Thursday, April 29, 2010

Final Photos Part 4

Canon Rebel, f/5.6, 1/2000s, ISO 400, 300mm

I felt like a tourist taking pictures of prairie dogs, but this one was kind of cute so I will admit that I was acting like a tourist! I cropped in to focus more on the prairie dog instead of the ground around him.

Canon Rebel, f/7.1, 1/1250s, ISO 400, 75mm

We were having fun just being random in the badlands and Anna and Mary started jumping the sagebrush. I liked this one because Anna looks like a ninja. The drawback of this one is that she isn't really in focus.

Canon Rebel, f/8, 1/400s, ISO 100, 75mm
This is in the badlands again. I liked it because it was pretty simple.

Canon Rebel, f/7.1, 1/250s, ISO 100, 75mm
I liked this photo because it is pretty typical of the badlands, with the colors and the hills.

Canon Rebel, f/7.1, 1/640s, ISO 400, 45mm
This is my dad and his hunting dog. I played with the angle, which I think made it more interesting and I like how the trees lead you to the middle of the photo. I cloned out the trees that were behind/coming out of dad's arms.

Final Photos Part 3

Canon Rebel, f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 100, 170mm

This was an interesting one to take because I was shooting through a chain link fence and it was hard to get the camera to focus on the wolf and not the fence. Once I got the focus to the wolf though it completely took out the fence which was pretty cool. I cropped it and cloned out some branches on his hind leg.

FujiFilm, f/3.8, 1/85s, ISO 800, 6mm

This was taken on the walkway in Yellowstone. I was playing around in black and white and liked how the fence leads you through the photo.

Canon Rebel, f/5.6, 1/60s, ISO 250, 54mm

On our journey to find wildlife we came across a tunnel and had fun taking picture in it. It was fun to experiment because it either Mary or I got too close to one of the ends there would be too much light and colors would show up.

FujiFilm, f/7.1, 1/200s, ISO 100, 7mm
This was in Yellowstone waiting to meet up with the group. I used photoshop to select the sky and play with the contrast and brightness to draw out the colorful sky.

FujiFilm, f/4.7, 1/17s, ISO 100, 15mm
This is also in Yellowstone in the morning. Just thought the view was cool. I cropped the bottom and the right side to get rid of distracting tree branches.

Logging Sports

I went to Missoula last weekend to hang out with my cousin, who was competing on the OSU logging sports team. I had never seen these competitions before so I had fun trying to take some pics.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Final Photos Part 2

Canon Powershot, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 125, 35mm

I was having fun experimenting taking pictures of a soccer game. The background was incredibly ugly (as seen in a previous blog). I took out the pole that was beside the house and decided to make the background black and white. I tried leaving the grass green but that just looked awkward...

FujiFilm, f/8, 1/680s, ISO 100, 30mm

I thought this was rather ironic. The nets on the side were very distracting so I turned everything black and white and then brought color back to the gates and the slow skiing sign.

FujiFilm, f/8, 1/1000s, ISO 100, 26mm

This was me being a creeper from the chairlift at Red Lodge. I thought it was a cool action picture. I took out the net behind him and made him brighter to draw more attention to him. I also made the ground below him darker to try to bring out the jump a little more.

Canon Rebel, f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 100, 75mm

This was an otter at the Dakota Zoo. It was around feeding time and he was more than willing to look cute because he knew that humans bring food. I like the detail in his fur

FujiFilm, f/4.7, 1/120s, ISO 100, 15mm

I was trying to capture the morning colors in the water, which somewhat worked. I liked how the steam was rising.

FujiFilm, f/3.8, 1/120s, ISO 100, 6mm

Again, just trying to capture the morning colors here. Didn't quite work as well as I would've liked with my camera, but I still liked the photo.

FujiFilm, f/4.8, 1/450s, ISO 100, 30mm

This was at the Student vs Faculty/Staff Softball game. I thought it was a cool action shot. I took out Steve Germic from the left side of Matt, although if you look close enough you will see that I forgot about his apparently ghosts have shadows!

Canon Rebel, f/10, 1/800s, ISO 400, 47mm

This was taken as Mary was sliding across ice by the Missouri River in ND. I loved this picture because of how the light hits her. I also like how she pops out of the image with her blues/purples.

FujiFilm, f/4.8, 1/320s, ISO 100, 30mm

Caught Hil as she was waiting to get on her horse and thought it was kind of cool. I cropped the photo on the top and bottom to try to get rid of some distracting fencing. I also cloned out a horse, feeders, and a water tank above her horse.

Canon Rebel, f/5.6, 1/60s, ISO 100, 52mm

This is my dad as he's feeding horses. I thought it was a photo that told a story with the worn overall suit. The background was boring, so I turned it black and white and made him and the fork full of hay really stand out.

Final Photos Part 1

Canon Rebel, f/7.1, 1/400s, ISO 100, 270mm
I thought this was a cool photo with the geese moving through it. I cropped it to take out the corn and sky that didn't add to the image, and I think the long horizontal crop makes it look cool.
Canon Rebel, f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 100, 170mm
My fluffy cow at the Dakota Zoo...I thought he was cute so I took a picture of him! I think it shows his personality. There was an ugly fence line behind him that I took out because it was distracting.

FujiFilm, f/4.8, 1/850s, ISO 100, 30mm
This was when I was being the creepy camera person on the lift trying to take a picture of the adorable little girls who were dressed alike. There was a tree on the left that I took out.
Canon Rebel, f/5, 1/200s, ISO 100, 200mm
This was an annoyed camel at the Dakota Zoo...He was taking a nap when we decided to walk by and decided we were threatening and got up and glared at us. I cropped it up to get rid of the fence line.

FujiFilm, f/4.8, 1/450, ISO 800, 30mm
This was a bison hanging out in Yellowstone that we drove by and decided to take a picture of.

Canon Rebel, f/7.1, 1/250s, ISO 100, 75mm
This is my friend Anna walking in the badlands of ND. I like this picture because she is really in focus and the background isn't. Also, the trail leads you through the picture in both directions because it forks.
Canon Rebel, f/5.6, 1/60s, ISO 200, 55mm
This is my pony. I liked this picture because of the way the light hits her and it really captured her personality. I cropped the top to get rid of the empty space above the barn and cropped the left side to get rid of tree branches.

FujiFilm, f/8, 1/350s, ISO 100, 30mm
I was hanging out at the barn and taking black and white pictures. I thought this one of the horse's head was kind of cool. I played with the contrast and brightness a little bit to bring out more definition.

FujiFilm, f/6.4, 1/340s, ISO 100, 6mm
This was a fun because I was just hanging out taking candid shots of Hilary and her horse as she was tacking up. I liked this pitcure because it captures the last minute of tacking up before you get on. I cropped the left side to take out the trailer door.

FujiFilm, f/4.2, 1/125s, ISO 200, 9mm
I was climbing down the rims, kind of making my own trail, and came across these nests and thought they were cool and worked well with the colors in the rims.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sunday Soccer

I experimented taking pictures of a Sunday afternoon soccer game at the Poly School. The background is less than ideal, but it was still a lesson in shooting action sports - like how did they get all the way over to that side of the field already?!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dustie's Portrait Photos

Trying to take portraits...Dustie doing a good job posing for different shots...

The Angelic Portrait...

Thumbs down disapproving...