Using Reflectors for Portraits

Dannielle so willingly posed for our group as we demonstrated the use of reflectors in our pictures. Despite the VERY windy day, we were able to get a few good shots.


The gold reflector was used in this image, but we bent it to make the reflection of light not be as strong.

After pulling her out of the shadows we were able to use the diffuser to soften the light.

This image was taken with no reflectors or diffusers. It is fairly dark.

Below is an image taken in the same place with the same settings, the only difference is that we used a gold reflector.

The gold reflector  was used completely open, no feathering nor bending.


Up Close & Personal

I had so much fun taking these pictures. Macro photography is definitely my favorite! The goal was to take pictures of vegetation with water drops on it. The first few photos show my water drop work. The rest of the photos are other macro pictures that I wanted to share. My personal favorite is the picture of the P2B sunglasses.

Cupcake Collage


All of these photos were done in a light tent. I baked and decorated each cupcake and then made a display, I then took pictures of the display from different angles. I wish the lighting had been a bit better, my lights were kind of yellow, however I feel satisfied with my results.

Depth of Field


Creepy Squirrel – 05/05/17 – 3pm – Ogden, Utah – Focal Length 113mm – f/5.6 – Shutter Speed 1/60 – Camera: Canon 80D
Soak Up The Sun – 05/03/17 – 10am – BYU-Idaho Campus – Focal Length 78mm – f/6.3 –
Shutter Speed 1/200 – Camera: Canon 80D
The Knot – 05/05/17 – 4pm –
Ogden, UT – Focal Length 67mm – f/5.0 – Shutter Speed 1/250 – Camera: Canon 80D
Red – 05/05/17 – Ogden, Utah –
Focal Length 27mm – f/20 – Shutter Speed 1/60 – Camera: Canon 80D, used photoshop to edit the background above the chair and fill it in with more greenery. 
Long Stretch – 05/09/17 – 1pm Rexburg, ID – Focal Length 24mm – f/10 – Shutter Speed 1/130 – Camera: Canon 80D




Pictures in Motion


The first two photos are demonstrations of Freeze images.

The second two photos show blur motion.

Football Fling

05-01-17; 6 pm; Rexburg, Carriage House; FL: 50mm; f/5.6; 1/300; Canon 80D

Throwing the football from behind


05-01-17; 8 pm; BYU-I Stadium; FL: 24mm; f/4; 1/800; Canon 80D

Going for the goal!

Mikey Biking

04-29-17; 4 pm; Rexburg, Carriage House Appartments; FL: 24mm; f/4; 1/30; Canon 80D

Mikey on a bike ride past the Carriage House apartments.

Spinning Disc

04-29-17; 10 am; Rexburg- LDS Church Building; FL: 18mm; f/10; 1/85; Canon 80D

Frisbee disc game was an exciting work retreat activity.