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This semester has been really cool with all of the different opportunities to learn and expand my view on what I can accomplish shooting. I have better learned what my style is and how to go about achieving what I want. I love love love portraits. My end goal is thr journalistic rout and take piictures what inspire people and show raw emotion. I want to give people a voice that dont have one. But I also really like fashion and all of the cool vibes that gives off. Out of the portrait world, I really like fine art. I especially like macro out of that, and more abstract rout.


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Womans Fashion

Womans High Fashion

This shoot is one of my favorites! I took these at the Venue in Rigby, which has killer natural light. All of the wedding photos and most of the ones of hayley and Markehl are also natural light But the venue also has great background and a cool variety of modern looks. From the wall with the exposing brick to the whole brick wall, to the white wall. For the other light sources, I used a strobe light with soft boxes. And for the bubble stations, I used strobes with two different colored gels and a bubble machine.

Natural light


Mens Fashion

Men in the fashion world

I loved shooting these guys! They all gave out something so cool and unique to the station they were at. I loved using the natural light on the groom to give him that soft, light feeling. And then the two different colored gels on the bubble station really gave them a cool, fun feeling and its something so unique. And for everyone else, we used strobes to light them up. It just goes to show how much a background and an outfit can make really different, but really cool vibes.


Fashion Shoot Group Style

Beautiful People Everywhere.

For this shoot, I was taking pictures of couples in all different styles. I had everything from wedding to bubbles to high fashion, and it was a blast! On the wedding photos I used all natural light, with a little help from a reflector. I love this light because it is so soft and matches the vibe of the image to a T. Also, huge thanks to the Venue in Rigby for letting us use their beautiful facility and Harts bu Laneige for lending us the dress. For the bubble station, we used two different colored gels and a bubble machine, which made for such a cool vibe! For the rest of them I used an auxiliary light with a soft box.


Art in the shop


My dad approached me a while ago and said that he liked some of my work and wanted to hang it up in his shop (He owns an auto repair shop). Since he is a very busy man, we have had quite a few different sit-downs while I showed him my work, and he showed me which ones he had in mind.

He picked out the ones he thought would look best for the walls in the shop, which I was impressed at how much of a creative eye he has. But, he is still currently deciding on how big he wants the prints to be. He would also like some custom made for the shop when he has time to think of an idea for it, but for now this is all he is asking for.

This was different than I was expecting because I thought I would be having to point out the different images that would go best with the design already in the rooms. To my surprise, he knew exactly what he wanted and what would look good in his shop. I almost felt like I was the amateur!





Architecture Photography- Interior

Mountain Lofts Interior

For this shoot I went into the lobby of mountain lofts apartment complex on BYU-I campus. I was trying to capture how cool the design of the lobby was. The architecture and set up made  it look super cool and modern. I wanted to be able to achieve giving it that super cool modern feel in my photos. To do that I tried to give cool perspective and angles throughout the lobby. I tried to pick the ones that I felt best represented that feel.


Architecture Photography – exterior

Mountain Lofts Exterior Architecture

For this  shoot I went to the mountain Lofts apartment complex on BYU – I campus and shot the exterior of the complex. This complex has such a beautiful design and feel to it, I really wanted to showcase that in my pictures. So I took it from a lower angle to sow how big and glorious Mountain Lofts is. Fortunately, The weather was good and gave me great lighting to work with. It was overcast which was awesome because there were no harsh shadows to be seen. It also illuminated the colors on the building very nicely. I took a couple different angles so that there would be a few different perspectives on the building.



Special Effects

Giving your Photo something a little extra!

For these shoots the objective was to use some special effects to really make the photos stand out. I used some fog and gels and some sugar on the berries. If you don’t know what gels are, they are colored plastic things you put over your light to make the light a certain color. For the berries I put up a black background so the berries would stand out. Then, I had a a clamp hod up the spoon to keep it still so that I could focus on it. To add a cool effect I sprinkled some sugar on the berries and it made the picture look awesome! For the fog pictures, I had two speed lights to light up either side of the subject. Then I put red and blue gels on the lights ti have a split color/light effect. Last I added the fog for a second and way cool special affect.

you guys should check out Lindsay Adler


Epic Portrait

Awesome background, Awesome subject

For this shoot the objective is to have a have a perfectly lit background and subject. To do this, you under expose for the background and that will put your subject in shadow. Then, you put a speed light on the subject and it will light them very nicely. But one thing to seep in mind is that usually you want you subject to be lighter than your background. This shooting tactic is awesome because it helps gain a better understanding of light and because of that, your images look amazing.

you guys should check out Dave Black!

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over exposed

under exposed

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The triangle of light!

Using the mobile triangle of light to make beautiful images

What is the triangle of light? It is when there is a photographer, a model or object, and an auxiliary light source. These three things make the three point of a triangle. The photographer stands in front of the object and is holding the auxiliary light source out to the side, making a mobile triangle of light. This is actually kind of difficult to accomplish, because I’m trying to look through the camera and focus on where my arm is to get the right angle of light at the same time. But once you get the hang of it, it is an awesome tactic for professional looking images. The reason the mobile triangle is so useful is because you can get an awesome lit background and subject. what you do is first, expose for the background. This will make your subject in shadow and all dark. This is where the triangle comes in, then you just flash the light on them and you have an amazingly lit subject and background!

you guys should check out Brooke Shaden!



this one his face is distorted, but it has the nice background i wanted to demonstrate


Emma Simkins

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I am a photographer, born and raised in Rexburg Idaho. I am currently attending BYU-Idaho, majoring in visual communications.

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