Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Assignment that I am most proud of

    The assignment I am most proud of is Architecture/ Landscapes. I thought I did a really good job on getting landscape and architecture in the same picture. I am proud of this project because I had really good colors in my photos since I was outside. I made each picture interesting and I had a variety of pictures. I had a lot of natural light in my photos which I think is the best lighting for when you are taking photos. By taking these pictures, it has taught me that even the simplest things around you can be really amazing pictures. Having a background behind the architecture made a more interesting image. 

Most Memorable experiences

     Most Memorable Experiences:

    One of the projects I have learned from the most was when we were dealing with forced perspective photos. This experience taught me most how to get a different perspective and take time with capturing my image. They made me think harder and longer about how I want my picture than I would if I was just taking an ordinary photo. This project taught me how to be patient and try try again if your image didn't turn out right the first time. This has impacted my learning for the future by  informing me that taking my time is a good thing and you get a better picture out of it. Taking my time to make a memorable image will be a great thing to keep in my mind for the future and for more experiences. In the beginning of the year, I wouldn't be patient and think about how I could make my pictures better, but this way I can take the time and think how I can improve.

    A second memorable learning experience was when we learned about Historical and Contemporary Photographers. In this project I got to see so much inspiration and learn how to get creative. Because it really pays off. It was really interesting to get another view on photography from a professionals work and see how they see the world around them. From looking at there pictures, I see how they challenge themselves for a fascinating photo. They challenge themselves and our minds with questions of how they set this photo up, or making us curious about what else was happening in this photo. This will impact my future learning by challenging myself and setting up mystery. I found that this can make photos more inspiring and interesting to look at.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pinhole photography

        During my pinhole experience, I learned a large and long process. Before you go and take photos outside, you have to put the photographic paper in the can. It isn't any paper, it is emulsion paper. So when sun light shows through the pinhole, it reacts with light it will create the image. I learned that when you're taking the photos, the more light you allow on the picture, the darker it will be. And the less light you let on, the lighter it will be. When inside the dark room, you have to put your picture in the developer for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Then in the stop bath for 1 minute. After the stop bath comes the 4 minutes for the image to be in the fixer. You have to keep it in the stop bath for 3:15 before bringing it into the light. When you go back into the dark room, put your picture back in the fixer for 45 seconds.When that's done, put it in the water for 5 minutes. In the dark room it is important not to let any light into the room when your pictures are going through this cycle. If you want, you can make a positive picture through another process with an enlarger camera and make a contact print. Then go through the dark room process again.
    Pinhole photography has all been very interesting to learn about. This whole experience has been fascinating and amazing how this can, can produce a picture. The most exciting thing I would have to say with pinhole has been when I first put in the fixer. When in the fixer, you can see your image develop and it's fun to see if you got the right amount of light, or if the people are focused. After you are done with the stop bath and bring it into the light, you can see your picture much clearer. All the photographic paper has been trial and error helping you to get a better picture each time by letting you change the light exposure time.
          The most challenging part of the pinhole photography was finding the right exposure times for the light. My pictures kept not getting enough light so then they would be really light and white. I found it helpful to keep track of these times on a phone or a timer. The weather did not cooperate on our days of pinhole photography so we had to keep the exposure times long to give them more light. It's a very long process to go through so it got tiring gong back and forth out of the dark room to retake a picture. But this is how I started get better pictures and learn what the right time would be.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Forced Perspective

    I had lots of challenges during this project when I used photoshop. When I used photoshop, it was hard to get the right lighting to match the different images. I had a hard time trying to get a good idea and when I did it didn't end up working. Sometimes it didn't work because I just couldn't make the force perspective look real and it wasn't as unique as I wanted. my successes during this project was making the picture realistic if I used photoshop to create them. And in one of my picture I did a good job of showing some mystery to make people question whats happening in the picture.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Who am I Video Project


To understand the purposes and differences of selfies, portraits and self-portraits;
To look at the work of of contemporary artists who create portraits and self-portraits and interpret and analyze their purposes;
To create a video that effectively communicates “who you are”;
To use imovie’s features in a creative and unique way.'

Who am I

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Creative Portraits/Self Portraits

The two strategies I used in Creative Portraits/Self Portraits was altering your perspective and shooting candidly. What I learned when I used the strategy to alter your perspective, I found it easy to capture someones personality this way. You can tell what the person is like or what they like by the expression they have, or what around them. In my picture that I used this technique with I just let the subject make whatever face he wanted. I set him up with a soccer ball since he loves to play soccer, and he is also wearing a soccer shirt so the picture came together perfectly. I shot it from a birds eye view. That strategy I felt like also tied in with, introducing a prop because of the soccer ball.  The next strategy, shooting candidly, was also fun.  I liked to capture peoples emotions at random times and to capture what was happening at the moment and give some mystery of why the person is making that face.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Who am I

  I am an outgoing and active person. I love animals, nature and to do anything outside, whether it's playing sports (my favorite sports are tennis and soccer) , taking a walk or going to the beach.  I spend a lot of time hanging out with my friends and family and we always have a lot of fun together.   I couldn't live without friends and family around me. I am artistic and creative and photography is one of my favorite hobbies.  My dreams in the future is to have a job that has to do with being active, photography or writing. I want people to see my as an active person who loves to always be on the move and outside.