Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Post #6: Reading


Goofball Bookworm

In the Eye of the Beholder


Seeing Double

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Post #5: Already Done

The Disctrict
This was a very interesting assignment because these are pictures we had already taken, not for this class, unless you chose those, but mostly because these pictures were meant for you, something that we took and liked or vice-versa. I chose architecture and nature because that is something so beautiful and the combination of both is simply amazing. Some of these pictures were taken in the same place or the same year but some were not and that's kind of cool too, to see how different places have their own type of beauty.

I love that architecture is inspired by nature and how incorporating both adds a beautiful layer to the pictures.
Another City, Another Museum

Something that ties these pictures together is the camera I used, these were all taken with my iPhone 4S, so before the super advanced iPhone 6 cameras came out which I think is kind of cool because the pictures came out well.

Furthermore, I care about these photographs because some of these locations may be ignored, like the Cancun one, whereas some of the other will always be prominent.
Crocodile Lounge

I thought it was kind of interesting to see the different parts of San Francisco. So you have just the normal American city and then it changes to Chinatown and with it, the architecture and the environment/ambiance.

The American City

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Post #4: Final Five

I genuinely like this picture because it actually came out quite straight so that's impressive but there are some things to change. For instance, the lighting is a little too dark so I would definitely need to change that. Also, the blues should be a little less depressing so I might saturate the image a little to make it lighter. Although, I am willing to see both ways and if the saturation does not look good, I have no qualms about keeping it as is.

Goofball Bookworm
 My Dad is such a hilarious man although he might look intimidating sometimes I think just that goes along with the project, how we misjudge people when really they can be the complete opposite. He was a very enthusiastic subject so this picture kind of shows his normal weekday and weekend before he falls asleep, all those books and magazines and binders of information are just next to him on his nightstand and somehow he gets through them all a lot faster than we can in our English classes. What I would change about it is also making it a friendlier hue instead of the sullen blue.

In the eye of the Beholder
 This image is so difficult to decide what to do with. In all honesty, I don't think it needs adjustment but I also want to experiment to see what can be done and how I would like the picture; if it is better like this "au naturale" or with a little embellishment.

This is one of my absolute favorites, goodness, you can only imagine how amazed and excited I was that this came out. I knew somehow it would have to because not only did we have the light, we also had the flash but I thought somehow the flash would overpower the image and it didn't at all. For this image I would probably make it darker in the back as long as the flash still looks good because that light is what kind of focuses you to the photograph, at least, it did to me.

Seeing Double
This was such an interesting image to capture and is, quite possibly, my favorite. It's fun to see the relationship of the photographer and her subjects, to see the body positions of both and the personalities even though one face is hidden with the flash. Again, for this image, I might want to darken it a little and see how that fairs but I would try to lighten her reflection a little.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Post #3: Dream Assignment Series Plan

What the reflection Shows

So for this assignment I had already promised not only to Savannah but to myself as well that I would include her in all my photography assignments. There is something interesting about having the same person for different assignments because you will not only see my progression but the way the subject changes as well. Anyway, the "dreaded card" that I pulled was the verb "reading", ironically it was one of the cards I had written. I am choosing to do the literal and figurative version of the verb, so someone reading themselves. In this case, because I am going to spend the day with Savannah before Hoopcoming I am going to photograph her after she's all ready but still fixing her outfit as she looks in the mirror. Why I want to do that is because no matter what, people will judge what they see, in that sense, they "read" you and I want to show how that makes us have to "read" ourselves also. The second portion of it will be a literal interpretation of the book because my father is a bookworm and he passed that on to me. I will be taking pictures of a closet that I turned into my personal library, although the books are arranged in a sort of haphazard way. I will also be taking pictures of my father reading because that's his normal nightly routine before sleep, he climbs into bed, props his glasses higher on his head and reads. Finally, I have a few other bookshelves in my house so I will be taking pictures of that. I want to keep it a relatively casual series with candids and staged pictures but hopefully it will depict "reading" the way I want. 

Baby girl you don't need Makeup