Conceptual Challenge



The words I picked were skylight, climb, and loud. I also added the two words water and blue.

I was really excited for this projects and had so many ideas. For this project I asked my roommate’s boyfriend, Nick, to model for me. I filled up my bath tub, added blue food coloring to make the color more vibrant without having to make too many edits, and added paint to his face and hands. I used a LED light straight above the tub and made sure I used the gold reflector to make it warm, this is my skylight. I asked Nick to act as if he were trying to get out from under the water like he was drowning, hence his hands looking like he was climbing. He also screamed to add the loud feature. I had so Much fun with this project and I’m so happy with the way it turned out. I added another image to the picture, of the water, and masked out around Nick, so that instead of looking like he was in a bathtub,it seemed like a larger body of water.

My settings were 1/80 sec. f/4.5 28mm ISO 400 with flash on my Canon Rebel T6i


Fine Art Print

TempleDuarteFineArtPrintFine Art Presentation Video

I really enjoyed getting to see my work be printed. I really loved this photo. I took this at Bannack in the Hotel with Ariana dressed as the Native American. I used the light coming in from the window and the lighting that we used from our equipment to get the shadows. We asked Ariana to dance around an we were all having fun and I got this shot. I didn’t edit too much because I really like the mystery in the photo. I used the dodge tool to brighten up the red, and the fox scarf that she was wearing. I also used the burn tool to make the shadows more dramatic, and added a vignette filter to enhance her as he focal point. I really love this photo and I am very proud of it. I’m glad I get to share it with the class.Below is the image before my edits.


Bannack Ghost Town Creative

This section was very challenging but really tested my skills in a good way, I loved it. Titles and descriptions are in each photo when you click on it.

Micro Photography



F 11 | 1/125 | Used a desk lamp for the lighting and no flash


Water Drop in front of Johnny Cash

F 9 | 1/200 | Desk lamp, no flash. Used Johnny Cash record for the color


Water in a Plastic Bag

F 8 | 1/125 | Desk lamp, no flash. Enhanced color in photoshop.


Mini Lantern Lights

F8 | 1/25 | No flash. These were little lantern lights hanging in my sister’s room.


Miss Queen City

F 11 | 1/15 | Natural light, no flash. Mini tiara that belongs to my roommate.


Randy’s Ring

F11 | 1/200 | Christmas lights, no flash. Ring my step-father gave me on a fur blanket.

I really enjoyed this project. I don’t have a zoom lens and I was out of town for the weekend so it was a little difficult, but I really liked the creativity that I was allowed to use. I tried more new lighting techniques and overall had a really good time.