Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Love Forever!

I love the stars, and naturally that is how Bryan decided to propose on June 19th so very close to midnight.  ;p
We now have a ton of glow in the dark stars! Most of which helped spell out this proposal.
We went this past Saturday to choose the perfect ring, but I was led to believe that I would not have my ring until after this coming Monday. But Bryan wanted to surprise me. Well, he succeeded! 
Though it was pretty hard to take good photos of those glow in the dark stars...

Love to Read

This is a photo I took about a year or so ago. It was taken after the fact of my "Motion" assignment for the Black & White Photography class I was taking at the time. I hadn't realized what different subjects I could attempt to take photos of until after I saw some other students' work. So I decided to see if I could even succeed in capturing such awesome-ness! I think I did well. ;p
This second photo is one that I took more recently. I must say, it is hard to recreate some things. I never thought that recreating this would be hard to do. This time I used direct light instead of sunlight from the window. I also used another book. The first book was one of the first books in the Twilight series, the second book I used is one of the last books in the same series. The second book has more pages. I think I took some great shots. ;p

Friday, June 8, 2012

Time of Day

The purpose of this assignment was to experiment with sunlight. There are certain times of the day that can either help the subject or it can make the subject look terrible. I have found that the best time to take photographs are at times that one would not usually think to take photos. I think that in general most people would want to take pictures during the afternoon, but that could be the worst time to shoot! The sun is very harsh at that time of day. Taking portraits is definitely not recommended at that time. The person will either be squinting into the sunlight or there will be shadows under their eyes. The best times are before sunrise, sunrise, evening, sunset, and after sunset. At least I find those times to be the best for taking photos. 

Color Palette

The purpose of this assignment was to take photographs of colors that make us happy. The one color that truly makes me happy is Green, but I couldn't find any subjects interesting enough to complete who I am. So I decided to stick with a few colors, Green, Red, Orange, and Yellow. I think I was pretty successful. My favorite subject that I found was this Red Tulip. Although the location of it was hard to work with.

Though taking photos on BYUI campus is pretty limited to subject matter. But then I found this car with kayaks and stickers. There are times when I wish that my Digital SLR were smaller so that it would be easier to carry around, but if you think about it, the SLR was once a huge and bulky item that was even worse to carry around, so in short, I am thankful that my camera is not any bigger than it is now. ;p 

This helmet was literally just sitting on the grass next to the parking lot. I quickly checked the area to see if anyone was about to come claim it and ride off on their bike, saw no one, and plopped onto the ground and started shooting! The one thing I do not like about this image is the one blade of grass the is just out of focus in the middle foreground. apart from that, I love this image. ;p

My First Time Blogging

So my sister told me that I should start a Photography blog, sure, why not, I keep posting my recent photo color assignments on my Facebook page, might as well get creative and post on a super awesome looking blog, then again, I have never used a blog, so this might look weird or what not. ;p
But here it is! I am going to try this out. I do have a Photo Journal assignment which requires a blog site of my own, so hopefully I can get started how this works. I will be contacting my sister a little more, haha. ;p
well, I hope my photographs are awesome enough that they will be viewed, and I also hope that my blog site will be equally awesome! wish me luck! if you have any wonderful ideas, be sure to let me know! ;p