Published March 7, 2014
Something about simple christmas lights, wether on a tree, wreath, or simply hanging over a window, always seem to add comfort. I enjoy that I was able to get one light in focus and have the others a bit faded, and I think not having the photo centered kind of worked out, so overall I’m pretty pleased with the shot.
If i could go back I would probably try to make the other lights a little more out of focus, kind of a round glow as they fade out rather than each apparent light. I also think the picture could probably use a little more dynamic to it.
Published February 27, 2014
I decided to do a point of view shot of my roommate, who is an english major and spends the good majority of her evenings reading books for her classes. It started off as a shot of her hair/forehead poking out of the covers that kind of mimicked Audrey’s hair in the poster, and then I decided it would be more interesting if she had a book on her head.
Some trouble I was having with this shot was the lighting, it was taken in the evening so there was no natural light, only her overhead light and a lamp on her dresser. When I uploaded the photo to a computer I decided to play around with the tools and ended up lightening it up quite a bit. When shooting i tried using the flash but that only made the end of the bed too bright and gave off a glare on the poster.
I think the shot would be a bit more interesting if there was a stronger visual of her hair/head/book, since here it is a bit more hidden than I wanted it to be. Otherwise I really enjoyed creating the shot and seeing how it turned out.
Published February 20, 2014
I have always enjoyed taking photographs of nature, to me it is such a dynamic and captivating subject to try and capture. Given that the best times of the day for light exposure happen to be around sunrise and sunset, I decided to get up early one morning in hopes of gaining fresh perspective. The fun part about photographing nature, to me, is animals. Their unpredictability allows for great opportunity that can unfortunately be gone in the blink of an eye. In this case, the geese seemed to have no problem with my presence.
Although my focus points are off and there are a couple of obstructions around the edges from the weeping willow I was sitting under, this was my favorite shot. I enjoy its peaceful quality and balance of icy water and birds, and the blue hues that give it its chill. If I had a chance to take a few more shots, I would probably lower the camera a bit more, set my focus on the geese, and get rid of the willow vines.
Published December 5, 2013
From left to right Angela Wall, Michael Wall, Ginger Wall and Robert Wall say a prayer for Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 28 2013 at House Springs Mo.
I like the different expressions on their faces and the body language that brings out emotion.
Published December 3, 2013
I like this photo because it gives an instant flow of positive energy. The smile on the subject directs the reader to smile while looking at the photo. I do not like the angle, which makes the read a little harder.
Published December 3, 2013
I conducted this photo to show the stress and depression that college has on students causing major changes in life. I then also wanted to show how taking the GRE has an academic major change on ones life. Overall I wanted to depict MAJOR CHANGES.. both from a personal and academic level. The colors represent negativity and depression. I like the concept that I tried to persuade behind the photo
Published November 14, 2013
Ashley Baker, Sales Associate, glazes a ham at the Honey Baked Ham Company in Mehlville, St Louis, Mo., on Nov. 10, 2013.
I was caught of guard in this assignment. After making arrangements to shoot at the location within a few minutes of getting ready to shoot I had to make myself scarce. I took as many pictures as I could however with the challenging lighting and the pressure on time I wasn’t able to get the shots I desired. I tried everything on the camera in the hope to capture some decent pictures including the flash. Fortunately the gamble paid off and was able to capture a decent enough picture with the flash however the frames fell short. A wide angle lens might have been better in this situation.
Published November 7, 2013
Saint Louis Billikens Austin McBroom (2) handles the ball as he heads towards the basket during the second half of the game at Chaifetz Arena on Thursday, Oct. 31st, 2013, in St. Louis Mo.
This was a challenging assignment. The game was fast, which meant there was very little time to focus on 70-200mm lens. I had to take time to make sure the camera had the appropriate settings then attach it to my face and try and anticipate where the game was going and glue my finger on the shutter. I must have taken about 800 pics deleting about three hundred during breaks. This pic was in my top five edits; I thought it was technically good however I felt the other pictures gave a good sense of action I had a similar pic in my final edit that seem to depict the subject in full sprint which gave a sense of what was going on with a caption while this one would be better as a sports portrait.
Published October 30, 2013
Conversations on Climate Change Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 in the Auditorium of the Center for Global Citizenship at Saint Louis University, St Louis, Mo.
The officiator of this event John Woolschlager, took a brief break and walked backstage while the discussion panel began to bring up serious issues on the topic of climate change. Unbeknown to Woolschlager the microphone he wore wasn’t turned off and so his private conversation was broadcasted through the PA. I think he was taking a dig at the cameraman on the bleachers, but it brought a smile to everyone and look eye contact too! I like how this shot captures the moment.
Published October 17, 2013
Angie, Elephant Trainer at Grant’s Farm performs with Bud the African elephant on 13 Oct. 2013 in St Louis Mo.
I choose this picture because it shows the connection between Angie and the elephant. The angle and frame contrasts the sizes between them which I thought gave the picture a greater impact.