Saturday, February 13, 2010

Self-Portrait Photography

For the other large project in my Digital Photo class, we had to take a self portrait every day for the six weeks that the class lasted. Below you'll find a selection of my favorites from that project. Some are fairly traditional self portraits of my face, but with some I decided to get more conceptual. Let me know in the comments if you like them!

PS: Over the next week I'm going to be doing some work on revamping this blog (if my fairly limited coding skills are up to it), so if you see stuff moved around or looking crazy, don't be alarmed.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Harry Potter Photoshoot

My Digital Photo class is over now, so I'm going to be posting up some of the stuff I've been working on. All these photos were taken with a Nikon D3000. My final project was based on a photo series by Abe Morell in which he reconstructed scenes from Alice in Wonderland using cutouts of illustrations from the book and miniature props. For a previous assignment, we had to recreate a famous photograph, so you can see my recreation of one of Abe Morell's photos here (his is on the left):

Next, for the final, I decided to take photos in the same style except with Harry Potter and Mary GrandPre's illustrations. The photos ended up very dark and moody, since I wanted to emphasize shadows and the dark themes in the books. I made them very high-contrast, and they were all lit with just an LED flashlight (most had very long shutter speeds). I also played with moving things in front of the camera while the shutter was open, such as in the Ravenclaw ghost photo and the crazy light effect in the prophecy photo. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Business Cards

About two weeks ago, I designed some business cards for Lauren Fairweather and also decided I wanted some for myself. Lauren introduced me to, who have really great prices for a lot of different types of printing. I ordered 100 minicards for only $20, and Moo lets you have different images on the backs of the cards, so I got them in three different colors. The idea is that I can fill in the blank with whatever I am to whoever I give it to - when I go to internship interviews I can write in graphic designer, and when I go to YouTube gatherings I can write in video blogger, and when I go to Hogwarts I can write in Slytherin. Let me know what you think in the comments!