Thursday, December 6, 2012

12/6/12 FINAL POST!!!! :)

Here are my final 30 pictures. They certainly aren't perfect, but I definately learned alot and I had fun taking them. They are all edited quite a bit most in sharpening them up and an up in saturation.
ISO 200, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/2000sec

ISO 200, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/100sec

ISO 200, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/100sec

ISO 200, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/2000sec

ISO 200, 36mm, f/5.6, 1/400sec

ISO 200, 52mm, f/5.6, 1/500sec

ISO 200, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/100sec

ISO 200, 40mm, f/5.6, 1/80sec

ISO 200, 40mm, f/5.6, 1/30sec

ISO 200, 40mm, f/5.6, 1/160sec

ISO 200, 40mm, f/5.6, 1/250sec

ISO 200, 40mm, f/5.6, 1/1250sec

ISO 200, 40mm, f/5.6, 1/200sec

ISO 200, 40mm, f/5.6, 1/200sec

ISO 200, 40mm, f/5.6, 1/400sec

ISO 200, 52mm, f/5.6, 1/125sec

ISO 200, 52mm, f/5.6, 1/100sec

ISO 200, 50mm, f/5.6, 1/800sec

ISO 200, 30mm, f/5.6, 1/2500sec

ISO 200, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/50sec

ISO 200, 38mm, f/5.6, 1/80sec

ISO 200, 38mm, f/5.6, 1/100sec

ISO 200, 38mm, f/5.6, 1/3200sec

ISO 200, 38mm, f/5.6, 1/4000sec

ISO 200, 48mm, f/5.6, 1/160sec

ISO 200, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/250sec

ISO 200, 34mm, f/5.6, 1/2000sec

ISO 200, 40mm, f/5.6, 1/2500sec

ISO 200, 40mm, f/5.6, 1/2500sec

ISO 200, 42mm, f/5.6, 1/4000sec

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Happy Thursday Everyone!
So I was thinking about yellowstone pictures again and I really wanted to find someone that is a resident photographer and I found Jeff Vanuga. He lives in Dubois Wyoming and he specializes in pictures from yellowstone. I really like his pictures! I liked his animal pictures the most but he has some nice landscapes as well.

I really like how he captures the emotion from the animals and the movement of the water in the landscape picture. I think all his pictures were excellent! I would love to get some shots like his.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Happy Thursday everyone! I can't believe its November just saying :) So I am thinking its about time I put some of my own pictures up. I have hesitated thus far just because they are so terrible. These pictures are not the best either, but I figure I probably need some kind of scale to see if I grow over the remainder of the semester. So this weekend I went up to zimmerman trail and just played around alittle up there.
I like this picture I think its different. I like the pine cone being in the middle. Maybe if I cropped out the outside where the ground shows through like Dave suggested it could be part of my final. I like it.
I liked this shot because the two tree kind of line the picture and they kind of give the perfect opening to look out over the city. I also really like the lighting and the clouds in this picture. With some cropping and editing I think this could also be part of my final. I like this too.

This is definately not my favorite. Its interesting, but I don't know how much I could work with it. I like the different perspective and how the city is in the background I just kind of find it ordinary nothing special. But I thought it was interesting see what you guys think.

I also decided to play around with my boots alittle I thought for my final it would be fun to throw my boots into a view landscapes just to add alittle creative flar. :) I like it becaue my boots symbolize a big part of my life. I mean you can see how worn they are I practically live in those things. It just sort of adds alittle piece of me into the picture. This picture is not very good though as Dave pointed out. The city is in focus fine, but the boots are out of focus. He said if I uped my aperature value I could have gotten both things in focus. So I plan on going back up tomorrow to try that same shot again. I like the sky in this shot too. I definately think I can work with this even if that means doing it over. I also messed around and took some photos of my horse Tyra. I know they aren't nature but I thought you may enjoy looking at them. She was feeling alittle frisky so there are some fun ones in there :)


Thursday, October 11, 2012


So when I was working on this project I was going through the packing list for camera equipment and I realized I am not familar with telephoto lens at all. So I thought I would do alittle research since I own a telephoto lens and I'm going to yellowstone in 2 weeks. This unnamed author first explains that telephoto lens are mostly for enlarging distant figures, but he makes a point that they can also be used as a powerful artistic tool to affect the look of your subject. Telephoto lenses are special because they have a narrow angle of view, which means that both the relative size and distance is normalized when comparing near and far objects. You can also use the lens to bring items that are far away up closer. This allows you the photographer to stay a safe distance away and still get a great picture without disrupting the subject. The author also reminds that since the angle of view is so narrow you must be more selective as to what will be in your frame. The author also suggests some tips on using a telephoto lens on landscapes. He suggests using a telephoto lens when the desired picture contains layers like the mountains, trees, and fog in this picture.
The auhor's last point is that telephoto lenses don't have depth of field. This can be commonly mistaken becaue its said that telephoto lenses have very shallow depth of field. That was all this author had to say on telephotot lenses.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Well on Tuesday I had a moment of pure contentment. I was sitting in my beat up old chevy silverado with my best friend Gracie and we were eating mcdonalds and in the background a breath taking sunset. I know it sounds like nothing but for me in that simple moment all I felt was pure joy. I came to the conculsion today that the sunset had a big part in that joy and contentment. I would love to take some time and photograph sunsets. The unnamed author talks about how the first step with sunsets is preperation and planning to get the best pictures plus set up early. He mentions picking a spot where there are some clouds to add texture. He also suggests bracketing your exposures to have wide possibilities. This author uses an assortment of lenses depending on the frame. I guess that is just something I will have to get a feel for. He suggests not making the sun the center of your photo. He then goes on to say keep taking pictures after sunset to capture some great twilight pictures. Here are some of the authors examples for sunset pictures.