Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November 18, 2013

 This photo was taken at an abandoned barn i was taken to in Valley Center, CA. I really enjoyed coming here. It was incredibly peaceful and absolutely beautiful. I am aware that this photo is a little out of focus but i think thats why i like it. Also i really like the bokeh from the suns rays in the top left corner of the photo. 

 This was my favorite photo of the day just because I love the way the barn looks so abandoned and i really like the rich colors of the area as well as the time of day i took it. 

 This was a spur of the moment photo of a mailbox i happened to pass on my way back to my car after taking pictures of the barn. I like how the clouds have some detail as well as the wood of the mailbox.

I decided to go on an adventure with my friend and my cousin through mast park right around the time of golden hour and i was able to get this shot of the trail. 

This is another photo i got of the trail that my friend decided she wanted to be a part of. I really like the colors and the way the fish eye frames the photo. I used a flash in this one and i regret it because of the dark shadow in the bottom middle of the photo but i was unable to view the photo on my camera at the park. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Glass Cloud/The Charriot @ The Epicentre, November 7, 2013

Glass Cloud
 Jerry Rough, vocalist for Glass Cloud. 

 This was my first time experimenting with a fisheye lense. Unfortunately, due to the darkness of the photo I had to lighten it up, which causes it to have a lot of grain
 Josh Travis, guitarist for Glass Cloud. I really enjoyed his energy and playful personality
 While taking photos, he proceeded to pull me out on stage with him, and while I was shocked and scared and made myself look like an idiot, he always stayed in character and helped put on an amazing show. 
 Another photographer set up a flash on the left side of the stage and because i was on the right, i was able to get this shot of Josh right as the flash went off. 
 This is also a shot from Glass Clouds set. I like this photo because it captures the crowd and the fish eye adds a great effect. 

The Chariot (Final Show In San Diego) 
 Although this was my first and last time ever seeing the Chariot, this was one of the most exciting bands to see play. They put on an amazing last show in San Diego and definitely went out with a bang. 

 Josh Scogin, vocals. 
 I experimented with flash in these photos as well and in this photo, i love the light on Brandon Henderson's dreads.

I didnt leave very many photos in color for the fact that because the lighting was so dim in the original photos, but i barely touched this one. So which ones do you like better? Color or black and white?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Action Photojournalism

This photo was taken at a hardcore show in a small venue called The Che Cafe, located in La Jolla, CA. This photo was taken of Jay Sunkes from the band Stigmata. I was able to get right on stage at this venue and shoot inches away from the band. Your eyes are automatically drawn to the fingers playing a cord because it is the only part of the photo that is actually in focus. Other than the grainy quality, this is one of my favorite photos. By looking at the photo, you could think is is a number of different music genres, and i think that the feeling of this photo is up to the viewer and their opinion.  

This is the photo of Bob Riley, the front man of Stigmata. I like the lighting in this picture because the shadows amplify his expressions. I also like how he is almost isolated and everything else in the photo is barely noticeable because of the lighting. His face is one of the first things your eyes are drawn to because of the lighting, composure, and expression. 

This is Brendan Yates, the vocalist of Turnstile as well and the drummer for the hardcore band Trapped Under Ice (TUI). This is one of my favorite photos for a number of reasons. For one, the lighting accents his muscles and his facial expression. Also, you can see the sweat on him, indicating that he is putting his all into this show. And of course, his facial expression gives a lot of emotion to the picture and almost tells a story. Because he is the only thing in the photo you are immediately drawn to him. Personally the first thing i see is the sweat on him. 

This is also one of my all time favorites. This is also a photo taken during the band Turnstile . This photo tells a story as well because of the intensity between the crowd and the band. It is impossible to catch the amount of energy in a photo but i feel that this one does a pretty good job. You can see the intimacy and the passion between the performers and the fans, and i believe that it makes this a good photo. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Photo Story

 On Sunday, October 6th. My mom and I went to visit my disabled aunt, Veronica, in her adult care home, and take her out to Octoberfest.

 Veronica almost never gets to leave her bed because of how severe her disability is. Today she is able to see more than just her room walls

 Veronica's home is just down the street from where Octoberfest is held. Both my mom and I pushed Veronica about a half mile up the hill.

 When we finally arrived, the situation only got more difficult due to the amount of people and obstacles we had to overcome such as screaming children, bumps, and of course the people.

 After an hour, it was time for Veronica to be rehydrated, but unfortunately, it was extremely difficult to find a place to stop and do so.

Finally when we got my aunt back to her room, we sat her in front of the window with a nice breeze and recapped on our days adventure.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

HDR Photos

I took this photo on the way to my moms house in Bonita, CA. Its a little old horse barn on the side of Briarwood Rd. I had to do a little bit of sneaking around because it is on someones property as well as hop a small gate. I pass by this barn very frequently and a long time ago it used to have a little paper that hung off the fence that read "Rest In Peace Chewy" along with a picture of a horse, so i assume it used to be home to an old horse. I honestly love this barn and, personally, I think its beautiful. 

I originally went looking for a run down trailer that this homeless man used to live in on this trail I used to play on when i was little, but when I got there, the trailer was gone. So, I continued down the trail and out of the bushes and found this. These wood pieces looked like they used to be a structure of some kind long time ago. It only took me a few shots to get this photo and it was completely unexpected.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Color Photos

I took this photo for my color project in my backyard with a mask I recently purchased for an upcoming masquerade ball. I chose this mask and the ice-plant in my backyard on purpose. I was going for a contrasting color scheme, so i knew i needed something green to go with the red. I was also going for a kind of a mysterious looking piece but it didn't turn out that way. If i could change one thing i would turn the contrast down a little, or maybe a lot. 

When we were assigned this color project (my class and I) food coloring and a glass of water was my first idea. I liked the fact that the picture came out different every time because the way the food coloring mixed with the water varied every time. the way i set this up was extremely complicated. I got a white piece of paper and placed it on my microwave and then placed the glass on top of a bowl and a book. As for the camera, i placed a book then a bowl, and then another bowl down to hold it. To support the lens, i used garlic. I pretty much used whatever i could find in my kitchen.

In order to make sure i got pictures with different color schemes, i dropped the food coloring in the water in different orders as well as quantities. As you can tell, in this photo, i used more red and blue than green and yellow. For some reason, this photo reminds me of a coy fish, or just fish in general.

This photo was half intentional and half unintentional. I attempted to splatter the food coloring on a trash bag and photograph the streams of color, but I didn't like the outcome, so, I tried it with the piece of paper i used from the food-coloring-glass-of-water picture, and this is the outcome. I just let the splatters fall where they wanted. This was a fun one. 

This was half accidental as well. As you could imagine, working with food coloring all day, some of the dye got on my hands. I was thinking of other ideas for pictures when I looked down and saw my hands. So I intentionally put my hands all over the piece of paper with all the food coloring on it and took about 40 pictures until I got one that was decent. This was the best of the bunch. If I could change anything, i would change the background because I feel like it takes a lot away from my hands. Maybe I could have stood in front of a blank white wall so my hands and myself stood out  more. Also I would turn down the vibrance just a little.