Thursday, December 3, 2009

Human Body

The second shot is the one i like the most. I posted the first one because it looks like i have a neck face, i found it confusing. The second one is also a self portrait taken next to window light.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Still Life

Here is my window lighting shot. It was actually lit from a sky light in my dining room. My mom was holding up a nice table clothe, and i asked her to drop it so i could capture it in movement. The purpose was to elevate the idea of movement.
This is the shot i took at f/1.8 in the studio. I did a square crop to get ride of the black space on the top.
this is the shot i took at f/11 in the studio. I cropped it because there was unnecessary grey on the bottom, i think the crop worked.

This was a fun assignment. Although i wished my mother would have let me take her sculpture too school, but she doesn't trust me with her nice things. I had to beg her for her scarf and bracelet.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


This image is one i found on flickr. I really like the effect given to the hands, it looks like they are coming out of water filled with flower pedals. I love this image.
This is my moms boot. I figured i would just scan anything i could find that interested me. This boot is leather and i wanted to get its texture and the crumpled top. I liek the way it turned ou, especially the haziness surrounding it.
I was scared that the light that passed by my face was dangerous for my eyes, so i pulled my hat down covered my face. I made it black and white in photoshop, i also exaggerated the weird pattern on either of my face. On the original scan there were grey, black and white crisscross patterns. I find this looks like i'm trying to block all the  the noise and confusing lines, i really like this effect.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Butterfly lighitng

sorry i didnt realize i hadnt posted it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Split lighting
Short lighting with no fill.
Short with fill.
Creative Portrait. I wanted to shoot my friend James because of his interesting haircut. I tried many ways to get his face and flip of the hair lit, and this was the best shot i got. I like that shadow on top of the eye closest to the camera, and how you can see the catch lights in both eyes. I do believe i could have shot a better image if i had more time with James.
Classic Portrait.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Environmental Portraits

This is my long time friend Mark Wlodarcyk. Lately we have been getting into biking a lot and he has set up a sort of bike shop in his garage. I hung up a bunch of frames and handle bars from hooks on the ceiling and used a bike frame as a frame for his face. The garage was opened behind me, sending light to his face. What was great is that the garage was opened just enough so the light hit the upper part of his face to create good catch lights. 

This is a photo of my English teacher Kristopher Woofter in his office. The literary genre of the class is American Gothic. He is a great teacher with a lot of character. I wanted to portray his character by putting in the background the collage on his wall, and also getting his black nails which are always like this. Light was coming from a window to the right of him, creating short lighting. 

I really enjoyed shooting for this assignment!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This image by Arnold Newman is one of my favorite portraits.  The face is very dominant because of how bright it is in contrast to the background. I love how the hanging objects fall perfectly into place around the face and flutter up to the top of the image. Also, the man's face ( alexander calder ) is positioned pretty much a rule of thirds point.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This is a photo of my sister putting make-up on my dad. Last saturday my brother in law was shooting stock photography and each member of my family had a position. The window light is hitting my sister, making her the main focus. I took it at this moment because my sister was concentrating on my dads face, focused on her work.
One evening at the skatepark the sky was brilliant, but i wasn't able to get a shot of my friend with detail. So i decided to get a silhouette of him grinding the coping. It really looks like he is grinding the horizon line dividing sky and land, this is a nice addition.
This was taken at Mt. Royal on a sunday about two weeks ago. People hangout there all day and this couple decided to bring a hammock. I took this at he moment they both raised there hands to block the blinding sun. I took this image because of the interesting location of them between and under the trees.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We had fun in the studio yesterday here i a shot of Adrienne i took using a spot light positioned high up. I really like this portrait, so i thought i would post it. Enjoy

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Moment

Heres a shot i got the other day of my friend that i thought fit the topic we brought up in class today. I was using a high ISO and a shutter speed of about 1/30 i believe. I feel a sense of being in that moment, feeling the speed he is getting from just pushing.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This a photo i took at Park Lafontaine in the plateau of montreal. It is a beautiful park with a huge man made pond. 

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rule of Thirds

For this assignment i used my own shots.
This found this one demonstrates nice framing, and also the rule of thirds, with the church steeple and the satellite in the opposite corners.  I guess this church connects with god via satellite.
This photo does not show the rule of thirds, but i find it nice. It was taken with a 35mm film nikon camera.
This was also taken with my 35mm film camera. it shows the rule of thirds because of the boat in the top left corner. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Westmount Park

For this one i only played with the contrast using photoshop

I cropped out a bit from the right side of the photo. I did this because the lighting on that side was really high and it was distracting. I also played with the contrast. All done using photoshop.