Thursday, August 25, 2011

HDR


Recently I have been working on editing my HDR photos. I have created some that look like I want them to! I still have lots of editing to go from the summer and I want to try to get as many photo shoots in before swim and winter hit! I should be posting a lot more again now that school is back in and I should have more time for editing and therefore posting the pictures! Here are some of the recent HDR photos that I have taken!




Friday, July 29, 2011

Nationals

Nationals was such a great experience! I learned so much there that will help me to better my photography. We spent a whole week at Kansas City, MO. The competition itself only spread over the course of two days the rest of the time was spent at different activities that Skills had set up for us. For the first day of the competition we had our photo shoot. The next day was full of thing we had to do: we had to create a contact sheet form photos we took the previous day; we had to identify various problems in photos; we had to do a studio shoot; we had to edit a photo and replace one plane with another in the same image; we had to have an interview; we had to take a written test; and we were able to meet with some professional photographers and review our portfolios. During the course of the competition I knew I had made some stupid mistakes that would cost me later but were to late to fix. Then I found out at the end of the nationals competition that I took 13th in the nation. Not bad for my first time around but next year I will get 1st! :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

In the Studio

Here are some of the Portrait shots that I took recently!




Friday, June 10, 2011

Nationals!!!

Nationals is coming up in a little over a week and I am stoked!!! I am currently doing lots of studying for the competition and taking pictures for possibilities of them being the print that I use! I just did a studio session with Steve to give me a little refresher on studio lighting and I should have those pictures up soon! I have some pictures that I recently edited that are below!






Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Back to "Normalcy"

I am finally coming back around after that long photographers block. I think it was mostly due to the large amounts of homework in combination with no time to take pictures but now I am done with my hardest class and polo is almost over so I have lots more time that I can spent taking photos! I have already taken a few today! I am super excited for nationals this summer, it will be a ton of fun to see if I can place on a national level in photography! I need to practice and study up so that I have a chance! I should be posting new pictures soon, so come back soon!