Sunday, February 21, 2010

From last summer...

Practiced my lighting with my little brother this summer. He's a senior this year.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ghetto Light

Last time in lighting, we were told to put away our strobes and use our imaginations. We were instructed to go to Home Depot or your home and find lights to use for our assignment. We were told to do a portrait of a blue collar worker. Meet Tim Brant. He is the general manager of the Stonehenge Avenue store and has been working at Domino's for 4 years. He confesses that he has been working in the pizza business for 15 years, and he loves it. He now attends WKU and is trying to get a degree in finance or management. He hopes to open his own pizza business someday. Anyway, I had a great time photographing him and it was challenging figuring out where to put my the lights in the car.

Here's my setup: Two "Real" 60-watt bulbs attached to clamps. One on the driver side pointed up and one on the window lever on the other side of the truck. I had a lamp on the outside to light the outside of the truck.


Monday, November 23, 2009


This picture is from earlier in the semester that I just realized I didn't post. We had to do a portrait of a parent, and so I did a portrait of my story from my final project in multimedia last semester. Her name is Summer and she is a single mother that has a 9-year-old (I think) named Jet, who has ADHD.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Love me Cheer-ly

Our assignment for lighting last week was fill light, and our subject was portrait of an athlete. I decided to choose athlete(s).

Lori and Josh are both ex-cheerleaders who met through the WKU cheerleading program. They fell in love and got married this summer on the beach. :) Lori is a junior at WKU and Josh is an '06 alumni and the coach of the all-girl Western cheerleading team. Therefore both are still active in cheerleading.

The first one is filling the light so that it looks natural and unstrobed. The second one is where we were supposed to make it look strobed. I don't really like the second one. In the first one, I wish that her glasses didn't leave a shadow on her face.

I am starting a photo story on Lori and Josh today, so check back later because there is more to come.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Creepin' the roommate...

I wish I would have shot this better...At roller derby practice.


Orange you glad you didn't say Pear?

I think I am obsessed with fruit. I took this the other day when I was cutting an orange.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sockem' Soccer.

I shot my brothers soccer game yesterday with a 70-200 and it was hardddd. Yes, I realized I needed bigger glass, but that is all I had that was available. Anyways, when I got there I thought the field was bigger than a usual HS soccer field was. To top it all off, it was one of those games where they do more running back and forth than staying on one side or the other. (The final score was 1-0 and they scored that first and only goal within 5 minutes of starting.) Anyway, I know it sucks but here's my take. My goal this year is to get better at shooting sports, so if I post these today I can go back in the archives later and see how much better I've gotten.