Final Assignment #5

For this assignment I chose to shoot the Alluring Aroma option. First thing I realized when doing this assignment was that I don’t have any cool perfume bottles so I borrowed my moms perfume and dads cologne for this assignment. I encountered a lot of difficulties in this assignment because it made me realize I love shooting people and events, not objects. I struggled with this and spent a few days thinking and brainstorming what I could do with perfume. Overall this took me about 2 hours once I got started because I tried all sorts of different ideas but only included a few because most did not turn out how I imagined.

I wanted to capture Christmas in at least one of my shots that could be used for advertising cologne or perfume for a Christmas gift. I know the assignment said create an image that could be used in a magazine so I shot from different angles because I was thinking the writing could go on the sides of the images.

This was my least favorite assignment because I just wanted to go outside and shoot something active ha! My parents thought my indoor studio was interesting though and giggled on how many things I tried. I couldn’t decided between the Christmas tree shot or the smoke shot for the cologne as my final project. I noticed the smoky one has a bad glare and the white and black can be hard to read but the Christmas tree just seemed busier than I wanted but those ended up being my favorite shots. I struggled with the glares coming off the black cologne bottle and used a sheet to diffuse some of the light.

At one point I did have a lamp shining on the bottle but forgot to take a behind the scenes shot of that. I watched a Facebook video called photography hacks and this photographer used her laptop as a background so I tried it for fun and thought it was fun. I mostly used natural window light coming in from outside. I messed with color and black and white as well just to see what they would look like. So, here are my results and I think I will stick to people ha!

For the black and white material you see the bottle on I used a black silk shirt and white silk shirt.

Assignment #4

I decided to do option #1 a grand day out. I captured Dalton and Michelle Barnes big wedding day at the Idaho Falls Temple on October 27,2018. It was my first time meeting the bride and most of the grooms side. These are just the images I decided to turn in for the assignment but will be posting more because it was so fun to shoot this wedding. The images didn’t upload in the order I had hoped for but the story I wanted to get across is that the bride and groom walked out of the temple as Mr. & Mrs. for the first time surrounded by friends and family. They spent their big day with those they loved and then the images of them are to show the love they have for each other especially in that moment on that day. And, I included temple shots because that is really important to this couple. Location was a HUGE deal and so I wanted to capture that for them. The struggles I faced weren’t;t horrible but once we started shooting just the bride and groom the wind really decided to pick up and her veil and hair were going everywhere and it was a little chilly. It was surprisngly ¬†warm for the end of October but the bride was getting cold towards the end. Another harder task is getting everyone there to cooperate and listen to me so to deal with a big group like this you can’t be afraid to speak up and boss people around to get the image you need. And you need to make sure you can see everyone and is smiling and not blinking. It was such a fun event to capture though and I am glad I was there! I had fun as always.

Assignment #3: Environmental

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For this assignment I chose to do the panorama photo which involved stitching 6 photos together. This photo was taken up at Palisades. This is lower palisades lake, which you have to hike 8 miles to see this view, but it was so worth it. This hike was gorgeous and I included more images I took along the way below because I couldn’t not share. My friends that went hiking with me hated that I stopped every 5 steps but it was all so gorgeous, I HAD to! I did pack my tripod but ended up leaving it at the car so I used a rock to level my camera and take these images. It was a wonderful time with friends and amazing weather. I wish fall could last forever! I also included some of my images from our field trip to Chesterfield.


Assignment #2

For this assignment I chose to do an outdoor shoot with a model, hair stylist, and make-up artist. I wanted the model to wear black, white, or maroon. I’ve shot at this location before and have found I love black against these other colors so I was happy to see she chose black. We started make up and hair and about 5:30 and while the make up was being done I took some pictures of the hair stylist just for fun so I included some those images. In the closer photo of her I used the white side of my reflector to give more light to her face. For my final image that I submitted I was using the Golden reflector to add color and light to her face. In the other photos I included some are using the reflector most are not. We all had such a good time creating this image and getting outside and being together! I lightened up the images in Lightroom then finished up in Photoshop. When the model was done with hair and make-up we started shooting about 6:30 so it was golden hour and it was beautiful.


Model: Lyndsey Fidanza

Make up: Crystal Murri w/ beauty_crystal_clea

Hair: Payton VanKampen

Photographer: Me!


The challenges were being outside in the wind while trying to get her makeup applied. We lost one of the eye lashes for a good 10 minutes because the wind took it away but by the time we started shooting the wind had died down which was good. The eyelash ended up being on her back shirt so it blended in. These girls were so fun to work with that another challenge was staying on track we would sit and talk and I would remember, oh crap! We only have about 20 minutes left to shoot or whatever. We had music playing and got to hang out, dance, laugh, and be goody and have so much fun while shooting. Assignment #2

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