As part of my portfolio class and honors project, I’ve begun building up my stock photography to use in illustrations. Here we have Amanda modeling for me on one of the amazingly nice days in January. We headed over to Culp Park to do the photoshoot, after picking up the outfit. (She got the dress, I picked up accessories). I used a 420 EX flash and homemade softbox, and afterwords edited the pictures for a more fantasy type appearance. 🙂
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157629208562365/show/
Considering the weather hasn’t been particularly favorable for taking studio lights outside, and I don’t particularly like lugging around a twenty pound Vagabond, I decided to do my alien bees photoshoot indoors. And to do something different than I normally do for portrait class, I rounded up my friends and asked them to be part of a group photoshoot- one where we played to the idea of “If our life was a movie.”
You can see all the fun and games on the Flickr Slideshow, but here are the best seven, each with its own star of the show.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157626471144669/show/
Chelcy’s pictures were the second shoot I did of my free senior pictures shoot for examples over Spring Break. This time it was easier to get everything set up, and my Canon Rebel XS cooperated with me this time. I set up in the large room downstairs in the library, and the size difference made a great deal of help. It kept me from fumbling into things or hitting the background stands against the ceiling, a major help in trying to get everything set up quickly. It still took a little time to sit up, but I was able to leave it there for my next shoot with Lisa and Heather afterwards.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157626244371747/show/
Yesterday my mom and I went to a Thai restaurant called The Magic Noodle Bowl. Knowing how nice they present thier food, I brought my camera with my new 50 mm, 1.8 lens. I used window lighting and available light. These are a few of the shots I got. We ordered steamed dumplings, pad thai, and lo mein with chicken. They also served soup.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157625746283610/show/
These are theatre headshots I took for a student of theatre. These were taken in the school’s studio with profoto lights and a beauty dish, as well as a softbox for a floor light, and a gridspot for the hairlight. It was a roughly one and a half hour photo session, after which I let her see proofs via the webpage-maker in Adobe Lightroom. She chose the ones she wanted me to edit, and I retouched those as well as making them black and white and in the 8.5×11, 8×10, and orginal size formats.
This is also the photoshoot that my Canon Rebel XS decided to show me Error 99. Luckily I was able to run downstairs to checkout a Canon 30D from the photo department. Most shots were with the Rebel, but a few of them were with the 30D.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623615175954/show/
For our third assignment in Creative Photography, I decided to keep with digital editing, only this time go with heavy manipulation. Anthropomorphic animals have always seemed neat to me, so I decided to try crossing pictures of people with pictures of animals (Most of the animal pictures were pictures I took at various zoos last year, with the exception of the seagull wings and squirrel). I also played a lot with the Highpass and Shadow/Highlights filter, along with texture and blending mode filters.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623451511227/show/
These are the Front of House and Production Photos that I did for University of Central Missouri’s theatre department and for my Editorial class. The play was Lost in Yonkers.
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623500748428/show/
In the Creative Photography class we had a class period to shoot panoramas – at which point I decided to use panoramas for my next assignment- with a twist: They would be digitally manipulated. I combined multiple photos in some cases, did a bunch of retouching with others, and played with filters and highpass and digital painting in yet others. It was a fun assignment, and these are the results:
Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623329694599/show/