Light graffiti

In this project we turned the ISO low and opened the shutter for a very long time. One thing that works is making sure that no light is showing when you don’t want any. One thing that didn’t was very detailed drawings because the light is a rectangle. One thing that frustrated me was having to stand still for a while without moving. One idea I have is putting lines behind me to act like the flash.

Macro Photography

In this project we took pictures of objects up close to view these things from a different perspective. One thing that worked well for me was looking up macro photos before I took mine so I have ideas. One thing that was difficult was getting the objects to focus because you were so close to them. If I had the time equipment and resources I would take a photo of a spider on a spider web.

Action Photos

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For this project we had to take pictures of someone doing an activity. The person had to be in motion and the picture couldn’t be blurry. To do this I used the burst feature in my camera which took many photos in one second. One tip that I would give someone trying to attempt this project is to be patient and brainstorm before you take photos. I would like to take an action photo of a hockey player taking a slap shot if I could.

Lego Portraits

Just a normal day on the job.
Say Cheese!

In this project we took photos of Lego figures in a world there size. One skill I used was my creativity I thought of making a fireman putting out a fire. One part of this project that challenged me was not showing out of scale objects. If I could take 5 more photos, I would take photos of Sailors in water, a motorcycle man, a football player, a zip liner, and a car race.


During this project I took photos of different subjects using different things to frame them. We framed our subjects so that when looking at the picture your eyes go directly to the thing being framed. This is similar to the rule of thirds, because in both projects we were using different techniques so that the person looking at the picture would look directly to the subject. They are different though, because rule of thirds we used lines to bring your attention to the subject and framing we used different resources to frame and bring your attention to the subject. This is my favorite picture because I took many photos and in this photo Lizzie is caught of guard. One challenge I had during this project was finding different frames to take a picture through.

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Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds project taught us how to put our subjects or thing they we are taking a picture of in different thirds of the picture so that the things surrounding your subject would lead your eye straight to them. In the beginning I thought that this project may be hard, but once I started I figured out it was easier then I thought it would be. One thing that helped it to be easier is putting a 3×3 grid on the camera. This way I could line my subject up with the line. For the picture of Iverson, I lined him up to where he was in the furthest column to the left. For the picture of the school I lined up the top of the school up with the top line of the bottom row. This made it two-thirds sky and one third school.

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Black Background

In this assignment we set the camera to be less sensitive to light to make the black background look like it wasn’t there. We also shined a light onto our faces so that our faces would be lit up. Also I used Photoshop to clear up any shadows that appeared behind us. If people moved while we tried to take the picture it was very blurry.

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5 shots

During this assignment I had to take 5 photos of 3 different objects all from different angles. One challenge I had during this project was thinking of different angles to take pictures from. The picture of the plant was the hardest because it was hard to find good lighting. This project helped me come up with new angles to take pictures of so they aren’t all taken straight on.

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