This semester I have learned so much about photography. I’ve loved it! This photo book highlights many of the assignments we had in Comm 300, and showcases all of the things I have learned. Below is a link to my photo book.
I made the photo book in Adobe InDesign, and had it printed through Snapfish. It turned out great! Let me know who what you think!
Michael Lippe Photography- Photo Book
This week we were asked to choose one of our best photos to make into a print. I chose one of my shots from Bannack Ghost Town. The image is of a corner of a wall. It is torn, beat up and exposed. I chose this image because it had nice color, composition, and texture. I made edits to the original image, increasing its exposure, color, saturation, and contrast. I really wanted the aged wall and its damaged look to really stand out of the shot. I chose this image because I wanted it to be something I could hang up at home and never get tired of looking at. Below are the original and edited shots.
When I lived in California as a child, I remember we’d pass by a tree on Sunday afternoons on our way home from church. This was a special tree because it did not grow fruit. It grew shoes. Or at least I thought it did. It was known as the shoe tree, because people around town would throw their old sneakers into the branches of the tree. The branches were filled with shoes from all walks of life. It was amazing to me as a young kid.
I wanted to recreate that memory. Instead of using shoes, however, I decided to use money. How much easier would life be if money grew on trees? Would we have acres and acres of orchards? With this in mind, I set out to create a Dollar Tree.
I took pictures of a tree outside of my house, as well as a dollar bill from my pocket. I used Photoshop and Lightroom to manipulate the image. I wanted it to be believable, while also being somewhat whimsical, keeping the child fantasy alive.