We did a senior portrait photo shoot at our COMM 316 excursion in Victor, Idaho.

On the last day of the COMM 316 epic photo excursion, the whole class set out to take senior portraits of each other. The class was divided in half, the first half modeled when the second half took photos. After an hour, the two halves switch their roles. This was when my skill of portrait photography really clicked. The ability to pose people came clear to me and I had a wonderful photo shoot session. Below are some of the images of the women in my COMM 316 Professional Imaging class at BYU-Idaho.

 

Kelsea Cherie Morrison’s senior portrait:

Douglas Phan's graduate or senior portrait of Kelsea Cherie Morrison by the barn. This is taken in eastern idaho at the comm 316 excursion in Victor.This is Kelsea Cherie Morrison.  She’s currently originally from Calgary, Alberta but she spend most of her time in Rexburg, ID. She has very fun, cute personality but is also a very smart, thoughtful and sweet girl. For the image above, I added a touch of speedlight to lighten her face a little bit because we were in the shadow. I love that photo of her leaning by the barn like that. I planned it so that her dress and the barn are complementary in colors.

One more Douglas Phan's graduate or senior portrait of Kelsea Cherie Morrison on the field outside the barn. This is taken in eastern idaho at the comm 316 excursion in Victor.Above is the photo that I took where she originally was standing. I didn’t like the grass so much in the background because it didn’t complement her dress very much. That’s why I moved her next to the barn and definitely saw better results.

Another of Douglas Phan's graduate or senior portrait of Kelsea Cherie Morrison by the barn. This is taken in eastern idaho at the comm 316 excursion in Victor.Boom! Moving Kelsea to the barn was definitely a great choice. I love matching colors!

 

Vanessa Godfrey’s senior portrait:

Douglas Phan's graduate or senior portrait of Vanessa Godfrey on the field by the barn. This is taken in eastern idaho at the comm 316 excursion in Victor. Her scarf pop because it's complemented with the grass behind. Vanessa Godfrey is the girl who always brings the party wherever she goes. She’s from Idaho Falls, Idaho and is having a portrait photography business in Idaho Falls. Since she was lit from behind by the sun, I added a reflector to fill the light on her face, making her look correct exposed. My shutter speed was at 1/200 of a second and my aperture was at f/9 with ISO 100.

This is another of Douglas Phan's graduate or senior portrait of Vanessa Godfrey on the field. This is taken in eastern idaho at the comm 316 excursion in Victor. Her scarf pop because it's complemented with the grass behind. Here’s another senior portrait of Vanessa. She’s rocking her American scarf. I love how the red in her scarf pop out because the green grass is complementing the red in the scarf.

 

Cali Blodgett‘s senior portrait:

Douglas Phan's graduate or senior portrait of Cali Blodgett on the field. This is taken in eastern idaho at the comm 316 excursion in Victor. Her scarf pop because it's complemented with the grass behind.This is Cali Blodgett. She’s one of the most fun and adorable girl in the class. She is senior studying public relations, event planning, and photography at BYU-Idaho. What a fun gal 🙂

Check out the second part of the girls senior portraits here.

Check out the guys senior portraits here.

Check out the groups senior portraits here.