My Top 5 of the Semester!

When I was going through all of the photos I took this semester, my first photos were far from great, but Einstein wasn’t great at the beginning¬†neither ūüôā So here are my best 5! I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!

Mason Jars, Bannack, Montana, 2018
Cherries, Rexburg, Idaho, June 2018
Sunrise over the tracks, Rexburg, Idaho, June 2018
Purple leaf, Rexburg, Idaho, June 2018
Cowboy, Banack, Montana, June 2018

 

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My first Photobook

It’s been a whole new adventure for me and a photography! First DSRL camera, first time shooting in manual, first time shooting using additional light, experimenting¬†with angles and perspectives. It still fills like drinking¬†from the firehouse, but I love it!

I learned that challenge can be pleasant and rewarding. That’s how I feel every time¬†I finish editing. This Photobook is my¬†masterpiece, take a look! I called it Beuty in Simplicity because this photography emersion helped me to see the beauty of small and ordinary things.

MarynaVoievodinaPhotobook

Marco Photography

I felt like Macro Photography is like another world! There are things that you can create the “magic”adding some water drops, like this rose I took a picture of in class, ¬†and there is the nature itself, where you just have to open your eyes wider.

I loved shooting macro, even though I hated how long it sometimes would take to focus. But the results are just mesmerizing!

 

I found this leaf just outside, the sprinkles just watered the grass and it turned out perfect for capturing this plant.
I took this picture in class. I added some “crystals” to the composition that turned out to look like ice.
I was snacking on some cherries and this one just popped to my eye. It was brighter than the other and I thought, why not to shoot it before it’s gone!
While my break before classes I went outside and found these pine cones. It was so bright outside, so I didn’t even need extra light. Worked out perfectly!

 

 

 

Landscape Photography

I think I’m officially got converted to golden hour shoots, or I finally learned the beauty of planning my shoots before hand. I was looking for some fun locations around the town and places to shoot. One of my friend recommended this place with the bridges and tracks.

First I came there for the sunset time, but the sun set down really fast and I didn’t the photo series I needed for the assignment. Seems like I love doing things the hard way, so I decided to go to the same location, but during the sunrise! Getting up at 5 a.m. seemed a lot of a hustle, but that morning sun was totally worth it!

For this assignment I was taking a landscape photography, with different perspective, but having the same subject in focus. I chose train as my object and I felt like I climbed all over it. And here what I got!

We climbed on top of the train with my friend and I capture her hand in the photo

In the last picture I added a little texture to make it a fun image. I dowloaded this wrinkle leather texture from texture.com, ¬†overlay it over my photo ¬†and change the opacity of the texture layer to 23% in Photoshop. Here’s what it came our after.

End result:

Bannack – Fine Art

Bannack seems to breath its history! Even though we had models to bring up the spirit of Gold Rush times of Bannack, but the  houses and things inside were the models itself! Wondering around made me think of people who used to live there and what stories they would tell if they were still alive?

Local trees are such an interesting mix of colors

 

Suitcases by the hotel

 

Constantly watching

 

House by the road

 

Old barns

Originals:

 

Bannack Portraits

Shooting portraits was the best thing for me! I loved people and just the single facial expression can say much about the person. The models did a great job portraying their characters!

It was a cloudy day, so the outside light worked great… sometimes… I used the additional light to bring up the faces and colors!

Cowboy, Outside light

 

Rick and Cathy, Einstein Strobe

 

Cowboy in Saloon, Continuous light

 

Resting cowboy, Apollo Orbs

 

Karlee, Continuous light

 

Wrestling Gentlemen, Outside light

Originals:

Bannack Ghost Town – Creative Photography

These are my creative pictures in Bannack, Montana. It includes Ghost, Levitation, Conceptual< Fine Art and Commercial Photography.

This is a ghost town that tells a story every step you take. The rumors have it that there are ghost that still haunt buildings. This place is full of different stories and makes you imagine all kinds of things.

Ghost Photography

 

Levitation Photography

 

Conceptual Photography

 

Fine Art Photography

 

Commercial Photography

Bannack Textures

Bannack Chost Town in Montana still keeps the history of all of its owners. Gold found in the area attracted a lot of settlers, but as the new more resourceful places were found the town got empty. But tons of different layers tell the story of people who lived in the place.

I’m one of those people who gets very disappointed reading museum signs “no¬†touching.” I feel like textures make you feel the history! So that’s how I got an idea to capture different textures of Bannack. I hope you’ll enjoy them just as much as do!

Front door of the house

 

Local bushes

 

Side of the shed

 

Rust on the old equipment

 

Wooden door

 

Wallpaper remnants

 

Molded door

 

Moss on the rock

Living with the depression

Stopping by a Counseling Center at university campus I attend in the beginning of the semester, put me in a slight shock. It was just the beginning of the semester, but the facility was already packed.¬† As I stepped inside, I saw many turned their faces down to the magazines or phones. It seemed, everyone were either afraid or simply ashamed to manifest their struggling situation. After that day I saw those people around campus; they weren’t strangers anymore. I often wondered what they were going through and how I could help them.

It wasn’t long after, that this issue became more personal. My close friend shared about her struggles with depression and couple suicide attempts. Even though she wasn’t thinking about ending her life anymore, it was still hard to face daily life.

In this project I attempted to show her thoughts and feelings. Even though depression might have different faces for everyone, still a lot of people describe it as life without meaning and color. It also seems that depression is often accompanied by loneliness.

P.S. Since the topic is personal I asked my other friend to model for this project, to represent the friend I mentioned earlier in the description.

Salt Lake City – Street Photography

Construction workers waiting for the green light to cross the street to go back to the construction site. Salt Lake City, November 2017.
A woman from Germany taking a break from the work conference in Starbucks. Downtown Salt Lake, November 2017.
Store workers catching up on the late night break into the near shops in the area. Salt Lake City, November 2017.
Construction worker having a lunch break. Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City, November 2017.
Restaurant worker tidying up before the evening event. Salt Lake City, November 2017.