Sunday, August 10, 2008

My portfolio

Check out my temporary site with all my portfolio images, and more!

By the way, I am now a graduate of the photography program at RCC!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

La Republica Dominicana

I went on a mission trip with my church to the Dominican Republic last week for spring break. It was amazing, and I can't wait to go back. I miss it so much already. Here are a few images.


I'm actually enjoying my internship more than I thought I would. My initial thoughts were "Oh, it's shooting furniture. It will be boring but at least I'm getting paid." But it's really interesting! I think so anyway. I get to shoot all day, and I'm learning so much about lighting. It's always a challenge trying to get the lighting right, and I love the challenge. Here's an image from my first shoot, which was only a week and a half into the internship!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Caroline Faust

I went to Atlanta this past weekend and took some pictures of a graffiti tunnel in Cabbagetown as well as Miss Caroline Faust for a soundslides project. Here are some of my favorites!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Winter Wonderland

A week ago we had some unexpected snow in Greensboro, and I woke up early the next morning to take pictures before it melted! Here are some photos around my house...

©2008 Stephanie Cottle

Canon 30D
ISO 1600

Photo #1 - 55mm lens, 1/80 sec at f/5.6
Photo #2 - 22mm lens, 1/125 sec at f/8
Photo #3 - 18mm lens, 1/160 sec at f/11

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Here are some images from Sportscenter - a gym in High Point. Paige O'Brien and I went there to take pictures and record audio for a slideshow we have to put together for John's class. These are some of my images...

©2008 Stephanie Cottle
Canon 30D
17-55mm Canon lens
ISO 1600

Getting close

Here are some photos from this week's Macro endeavors. The first is the inside of a Snickers bar, and the last two are of a rose - top and bottom.

©2008 Stephanie Cottle
Nikon D300
105mm Nikkormat lens with extension
ISO 200
1/30 sec @ f/8

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Macro: Week Four

Here's a couple more macro images I shot in the studio this week.

Nikon D200, 60mm macro lens
ISO 100
Beads - 1/60 sec at f/5.6
Yarn - 1/60 sec at f/11
Sidelit from the right with a speedo

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

NC Zoo

Paige O'brien and I went to the zoo yesterday to get some photos and audio for an assignment. I thought I'd share some of my pictures!

That last image was taken by Paige O'brien, but I'm putting it on here b/c I take partial credit for it...I told her to take a photo of it with her wide angle lens, because I had a telephoto lens and couldn't do it myself. (Canon 30D, 24mm, ISO 100, 1/640 sec at f/4)

©2008 Stephanie Cottle

Canon 30D, 70-200mm lens
ISO 200
Fish: 1/160 sec at f/8, 70mm
Bobcat: 1/500 sec at f/2.8, 200mm
Wolf: 1/250 sec at f/4.5, 200mm

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Old NYC Photos

Oh NYC, I miss you.

These are some old photos I took in NYC when some of the photography students went there for the PhotoPlus Expo in Fall '06.

©2008 Stephanie Cottle

I shot these on film with my old Minolta camera.
I can't remember the ISO, shutter speed or f-stop.

Week Two of Macro

So, this is the second week of Macro photography. Last week I did a lot of shots with relatively flat subjects and a high depth of field. I decided to try some shots with less depth of field this week, and I like what I got.

Can you guess what these are? (Well, the other Macro students know...but if you don't, then take a guess!)

©2008 Stephanie Cottle

Canon 5D, 100mm Macro Lens
ISO 100
Used hot lights in studio and a reflector card
1/8 sec at f/8

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Old photo

This is an old image from last years portfolio when we shot everything on black and white film and processed and printed it ourselves. I scanned this image from my film. I don't remember what shutter speed or f-stop I used, but the ISO was 100 and I shot it with my medium format Mamiya RB 67.

©2008 Stephanie Cottle

ISO 100
Mamiya RB 67

First time with Macro

This semester the Biocom students have a macro class with Irene. These images are the results of my first time playing with the 5D kit for macro.

©2008 Stephanie Cottle

©2008 Stephanie Cottle

1/60 sec at f/32
Canon 5D
100mm lens, 1:1
ISO 100
I used a speedo light and a reflector card for both.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Hurrell Assignment

I shot this image last semester for our George Hurrell assignment in portrait lighing class. I think I did a fairly good job on it, but I wish I had used a hair light to make her stand out from the background.

©2008 Stephanie Cottle

1/15 sec at f/7.1
ISO 400
Canon 30D

Holiday photos

Here are a couple photos I took over christmas break. Both are taken with available light.

©2008 Stephanie Cottle

©2008 Stephanie Cottle

0.8 sec at f/4.5
ISO 400
18mm (first photo) and 40mm (second photo)
Canon 30D