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1: TABLE OF CONTENTS chapter 1: black & white - 2 chapter 2: nature - 10 chapter 3: food - 17 chapter 4: objects - 24 blogspot: portrait photography - 37 artist statement: 39
3: chapter 1 black & white | feature photo | jacob rollins "path" photograph 3073 x 2041 pixels | "there are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." - ansel adams
6: "beautiful breakfast"
7: "dark dessert"
9: jacob rollins "one in many" photograph 3073 x 2041 pixels | "if your pictures arent' good enough, you're not close enough." - robert capa
10: chapter 2 nature
11: "evolution" | feature photo
14: jacob rollins "crisp" photograph 3073 x 2041 pixels | "you don't take a photograph, you make it." - ansel adams
16: "into the unknown"
17: chapter 3 food | >
18: "sweet temptation"
19: "sweet heaven"
20: "fall in line"
21: "mouth watering"
23: jacob rollins "fashionably delicious" photograph 3073 x 2041 pixels | "a photograph is like a recipe - a memory, the finished dish" - carrie latet
24: chapter 4 objects | feature photo | jacob rollins "metallic reflection" photograph 3073 x 2041 pixels | "the first 10,000 photographs are your worst." - edward steichen
26: locked in
27: bronze pride
28: jacob rollins "rustic pop" photograph 3073 x 2041 pixels | feature photo | "in my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it." - emile zola
31: jacob rollins "fallen words" photograph 3073 x 2041 pixels | "don't shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like." - david alan harvey
33: jacob rollins "knowing" photograph 3073 x 2041 pixels | "the camera's job is to get out of the way of making photographs." - ken rockwell
35: feature photo jacob rollins "pure" photograph 3073 x 2041 pixels | "of course it's all luck" -henri bresson
36: jacob rollins photography student flickr : JacobR3DP blogspot : JacobR3 email : firstname.lastname@example.org equipment: nikon dslr | " if i knew how to take a good photography, i'd do it every time" - robert doisneau
37: blogspot : | portrait photography techniques: Fast shutter speed (1/100 - 1/1200); low aperture (f/5.6): lowering the aperture blurs the background. Blurring the background has the effect of making your subject pop out of the background. eye contact: eye contact or the direction of the eyes of the subject plays a significant role in portrait photography. a different eye direction can bring great impact on the portrait. instead of the subject look straight into the camera lens, they can look at another subject within the frame, or outside the frame as if the subject's attention is towards something that is out of the focus of the camera lens. lighting: lighting is one of the most important factors in capturing a great portrait shot. natural daylight gives great results for portrait photography. when shooting portraits outdoors you should choose an overcast day. this will lessen the harsh shadows in an image and will also prevent the subject from squinting. if the sun is very bright find a location in the shade. Soft lighting works best for portrait photography. position: placement of the subject is very important. they should sit at an angle to the camera so that their shoulders are at 45 degrees to the lens. tools: props: props can enhance a photo depending on the subject. sometimes the most common things will enhance who the subject is, and will make for a better portrait. tripod and a cable release: a tripod is important for one main reason - keeping your images sharp. every time you put your hand on the shutter you risk movement - a cable release will allow you to take sharp images without touching the camera. (A fast shutter speed can take the place of a tripod in some instances).
38: trials + tribulations: lighting: with such harsh light outside, and such dark shadows, it became difficult to strike a balance of proper exposure. however, by focusing on the shutter speed and utilizing manual focus, I was able to correct this problem in most instances. distractions: the setting, obviously, was not a studio. as such, I was aware of the fact that moving cars, people, and objects would interrupt my shots. though never a huge issue, cropping and photoshop enhanced the photos. moving models: it was difficult to get good eye contact and emotion when the models were looking into different cameras and were generally unaware of where to look. that being said, by moving my feet i was able to get a number of good shots. | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ blogspot continued ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
39: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ artist statement ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ | in a hectic and fast paced world, capturing the stillness of a moment provides a much needed perspective on my surroundings. when i capture a moment, that moment is solidified in time. that moment, its surroundings, and memories are unbroken, leaving behind a true treasure. my process is evolving. at any scene, i search wildly for a subject; anything that strikes a chord, anything i would like to remember. from every angle, with every exposure, i capture the subject as many times as possible. only then do i file through and pick the best representation. every photo in this book has a number of near-clones that i took in an attempt to replicate what my eyes saw. i prefer fast shutter speeds and low exposure. higher contrast photos create unparalleled clarity, a key goal in my photography. the reason i take photos is to capture a moment, and share it. the reason i chose to create a book, is so that people could flip through each photo, and really take in the detail of each one. i find that in a web-page, one can zoom past each photo at a glance and not take part in the journey the photographer intended for them to see. in this book, pictures begin as black and white, and move into nature. both are serene and still in their own way. next the readers are taken to food, and are followed into close ups of different objects. the journey ends with my favorite photo. the best photos are often featured on their own spread, forcing the reader to take notice. for the photos used in this book, i used only a nikon d5000 dslr, and a touch of photoshop. the latter was only used to enhance the subject of each photo, not to create a new photo entirely, because as i said before, my goal is to capture a moment at its best. unfortunately, the camera does not always agree with what my eyes see, and as such, photoshop becomes necessary. the process is completely digital.