Thursday, June 12, 2014

Most Proud Assignment

          I am most proud of my free choice photographs. Especially the one picture that I chose to frame. I mostly photographed plants and nature. There was one photo that stood out to me. It was a picture of a reddish, maroon leaf with raindrops coating it. The reason why I am most proud of this photo is because I like how it is close up and you can really see the outlines of the raindrops. You can also see the detail of the leaf and all of the lines that make it up. This impacted my learning by showing me how close and how far away the camera really has to be to get the right amount of detail. Or how to capture the real essence of it. I wanted to express the beauty of the different colors and the simplicity of raindrops. One thing that I noticed was that when the class passed around our contact sheets, this picture didn’t get many checks or stars. But I am still most proud of it. 

Most Memorable Experiences

           My most memorable experience from this semester is all of the fun times I had taking pictures with friends. Part of the first week we got to take pictures of whatever we wanted in the school. It let us get used to the different settings on our camera and taught us our own style. Another thing that I liked was looking at everyone else’s pictures in the end when we were done and pick one photo that the majority and yourself liked. I always liked how we could have a more broad theme or subject to photograph. It made me look at things differently.  This impacted my learning. It taught me that if you look at things close up, you can see many different details that you might not have seen before if you were looking further away. I also learned that there isn’t just one way to photograph. Or just one view of the subject. There are many different angles that you can take pictures from. That will also give you more varied pictures. You can capture so many things in one photograph. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Culture Clash

  • To create a Clash of Cultures by creating your own Photo montage, combining images from Beijing, China and Yarmouth, Maine, USA;

  • To further develop your Photoshop knowledge and skills;
  • To create a “surreal” landscape by montaging a variety of photographs;
  • To know, use, and understand the Four Collage Techniques to in your Photo Montage: Juxtaposition/fragmentation, Point of View, Scale Change, Overlapping

Throughout this project I have learned how to use photoshop and how to edit/crop some photos. But while making it, there were some challenges. It took a little bit of time to get used to all of the tools. For me, it was also hard to find the right photos that would fit in. I didn't really know where to put a lot of them so it might look kinda scattered. How I dealt with these difficulties was simple. You just need to find any photo that seems realistic, but at the same time it doesn't seem real. Also, when using the tools you pretty much just figure it out on your own when exploring.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Free-Choice, Kenzie

I chose this photo because I thought that it really captured Maine. It rains a lot here and the leafs are so colorful. I like how you can really see all of the rain drops and the different lines on the leaf. I also like how it is a close up and there is a lot of detail. When taking this picture, I wanted to capture the essence of Maine.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

Inspiring Digital Artists

- To become familiar with 5 accomplished digital artists;
- To see what is possible in the world of digital art. 

Culture Clash Photomontage

Juxtaposition/fragmentation - The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.

Point of View - The position from which something or someone is observed.

Scale Change - The difference in something and how much it has changed.

Overlapping - To extend over so as to cover partly.