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For portrait class I had to design two collages. I went for a look that would be suitable for an 10×20 album.

 I really enjoy the previsualization aspect of this assignment. Hope you like.

MT

 

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Here is my latest shoot for my Portrait Class. This is Kisha, she is Communications major here at UCM. I had a blast and will definately be using her in the future.

Check out the slideshow of the entire shoot.

MT

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I recently had the privelage of photographing Jessica, a good friend of mine. Walking the streets with a 5 in 1 reflector, I looked for shade and diffused light. Using the reflector to bounce back light onto the model, really made the images pop. The gold side of the reflector really helped with warming the face and the overall mood of the images. This shoot also was the beginning, of a hopfully long history, with my new EF 70-200mm f/4L IS.

Click here for a slideshow

 

MT

Equipment Info:

Canon 5D w/ 70-200mm f/4L IS and 5 in 1 reflector

Here are a few of my favorites

 photo by Matthew Taylor

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In no particular order is a collection of my best work from the spring semester. I hope you enjoy and check out my slide show on flickr for more images.

MT

http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157617798905004/show/

Ice Crystal Sunrise by you.

Pierced Halo by you.

The Old Forest by you.

Climax by you.

As the Sun sets, the remaining light graces the prairie with a fantastic show of golden light. by you.

Farm Creek Bliss Pano by you.

Turmoil on the Horizon by you.

Cool Colors by you.

Loess Hills Barn by you.

Looking Up at the Future by you.

First night of star trails by you.

Goodbye Colorado by you.

Sky Jack by you.

No Contest by you.

On the Edge by you.

Central Missouri Speedway by you.

Missouri Trust Company: Sedalia, MO by you.

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It may seem strange, but some of my favorite images lately have been out of focus. Let me clarify. I have methodically selected certain lenses and purposefully thrown the image out of focus. The result, a nice painterly image with vibrant hues and intriguing shapes. I have never learned how to paint, so  I feel this will be as close as I come.

slideshow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157617396714515/show/

MT

 Getting out of class early led to a nice leisurely afternoon of out of focus image making. by you.

Creative Photography: Nothing Sharp by you.

Creative Photography: Nothing Sharp by you.

Creative Photography: Nothing Sharp by you.

Creative Photography: Nothing Sharp by you.

Creative Photography: Nothing Sharp by you.

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Fly fishing in the Ozarks is an awesome experience. With the clear, swift, and beautiful trout streams combined with the steep bluffs, crystal clear water, and the wildlife that abounds on the lakes, there is nothing better.

Recently I went with a good fly fishing friend to the North Fork of the White River in the pursuit of a good time and good fishing. We were successful at both. The trout fishing was awesome! I caught over 30 fish that day, while Kevin caught the largest fish: an eighteen inch Brown trout. After a day of fishing the river, we decided to head to the lake for some warm water fish. Taking my Dad along was a good idea since he was most successful and provided a dinner of fillets. White bass, small mouth bass, Kentucky bass, and walleye were among the species caught that outing. Below are some photos that I found especially good. Click on the link to see all the images from the weekend in a slide show.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157616427517998/show/

 

MT

 

Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

Ozark Fly Fishing by you.

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Here is a quick selection from Colorado. Here is a link to the slideshow that shows the rest of my images. Enjoy.

 

MT

 

 

Dream Lake Panorama by you.

Unrelenting by you.

Specular Light by you.

Black and White Panorama by you.

Black and White Panorama by you.

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I am in Colorado for the week and spending as much time photographing as possible. I apologize for not updating my blog but I am literally too busy making images to spend much time on the laptop. Plus my laptop is not the best for batch processing and uploading. I assure you that I will post more once I get back next week. Until then, check out my flickr. You can see my newest photos to the right of this page. Enjoy and have a good week.

MT

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I have to say that I am quite fortunate sometimes.

Today, as  I was driving through Peartle Springs I envisioned a photo opportunity  immediately. The image I saw turned out to be of a lady named Valerie. She is 82 years old and has been a fisher-woman since she was twelve. Originally from Kansas City, she has since moved to the more quiet town of Warrensburg. Valerie fishes at Peartle Springs on a regular basis; I have actually seen her before. Today the lighting was just right for making her image. Her face has such character and when she speaks that character comes out. I sat next to Valerie for close to an hour, talking only when I felt it necessary. She was confident and had a sharp sense of humor. I was enthralled by her personality, she seemed to know why I was there and didn’t mind. Normally when approaching someone with a camera and asking for a portrait I feel uneasy. Valerie was one step ahead of me. I walked up and no sooner had I opened my mouth to speak did she say, “The last man that took my picture made me look ninety-two.” I was sort of stunned. She knew why I was there. After thinking for a minute I said, “No ninety-two year old could cast that far”. We were friends with each other after that.

I feel that I am being led in other directions than I initially thought. Maybe I am supposed to connect with these people. I think I am going to pursue portraits more than I originally thought I would. I feel something completely different when photographing a person compared to a landscape. When I stop to photograph a landscape, I feel in control. I have this sense of weakness when photographing people, but not in a bad way. I feel that they are dictating my actions. I am only recording what they give me. I enjoy it. When I finally get to the point that I feel like I know this person, the image has already been taken.

MT 

Valerie

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