Bannack Ghost Town-Creative


This was really fun to be able to capture different creative perspectives in photos. The first is a levitation photo. You take one photo with something or someone in it, and then take another photo without that thing. You are then able to photoshop your person to move them where ever you would like so that it looks like they are floating. The second photo, conceptual, tells a story without even having to use words. The third, of the wood is abstract, the fourth is commercial, showing a product that I am trying to sell with a photo. The fifth is a ghost photo which I captured with a very slow shutter speed. Below each edited big photo is the original.

















































Bannack Ghost Town- Portraits

This was my favorite part of our Bannack Ghost Town excursion- photographing the different models. The first, second, and fourth photos shown are all taken using auxiliary lighting. The third and last are using natural lightning only. The little thumbnails underneath the big edited photos are the originals.









Close up and Personal


This first photo is of feathers compiled together. I love how the yellow feather is sharp while the others stay more blurry next to it. The black gives the color alot more contrast and makes the subjects more interesting.


This second photo is fun because it gives a subject that isnt the middle of the flower like most pictures. This time, the focal point is the stem and bottom of the flower. It gives a different perspective thats fun and different.


The photo we have next is shown with water drops. It is very interesting and I love how the macro lense creates a lot of detail not just in the water drops but also in the stem. The colors in back of the flower and background are not as vibrant so that the subject of the water droplets are able to stand out more.


This last photo is an interesting one to look at because the water drops create a lot of shadows, highlights and reflections of the flower itself. I love the different colors in the flower as well. The amount of water drops also create a lot of fun textures.

Business Identity Project


The logos above are three logos that I made for the same company. I chose the bottom logo to make a letterhead and business card.



Above is my letterhead. I put my main symbol as the E for Exterior to coordinate it with the rest of the my pieces. 


Above I have the front and back side of my business card, which have the logo, information and name so that anyone who has it, knows who the company is and what they do, as well as how to contact them.

1. Description: This was a project where I made a series of three logos for the company, Utah Exterior. This company is a door wrapping company, and after choosing one of my three logos that I made, I created a letterhead and made a business card out of that logo. They each coincide with one another to keep the rhythm in sync.
2. Process (Programs, Tools, Skills, FOCUS principles): I used a few different programs for this project. I used Illustrator, but I also learned how to some of my designs on Indesign. I was able to create and draw my own E for the word Exterior, as well as create shapes and excersize different ideas throughout the process. I was also able to replicate the same look, and logo on all three of my pieces.
3. Message: the message I wanted to portray was that Utah Exterior is fun and unique, but also professional, which I portrayed with my fonts. I then used the color green intentionally to show that this company is eco-friendly and safe for your home. I like the design and way it draws your eyes in. 
4. Audience: This is a company targeting home owners. It is the homeowners who will care and have the authority necessary to buy and apply the door wraps. It is also aimed at those who are in a stage of remodeling, or who want something new done to their home so that it will look better. 
5. Top Thing Learned: Through this project I learned how to create my own original design. I also learned how to create a business card and letterhead. These are important skills that every company needs. 
6. Title Font Name & Category: The E in Exterior was drawn by me, but the rest of the word is font Marker Felt Wide which is Modern. The word Utah is in font Source Code Pro. It is in the category of San Serif.
7. Copy Font Name & Category: Quicksand, which is San Serif
8. Thumbnails of any original, unedited image used in the project: None.
9. Source of each image (website name and hyper link): None.

Portraits and Enhancements

This first picture is an individual side composition with a blurry background. The subject is obviously the one in focus, and has very sharp edges. The background, even being as blurred as it is, still makes a very fun and interesting composition.


This head and shoulders photo is of my roommate Luna. I love how the shadows fade away so well off of her and combine into the background. I added some red to her lips for color.


This individual full body shot is of my boyfriend Cory. He is standing square up to the camera to show off his size and powerful stance. The peace sign given is to match him in with his background a little more.


This candid shot below is really fun of my two roommates. The curtain behind them was black to begin with, but to create a little more of a fun backstage look, I changed the curtain to red. I love their genuine smiles.


This next photo is also of my two roommates, posing this time to get a fun shot. I put this photo in black and white to give it more contrast from the one above. I love how the scarf on Lara matches the white shirt of Luna’s.


These two boys with the pug are in an environmental photo. Kids are always playing with dogs and they love to be outside, especially these two boys. I love how it has the foreground, middle ground, and background, with the subject, cows, and house.


This piece was one I practiced using Dodge and burn with to show more highlights and shadows in the face and hair. I whitened the teeth and I think she looks great! I love the red hair against the black background.


Below I did a match color technique. My first image was too light, but I liked the composition, so I took the color from the picture next to it which is a little darker, and I added that color. The right picture is the composition of the light, with changes in it’s color to make a great final piece. 

Here I have a picture of Cory Gerrard, I took his black coat and changed it to blue. The blue gives a more cold look along with the winter background and fits better in the picture. 



This was a very fun project using the reflectors. The following images are using first, the silver reflector, second the white, and third the gold. The reflectors added a different shade of light than the normal sunshine, and ultimately made the subjects profile change moods.

This first image is using the silver reflector. It added a bit more contrast in the shadows and highlights and created some really fun results. katrinatolman-silver

This next image is using the white reflector. The color bounced and theres a more even coloring in his face without being overbearing with highlights or shadows. katrinatolman-white

This next photo on the bottom is the before and after when using the gold reflector. There are a lot of really fun things happening with the gold. The color is a bit more obvious, and adds a lot of life to the picture.