Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lessons in Lighting

Until recently I have been absolutely intimidated by lighting. Thankfully, my helpful new friends at the Longmont Times-Call have been showing me how to do a few things, thus, making lighting less of a monster. In the beginning of my internship I would go out on assignment to shoot a portrait and take an "assistant" with me, who, in reality just came to show me how to set everything up. This happens less frequently now, but I still have much to learn. I'm actually finding lighting pretty exciting now. It is awesome to see the difference in the quality of a photo when it has been lit well. So, it turns out there really isn't anything to be afraid of.

This portait came with a great deal of lighting help from Joshua Buck.
Caption: Pastor Rick Cross of Faith Baptist Church in Longmont sees funerals as a reminder that God waits to receive those who receive Him and that in that end there is a wonderful beginning. That is the comfort, that is the hope, he said. Taken Wednesday, September 3, 2008.

This one I did all by myself :)
Caption: Danielle Telson's father, Jim, underwent a heart transplant in 2006. In the University Hospital in Denver open heart surgery patients are usually made to hug a blanket that is rolled and secured with duct tape in order to aide in their comfort and keep incisions from re-opening. Telson decided to instead make large heart-shaped pillows that she donates to the hospital for the patients to hold. Taken Friday, September 12, 2008.


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Eric said...

This is really cool morgan, I'm excited to see all of your work. :)


Alex Loddengaard said...

Rad photos!

Morgan McArthur said...

"Where Light Reigns..."
HE is so good.
I love you and your creative mind.