Monday, May 28, 2012

Portrait Photography










Some of the things I learned about portrait photography is that it is vital you have good lighting. You also need to try different angles and poses. Something that is for sure important it keeping your subject happy because you get uncomfortable pictures when they are not. This is of my little sister and we had just got back from a long road trip and we were both tired. I probably could have gotten some more natural smiles and better lighting if I would have done this under better circumstances.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lines, pattern, texture, and framing

Lines:

                                          This is an example of line. This a picture of the inner
                                          part of my bike tire. I think this is a good example of
                                          line because it uses line. The lines really don't lead your
                                          eye anywhere but I like all the different lines.

                                     This is also an example of line. This of a Barbecue
                                     and I think it is a good example of line because it uses
                                     line a lot. While I don't have anything in particular that
                                    I am leading to I think the line gives the picture a lot of
                                    depth. I think this could also be a good example of texture.

Pattern:

                                     This is an example of pattern because the fence really
                                      has a pattern to it. It has the planks that are further up
                                      and then it has the ones that go back. This also is a good
                                      example of line.

                                     This is my other example of pattern. I used the break
                                      in pattern technique for this picture. I used all the same
                                      nail polish tops and then put one that was different in there.
                                     

Texture:

                                     I think this really shows a lot of texture. This is of a
                                     tree in my backyard. The tree has a lot of texture to it.
                                   

                                    I loved this picture it was my favorite. I think it does
                                    have a lot of texture to it. I think the flower with all
                                   the little flowers gives off a neat texture.


Framing:

                                     The reason I think this is a good example of framing
                                     is because the lines on the window are framing my
                                    reflection.

                                     This is a good example of framing because I used
                                      the tree to frame my little sisters face. I think it
                                     gives depth to the picture like framing is supposed
                                     to do.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Still Life Photography

These are my still life photos of some coloring pencils in a glass:

                                     

                               With this picture I was close to a window it gave it really good lighting. I was
                               kinda close to my subject.


                                         
                                    In this picture I tried using the rule of thirds and of centering
                                     the glass. It is still next to the window and It think its neat because
                                     you get a little bit of a shadow from the glass.

   
                                   With this picture I got really close. I am also next to the window here.
                                   I like how the some of the crayons are our of focus and some of them
                                   are really in focus.


                                    Here I moved away from the widow and I put a light underneath the glass.
                                    You can tell what side it is on because you can see the light. It made the
                                     crayons on that side give of a little of a shadow.

                               
                                    This one is my most harsh lighting I have. I had it on
                                     flash and it gave of a very distinct shadow.

So in these picture I used lighting a lot to give of different effects. My pictures are very simple so that avoids any merging. I used rule of thirds in one of my pictures by of centering it. Line is something I also used because of the lines that the crayons make. I think I also used balance well with how the crayons are placed in the glass. Framing is one thing I really didn't use for these pictures. I tried framing them and it took away the simplicity of the picture.