I chose the following three pictures to hand in (they have to be a series and in different aperatures, sadly... so yes, they're the same at different apertures. I will attach my brief essay explaining them. I accidentally printed 4x6s (they have to be 5x7) and chose other pictures. I'll post those too since I mentioned them in my essay.
I love playgrounds, especially the playground at Everhart Park in West Chester. Christina, my friend modeling in the three pictures I chose to hand in, also loves playgrounds and swinging on the swings. I decided I wanted to catch the playful spirit of swinging on the swing; I had her pose while holding the handlebars and used apertures 5.6,8,and 22. I am finding I like what I took on the middle apertures to be the best. I think my ISO was 200 since it was a bright day that Saturday morning.
Accidently I ordered some 4x6 photos (I will be including in the portfolio). In one photograph I went to my favorite restaurant in West Chester called Roots Café. I am friends with Joe, the guy pictured in the picture and he was a willing participant of a photo shoot. I chose the one of him cooking just because I love it for some reason. Although it is a little dark, I think it captures his spirit the best. On the CD, there is a picture of him playing on his phone and one of him showing off his photography (he’s also a photographer) to one patron. I think that captures his spirit too.