I really love the way my phonebook turned out. Even though the cover is cut off in the final print, I feel the book is a professional and accurate representation of my style in photography.
I chose a white, simple theme for my book. I kept it to as few images per page as I could. Simplicity is my main style, and I really wanted to showcase that in my book. I am looking forward to keeping this book as a keepsake and reflecting back in the future on all the photos I took in class this semester.
For the edits on this photo, I actually used a newborn preset that I have in Lightroom. I used very shallow depth of field in order to make the subject stand out more. I softened her face and eyes just a bit. I feel that the image is much more appealing in black & white rather than color.
The tutorial I was assigned to was Paragraph Styles in InDesign. I particularly enjoyed this process because I’m not an Indesign pro and this tool will make things more simple for my projects in the future. Paragraph Styles allows you to create a custom personal style for paragraphs and apply them to the project making the text uniform an clean.
My photobook will represent my simple, minimalistic style. I like lots of white space in my designs so I urge you not to mark my grade down for doing so. I made these four pages in InDesign, I used various fonts and design elements to make it my own.
The creative portion of the day was one of the most enjoyable – I loved seeing some of the models in their natural habitat and capturing some candids. The creativity limits are endless in Bannack, and each student will interpret things differently. I used auxiliary lighting on the majority of these photos, with the exception of the abstract image. I loved making the levitation shot come to life in post production.
The fine art portion of this trip was fun but a little different for me. I am a portrait lover, and I often times struggle with taking fine art photos. However, I really loved all the room for creativity in Bannack, and I found that the possibilities are endless. I have also included my ghosting image and HDR image in the fine art category in this post.