Macro Photography


This is a photo of a starfruit seed. I used a LED light to provide enough light for this picture. I added contrast and boosted the color yellow in the image to make the fruit look better.


This is the fabric of a chair that I thought had a unique way of stitching. I used just window light to have enough light for the image. I just adjusted contrast and brightness.


This is a habenero with a lime in the background. The white dots in the water drop is the LED light i used to light this image.


This is my favorite image that i took. It is the surface of a kiwi that i used lights to backlight. I really enjoyed the repetition that the lights created and the small dots that you can see on the drop of water.


Perspective of Twelve


I merged these two images by laying the texture on the bottom and then simply erasing the white background behind the camera to reveal the metal texture.


Depth of Field


This is an image of an Edison bulb that I have and it was just sitting on my desk. I only boosted the contrast ever so slightly.

Shutter Speed- 1/2000                                                                                                                                 ISO- 100                                                                                                                                                               F/stop- 5.6


This image is a crab apple that is on a tree right outside the Eliza R. Snow Building. I erased a stick that was just hanging on the bottom of the frame. I boosted the contrast and increased the saturation of the image.

Shutter Speed- 1/80                                                                                                                                     ISO- 400                                                                                                                                                               F/stop- 5.6


This is a fountain in Salt Lake City, Utah. Edits I made were I increased the contrast, clarity, and lowered the shadows to build a higher contrast.

Shutter Speed- 1/8000                                                                                                                                     ISO- 100                                                                                                                                                    F/stop- 2.8


This is a home in Rexburg, Idaho. I wanted to give this a very eerie and unnatural feeling. The edits i made were i decreased the vibrancy and saturation and then boosted the clarity.

Shutter Speed- 6 Seconds                                                                                                                             ISO- 400                                                                                                                                                   F/stop- 22


These are just a pair of railroad tracks I found. I lowered the whites and highlights because the sky was blown out. I also boosted the contrast.

Shutter Speed- 6 Seconds                                                                                                                               ISO- 400                                                                                                                                                     F/stop- 22


These are flowers on the BYU-I Campus. I straightened out the image boosted contrast and vibrancy.

Shutter Speed- 1/2                                                                                                                                         ISO- 400                                                                                                                                                               F/stop- 29

Published Photography

This is a list of news articles that accompany images that I have taken. Multiple photographers may have contributed to a gallery but I am showcasing my images.

Honoring Orlando                                                                                                                                        Don’t Bottle Your Emotions                                                                                                                    ESPN Cameraman Shares-Tips on Success                                                                                          Tennis Courts                                                                                                                                                Bells on Temple Square                                                                                                                  Breakdancers                                                                                                                                        Stadium Singing                                                                                                                                          McNeil Walkers

*I can not post on my own website because images are prpoerty of BYU-I Scroll

Project 3: Photodesign

Soul Music

  1. Description: This was an image to demonstrate my photography skills combined with my ability of design in Photoshop.
  2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): I used Photoshop CC to edit my photo that I took with my Canon 60D. The lense i used was a 18-55mm F3.5-5.6. Focal length was 38 mm, ISO 400, Shutter Speed 1/250, and F4.0. I made simple  edits using sharpening tools, levels, hue and saturation, and selective color. After editing the image I cropped it to fit my 11 x 8.5 layout. And began creating a color scheme trying to bring out the color of the wood on the bottom of the pipes and the faint teal color between the pipes formed by the light refracting.
  3. Message: The message I want to share was simple. That music can influence everyone and people need to appreciate it.
  4. Audience: My audience is college students who struggle to understand the wonderful blessing of classical music.
  5. Top Thing Learned: Focus, Focus, Focus. You need to make sure that your image in focus cause if it isn’t every single edit you make points out your error even greater.
  6. Color scheme and color names: Split complementary: Teal, Red, and Orange.
  7. Title Font Name & Category: Mochary: Script
  8. Copy Font Name & Category: Vollkorn Regular: Oldstyle


5/17/2016 Taylor Chapel, Brigham Young University Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho

Project 3 Activity: Photography

Outdoor LIghting

Light 1 : OutsideIndoor Lighting

Light 2 : InsideForegroundFocus 1 : ForegroundBackgroundFocus 2 : BackgroundRule of ThirdsComposition 1 : ThirdsLeading Room_NFComposition 2 : Lead Room

The photos I took today were taken on a Canon 60D. The lens I used was an 18-55 F3.5-5.6 and I used natural lighting. Understanding composition is a powerful aspect in photography. It allows a beginner to turn images into something that is professional level or close. It teaches people how to see the world in a different view.

I want people to understand that even a beginner can take amazing images if they take their time to focus and really put into work these aspects. I understand that we must take time and practice these elements. Once we try and practice our hard work will convert into something more positive.

Emily & Torri


Models- Emily Montgomery (Black Dress)                                                                                                                 Torie Derrick (Grey Dress)

Location- Sportsman Park, Idaho Falls

Equipment Used- Canon 60D, Canon Lens 35-70 F3.5-5.6, 48 inch gold reflector