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!
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!
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!!!
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:
High contrast and centered photo example:
Imbalanced photo example
My favorite elements to bring out are texture, light, and color.
Example of texture:
Example of color:
Example of light and color:
Example of light:
My main subjects tend to be flowers and plants, but also sometimes include animals, food, and occasionally people.
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!