This week I had some fun taking portraits. It gave me an excuse to go out and explore places near Rexburg. Some of these photos were taken at the pumpkin patch in Hibbert, Beaver Dick Park, and an abandoned grainery.

Head and Shoulders
Side Composition
Side Composition
Full Body
Group Activity
Group Activity
Group Posed
Group Posed
Color Match
Color Match




I really liked the warmth of the candid group photo so I decided to color match that photo to an individual shot of my roommate Courtney



Color Replacement
Color Replacement













For my color replacement I decided to take the color of Katie’s glasses and apply it to her lips. It made an interesting change in the photo.




This week I had a lot of fun focusing on macro photography. I rented some macro tubes and a light bar from the production office and had a blast shooting. I played with food coloring, sparkling water, and sugar. It was a lot of fun and quite the adventure. It was hard to get the camera to focus, especially when a lot of water was involved. Overall I really did like this project, even though it pushed me out of my comfort zone.











Composition: Perspective of 12

I went over to my friend Ronny’s apartment because he has a lot of amazing vintage items. While I was looking at all of his stuff I fell in love with his oven, and had to take pictures of it.








texturescom_metalbare0132_3_mI really liked the photo of the inside of the oven and thought it would be neat if I added a texture to it. I went to textures.com found an image I liked and downloaded it. I then went into photoshop put on a layer mask and blended the metal and the metal in the oven oven together. I really like the way it turned out.

Depth of Field

Fall Pumpkin: 9/30/2016, 7:05pm, Windsor Manor; 55mm, f/5.6, 1/8 sec, ISO 100, Canon Rebel T3i

I bought this pumpkin at the farmers market. The fall leaves were so pretty that I took the pumpkin to get photos of it. This image has a shallow depth of field. In photoshop I removed some of the blemishes on the pumpkin.

Jasmine: 10/1/2016, 5:50pm, Caribou Targhee National Forest, 39mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec, ISO 400, Canon Rebel T3i
Jasmine: 10/1/2016, 5:50pm, Caribou Targhee National Forest; 39mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec, ISO 400, Canon Rebel T3i

After watching general conference my roommates and I went up to Caribou Targhee National Forest to take some pictures in the beautiful fall leaves. So this is the result of our trip. It was hard to get the right lighting because it was it was close to sunset and there were huge storm clouds and lots of rain.

Rexburg Temple: 10/4/2016, 5pm, Rexburg, ID, 55mm, f/18, 1/100 sec, ISO 400, Canon Rebel T3i
Rexburg Temple: 10/4/2016, 5pm, Rexburg, ID; 55mm, f/18, 1/100 sec, ISO 400, Canon Rebel T3i

The weather finally calmed down so I went to go get photos of the temple. I went up to the free parking lot by the Ricks. I really enjoyed the pine trees and the temple, and I used deep depth of field to get both the tree and the temple.

Train: 10/4/2016, 5:30pm, 55mm, f/16, 1/20 sec, ISO 200, Canon Rebel T3i
Train: 10/4/2016, 5:30pm, Rexburg, ID; 55mm, f/16, 1/20 sec, ISO 200, Canon Rebel T3i

After I took pictures of the temple I drove around town and ended up by the train tracks next to the grainery. While I was out there I heard the train and waited for it, and as you see it was definitely worth it.