Creative

Ghost trend

Programs: Adobe Camera Raw, Bridge, Photoshop

 

Shot in the fall of 2020 just before Halloween, this viral trend from TikTok required participants to throw on a white bed sheet and sunglasses and explore the world. Once I saw this trend completely take over my Instagram and TikTok feed, I grabbed my camera and headed to my local forest to partake myself and get into the Halloween spirit. The most interesting and challenging part of this shoot was adding emotion into the poses of an emotionless, clothed figure. I utilized the slight head tilt I often saw in animation to show how curious this little ghost was exploring the forest, while making sure to show the seasonal joy it feels with shots of it playing in the leaves and hugging the trees.

End of summer shoot

Programs: Adobe Camera Raw, Bridge, Photoshop

 

Nature during the fall is gorgeous, so I frequently go on walks with my camera during the season to capture the beauty of the leaves changing colour. On one of these walks, I found a gap in the canopy of leaves that formed half of a heart. A little later on, I found a path that almost perfectly separated the trees with green and yellow leaves to look like this path would lead you into a fall wonderland. I immediately captured them and ran home to touch them up and add them to my collection. These photos are one of my favourites; the colours, the framing, and the memories associated to that fall all combine perfectly to make these pictures hard to get rid of.

PSA Campaign

Programs: Adobe Camera Raw, Bridge, Photoshop

 

With the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns impacting my final two semesters of my program, I chose to do my PSA assignment on it with a slightly different focus. “Every hero needs a mask” targets the youth by framing the mask-wearing as a heroic action akin to the mask a superhero dawns before doing good, both making them feel like a hero suiting up to fight evil and creating an association between mask-wearing and being a hero. This would allow younger people who might not be as comfortable wearing a mask to feel empowered, would make them look up to others that are battling this pandemic (the rest of the public as well as the real life superheroes; the first responders), and could potentially convince the people in their lives who aren’t following the rule.

pet photos

Programs: Adobe Camera Raw, Bridge, Photoshop

 

Working in a pet store has a lot of benefits, with one of them NOT being how attached you get to the animals you work with. As a result, my house is filled with colourful characters from all over the animal kingdom with habitats that are spacious and designed similar to what they would have in the wild. This keeps them happy and gives the perfect background environment to take photos of them! In an effort to improve my photography skills with less co-operative subjects (and to have a good reason to show them off in portfolios like this), I began taking pictures of them all with minimal interference in their position and poses which helped improve how I framed my photos. The biggest struggle I had was adjusting to the different lighting conditions in each of their habitats, as well as being patient enough to frame and capture them in an interesting position.