Rich and Delaney, sneak peek!

on Mar 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

These two kids were a blast, can’t wait to finish up the rest of this shoot! -Paul Chris Luke


on Dec 26, 2012 in Home | 0 comments

Capturing the world, one snap at a time…

Work Lately

on Nov 26, 2012 in Blog | 4 comments

The Burnsides were a great couple to shoot. I know them from my ward here in Salt Lake. I don’t usually do a lot of black and white photography, but some of their pictures really look awesome in pure black and white. It was a wonderful experience to spend some time with them, and have fun in the process! ————————– Rayya is a girl who works with my wife. She is an aspiring fitness model and this was her first shoot! She was a natural! I wish her in the best in her modeling adventures! ————————– I also ran a campaign during thanksgiving to do free photoshop of pictures (as long as the participants owned the rights to the photos). See above for one example of a before and after -Paul Chris...

The blog will live on! (Hopefully…)

on Nov 21, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Well this experience sure has been fun! At first I wasn’t fond of the idea of a blog. Indeed, after this class I was going to remove it altogether. Still, it would seem like a waste to remove it altogether… while I will still be removing the content on the photography page, this blog will stay. I can say it has been fun to write and post about things I love. Hopefully I can muster up the willpower to continue blogging, if not for my readers, for my own personal progress history. I hope you guys have enjoyed my posting thus far, and hope to keep posting later!

Thesis – Pictures Build Memories

on Nov 19, 2012 in Writing | 0 comments

    Abstract The desire to remember past events has been a defining trait of the human race ever since its beginnings. However, the ability to remember events long gone has always been a struggle for mankind. The writer asserts that the reason we remember certain events in our history is not necessarily because of the significance of the events, but rather the fact that we have visible evidence which prompts the memory of those events. These visual cues can date as far back as ancient cave paintings, to drawings on papyrus, to renaissance murals, or even modern photography. The writer will show that having visual cues to remember events allows us to remember the event with greater clarity and fondness. Through modern neuroscience and the study of the human brain, science has proven that parts of the brain which store and develop memories benefit greatly when there is a picture...

How I’ve Changed the World

on Nov 18, 2012 in Home | 0 comments

I have, will, and will always use those attributes I have been blessed with to improve the environment I am in, within whatever sphere of influence I have.

Jace and Cami

on Nov 18, 2012 in Blog | 6 comments

  Jace and Cami! I loved this photoshoot. We started out in a park in Salt Lake City. However, it started to get very cold and rainy so we opted to find somewhere a little more sheltered. We ended up at the Salt Lake City Library and wow what a find! The architecture and amount of variety for locations was awesome! Normal edits, color, vignettes, sharpening/blurring, etc. As far as photography is concerned it was a perfect day for shooting. Complete cloud cover! After the shoot we broke out the laptop and they picked their favorites. Normally a shoot like this takes ~ 2 weeks to turn around but some time opened up and viola. 1 hour shoot, and 1 day later, you have finished images ready to roll – Paul Chris...

My Thoughts on Portfolios

on Nov 15, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Recently, I have been doing a lot of thinking about how to re-organize my photography portfolio. At the moment, I have all of my best photos in one big lightbox album (see http://paulchrisluke.com/photography/paul-chris-luke-photography/ ) I do this because from what I have seen, users will happily stay and flip through an album until the album runs out. Doing so is easy, and requires only the press of a right/left arrow. However, I have found that when a user is required to jump from category to category (ie portraits, landscape, etc), even with only one click the visiting time shortens. In short, I have found that my users are exposed to more of my work if all of it is accessible with one click. As such, I choose to put my very best work into one portfolio. So! I sit here wondering, should I subcategorize my work? Thoughts? -Paul Chris...