Motion: Freeze and Blur

Monkey Rock: 9/24/2015, 2pm, Monkey Rock, ID; f/32, 1/10 sec, ISO 100, Canon Rebel T3i, Tripod
Monkey Rock: 9/24/2015, 2pm, Monkey Rock, ID; 55mm, f/32, 1/10 sec, ISO 100, Canon Rebel T3i, Tripod

A friend and I went out adventuring and we ended up at Monkey Rock. As we were going to leave I turned around and just loved what I saw. I setup my tripod and set my camera up to have a long exposure.

Lighter Sparks: 9/23/2016 5pm, Windsor Manor; 36 mm, f/4.5, 1/4000 sec, ISO 200, Canon Rebel T3i
Lighter Sparks: 9/23/2016 5pm, Windsor Manor; 36mm, f/4.5, 1/4000 sec, ISO 200, Canon Rebel T3i

This shot was pure faith. I had my roommate stand in the light of the setting sun, turned on the overhead light, and had a lamp shining on her hand. I maxed out my shutter speed, and put my camera on continuous shots. That is how this beauty was created.

Soccer: 9/23/2016, 5:30 pm, BYUI Stadium; 20mm, f/3.5, 1/3200 sec, ISO 200, Canon Rebel T3i
Soccer: 9/23/2016, 5:30 pm, BYUI Stadium; 20mm, f/3.5, 1/3200 sec, ISO 200, Canon Rebel T3i

Luckily my roommate Darbie was tired of homework and offered to be a model for me. We went to the BYUI stadium and borrowed a soccer ball from a group of guys. I turned up my shutter speed and just let my roommate play around. The editing I did to this photo was cropping and straightening it.

Skate: 9/25/16, 6:15 pm, Clair Boyle Skate Park; 49mm, f/25, 1/30 sec, ISO 100, Canon Rebel T3i
Skate: 9/25/16, 6:15 pm, Clair Boyle Skate Park; 49mm, f/25, 1/30 sec, ISO 100, Canon Rebel T3i

My friend Ryan was kind enough to be my model. I went with him to the skate park and had him skate past me a few times. I slowed my shutter speed and followed him as he went past. This accomplished the background being blurry and him being in focus.

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Photobook Design

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This photobook design is a two page spread that contains six photos. This page is dedicated to photos I took while in France. After looking up examples of photobooks on Pinterest I sketched up a few ideas, and then I went to InDesign. I decided to keep the background white so you could appreciate the contrast of the images to the page. I feel like if I choose a color it would have overpowered the subtle tones on the left, and taken away from the contrast on the right. My title is Past Photos with a subtitle Sights of France so that way you knew what you were looking at. Over all I think this is a nice simple clean design.

Past Photos

laurenwagner-selfHello, I’m Lauren Wagner and this is my fifth semester here at BYU-Idaho. I am from Las Vegas. This last summer my family and I spent two weeks in Europe, so all of my past photos will be from that trip.

I fell in love with photography the summer before my senior year of high school, and purchased my first DSLR camera using my graduation money. I have never taken a formal photography class, but I have learned a few basic tips on shooting and editing here at school.

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This is the Eiffel Tower at night. I got this photo while I was on a riverboat cruise along the Seine. The only editing I did on this photo was blacking out the night sky. There were some clouds, but they were making the image look grainy so I got rid of them.
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I saw this bike while I was on my way to Noter Dame cathedral. I just liked the colors and the overall composition. I am also kind of obsessed with taking pictures of bikes in random places.
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The viewer tower on top of the Arc de Triomphe just looked so beautiful. I like the contrast of the silver and gold on the viewer.
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The Eiffel Tower from the top of the Arch de Triomphe. I like this photo because this is how I pictured the Eiffel Tower to look no matter where I was. Saddly I found out that the movies lied and you can’t see the Eiffel Tower everywhere.

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Le Mont Saint Michel is the coolest abbey around. I loved walking through the abbey on top of the mountain, and then through the city that is below all the trees. The only editing I did was cropping the photo. I did this because there was tourist awkwardly in the corner and the image looks much better without him.
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This is a huge wheel inside the Mont Saint Michel Abbey. I have no clue what it was used for, but I liked how it looked. I like the contrast of the photo, and the shape of the wheel.
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I had the opportunity to visit Monet’s Garden, and this is a flower I saw there. I really like the bright contrasting colors.
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This is a river view of the Palace of Westminster. I like this photo because you can see the bell tower, and the Abbey in the back. I also like it because you can see the famous double decker bus, and river boats that the tourists use.