Posts tagged: Brad Farwell

A birdseye view of Thanksgiving

By , November 28, 2012 2:39 pm

And what was interior design student Hayley Cavagnolo doing while her family was gathering for Thanksgiving and her mother the gourmand directing dinner preparations in the kitchen? She was surveying the dinner table from above for the right shots for her “space, time and light” project for her interior design photography class with Prof. Brad Farwell (PH404).

photo: Hayley Cavaghnolo

Despite being “deathly afraid of heights,” Hayley teetered from her perch undaunted. “I was standing on a chair. It was looking like it was going to break so I borrowed a ladder from the garage. I brought it through the kitchen where everyone was cooking.” After capturing this shot on her Canon Rebel at 1/60 second at F4.5, ISO 800 “I jumped onto my sister on the way down.” Thanks sis, from all of us, but you had something more to do with this.

photo: Hayley Cavagnolo

“My sister Caitlin minored in photography in college. She gave me the idea of the birds-eye view,” said Hayley. With one more round of pie remaining and daylight gone, she took her next shot at 1/40 second at F/3.5, ISO 3200 to show the change of lighting.  (The lens was set at 18 mm for both shots.) The leftover pie suggests how satiated everyone was.

“I’ll drop out of interior design and join photography,” joked Hayley after receiving positive feedback on her project.

Happy Birthday Katie!

By , October 24, 2012 3:18 pm

Balloons and pumpkin cake were waiting for interior design student Katie McTammany at the end of her photography class PH404 this morning. Katie turned 21 today.  She and her classmates had just learned how to saturate and desaturate photos in class with Prof. Brad Farwell. 

               Birthday girl Kathryn McTammany & Hayley Cavagnoll

Cake was lovingly provided by Hayley Cavagnoli.

Saturation wasn’t the only game in town. Curves and levels were topics as well.

                  Katie holding her birthday card from Jessica Mazur


With a hug from one of her peeps.

Photos by Rachel Ellner


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