Thursday, December 13, 2007


This was a sunset in the Archdale area that I photographed. I was in such a hurry to get where I was and jump out of my car and take the picture! It took me a while to find my CF card, and I was afraid I'd miss it! Thankfully, I didn't.

Canon 30D
ISO 400
1/10 sec @ f/5.6

Fun stuff

A while ago I went to Ziggy's to see a show with my sister and some friends. While we were waiting I was messing around with my camera, which was new then, and I took some fun pictures. It looks like they're diseased or something!

Canon 30D
ISO 400
3.2 sec @ f/3.5

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Multiple Jordans

For our digital class we had an assignment where we had to shoot a model in front of a bright white background, and then using skills we've learned in photoshop put our model on two different locational backgrounds. My friend Jordan came out to the studio so I could take some bridal portraits of her, so I used her as my model for this assignment. I think they turned out really great! What do you think? I love that she's breakin it down by herself in an empty living room and at the Duke Gardens. And that the boom box isn't even plugged in!

Canon 30D
1/125 sec @ f/18
40mm lens
Two speedos were set up to evenly light the white background, two black panels kept the light coming from the speedos from hitting my model, and another speedo with an umbrella was set up to light her.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Summer photos

I wanted to post these because they're some of my favorite images from this past summer. Lucy Clement and I went to the Fun Fourth Festival in downtown Greensboro to check out the July 4th festivities, and we brought our cameras along to get some weeklies shot for Bill's class. We had such a fun time, and got some great pictures! These are a few of my favorites:

I love the second one! It was so much fun shooting everyone dancing, but I really wanted to join in! That was definitely a highlight from this past year as far as shooting exeriences go.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

More portraits!

I work at Intellect Resources, a recruiting firm for Healthcare IT in Greensboro. I only have time to work there on Fridays right now, because school keeps me so busy, and I have class everyday but Friday. My boss needed some pictures of my new co-workers (and a reshoot for one of them), and I told her I would love to help out! Hopefully I can use one of these for my small room portrait for Kevin's portfolio.

Canon 30D
ISO 200
1/125 sec @ f/11
Alien bees w/umbrella


Over Thanksgiving break we had to take a "seasonal portrait" of someone to turn in for our portrait class. I shot this on Thanksgiving, of my aunt and cousin. I used my flash as a fill light, and the sun as the main light. I really like it, but I know the shadow from my aunts nose drops a bit too low and I wish Coy (my cousin) wasn't squinting so much. I also know that this image doesn't indicate a certain holiday, but you can tell it's fall from the color of the leaves on the trees.

Canon 30D
ISO 200
55mm lens
Canon 550 flash
1/40 sec @ f/22 (I blurred the background and used the history brush to bring them back in...I need to stop shooting portraits at f/22!)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Outdoor Portrait

For our portrait lighting class, we had to take an outdoor portrait balancing our flash with the available light. I used my sister, Brittany, as my subject, and I shot this in my backyard. This is the first portrait that I am really proud of! I was very happy with it.

Here are a couple of others I liked. One is really flat, but I think the background is pretty so I'm posting it.

Canon 30D
70mm lens
ISO 1000 (I thought I had changed it to 200, but apparently not!)
1/50 sec at f/22

Greene St.

On Friday night I went to Greene Street, a club in downtown Greensboro, to see my friends, The Urban Sophisticates play. O Period opened for them, and they had some guys breakdance before they went on. It was so cool! They were awesome. The show was so fun, and Benton even pulled me onstage at the end of the show to get some cool pictures of the crowd. The place was packed!

Like always, I used my Canon 30D. ISO 1000. 17-55mm lens. Canon 550 on camera flash.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tough kids

I went to the Greensboro Parks and Rec League's football game Tuesday night, to take pictures of my friends son, Mac Renslow, who plays on the Lewis Center Pee Wee Varsity Team (the Panthers). It was their championship game, against the Guilford College Steelers. I actually saw Robert Franklin there, taking pictures for his internship with the Greensboro News and Record. Here are a couple of my favorite shots. These kids are intense.

And I gotta throw this one in from earlier in the season - the ref and his short shorts:

Shot at ISO 1600 wih my Canon 30D. The first two were taken with the 70-200mm lens, and the one of the ref was taken with the 300mm.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

A Difficult One

This image is probably one of the most difficult images I have attempted in the studio so far. It was for my object lighting portfolio. I took a picture of my setup, but have since deleted it. Basically, I had reflectors everywhere. I had a small speedo light with a grid off to the back right hand side of the rings, probably five feet away. I also had a diffusion screen in front of that light. I also had a skinny gobo that I held about two feet from the rings in order to control the specular highlights. Then, I had white reflectors on both sides of my camera, as well as underneath my lens. This image also required some photoshop work.

Overall, I am very pleased with it. It also has some sentimental meaning, because these were my grandparents high school class rings. I never met my grandfather, because he died when my mom was three, while serving in the Vietnam War. So, getting to photograph these for my mom was a privilege.

I shot this with my Canon 30D
ISO 200, 1/60 sec at f/5, 105mm lens

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Environmental Portrait

For our photojournalism class we had to take an environmental portrait of someone in the medical field. This is my image. I forgot to take a picture of my setup, but I just used an alien bee with a soft box off to the side. I like the look of the dramatic light. I also like the way the sky was darkened a bit to where it matches his shirt.

I shot this with my Canon 30D
ISO 200, 35mm lens, 1/100 sec @ f/11.5

Thursday, November 1, 2007


This was my final image for our "Chocolate" assignment in Object Lighting. Even if I did take a picture of my set-ups from object lighting, I apparently erased all of those pictures from my portable hard drive. I back lit my chocolate, and used reflector cards on the right and below my camera lens in the front. Looking at the image now, after Kevin pointed it out to me, I wish that I had taken the piece of chocolate in front out. I think this would have made for a better image.

I shot this with my Canon 30D
ISO 200, 105mm lens
1/125 sec @ f/5.6

Monday, October 22, 2007

First post!

These are some of my favorite images taken during my career at RCC so far.

The black and whites are from first year, and the ones in color are from this last eight weeks of object lighting.