Hello everybody! I’m Carissa Buys and I am from McKinney Texas (a suburb of Dallas). This is currently my fourth semester here at BYU-Idaho and I am studying Communications with an emphasis in Visual Communication.
I’ve been interested in photography forever, but I took some classes in high school where I learned how to use a DSLR and Adobe Photoshop. During high school, I was on the school newspaper team as a photographer. Because I’m from Texas, most of the photographs I took were at the weekly football games.
I have no idea where my old photos are saved, so here are some that I took last semester in Comm 130 (Visual Media). In the first four pictures, I didn’t do a lot of editing. I sharpened, fixed the levels, used the selective color adjustment and curves adjustment. On the last picture (of the dog) I used the previous tools I listed and I also used the clone stamp/spot healing brush to remove the leash and take out an ugly branch.