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Editorial – Mules Practice 2-2-2010

We shot basketball practice at the Multipurpose building the other day during class, and these are some of the pictures I came up with. There were four different lenses I shot with, no flash. I think I prefer subjects that move relatively little unless I’m playing with slow shutter speed. No post-processing editing was done, this is what the camera came up with.

Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623374655560/show/

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Editorial Assignment One – Food

For the first assignment in UCM’s editorial class I chose to do food photography, referencing a Cooking Light magazine for lighting on the Famous Amos cookies (a picture of peanut brittle with lighting on front as well as behind), and using my two alien bee lights. I used a movie light (lowel) for the Pillsbury cookies… which tasted very good, by the way.

Flickr Slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbibb/sets/72157623372812384/show/

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Creative Photography Assignment 1 – Self-Portrait

Our first assignment in Creative Photography was self-portrait work. I decided I would make digital manipulation my key focus. So I set up studio in the currently empty other half of my dorm room using two Alien B400 lights and a grid spot, along with a piece of red fabric safety-pinned to the curtains, and took various pictures. Most of them were shot with a continuous shot ten-second timer. Several of the base photos turned out blurry, but after a couple shots they finally came out right. I also took several photos of my laptop. Then, in order to get the “fish-in-the-net” photos, I asked my boyfriend for help holding me- and giving me a chance to take up random poses. Granted, the expressions on my face wasn’t entirely an act, since being held precariously over a desk isn’t exactly my favorite thing to do. In the end some of those poses helped for the “falling-into-the-laptop” pictures, as well as the one where I am coming out of the laptop’s portable hardrive. It was a fun shoot, and I think the results turned out interesting.

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The Disection of a Tea Can

This was a set I originally shot for Editorial class, but didn’t quite fit the assignment. It was spawned by the quote that surrealism is “a soda can and an umbrella on a disection table” (unfortuanetly I don’t remember who said it). Regardless, I had fun with this one. Shot with two profoto lights. Some of the shots were shot with a lensbaby lens.

Slideshow of more photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41674422@N08/sets/72157623302254354/show/

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Lensbaby and Photoshoot

Last night, after hearing about the lensbaby lens for the first time, I decided to check it out from UCM’s handy photo checkout lab. I attempted to play with it last night, though I discovered that it was hard to get to work well in low light without a flash. (Later I discovered there is a way to change aperture, but not until right before I had to turn it back in to checkout). Then this morning, the weather felt like Spring. I took about a half hour before class to shoot pictures around campus, then during Creative Photography we ended up doing a little more shooting.

Anyhow, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. Some have photoshop editing, but most only have the Bridge basic techniques. (Including one where I’ve come to be fond of raising saturation instead of lowering it.)

You can see more of today’s shoot on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41674422@N08/sets/72157623127017697/show/

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