Thursday, December 17, 2009

Assignment #7 - Panoramas

This assignment started out as one I hated, and ended up being one of my favorites. I love being able to show someone something they would otherwise never see - not just in that there are some places I can be that no one else can, but also in the sense that I can let someone look at the ceiling and the floor at the same time. At first I struggled with this assignment, and I felt like all I was doing is showing stupid long, skinny, pictures. But then as I shot more and more, I think I got better at telling a story, which is something I really want my photography to do. I think I ended up with mixed results. I have some I love, some I'm deeming "good practice" in an attempt to be wildly optimistic.


Everyone who lives in Utah, or has ever lived in Utah, has probably taken this picture. However, not all of them decided to correctly expose everything in the scene and then merge it all together for a well exposed photograph, now have they? Ha.

I love this them. Usually I hate photographing my own house, but along the lines of what Slade said, if I don't then who will? This is something only I can show, and I'm happy with how I showed it. I don't love the light on the top edge, but I love the light in the rest of the image so I'm willing to let is somewhat slide. I love how this image is so them. This is so typical of a day with Tom, Merz, and Michael at my house. It feels like home.

Hm. Could give or take it. It was "good practice". I wish I had more people walking in front (and when I shot I thought I did), but no.

Festive, yeah? Another good practice pic. One of the first I shot. It's not my favorite, but 'tis the season. And I do like the photographer in the mirror

I love this one. I love the light. I love the colors. I LOVE the story. I think it's interesting and well composed. This is one of my favorite images all year.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Festival of Trees Panoramas

I both loved and hated shooting at Festival of trees. It was fun, and interesting, and I felt like I pretty much had endless image possibilities (the above tree was my favorite there). However, the lighting wasn't all that fabulous, and I had no tripod. But I'll just check this off as a "valuble learning experience" and as I continue shooting I'll remember:
1) Tripod is a MUST.
2) Panoramas should tell a story. They are more than a long skinny picture.
3) Light, light, light light light light light light light.


Kind of warped. Alright, very warped. But it was good practice.


My favorite panorama I've shot thus far. I think it should be a Christmas card. I like the mirror and the lighting. It bugs me that I forgot to make the background black, but that's repairable.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Zel Pano



I do not like this image. The exposure and focus suck. But, I like the idea of this image. It's fun.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Onomatopoeia words

A-choo!*
Blare
Boing*
Bubble
Click
Crackle
Drip
Eek
Fizz*
Flicker*
Flutter*
Gurgle*
Hiccup
Hiss*
Hum
Knock
Mumble
Murmur
Ow
Plop
Plunk*
Pop
Rumble
Rustle
Sizzle*
Slurp
Smack
Smooch*
Snip
Squelch
Swoosh*
Thud
Tick tock*
Tsk
Twang
Ugh*
Wam
Whisper*
Whoosh
Zap
It's like some kind of freaky sound effect poem.
So. What to shoot, what to shoot...