Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Personal Project - be a photographer for a day!

For a long time I have wanted to do a personal project where I'd give my old camera and lenses to someone who is not a photographer for a day and they could take photos of whatever they want. So this past week I let my brothers, parents, and girlfriend have my camera for a day. I was interested to see what they would take photos of and if they would reflect who they are. They took the photos and I did some editing in lightroom...I picked what I though were my 2 favorites.

So here they are, oldest to youngest. Please let me know what you guys think!!
(to see the images bigger click on it)

This is my Dad, David Allen Lee.
I was really excited to see what my dad would take photos of and I like how they turned out. It was really hard to pick the 2 best. I love the basketball one b/c he choose a very interesting angle, stopped action, and caught really good emotion! And the photo of the burnt newspaper is sweet, I'd never had noticed that but my dad did and got a great photo of it.

This is my Mom, Shelley Rea Lee.
I liked how the portrait turned out of my mom and I like even more how the portrait and my mom's photos look the same photographer took them. I think my mom's photos are beautiful, they have a very natural look.

This is my beautiful girlfriend, Jamie Rogers Hoke : )
Jamie had less than half a day with my camera but her photos were still really good! She took them at the Bowling Green city park. Jamie has a very artistic eye, I love how the photo of the flowers looks like a painting! And the photo of the bird is the complete opposite but is still very good....I'd like to see more photos from her!

This is my 19 yr old brother, Mitchell Raymond Lee.
I love how Mitch's portrait turned out....I shot all of my portraits at f/1.4 or f/1.8. I wanted to focus on there eyes so the photo would be all about them.
Mitchell took around 150 photos and 70% of them were of our cat Ed or our dog Zooey and they were all pretty good! Our cat Ed is very photogenic and we have 100s of photos of him but this one is different from them all. It was taken under our back porch and love calm and relaxed he looks. The sunset photo was taken next to our house and I really like the bright orange!

This is my 18 yr old brother Westley Sheldon Lee.
This is my favorite of all the portrait I took for this project. I like there is a blueish theme to was taken in Wes' sweet 1993 Mercury Topaz! lol
Westley's photos are awesome, he used the macro lens for both of these and focused on small details. The 1st one is a photo of a plant on our front porch and it's cool how he focused on the water drop. The second photo is a slinky, I love the abstract way he shot it. I was very impressed with all of his work!

This is my 16 yr old brother, Dexter David Lee.
Dexter loves the outdoors and all of his photos really showed it. The 1st photos is some bottles from our kitchen placed in front of a beautiful Ohio sunset! The placement/composition of the bottles is great, I think this photo is very great! And I love the 2nd image b/c only Dexter could get this image, it was 50 ft up in a tree!! He builds tree houses out in our woods and he is a very good climber! And you can see how flat Ohio is!!!

Overall I was very impressed with all of there work and I like how the project turned out! I want to do it again with some more people!!

1 comment:

Monika Michelle said...

Love the idea. Love the images!