David Hockney is known for his collage type images. He was born in England in 1937. He did some of his work in London during the early stages of his life. He then moved to California and proceeded to start his swimming pool stage. This artwork emulates his style in the sense of placing photos in a collage. To create this artwork I took many replicated photograph pieces and put them together to create this photo.
I chose to do Teen Vogue because as a kid I really liked reading it. It is typically a fashion magazine and I have always been drawn to fashion and matching clothes. To emulate the magazine cover I added captions that would appear on front of a Teen Vogue cover itself. I made sure that I picked captions that would go with the style of Clare's and my outfits as well as the color scheme. I used just a normal font except at one point I made some of it very bold to appeal to people. I chose colors that would go with the background as well as the picture. I made sure they were winter/fall colors.
By creating my photograph, I had the idea of going with a fashion type magazine and thought Teen Vogue would be a good one to follow. I made sure to have a fall color scheme. After taking photos, I added on captions that would be on the front of Teen Vogue's cover. A strobe light produces multiple flashes of light. You use this to get more light in the picture. A modeling light is a light that is constantly on the model. It brightens the model's complexion up.
A reflector reflects light on the model. It creates a silver or gold tone light on the model.With that, it sort of has a more natural appeal. A grey card is just a card with grey streaks on it. It is used when the model holds it and creates exposure and color in a photograph. A radio trigger system is on the light and it sends signal. It also has other functions as well.
Del Mar Fair
Rancho Buena Vista High School
The title of my picture is called Circle of Life. This image was taken at Rancho Buena Vista High School. This photo was originally a tree with a unique pattern on it. I would describe this as capturing nature in a simple matter. The compositional rule is symmetry. I took this photo on a Nikon D5300. The software I used to create this was Adobe Photoshop. It captures the use of a camera and how someone can take that photo and turn it into a whole different image.
Dancing in the Moonlight,
I firstly took a picture of these two people seeming like they are dancing at the duck pond. Then I put everything in black and white. They are supposed to be dancing on the moon to portray the song dancing in the moonlight. To get that moon idea, I used the ground from the duck pond to capture that it is rough and not just smooth. Next, I took the sky and colored it black to make it look like space. I added a galaxy background full of stars and added a few bright twinkling stars to give it an up close feel. I added Saturn and earth as well to give perspective to wear the moon is in accordance to other planets in the solar system. The emphasis in this picture is placed on the two people dancing. The "moon" also demonstrates a line separating it from the rest of space and giving the idea they are actually on the moon.
Mandala is taking a piece of a picture in triangular forms and laying it by each piece to create a design.I used the magic wand tool to take that triangle from the template to an actual picture and cut that piece out. I then used the move tool to drag it over to the template and i duplicated the layers. I lean merged those two layers and did the same thing. After completing that, I merged all the layers. I liked how easy this was and how cool the designs came out. My favorite image is the one I took from the bark on a tree. I struggled on making it fit perfectly. If I had to do it over again differently I would choose a better image for my second image.
I think a tessellation is taking pictures of close up items and photoshopping it to create a geometric shape design. I first took a picture of a plant up close and then opened an 8 inch template in photoshop. I cropped the plant photo to a part where i wanted and then used the move tool to move it to the 4 inch squares. I continued doing that until all the squares were filled, making sure to flip the picture so that it created a design. I liked the final designs that were made from this picture. My favorite picture was the palm tree picture that captures the vibrancy and contrast of the green and blue. I struggled with cropping the image to the right size and having the guide lines at the right exact number. If i had to do it over again, I would be more precise with the numbers so there would be no white lines.
What I learned about portraiture is it takes creativity to figure out the poses for the model. I also learned that the main thing is lighting and capturing the best kind of light. I used the paper to help decide on the poses and I looked around at different background to see which pose would work with what. I used the reflector to brighten up the models face at times and it created a glow. It was useful in adding light. To retouch the photographs, I brightened up the models face and erased areas of blemish. People in need of portrait photographers for like senior pictures or nice looking pictures higher people who special in taking portraits. I think the salary range differs from person to person. I think the average ranges from $25- $100 per hour.
In this photo, a student is working on a project in TV film. Education can be distributed in many forms. It doesn’t always have to consist of books and studying. TV film can be associated with one’s creative side. Students have the opportunity to grow academically by doing what they’re passionate about as well. Having the ability to participate in many areas in education can further one’s success for a career in the future. When students are passionate about their education, they strive to do their very best. I chose this photo because it represents a different way education is being taught. It also represents the possible beginning of one’s advancement with further pursuing that career. Having different subjects in school can make school and education more valuable to students because they then become excited about learning. There are many opportunities in school to become what you strive to be. This picture shows the student’s hard work and eagerness to complete the project. Aside from the picture itself, when I went to take the photograph in the class, the atmosphere was very encouraging to students, allowing them to be the best that they can be.
1.I brought in strawberries and added blueberries to it. Props I used were a small blue design bowl, a wooden place mat, white table cloth, a cloth, flowers, and a fork.
2.5 things I learned about food photography consists of finding the right angle, making the items look fresh, when finding props that go you have to find colors that go together, you can also use different liquids to make items look cold, I also learned wax is often used in making items appear much more colder.
3. To make my photograph look similar I would try to match some of the fruit to the bowl.
4. 3 things Ive learned that I may not have known or done before was matching all the props too the food, understanding the importance of different props, and ways to make items look cold and frosty.
5.Food businesses that use food photography are fast food places and restaurants. One is Mc Donalds.
6. One thing I think I was successful in food photography was trying to match the blueberries to the bowl to make it work. I would do food photography again but it takes a while to find the right balance in things.
Steps that I did to complete this was putting the pictures in black in white and cropping the letters. I then changed the sizes in order to fit it in the squares. Things I'm unclear on in photoshop probably has to do more with merging the layers. Steps I'm proud about in figuring it out was fitting it into the box and changing the sizes. Steps that I liked the best was some of the ideas I came up with to make my letters look like letters. I'm also proud of the cropping. I could have improved on maybe finding better letters for my name.
In this photo, the celebrity that I am portraying is Nina Dobrev from the Vampire Diaries. My date is Ian Somerhalder who is also from the Vampire Diaries. I chose this for my celebrity picture because its one of my all time favorite shows. I also loved the outfit Nina Dobrev was wearing. In this picture, a big event is going on.
In 10 years, I see myself being a children's social worker. Ive always loved kids and have always wanted to help people. I think this would be a good job for me because of my experience with kids due to babysitting and taking care of kids. I also would love to help families out and do something good. Overall, this is where i would see myself in 10 years and hope for it to end up this way.
To create my images, I cut my face out to place on the other persons body. Next I erased some of the other person's hair to make it look more realistic and like mine.I changed the colors around to match the same skin tone as well. Also I had to change the size of my head to fit better.In order to get the same kind of hair, I had to erase around the edges to make sure it blended with it good.
In order to create the "after" photos in photoshop, I messed around with the saturation. In some photos, I used more saturation and in others i increased vibrancy to make things pop. For example, I increased the saturation and vibrancy in the example of crop, to make the red berries stand out against the green background. After I got it to my preference in color, I saved the photos and made sure it was at 8.
Eve Arnold: Artist Mentor
To photograph the moon:
1. Use a tripod! A flat surface will only allow you to shoot straight, and shooting the moon means that you'll be shooting up and constantly re-adjusting the tripod as the moon moves throor the camera's self timer if you don't have one, so that you don't move the camera when pressing the shutter release during a long exposure.
3. Use a zoom lens and zoom in as much as you can to the moon. It's okay if it's not a super fancy lens, this was shot using a 15 year old $100 lens. Focus in on the craters and details on the moon.
4. ISO 1250- 1600, so that you can use as fast a shutter speed as you can without losing detail-the longer the shutter speed, the more chances you have the camera will shake even slightly in the wind, resulting in an out of focus photograph.
5. Aperture priority of f/5.6 since you are not worried about capturing any details other then the moon.
6. Bracket your exposure, meaning over expose and underexpose the photograph from what the camera is telling you. Generally the camera will overexpose the moon, so you'll get nothing but a white blob in the sky. Use the exposure compensation button (the +/- button below the shutter release) and change the exposure to -0.5, then -1.0, then -1.5 and so on, until you start seeing detail in the moon. You may go as far as -5.0 exposure compensation to get what you need.
7. Take a fair amount of photos and keep refocusing as the night progresses. The photographs may look focused on the camera's display, but you won't really see if they're completely in focus until you upload them onto your computer screen.
Principles of art
This photo is balance. Balance is shown by to pipes on each side. It shows balance really well.
This is emphasis. Her eyes are being emphasized the most and capturing all the highlights.
Rhythm is movement. Therefore, this photo is capture the birds' flight in action.
This photo represents harmony. Harmony is shown in the sense of everything coming together. It's pleasing to the eyes.
Variety in this picture depicts someone doing something unusual. The variety is the person standing on the table.
Unity in this picture is the person coming to her spiritual senses in nature. It depicts both harmony and variety.
This photo is proportion. Proportion is shown in the sense of one huge tree standing next to the smaller ones. Size is the main idea in this picture.
Elements and Principles
Elements of Art
This photo represents line in the sense of a pole in the middle. It draws the viewers eyes towards it. This image is also depicted very well, capturing line well.
Artist Sandy, captured color well by using complimentary colors purple and yellow. It demonstrates how good complimentary colors go together and how they are used.
This image depicts shape the best by capture geometric looking shapes (man made). It demonstrates height and width as well.
Form is best shown in this photo by capturing highlights. It also shows all dimensions.
Clark Little was able to illuminate texture by getting a photo of sand and water. By taking a picture of the sand it creates the idea of it being soft and fluffy when the water moves it around.
Space in this photo indicates all the dimensions and created depth. It is depicted well.
In this photo, value is captured by the amount of light used. Its shown well by the use of color.
Elements of Art
This photo is of line and the line is depicted in the tree trunks. It's successful because of how well it depicts line.
This picture represents color. Color is demonstrated vibrantly through the picture. It shows the different shades of color.
Shape is shown in this picture. The basketball hoop helps define shape.
Form is present in this picture. It depicts the many highlights of the trees.
In this photo, the ground is texture, demonstrating it to be course. It really captures the details of the dirt well.
Space is depicted in this photo. It is shown by the person standing in the middle and everything else around her.
This picture represents value. It represents value by capturing the different shades of light and dark on the cones.
Balance is created in this photo by having the people be in the center of the photo and the same amount of people on each side. The room that it is being shot in also depicts balance.
Proportion is shown by having 2 kids appear to be small and everything else around them huge.
Rhythm is defined as movement. In this particular photo, movement of a lady and a dog running is being captured.
Photographer McCurry emphasizes on the subjects eyes and ethnicity.
Overall this picture creates harmony by it's use of line and capturing of color. It is pleasing to look at because all of the components used, go together.
Variety in this photo consists of a dog and a vegetable on it's head.
Unity in this photo captures all of the elements. It includes everything that is going on in the picture.
1. I took the photographs under S mode and made the ISO 1600.
2. A struggle I had doing the fast shutter speed was just the lighting outside. To fix this, I moved to a different spot but I didn't really have a problem using fast shutter speed.
3.Three things I learned about fast shutter speed is that it can capture moments happening before the moment goes away, it also can capture every aspect of the photo. The last thing I learned was it can capture things in mid air as well, making it appear floating.
4. Other things you can use fast shutter speed for would be jumping in the air and maybe a shooting star.
My artwork is about loving yourself. By loving yourself you are respecting yourself. From my perspective, before you can love anyone else you have to love yourself first. Since loving yourself is respecting yourself, loving one another is respecting others as well. Having enough love for yourself means you respect yourself enough to take care of yourself and have your best interest at heart.
If people could grow to love one another then they would have respect for each other. With that, the world could turn out to be a better place with love and respect. Also, by loving yourself, you’re appreciating yourself more so once you are respecting yourself more then one can be happier. The overall message of my artwork is loving yourself which can be extremely beneficial in many aspects.
1. I took the light painting photos on a tripod in a dark room. I had my partner model for me by swinging the glow sticks around. For some of these photos , I had someone flash the flashlight on their cell phone.
2. Struggles with light painting include: using a flash when trying to capture the light painting design and timing it correctly.
3.What I learned from light painting is
-Layering motion of different subjects moving different directions at different speeds can set up interesting dynamics within a photo.
1. By rotating the dole on the top I was able to change the mode to S.
2.When the shutter speed changes, it is able to capture photos with more motion depicted and able to make out the photo.
3.I would want to use shutter speed as priority to capture things that are moving.I can also use it to freeze the movement of a subject. Using a fast shutter speed can make things freeze in the air as well.
Inventor: John Herschel invented cyanotype by 1839.
Chemicals used for cyanotype: ferric ammonium citrate, potassium ferricyanide and water.
Steps of making my cyanotype: The first step I did was brushed emulsion by doing a thin layer on top of the paper. Step 2 was using a hairdryer to dry the paper. The next step included arranging the piece of artwork on my paper. Step 4 was taking the artwork with the glass on top, outside to sit in the sun for 6-12 minutes. The next step was putting the paper in chemicals and adding water to it until the photo developed better. The last step was once again, using a hair dryer to dry my product.
Inventor- Louis Daguerrotype invented daguerrotype in 1839
Daguerrotype Process: Method of getting permanent photos with a camera. The inventor found out a photo on a plate can be developed by using mercury vapor. Daguerrotype can be a photograph that can be developed by using a iodine silver plate.
Life not so Under the sea
Once upon a time, in an undersea life Ursulas' scheming cat complains about how he misses being human. A long time ago, Ursula had turned this human into a cat to do her dirty work and help her carry out her schemes. The cat is always found reminiscing on what it was like to be a human.
There is much bickering back and forth of the cat wanting to be human again. Ursula gets mad and the cat runs away in fear. Ursula then casts a spell and it turns her cat into a dinosaur. Little did Ursula know that this would be a big mistake.
After Ursula turns the cat in to a dinosaur, the dinosaur realizes how much bigger and stronger he is than Ursula. Within moments, the dinosaur begins destroying the whole undersea palace.
After seeing that the dinosaur is destroying everything, Ursula begins to panic. At that point, she turns the dinosaur back into a human.
As quickly as possible, the human tries to make an escape. Without looking back, the human swims all the way up to the surface. Finally reaching the surface, the human has made his escape.
While returning back to normal civilization, the human gets himself a house. After that, he decides to have his own cat as a pet. Everything appears to be normal and the human lives a long happy life with his pet cat.
In the picture the first box and the las box appears to be more blurred then the middle one. In this photo the aperture is f/1.8.
In this picture the aperture is f/3.5. The first box seems to be blurred and the middle slightly but the back box is clear. The camera wasn't exactly level in this picture.
For this picture the first two boxes are more clear while the back one is blurred. The aperture in this photo is f/8. In this photo something I could have improved on was making sure the camera was level.
Digital Camera Basics
Camera Obscura takes place in a dark room, where an image is projected upside down. Camera obscure helped progress in photography. Johann heinrich schulze had helped contribute to photography by proving it was done by light and not heat.
I had this photo taken of me in Carlsbad, somewhere near the beach. It represents me because although I’m not at the beach, I’m still very close to it. I really enjoy being at or near the beach because the whole concept of it is very relaxing! Also, Carlsbad is one of my favorite places and it’s a place where my friend and I normally go. I originally had this photo taken of me in front of a stone wall but added flowers to the wall. I chose to add the flowers because the type of flower I saw looked tropical.
What I did to change the picture was, I firstly edited it to black and white. I also used an app, allowing me to sort of create a second, reflecting image. I took a picture of a tropical looking flower and cut all of the background out. From there, I pasted a bunch of the flowers to the stone wall, transforming it to a flower wall. I thought it would be nice to have a contrast of color, making the flowers red. After that, I chose a vibrant color filter that made the flowers a variety of color, leaving the portrait of me in black and white.
The first app I utilized was an app called layout to get the reflected image of me. From there, I used the filters on my iphone to make the picture black and white. I used an app called “eraser” to cut out the picture I took of the flower. After that, I used pixlr to add the flower picture I cut as an overlay. I added many of the flowers to the brick wall. I used another filter on pixlr to change the color of the flowers to a transparent light pink/red. After all those steps, I added a colorful filter to the whole picture, creating for diverse color of flowers and leaving just the portrait of me black and white.