Thursday, March 13, 2008

Photo Project: Daily Grind

At the end of my 3 week photography class we had to turn in a photo project and present it to the class. The assignment was to take 5 pictures that were related in some way. It could be all people, or all water, or all black and white......whatever you wanted. So I chose to take 5 pictures of my daily routine. Kind of walk you through my day. I like to call it The Daily Grind. I procrastinated all but one of the pictures until less than 24 hours before I had to present (surprise, surprise) so I had to rush through them, but here's what I ended up with.

#1. Waking up. Lesley hates the short shorts, but whatcha gonna do? This was shot with ISO 1600 to increase the light. The noise (graininess) in the photo was done on purpose to give that 'not quite woken up' feel to the shot. One of my classmates said it looked like the person in the picture was really stressed out or depressed. I didn't tell him it was me in the shot.
#2. Biggest Loser workout. ISO 100, F/14, 1/2 second exposure. This took like 30 different tries from about 5 different angles to get the motion how I wanted it.

#3. Work. This is my office building in Provo. I work on the third floor and I wanted to capture my view in the reflection of the windows. Somehow I lucked out and get to look at Mt. Timpanogas all day. ISO 100, F/3.4, 1/400 s.

#4. The commute home. This is at the point of the mountain, just about home, taken around 7:30 pm. ISO 100, F/16, 15 second exposure, .3 stops underexposed

#5. Bedtime. Lesley posed for this photo. 2 steps underexposed to keep everything but the light and hand very dark and also to create the warm colors. ISO 1600, F/5.6, 1/80 s.

I'm now taking suggestions for my next post. I like to have assignments from people because it makes me go out and shoot.

Still waiting for a post from Eliot or Jason................


Ev & Whit said...

Great job, Trevor. Keep it up! How about some portraits for next time? Capture the real emotions of people. -Whit

Becky said...

nice work! my faves are the treadmill and lamp ones!

Jeris said...

Man sucks to be you. Thanks for showing me your life so that I'm for sure to never envi it.

Adam said...

Those are actually some pretty cool shots, Trizz.

I have a suggestion for your next project: Follow me around like the Paparazzi, and I'll act like a celebrity. Then at the end of the day I'll get really annoyed and crazy, and I'll smash your camera into a million pieces. It's just the sort of edge you need as a budding photographer.

Katie said...

Wow those look really good. You can see how you have gotten better. If you are still looking for more vision, my cousins are photographers and have a similar style as you I think. Anyways check out their blog, it might give you some ideas for your next shoot.

The Winns said...

#4 and #5 are my favorites! I love the technique you used for #5 although I don't understand it! Idea for next post, how about go up to the mountains and take some nature shots?