Joseph Hallenbeck


October 28, 2011

Wildflower Boquets – Photo Journal #1

Filed under: Photography — Joseph @ 11:17 pm

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Boquet of Wildflowers from the Black Hills

I have a long backlog of photographs from this past summer that I am beginning to work my way through and will be showcasing the best of over the next few weeks. I have a goal of attempting a showing of my photography in the Sioux Falls area sometime in the next nine months. I have had friends over the years doing showings at places like Black Sheep Coffee as well as at my alma matre, Augustana College and I hope to select a few prints to really work through in photoshop, professionally print, matte, frame, and display. The above photograph is a bouquet of wildflowers that I gathered along the Hell Canyon Trail in South Dakota for my girlfriend. This shot is taken indoors with on-camera flash at night. The flash readily illuminated the bright blue tones of the flowers while giving the room a nice black backdrop.

Settings:

Model: Nikon D80
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority
F-Stop: f/8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 35mm
Lighting: On-camera flash, auto-mode


October 25, 2011

Food Photography

Filed under: Cooking,Photography — Joseph @ 12:02 am

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Borsch

I am a rather shy person when it comes to photographing people I don’t know. Food, provides a good substitute. Particularly since food can be positioned and set out to take advantage of both artificial and natural light. The above photograph was taken at noon using natural light filtering in through my dining room window. The arrangement takes advantage of the strong diagonals created by the stone table and the red rose mirrors the tones of the hearty bowl of Russian borscht that I had prepared some weeks prior.

Settings

Model: Nikon D80
Shutter: 1/500 sec
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 35mm
Lighting: Natural Light




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