Faith surprised us late in the quarter with a much needed break from the fluorescent lights and stale air after these past weeks. As a group of 12 or so, we made our way to the woodland park zoo for an afternoon with all the little critters. I finally felt like I had a chance to cruise around with my camera and shoot as I please. Which was very needed and refreshing. Here are some of my favorites from that day.
Another one of the funnest and hardest projects this quarter was the drug store in Erik’s module. Tim, Tan, Danny and I came together to create something I think we are all super proud of. We created Synergy Health, a new age drugstore offering a more minimal, interactive, and friendly approach to the modern drugstore. For 5 weeks straight we worked hard to create a website, mobile app, 30 second promo video, lifestyle photos, and a full pop up shop to show off our creation! Through the grueling experience I became close friends with my teammates, learned a lot about design, photoshop, and how to work well under stress!
One of the biggest assignments this past quarter was our collaboration with the apparel design program. We were assigned to 2 designers with 1 garment each to photograph. I ended up having one shoot with a model and one as just a product. Having never done anything like this before ever, I was quite stressed out and didn’t really have any idea of what to. Luckily, both of the designers I worked with were extremely helpful and we got some awesome stuff!
Week 2 introduced me to strobes for the first time. This was somewhat terrifying, especially given our assignment. We were to photograph each other from 9 different positions, 3 different heights, and 3 different modifiers. This resulted in 200 and something images all to critique and learn from. While I was initially intimidated at first, it ended up being a fantastic lesson and I learned a ton! Here is the final image after learning about some of the techniques.
Wow, it seems I missed out on blogging this quarter a bit. That might just say something about how busy the past 11 weeks have gone by! Looking back the beginning of the quarter, I started off by showing some of the images I was proud of from over winter break. Here are some of the shots from then!!
The last assignment of our Digital Capture Techniques class treated us to a very creative assignment to photograph an egg in whichever way we please. This assignment really challenged my conceptual thinking and creative side. I struggled with coming up with unique ideas and finding a way to execute them. In typical Cameron Munn fashion, I seemed to get a little lucky and saw a new perspective on the egg. I present the Astro Egg.
I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to assist on a sweet video shoot in central washington with some very talented second year students, I couldn’t say no! The whole experience was super fun and I learned a ton about video production, the Ronin DJI, and the mystical RED Scarlet. Here are a couple BTS photos from the day in Othello, WA.