Friday, December 21, 2007

Here it is...

I did this project for a friend. These are her parents. She wanted a picture of her dad on a tractor so I did that as part of an assignment for Bill. Then she gave me a picture of her mother (who is deceased) and wanted me to put her in the picture like she was looking down from heaven. I scanned in the picure she gave me and using the elliptical marquee tool I cut her out and put her on the tractor picture. I used the brush tool and the clone tool to blend her into the clouds. Even though some of my classmates laughed and thought this was cheesy, my friend and her family are very pleased with this.

All the Tiffanys

Here's my long term assignment. Tiffany was great and we did about four sessions just to get these three pictures. I learned that things work out much better when I have a plan. I was having trouble posing Tiffany and with some tips from Kevin I drew out some poses before we did our final session. I had the lights ready when she got there and with the poses, we were done in about 15 minutes. I definitely learned my lesson.


Here's my mom. I used her for the my choice portrait for Kevin. I used my Canon EOS Rebel XT and Canon 550 flash with soft box as well as one Alien Bee with softbox.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Crack of Dawn

I shot this when I was out looking for people at the crack of dawn for an assignment for Bill this summer. I eventually did find some people, but this was definitely the better shot. Canon Rebel XT and no flash. I leaned on my car since I didn't have a tripod.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hurrell(?) Practice

Just some practice before I do my Hurrell photo shoot. I hope I get better results from my model. Shot with my Canon Rebel XT and 550 flash with cord.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Jackie Composite

This assignment was really fun. First I shot the two locations. Then I shot Jackie in a white studio on a stool. I 'cut her out' then put her on the two locations. After some refinements on her edges it looked like this. This was a cool assignment.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Iris and her children.

These are two shots I am thinking about using for my portrait portfolio. Iris' children, Cody and Chelsea, are just too cute. I kinda felt sorry for them though, they weren't too happy about their outfits. Shot with my Canon EOS Rebel XT and 18-55mm lens. I also used a Nikon SB800 flash on a light stand with a Vivitar soft box. I had an easier time shooting these two than I have with my human models.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Fire Leaf

My sister suggested shooting some leaves up close to show the texture. This is what I came up with. I think the water drops add to it. Shot with Canon EOS Rebel XT 18-55mm lens, ISO 100, f/5.6 1/60th. I held it up in the air to get a somewhat clean background and tilted it until the light hit the water just right.

The Pond

I took this when I was out shooting for my pano. Water in a photograph always helps it look better I think. Captured with Canon EOS Rebel XT, 18-55mm lens, ISO 200, f/22 1/60th on a tripod.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tiffany - Part 1

This is my studio shot for the long term portrait assignment. Shot in portrait bay 2 with Canon Rebel XT and 75-300mm lens at ISO 200, f/8 and 1/60th. I had a lot of trouble coming up with poses. In the end Tiffany pretty much did this one herself.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Ahhhh, the good 'ol days of portraiture. Gotta love it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Last Night

The view from the parking lot last night as I was leaving school. Captured with my Canon EOS Rebel XTi and 17-55mm lens, 1/15th at f/5.6. I used the trash can to lean on since I didn't have my tripod.

Outdoor Portrait Outtakes

This is an outtake from my outdoor portrait session for Bio Portrait class. He tried valiantly to corral all three dogs at once, but it was almost impossible. All in all it was a fun shoot, even though I got a lot of doggy slobber on me. Image captured using my Canon EOS Rebel XTi and 24-105mm lens, ISO 200, 1/125th at f/5.6.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Fall Leaves

I love fall and these leaves looked like they were glowing with the sun coming through them. Shot with my Canon EOS Rebel XTi at ISO 200, f/16, 1/250th and 18-55mm lens.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Monday Night Football

My first Friday night football layout for Bill. My flash died before I even got started, but I definitely got the ball and faces and people falling down. InDesign is new to me and kind of scary, but I like how it turns out in the end. Shot with Nikon D200, 300mm lens and SB800 flash. ISO 1600 and 1/250th at f2.8.

Friday, October 26, 2007


Window light and a small fill card are all that was used to light this doll. We had to shoot a home object using window light and I chose this doll because of her texture and sweet pose.

Multiple Pops

Here is my multiple pop image from Large Format class this summer. I used a Sinar 4x5 camera and 4x5 transparency film. Using the black card method I did 16 pops of the Farrell light to reach this exposure.

Biltmore Tulips

This is from 1st year Design Lab and was shot with my Mamiyaflex TLR and Tmax 100 B&W film. On the original print I did a 30 second burn on the sky. I scanned the negative and did a burn on the sky in Photoshop for this blog post.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


(c)2007 Angie Hoffman
This mortar and pestle filled the glass requirement for my Bio Object portfolio. I used a mini mole on spot and lit the white wall with it. In the ACR window I slid saturation over until it looked black and white.