My B&W Portfolio for class ***not 56k approved***

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  1. john3eblover

    john3eblover TPF Noob!

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    Well, my photography class is over. It was pretty cool i guess, i learned how to develope my own film and make prints in the darkroom. It was cool being able to physically handle all of that and having the trial and error of getting the exposure right and all of that, and finally getting a good print in your hands. But i'm ready to move on to a digital SLR. And i just got a job as photographer for next year at my school paper :-D so i'll get to use a Canon 10D for the whole year, and a bunch of lenses and stuff, so i'm excited about that.

    Anyway, here are my prints for my portfolio. Please bear in mind that these were scanned on the worst scanner ever, and i have tried my best to clean them up, but they still have lines on them and stuff. Just look at the composition aspects.

    Thanks to Meysha for helping me with the borders :wink:

    taken in New York
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    this one isn't nearly as dark on the actual 8x10. this was an assignment to use a fast shutter to freeze the water

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    this is a building in Atlanta, and i thought the side of it made a cool pattern

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    this is my friend Paul, and my girlfriend Katherine. I cropped this one when i made the print, thought it was kind of a cool shot since it was just a spur of the moment kind of picture

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    another building in Atlanta, shot at 28mm kinda makes it look extra tall i think (its the 19th tallest building in the world btw)

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    this was a depth of field exercise, so i used something like F3.5 to blurr the background significantly more. this one is also not quite as dark in person

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    this is...a train

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    and last but not least, a shot from the top of the Empire State Building, of Trump Tower and the Chrysler Building in midtown.

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    Sorry there were so many pictures, but i didnt want to only post a few of them. Let me know if you like them or not

    john
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. I like them all. And I am amazed at your travelling the whole country for these! New York. Atlanta. Oranges. Trains... ;)
    Great. Wonderful portfolio. Nice different kinds of black and white photos. I wish photography was offered more often in schools in Germany. It's none of the usual "subjects". You may be lucky and find an arts teacher who also does some basics on photography with you, but that is all.

    And you did a great job about those borders.
    I wish I could put borders around my photos.
     
  3. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    yay for you! this is an amazing series. Although I don't like b&w I think that it works great in your photos. I didn't find a shot that I don't like. All of them are really nice. I like your choice of dof and composition. You have developed your own style to the shots. And congrats on your photographer job. that's cool you'll be able to play with 10d!
     
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    john3eblover TPF Noob!

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    thanks guys :)
     
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    Chiller Mental case

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    Great series. I really love the shots of the buildings.
     
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    john3eblover TPF Noob!

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    well thanks Chiller
     
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    john3eblover TPF Noob!

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    anyone else?
     
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    john3eblover TPF Noob!

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    shameless bump to get at least 1 more response. cmon people.
     
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    hah. that's where i come in ;)

    that one of the building in atlanta is cool, it has a strange effect when you scroll up and down while looking at it. this is a nice portfolio! your borders are so freaking cool. the little worn edges/scanned slide look. did you get that just from the scan or is that the border you put in?
     
  10. john3eblover

    john3eblover TPF Noob!

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    the straight line border part is from PS. The worn/slide look is from when i made the print in the darkroom. There is a certain way to make borders, it involves letting small amounts of light spill around the edges of the negative, its a huge pain to do, but when it works, it looks sweet. I like to have a border on pictures with white so the picture doesnt blend into the rest of the page :)
     
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    i have a picture of that second building in atlanta too. i don't think mine's as good as yours though. :greenpbl: great work. i really love them all.
     
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    pretty cool stuff! i really like the b&w - well done!

    i guess we'll be seeing lots more of you now since class is over. congrats on the job :thumbup:
     

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