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Studio Headshot

Displaying my photography skill of a studio headshot.

Studio headshots are the first impression any employer or client will notice about you. Finding the right lighting for everyone is not an easy task, especially when you don’t have a professional studio. I wanted to be able to display my skill of a studio headshot, but how could I do it without a studio? Simple: Black sheet backdrop. For this photoshoot, I hung up a black sheet on my wall and placed my subjects in front of it. You would’ve never guessed these gorgeous photos are taken in a drab apartment. I specifically chose this project because I don’t have very many studio headshot examples in my portfolio, so this project allowed me to expand that section of my portfolio.

 

studio headshot

For this photo, I had two lights on my subject: one primary light and one hair light. I wanted this photo to have intense highlights and shadows so I did some dodge and burn. My original photo had a shutter speed of 1/60, with an aperture of f/10 and ISO 800.

 

studio headshot

This photo, I moved the primary light to the model’s side to create a split lighting. I kept the hair light on her as well. My shutter speed was at 1/60, with an aperture of f/10 and ISO 800.

 

studio headshot

For this last photo, I used a similar lighting as the previous photo, but with the primary light slightly more in front. This helped to get that sliver of light on the other eye and cheek. My shutter speed was at 1/60, with an aperture of f/13 and ISO 800.

 

I’m so grateful that I had a chance to photograph these models and capture a studio headshot for them. I look forward to highlighting my headshot work in my lookbook.

 

Here is my plan for the lookbook for my personal style project:

Personal Style Project Personal Style Project

Beautiful Engagement Shoot

Photographing a beautiful engagement shoot for a personal style project.

Capturing these beautiful engagement shoots has turned into an art. Engagement shoots have become very important to the bride and groom to send announcements for their wedding. Though I have not yet dabbled in wedding photography, engagement shoots have been something I love to capture. Since I am working on a personal style project to promote my portrait photography, I figured capturing a new engagement shoot would be perfect to include in my lookbook. I scheduled an engagement shoot with this cute couple and we took to Taylor Mountain near Idaho Falls.

 

beautiful engagement shoot

For this photoshoot, we found a nice pullout in Taylor Mountain where the trees split perfectly to reveal a part of the mountain in the background. To capture this shot, I asked the couple to do a dip and look at each other. I had a 50mm lens on with a shutter speed of 1/400, an aperture of f/1.8 and ISO 100.

 

beautiful engagement shoot

This was in the same location as the prior image, but this time, I wanted to capture a close up of the couple kissing. I moved in closer with my 50mm lens with a shutter speed of 1/1000, an aperture of f/1.8 and ISO 100.

 

beautiful engagement shoot

This final image was also taken in the same location. I had the couple start from further away and slowly walk towards me. I would give directions as they walked such as “Look at me,” and “Look at each other.” I moved with the couple slightly with my 50mm lens and shutter speed at 1/640, with an aperture of f/1.8 and ISO 100.

 

I’m so proud of how this shoot came out and how gorgeous the location and lighting was. I’m excited to include this beautiful engagement shoot in my personal style lookbook.

 

Here is my plan for the lookbook for my personal style project:

Personal Style Project Personal Style Project

Cabin Interior Architecture

Capturing beautiful cabin interior architecture at Riverfront Retreat.

Cabin interior architecture can differ much between cabins and locations. It is a delicate art to match the interior with the cozy exterior. These photos were taken at Riverfront Retreat in Island Park.

 

cabin interior architecture

This shot was taken on a tripod very low to the ground. I had a wide angle lens on to capture as much of the room as possible. My shutter speed was at 3.2 seconds, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.

 

cabin interior architecture

For this photo, I wanted to capture the dining table and the kitchen combined. I think this shot also let in a lot of natrual light that highlighted the wood well. My shutter speed was at 5 seconds, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.

 

cabin interior architecture

This photo was taken upstairs in a loft area. I wanted to capture the chandelier with the living room beneath it. My shutter speed was at 0.8 seconds, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.

 

cabin interior architecture

For this photo, I wanted to capture the dining and kitchen area, along with the long hallway to show how massive the area was. I had a wide angle lens to help me be able to capture it all. My shutter speed was at 4 seconds, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.

 

cabin interior architecture

This photo was taken in one of the bedrooms. I bracketed the images together to beĀ  My shutter speed was at 5 seconds, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.

Cabin Retreat Architecture

Photographing cabin retreat architecture in Island Park.

Cabin retreat architecture has grown through the years. From tiny homes to beautiful cabins, architecture can make or break the overall design of a cabin.

 

cabin retreat architecture

For this photo, I had my camera on a tripod and a wide angle lens. I bracketed three images together to capture the dramatic clouds and the highlights in the cabin. The original shutter speed was at 4 seconds, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.

 

cabin retreat architecture

This photo was taken during the same time as the first one, using the tripod and wide angle lens again. I wanted to get a strain on shot of the cabin. My original shutter speed of the bracketed images was at 3.2 seconds, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.

 

cabin retreat architecture

Similar to the first two photos, this photo was taken a bit later in the day than the other two. Because of this, I had to have a longer exposure. My shutter speed was at 10 seconds, with an aperture of f.22 and ISO 100.

 

cabin retreat architecture

This photo was taken the next day a bit earlier to get a different lighting. It is the same setup as another photo, just with different lighting. My shutter speed was at 1/5, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.

 

cabin retreat architecture

This last photo was taken during the same time as the first photo. I wanted to get more of a closer side view than the first shot. My shutter speed was at 4 seconds, with an aperture of f/22 and ISO 100.

With photos like this, cabin retreat architecture will continue to be an art!

Elegant Fashion Accessories Photography

Capturing elegant fashion accessories photography at The Venue Studios.

Accessories can make or break a fashion shoot. Here are some highlights of elegant fashion accessories photography.

 

elegant fashion accessories photography

For this photo, a white tutu was spread out on the wooden floor and ballet shoes placed on top. This was to highlight the ballerina model that I had taken pictures of. My shutter speed was 1/80, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 800.

 

elegant fashion accessories photography

I decided to make this photo look like an advertisement for Kay Jewlers. In post production, I put a slight white gradient to help the logo stand out a bit more. For this photo, my shutter speed was 1/200, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 200.

 

elegant fashion accessories photography

I wanted to highlight to bridal bouquet for this photo. I still wanted to keep that touch of the personable bride holding the bouquet. My shutter speed was at 1/200, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 200.

 

elegant fashion accessories photography

For this photo, I decided to highlight the ring and tie on the groom. There are a lot of details in a wedding to capture, so I wanted this to be a staple for the groom. My shutter speed was at 1/200, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 200.

 

elegant fashion accessories photography

I wanted to highlight the details in the beautiful rings on her fingers. I had some RGB lights on her to create unique colors. My shutter speed was at 1/160, with an aperture of f/2.2 and ISO 800.

 

elegant fashion accessories photography

This photo, I wanted to highlight the chain and the shadows in the muscles of this model. I used the bright sunlight to create intense side lighting to form these shadows. My shutter speed was at 1/60, with an aperture of f/20 and ISO 100.

 

elegant fashion accessories photography

This photo was highlighting the weights for the fitness models. I had my shutter speed at 1/2000, with an aperture of f/1.8 and ISO 400.

 

elegant fashion accessories photography

This photo was taken outside of The Venue Studio in Rigby of different storefront signs. My shutter speed was 1/200, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 100.

 

elegant fashion accessories photography

This photo highlights on of the chandeliers inside The Venue Studio. My shutter speed was 1/200, with an aperture of f/3.5 and ISO 800.

Beautiful Couples Fashion Photography

Capturing beautiful couples fashion photography at The Venue Studios.

Fashion photography is typically thought of as an individual. Although, you can still capture beautiful couples fashion photography just as well.

 

beautiful couples fashion photography

For this photo of the bride and groom, I had two large continuous lights on them, with some additional lighting coming from the windows. I had them pose in a dipping kiss while the bride held the bouquet down. My shutter speed was at 1/200, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 200.

 

 

beautiful couples fashion photography

This shot had the same exact lighting setup. This time, I told the couple to dance together. My shutter speed was at 1/200, with an aperture of 2.8 and ISO 200.

 

 

beautiful couples fashion photography

This last couple were fitness models. They posed in this flexible hug pose. We were in the shade on a sunny day for this photo. My shutter speed was at 1/80, with an aperture of f/13 and ISO 800.

 

Stunning Men’s Fashion Photography

Capturing stunning men’s fashion photography at The Venue Studios.

Photographing men’s portraits is very different than women’s. These photos become less of getting the right makeup look and more about finding the right angles and lighting to create the look of stunning men’s fashion photography..

 

stunning men's fashion photography

This photo was taken from the bride and groom duo. There was light coming from a large continuous light, with some additional lighting coming in through the window. I took a few individual photos of the groom fixing his tie. My shutter speed was at 1/200, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 200.

 

stunning men's fashion photography

The lighting setup was the same for this photo. My shutter speed was at 1/200, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 200.

 

stunning men's fashion photography

In this photo, I had my fitness model put a chain around his neck and face me so that the sun gave him an intense side lighting that created harsh shadows to define his muscles. My shutter speed was 1/60, with an aperture of f/14 and ISO 100.

 

stunning men's fashion photography

This photo was taken of the model sitting on a chair holding his guitar. There were three speedlights on him. One acted as the primary light, another as a side light, and the last as a hairlight. My shutter speed was at 1/200, with an aperture of f/5 and ISO 100.

 

stunning men's fashion photography

For this photo, I wanted to get a bit more creative with the lights. I kept the side light, but removed the hair and primary light and created backlighting with them. One faced the wall, the other faced the back of the models next to create a slight halo effect. My shutter speed was 1/200, with an aperture of f/5 and ISO 100.

 

Incredible Women’s Fashion Photography

Capturing incredible women’s fashion photography at The Venue Studios.

Fashion photography for women is a statement. Anything from clothing to accessories to even hair and makeup form the overall vibe to capture through incredible women’s fashion photography.

 

incredible women's fashion photography

Model: Kaitlynne Mae Orr

Makeup Artist: Kellie Stolworthy

Hairstylist: Paulina Hall

For this photo, I had my model sitting on a couch with RGB lights surrounding her. One side of the lights gave off a pink color, while the other side gave off a purple color. A small LED continuos lightbox was shining on her face to break up the color. My shutter speed was at 1/100, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 800.

 

incredible women's fashion photography

This next photo was very similar to the previous photo. The light tints were changed slightly to be more pink and orange. My shutter speed was at 1/160, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 800.

 

incredible women's fashion photography

Model: Hannah Shippen

Makeup Artist: Kellie Stolworthy

Hairstylist: Paulina Hall

For this photo, I had my model standing in front of a continuous lightbox with a diffuser in front. This created this solid white background. I then had two speedlights; one to the side, the other in front of her, to illuminate her face. My shutter speed was at 1/200, with an aperture of f/8.0 and ISO 100.

 

incredible women's fashion photography

Model: Taylor Robinson

Makeup Artist: Kellie Stolworthy

Hairstylist: Paulina Hall

This photo has the same setup as the previous image. I changed the lighting a bit and turned off the front light. I wanted to get a bit of a silhouette with a highlight on her face and cheekbones. My shutter speed was 1/200, with an aperture of f/8.0 and ISO 100.

 

incredible women's fashion photography

This photo was taken outside of The Venue Studio in Rigby, Idaho. I had on a 24mm lens and used the natural lighting of the sun. My shutter speed was at 1/2000, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 1600.

 

incredible women's fashion photography

The lighting situation was the same as the previous image for this photo. I used the natural light of the sun and had the model lay on the ground. My shutter speed was 1/30, with an aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 100.

 

incredible women's fashion photography

Model: Jayleih Dodge

For this photo, I wanted to capture this ballerina in action. I had her go into this pose multiple times until we got it just right. I had one Godox light to highlight the model, with some natural light coming in the windows. My shutter speed was 1/200, with an aperture of f/13 and ISO 100.

 

incredible women's fashion photography

This photo had the same lighting setup as the previous image. I wanted to get more action in her skirt, so I had her toss it up while flipping her hair back. My shutter speed was 1/200, with an aperture of f/13 and ISO 100.

Food and Product Photography

Capturing the art of food and product photography.

Food and product photography is one of the main elements for a company’s first impression on its audience.

 

Indoor Food and Product Photography

food and product photography

For this photo, I had the bottle and glass sitting on top of frosted plexiglass with a light underneath. Another LED lightbox was held to the side of the product.

 

food and product photography

This photo was taken of the perfume bottle on a piece of sequin fabric. A fill flash was placed to the right side of the product to add a glistening effect.

 

food and product photography

For the photo of the yogurt, the yogurt is actually glue to keep the yogurt from melting under the intense lighting. A continuous light was placed above and to the side for this setup.

 

food and product photography

This Fanta bottle was sitting on frosted plexiglass with a light underneath. Two RGB light sticks were used in this. One was blue and facing the white backdrop, while a red RGB light swung quickly across the frame during a slow shutter speed.

 

Outdoor Food and Product Photography

food and product photography

This photo of the Coca Cola can was taken near Grand Teton National Park. I balanced the soda can on a rock in the river and bracketed three separate images to get this final look.

 

food and product photography

Lastly, this image was fairly intricate to set up. I had two people helping me: one person held the knife and dumped water while the other person threw lemon halves at the knife to make it look like it was just cut.

Knife Conceptual Ad

The Sharper Image knife conceptual ad.

Conceptual ads are a creative way to display photography in a unique way. My take on a knife conceptual ad was to photograph a knife slicing through a lemon. To make it look like the knife had cleanly sliced the lemon, I had two people help me create this shot. One person held the knife and dumped a cup of water onto the cutting board. The other person threw two halves of a lemon together at the knife. Here’s the setup:

knife conceptual ad

With that setup, I was able to capture the split second of this shot:

knife conceptual ad

With this shot, I brought it into photoshop and edited some water droplets from another photo I snapped during this shoot since this one didn’t have much. I then added text and the logo. The text looked a little harsh, so I created a soft gradient in the corner to help it blend better.

And with that, I was able to design the final creative ad!

knife conceptual ad

This is Juleen Mathias

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Juleen Mathias is studying Visual Communication at Brigham Young University - Idaho. She is a photographer and graphic designer who values creativity.

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