December 11, 2012

Project 8 - Lighting Portrait

This was the last project of the year. This assignment required a portrait that used some external lighting. My inspiration was to do a Hollywood glamour shot. Nadia came dressed and ready, thank goodness! She was a wonderful model and really helped pull this shot together.

Project 7 - Landscape

I wanted to do something different for Project 6 - Landscape assignment. As a part of the assignment, we needed to present the photos in a sequence of at least 5. My inspiration came from the lights across the river. I took these pictures at three different times throughout the evening, one in focus and one out of focus to get the "bokeh" look. This image turned out exactly as I planned!

Project 4 - Places Without People

This image was for Project 4 - Places Without People. I really wanted to capture an image for this assignment that had an impression of someone that had once been there. In this case, the impression in the sheets from someone's body.

Project 3 - Social Statement

For project 3 we were allowed to choose any social statement and create a photograph to depict it. I choose to go on more of a social statement campaign route. The type was done in Illustrator and the fonts from Da Font.
*Can you see the hidden image in the smoke?

Project 2 - Self Portrait

I took this self portrait in the lighting studio. I used two hot lights behind me and a reflector to the right for an additional glow.

Project 1 - Insightful Portrait

This is the photo I submitted for Project 1 - Insightful Portrait in ART280 (Intro to Photography). The class was beneficial, but I wish I could have learned more techniques, to say the least. The next seven posts will be project submissions. 
Also, a big thanks to Liz as well for being my model. 

November 9, 2012

All Signs Point to Fall

It's my favorite time of the year again. School is back in full swing and I'm enjoying it more than ever. I have to say that besides the colors of the trees, the best thing about this semester this far has been my art classes. They seem to be my new outlet. Besides my classes, I have been enjoying time with friends as well as visiting my pets quite often. I could not be happier at this time of the year!

August 22, 2012

Brooke (2)

Here's another of Brooke from the second location in the shoot!


A few of Brooke's senior pictures from this week! She is so naturally beautiful! 

June 30, 2012

Tickled Pink

I broke out my Canon today for a photo shoot..had to brush a little dust off it too. It felt so good to finally be taking photos again. I've been so busy lately with work Monday through Friday, my lovely boyfriend, and taking care of my family.
The photo shoot turned out well, and then I took a few of my own inspired snaps before and after. I've really been feeling bold colors lately, but especially pink.


Flowers: Bleeding Hearts and Bergenias
Shoes: Madden Girl
Cat: Biscuit
Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson

<3 Z

March 15, 2012

Tomorrow Land

Here's a little sneak peak of Lyz's shoot! 

I will be sending these pictures into a contest to be the photographer at a Music Festival in Belgium. Some of the artists include: Tiesto, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and Avicii. Vote for me at after April 2nd! 


March 12, 2012

Duck Sauce

I took this at Thrivent in Appleton. The duck literally flew right above my head and I somehow brought my camera up in time to catch this amazing shot.