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by | Oct 28, 2020

A Family Reunion Film Strip

A Family Reunion Film Strip

The Combined Film Strip

Milk Film Strip

Family reunions can be crazy. One of my favorite things to do is sit back and watch. For this project, I wanted to tell the story of watching the progression of a family reunion from the view of a refreshing glass of milk. The glass is the main focus, while the story is told in the background.

The project is 36 photographs, just like a roll of film.

I made a choice to keep my photographs warm and slightly out of focus, as I feel that this is the style of photographs that fills my childhood scrapbooks.

This was a fun project that I shot many times as I wanted to make sure I got the flow of the subject, the lighting, and the placement of the glass just right.

Want to learn more about storytelling in photography? Here is a great resource.

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 1

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 1

The First Line of the Film Strip

Film Strip 1 of Milk

Family reunions can be crazy. One of my favorite things to do is sit back and watch. For this project, I wanted to tell the story of watching the progression of a family reunion from the view of a refreshing glass of milk. The glass is the main focus, while the story is told in the background.

The project is 36 photographs, just like a roll of film.

I made a choice to keep my photographs warm and slightly out of focus, as I feel that this is the style of photographs that fills my childhood scrapbooks.

This was a fun project that I shot many times as I wanted to make sure I got the flow of the subject, the lighting, and the placement of the glass just right.

In this first part, someone wakes up from a nap on the counter, a plant is argued over, and the glass is full.

Milk Photo 1
Milk Photo 2
Milk photo 3
Milk Photo 4
Milk Photo 5
Milk Photo 6

Want to learn more about storytelling in photography? Here is a great resource.

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 2

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 2

The Second Line of Film

Milk Film Strip 2

Family reunions can be crazy. One of my favorite things to do is sit back and watch. For this project, I wanted to tell the story of watching the progression of a family reunion from the view of a refreshing glass of milk. The glass is the main focus, while the story is told in the background.

The project is 36 photographs, just like a roll of film.

I made a choice to keep my photographs warm and slightly out of focus, as I feel that this is the style of photographs that fills my childhood scrapbooks.

This was a fun project that I shot many times as I wanted to make sure I got the flow of the subject, the lighting, and the placement of the glass just right.

In this second part, a tricky family member goes for the milk, someone slides across the bar, and the glass is starting to empty.

Milk Photo7
Milk Photo 8
Milk Photo 9
Milk Photo 10
Milk Photo 11
Milk Photo12

Want to learn more about storytelling in photography? Here is a great resource.

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 3

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 3

The Third Line of the Film Strip

The third film strip

Family reunions can be crazy. One of my favorite things to do is sit back and watch. For this project, I wanted to tell the story of watching the progression of a family reunion from the view of a refreshing glass of milk. The glass is the main focus, while the story is told in the background.

The project is 36 photographs, just like a roll of film.

I made a choice to keep my photographs warm and slightly out of focus, as I feel that this is the style of photographs that fills my childhood scrapbooks.

This was a fun project that I shot many times as I wanted to make sure I got the flow of the subject, the lighting, and the placement of the glass just right.

In this third part feet feature in a sad handstand, two people pose for selfies, and the glass is half full.

Milk Photo 13
Milk Photo 14
Milk Photo 15
Milk Photo 16
Milk Photo 17
Milk Photo 18

Want to learn more about storytelling in photography? Here is a great resource.

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 4

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 4

The Fourth Line of the Film Strip

Milk Film Strip 4

Family reunions can be crazy. One of my favorite things to do is sit back and watch. For this project, I wanted to tell the story of watching the progression of a family reunion from the view of a refreshing glass of milk. The glass is the main focus, while the story is told in the background.

The project is 36 photographs, just like a roll of film.

I made a choice to keep my photographs warm and slightly out of focus, as I feel that this is the style of photographs that fills my childhood scrapbooks.

This was a fun project that I shot many times as I wanted to make sure I got the flow of the subject, the lighting, and the placement of the glass just right.

In this fourth part plans for unknown repairs happen as a board crosses, a dance party starts on the counter, and the glass is slowly getting more empty.

Milk Photo 19
Milk Photo 20
Milk Photo 21
Milk Photo 22
Milk Photo 23
Milk Photo 24

Want to learn more about storytelling in photography? Here is a great resource.

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 5

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 5

The Fifth Line of the Film Strip

Milk Film Strip 5

Family reunions can be crazy. One of my favorite things to do is sit back and watch. For this project, I wanted to tell the story of watching the progression of a family reunion from the view of a refreshing glass of milk. The glass is the main focus, while the story is told in the background.

The project is 36 photographs, just like a roll of film.

I made a choice to keep my photographs warm and slightly out of focus, as I feel that this is the style of photographs that fills my childhood scrapbooks.

This was a fun project that I shot many times as I wanted to make sure I got the flow of the subject, the lighting, and the placement of the glass just right.

In this fifth part a plastic bag gets stuck on someone’s head, a trade in hats begins, and the glass is almost empty.

Milk Photo 25
Milk Photo 26
Milk Photo 27
Milk Photo 28
Milk Photo 29
Milk Photo 30

Want to learn more about storytelling in photography? Here is a great resource.

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 6

A Family Reunion Film Strip Pt. 6

The Final Film Strip

Milk Film Strip 6

Family reunions can be crazy. One of my favorite things to do is sit back and watch. For this project, I wanted to tell the story of watching the progression of a family reunion from the view of a refreshing glass of milk. The glass is the main focus, while the story is told in the background.

The project is 36 photographs, just like a roll of film.

I made a choice to keep my photographs warm and slightly out of focus, as I feel that this is the style of photographs that fills my childhood scrapbooks.

This was a fun project that I shot many times as I wanted to make sure I got the flow of the subject, the lighting, and the placement of the glass just right.

In this last part, someone rearranges the house hold furniture by moving the rug, cabbages are in the air, and the glass is finished.

Milk Shot 31
Milk Shot 32
Milk Shot 33
Milk Shot 34
Milk Shot 35
Milk Shot 36

Want to learn more about storytelling in photography? Here is a great resource.

Tetons Landscapes

Tetons Landscapes

Landscapes at Teton

Teton National Park has gorgeous mountains and lakes. It is a cool area because it is mountains, lakes, and trees then empty fields. I love going on overcast days as the clouds over the mountains is gorgeous. The picture below was a great day that it just happened to decide to rain. I had to use a fast shutter speed to catch the rain drops on the lake.

String Lake Landscape

Here is a great shot of the fields right after the tree line ends at the Tetons. To get this shot, I bracketed or took three photographs to merge in post production. One photograph was under exposed, one was exposed correctly, and the third was over exposed. This allows for me to have highlights and shadows exposed well.

Tetons Field Landscape

Want to learn more? Here is a great resource.

Yellowstone Landscapes and Wildlife

Yellowstone Landscapes and Wildlife

Wildlife at Yellowstone

There is so much wildlife in Yellowstone. I have seen elk, bears, foxes, bison, wolves, and many more. It is an interesting experience to photograph wildlife as you don’t want to get too close to them. For the shot of the elk, I had a big zoom lens and stood across the street from it.

Elk in Yellowstone wildlife landscape
Swans at Yellowstone Wildlife

Landscapes in Yellowstone

There are few better places to take landscape shots than the national parks. Yellowstone is the national park I have been to the most, and it lends itself perfectly to landscape shots. I normally bracket my landscapes. This means I take three shots, one under exposed, one normally exposed, and one over exposed. This lets me balance highlights and shadows in the photograph.

Moody river at Yellowstone landscape
Sunny field at Yellowstone landscape
Sunset at Yellowstone Landscape

Want to learn more? Here is a great resource.

Erin Miller: The Alpha Rubber Ducky

Erin Miller: The Alpha Rubber Ducky

I am a creative. I have been designing ever since I have been able to hold a crayon. Even though my mediums have changed, I still love finding ways to express new ideas. Whether it is with graphic design, photography, videography, or typography I love being creative.

One of the best parts of what I do is how it helps me capture my adventures with my cute husband and adorable newborn son.

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