Western Michigan University

Julia Selwa

Julia Selwa
Art 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 10.5″ x 7″

Description: For our project we needed an image of a landscape. While walking through a parking lot in downtown Detroit, I saw this. I immediately whipped out my tripod and camera and began snapping as many pictures as I could until the car lights and everything fell into place.

Western Michigan University

Stephen Kruse

Stephen Kruse
ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″

These two images were captured on a trip to Lake Michigan to shoot a Landscape/Seascape/Cityscape assignment. Although they do not fit into that specific task, I think the two images convey the mix of nature and man made structures I encountered and experienced that day.

Western Michigan University

Mary Mullen

Mary Mullen
ART 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″

Description: The elegance of a dancer is something that amazes me. She is able to convey such emotion through the movement and poses of her body. I would love to develop a large series of dancers and the emotions they are able to express.

Western Michigan University

Aryn Tiller

Aryn Tiller
ART 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″

This photo is going to be a part of a series for a photo book project I am creating. The idea behind this photo and the series in general is looking into the world of modern day farming, and this sense of a lost culture is trying to survive in a world of technology and innovation.

Western Michigan University

Rhea Krengel

Rhea Krengel
Art 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print: 8 1/2″ x 11″

Description: When I was shooting this image I was imagining my subject as Jack and the Bean Stalk. The vines reaching up to the sky with him intertwined in them made me feel that this image when along well with that theme.

Western Michigan University

Jared Tyler

Jared Tyler
ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11

Description: Photo number 8 in my “Quoto-graph” series. In this photo I am holding up a sign that says, I am just a speck of dust, inside a giants eye. I felt like illustrating in this how humans are so small in regards to being part of a world so big. I also included the iris of my eye in the clouds to complete this concept with the quote.

Western Michigan University

Sophia Abbgy

Sophia Abbgy
ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 8 1/2″ X 11″

Description: This photo I took was to show shallow depth of field. focusing on the changing leaf from green to red, leaving the girl in the background blurred giving her a mystery feel to it. Her red hat balancing out the color of the leaf I wanted the focus the attention to the leaf first then the hat, as it shows “life” going on beyond the photo of the plants

Western Michigan University

Mary Mullen

Mary Mullen
ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″

Description: I began this photo shoot with the concept of a delicate ballerina against the roughness of urban Detroit. However, this image contradicts my original thought, the dancer is fierce and the background is peaceful yet vibrant. This shot is inspiring me to create a series of different contradictions.

Western Michigan University

Jessica Harris

Jessica Harris
ART 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print: 12.8″ x 9.6″

Description: This image was taken during a shoot for a motion project, which had followed a depth of field project. We had stopped for just a moment and she gave a completely natural look, only something I see when she is not in front of my camera. I was just glad to have caught it, knowing as her sister that I wouldn’t have another chance again. Almost accidentally, it went along with my previous depth of field project, as well as being a decisive moment unposed. I like the idea of capturing a thought rather than an image and that was a bit of what I had in mind while working on this particular shoot.

Western Michigan University

Stephen Kruse

Stephen Kruse
ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″

These photos were shot during different periods of a depth of field assignment. The orchid photo was manipulated very little; I used high powered blue L.E.D. lights to create the color you see. The bottom photo (quite literally) is an air vent I sit under for each class meeting in the computer labs at WMU.

Western Michigan University

Aryn Tiller

Aryn Tiller
ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″

The photo comes from an assignment regarding close depth of field. I chose to capture a still life object to which I feel a connection with personally. Just in time for the changing of seasons, I particularly appreciate the idea and feel of autumn. With the composition of my own moccasins in the long grass, with the hint of a fallen leaf in the background, I have chosen to relate this sense of a captured moment during the constantly changing world around us.

Western Michigan University

Elliot Langejans

Elliot Langejans
ART 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print; 8.5″ x 11″

This was a project based on depth of field. being new to photography I’m not good at finding interesting things to shoot so i try to focus on the mechanics (camera controls, color, composition, etc). so in this photo i tried to show a very shallow DOF. i also thought that the sign hanging sideways was interesting.

Western Michigan University

Steven Miller

Steven Miller
Art 3470 – Digital Photo I
Digital Print; 8″ x 10″

Description: This was a lighting/DOF study shot conveniently while also shooting a wedding. I’m a fan of high-contrast lighting, as it generally makes imagery more interesting. My goal was to create a high contrast with the foreground and background. I also wanted to create silhouettes within the background, which would mask the fading sun.