Friday, June 13, 2014

Assignment that I am most proud of

     I am most proud of my Composition photography assignment. This was an assignment where we had the homework to take photos that represented a compositional element. In my photo I showed the compositional rule of leading lines. I thought that I captured a really interesting a great image. In this photo I got so close to the chair that you can see every detail of the peeling paint and weathered wood. There are multiple lines in the image, and the bars of the chair lead down to the seat of the chair. The perspective of this image is really interesting. If I were to take the image at eyesight of the chair, it would have been pretty boring, but because I stood up looking over the chair and took the image how I did, it came out very unique and interesting. I used multiple compositional techniques in this image; leading lines, angle, and unusual perspective. Those techniques are what made it a great image and one that I am most proud of. This was an image that was captured pretty early on in the semester, and I think that it really impacted my learning throughout the semester. After having had this assignment I was always conscious of how I could make the photos I took unique and compelling. I now always think about all of the different angles I could photograph an object from, or what other compositional techniques I could use, and that has become really impactful to my photography. This was a very valuable skill to learn at the beginning of the semester, and I will always keep the compositional techniques in mind when I am taking a photo. 

Most Memorable Experience

     My most memorable experience from this semester was the "Selfie" assignment. This was really memorable for me because it was a really different way to photograph, and it was fun brainstorming ideas. Even though selfies are just somewhat of a trend now, it helped me learn about composition and photographing skills. It also really opened my eyes to all of the different kinds of photography there are. There is so much to know and learn about photography, and a selfie is just another kind of photography. The great thing about that assignment also was that you had to think about what kind of composition you wanted in the image, which you don't normally think about when taking a selfie with friends. It gave us a chance to be creative and do something that we don't normally do, and that's why I think it was such a memorable experience. I also really enjoyed it because it proved that iPhones can capture great moments in time, and I have begun to take many images on my phone. Selfies are great ways to just capture a moment, and the groups in our class captured some funny and great moments in time.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Culture Clash

I learned many different things about photoshop, and how to mend images together. A major success for this project was getting to know both cultures, and trying to put them together in a way that made sense. I learned a lot about China and how they live throughout the course of this project, and I also was able to discover some really great student work on the Ning, of both Maine students, and Chinese students. A challenge of this project was trying to put the images together. After I had all of my photos, I didn't really know how to put them in a way that makes sense. I dealt with this issue by making a plan in my mind of what the landscape would look like. I wanted it to be a scene where both Chinese and American objects, buildings, and people were apparent. I did this by creating a street scene next to a water scene, and included scenery behind that.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Free-Choice, Alison

When I created this image, I heard the birds chirping and the soft hum of my dad mowing the lawn in the distance. I saw the peeling paint of the old shed and the door handle, and the rust that was starting to accumulate. I smelt fresh air and freshly cut grass. I could feel the wind blowing in my hair and on my skin, and I also felt the uneven and peeling paint as I ran my fingers over the shed's surface. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Culture Clash Planning

Juxtaposition/fragmentation- the process or state of being broken or breaking into small or separate pieces.

Point of View- the position in which someone or something is observed.

Scale Change- When the proportions of one image to another are changed.

Overlapping- extend over so as to cover partly.