Friday, June 16, 2017

Assignment That I am the Most Proud Of

Who Am I Video Link

The assignment that I am the most proud of is my "Who Am I" video. This video was a lot of fun to create because I got to share different parts of myself. At first, I wasn't really sure what I should put in my video, so I had to think about what was the most important to me. Then I had to create the video itself, which required planning which photo should go where and making the video interesting. I recorded myself speaking about each photo in the video and inserted it into the video. Overall, I think that the final result turned out very well and showcases who I am effectively.

Most Memorable Experiences


One of the most memorable experiences from this semester was the pinhole photography. It was really fun to choose which pictures to take. Having to factor in sunlight and the amount of time that we would have to hold the pose was difficult, but it made the final result more rewarding. Also, it made me very proud to manually do each part of taking and printing a photo. From opening and closing the shutter to developing the print, it was very cool to have a final product that I created by myself. I think that it's very exciting that we now know how to use a darkroom and can also better understand how cameras work.




Another memorable experience from this semester was the "Who Am I" video. I had a lot of fun creating this video and it also made me think about myself. We had to really narrow down the basic parts of ourselves and our identities, which was nice. It also made me really happy to go through old photographs and see myself when I was little. Exploring the places that I've been and what I really love was a good assignment to do. After we got an idea of what we wanted to do, we had to create a movie on iMovie, which was difficult. Having to use a lot of features on there and make a comprehensive movie was hard, but fun.

Reflecting on my Goals for the Semester

My goals for the semester were to better understand the mechanics of photography and to learn how to use my camera more accurately. I achieved my goal of understanding the mechanics of photography. After taking this class, I now understand how to make a photo more visually appealing. Originally, I had to think really hard about how to set up each photograph so that it followed the "rules" but now it comes more naturally. I didn't achieve my other goal of learning how to use my camera more accurately. I wanted to understand all the features that my camera has, but I ended up using my phone more often than my camera, since it's more portable.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Scavenger Hunt

Lines:
Tiyana.net - Pinterest

kingcreative - Pinterest

My Examples:





Contrast:
xaxor - Pinterest

The Sway

My Examples:





Beauty:

HomeAway


flickriver

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An Ants View of the World:

fineartamerica


Tamron

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Shapes:

Digital Photo Secrets


Abduzeedo

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Texture:

picture correct


rblewandowski

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Something That Represents Me:






Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pinhole Photography

Purpose:
- To understand and demonstrate pinhole photography and how it works;
- To become familiar with darkroom processes and procedures.



One aspect of pinhole photography is the shutter time. I learned how to adjust how long the shutter was open for in response to the amount of light that there was. Another aspect is developing the prints. We had to know how long to keep the negatives in the fixer, stopper, developer, and rinser. A third aspect of pinhole photography was making the positives. We learned how to use the enlargers.

The most exciting part of this process was taking the photos. Coming up with ideas for what to take was a lot of fun. It was also very exciting to develop the photos. Seeing whether or not the photograph developed was really fun because sometimes they didn't turn out well. Also, I really liked seeing the positive. The final result was cool and it was rewarding to know that we made the photograph. 






Forced Perspective Photographs

Purpose:


  • To continue to develop creative problem-solving skills by creating forced perspective photographs in a unique original way;
  • To practice altering perspective and looking at subjects in a unique way;

  • To further develop your Photoshop knowledge and skills;




The photograph of Emilie writing with the large pencil is the most successful. It looks the most realistic and accurate. I think that I edited that one very well and the other ones were more difficult to edit because the bodies were in more difficult positions to isolate. I worked on making the paper follow the perspective and making Emilie's feet be on top of the paper. I had to make extra layers for her hands and feet to make them look realistic and be layered the right way. 


I find it challenging to understand how to use Photoshop. There are a lot of tools that I don't understand so when I try to make something look a certain way it isn't always easy. Also, it's hard to make things look realistic. It takes a lot of work to isolate certain things and erase the background from them. Next time, I will probably get an idea before taking photographs so that it's easier to make the final product. 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Shadow



It was a beautiful summer evening; warm, but with a cool breeze wafting the smell of grilling meat and the smoke from the nearby fire. The sun was nearly below the tree line, and it was slowly getting chilly without its heat. The sound of young children shouting in excitement mingled with the adult conversations, the pop of the birdie hitting the badminton rackets, and the song of the peepers in the nearby pond. It was the perfect kind of night, one that you look forwards to during the winter time when you think of summer and all the good things that it brings. It had been a relaxed, sluggish kind of day, a day that only comes from knowing that you have absolutely no responsibilities and no worries. It was the kind of day that no one wants to end, so people lingered on the porch well into the night time. This was the ideal summer day.