Effects of Too Much Studying. Richard Gilmore is fatigued from studying so decides to take a quick power nap in Coe Library.
I was walking through Coe Library for an evening study session when I came across this gentlemen sleeping on his desk with all of his supplies sprawled out around him. The photo was easy to get because the subject was stationary. I believe framing and viewpoint were used in this photo. The man is framed somewhat in this picture by the desk and the view point from which I was taking it gives this photo a unique feel, looking down on the sleeping man.
Warm-Up Climb. Water Polo players, Willy Ratz (right) and Christian Douglas (left), go hiking/rock-climbing near Laramie before a pick-up match with Colorado State.
I was out hiking near Laramie and saw a small group of people hiking on the rocks as well so I snapped a few photos. The photos were somewhat tough to take because of the terrain being icy, and my subjects kept moving around. This was my favorite shot because it frames the two subjects in the photo nicely and it shows their facial expressions when climbing , very focused and always looking down at their feet. I think this photo utilizes depth with the rocks and the subjects in comparisons to the rocks.
Battle for Top-Tier Seeding for The Mountain West Tourney. Looking down the isle and onto the court of the women’s Wyoming vs San Diego State game. The battle for second place in the Mountain West.
I attended the Wyoming vs San Diego State women’s basketball game at the AA. As I was walking down to my seat, I decided to take a picture of the isle leading down to the court. The atmosphere when I arrived at the dome was quite mellow. When the game got under way the crowd got into it and it made for a fun setting. I really wanted to get a shot of the Cowgirls warming up before the game because it shows a shot of the game that the T.V does not cover and that many fans will not see if they do not get to the game early. I believe that the railing leads one’s eye down onto the court where the players are warming up, therefore using the technique of leading lines.
Getting Everything Squared Away. Kyle Parker (left) and Billy Davis (right) talk over their group project whose due date is quickly approaching.
During a break in my Images of Wyoming and the West class, two of my classmates starting to talk over their group project. I though this was a great photo because it shows one guy (Billy) talking to another guy (Kyle) who is writing down important information regarding a group project. This photo was not that difficult to get because it was right in front of me and in a spur of the moment situation. This photo in my opinion utilizes the technique of background because the background is a pale color with few, if an, distracting items and the subjects are wearing colors that really make them stand out in the photo.
Geology Library, A Hidden Gem. Brett Casanove, studies at a desk in the basement of the geology library.
This photo I took while studying at the geology library. This shot was another photo where I just saw an opportunity for a good photo and snapped one. This photo illustrates the idea of pattern and texture with the railing appearing to be just under the man’s nose. This photo was unlike any other and my favorite. It was really interesting that I only caught his upper face and the railing I think that adds an interesting element.
This project really help me understand what goes into finding and taking a good photo. You must capture emotion, this is what makes a picture strong. I wish I would have taken more angles of the photos, but that is hard because your subjects are always moving around and by the time you relocate your photo may be gone. I was surprised on how many photos I took, and how many photos were worthy of selection for the assignment. Capturing people really is great for a photo because people add so much to a photo. Whether that be emotion, action or intrigue, people can add a lot of elements to your shot.