this is photo taken by a favorite photographer of mine, keegan gibbs, and is not altered in any way and was shot on film. photos like this really inspire me and also proves that many things can be done in camera instead of in photoshop
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I have been inspired! The web is full of websites, for self-proclaimed as well as professional photographers. I get a lot of ideas from the website imgfave.com. It is an image database and I have found some images that make me think about how the image was created, how the lighting was used to create the mood or story being told.
I like Jeff Morgan's use of lighting, he makes high key high key for one! I love his use of color and contrast and I especially love the way he also plays with shadows and uses them to add to the image. I like that idea. I will add images shortly (the server will not allow me to upload right now) but his website is a great start.
Here is another photographer that I really like!!! I normally really like vivid strong colors. But i really like how much detail he has in his photos!! The texture is so great. I love how my taste in what i like in photos is being opened up. Click the title and go check him out!
Posted by brandon.lafountain at 12/10/2009 05:22:00 PM
Here are some shots i took a while ago. I love smoke photos and decided to try it one night. It took me a while to figure out how to light it and i took a ton of photos to get a few that turned out good. These are some that turned out good. I cant wait to learn strobe so i can try again!
Posted by brandon.lafountain at 12/10/2009 05:16:00 PM
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I have learned over the course of the semester that I have a thing for liquids and pours. I love when the photographer captures movement and when the principles that we have covered to shoot liquids and glass are evident. Steve Nozicka's work is a great example!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
While in Athens, I stumbled upon an empty church, chapel. Anyway, I let myself in and went looking for interesting light. While I was looking, I felt these eyes watching me and turned around to see...the face in the window. I know he's underexposed....It all happened so suddenly...
Front lighting, back lighting, and side lighting. On generic film from japan.. Shooting with film makes me not want to shoot digital its so much more rewarding. Plus I just obtained a Hp scanjet scanner. It has back lit slots for film and slides to scan and can scan up to 9400dpi. I highly recommend it to any one who uses film or scans in illustrations.
Ps. I know there's not really a subject in the first image i was going for a washed out landscape that showed the shape of the treeline, granite and bushes.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
WOW this guy is really neat!! I like the creepy lighting and really cool comp. I really want to know how he did this and try it out. check out the link. Just click the title of this post and it will take you to his site. His name is Cole Rise.
Posted by brandon.lafountain at 11/17/2009 12:45:00 PM
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
We were in a class at the circus and there was light coming in from the ceiling. The light was bouncing from the the floor and hitting the door and creating this cool effect by making the door bright while everything else was darker. It is hard to tell with these photos. You just have to believe me.
Posted by brandon.lafountain at 11/10/2009 04:17:00 PM
Monday, November 9, 2009
I took this picture pre-Creative Circus. It sits on my desk at work and has a sticker attached that says "smile". Long story short, when I took the shot, I thought the Beluga whale was smiling, but one of my coworkers explained to me that Beluga whales are very territorial...and hate outsiders swimming in their tank. So, my smiling whale image is really a picture of a creature who's pretty upset. It's still funny to me, now that I know "Natasha" really wants to bite the diver.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
So now that I know that it rains a lot here in Atlanta I can expect to see this more often. I was randomly driving around to different stores, in the rain of course. I saw this cool effect the rain made inside the car. I would love to see if i could recreate this in a studio.
Posted by brandon.lafountain at 11/04/2009 04:43:00 PM