Here is my first ever photobook I’ve made. It comprised of my best works with photography. I am still learning and wanting to improve my abilities in taking photos but while creating the book it was a nice going through my past work over my spring course at BYU Idaho.

What I found challenging was designing my book and picking out my good photos. I didn’t have many great ones this spring so I had to figure out a way in designing my photo book where I can share my best pictures without looking like I didn’t take many. But it was a great feeling putting this book together and gives me more motivation in improving in my photography skills.

Fine Art Print

Here is the before and after of my Fine Art Print submission. For my photo I was feeling of having a teal and orange type of color scheme for it. I also had to fix the rotation of the image through photoshop. Since the photo was capture real quick since the car was driving away.




Contest Entry

The first contest that I entered into was Idaho Falls Magazine photography contest in the “open” category where you get to upload any photo since the other categories hat to be specific but I uploaded 3 photos for the contest. Below were the photos I entered starting with the orange truck.

The Second Contest I entered into was through Viewbug I was only allowed to upload one image per contest on their site so I submitted to 2 contest through Viewbug. One was the “Favorite Travel Memory Photo Contest” which I used my landscape photo below of Bannack Montana. The second contest through Viewbug I did was  their “Portrait Galore Photo Contest”. The portrait that I used is the first picture down below.


Top 5 Images

While taking the digital imaging course during my 2019 Spring semester I have taken many photos for this class. But throughout the course I feel like these are my top 5 favorite photos I capture because of the color, depth, and style that I found I like doing while learning photography.




Last week was my very first time doing macro photography and it was a challenge. My hands are already shaky to begin with and trying to move back and forth trying to perfect the focus was very difficult but after many attempts these were my best ones during the session. The camera I was using for the shoot was my canon 80d with a 24-150mm L series lens. With a macro lens filter. The lens filter helped me get stuff in focus being closer to the subject. Just wish I brought a tripod. Would of made my life a bit more easier.


f/11, ISO 800, shutter 1/125


F/11, ISO 800, shutter 1/500

F/13, ISO 800, shutter 1/125

F/11, ISO 100,  shutter 1/80

F/10, ISO 800, shutter 1/125

Bannack – Portraits

Here are my potrait shots from the Bannack trip! What a great experience especially the models where so much fun and easy to work with in posing them and getting the shots!

Auxiliary Lighting:

This first photo was taken with an external flash. I had someone hold the flash out of frame on the right so when I took the picture his face isn’t in the shadows. Also it gives me an opportunity to be able to get some of the gloomy sky in the background.


This next photo was taken with a speed light. The room was very dark and it was a struggle trying to get the flash speed not to fast with the light especially there were other photographers around me and it kept on triggering the other flashes. But I do enjoy the harsh shadows that brings the picture to life.



For this photo I wasn’t really sure what light I used but it was a steady light with a softbox on it. The power was really low but it gave a cool effect on his glasses. But I just ended up creating a bracket on this photo. Really enjoy the look the model is portraying.


This photo was accomplished by using a reflector. The reflector was white and this photo was taken when the clouds cleared up so the lighting was getting a bit stronger. But with the reflector on the bottom right of the model really helped getting an even lighting.


For this shot we were having trouble with the flash with many attempts so I just ended up using my camera’s internal bracketing. There wasn’t that much color editing that was used in this photo. Most of the colors was straight from the camera internal program doing it automatically.







– exposing for the sky without flash

– exposing for the subject without flash

– practice shot with flash on

– Final shot with balance exposure with flash