I shot this photo at an F4.0, 4 second shutter, and ISO 200. I took this photo later at night at a cool retro motor shop. The colors came out really vibrant and I think the exposure turned out really good. You can definitely tell that it was taken at night so I think if I had planned my lighting better then it may have looked more natural, but I love the overall vibe of the photo.
Living for the City
This photo was taken at the Huron Valley Humane Society. My goal for this assignment was to create a photo with a mood or theme that resonated with the viewer even after viewing the photo. I think I achieved this goal by capturing the hopeful look on this dogs face even when he has to wear a cone. This dog was malnourished and had a big wound on his shoulder but he was still so excited to meet every person that came up to him and I feel like I was able to portray that ray of hope in this photo. Aperture: 4.0, Shutter: 1/60", ISO: 1600
Framing - This photo is an example of framing because it shows a silhouette framing the setting sun. This photo was difficult to take because I had trouble finding the right angle to get the sun perfectly in the middle of the shot. It was also difficult because I had to use the timer setting on my camera and old this pose for a long time until the camera took the pictures.
This photo was taken at Wellers Carriage House in Saline. My original intention for this photo was to have. fairly small color scheme, using mostly earthy and neutral colors. Originally I wanted everything in this photo to be in focus and I wanted it to be a little bit darker to give off a darker vibe. But after I saw how the photo turned out on the camera I changed my mind. I knew that I wanted the shed in the foreground to be the focal point and the brightest tone in the photo. In order to do this, I blurred the trees in the background and used the burn tool on most of the image except for the shed. I even used the burn tool a bit on the reflection of the shed in the water in order to make sure that the actual shed was still the main focus. One problem that I had while taking this photo was the placement of the camera. I was standing on a bridge over the river and the sun was coming from behind me. Because of this, there was a big shadow of the bridge and myself on the water. I had to change the camera angle a few times so that I could minimize the amount of editing I would need to do, but overall I am very happy with the final shot. I love that both the shed and the reflection are completely in focus, and the reflections of the trees and the sky in the water create a great balance of colors and tones in the photo. F Stop: 5.6 ISO: 6400, 1/40"