Night Photography

For these photos I walked to out into the street in front of my apartment building. While shooting I kept switching off between having the flash on and off to see the differences. Taking pictures with the flash off allowed the street lights t give lighting, which produced higher quality photos. While using the flash made images look as if they were on film. They were darker and also less clear. I liked how the images looked with the flash on more, mainly because it gave it a vintage look.

Evaluation of Assignments

One of my favorite assignments was the Walnut Park field trip because there was so much to see. From a open field to a dried up creek hidden behind trees it was a beautiful site. There were so many things to photograph, overall it was a fun experience. My other favorite assignment was the lighting assignment. I really loved how the pictures turned out. Even though I was only using natural light they came out almost looking professional. As for the assignments I didn’t like, there was only one. This was the Big Mac challenge. I just didn’t like how fragile and greasy the box was. It was cool and interesting but I like using professional gear more.

Pictorialism

In this photo I captured my cousin walking through a park with a distant background. We went during the day but towards the evening so there wouldn’t be too much light from the sun. Turning the image to black and white really gave it a vintage look and so did adding the grain. It reminds me of a black and white images from the 60’s, and my cousins outfits compliments the theme as well.

Everybody Street

The film was very interesting because it went in depth about how photography can change the community. It showed how each photographer they interviewed was inspired by their own passions, but overall wanted to capture their community. It was crazy how one photographer hung around addicts and even went inside the house to watch them do them too. At the same time though it illustrated how determined he and the rest of the photographers were. It was interesting to see all of them being from New York but each story catching a different angle of the city. It presented the good, bad, and ugly in a unforgettable way.

Photo Story

In this photo story I am showing how to make food while in quarantine. Some people would before to cook but I chose to show to how make a microwavable chicken sandwich. Not the best choice but if everything is sold out then the choices are slim. These can be made for either lunch or dinner, even breakfast too if it comes down to it. I wanted to show microwaveable food because most people don’t prefer artificial food, but in this crisis who knows when all the natural food will be sold out.

Letters to Young Artists

This book teaches different ways for artists to deal with insecurities they will face through their career. The story I read was by Gregory Amenoff and it was truly inspiring. In his letter he is illustrating to the audience how to become more confident in their work, while also being humble. By doing things such as seeing your studio as your sanctuary and reading biographies of older artist, then an artist would become more confident. Also, activities like supporting fellow artists easily helps other artist with their confidence. One thing the Amenoff said that was interesting was for an artist to go to museums rather than art shows, because looking at older art would be more inspiring. I felt this connected to me because sometimes I feel competitive even though I know art is not meant to be a competition. Therefore I like looking at pieces that are from historic artists, it has a different feel, as if I am studying and looking for inspiration.

Lighting

For this session I decided to stay inside my home and use two different lights, which were natural light and the household lights. Since I did this during the day it was easy to get shadows while shooting under natural light. On the other hand the lights in the kitchen and hallway were more tricky. My friends were busy and I didn’t have anyone around me while I did this so I decided to use a pair of shoes I had. I was worried that the lighting I had wouldn’t create the same type of images I saw on the powerpoint since I did not have studio lights. The pictures came out better than I expected though. For example, one of my photos I had to use the bathroom door and light from the hallway so I could create a shot of side lighting. It was an interesting process, as I was finding ways to create somewhat professional photos with minimal equipment.

Midterm

  1. What is a camera ?
    1. A camera is a device that captures images

2.

  • Manual- allows cameraman to decide an image’s exposure
  • Shutter- setting for a camera ability to take photos
  • Aperture

3. All compositions

  • pattern
  • texture
  • symmetry
  • asymmetry
  • depth of field

4. elements of exposure triangle

  • iso
  • shutter speed
  • aperture

6.

  • crop tool
  • spot removal
  • red eye
  • graduate filter
  • radial filter
  • adjustment

7. what does histogram do

  • Allows the photographer to see exposure, highs, and lows of images

8. how to rename photo

  • last name then day/month/year, sequence number

9. movie

  • It was unique and in a way adventurous because the camera man went to places that regular people would be scared to go to. It was interesting as well because in an environment that would seem hostile it was truly friendly.

10. photo story

11. artificial vs. natural

  • Artificial light is produced by a light from something like a lamp while natural light comes from the sun.
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