New works

I’ve recently been working on a new portfolio not like anything I’ve ever done before — I’m doing physical collage work.  And I can now tell you that glue is the enemy.  These are just a few of my works, I have a few more.  Hopefully I can come up with some ideas for next semester.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

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An Update On Life

So, I’m now fully immersed in senior year, living that crazy senior life (aka college applications and school).  This year I was made head of photography for my school’s online newspaper, and so I’ve been trying to run my team.  Basically, I’m saying that I’m super busy.  BUT… I really wanted to put out an updated portfolio that I’m really proud of.  There is so much I could put up here, really, and I’m going to start trying to force myself to post more often than I do.  But, well, here’s the portfolio for now!

Lots Going On

There is so much going on in my life right now!!!  So crazy and busy… anyway, I’m in AP Photography now!!!  Really hard, but lot’s of fun!!!  The best thing is that we’re going to get Photoshop uploaded to our computers soon!!!  I hope to start posting some more, sorry if I don’t!!!

 

Pretty darn proud of this picture.

Pretty darn proud of this picture.

I had to take out so many people... I'll have to post something later about that!

I had to take out so many people… I’ll have to post something later about that!

Fireworks from the 4th of July, but now edited.

Fireworks from the 4th of July, but now edited.

An attempt at abstract photography.  Taken in Washington, D.C.  Not really happy that I left off part of the bottom.

An attempt at abstract photography. Taken in Washington, D.C. Not really happy that I left off part of the bottom.

Another attempt at abstract photography.  Pretty proud of this photo.

Another attempt at abstract photography. Pretty proud of this photo.

My pride and joy:  Ladybugs on a milkweed plant

My pride and joy: Ladybugs on a milkweed plant

The dome in St Louis' Art Museum.  Need to go through and fix it up a little bit more.

The dome in St Louis’ Art Museum. Need to go through and fix it up a little bit more.

My Artist Statement (Plus Some New Photos!)

I realize that this is perhaps a bit late.  Oh well.

If I had to describe my style of photography, I would describe it as very macro, detailed photos that often have high contrast.  If I am able to edit my photos using Photoshop or GIMP, I tend to go overboard with the contrast (on both) and smart sharpen (only Photoshop).  If I am unable or unwilling to edit, the photos still have a fair amount of contrast.  All of the following photos are unedited, as I just took them yesterday and have not had the chance to edit them as of yet.  The photos also tend to either be at the direct center of the photo or very imbalanced with the subject of the photo far to one of the four sides.

High contrast example:

My aunt's cat.  Taken yesterday with my Canon Rebel SL1 camera with the 18-55 mm zoom lens.

My aunt’s cat. Taken yesterday with my Canon Rebel SL1 camera with the 18-55 mm zoom lens.

High contrast and centered photo example:

White flower.  Taken with my Canon Rebel SL1 camera with the 55-250 mm zoom lens.

White flower. Taken with my Canon Rebel SL1 camera with the 55-250 mm zoom lens.

Imbalanced photo example

Taken with my Canon Rebel SL1 camera with the 55-250 mm zoom lens.

Taken with my Canon Rebel SL1 camera with the 55-250 mm zoom lens.

My favorite elements to bring out are texture, light, and color.

Example of texture:

Cucumber.  18-55 mm zoom lens.

Cucumber. 18-55 mm zoom lens.

Example of color:

Eggplant. 55-250 mm zoom lens.

Example of light and color:

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Pomegranate flower.  You can already see the fruit starting to form.  Taken with the 55-250 mm zoom lens.

Example of light:

Tomato leaf in the sun.  Taken with 18-55 mm zoom lens.

Tomato leaf in the sun. Taken with 18-55 mm zoom lens.

My main subjects tend to be flowers and plants, but also sometimes include animals, food, and occasionally people.

Macro Flower and Insect Photos, all thanks to Amalia Elena Veralli

I was being bad today.  Instead of going straight to homework after coming home from a little party, I saw some flowers and decided to go take some photos.  Ended up being closer to 300 photos.  Oh well!  All of these photos are thanks to my inspiration from Amalia Elena Veralli, an uber-amazing macro photographer.  When I was looking through her photos today, I was inspired to use new angles, be more daring, and to trust my instincts with the photos.  Of course, I added my own twists to them.  All unedited and taken with my Canon Rebel SL1 camera with the 18-55 mm zoom lens.  Enjoy my reward for being bad!IMG_0292 IMG_0310 IMG_0317 IMG_0326

I wasn’t even able to look through the lens for this picture. Pretty good for just an intuition picture! I sort-of like the large space to the side. I don’t know, I just enjoyed taking these in the hot, humid air that comprises of my wonderful city in summertime.

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Random bug I saw whist  taking the photos of the pea flowers, so I decided to take some photos of them.

Random bug I saw whist taking the photos of the pea flowers, so I decided to take some photos of them.

IMG_0520 IMG_0522 IMG_0539 IMG_0542 IMG_0555I know, I know.  I repeated some of the same subjects.  I’m sorry.  I still hope you enjoyed!