This blog has been created so that students at OHS can have a place to share their photos on a regular basis. We welcome any constructive critism, as well as positive feedback.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


And here is Ms Sarah (photographed by Jessica).
During class, we had studio time and took pictures of each other. To portray sarah as a nerd, I gave her some nerd glasses and a book. I brightened the picture in photoshop and added some contrast. The picture was also changed to a custom black and white in Photoshop.


Sarah took this picture of the lovely Victoria.


Apollo is the god of light or the sun. He is also the patron god of arts and is personified as the "perfect man." Apollo was also supposedly the first to win a gold metal in the olympic games. (I think this is ironic since Apolo Ohno is the most decorated winter olypian)

To make this photograph I set set up a flash light in a completely dark room and took a picture of someone's hand. Then in photoshop I made the picture black and white and did made "sunrays from scratch." (This is explained in my Rays picture)
Amanda created this photograph.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Lindsy's myth.


The myth of Tantalus is about a man who was banished to Hades and he had to live the rest of his life in water up to his chin. There was fruits above him on branches as well and when ever he tried to drink the water or eat the fruits they would recede away from him. For this photo, I had Vanessa behind a wire fence to show her trapped and not being able to get out to reach her desires. I blurred the background and burned the edges to bring more focus on Vanessa. I also played with the contrast, hue, and saturation.
Photgraph by Megan.


My greek myth was Athena. In the story, Athena was said to be the guarder of the city because she planted the first olive tree, and the people respected her for that.
I had her stand in front of the city to represent that, and in front of the water to represent Poseidan because she had fights with Poseidan. She was also an expert at spinning and weaving, and the necklace represents weaving. Athena was also said to be very pure and innocent, so the white dress represents that.
Photograph by Sarah.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Announcing Paige (by Danielle).


Photograph by Jake.
I like this picture mainly because of the detail. His shirt gives a great sense of texture and also there are very light shadows cast all over him. I think this is a good representation of Danny mainly because of the confused look on his face. Danny is a very smart kid, but always has a confused and carefree look on his face. I blurred the background severely and erased his lips and eyes to get them to pop out more.

Monday, March 22, 2010


This picture is of Kassie, and I took it right in front of the lake so thats the white of her shirt would go with the snow and blue in her eyes with the blue sky. The first thing I did to this picture was clone stamp out a bar that was right on the side of her head. I also applied a light blue neon glow which I think helped the shows in her face stand out more. I burned her pupils and dodged her eyes to make them stand out more. I also dodged some of her hair to make certain strands stick out more. I applied who gassian blurs, and first one was of just the background. The second one I applied I only erased her eyes, lips, and some of her hair.
Kelsey created this photograph.


Sarah created this green photo. This is my St. Patty's photo. I really like the raindrops on the plants, it adds detail and uniqueness. I desaturated the background and then erased the green plants so they stood out, and then i did the lomo effect on it.


Stephanie created this tiny planet.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Thanks Victoria!


I chose to do happy for my first mood photo. I took my friend to a really haggard barn near my house thinking I wasn't going to get good photos because the weather was horrible. The sun did decided to come out and I got great lighting. I positioned my friend in a tree so the sun would light her face up. In photoshop, I just enhanced her eyes.
Thanks Morgan!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Pat's Day!

When I was told we had to do an assignment for St. Patrick's day I instantly remembered that I had these cheesy green clover sunglasses. To change this photo I clone stamped the backgroung because it had a doorway that was very distracting. Then I did a blur overlay and sharpened the picture.

(Thanks Amanda!)

Monday, March 15, 2010


For this portrait, I used an ISO of 200 and a cloudy white balance. In photoshop I blurred the background slightly and made the rock and the subject clear. Rembrandt lighting was used on his face. In iphoto, I boosted the color a little. I also copied sticks and trees from the background as a border for my photo.

Photo by Jessica


I liked this picture because of her genuine smile and the light that was reflecting in to her eyes. I had to adjust the exposure in this as well because the window was still the whitest thing in the picture. I adjusted the blacks in her sweater, and I just really like this picture.
Photo by Sarah.


This portrait is one of my favorites because not only did it turn out good but the model is very cooperative. I brought the contrast up and made her eyes pop. I also used a light blur so the background was not as distracting.
Photo by Paige.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Jessica created this photograph.
This is probably my favorite picture of Amber. I brightened up all the colors, but i especially brightened up the reds. Then, i gaussian blurred the background and erased her. I like how all the colors really flow together.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Megan took this photograph.
For this photo, I took a picture of a jewel and it was very difficult to make the big jewel the focal point because there were other jewels in the background that were distracting. I played with the photo's background trying to make it darker and then I tried lighter. In the end, I burned the jewel and dodged the background because it looked the best and gave more focus on the large jewel. I think that the photo gives off a cold mood and a pure feeling because the background is very light and the jewel has tints of black in it.

Monday, March 8, 2010


This photo is created by Sarah.

This is Eliana, I love her eyes in this picture, they popped out and make that the focal point of the image. I used a neon glow on this and it made it look warmer, which compliments the sun on her hair and lighting on her face.


I edited this one massively. Blurring the pixelations in her face, doing a lens blur on the background as well as decreasing the exposure, I added a diffuse glow filter and a warming filter to the photo. I adjusted the levels on her as well.
This photo is created by Sarah.


Morgan is today's artist.
For this photo, I took a photo of my sister in a tree. I used the sun as my light source and made sure to set my camera so it wouldn't wash her face out. The light pattern on her face is half face.All I did in photoshop was enhance her eyes so they popped more. I think this photo turned out really well.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Paige made this image.
For this picture I did the split lighting. It is not as effective as I wanted it to be but it turned out to be a good picture

Thursday, March 4, 2010


When I took this picture I look it from the opposite side of the road so the first thing I did to the picture was crop out the road itself because it made the picture look so dull. the next thing I did was increase the hue/ saturation of the sunset and the refelctions of it in the water.

I also added the texture tool to the pictuer which I think help brings out the scenery. The two colors that I focused on in this picture are orange and blue which help to set more of a relaxing tone. Orange is known to promote happiness and blue is relaxing. I think the mixture of the two together really is what makes the sunset complete in itself.

Thanks Kelsey!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Lindsy created this photograph.
This is my second repulsive picture. I took it of this plant that looked really ugly, but when you look close it looks really interesting.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Rachell took this photograph.

For this photo I noticed the gold eyeshadow my sister was wearing and decided that I wanted to take a picture of the eyeshadow, but more intense. I added more eyeshadow to her and took the photo outside so that the sun would glint gold in her hair. I think the gold makes her look deceptive because some people see gold and think of fools gold and trickery. I did a gaussian blur to make the color bolder and a blur overlay, erasing the eye to enhance the photo.


This photograph was taken by Emily.