Discovery Lake Park

I took advantage of the warm colored natural lighting right before sunset. The sun covered the little neighborhood in bright light beams and allowed for some pretty magical lighting. We had a chance to play with LED lights and diffusers to experiment with manipulating the light. Above are a couple of portraits I was able to capture with natural lighting and LED lighting. I wasn’t sure how I would like to effect of artificial lighting during the daytime but I realized how it could be a useful tool to compose photos. Overall I’m happy with the portraits I was able to capture and the lighting that was accomplished.

The park definitely showed signs of the season with a mix of old foliage and new blooming plants around the pathway. All of the textures and different colors were also something that drew my eye. Since my primary lens had a bit of a malfunction the week prior, I had to use another lens that I wasn’t so familiar with. Even with this minor setback I feel like I was still able to use in camera aperture and ISO adjustments to capture the certain effects I wanted.

 

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Walnut Grove Park

Photos taken from  a park near the university, at East Olive St. and Sycamore Dr.

The rainy weather from a few days ago cleared the spring pollen and dust from the air. The hills surrounding the park were glowing from the afternoon sun and altogether made a perfect setting to capture photos.

What immediately caught my eye was the large grass field you drive past when you first arrive at the park. As I started photographing my eyes became attracted to the little buildings and greenery that surrounded the field. My five best photos from this shoot include composition techniques such as spot coloring, harmonious colors, leading lines, and patterns. Having a second round of capturing photos with composition techniques in mind helped to train my eye in noticing different subjects in different perspectives. Overall I am pleased with what I was able to capture, I feel it offers a peak into the setting of the story; the vibrant colors show the coming of the season and the time of day that add to the mood of the photos.