This week has the wonderful holiday Thanksgiving, so of course we had to have a Thanksgiving themed photo. I decdided to go into illustrator and create a Thanksgiving themed object. I made a pilgrim. Following a tutorial, I could have also made a bowl, and a turkey leg. I didn’t have enough time to do all of that because I have not very well acquainted with illustator. This week was also only a three day week, with Wednesday being a early out. I didn’t do to bad following the tutorial. Although, I did do a lot of short cuts to make the tutorial easier for me. *Laughs all evil like* Looking at the pilgrim now, I feel like his legs are kind of messed up, but it’s ok. I’m still pretty proud of my awesome creation. I’m going to name him Pat. Pat the Pilgrim.




ISO 100

Lens Length 68.00mm

Aperture f/5.6

Shutter Speed 1/1000

Last minute photos at its finest. This is definitely not that creative. This photo is underexposed a little bit. I think this Hershey’s chocolate is a pretty good treat. I don’t like chocolate all that much but every once in a while its not to bad. The brown on the wrapper also looks pretty black. Now that I think about it, I should have taken some of the chocolate out of the wrapper. To late I guess.

Rule of thirds


ISO 100

Lens Length 30mm

Shutter Speed 1/320

Aperture f/4.5

The lines of this photo lead down the track. The horizon is at the top line of the rules of thirds. It didn’t take me to long to find a picture with leading lines. I like the angle of this photo because it shows the view of what the runner would see.

Shutter Speed Ball Project


ISO 400

Focal Length 50mm

Aperture f/5.6

Shutter Speed 1/1600


ISO 100

Focal Length 50mm

Aperture f/10

Shutter speed 1/60

For this project, we had someone throw the ball back and forth and we were suppose to put the cameras shutter speed in two different speeds. One fast, and one slow. The fast one was a lot easier to get a picture of compared to the slow shutter speed. If we got the picture just right during the slow shutter speed, the ball would be clear and the background blurry. Very few of us were successful. With the fast ball photo, we had the ISO at a higher level to have to correct exposure since the shutter was set so fast. I thought about photoshopping a clear photo of the basketball over top the blurry one, but figured that would be cheating. So I left it.

Black and white


ISO 100

Aperture f/2.8

Shutter Speed 1/15

Lens Length 50mm

I like the dark lines around the cats eyes to make it look more dramatic. The patterns of stripes make the photo look more detailed almost. I like to use a low aperture also because it focuses on less, so I liked the fact that it focused around the cats eyes.



Lens Length – 37.1 mm (in 35mm: 209mm) (Nikon)

Shutter Speed – 1/250

Aperture – f/5.6

ISO – 125

I made this picture a little darker to make the rain drop look more dramatic. Also, I decided to leave it darker, so it kind of matched the rain drops, like it just stormed or was about to. I took at some lake over the summer, and thought this would be a good nature picture because it has plants and rain in it. I didn’t get to chose my aperture or shutter speed, because my camera at home doesn’t have manual mode. It’s not really a DSLR.



ISO 100

Aperture f/5.4

Shutter Speed 1/160

Lens Length 55.0 mm

For fAll, I found one last leaf on a tree. I feel like fall has gone so fast. I went to take pictures of Jena’s tree, and all the leaves were gone already. I was lucky to get to this leaf before it was gone to. I used a longer lens because I thought it might be able to get a closer up picture than a 50mm lens. The aperture doesn’t go as low on a longer lens also, so the whole leaf is in focus instead of just like half of it. I made the red/orange of the leaf brighter to enphasize the fall colors.