Why Sponsor a Teacher

Edward Lorenz coined the term The Butterfly Effect while presenting his findings to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1972. He theorized the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil could affect a tornado in Kansas. Steve Hartman with CBS news uncovered a story of a man who applied the butterfly effect not to…

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Macro Photos

I’ve been waiting to take these photos all semester! I love macro photography because of how unique things look close up. Macro photography is like taking a magnifying scope to the world and you seem some incredible things. At the same time you don’t see everything around your focus. I took all of these pictures…

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The Journey Begins

Well, folks, it’s really happening. In three months time, I’ll be in Costa Rica! I’ll be teaching English to first and second graders in the city of San Jose for four and a half months and I’m so excited! You can follow my adventure on my website and subscribe to email updates there. But despite the…

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Portrait Series—Bannack Ghost Town

Last series from Bannack. I took over 200 portrait photos and narrowed my favorites down to these! The first three photos were taken using continuous lighting, the next two used a reflector and the final photo was taken with natural light. I love working with models. My favorite thing to do is capture their personalities…

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Fine Art Series—Bannack Ghost Town

More from Bannack Ghost Town! This is the fine art series we did. My favorite picture here is the chair. It’s a classic photo students take every semester on at the ghost town and I was so excited to take it. It is actually the result of three pictures. I blended two in Lightroom and…

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Creative Series—Bannack Ghost Town

I went with my classmates to Bannack Ghost Town in Montana last week and got some great photos. The first shown image is a levitation photo. I did this by photographing the subject standing on a bench, then removing the subject and taking the exact same photo. I then blended the two together in Photoshop…

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Alike Series—Bannack Ghost town

The photoshoot in Bannack Ghost Town in Montana also produced some wonderful shots of these incredible doors. All the doors in the town were unique and I was especially interested in the colors. This town had people living in it through the 70’s and that influence came through the colors of the doors. I had…

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Landscape Perspective

This weekend saw this old truck on the side of the road while driving home. A few days later the sun was going down and the light was just beautiful! I grabbed a couple models and we took off for a photo shoot. We had such a blast messing around this old truck. I’m not…

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Depth—Deep & Shallow

I used the opportunity of a weekend trip to Blackfoot to photograph some of my favorite people, places, and animals. The assignment in my photography class dictated I take at least two shallow depth photos and two wide depth photos. I admit I’m partial to shallow depth photos, but the wide depth turned out all…

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