Objective: My idea was to make a piece that is mysterical, but simple. I used a tripod and took one picture of the graveyard without people in the picture. Then I took a second photo with the people I was using. After I took the pictures just as I wanted I layered the pictures and turned the opacity down on the piece with the people to make them appear as spirits, or those that once resided in this world. The hardest parts about this piece was trying to time the lighting right and trying to get all of the people involved to work together and hold the postitions needed.
Tripod: no Objective: In this piece I wanted to capture what happens at night and how it was different from Billings in the day time. One place that I know there is a lot of controversy and change is the skate park downtown. At night is when all of the secrets come pouring out of the seams. All of the innocent is sleeping silently while issues in our community arise. Some of these issues include underage drinking and extreme drug use along with violence. The skate park is a place where people can practice doing one of their favorite sports along with finding trouble in life. The boys in this picture offered some of their findings several times while I was photographing and they didn't understand why I declined. This is a way of life for them and to capture a passion with a hint of despair is what I was ultimately shooting for.
Objective: This is Kenz. Kenz has a very strong personality and that is something that I wanted to show through my portrait of her. Believe it or not, this photo is only an increase in contrast. Nothing else was altered or touched in this picture. It was halloween and she wanted pictures of her costume before she went to work, so we went outside and utilized the perfect lighting that was happeing along with this very worn, but appealing fence. I guess you could call this photo a happy accident. After playing with the ISO on my camera, 800 seemed to give me the perfect light intake needed for this piece.