Author Archives: Victoria Munoz

LL#4 – Flash/Ambient

The images above were taken using an off-camera flash as well as ambient lighting from the scene. The most challenging part was trying to get both the subject AND the background using the flash. Once we got the hang of making sure the camera’s settings were correct BEFORE we adjusted settings on the flash, I think we were able to get some cool pictures.

LL#3 – Long Exposure

**Pictures coming Wednesday**

For this class shoot, we started working with long exposures. The duration of the shutter is longer than usual which caught the light from the cars passing by. It was really fun trying out different places to catch the light movements and see how they turn out. I learned the key to the long exposures is patience and it’s definitely worth trying out a shot multiple times to make any slight adjustments. Another interesting part was learning how to overlap the same image in Photoshop to create layers of different light movements. I posted one of the results of the Photoshop image above.

HW #3 – Visit Photoville!



Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Photoville this past weekend! There were SO many different photo projects and organizations representing different issues, I easily spent 2 hrs at this exhibition (not to mention the perfect weather on Saturday). I know apart of this post should be a critique to some of the photographers but who am I to judge these wonderful pictures that were selected to be apart of the exhibition for a reason! So here is my praise for some that stood out the most:

The first that I’d like to mention was by the Intergalatic Travel Bureau, they weren’t your traditional photographs but images taken of space (different planets: Venus, Mars, Jupiter, etc). I’m a sucker for a good galaxy pic but their container set up was by far one of the most fun and engaging. The people working the container were dressed as flight attendants and played the role of travel agents pretending to book trips for people to different planets and moons (at the very low low cost $1.8 million??). It was quite entertaining.

The second and my personal favorite was a container that was filled and set up with images and police evidence/documents from car crash that happened in Brooklyn. The artist (didn’t get this containers info) did her own investigating of this abandoned cracked car outside of a police station. Apparently the driver of the car had been killed in the accident and the investigation is still going on. She had different photos of the surrounding neighborhood (one is posted above). That specific photo has a grimey, trouble is lingering ahead feel to it and definitely captured the dark tone she was trying to set with her investigation.



LL#2 – Indoor Light – Voorhees Challenge

A lot happier with the outcome of todays photos. Just using the camera more I was able to get better results in different artificial lighting throughout the Voorhees building. The first photo on the left as well the one on the right were taken in the same location but the subjects were standing in different positions. All I did was adjust the ISO to capture the light better. As for the last photo, Gabe is standing in a dark room with the light coming from inside of the classroom. We had a lot of photos with this light. Very pleased with the outcome!!

LL # 1 – Artificial Light Portraits

Photo 1Photo 2Photo 3

For our second class, we explored outside the classroom to capture portraits and explore using shadows. Starting off, taking pictures was a bit easier since it was pretty bright outside at that time. Once it got darker and the only source of light was from overheads and store lights, it became more challenging. I need to work on managing the manual settings when capturing in darker light but above are three of my favorites from that evening. 

HW # 1 – Jim Richardson

Thunderstorm and lightning bearing down on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska

Sandhills Lightning

The photograph above was taken by National Geographic Magazine’s Jim Richardson. What attracted me most about this image were all the colors. There is a horizontal gradient happening because of the lightening. On the left is this indigo color and it gets lighter and lighter as you look to the right. You can also see some green in the grass and the color of the porch is this bright green-blue color. The best part is that you can see all these colors in the photo despite it being night time. Additionally, Richardson uses the pillars to frame the lightening and has a nice diagonal line that cuts through the image.