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westsidestory iowa city west high school

2901 melrose ave.

iowa city, IA 52246


Lumi e re photos by Isabelle Robles


Pages 4-5: Framing Pages 6-11: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO Pages 12-13: Lines Pages 14-15: Light Pages 16-17: Perspective Pages 18-21: Free form Pages 22-23: Portraiture for more coverage



On the day in which I took the picture to the left, there was a beautiful sunset. However, I decided to take a picture of the reflection the window had of the sunset. This way, it framed the sunset nicely to add contrast. In the picture to the right, a yellow branch from a small tree helped to frame the light bulb and canister of



While changing the ISO setting, photographers can change the “graininess” or “noise” in a picture to make it look pixilated darker. While taking a picture of a snowy street on the left, I changed the setting to make the picture darker. In the picture to the right I changed the setting to make the snowcovered bench appear grainy and the coloring to appear a dark red. Both picture were taken in mid-Janurary while it was snowing.


APERTURE Above, a short depth of field is used to show the contrast in a box of books and string of lights that are in the prop room. To the right, a short depth of field is used to show the different angles, shapes, and sizes of logs of wood on a rack. Aperture is used to change the amount of light let into the picture and the depth of field. In both pictures I used a short depth of filed to capture the details that these simple ,everyday objects have.



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SHUTTER SPEED In the picture to the left, Allie Biscupski ’17 climbs a ladder in the prop room while my dog, Maggie, chases after a flashlight in the picture above. A slow shutter speed is used to capture the movement while keeping it in the same frame, to forma more interesting picture.

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Above and to the left, Allie Biscupski ’17 sits on top of stairs to add depth and focus to her position. In the picture below and to the left, a follow tee trunk covered in snow creates a pathway to the lights and woods in the background. Above and right, a dark hallway in West adds depth to a picture of a sunset edited to fit the door frame.

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LIGHT In the picture to the left, ice crystals with the sun shining through in the background can be seen from a window in my bedroom. In the picture above, a slow shutter speed and quick movement gives life to the Christmas lights on my neighbor’s facade. To the right, car lights shining on trees in a forest give a colorful glow to the trunks.

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PERSPECTIVE To get the angle of the tree trunk featured on the left, I climbed a tree in my backyard. In the top right picture, a bug’s-eye view is used to capture the varying lengths of branches of a tree in my backyard. The picture to the bottom right was taken on top of castle in Orvieto, Italy to get a bird’s eye view of the Tuscan town last summer

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free form To the left, the paint-covered spout and wall from the sink in the prop room is pictured. Above, an old-fashioned telephone sits in a shelf surrounded by large multi-colored bouncy balls.

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Above and to the left, Allie Biscupski ’17 walks down the spiral staircase in the prop room. To the left, a pile of gigantic rubber duckies are being clothed in paper money on a shelf in one of the numerous shelves in the prop room. Above and to the right, a rose and multiple paper money bills lie on the floor next to a intricate bird cage.

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PORTRATURE Allie Biscupski ’17 poses in a vintage victorian-style chair while in the prop room. Ryan Johnson ’17 stands in a snow-covered forest.


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