Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Final Portfolio

Worms and Birds

Carnegie Museum

Isolation and Confusion



Nature of Light

Color of Light




Multiple Exposure

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Final Project

This photo set is a little narrative about the coming together of my best friends, Sarah and Joshua.
The real story occurred over the span of six years, starting back in 2010.

Joshua fell for Sarah, but she did not pay attention...

...until she did. She falls for him too, but doesn't want to admit it to anybody, especially herself.

The night after her sweet sixteen party, she receives the daring question he's been wanting to ask since the day he first saw her.

She gave in, and accepted his long awaited request.

As time goes on, they acquire the things that any couple cannot wait to come across in their journey:

their own home,

their own fur children,

their own vehicle,

and last, but certainly not least...

...their own future.

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua and Sarah Stiffler
November 7, 2015
"You will forever be my always."

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Multiple Exposure

For these multiple exposures, I didn't really have any specific ideas; I just picked two photos from my giant pool of photos and came up with these three. I gave these multiple exposures kind of my own twist, rather than just putting one over the other and reducing the opacity, because I felt as if that was too basic and easy to do for this kind of assignment. I've always loved blending photos together on Photoshop; it's one of my favorite skills to use. Theres always a variety of results that can come from it.

Sarah and Josh

Smithfield St. Bridge and PPG 

Carnegie Architecture Display and Fort Pitt Bridge

Monday, April 18, 2016


These panoramas are taken in/around Point Park's campus. Although it would have been nice to capture a nature panorama, I worked with what I had and took them in this beautiful city. When this assignment was announced, I immediately thought of Village Park and how nice that would look on a nice day in panoramic view. I decided to put two versions of the Riverwalk in this assignment because it captured two beautiful sides to the area, sunny and rainy. The difference in the photos, like how there is lots of clouds in one but none in the other, was such a nice juxtaposition that I had to include it.

Village Park 

Riverwalk on a bright, sunny day

Riverwalk on a dreary, rainy day


With abstraction, I didn't really feel like there was a certain group of subjects that were to be photographed; it could be of anything as long as you put a certain twist on it or photograph it from a weird angle to make people question what it is. For these photos, I kept the subjects pretty simple but changed the colors to make viewers unsure of what it could be exactly. I even kept the image out of focus on purpose for some of my photos, but these are my three best ones in my opinion.

Leaves near the Riverwalk

Blurred mechanical pencils

Curtain tassels

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Grief Film Bonus


Ethan, the subject of these portraits, is a junior computer science major at the University of Pittsburgh. I took these photos of him near the Cathedral, which is a Pitt landmark and is most likely the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Pitt. He is wearing a namecheap shirt, which is a domain name registrar that he uses in his projects. I think that because of these elements, these photos tell a little bit about him just by looking at them.

Wide shot

Medium shot

Close up