Sunday, December 28, 2008

Caley"s Tattoo Idea 1!

This is one of the ideas I had for my friend Caley's tattoo!

Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


So this morning my friend Ally Pinder told me to check out WOOT because they were selling Flip Cameras.
For only $60 you got all you see above! Much to my dismay by the time I got to the check out page they were SOLD OUT.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Video about Weegee

I found this cool video about Weegee's Photography!

Click the picture to see the video. Enjoy!


Weegee, more formally known as Usher Fellig is one of my favorite photographers in history!
He got his name because he was known to arrive only minuets after rescue to the scene of an incident with his camera. He is best know for his stark black and white street photography.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Denis Reggie

Denis Reggie is on of the most well known wedding photographers in the nation!

Tomorrow he will be here at Gwinnett Tech doing a live interview! This is an exciting time for all of us at GTC!


This is a picture I took of the side of a building in North Carolina.  

I used Photoshop to make the colors pop.  This is one of my favorite images!

Video Final


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Executive Portrait

I was so excited when executive portrait day came around because I got to shoot Tom.
I just love his look. He was so much fun to shoot! I hope to be able to shoot more of photographs like these, showing people in their environment.

iMovie Mistake!

So my one question is if iMovie 08 is so great why did they have to go back and make it like the older one?


Today Ms. Ally Pinder and I went out to shoot my Fantasy assignment.

We dressed her up in am old prom dress that we dyed blue and she painted her face. Whala! Instant Fairy!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Age Defying

Here is just a goofy little video I made to show how to get rid of some of those unwanted wrinkles.  Enjoy! 

Living With Dyeing

I had the honor of shooting Ms. Marti at one of her most vulnerable times.  

Just hours after yet another round of chemo she remarked, "It is amazing how no matter how many time I have to do this (the chemo), the pain still surprises me."  

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Professor

I have named this little boy "the professor."

He works quietly and diligently at every task.  It is amazing the things that you discover about children when looking at them through a lens.

Schoolhouse Protest

This morning I was once again shooting for my Photo J final when I got this shot.

I thought it totally looked like a protest the way her arm is raised and the scowl is plastered across her face.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Photoshop CS3 for iPhone

I know that this is a joke but I think that it show how outrageous the handheld media has gotten.
I hope you enjoy!

Class Act

I was once again shooting in my mom's classroom just before Thanksgiving and got this shot.
This child is a ham! She is acting out how she perceives teaching.

Night Photography tips

Since this is the holiday season I found a neat article to help with shooting the lights.

CLICK HERE for the article.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Here is a cool video that better explains how to use liquefy!(the quality gets better when you hit play)

How We Gaffer-ed Christmas

Today we were trying to find a good way to secure these giant bows to the columns in the Fourier.

What substance fit the bill . . . Gaffers Tape! Not just good for photography.

Santa Pictures

On Thanksgiving Day the kids in my family got a big surprise. Santa came by to take pictures!

I set up the Photogenic Lighting Kit and made a few pictures. This is one of my favorites!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I found the Photogenic Light Kits that we use at school on B&H.
Check it out this is the lowest price I have found for these lights!

Shooting at High Noon

I fount this neat video on how to shoot with less than ideal lighting conditions.I hope you find it helpful, enjoy!

Santa's Early Appearance!

Sunday night we caught Santa in the living room practicing for his big day next month.

He apologized for the inconvenience stating that he was not sure which chimney to use so he thought he would see which on was easier to get down. Also he promised to stop by some time Thanksgiving Day to take pictures with the kids. I can't wait!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Interview!

I was interviewed by Ms. Ally Pinder!  Enjoy!

James Nachtwey

I found this clip from the video!  I hope you enjoy!

War Photography

This morning in Photojournalism we watched a video on James Nachtwey.  He is one of the most famous War Photographers in the world. 

His work is some of the most moving images I have ever seen! CLICK HERE for his site.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Glamour and Fantasy

We have a fantasy/ Glamour assignment due in a few weeks and I was still very confused about what it was and how to shoot it so I looked up some tips and photo examples.   
CLICK HERE for tips and enjoy!

To the Point!

Photographing a 1st grade class leaves room for very interesting photo opps.

Here one child is jabbing his finger into the chest of another child to emphasize a point.

Holiday Portraits

Yesterday I finally got to shoot my first Holiday Portrait!
It was great to work with real paying costumers and to know that I only had that one chance to get it right.  


Monday, November 17, 2008

Canon 5D

Just a little about the Canon 5D that I found interesting. I thought it would be a useful tidbit since it is the camera being used for holiday portraits.

CLICK HERE for the article!

Lightroom Resource Center

We are using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to edit our Holiday Portraits. I really like the program and so I decided to do a little research and see if I could find any tutorials.

I found this really cool site called Photoshop Support and they had a whole section of Lightroom tutorial videos!

School House Rock!

So for my Photojournalism essay I have chosen to do "A day in a 1st Grade class." For this assignment I will be following my mother's class around to see what really goes on.

I am hoping that after the class gets used to the camera going off every few seconds that I will be able to really get some nice shots!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Interview try 3

here is another option for the interview . . . 

Interview try 2

Stevie's Interview.mp3
this should be the full file . . . 

Hear the Interview!

Here is the audio from yesterdays interview with Ally Pinder.
Hope you enjoy!

High Key

So I went through what I thought was a completely failed High Key shoot and found this. 
Any who I think that I will use this for the the assignment.  It should be great once I get done editing!

The Interview

Today I have due my interview with the talented Ally Pinder.  

We did the interview to learn to use Garageband and to give us a chance to experience the interviewing process.  I cant wait till we do a full video interview!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Going Head to Head!

Ok so I need some help . . . These are the two headers I have tried so far:
1) Is the after less pixelated?
2) Which one do you like better?

Fill Flash

Tomorrow moring I have my Fill Flash assignment due and this is one of my choices to turn in.

The sun was going down and light was getting scarce so I chose to us my flash to fill in the hash shadows that were hindering my photography. There was a great canapy of an oak tree over their heads that I used to bounce the light off of. I love how it turned out!

The Time is Now!

Well folks we finished up the last minuet touches on the set and lighting for Holiday Portraits
We discussed posing and lighting before we left and before we left I think we all felt good about what is to come!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Shining Some Light on Fill Flash

I was having trouble getting my fill flash assignment to come out correctly so i wanted to get some more information. I found this great article that is almost like a miniature text book.

I hope that this will help others too. CLICK HERE to take a peek.

Color Correction

I am still trying to find a new way to make my color correcting more efficient so I went serching for more articals that could help.

I found this cool little step by step that seems to work quite well. Take a look by CLICKING HERE.

Here Comes the Bride: Part 4

So today was extremely productive for me! I finished the wedding pictures!

I have learned a lot through this process and hope that I have a chance to use the knowledge I have gained in the future. CLICK HERE to see the wedding pictures.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Color Blind

So for the last few hours I have been working to get this beautiful little boy color corrected.  I have been battling between too red and to yellow.  

Baby skin is very hard to correct!  I did however find this site that has a tip for doing the corrections. CLICK HERE for the page.

"We Have Come So Far!"

This morning I went down to Ebenezer Baptist Church, in Atlanta, GA, to see what the reactions were like down there to Obamma's win last in last nights election.  

What I found there was truly moving.  No matter who you are or who you voted for, the site of that many men and women coming together to celebrate this monumental occasion was more than words could express!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Photojournalism Tips

Since tonight marks one of the biggest elections in this county's history, we have been sent out to shoot the protests and riots that will be here come morning.

Since this will be the first time I have actually ever shot "real" photojournalism I decided to look for some helpful tips on techniques and such.  CLICK HERE to get the article.  

Hear Comes the Bride: Part 3

As I stated yesterday I still have a lot to learn about wedding photography, and I just found a great article on shooting wedding photography.

Click the pic to take you to the article it has great links and tips.

Excercising Our Right!

To is election day as most everyone is aware. My polling place is at the near by Cannon UMC were the lines were wrapped around the fellowship hall in the circular walk and proceeded outside to there wrap around the building!

I snapped this pic with my Blackberry. As you can see the circular walk made it look like the like disappeared around the corner never to end. In the end I got my vote and a great place to go shoot some journalistic shots!

Monday, November 3, 2008

This is just a little video about Steve McCurry's experience in India and his view on photography!

Wild about Wildlife

I have recently found a passion for shooting wildlife. I went on to Google and found this great article called plainly, "How to Shoot Wildlife Photography."

Here is the link to the site. CLICK HERE Please go check it out.

Here Comes the Bride Part 2

I have be veraciously editing these wedding pictures for weeks now and the darling bride has been patiently waiting for her pictures.  This was the first time I have ever shot an out door wedding and let me tell you the lighting was a nightmare!

But after a lot of creative Photoshop-ing I was able to lessen the difference in stops down to a reasonable level.  I need to do a lot more practicing in the outdoor arena before I shoot another out door wedding and if anyone has any ideas please let me know!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I finally have a functioning Flickr account!  In future posts the pictures will link directly to a folder of more of those sets!
Here is to future posts!

The Holiday's Are Almost Here!

Weeks of hard work are paying off.  The Gwinnett Tech annual Holiday Portraits has been our major concentration for the last few weeks and it is all coming together now. 
Card designed by Brian Hall
Also you can check out the Holiday Portrait Blog for updates and to see our progress!

Little Boy, Big Pumpkins

Today we turned in our Feature assignment for Photo Journalism.  I used a shot I took at Burt's Pumpkin Patch last Saturday.  

I was very confused at first what the definition of a feature was but when I went through them I saw this picture and saw the humor.  This is a 23 month old trying to push a wheelbarrow that contains a pumpkin bigger than he is.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Crazy Kids!

Today I went to my mother's class room to help out and to take some pictures to put in the yearbook of her kids doing the classroom thing. This is one of her children, Joshua and he is a ham!

Also today was picture day and all I have to say is what we are learning is a drastic difference to what is passing as portraiture in some places. Oh I can't wait to get my shingle out there.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Touchdown Test

Yesterday I attended the annual Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Football game. I decided to take some shots to practice sports photography.
These came out a lot better than my first attempt but I still have a lot to learn about anticipating the action but over all i am content with my progress!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pet Goats?

Today I attended my boyfriends alumni picnic for his fraternity and was introduced to the newest pet, Lavern. As you can see she is not your ordinary house pet. She is a goat!
I had a lot of fun trying to get new and original shots of her. In this picture I used a macro lens to highlight the contortions of the mouth and let the rest of the her face fall out of focus. You can check out some of my other shots by clicking on the picture.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shades of Gray

In Portraiture yesterday we shot high and low key situations.  I chose to shoot my sister Katie in a high key with cards flying around her.  This was not the best choice.  Not only did I have to fight the white backdrop to keep in white but getting the cards to fly proved to be near impossible. 

In the end the whole thing became a wash.  I think I am going to dabble in low key next time, and think of a more stationary prop.  


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Takeover!

Today was spent at Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville, Georgia. They had literally thousands of pumpkins and thousands of people to go with them. The pumpkins came in every size, shape and color imaginable. I went out on a hunt for my feature for journalism and came out with quite a few nice shots! Here is my favorite. . .
This is Morgan and she was having the fun that I wish I could have had with the pumpkins. What I would give to be young again.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Why Lowe's Rocks!

Today I went out searching for a business that would be kind enough to donate a few pieces of plywood and 2x4s to help us build the set for our holiday portrait. Well I started by going to the home improvement store by my house but they said that they couldn't help me so I drove down the street to the Lowe's.

With in seconds of walking in the door the manager had people helping me get the wood and load it up! Lowe's is awesome in my book! I can't wait for the set to be built so I can take them a picture of what they helped make possible.