I wanted to create a series so I did another makeup shot. I did the makeup on my friend miranda, and then used the SQIBB technique (I have a how to SQIBB post you can read here) to get the dark spotlight affect I wanted. This whole shoot gave me almost halloween vibes and I AM OBSESSED. This is my favorite ever. I am actually very proud of this shoot.
Glam Makeup Photography
While I was deciding what I wanted to do for this shoot, I had a creative slump. Then one day, I was doing my makeup and getting ready for the day (if you didn’t know, I LOVE makeup) so I decided I would combine two of my favorite things, photography and makeup! This was a good way for me to continue to get comfortable with my settings while not being in a class settings. I also got to learn more about auxiliary lighting. These shoots were really fun. I did my friend Jake’s makeup, and my friend Miranda did Alyssa’s makeup. Below are my favorite images of each of my models.
My second Makeup Shoot will be my next post.
Here is the unedited images;
This is my Portfolio
Click the link to my portfolio above to see my complete portfolio, but here are a few of my absolute favorites. This class has been challenging but fun. I have really been able to grow as a photographer and it has helped me really refine my style. Check out my amazing photographer friend Whitney’s portfolio here.
Personal Style Project Resume Booklet
For my personal style project I decided to make a resume booklet that almost doubles as a portfolio. I plan to keep this and update it once I graduate and then actually use it! This took FOREVER to make (I restarted a few times too) but it was fun and a new way to be able to present myself. Thank you to Caryn Esplin for this idea!
“Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”. I have been thinking about this quote a lot lately because finding a career keeps getting closer and closer. If I can find a job that is anything like this class, I know that I will never “work” because I will love that job.
My style is simplistic. I love the aesthetic of minimalism and simplicity, Something I tell myself when working on my creative projects is “bigger isn’t always better”. If I am asking myself “what do I do now” the project is most likely done in my eyes.
I chose a creative resume because I am going to be job searching soon and this is a way that I can catch their attention before they even know anything about me. This creative booklet will grab them before they even read my resume.
Besides the amazing photography skills I learned this semester, the most beneficial thing I learned was SEO. I still need to work on it, and I am far from good at it. But I am grateful we learned about it and I am excited to keep using it and learning more about it.
I am grateful for my peers and teachers in this class, as well as the content. But besides what we learned, Im so happy I was able to learn about a potential future career.
Group Fashion Photography
Taking group shots was fun, but it was difficult for me. It is hard for me to direct a single person and directing a group is very difficult. I can’t wait to practice more!
These are my group fashion shots. I love how these ones turned out!
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Venue and Accessory Photography
Here is a sample of some venue photography. I took this at The Venue Studios in Rigby Idaho. Unfortunately, none of my other venue pictures turned out. Venue and building photography is something I want to practice and work on! Check out my teacher here.
Here are my accessory images. I love these! The one where she is showcasing her earring is my favorite.
Women’s Fashion Photography
Here are the beautiful women from our fashion shoot. These ladies are AMAZING! Seriously, almost every picture I got was good of these girls. It has been insanely hard to choose my favorite! I hope you enjoy as much as I do!
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Men’s Fashion Photography
We had an amazing fashion photoshoot a couple weeks ago at The Venue Studios in Rigby, Idaho. We had so many AMAZING models. Here, I want to showcase a few of the Men’s Fashion pictures I got! I am loving how all of these turned out!
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Stunning Food Photography
Food Photography was so fun! I hope to do more of it! For all of these, a classmate set up their own food station for us to take pictures. They set up lights and told us the recommended settings. Check out my teacher here.
Enjoy! Looking back is making me hungry.
How to Balance The Light to get amazing results!
On our photography trip, we had a workshop called Balance the Light. My professor, Caryn Esplin, teaches huge classes on this to many amazing photographers and it was cool to learn these techniques. I learned so much and can’t wait to show what I got. Also, check out Kayla Taculog’s Balance the Light post. She is amazing!
This one we had 4 speed lights set up, one on every corner of a small table aimed at the bottle. We put our cameras on flash and set up the lights to slave mode so our flash would trigger the speed lights. Someone would spray a water bottle as we shot and that is how we captured the spray!
Smoke bombs! we had a light with an umbrella and then some helpers set the smoke bombs off. This was a hard station and I wish we had more time. I feel like it was just kind of luck if you got a good shot with the smoke, but I am glad I got this one.
Here we had our fruits and juice set up on a coffee table and had quite a few continuous LED lights aimed at the subject. From there we poured juice and captured blurred and or frozen motion!