Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Andy Goldsworthy

  • What is the title of your Artwork?
  • What location did you choose? Why?
I choose my front porch by a rose bush. I choose this location because it is simple and it is right next to the rose petals that I wanted to use. 
  • What nature materials is it made out of?
Rose petals
  • What is its approximate size? Why?
This was probably a little less than a foot in length and height. It was big but not too big. I didn't need to make it that big because I was taking such a close up picture. I did want to make it look a little bigger that way it would look nice. 
  • Can people interact with it? If so, how? Please be very specific.
No it is not something people can interact with because it is really fragile and there isn't much you can do with it. 
  • How did you take the surrounding areas into consideration while creating this piece?
I thought about if a simple background would be good or if I wanted the rose bush in it. After taking pictures I saw that it looked best on it's own. 
  • What message does it convey? 
I think roses always convey love and romance. So I think that is the message that this photograph portrays is love. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Portrait Photography

I took these five photographs of my little sister for portrait photography. I tried formal portrait photography for most of these photographs. I also did detail portrait photography. That is my first picture of my sisters yellow sneakers. I tried doing candid photography, but sometimes that didn't really get the effect I wanted. My sister was very natural on her own this made it easy to capture my sisters sweet yet spicy personality. Thats why these were my favorite they explained her very well. I tried to keep my pictures as simple as possible. I tried close up head shots, and those were not my favorite.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Macro Photography

These photos were my best because I was able to make sure there wasn't too much going on in the background with these. I choose this subject, which is my spiral curler, because I thought that the spirals on it would make for an interesting picture. I really learned that having a steady place to take these pictures really helps them come out clear and crisp like they should be. I also learned that a shallow depth of field is best for macro photography. I also think it is important to have a simple background that doesn't draw your attention this way you are just focused on the subject.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Landscape Photography

So this is my backyard, and I chose this because it has the least amount of manmade object in it. I also liked how green everything was finally getting, and it reminded me that summer is almost here. These ones were the five best because I was able to get good pictures of the trees without any manmade objects. The depth of field was very deep in all of them and I kept a straight horizon on most of them. I also loved the blue color of the sky, and the vibrant green of the trees and grass.  I learned that it can be challenging to find the right setting for landscape photography if you live in a city area. I also learned that deep depth of field is best for landscape photography. I also learned how color can play a big role in making the photograph interesting to look at.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Night Photography

Nighttime Nature Photograph

Nighttime Architecture Photography

Long Exposure Flashlight Picture

Monochromatic Photograph

Nighttime Subject Photograph

I have a pretty simple point and shoot camera so that was a challenge for this assignment. I wasn't able to play around with a lot of settings mostly the flash. I couldn't keep my shutter open for long so to get light I would use my flash. On my architecture picture I rested the camera on the ledge of my house. With the long exposure picture I took I just turned off my flash and had my sister wave a flashlight around in a circle. I didn't get a lot but it turned out better than I thought.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Food Photography

I learn that it is much harder than you would think. It is really hard to make the food look appealing, and to get good angles of it. It is hard to find the right lighting to take it in. You really need to work with lighting to get good food photographs. Not only is it hard taking the photographs, but it is hard to arrange the food beforehand to take good photographs. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lightbox Object

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Picture # 2:

Picture # 3:

I thought these were my best three because the lighting was the best. I liked the rule of thirds in the first and the third. I also like the shadow in the second one. I think these also showed of the details of the elephant the best. My favorite one is the first one, because of the angle and the lighting.