Photography class is in session

Photography Class Soon to be in Session

Well the summer has come to an end and school is ready to begin!

My new Digital Photography class is going to be starting and I can’t wait to share all the new projects that will be coming my way! It’s time to learn new stuff and enjoy another great school year!

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Photography class is in session

Photography Class is in Session

This second semester has gone by fast but now it is coming to a close, I can not explain how much I enjoyed my photography class this year, it was the best! I learned so many things and I can’t wait to be apart of photo 4(advance photo) next year and learn many new  things.

About a month ago my family lost my great grandma Mamo, she was short and tiny but oh man could she get feisty! We put her to rest next to my great grandpa Papo and we knew that she would now be at peace. There were so many flowers that we were not able to leave them all so I took them home and took pictures of them because they were just so beautiful! Rest in peace Mamo

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Earlier this week was the Gilbert District Art show and one of, what I think is my best picture made it into the show and I was so happy! I can’t thank my family and James enough for coming and some of my grandparents were just so ecstatic! Here is the picture!

Ock Creek Canyon

Even though there are only 2 weeks left we still have many assignments to get done! I have to do a Composition Photo, Studio Portrait, Environmental Portrait, and a Class Poster.

Composition Photo: A Composition photo from my teachers view point is a photo from different angles. Say you take a flower arrangement and take it from different angles and grab the contrast out of the photo making it pop. The photo is to be very sharp and detailed making the viewer go WOW! This picture needs to have different aspects with very few objects so it will grab the attention of that object.

Studio Portrait: A Studio Portrait is a large photograph for which the sitter is posed, typically taken in the photographer’s studio. At school we have a pretty nice size studio and I am taking a picture of my best friend!

Environmental Portrait: An environmental portrait is a portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings. The term is most frequently used of a genre of photography.

Wayland Campbell - Senior Pictures

 

Class Poster: A class poster is a one of my teachers traditions that he has done for years! The whole class is split into 2 groups and we are to come up with a cover for our class poster! My groups poster is called digital photo and it is kind of a surreal photo of a new york city landscape. The buildings are kind of distorted and everything is dramatically photoshopped! It looks really cool!

Class Poster

Photography class is in session

Photography Class is in session

Recently in photo class we have been working on many projects and learning new awesome things! I go home every night and mess with all the new things I have learned on my own computer and write everything down before I forget! Our assignment board has assigned that we print out or Best Picture, Surreal, Photographer presentation, Light Painting, Student Choice, Theme(action), Solarization, Depth of Feild, Bungle in the Jungle and Environmental Portrait. All of these assignments are so much fun to experiment with, with the exception of some because I have not done them yet! Spring break is in less then a week and I cant wait to get out and take pictures and then come back to school and edit them all. The environment in my photography class is so great to be around and its great being around people who love what they are doing. I can’t wait to see what comes next!

My Light painting Project turned out to be pretty interesting! For my first time ever trying it, I think I got the hang of it pretty fast though but its just making shapes that don’t look like a big blob! So here it is….

Light Art

Next I worked on my surreal and that one was pretty fun! For me it was so hard to come up with something gloomy, mysterious, and weird  almost! But mine didnt turn out to be either one of those really, mine just seemed to turn out cool. I had fun though trying to get ideas from  others and go through the process of distorting images to solarization and even to buying a fish. His name is moonshine!

Surreal

Now that I finished those I decided to move onto Student choice, Theme(action) and solarization. For student choice I had gone on a field trip to the zoo with my photography class and it was so much fun. I had not been to the zoo since i was about 8 and I had a great time. I was able to use my 70-200 lens and not just have to use it at the races.

 

Tiger King of the Hammers Solarization PhotographyThese are all the assignments I have done so far! So stay tuned for my Photographer Presentation, Depth of Field, Bungle in the Jungle, and Environmental Portrait. Be sure to share this post and go LIKE & SHARE my Facebook page!

Sunshine Acres

Sunshine Acres

Yesterday I had the awesome opportunity to attend Sunshine Acres for the evening. I went along with Charlene Bower of Bower Motorsports Media and Casey Ribble and we all worked together to put some smiles on other kids faces. To end the day on a happy note for the kids who attend Sunshine Acres we blew up giant yellow smiley face balloons! Sunshine Acres’ has a mission to provide a loving, Christian home for children who are separated from their parents and help them establish long-term relationships with stable parental figures, preparing them for success later on in the future. These people set off more then just being a home for others, they are one big happy family. Right now there are about 70 kids living there. This is there home and they are always welcomed back with open arms. I am so happy I was able to go along, seeing the smiles on everyones face when they saw the balloons was a great feeling because I knew I got to be the person to help bring them happiness and brighten there day. It was a memory they would never forget.

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Photography class is in session

Photography class is in session

It’s the 2nd week back to school and the projects have started!

1st Week: So our first project for the week is the best picture we took over winter break. I’ll admit I didn’t take very many pictures because I was so busy doing family stuff for the holiday’s but I did take lots of family pictures and a couple pictures of some flowers with my new camera that i received for Christmas! While messing with the new camera I was trying to figure out how to change the ISO and different things to make my picture pop! This picture turned out beautiful and all I had to do in photoshop was up the Clarity a little bit.

Orange Roses

2nd Week: This week our goal is to do some other projects coming up like Surreal, Light Painting and Photographer Presentations.

Surreal photography are displays of a designer’s rich imagination of subjects which are turned into real pictures. Most surreal pictures are captivating be it pleasant or not because it is not what we experience in our daily life meaning it isn’t part of real life. Given it is not an event we could not possibly experience, it leaves a huge dimension for viewers to interpret what the photographer was trying to convey through their work. This is what makes surreal photos a challenge for the photographers and in the same time, an awesome adventure for others.

Light Painting or also known as Light Art is very cool. Light Painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources. Light Painting Photography can be traced back to the year 1914 whenFrank Gilberth, along with his wife Lillian Moller Gilberth, used small lights and the open shutter of a camera to track the motion of manufacturing and clerical workers.

Photography Presentations are going on for each student through out the class. The photographer I chose was Dorothea Lange, who is well known for taking the picture known as the Migrant Mother in 1936. I will be posting the presentation in my next post by next week!

I have learned some new things in photoshop so here is a picture to show one of them! This is suppose to make the picture look like the object is going very fast instead of just a shot of a guy on his motorcycle after coming over a jump! This is more fun!

2014 Supercross

2013 A Year to Remember

2013 A Year to Remember

2013…! What can I say!

This year had to be one of the best years!

There were Many things this year that I could write about like the photography internship I took on for a bit, my grades, the new people I got to meet, the wonderful holidays I spent with the people I love the most but, to make it simple here are some things that went on during each month!

January, I turned 16 and received my license, probably the best thing ever!

February, getting to go and be apart of the 2013 King of the Hammers!

March, I spent the week with my dad in Moab, UT and raced my very 1st Dirt Riot Race and my brother got to be my co-driver this year!

April, my family and I were a part of my brothers Short Course Racing!

May, the May-June Issue of CRAWL Magazine came out “A Dynasty at Hand, Campbell’s two seat IFS Car, Built for the kids”. It was so cool seeing pictures of me driving and showing off the car! Definitely an experience to remember!

June-July, I built my Facebook page and very own website to start up Bailey Campbell Media all thanks to Charlene Bower w/ Bower Motorsports Media!

August, my Facebook page and website were released! It was a great accomplishment for me. School started and new classes had begun! I also started practicing in Tucson for the W.E. Rock Competition.

September, was a great month! I had my first W.E. Rock, Rock Crawl in Cortez, CO! I took 3rd in Unlimited and 6th in Pro Mod! I can not thank my uncle Nick enough for being my spotter the whole weekend! He is the BEST! I also went to my 1st D-Backs Game!

October, is of course all about Halloween! One of my favorite holidays and it was great, spending it with my family and boyfriend!

November, two of my pictures were published in FourWheeler Magazine! It is such an honor and its not everyday that a 16 year old gets there pictures published in a magazine! My family also hosted the end of the year party to thank everyone for their help through out the year! and of course it was the best month of the year to be able to stuff your face for Thanksgiving!

December…the best time of the year when everyone is joyful, kind, warm hearted and caring. December is the month that ends the year and this one is ending with a great one behind it! This is the time when I get to look back on everything that has happened! So many great things and so many memories. The year couldn’t have been made without the people who surround me so I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who has ever helped and done things for me, especially my parents!

Now lets all start off the New Year with a bang!! I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday!

 

Photography class is in session

Photography class is in session

For many more weeks now I have learned lots of new things! My photography class has really pushed me to pursue what I love doing and I couldn’t ask for a more entertaining and learning environment. Recently in class we have been asked to do a time lapse video, halloween(for extra credit) and a students choice project.

Time-lapse photography is an interesting technique that records a scene or object that has a slow state-of-change and turns it into a video that plays back in high speed. The easiest way to do it is to have your camera stationed on a stable area like a tripod or anything else that will make it secure. So i chose to take multiple pictures of my friend drawing a picture of some flowers from an angle so i could capture his hand movements and the sketching while he was drawing. I have not yet finished putting the video together yet but i will have it up soon!
Pumpkins

Halloween turned out great this year! It’s always a great time to get the family together and see everyone dressed up in there cute little costumes! For my extra credit I took a picture of some little pumpkins that just got into the spirit a little bit of both fall and halloween because its that time of the year. What i decided to do was focus mainly on the front pumpkin and have the others blurred out. After that I put it into Lightroom and Brightened it up a little bit and then added some clarity to make it sharper.

Grace Students Choice is always my favorite because that is when I get the chance to experiment with photoshop a little bit more. In this photo I learned a little more about how to softened the face and brighten her eyes. I also learned how to sharpen the details through photoshop by creating a new layer and doing what is called a High Pass filter. The High Pass filter sharpens and brings out more detail making the image more elaborate and well….Awesome!!

 

Photography class is in session

Photography class is in session

I have been in school for about 5 weeks now and I have learned so many things in my new Photography class! I had transferred into this class a few days late and I had no idea what I was doing because this teacher was new to me and my last photography teacher had his own way of teaching.

Week 1: was a success! This week I had the opportunity of learning the fundamentals and goals of this class. Some fundamentals were what kind of projects would be happening this year through out the class, field trips being taken and rules of the equipment. Goals that are set to be made in this photography class were learning more about your camera, how to use your camera more in depth, a review of photoshop, hopping into the detailed ways of using photoshop and many more other goals.

Ultra4Week 2: This week the whole class was to find the best picture they had taken over the summer. My best picture was taken at a race in Glenhelen, CA. The process of turning our pictures in is to print it out in class as an 8×10. After the picture is printed out you must make a contact sheet of the other pictures that were taken the same day along with the one you have chosen to print out. Once you have made the contact sheet you pick up an evaluation sheet and fill it out telling your photography teacher what the theme of the picture is, where it was taken, why you chose it, does it have good light on a scale of 1-10, does it have good contrast on a scale of 1-10 and so on. i love the picture I chose!

Week 3: Throughout this week we had to turn in signed papers and a Sunset picture assignment. The sunset picture assignment had to be taken at three different exposures while taking the picture. As soon as the pictures are uploaded and opened in photoshop we had to use what is called an HDR technique. All three pictures taken at different exposures are combined together and give the main picture complete detail. It was really cool learning about that.

Ultra4 Attica, Indiana 2013-10Week 4: This week consisted of a 3 paragraph essay. Writing isn’t really my thing but when it comes to writing about photography I love it! The whole class was to write a 3 paragraph essay on a theme they would like to focus on most throughout this school year. I chose action photography because that is what I enjoy most. I like action photography because the world is made of action, everything is in motion and I think it is really cool to capture those kinds of images.

Week 5: Week 5 was kind of a slow week. My photography teacher was out of town this week for a photoshop class in vegas. My teacher left us with different tutorials that had to do with photoshop and a photo assignment. The photoshop tutorials taught me very many things and my photo assignment was to print out a picture that had to do with our theme. My picture was again another picture from a race but this race was held in Attica, IN.

Many more weeks to come and I cant wait to learn more new and exciting things throughout this year!