Ants Eye view
Light on Dark
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black And White
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.
Colors Upon Colors
The View Through The Dinosaur
The Color of Life
The Look of Chains
Copy of the Shore
With Sticks and Nuts
Craft of Nature
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.