1. Light Painting Panoramic – 3 overlapping images, taken at night with a tripod and spotlights; Nikon D600
2. Sunset Panoramic – 3 images taken at Sunset, taken with my Nikon D600
3. iPhone 5 Panoramic – One continuous panoramic taken at sunset with my iPhone 5
A little over a week ago, I was able to spend some a beautiful day in Yellowstone National Park with my Professional Imaging class and we ended up at Mammoth Hot Springs for a beautiful sunset. So we lingered long enough to pull off a few light paintings during blue hour, which is the hour after sunset. I rotated my tripod to capture three adjacent scenes, taking to use big spot lights to “paint in the light” to feature certain portions of the beautiful geothermal formations.
It was fun to combine four things I love to create this image:
1. Light Painting with good friends
2. Yellowstone National Park
3. Panoramic Image Blending in Photoshop (I added some accent dodging and burning)
4. Comm 316 Professional Imaging Class Excursion
I used a small continuous LED light to take this portrait of one of my favorite people on the planet, Annie Brown! She was chosen from a competitive group of young artists as the Young Artist if the Year to play with the Idaho Falls Symphony. I was lucky enough to take her portrait for the event/program and be in attendance while she wowed the audience with a once-in-a-lifetime-performance that roused us all to a standing ovation. Congratulations, Annie, and thank you for letting me be part of it!
Our neighbors on Mill Hollow Rd. have an awesome tradition of creating an ice sculpture every winter. They run a hose during the coldest part of winter and let it freeze into a unique shape. They set up a light box inside, so it glows at night. I have been having fun photographing it at sunrise and moonrise the past few weeks. It takes on different shapes as it melts, and a unique hole developed about a month ago. It was fun to try and position the moon through the hole. It is getting much smaller each day and soon it will be gone, but I was able to capture some light paintings of it a few nights ago using a flashlight. Here’s to you, Bart and Joanne! Thanks for brightening up our neighborhood!
It is an extreme pleasure to welcome a talented and versatile photographer, AJ Buruca, as my second Guest Photographer. (See my first guest: Marissa Carlson here) AJ can shoot and edit anything! He is an expert with light painting, macro, food, portrait, you name it. I love his cityscape and architectural images. He does a tasteful, professional job with his HDR images. Take a look for yourself and leave a comment with which images you like best! Please welcome, my friend, the incredible…
It is an honor to be featured in Caryn Esplin’s blog. I have been able to learn a lot from her in her Digital Imaging and her new Professional Imaging courses at BYU-Idaho. I have done photography as a hobby for about two or three years now, but professionally since the start of the Professional Imaging course in September 2012.
I like to consider myself a multi-purpose photographer. I like to try out new things and share them with the world. Currently I have tried out macro, portrait, HDR, landscape, food and product, light painting and many other creative photography works. One of my favorite types of photography is cityscape. I was born and raised in Boston, where my passion for photography began.
At first I was terrified of using Photoshop, or any type of photo editing software. Now as an experienced photographer I use a lot of editing techniques for editing my photos. My current editing process consists of Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix for HDR processing. My editing process tends to change a lot as I discover new formats of editing to improve my photos.
If you want to see more of my work, you can log on to my website at www.ajburuca.com
Congratulations to these winners for top awards in the Winter Semester 2013 – Bannack Shootout Contest. We had 160 entries in three categories. See all entries here: flickr group.
Click here to see the finalists from our Winter 2103 photo excursion to Bannack Ghost Town, Montana, in all three categories, announced last week:
Portraits - Ghost Town - Creative
Thanks to all who voted on their favorites! The Blog Winners, who will receive their choice of a 5-in-one Reflector, or Scott Kelby Digital Photography Book. The Overall and first place Judges Winners, below, will receive one of the following: a YN 56o II Flash, LED continuous 160 dimmable light on a CowboyStudio Light Stand or Sunpak pistol grip tripod. Other winners will receive their choice of light stands, reflectors and Scott Kelby books.
The camera gear prizes total over $300 and I will award them today in class before we prep everyone’s large format framed posters. All students from the Comm 300 classes will be showing their large, framed prints in the Spori building foyer for the next two weeks. We have such a talented group in both sections of Comm 300 Digital Imaging this semester. Thanks to everyone in both classes for all your hard work.. Cheers!
Portrait: Aaron Woodward
Ghost Town: Abigail Ebberts
Creative: Heather Mosley
Overall Versatile Shootout Winner: Casey Ross
Casey had the most finalist winners and placed in all three categories…Wowsie!
1st Place: Chelsea Call
2nd Place: Destiny Tirrell
Third Place Tie: Denise Green, JT Dewey, Casey Ross
Ghost Town Category:
1st Place: Abigail Ebberts
2nd Place: Casey Ross
1st Place: Heather Mosley
2nd Place: Casey Ross
Congratulations to our finalists in the Ghost Town category of our Bannack Shootout contest for the Winter 2013 semester. Overall, we had 160 entries in three categories. View all entries in our Flickr group here. PLEASE VOTE one time on your favorite image in this category by adding a COMMENT (above) with the letter of the image. Also, don’t forget to SCROLL DOWN to the next blog post to vote on your favorite from our other two categories: Bannack Ghost Town and Bannack Creative. Thank you for participating and A VERY SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO ALL OF OUR MODELS AND TAs WHO DONATED THEIR TIME TO MAKE THIS AN UNFORGETTABLE PHOTO EXCURSION. For the first time in history they allowed us to drive our giant BYU-I travel bus right down the middle of the ghost town! Click here for more photos from our memorable trip.
Congratulations to our finalists in the Ghost Town category of our Bannack Shootout contest for the Winter 2013 semester. Overall, we had 160 entries in three categories. View all entries in our Flickr group here. Please vote one time on your favorite image in this category by adding a comment with the letter of the image. Also, don’t forget to vote on your favorite from our other two categories: Bannack Portrait and Bannack Creative. Thank you for participating! For the first time in history they allowed us to drive our giant BYU-I travel bus right down the middle of the ghost town! Click here for more photos from our memorable trip.
Congratulations to our finalists in the Creative category of our Bannack Shootout contest for the Winter 2013 semester. Overall, we had 160 entries in three categories. View all entries in our Flickr group here. Please vote one time on your favorite image in this category by adding a comment with the letter of the image. Also, don’t forget to vote on your favorite from our other two categories: Bannack Portrait and Bannack Ghost Town. Thank you for participating! For the first time in history they allowed us to drive our giant BYU-I travel bus right down the middle of the ghost town! Click here for more photos from our memorable trip.
We had a fabulous time on our Bannack Ghost Town photo excursion last Thursday, Valentines Day! The day started out sunny and gorgeous, but it cooled off as a cold front moved in for the afternoon. During the last hour of the day, when everyone headed in to warm up and get some food, AJ took the opportunity to capture some HDR images on Main Street and try out some wide angle zoom lenses. I used the Nikon 16-35 on my Nikon D600, while AJ used the Tokina 11-16 on his Canon T4i.
The sky started getting that ominous stormy look and these images were the result of that experience. I usually don’t get to shoot while on a student photo excursion, so it was a rare treat to photograph a place I love so much. I have a lot of fun memories of Bannack Ghost Town and now I can add these to the mix. This was the most snow I have ever seen there, so the images are unique.
For the first time in history they allowed us to drive our big bus through town on the Main Street of Bannack Ghost Town. The back access road was icy and we almost slid off into a ravine on the way in, so this was our best option to get out safely. Cruising the big BYU-I bus by the old Hotel Meade was a once-in-lifetime experience and it was fun to shoot this memory! The lighting and winter sky was just right for a nice finish to the beautiful day at Bannack. Fun times!