Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Excuse me... Could you repeat that?

    For our final project we had to make a photo story. My initial thought was, how the heck am i going to be able to pull this off? I decided to do my photo story on the Dearborn Animal Shelter, to show the adoption rates verse the amount of animals that are in the city, and to make the viewers think about what they can do to raise awareness. I think that overall, i did a pretty good job. Especially for it being my first experience using everything that is needed to do a photo story., like Adobe Premiere pro and Audacity.

   Adobe Premiere Pro and Audacity are very tricky to use. I have to learn how to use them and be able to edit my pictures, sound and  make a photo story for the final. The class kind of helped each other to better understand it. By this happening, it made it just a little bit easier to perform.

Check it out!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Portraits of children at an Easter Egg Hunt

After the hunt is over, the kids are playing football.
For my portrait assignment, I was thinking to myself about what I was going to do. I had a great idea! An Easter Egg Hunt, since it's almost Easter! I am very proud of my self, for these photos.

They were very hard to capture, but that just gave  me a better feeling after I was completely finished. For the headshot of Wyatt Keith, I got lucky. I was looking around and saw him standing there with this look on his face. Then I saw that another child took one of his Easter eggs.

These photos were particularly hard to shoot, because I had to bump up my ISO. It was a very cloudy, windy and rainy day. Catching these photos were particularly hard, especially since I am still a new photographer. I am very happy with what I captured, and I am actually very proud of myself.

I could definitely see myself shooting more portraits again in the future, even though they are not my strong suit.

Wyatt Keith, mad when another child took his egg.

Ashton and Ella Keith, upset when the hunt is over.

Sports are fun...right?

  Last Friday Wayne State took on Grand Valley with a double header. This was the first of the two games, taking place at 1pm. As I step up to the baseball field, I look at the players, the coaches, the crowd, and think to myself, how am I supposed to capture awesome photos when no ones standing still?! Honestly, this was my first experience with shooting action photos, and it was very tricky.
  Shooting the fans was another story. It was cold, rainy and windy for the game, so there were limited fans. The fans that were there, they were quiet and not very energetic because of the weather. I  also noticed that it's rare for the coaches to leave the dugout, making i tricky to shoot photos of them.
  In my opinion I got very lucky with the shots I got, some I was prepared for, and some I was not prepared for. Overall, I think I did a pretty good job considering this was my first encounter with shooting sports. With every move the players made, i had to be ready just in case it was a worthy shot. I had to be careful though, i didn't want the pictures to turn out blurry, or off focus.  I would say that compared to the rest of the assignments this semester, this is by far my favorite one!

Alex Kinch (18) and Kyle Zimmerman(32) talk before another pitch is thrown.
Kyle Zimmerman(32) catches the ball on first plate.

Head Coach, Ryan Kelley, (third from the left) prepping the team before the game.
Wayne State fans await the game.
Fans get distracted by the playful puppies.
Nathan Manis(24) and Griffin Harms(34) wait for the National Anthem.