Category: Digital Imaging

Photo Book!

Photo Book!

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



Fine Art Print

Fine Art Print

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.



Dollar Tree!

Dollar Tree!

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.

Original Images

Top Five

Here are my top five best photos for the semester. This was really hard to choose, but I narrowed it down to these five:

Honorable Mention:

PhotoBook Part 1

PhotoBook Part 1

As I am getting ready to create my first Photobook to show off all of the things I have learned, I am starting with the first six pages. I have made the front and back cover, the table of contents, as well as the first spread in the book.  I used InDesign, and I am very new to it. Let me know what you think!


Front Cover
Back Cover

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


I wanted to have something cool and fun to bring the reader’s attention in on the first spread. I thought a tongue would be perfect!

Macro Spread

About Me

This is the page that is most likely to change as I continue to develop my Photobook. I don’t know yet, what I want to say about myself, and how that relates to the body f work that will be shown in the book. I’m excited to perfect this page in the future.

About me
Bannack Creative Shots!

Bannack Creative Shots!

This past Friday my Comm 300 class went to Bannack Ghost Town in Montana. We got the opportunity to take some great shots! In this blog post, I’ll be showing you some of my favorite creative shots! Featured in this post is a levitation shot, an abstract shot, and an out of the box shot. Check them out!

Abstract Shot
Out of the Box Shot
Levitation Shot

Pre Shots