ts desgins

©2006Rachel Cummings

My dad's screen printing business is really unique and interesting inside. I really wanted tto take some shots of the "printers"
. every five seconds or so this orange light would turn on under the press...I thought it was pretty neat. I used my 285 for lighting and my settings were iso 200, f/5.6 at 1/30.

head shot

©2006Rachel Cummings

I shot this for James (one, of our many head shot assignments) I really wanted a natural but different kind of head shot, so I took Grant t o a park in Burlington and started shooting. I used natural light, I shot on my canon 20D settings were ISO 100 f/5.6 at 1/6.


coat hangers

©2006Rachel Cummings

James gave the commercial class an assignment last week to go out and create something neat and unusal/different. We were to take a random, but common house-hold appliance and shoot it but do something unique to make that product "not so boring". I decided to shoot coat hangers. I checked out a speedotron from glenda, and from then on I didn't know what to do. I attached my lens baby to my canon 20 D and began shooting....tthis is what came out. The only thing I did with post-processing was that I darkend the image slightly in photoshop. I have no idea how the neon colors came about...but I thought it looked pretty neat. My settings were 1/400 at f/4. ISO was 100.

london cuppa tea

©2006Rachel Cummings

This was a promo for chuck's class. No, I'm not happy with it, nor thrilled...but you have to turn in something. I had an inspiration "tear-out" sheet for this really fancy hot chinese tea...I ended up witth this. I shot this outside in he shade with my canon 20D settings were 1/60 @ f/5.6, ISO 100.



(c)2006Rachel Cummings

The two images below are shot by Ruven Afanador. A recent assignment, given by james, had me searching for a photographer I would call "my favorite". I remebered a magazine cover I saw and loved. I started doing research on the photographer and ended up truly falling in love with his ideas and images. The first part of the project (picking out a photographer) was easy. The second part was alot harder. I stumbled across a series of photographs on his website and started thinking about what I could do. I was inspired by his idea of covering everything in brown paper and cardboard. So I decided to cover everything in news paper (donated by Chuck.) I ended up with the above image of Katie Reynolds. I used my canon 20D, speedotrons, and a light box. My settings were ISO100, 1/250 @ f/5.6.

Concentration Assignment

©2006 Rachel Cummings

This assignment was for Chucks commercial class. The assignment (client 2) was was to choose a model and do a on-white-backgrouond head shot. I approached t his assignment by asking my roommate to be my model, and went in and shot where chuck and the rest of the class set up the lights, reflectors, umbrellas and other photographic lighting. For this shot I used the Mamiya RZ-67 with a 150 mm lens. My settings were f/8 @ 1/60.


Book cover: "Us and Them"

Process Shot (left)
©2006Rachel Cummings

This is the Cover illustration for the Book "us and them" . My settings were ISO100, f/22 @ 1/200. I used a speedotron and soft boxes for lighting.

His voice to the world


I shot this with my Canon 20D and my lensbaby. My settings were f/22 @ 1/15. Iso 100.

"...He goes home everyday and sits alone at his tiny desk in his silent apartment. He bangs on the keys of a lifeless type writer about some sort of nonsense concerning the romeo and juliet of our time. He rips the photograph out from in between the wheels that hold the paper in place as his voice to the world is rapidly being compressed on a piece of art that few will see and the ones who do wont take the time to question. Smeared ink and other unmentionables are dried and have risen off the surface of the photograph. As I hold it in my hand, I try to make out what he is tring to release from his complicated thoughts, only to find that that day he was pissed...I've entered a war zone. But the fight is only against himself and the feelings he has for his unspeakable love..."



(c) 2006 Rachel Cummings

This was one of my last shots I did, while working on my second promo for chuck. I used my Canon 20D, with a 18-55 mm lens. Settings were ISO 100. f/32 at 1/250 of a second. For lighting I used a speedotron and soft box.



©Rachel Cummings 2006

After getting in trouble for blowing up this apple, (and a few others) with massive force, by monica...I finally got an ok shot. I'm not thrilled with it but I was happy I got the apple stopped in mid air. I used a canon 20D, ISO was set at 100. f/16 at 1/250. I used a speedotron and soft box. and reflectors on the left side.


jacks bike

(c)2006 Rachel Cummings

"...and once you understand directing is your biggest fear, you realize you've failed at your attempts before even setting off to journey..."



©2006 Rachel Cummings

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it (anywhere i go you go,my dear;
and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)
i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
-e e cummings



©2006 Rachel Cummings

As days passed on a family trip, I began to get bored. Riley, my cousin, was eating supper and I noticed the light hitting her face as she turned around to see her Dad. I grabbed my camera and began shooting.
I picked the photo as my first entry because I thought it displayed what I truly love about photography, amazing timing and beautiful light.