PhotoBook

Hey guys so I just made my first photobook! Thats super exciting. I made this for my comm 300 class which is digital media. Im thinking of creating another photobook with all my images I took while getting my A.S. This photobooks was made only with images I took this semester, So i had 10 weeks or two and a half months to create all of the images I put into this book. So I decided to share it with all of you guys and see what you think!

Relationship Statue: Laughing, Loving, Losing

The college I go to is very peculiar in the case of relationships. The schools nick name is BYU-I do (real name BYU-I). There is an overwhelming number of students who get married in college and start to have kids. A lot of these kids are in their early twenties married with a child. This is not regular for college kids. So I decided to do a photo documentary project on it. 

Competitions

Competitions are a fun way to show your work while possibly winning a prize. over this past week I have entered into a few photo contest from viewbug. Submitting your photos was really easy. You just created an acount looked for contest you wanted to enter into, then you just submit an image. It is really that simple. Then the image is added into your gallery and others can like it and follow you. It is a really cool website. you can also vote for contests as judges.

here is their website if you are interested

https://www.viewbug.com/photo-contests

The first one was for self portraiture, so I posted an image I took of myself. I decided to submit this photo because the title of the competition was reimage selfies. I am a big fan of self portraiture. I believe a lot of people are huge fans of self portraiture or else social media wouldn’t be filled with selfies. There is even apps made for sending selfies to your friends such as snapchat, Ok well that may not be the reason it was created but it is the audience they have now. Either way, I think re thinking the selfie can be huge for the photography industry.

 

The second was for the color pink, So i added my favorite macro shot. With the pink reflection in the droplet and the pink and white background and foreground it was the perfect candidate.

 

The last one I entered was for a photoshop competition. so I added my most recent image. I also placed this one into a newbees competition (a competition for those who just joined the website). Also fun fact about this image, A print version was selected to hang in one of my schools building for a week. Which is supper cool! Probably one of my favorite images I have taken so far.

 

Experimentation

For this project I recreated one of my old images. Now this original image is my favorite photograph I have taken. It has been my screen savor for a year and have gotten great critics from my fellow classmates. So why would I want to redo it? With my photography and design skills increased I know I could make a better one. Also I could show all three as a collection. Now looking back at the other two I have taken I decided I will take the original images and re-edit them in a way that they won’t overlap each other as much to show more white space. Let me know what you guys think.

First I took the image of the main orange flower and masked out the background. I then blacked it on a black background. I took the main image with a LED light that had a yellow filter. Next I took the individual colored flower images. I used a white flower with a LED flashlight with different colored filters i made from plastic wrap, construction paper and sharpies. I then placed one image over another in photoshop using the lighten screen.

This is the second image I took for the collection. For this one I used the inside of glow sticks on white flowers.  The main images I used a candle light underneath the white flower.

This is the original image. I used the Led flash light with different colored filters. This flower was a lot more puffy than the other images. I took these images from different angles.

 

Trapped Pixi

For this project I did a composite image, in which I took two different images and combined them in photoshop. I have never created an image like this before.  First I create a sketch of the idea I wanted to do. Then I created my character for the inside of my water droplet. I was debating between a few characters I have done before. I decided to do my fairy character. Once I decided on my character I needed to pick a scene to put her in. I was originally going to do a relaxed fairy sitting in the grass, but when the day of the photoshot came the weather keeped changing from stormy to windy to sunny. In response I changed my character to a fairy in distress, trying to escape the water drop. Then I took a macro image of a water drop on a flower. Once i had both images I started processing them in photoshop. I created a mask with the background fitting in the water droplet, then I created a mask with just me in it. I played with both layers opacity until I reached a level which the background fit nicely into the water drop and I popped a little more than the background.

 

My top 5 images recent Images

These are my top five recent image. My absolute favorite image Is the first one with the cyborg who is levitating the pot and glass. I did this though masking and stamping. This was definitely my favorite shoot this semester.

 

This image was taken at my field trip. The model was parred off with her husband so they were meant to be a couple, However I loved the Idea of making her a widow with her black veil and dress. I absolutely love the expression she was making for this shoot. It was perfect for her character.

Valerie Fisher A Widow's Sorrow

This image is done with a macro tube. The water droplet I placed on the flower was absolutely perfect in its shape. I love the shallow depth of field in this image.

 

This is also another one of my favorites. This is a picture of me taken by me. I believe it is probably one of my most successful images I have been able to take for self photography that is me in my normal self. I take a lot of artsy one with when I have different body paints or different costumes on. But this is my favorite one that is just of me as myself.

This image was also taken at my field trip. I love this one because It really resembles a horror ghost. This one was taken with a long exposure and the model moving. I then took out a majority of the color making the mood darker.

Valerie Fisher A Ghost Among Us