Julia's Portfolio

Stereotype Break

This image is of a close friend of mine who has had some hardships in his life and would not be a typical person to work in this field. As an associate of a military equipment supply company, this gives John Jones the opportunity to break limits for what people would usually expect from a person of color to show his love of his country.

Exposure: 1/100, F/11, ISO: 100

Unique Perspectives

Through this concentration I want to create a theme of images that break the typical stereotypes and expectations that a viewer usually expects. In each image I not only wanted to use a unique subject/ concept, but also unique technique in photography. Techniques such as long exposure and different lighting structures.

Picture 1: Exposure: 1.6, F/13, ISO: 3200 Pictures 2, 3, 5: Exposure: 1/60, F/ 5.6, ISO: 3200, Picture 4: Exposure:1/320, F/ 7.1, ISO: 6400, Picture 6: Exposure: 1/10, F/9, ISO: 100

Concentration 1

In this concentration I was trying to portray an idea of a depth of emotions. I wanted to use a candid sense of style for these images to capture true feelings and true emotions. The close up depth of field creates an concept of true understanding of the subject.

Freedom at a Price

In this senior session I wanted to emphasize this models background with her family and also draw out the strong tones that blend well with the background in the images. The idea of having the images portrayed in a field brings out the concepts of America where one has to work for freedom and success.

Exposure 1: 1/800, f/ 5.0, ISO: 200 Exposure 2: 1/1600, f/5.0, ISO: 200 Exposure 3: 1/1000, f/5.0, ISO:200

Blue Gradient

In this image the motion from the ride allows the vibrance to immense throughout the entire image. I decided to leave a low f-stop in order for the colors to have a bolder effect on the image yet this also allowed for the main details of the image to no be affected.

Exposure: 1/25, f/5.6, ISO 6400

Burning World

Times today are very conflicting with morals and values that have been a part of out world for years. In this image my goal was to emphasize the concept of the times changing from what they used to be to what they are going to be. The location of the image is meant to draw the viewer into the feeling of how men have created their own society rather than nature being human's natural habitat.

Exposure 1: 1/8, f/16, ISO 3200. Exposure 2: 1/25, f/7.1, ISO 800


I have always loved shooting different types of objects. My goal for this image was to capture a mouth watering feeling for the viewer. Using multiple textures and colors to bring in a range in depth of field to acquire a tasty looking image.

Exposure: 1/50, f/4.5, ISO 1600

Inverted Abstract

In this photo my goal was to portray an unexpected view of color. Through the sphere my goal was to change the focus of a long exposure picture to focus on the inverted view. The color contrast brings out a unique pattern that looks almost unnatural.

Exposure: 15.0, f/22, ISO 100


This shoot was an amazing experience. Not only was it super fun to hang out with an old friend, but I really enjoyed trying to bring out Ashley's personality. I am looking forward to seeing what Ashley does with her future.

September 12, 2019

Image 1 Exposure: 1/200, f/2.0, ISO 200, Image 2 Exposure: 1/125, f/ 2.5, ISO 800, Image 3 Exposure 1/250, f/ 1.4 ISO 200, Image 4 Exposure 1/250, f/ 1.4, ISO 200, Image 5 Exposure 1/640, f/ 2.0, ISO 200

Breath Study: Rule of Thirds

Following the art of rule of thirds can be found in the most simple places, even in nature. The skill of not only using a horizontal plane, but also a vertical one as well pushes the terms of "Rule" to the extreme. Color scheme also comes into play to introduce contrast between main subject and secondary subject.

Exposure 1: 1/100, f/5.6, Iso 400, Sep 6, 2019

Story of the Fair

Every kid loves going to the fair; riding fun rides, petting the animals, even just spending time with family. The main idea that comes to my mind when I think of the fair is the colors. It lights up the energy that each person feels when entering. Feeling the pit of excitement in your stomach when you ride a crazy ride, brings the adrenaline level to the top.

Old Traditions

In every person's life they have memories from their childhood that you'll remember for the rest of your life. In this picture this is the stairwell to my grandparent's basement that was decorated with old carpet patches. Even though it may not be the prettiest sight, it is a memorable one that has meaning to me.

Exposure: 1/160, f/8, ISO: 800: Jun 8, 2019

Red Rain

During every dark rainstorm there is an opportunity to have another look on the meaning of it. Not everything is painted black and white or colored within the lines. Sometimes you have to be unique and take a risk. Not every raindrop has to be blue.

Exposure: 1/15, f/1.8, ISO: 64: June 3, 2019

Old fashioned meeting

I have always loved the time of the 1920's and reading about people in that time. Listening to some easy jazz and sitting in a room such as this makes me feel as if I were a character in one of Hemingway's books. This image captures my idea of what the 20's felt like to the typical American.

Exposure: 1/15, f/1.8, ISO: 64: May 22, 2019

Coffee House

I have always enjoyed going to coffee shops and sitting with different people to have conversations. The feel and smells in a typical Starbucks can get my creative juices flowing. So I decided to create an image based on the normal moods of a coffeehouse.

Exposure: 1/13, f/5.6, ISO: 3200, April 30, 2019

Bold Reflection

The reflection of water always creates a unique type of image. The bold colors that reflect pieces of the picture that would normally not be shown in a typical image, yet the water expands that range of field.

Exposure: 1/250, f/5.6, ISO: 1600 May 1, 2019

Color Night

The overall mood I tried to express with this picture is bright vs cool tones. The contrast between the yellow shades vs the blue shades creates strong shadows and designs that enhance the sharpness of the image.

Exposure: 1.0 sec, f/11, ISO: 3200, April 13, 2019

Spring Me

Spring is my busiest season, yet I try to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature and the blossoming flowers that are coming out. I created this with a senior picture concept behind it to enhance the same ideas and feelings that typically go with the last year of high school. The bold green shades create the clean and cheery mood that comes with spring time.

Exposure: 1/160, f/8, ISO: 100, April 21, 2019


The train has always been one of my favorite memories from when I was a kid. Doing a shoot in Depot town gave me a personal connection to the scene. The boldness of the image also makes it more catchy.

Exposure: 1/200, f/11 ISO: 200 April 21, 2019


The element of faith has been a major priority in my life and has inspired me as a photographer. By using this subject as the center piece one can see the different ways that I connect on a daily basis and make my faith my life.

Series 1 Exposure: 1/100 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, Mar 28, 2019

Series 2 Exposure: 1/80 sec, f/3.5, ISO 400, Apr 3, 2019

Series 3 Exposure: 1/15 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400, Feb 14, 2019

Colored Pond

A simple photo that has been captured in so many different ways, yet there is always an out of the box idea that can be created. In this image I wanted to use the different ideas of color to my advantage and portray a unique perspective on a popular shot.

Exposure: 1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 100, Mar 26, 2019

Spring Leaves

Throughout the day I was struggling coming up with a different subject to shoot. If I walked in the right direction the perfect subject would just be sitting there in front of me. Its not about the subject, its about how you look at a simple object that can create the most detailed images.

Exposure: 1/1000sec, f/4.5, ISO 100, Mar 26, 2019

Hidden Treasure

In a typical shoot there is one focal point that a photographer tries to focus on. As time goes on curiosity sets in and carries the imagination to find some amazing treasures. This was a small treasure of mine. While I was looking for structure decay, this came upon my path and turned out to be a hidden gem that added character to the shoot.

Exposure: 1/50, f/7.1, ISO 100, Feb 9, 2019

Creative Me

Every person has a motive for doing what they do. In this image I wanted to express what motivates me in my creative endeavors. This image was meant to be simple and straight forward , yet its purpose was to tell a story.

Exposure: 1/20, f/4.5, ISO 400 Feb 26, 2019

Deep Thought

The imagination of kids astounds me. Creating people, stories and even different worlds in their minds for entertainment, even to the point where other kids can join in on the imagination.

Exposure: 1/3200, f/7.1, ISO 1600 Jan 1, 2019


Even in back yards there are amazing opportunities to capture amazing shots. This picture makes me want to return to summer.

Exposure: 1/60, f/5.6, ISO 500

Frosty Morning

I always love doing portraits of people. It is a way to show their personality through different aspects of the photo. The frosty morning was the perfect setting for this shoot.

Exposure: 1/125, f/ 13, ISO 400 Oct 30, 2018


As a photographer this was probably one of my all time favorite shots that I have ever taken. Not only the geometrical presentation and the dark contrasts in the image, but overall the meaning of this picture stands out. By having a tight crop with no faces enhances the mystery and strengthens the detail of this image.

Exposure: 1/100, f/13, ISO 800 Oct 27, 2018

Adventure Life

Nature has always inspired me to bring out true creativity. There is always an opportunity to find a new perspective. The boldness of the bark and the reflection in the water gave the image a contrast in depth perception. The different mixtures of browns, greens and reds all reveal the purpose of this picture was to enhance the textures and how they mix.

Exposure: 1/60, f/5.6, ISO 400 Sept 13, 2018

Colorful self

While this image is not following the rule of thirds, the entire depth of field was needed to capture the detail. Due to having a higher aperture the sunset was more defined which mixed with the allowed for cooler tones across the whole image to contrast with the highlights of the sunset.

Exposure: 1/60, f/8.0, ISO 400 Nov 26, 2018


Traveling is an interesting activity that brings many opportunities for a person. Some people find peace in curling up by the gate reading a book, others may enjoy getting to know someone at the nearest bar. It’s who the person is that makes the experience.

Exposure: 1/320, f/ 6.3, ISO 1600 Dec 30, 2018


As a married couple Nick and Ashley Buthman have many professional endeavors ahead. This shoot was meant to express the couple in a professional manner, both together and separate.


This photo was fun to work with. Seeming that it is such a simple picture, yet there was much detail that gives this photo the balanced look it has.

Exposure: 0.8, f/13/ ISO 400 Oct 21, 2018

Good Old Friends

Bonfires are a great way of getting some great friends together and making some awesome memories. Even if we can't get a single serious photo. This bonfire was an amazing way to see some old friends.

Exposure: 1/160, f/5.6, ISO 6400 Oct 5, 2018

Alley Way

There are so many different ways to perceive the town of Ann Arbor. Each glance can reveal something new that did not stand out before. The amount of detail and attribute that is held within one city astonishes me.

Exposure: 1/8, f/4.0, ISO 100 Oct 1, 2018

Family Memories

Sometimes unexpected moments are the most meaningful. In this image I wanted to capture the relationship between these two, by going through the photo book. By using the rhule of thirds, the main subject is not the kids but it is the pine on the banister. This allows the viewers to understand my family's connection with Christmas and hints at a piece of who I am.

Exposure: 1/50, f/6.3, ISO 1600 Dec 30, 2018

Glow Face

With long exposure it is typical to think of cars racing down on a road. For this shoot I wanted to take a different perspective on this topic. The direction of the light gives a deep influence that draws one into the shot.

Exposure: 25.0, f/5.6, ISO 800 Feb 14, 2019

Roaring Fire

I truly love a camp fire, smelling the burning wood, toasting marshmallows, it reminds me of my time during summers. This picture is one of my favorites because of the look of the wood. The crisp singed appearance is very defining.

Exposure: 1/3200, f/5.6, ISO 6400 Oct 5, 2018

Airport Speed

In this shot, the balanced effect provided by the reflection along with the line dividing the two sides of the moving walk allows for the picture to carry the attention throughout the photo. The depth perception brings the geometrical element to this piece.

Exposure: 1/320, f/6.3, ISO 1600 Dec 30, 2018

Snow Love

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, so I wanted to be a little different with how this picture was portrayed. The depth of field allow for the photo to have a sharp focal point while the off center appearance provides more detail.

Exposure: 1/200 sec , F-stop: f/4.0, ISO: 800 Dec 29, 2018


In a typical crossfit community it is usually tough and dirty. The shots that were selected were used to highlight some of the pains and gains from crossfit. It expresses the true meaning of the sport.

Cheap Transportation

College can be a busy and stressful time in one's life, however sometimes just the simple idea of a bike ride can ease a mind in a hectic period. The rainy environment captured the essence of the colder tone I was going for in this shot.

Exposure: 0.4, f/6.3, ISO 100 Oct 1, 2018

Created By
Julia Knipp


Julia Knipp Highschool Photographer