During a field trip to Liberty Hall in Kenansville, Jane Hall found what she thought was a unique photograph that captures yesteryear – a bonnet hanging from a nail in a cabin near the main house. Light streaming through the window accentuates the bonnet which, Hall said, reminded her of a simpler time.
Dewayne West loves travel and he loves using his camera to capture highlights from his trips. Here he captures a well-lit Budapest Parliament in a night shot, taken from the Danube.
Calling her photograph ‘Lookin into the future,’ Kelly Jones selected this as one of her top 5 final exam photographs because of the uniqueness of the shot, taken using a magnifying ball to capture the Sampson Community College clock tower in the background and within the ball itself.
Angie Herring said this photograph of the Currituck Lighthouse was one of her favorites because of the serenity of the scene as captured by her lens. Using auto settings, Herring said she framed the lighthouse with the surrounding trees and tried to highlight the beauty of the sky.
The hues of green and blue add to the surreal feel of this photograph by Shutterbugs 2 student Kelly Jones. The picture, simply titled ‘Fern’ was taken in photography instructor Gloria Edwards’ back yard during a field trip there earlier in the year. The blurred background helps to add to the relaxing, serene essence of the picture.
Photo by Kathleen Gancer
Shutterbugs 2 student Kathleen Gancer used some of her newly acquired photography skills to capture light streaming through this Asheville retail store’s display. Shooting the picture on auto focus with no flash, Gancer said she loved the way the dark background allowed the lights to pop, showing the vivid colors in the display.
Trying her hand at capturing ‘white water,’ Kathleen Gancer pointed her camera at Pearsal Falls near Saluda in the western North Carolina mountains. ‘The flow of the water shows up so smooth and soothing, I was just thrilled that I was able to get this picture,’ she said.
On a photography field trip to Kenansville earlier this year, Shutterbugs 2 student Jane Hall took a majestic photograph of the Duplin County Courthouse, showing how angles and where you stand can make a huge difference in the final product you get.
Calling her upclose shot ‘Oh,Daisy,’ student Angie Herring selected this vivid photograph of a bright yellow daisy because of her love for flowers and her belief that this was a good example of macro photograph.
Teresa Young shot this photograph along the train tracks between Turkey and Warsaw, just off N.C. 24. The sunburst and the light traveling the tracks, Young said, is what appealed to her about this picture.
Using imagination and creativity, Teresa Young hauled an old school desk and an even older typewriter into a Sampson County cotton field to capture this artistic photograph she called ‘Time Machine.’
Detailing more of his travels, Dewayne West used this photograph of an old castle along the Danube River in Germany as one of his five exam photographs. He liked this one, he said, because it depicted the beautiful landscape and showed strong composition.