-Rule of Thirds-
This was my first experience using a high quality camera, immediately after the photos were loaded on to my computer, i noticed a huge difference between this photo, and past ones i have taken. The high quality and resolution of the photograph immediately made it look more professional. I also was surprised by the improvement from editing the photo in Photoshop. The program gives the user so much control to make the photo how they imagined it. After this project, I understood fully why a good camera is so important.
For this project, we were tasked with making a story, using not words, but pictures. In my story, I photographed three wolves, who must escape from an evil crocodile, I tried to make the photos consistent, and to make them follow the same theme of colour. I felt that the mix of autumn leaves and the grass, created a nice palete of colour. I devised the story, knowing that I had three toys with moveable legs, and one with a movable mouth. I decided that I would use both of these in some way. Which I did with the running wolves, and the crocodile eating the wolf. Overall, I found this project really fun to do, and it really gave us a lot of freedom.
-Favorites of Point of View-
For this project, we were tasked with taking photographs from both a worm’s eye, and a bird’s eye. I found that I naturally gravitated towards taking closer up, low to ground photos rather than above the subject, like a bird’s eye. I found it considerably easier to take worm’s eye, rather than bird’s. This project was slightly more difficult than some of our previous, in my opinion. When photographing the rocks, I found that the varying colours complemented each other rather well.
For the fairy tale project, I chose to do Rapunzel. I drew inspiration from both the original story, and the popularized story of Rapunzel. In my first photo for symbolism, it displays a scene from the original fairy-tale, where the husband of a dying wife steals a green herb called Rampion or Rapunzel, from the witch’s garden. This is what compels her to take Rapunzel. My second photo is a character photo for the prince. It shows him climbing the tower. My third photo is based on the popularized version of the story, where Rapunzel gets free and explores the wilderness. This is the character photo for Rapunzel. The fourth photo also a symbolism photo which shows a forest creature. It symbolizes her fascination with the outside world after being freed. The last photo is for climax. In both the original and non original versions of Rapunzel, her hair gets cut off by the evil witch.
In my opinion, this project was one of the most fun and open. Transforming something crazy and impossible into a tangible thing is really an interesting experience. I found that this project helped me better understand Photoshop, as well as learn a lot more about blending and colour coordination.
-Queen Elizabeth Park Photos-
For me the field trip was a very good opportunity to photograph beautiful images that we would otherwise never be able to at our school. The best part of the field trip was, in my opinion, going to the conservatory and taking pictures of all the birds and plants. I am proud of many of my photos taken there, my only criticism is that it was very sunny, and while the harsh light was helpful in some instances, in others, it was detrimental. My favorite of my photos were the ones that captured the texture of the bird’s feathers as well as the ones that showed light filtering through leaves or petals. Next time, I would try to experiment more with different angles and focus before moving on to photographing something else.
-Jekyll and Hyde-
For my first emotion, I chose to photograph my subject, Hanna, being joyful. I accomplished this by using bright props such as balloons, and having her face full of confidence and her pose carefree. Almost as if you captured the moment while you were on an outing. I found that for joy, it is best if the model looks directly at the camera, like one does in real life, tending to look in another person's eyes when they are happy. For my second photograph, I decided to capture thought, almost remembrance. In the photos, it almost seems as if Hana is remembering an event from her past. I found that I could capture thoughtfulness best if the subject averted their eyes, or was focusing on something in the distance. Also, for my second photo, I used the rain and gloomy weather to accentuate the emotion.
-Favorite of Leading Lines-
For this project, we experimented with leading lines in order to draw the viewer’s eyes towards a certain focus of the photograph. n my I tried to use the horizon to draw the viewer's gaze towards the silhouette. I liked the feel that the snowy landscape gave to the images. Overall, leading lines, I believe, are a great way to capture the viewer’s attention, and take them on a journey through your photo.
-Favorite of Action Shots-
This project, we were given the task of capturing action in a photograph. I enjoyed using my surroundings, such as snow and sunlight to enhance my photos. The sun created beautiful lens glares and shadows, while the snow added a trail of falling particles after the subject. It was quite difficult to capture the subject perfectly, without blur, but when i did, it was worthwhile. This photo is probably my best focused one. It amazes me how you can even see the tiny particles of snow.
-Favorites of Holiday/ Winter Photography-
This was probably one of my favorite projects to work on, mostly because of the fact that the topic and rules of the assignments were so vague. In one of my pictures, i tried to focus on a Christmas light, while still having the glow of unfocused lights as my background. At my own home, I took advantage of the decorations we had up, I liked how the colour scheme in that photo was a mix of greens, reds, and golds. Lastly, I took a picture of my fireplace. I liked the way the glow of the fire shows up on the walls of the fireplace, illuminating it and making the photo feel warm.
These photos are a selection of my favorite photos that either didn't make it into projects, or i haven't yet included in this website. Despite me not using them I think they all turned out well, and I am proud of them. I feel that they really show how much I've improved, and all the techniques I've [picked up on this year.