Sunday, December 8, 2013

Last Post of the Semester

I have learned so much about photography this semester. I have always enjoyed taking pictures but never took a lot due to my lack of knowledge. I never realized how much their was to learn about photography and the technology behind it. I have a new found respect for photographers and the knowledge they have to capture amazing images and think in an artistic, abstract way. After this class I feel confident and excited to continue taking pictures and turn this into a hobby and maybe in the future sell a few of my pieces. I have a long way to get to that point but I am excited to see how my photography skills develop over these next few years. Thank you Dave for sharing your knowledge and love for photography with our class!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Final Presentation

In the beginning of the semester my Cannon point and shoot camera died so I began taking pictures with my camera phone. I just recently got a new Nikon D3100 with a 18-55mm VR Lens. Most of my final pictures were taken with that Nikon.
This image was captured with my a Motorola XT907 camera phone.
f/2.4 1/680sec. 4mm

Motorola XT907: f/2.4 1/240sec. 4mm

Motorola XT907: f/5.3 1/1250sec. ISO-100 42mm

Nikon D3100- f/5.3 1/60sec. ISO-100 50mm

Nikon D3100- f/5.3 1/60sec ISO-400 40mm


Nikon D3100- f/5 1/20sec ISO-100 55mm

Nikon D3100- f/5.6 1/20sec ISO-100 40mm

Nikon D3100: f/10 1/160sec. ISO-100 40mm

Nikon D3100- f/10 1/160sec. ISO-100 30mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.3 1/1250sec. ISO-100 42mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.3 1/1250sec. ISO-100 40mm
Nikon D3100- f/9 1/20sec. ISO-100 55mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.6 1/80sec ISO-400 55mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.3 1/60sec. ISO-400 40mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.3 1/60sec ISO-400 40mm
Nikon D3100- f/8 1/60sec. ISO-400 55mm
Nikon D3100- f/7.1 1/60sec. ISO-400 55mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.6 1/125sec. ISO-320 20mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.6 1/100sec. ISO-400 55mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.6 1/100sec. ISO-400 55mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.6 1/60sec. ISO-500 55mm
Nikon D3100- f/8 1/60sec. ISO-400 50mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.6 1/60sec. ISO-400 55m
f/7.1 1/60sec. ISO-400 46mm
Nikon D3100- f/8 1/60sec. ISO-400 45mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.6 1/640sec. ISO-400 55mm
Nikon D3100- f/5.6 1/640sec. ISO-400 55mm
Nikon D3100- f/4 1/1000sec. ISO-400 24mm
Nikon D3100- f/8 1/60sec. ISO-100 48mm
Nikon D3100- f/8 1/60sec. ISO-100 55mm

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Love My New Camera

I love taking random pictures with my new camera. It has so many different settings and I feel the best way to learn about it is to take pictures and see what the different settings do. Because of this class I understand my camera better than I would've before which makes it more enjoyable. Here is an image I took one of the first days with my camera. I chose to share this image because I love the close up and details of the tree branches and how the trees in the background are blurred. I also love how you can see the snowflakes falling. The detail this camera captures is amazing compared to my past cameras.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nikon D3100

D3100 14.2 Megapixel HD Video DSLR W/AF-S 18-55mm VR Zoom Lens Kit *FREE SHIPPING*
In the beginning of the semester my Cannon point and shoot camera died so I have just been using my cell phone to take pictures. This past weekend I decided it was time to get a nice camera so I decided on a Nikon D3100. I don't know much about this camera so I'm excited to learn more about it and see what all it can do. So far I am loving having it as opposed to taking pictures on my phone. My camera came with a 18-55mm lens and I hope to eventually get another lens for it that will allow me to take photos from a distance.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall Colors

 
Fall is my favorite time of the year as the leaves begin to change colors and fall. This season gives a lot of picture opportunities with many vibrant colors that bring the pictures to life. I chose this photo to blog about again because of the colors and fallen leaves on the ground as well as the quality and clarity of the image. I like how you can see the trees into the distance clearly and the way the sunlight shines through the leaves on the trees. Hopefully this season I am able to capture some awesome photos  like this one. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Denali Range


http://humanandnatural.com/details.php?image_id=4383&sessionid=jc5a21pvqvj60ai6quuic0dsr3

After looking into the Denali Range for our trip around Alaska project I have found some amazing photos of this beautiful landscape. I never knew much about Alaska before this project but after doing research I now have a goal to go to this range and try to capture some pictures like this one.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Rimrocks

 
As most may know these are the Rimrocks here in Billings, Mt. This weekend I plan to hike up about mid way and try to capture some sunset photos. On top of these rocks you can capture some amazing pictures of the city as well as some awesome nature photography and maybe even some wildlife photos. Hopefully when I go up this weekend it'll be a clear night and I can get some good photos worth showing for my final presentation or maybe even submit into the student art show.