Haley Swinyer Photography Blog


March 2016

Flash vs. No Flash

I used this website to help me learn more about the flash vs no flash photography. The first photo was obviously taken without flash, the photo on the left was with the studio light kit that was given to us. I adjusted the levels and color balance on each photo and the settings were the same. The aperture was at f/6.3, the shutter speed was at 1/100, and the ISO was set at 100. The flash photo is definitely better, but I wish the flash was on a lower setting to make the light more even throughout the photo.


Film Noir

For this assignment, I used this website for some tips to help me out. We went downtown at night to take some photos, because I really like the ones under street lights. We walked down between some buildings to find random doorways with lights on. All of the photos are set at the same aperture and ISO. The aperture was f/8 and the ISO was at the highest, which was 3200. 1For the photo above, the shutter speed was set at 1/10. I usually don’t like noise on my photos, but for this assignment I think it actually looks kind of good. I like how everything is a neutral color, except for her hat. The red hat is what catches my eye as soon as I look at the photo. 3The shutter speed for this photo was set at 1/30. I like this photo because of the noise in the background and it just gives off a mysterious vibe. Once again the main focus is on the hat which I like. I just really like the photos in the doorways, I think it’s a perfect example of film noir2The last photo is my least favorite out of these three, just because it’s almost completely black. The shutter speed was set at 1/10.

Bunny Illustrator


This assignment helped me realize that I don’t like illustrator and it’s very frustrating. My bunny definitely didn’t turn out the same as the one in the workbook. I had a couple problems that I couldn’t figure out even after googling it. The gradient on the mouth wouldn’t work no matter what I did and I couldn’t get the black outline on all the shapes to go away either. Besides the couple of things that I had problems with, I think I did a pretty decent job for my first time using illustrator.

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