Author Archives: Simone Haylett

Homework #1

Out of all the choices I’d have to say my favorite photographers are Davina and Daniel. I was drawn to the wedding section of photography because, I love every aspect of weddings from the planning of the event down to the confusion and excitement of the big day.As a designer when i came into taking a photography class in school i discovered i loved taking portraits and photographing events. Looking though Davina and Daniel’s website I love that they are a couple themselves and work as a team. I was drawn to this particular photo because it incorporates not only the two subjects but also the background scenery, while maintaining the emotion and relationship between them. When looking though photos i was looking for images that required photographers to be patient and take the time to construct a particular shot. Although weddings can be the perfect place for great pictures, i believe great photography should be about more than just a beautiful setting or a beautiful subject.

Learning Log #5

Today’s assignment was to shoot motion and utilize the shutter speed, and panning techniques. I really like this photo because it froze the moment just as the dog was jumping to catch the ball and manipulates the light so that it feels like the end of the day. The only thing i think i would improve is increasing the iso to show a little more detail.

Learning Log #3

I believe this is my best shot from the street photography assignment. This was one of the last shots I took walking back to the school. The main idea of this assignment was to be brave by shooting subjects at times without their knowledge but also being bold enough to ask permission to take a shot. Another thing i discovered about this assignment was being patient enough to wait for the perfect moment and being aware of when that moment comes. Finally, I really loved that this photo has a classic New York street attitude.

Learning Log #2


Today in class we went over what makes a portrait such as lighting, focus, composition, etc. We watched videos on field view of the camera, framing a subject and establishing good communication with the model. Finally, we went off into groups to practice the skills we reviewed in class.

I took this photo in the hallway of the building below the bathroom sign. One of our challenges was finding areas with great light exposure. When I saw the diagonal line created I thought it would create good contrast.