and am now on my own. To celebrate this next step, I am changing up the website- getting rid of old stuff, bringing in new, starting a new blog, and changing the overall layout. So here is to a new step in my photo career! (I have left the advanced digital and film works up because they are better than the earlier stuff and I'm still pretty proud of it)
Since the weather has been nice, I had a friend come over and be my subject for window portraits. Thanks bunches to Leah Hill for being such a great model, even when I got right in your face for the dramatic eye shots. These photos are a mix of film and digital. The film was taken with a Canon A1 and the digital with a Nikon D3000. Some were edited by Photoshop or Lightroom.