Category Archives: Intro to Photo

Final Olympics

Abstract

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Ants Eye view

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Ariel View

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Light on Dark

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Macro

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Repetition

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Reflection

I was actually really excited to start this project because I thought it would be fun getting to demonstrate all of the work we had done throughout the year in one project. One thing I really enjoyed was taking macro pictures. I Just really love the detail that is shown in the photo of the object your trying to take a picture of. Also I had a lot of fun going around Dubai and thinking of ideas that would allow me to get the best picture that I possibly could. I thought it was hard capturing a light object on a dark background because you can to get that right time of day. For my light on dark I took a picture of a crane and just airbrushed the background slightly, how Mr. Stav had shown me. I hope that these are good and I’m really excited to start again next year and during the summer.

Portraits

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Reflection

When working on this portfolio of pictures I had a really fun time. The funnest part about working on these picture was being able to work with the models. I was able to give them instructions on what to do in the picture and how I think it would look when I finally do capture the photo. I really enjoyed going around campus and different places with my model for that photo and instructing them on what to do. Now when editing my photos, I enjoyed the process of making the photos light darker which is basically changing the contrast and also I was able to change the saturation of the pictures which I basically turned into black and white. I also thought it was an amazing first experience for me when taking this photos. vAll in all it was a really fun experience working on this portfolio of pictures, and Im excited for the next and final project to come.

Motion Pictures

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Reflection 

I feel like this set of pictures was one of the hardest portfolio of pictures I had to take. In the beginning I kind of struggled in a way to get the just right photos I was looking for. Even though I did struggle taking these motion pictures, I did have a lot of fun when taking them. I made sure that my models for a few of the pictures were ok with the way they looked before I submitted them because I wanted to be respectful since they are what made the picture. I was really excited when starting out as well but slightly nervous. It was basically because I new that it would be harder then the last projects we had gotten, plus I switched from a Sony camera to a Cannon which I think let me take the better quality pictures. All in all I enjoyed this time for taking them and edited them the way I think best fit the mood or tone of the photo.

Low Tone And Night Pictures

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Reflection

When taking these pictures I had a harder time because I was trying to find the right setting on my camera as well as making sure the pictures are crisp and clear. I was actually proud of my self when I found a really good potential of a picture, so I had asked my dad to stop on the side of the road and I tried to capture the amazing lights and color of the mosque. When taking my pictures I made sure to take multiple pictures of something that I was focusing on. For example I stayed at the mosque for about 20 minutes, changing the IOS and the shutter speed so that I can capture the perfect picture I could get at that moment. When I looked through all of them, I could see the color of the mosque change because at one point it was a very orangey color, but then at another point it was a darkened orange with the lights sharp and clear.

Bottle And Glass Pictures

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Reflection

I really enjoyed doing this assignment. Though it was hard to find the right light to make the picture pop, I think I was able to do it. I found that the best light is in the morning or around 3 o’clock after school ends. I think by doing these glass pictures you are able to show off your techniques on how to compose a picture. For our assignment we had to take glass and show it off in a way, as well as placing it on a white background. I then placed the glasses in different positions until I found a unique and cool picture I could capture. Once transferring my pictures on Photoshop, I was able to edit it ever so slightly using curve-overlay and it made the glass itself pop. That what I found most exciting during my editing process. I loved the different editing tools I was given to help this picture bring excitement to the viewers face.

4 Way Composition

Color Tint 

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Selective Color

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Color Wash 

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Black And White 

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Reflection

How I made these pictures I used the Gradient Map as my starting aspect. Starting at the black and white picture, I started with the gradient map. Then what I did was I played around with the contrast along with the curve and the brightness. I was able to make the lines on the rug sharper and more blurred by making the whites a little lighter and the darks a bit darker. For the selective color I started out with the gradient map as well, so I turned the picture black and white. Next I added the paintbrush and painted over the selected area I wanted. For the color wash I lowered the opacity so that the colors in the rug were less vibrant and more dimmed down. And lastly for the color tint, I started out with Gradient Map again and picked which color I think would look good against the rug and lowered the intensity of the color so it looked more natural.

Composition

The Shadows 

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Candle Lit 

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Colors Upon Colors 

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The View Through The Dinosaur

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The Color of Life 

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The Look of Chains 

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Copy of the Shore 

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With Sticks and Nuts 

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Craft of Nature 

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Reflection

When I first started out with this project, I tried to find object that would fit the assignment. A lot of the pictures that I chose for my final product are flowers. I thought about how these flowers were amazing and very detailed. First learning about depth of field was interesting because, remembering back to looking at pictures that were really similar I always wondered how the photographer made that effect appear. So I finally went out and started experimenting with the different object as well as taking as many pictures of something at different angles so I have a variety to choose from. But that was only one type of composition we learned. We also learned about something light on a dark background as well as a dark object on a light background. So I also tried experimenting with those types of photos as well. Over all I found this project to be really fun and I personally feel like I am improving the way I take photographs slowly. For me its always interesting to scout out different areas to take some good pictures and to see if they work well.