My wife bought me this for Christmas simply due to the fact it looked like a revolver cylinder.
Still life photography is one of my greatest passions in life. It has opened up many avenues in recent years that have greatly changed the path I walk on.
For this particular assignment I quickly knew what kind of image I wanted to create. My love for firearms always seems to find a way of creeping into my photography, so I decided to run with it. The reflection image is something new to me, but it is by far my favorite image that I created during this assignment. Although it is simple, I feel that it was the most powerful one.
I wanted to try creating this in different environments in order to see what gave the best pop to the image. The granite countertops added texture that I really enjoy, but also made the image a little louder than I personally prefer.
Ultimately, this assignment was a great way to end the semester and has made me look forward to really diving into studio photography on a larger scale.
I decided to use a channel mixer using a red filter. I did play with the finer details until I fell in love with the outcome.
Converting the image to black and white played well on the old barn wood and made the grain really pop.
I was tempted to open the fridge, but knowing my luck a raccoon would be living in it.
I ended up going over to a family friend’s property to create images of an abandoned barn. I went early in the morning in an attempt to get the lighting illuminating one side of the barn, along with spilling a bit inside. Creating images of buildings is not something that I am particular used to, so I spent quite some time finding angles that I could fall in love with. The family friend that lives on the property to us that the original owner quit using this particular barn after a family member was bitten by a rattlesnake in one of the stalls.
This assignment was also the first time that I really utilized converting images to black and white. Ultimately, I really enjoyed seeing the end product. At the end of the day, I think I prefer my standard product photography better due to the fact that I get to stay indoors and avoid the impending Idaho winter!
I captured this series of images at the mouth of 3 Mile which is north-east of Spencer, Idaho. It is comprised of 16 images.
The entrance to 3 Mile always floods me with childhood memories.
My wife had a blast working on the “behind the scenes” aspect with me.
This assignment was a lot of fun for me! Although I tried about four different locations including the class trip, I think I always knew I wanted to create images in 3 Mile. This location is one that I hold very special as it was the last place that I trapped with my father before he passed away. I always have to take a moment to appreciate the vast differences in landscape that this particular location has to offer!
Both my wife and my mother went with me on this adventure. The truck we drove in used to belong to my father and it was the first time that my mother had ridden in it since his passing in 2010, so it was a bit of an emotional trip to say the least!
The constantly changing cloud coverage was a bit difficult to deal with when we first arrived. I would say that the final product was after being on location for about two and half hours before all the clouds had left and created the perfect opportunity! The final panorama is comprised of 16 different images.
For this assignment I was able to convince my beautiful wife to sit under the studio lighting for a couple of hours. She was a trooper and stuck with it till the end. This was my first time attempting portrait photography. To be completely honest, I love how the created image turned out, along with getting to attempt a new style with my best friend!
Portrait of my wife Keyandra Fitzwater on September 22, 2018.
She was starting to get a little bored with waiting on me.
I convinced her to help me change the backdrop multiple times.
My wife had a blast with the 5 in 1!
This is where I will showcase the new firearms that I have had the opportunity to photograph.