Saturday, February 26, 2011

Studio Portraits

I recently have been practicing studio portaits with my good friend Steve Turner who is the owner of Angles Photography. He has been teaching me how to really take studio pictures. Before I had no instruction on how to use studio lights, I just had to guess because we got a set at school but my teacher had never used them before so I had to guess on how to use them right. Now with Steve's help I have been able to take pictures that look good! Below are some of the pictures from the shoot that Steve was teaching me!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Slacking Off

I've been slacking off on posting this week due to a big research project for school. I have had a little time were I edited some photos that I took recently but more are on there way! I also hope to have a tutorial for Aperture up this week!






Saturday, February 12, 2011

What Makes a "Great Picture"?

What makes a great picture? This is a question with no one definite answer. For one of the classes that I am taking I have to do a research assignment and chose that topic of what makes a great picture. I would like to have the opinions of many people on what they think makes a "Great Photo" so if you have to time E-mail me at pickledigitalphotography@gmail.com Thanks :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Skills USA Competition

Today I competed in the Skills USA Competition and I took third place! I would have placed higher if I had known more information about what we were doing and had more time to prepare, but it doesn't matter because since I took third place I get to move on to state and compete there. If I do really good in state I can move on to nationals! :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Competition

I have two competitions coming up that I am entering in, one of them is the Springville Art Show which I entered a tone mapped version of my "Green Pond"

























The other competition that I am in is a photography skills competition. There are three parts to it, the first is a photo shoot were I have to try to advertise something. The next is making edits in Photoshop to correct an image. The third is setting up different types of portrait lighting broad, loop, Rembrandt, short, split, and butterfly.

I am super excited to see how these competitions go! Photography is so much fun! :)