Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Getting caught up on posting PHT 350 and PHT 450 Student Portraits

I am pleased to say that our second year students have been busy creating portraits for the variety of PHT 350 and PHT 450 themed assignments. There are a variety of portraits below indicative of the assignments completed over the last 5 months. The heading above each identifies the theme for that particular assignment – enjoy!

Couples Portrait



High Key

Low Key

One Light

As you can see the students create a variety of imagery based on their interpretation and creative flair. It is great to see this individuality start to show as they embark on their photographic career path where ever it may take them.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Critique - Lighting that reinforces a portrait message

We are back into the critique mode with our first critique class of the second semester.

This week's topic was "Lighting that reinforces a portrait message" and the images were critiqued by Con Tanasiuk of Genesis Studio.

The top 6 entries are shown below.  And we had 3 individuals who made the top selection for the very first time.

Cassandra Di Timoteo

Ciarán Boyle

Elena Hoddinott

Abby O'Neill

Megan Arnemann

Nicole Walper-Lee

Friday, November 1, 2013

2nd Year Portrait Assignment Updates

Students are well under way here at NAIT now that they are back into school. They have had three portrait assignments already handed in and marked. We usually start the year off with a review of lighting fundamentals first presented in the second term of first year. Their first assignment was to create a portrait using a classical four light setup – main, fill, separation and background. Two portraits were required a ½, ¾ or full-length captures using two distinctively different lighting patterns. 

Their second assignment took them outdoors to take advantage of time of year and fall foliage. The basis of this assignment was to capture two portraits of an individual in a scenic environment enjoying it and oblivious to camera. The second capture was with a closer view of the person, and may show the subject relating to either the surroundings or to the photographer/viewer. The two images were to be presented in a collage state with presentation being part of the mark.

Finally, their third assignment was "Advanced Portable Flash". We discussed guide number, light fall-off and fill-flash techniques. We are all faced with situations where we have to supplement ambient situations with flash - either as a fill source or to provide a "main" light to create shape and form. Two portable flashes were required with the decision left to the students as to what the two lights were going to do - main/fill, main/kicker. main/separation or main/background. Even though some of them feel they do not have a handle on the fundamentals of fill-flash the results proved otherwise.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Water Critique

The Students completed their third critique class this week (Oct 22, 2913) with the theme of Water.  The students were allowed to come up with their own way to present this theme in their images. We had many great images and here are the top three images for the week.

Megan Arnemann
Verily Johnson Cookie

Noella Steinhauer

NAIT Open House 2013

NAIT held their annual Open House this year on October 18th and 19th. The students and staff of the Photographic Technology program worked hard to make this a successful event. During NAIT’s Open house visitors to our booth got the chance to vote for their favorite Black & White and/or Colour images displayed by the students.  Below are the winning results!
Thank you to everyone that came out and supported us.  A special thanks goes out to the sponsors of our event., Vistek , Don’s Photo, McBain Camera and Technicare Imaging Ltd.

 Top Three B&W Images

 Sara Watson

Lauren Voisin 

Noella Steinhauer

 Top Three Colour Images


Corey Pollack

 Taylor Wilson

Lauren Voisin