PORTRAITS Bannack

I had a wonderful time up in Bannack Montana last week. I was able to capture some good images as well as learn ton about photography.

On this photo I really liked the models expression. She was relaxed and I feel like you can tell. I also positioned the camera so her head aligned exactly in the corner of the room behind her. The really liked the leading lines.

Purple Dress, f/5, 1/100 sec, ISO-100, 50 mm

For this next photo I liked how natural her smile was, it warms the photo very well. I also liked how I gave enough lead room to frame her very well.

Classic Smile, Bannack MT, Oct. 17, 2012, 3:50 pm, f/5, 1/50 sec., ISO-400, 45 mm, 60 D

I really liked this dress how it fit the period so nicely.

Untitled, Bannack MT, Oct. 17, 2012, f/4, 1/50 sec. ISO-400, 20mm, 60 D

Here is the original.

Untitled Original  Bannack MT, Oct. 17, 2012, f/4, 1/50 sec. ISO-400, 20mm, 60D

Toss of Hair, Oct. 17, 2012, 3:45 pm, f/5, 1/50 sec., ISO-400, 45 mm, 60D

Closer Toss of Hair, Bannack MT, f/5.6, 1/50 sec., ISO-400, 69 mm, 60D

Little Secrets, Bannack MT, f/5.6, 1/50 sec., ISO-400, 60D

This model has such pretty eyes. I really liked capturing this moment.

Soft Kiss, Bannack MT, Oct. 17, 2012, f/5.6, 1/50 sec., ISO-400, 135 mm, Canon 60D

This couple has only been dating for a month. But they seem so natural with each other, I guess that’s just BYU-I do.

Man and His Girl, Bannack MT, f/4.5, 1/50 sec., ISO-400, 60 D

Cowboy Look, Bannack MT, f/5.6, 1/80 sec., ISO-400, 35 mm, 60D

Place to Hang, Bannack MT, f/7.1, 1/160 sec., ISO-800, 30 mm, 60D

Hats Off to You, f/7.1, 1/180 sec. ISO-800, 47 mm, 60 D

After taking some photos inside we moved outside to get some more natural light.

I really liked how I was able to capture the moment here. She is so proud of her man.

Prideful Woman, f/5.6, 1/400 see., ISO-100, 85mm, 60D

Boardwalk Couple, f/4, 1/1250 sec., ISO-100, 18 mm, 60D

Waling Tall, f/4, 1/1600 sec., ISO-100, 18 mm, 60D

Deep Thoughts, Bannack MT, f/5.6, 1/80 sec., ISO-400, 18 mm, 60D

Vote for Me, Bannack MT, f/5.6, 1/80 sec., ISO-400, 57 mm, 60D

More Deep Thoughts, f/5.6, 1/80 sec., ISO-400, 22 mm, 60D

Door Leaning, f/7.1, 1/320 sec., ISO-400, 53 mm, 60D

I used the flash from my camera on this photo. It gave it just a little kiss of light that helped us see better.

Respectful Visit, f/7.1, 1/250 sec., ISO-400, 20 mm, 60D

What did I Say?, f/7.1, 1/640 sec., ISO-400, 135 mm, 60D

Partners in Crime, f/7.1, 1/1000 sec., ISO 400, 135 mm, 60D

Time Walk, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec., ISO-400, 87 mm, 60D

Kiss of Light, f/5.6, 1/100 sec. ISO-400, 100 mm, 60D

Ready for Adventure, f/5.6, 1/250 sec., ISO-400, 20 mm, 60D

Hideout, f/5.6, 1/500 sec., ISO-400, 85 mm, 60D

Lost Game, f/9, 1/80 sec., ISO-800, 39 mm, 60D

I love her smile here. She had just been shown a photo that was taken of her and it was that perfect candid moment I was looking for.

Sweet Smile, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec., ISO-320, 67 mm, 60D

What Now?, f/5.6, 1/25 sec., ISO-320, 126 mm, 60D

Window Light, f/5.6, 1/160 sec., ISO-400, 79 mm, 60D

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Flexible Edits

In these next images, we were given the task of taking images with which we could practice what is called flexible edits. Basically within Photoshop you use adjustment layers so you can go in later and make changes to the images after you have done some editing. Hope you all enjoy!

Dramatic Old House – Edit

Sept. 24, 2012, 11:38 am, Swan Vally, ID, f/22, 1/80 sec, ISO 200, 18 mm, Canon T3i

On this photo, I set the expose for the sky knowing that was the most detail I wanted to preserve. When you look at the original below, you will see that you can barely make out the old house and wheat. So in order to pull it out, I added a levels mask in Photoshop, set it to Lighten then I painted out the bottom half of the image.

Dramatic Old House Original

Original Image

Sept. 24, 2012, 11:38 am, Swan Vally, ID, f/22, 1/80 sec, ISO 200, 18 mm, Canon T3i

As you can see–the edit helps you pull more out of the image and helps you see things in a very different way.

Apple Tart Pendls Pastries – Edit

Sept. 25, 2012, 12:14 pm, Pendls Pastries, Driggs, ID, f/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO 200, 85mm, Canon T3i

It seems I like to include food in my posts, but when I come across great places, I just have to share them. For this edit, I added a smart filter again and then told the adjustment layer to burn. Then I painted out where the image is focused.

Apple Tart Pendls Pastries – Original

Sept. 25, 2012, 12:14 pm, Pendls Pastries, Driggs, ID, f/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO 200, 85mm, Canon T3i – Original

I really liked this assignment, so I did a lot more of them. They are all edited and here they are:

More Photos

Sept. 25, 2012, Swan Vally, ID, 12:19 pm, f/13, 1/500 sec., ISO 400, 18 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 12:24 pm, Swan Valley, ID, f/13, 1/640 sec., ISO-400, 18mm, Canon Ti

Sept. 25, 2012, 11:58 pm, Swan Valley, ID, f/22, 1/80 sec. ISO-200, 18 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 1:38 pm, Teton Dam Site, f/18, 1/160 sec, ISO-400, 18 mm, Canon T3i

Sept. 25, 2012, 1:12 pm, Swan Valley, ID, f/16, 1/125, ISO-400, 20 mm, Canon T3i

Color Study

Color Study. So here I decided to study the color orange. There has been a ton of smoke in the air here in Rexburg so everything looks and feels orange. It was hard not to find this color everywhere.

Be careful… forks scratch your screen.
Sept. 22, 2012 12:14 pm, Babes Carrot Cake, Babes Bakery Idaho Falls, Idaho, f/5.6, 1/20 sec, 135 mm, Cannon 60D

Don’t Bother Me
Sept. 22, 2012 2:16 pm, Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, Idaho, f/13, 1/125 sec, 92mm, Cannon 60D

Great and Dreadful Day
Sept. 20, 2012, 6:59 pm, Rexburg, Idaho, f/22, 1/100 sec, 135 mm, Canon 60D

Staple of Life
Sept. 21, 2012, 12:19 p.m. BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho, f/5.6, 1/4000 sec, 113 mm, Canon 60D

 

Priority Modes

Priority Modes

Here I played around with the priority modes within my camera to achieve different looks.

1. Shallow Focus – Death By Donuts Sept. 21, 2012 11:53am, Paradise Donuts Rexburg, ID; f/5.6 1/640 Cannon 60D

If you want to see more of my shallow focus click here: More Photos

2. Deep Focus – Wheat and Spori Sept. 21, 2012 12:18am BYU-I Rexburg, ID; f/22, 1/250 Cannon 60D

If you want to see more of my deep focus click here: More Photos

3. Frozen Action – Raindrops Sept. 20, 2012 Rexburg, ID 6:43 pm f/5.6, 1/8000 Cannon 60D

Raindrops Sept. 20, 2012 Rexburg, ID 6:43 pm f/5.6, 1/8000 Cannon 60D

4. Blurred Motion – Car Turning Sept. 21, 2012 Rexburg, ID 12:27 pm f/32, 1/10

Car Turning Sept. 21, 2012 Rexburg, ID 12:27 pm f/32, 1/10

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As you can see I have taken a lot of landscape photos. I have learned a lot since I purchased my DSLR camera a year and a half ago. I got it so I could shoot amazing HD video and have since dived into both worlds. I really want to learn how to do better portraits photos as I hope to be able to light actors in a film.