Light

For these images, I was able to use the natural light of different times of the day to create a unique feel in my photos.  Afternoon F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 1/50, ISO – 200 Sunset F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 1/200, ISO – 200 Dusk F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 1/5, ISO – 200

Color

Color plays a major part in photographs. In these images, I focused on contrast to make my images pop. Groovy Structure F-Stop – f/4.5, Exposure – 1/500, ISO – 100 Empty F-Stop – f/5, Exposure – 1/20, ISO – 100 The Future in a Building Mural F-Stop – f/5, Exposure – 1/125, ISO – 100…

Critique Images

These are a few of the photos I chose to feature for my photography class midterm.

Exposure

Exposure can make or break your images, I used the histogram to create balanced, well-lit photographs. Weights F-Stop – f/5, Exposure – 1/15, ISO – 100 Despite being in a dark alleyway, I was able to get a great shot using the natural mid-day light shining down from above. Street Boots F-Stop – f/4.5, Exposure…

ISO

For these images, I utilized different ISO settings to feature texture in my subjects. Spider Eggs F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 1/100, ISO – 100 Caught a glimpse of spider eggs hatching. Peeking Through the Leaves F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 1/50, ISO – 200 Walking along a trail in Schenley Park, I noticed this…

Shutter Speed

Here are some photos where I utilized different shutter speeds for desired effect. Wood Plane F-Stop – f/10, Exposure – 0.6, ISO – 200 This photo shows a cherry wood slab being planed by hand, to create a smoother surface. By manipulating shutter speed, I was able to show the actual movement of the Stanley…

Aperture / Bokeh

For these photos, I was able to experiment with multiple different apertures and focal lengths. Labor Day, 2017 F-stop – f5,  Exposure – 1/500, ISO – 100 Catching the political sign peeking through the flag-holders gave me an interesting perspective of the parade in downtown Pittsburgh.  The bright afternoon sun created vivid color contrast. Cemetery…

A Visit to Carnegie Museum of Art

  Dr. Washington Epps, My Doctor by Lawrence Alma-Tadema was one piece that caught my eye while walking through the Scaife Galleries last week. This piece of art was completed in Britain in 1885.  The portrait showcases Alma-Tadema’s talent in realism.  His use of a darker setting brings a sense of stillness to the scene,…

Extra-Terrestrial Sightings Near Schenley Park

Photos taken on a Canon T5i, 18-55 mm lens. August, 26, 2017 On the same day Steven Hawking’s Breakthrough Listen project detected fast radio burst from a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light years away, I had my own run in with aliens at the edge of Schenley Park here in Pittsburgh. An unknown sculptor carefully…

Exploring the Pittsburgh Playhouse

I was researching an article for The Globe this week on “abandoned” places on Point Park’s campus.  To be completely honest, I was really struggling with finding a focal point for my story.  After some digging I found out there was a lot of history surrounding the Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland .  Point Park is…

A Savory Slideshow

Cooking is a great skill to have in life.  I love going out to new restaurants for inspiration on what ingredients to use in meals at home.  I pride myself on being able to come up with a delicious meal with whatever I have in my kitchen.  Here is a slideshow of some of the best meals…

Barcelona Architecture

Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain.  Also referred to as the House of Bones.