Samantha Holm takes a moment between classes to finish a homework assignment on Sept. 27, in Morgantown, W. Va. The assignment was for a geography class at West Virginia University. Photo by Blaithe Tarley.
Siobhan Tarley contemplates the progress of her outdoor deck on Sept. 25, in Morgantown, W. Va. This particular project had been months in the making. Photo by Blaithe Tarley.
Emily Megna, left, discusses the benefits and prices offered by the Megabus system to Joshua Taylor on Sept. 27, in Morgantown, W. Va. Megna was working the promotions table in front of West Virginia University’s Mountain Lair. Photo by Blaithe Tarley.
Tiaa Ferrebee, hair dresser, concentrates on her highlight application for her client Christy Williams at The Beauty Bar on Sept. 27, in Morgantown, W. Va. This was Tiaa’s first client of the day. Photo by Blaithe Tarley.
These photos were taken for an assignment focusing on candid and portrait photos. The top two photos are the posed portraits and the bottom two are random candids. During this process we had to assess the emotion, reaction, interaction and action taking place. These factors are what give photos the ability to tell stories. Natural light and the rule of thirds were important concepts as well. I made sure that my photos were taken on sunny days and that the focus of the photo landed in one of the points of intersection.