Recipe Photo
May 31, 2017 — Shot March 20th, 2017


Diptych Photos
May 31, 2017 — Shot May 2017


Shot May 4th, 2017



Shot May 15th, 2017

iPhone Food Tips
May 31, 2017

  • Use natural window light
  • Place the ingredients around the subject
  • Put a spoon or a fork in the photo
  • Make sure the background is clear and not distracting
  • Use the rule of thirds

Slow Shutter Seascape
May 8, 2017 — Shot March and April 2017


Shot April 14th, 2017 • Taken with an ISO of 100, aperture of 20 and a shutter speed of 52 seconds



Shot March 1st, 2017 • A combination of one two photos, both with an aperture of 5.6 and ISO 100, and one with shutter speeds of 22 seconds and the other with 46 seconds.

Tilt Shift
May 8, 2017 — Shot April 14th, 2017


Tilt shift blurs all but a rectangle on the image. This creates a toy effect when taken from far away, making the subjects photographed appear small

Compositions
March 28, 2017

Rule of Thirds • From amateurphotographer.co.uk
Informal Balance • From pintrest.com
Formal Balance • From reference.com
Grouping • From flickr.com
Angle Up • From techradar.com
Angle Down • From hongkiat.com
Angle Eye-Level • From risphotograph.blogspot.com
High Key • From photographytuts.com
Low Key • From lightstalking.com

Still Life Composition Tips
March 28, 2017

  • Lay everything flat
  • Create an old-style still life
  • Use a good backdrop
  • Create patterns and repetition
  • Use natural window light
  • Use rule of thirds
  • Get very sharp focus on the subject
  • Create a gentle flow
  • Use interesting negative space
  • Experiment with the angle of shooting

Impressionism
March 28, 2017 — Shot February 15th, 2017

Impressionism attempts to replicate impressionistic paintings, creating blurred shapes, as if taking a quick look at a scene

Infrared and Solarised
February 13, 2017

Infrared


Infrared is a photo style that captures only infrared light — the more infrared light there is at any point, the brighter it appears. It can create a negative-like effect, yet does not add very much definition to the photo.


Solarised


Solarised photography makes midtones bright and bright tones dark. It creates glowing edges, and makes a negative-like photo. I really like solarised photos because it adds interest the photo and defines interesting shapes

Finding your Photographic Style
January 30, 2017

  • Don't force perfectionism
  • Shoot from your heart
  • Shoot often
  • Intuition crafts your style
  • You don't find your style — your style finds you

My Interests
  • Long exposure
  • Macro
  • Nature
  • Urban Nature
  • Texture

Senior Portraits
November 1, 2016 — Taken on October 14th




Abstract Figure
September 22, 2016



Taking this photo, I did my best to make it hard to see how the hand was positioned. Using a low F-Stop added to this.
Taken on a Canon EOS REBEL T2i with an aperture of 2.8, a shutter speed of 1/160 of a second, and an ISO of 200





In this shot, I focused on negative space, making it interesting. I also attempted to remove textures from the background, and make it a flowing color.
Taken on a Canon EOS REBEL T2i with an aperture of 6.3, a shutter speed of 1/50 of a second, and an ISO of 200

Bubbly Things
September 22, 2016 — Taken on September 8th



Taken on a Canon EOS REBEL T2i with an aperture of 2.8, a shutter speed of 1/1000 of a second, and an ISO of 100

6 Composition Examples
September 20, 2016

Leading Lines • From photovideoedu.com
Framing • From photographylife.com
Symmetry • From paulburgessphotography.blogspot.com
Fill the Frame • From trustbuildingleadership.wordpress.com
Diagonal Lines • From digital-photography-school.com
Rule of Thirds • From ultimate-photo-tips.com



Summer Photo
September 16, 2016 — Taken on June 6th, 2016



I took this photo at Mono Lake, California, just after a large fire which burned a forest that overlooks the lake. The ground was covered with a few inches of ash, and there were random, old items everywhere

Taken on a Canon EOS REBEL T2i with an aperture of 32, a shutter speed of 1/15 of a second, and an ISO of 100

Texture Photo
September 16, 2016 — Taken on September 1st, 2016



A texture image of a tree. Taken with an F-stop of 4.5, and a shutter speed of 1/320

Basic Camera Settings
September 16, 2016

What is Aperture? The size of the hole that lets light in. Higher aperture allows less light in, and decreases the depth-of-field. Lower aperture allows more light in while increasing the depth-of-field.

What is Shutter Speed? Shutter Speed is how fast your shutter opens and closes. A faster shutter speed allows less light into the camera, but freezes motion. A lower shutter speed allows more light into the camera, but blurs motion. With shutter speeds lower than 1/20 of a second, you should use a tripod

What is ISO? ISO is the sensitivity that your camera or film has to light. Lower ISOs are less sensitive to light, and are less grainy. Higher ISOs are more sensitive to light, but appear more grainy


What is Shutter Speed Priority? Shutter Speed Priority will keep your shutter speed constant at what you choose, and the camera will automatically adjust aperture.

What is Aperture Speed Priority? Aperture Priority will keep your aperture constant at what you choose, and the camera will automatically adjust the shutter speed.


What are AF Modes? Auto Focus modes change how your camera automatically focuses on subjects. One-shot mode will lock focus on your subject, AI Servo will not lock focus, and constantly re-focus on your subject. AI Focus will switch between AI Servo and One Shot automatically.

What is White Balance? The White Balance defines what color white is — It needs to be changed to ensure that the picture is not too warm or too cold.

What are Drive Modes? The Drive mode is how often photos are taken. Single shot does exactly what it sounds like — it takes one photo at a time. Continuous low continuously takes shots, and continuous high continuously takes shots faster than continuous low.

What is Exposure Compensation? Exposure Compensation tells your camera how much to expose your photos in automatic modes, such as Full Auto, Aperture Priority and Shutter Speed Priority.