Portraits

I’ve been working on articles throughout the semester about people making a difference in their communities.  Here are a few citizens that I’ve taken portraits of to accompany their story. Alex Trybus – Owns / operates Auntie Alex’s Petsitting F-Stop – f/6.3, Exposure – 1/1600, ISO – 200 Anita Prizio – Won District 3 County…

Manufactured Landscapes Reflection

Jennifer Baichwal’s depiction of Edward Burtynsky – a photographer who shows us the path industry weaves through humanity – is a compelling and thought-provoking documentary.  Burtynsky’s images can seem as if they are from another world, but he doesn’t fail in capturing the humans that live their lives entwined with the manufacturing phenomenon of the…

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…