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Pictures of the Week | April 21, 2014

Senior Girl Portrait

Senior Girl Portrait by Susan Stoltzfus // I like this portrait a lot – she’s got great sharp eyes and catchlights. I like the beam in the background that comes behind her head at a similar angle. Very nice soft lighting on the face…

Senior Guy Portrait

Senior Guy Portrait by Susan Stoltzfus // This one too has nice soft lighting across the face with great catchlights and sharp eyes. Bringing his face up to the camera angle from above helps make this work.

Spring Light

Spring Light by Jeri Beth Hardy // The lighting in this image is beautiful. It draws me into the shape and texture of the tree in bloom.

Throwing Pizza

Throwing Pizza by Meghan Murphy // This is a great environmental portrait – we see enough facial features to clearly identify the woman, but she’s in action, giving us a bigger part of her story.

Hobbit Path

Hobbit Path by Patricia Burk // I feel like quoting Bilbo Baggins as I walk this path through the woods.


Wanderlust by Brooke Harrison // I like how Brooke deliberately added layers to this photo. It’s not just a map; it’s not just a suitcase; The combo brings it together into a deeper picture than either would be alone.

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Pictures of the Week | November 13, 2013

And now, for your viewing pleasure, our Pictures of the Week!

I love the way this photo captures the best of the season for those living on a lake. The colors and light are beautiful. The day looks warm and inviting. I wish I lived here!

This photo was submitted for a “framing” assignment and it does a fantastic job. The dark frame accents the warm fall colors so very well. Great job!

This is probably my favorite photo of the week. I love the warm lighting wrapping around the little cowgirl. This image too was turned in as an example of framing, this time using the shadows of the trees to create shape where no physical frame actually exists. This is a super creative way to frame a subject!

This image was submitted to fulfill the assignment of blurred motion. I love the creativity that went into finding a subject that could both be sharp and show motion at the same time. The addition of the boots gives us a wonderful sense of first person experience.


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Pictures of the Week | November 6, 2013

Every Wednesday I post a collection of the best images from our IPS students. This week I had way too many good ones to choose from. Here are my favorites…

This is a really cool shot anyway, but how much more perfect in the fall. I love the attention to detail in arranging the apples, and the perfect overhead angle.

This is a splendid example of great depth, lighting and color all squished into one brilliant image.

I love the relationship between the barn in the foreground and the silo in the background. The tree filling the extra space is just perfect. The texture in the warn wood of the barn is really cool!

This portrait has amazing eyes and wonderful catchlights. I love window light! It’s beautiful and free.

I appreciate how this image takes a normal architectural element and makes it look epic. The stair is cool on its own, but the photographer’s skill elevates it to a whole new level.

I like this image because everything was placed deliberately by the photographer. The white background was made, the crayons found and placed, and the image created. Oh, and it looks cool too!

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