2017 Panama Photography Portfolio Gallery
Stunning images showcasing student achievements
Each summer, students on our Panama Photography Adventure walk away with a whole new set of skills to help them capture stunning images, and last summer was no exception. Here are a few of our favorite photographs from the 2017 Panama Photography Adventure sessions and how they exemplify some of the skills our students learn on the program.
This image by student London Keplinger is a beautiful example of how students learn to play with their exposure times and camera shutter speeds. While a quick shutter speed is great for capturing something in action if you want that action to be crisp, a longer exposure time (or slower shutter speed) is what gives the waterfall that soft, dream-like quality. Different exposure times help create a certain mood, so learning about that helps our students learn to tell a story through their photos.
DEPTH OF FIELD
Something that can really help define the interest area of a photo is its depth of field. Charlotte Ferrier captured this image by having a ‘shallow depth of field’, meaning that there is a a small range in the front of the image that is in focus. Having a specific area of focus helps lead the eye to where one wants to draw the viewer’s attention. We could definitely envision someone wanting to use this photo in an advertisement for coffee!
You don’t need Photoshop to pull off some really cool photo effects with your camera or camera phone. This shot by Laura Wiederspahn almost looks like an abstract painting because of the way she rotated her camera or adjusted her lens while taking the shot. The colors become the star of the image, and we could definitely see this blown up huge on an art gallery wall somewhere.
Some photographers tend to get too far away from their subject matter, making getting in a little closer one of our top tips for better photography. This gorgeous shot by Anna Ranges would not have been nearly as compelling had she been a few more feet away. This feels straight out of the pages of National Geographic!
Instead of shooting straight ahead, students learn to create drama in their photos by using interesting angles to induce different emotions. By getting underneath the subject matter in this case, the Bronwen O’Connor gave the photo more of an ‘epic’ feel than it would have had she shot directly from a distance. The would be perfect for a rock climbing feature in Outside Magazine!
If you’re interested in learning more about photography and how to take better photos, join us on our Panama Photography Adventure or Iceland Advanced Photography program this summer. Here are a few of our favorite photographs from the 2017 Panama Photography Adventure sessions and how they exemplify some of the skills our students learn on the program. Here are a few of our favorite photographs from the 2017 Panama Photography Adventure sessions and how they exemplify some of the skills our students learn on the program.