Americas Top Photographer

During the first episode Roxy wins the competition because she takes risks. She asked Miles, the model to take of his shirt to capture personality. The judges thought that her photograph was different from others, that’s one reason why she won. On the second episode Jamaya wins because he uses natural lighting and his image has texture of the dress which catches the eye. The judges also like how the models lips pop and how it reflects the dress. My thoughts on being a photographer are that we must focus on the model and try to make them comfortable while working with them. I also think that lighting and exposure is very important. This video also taught me that capturing the moment is very important while photographing sports.

Framing

  1. Do I have a strong composition? Yes I do believe I have good composition, it could’ve been better but i think i did well.
  2. How well did I edit my photographs? I think I edited my photographs pretty well, I do wish I had more sunlight but I like the fact that on some of them you can see the texture.
  3. What would i do differently if i shot this assignment again? I would most likely take some framing pictures outside to get a better image with better lighting.
  4. Do you think your photographs belong on the blog home page and should be considered one of the best from all the photo classes? If I am being honest no, because I believe that I could have done so much better.

Surrealistic Artist: Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte is such a great surrealist artist! Her work is so creative and unique from other surrealist artists. This picture caught my attention the most, I like how she used human legs and feet but the upper body is totally different. I love the fact that they’re hugging, it expresses love and emotion. That fact that its so surreal makes me feel inspired to create an art piece this beautiful.

File Formats

  • JPEG: Jpeg files are compressed quickly in the camera, and thus result in a loss of detail and quality.
  • TIFF: It gives you the ability to manipulate photos extensively in photo editing software.
  • RAW: Raw files are generally available on advanced compact cameras and DSLRS and quite simply put; it is the best option if you want to get the absolute best file from your camera.
  • DNG: its attempt to create a standard raw file format across all manufactures and cameras.
  • PNG: The strength of the PNGs is that they are compressed in a lossless format, and so retain all the digital detail
  • GIF: Gif files are ideal for the internet.
  • BMP: they are large file sizes as color data is saves in each individual pixel in the image without any compression.
  • PSD: it allows for manipulation on specific individual layers, rather than on the main image itself.

5 Tips

  1. Never select all of the focus points for portraits; pick one
  2. Always focus on the eyes
  3. Always shoot in RAW
  4. Shoot in the shade
  5. Include texture

Camera Modes

1.Automatic mode: It tells your camera to use its best judgment to select shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus and flash to take the best shot it can. It lets you override flash or change it to red eye reduction.

2.Portrait mode: When you switch to portrait mode your camera will automatically select a large portrait. Portrait mode works best when your photographing a single subject to get close enough to your subject.

3.Macro mode: This mode lets you move closer into your subject to make a closeup picture. Its great for shooting flowers, insects, etc.

4.Landscape mode: This mode is the opposite of portrait mode; it sets the camera up with a small aperture. It’s ideal for shooting wide scenes.

5.Sports mode: It is ideal for photographing any moving objects. Sports mode attempts to freeze the action by increasing the shutter speed.

6.Night mode: night mode is for shooting in low light situations and sets your camera to use a longer shutter speed. This mode is great for parties and dance floors with colored lights.

7.Movie mode: this mode extends your digital camera from just capturing still images to capturing moving ones.

8.Aperture priority mode (A or AV): This mode is where you choose the aperture and where your camera chooses the other settings to ensure you have a well-balanced exposure.

9.Shutter priority mode (S or TV): Very similar to aperture priority mode. It is the mode where you select shutter speed and the camera then chooses all the other settings.

10.Program mode: it is like auto mode but gives you more control over some other features. For example, flash, white balance, ISO etc.

11.Manual mode: it gives you the flexibility to set your shots up as you wish.

conceptual self portrait

 Conceptual is relating to or based on mental concepts. This photograph represents me because I love hiking. Its so peaceful and when ever I feel stressed or overwhelmed I like to take a hike or a walk to calm down or relief stress. Last year I suffered through anxiety and depression. I would always want to be locked up in my room without being interrupted. After one day I decided to take a walk and gather my thoughts as the sun went down. Ever since that day I began to walk or go hiking at least once a week to relief some stress. Hiking really helped me out through my anxiety, its so peaceful to watch the sun go down as the wind blows through your hair. It made me feel at peace and calm. I remember I went hiking this day and the water looked so pretty and clear, I decided to take a picture of it since I felt like my mind was finally clear and quiet. I feel like this image represent me because hiking made me realize that there is so much more to life than just sitting in your room stressing yourself out. It made me a better person physically and mentally.

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S:1/347 Conceptual is relating to or based on mental concepts. This photograph represents me because I love hiking. Its so peaceful and when ever I feel stressed or overwhelmed I like to take a hike or a walk to calm down or relief stress. Last year I suffered through anxiety and depression. I would always want to be locked up in my room without being interrupted. After one day I decided to take a walk and gather my thoughts as the sun went down. Ever since that day I began to walk or go hiking at least once a week to relief some stress. Hiking really helped me out through my anxiety, its so peaceful to watch the sun go down as the wind blows through your hair. It made me feel at peace and calm. I remember I went hiking this day and the water looked so pretty and clear, I decided to take a picture of it since I felt like my mind was finally clear and quiet. I feel like this image represent me because hiking made me realize that there is so much more to life than just sitting in your room stressing yourself out. It made me a better person physically and mentally.

 

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