Thursday, October 24, 2013

Volleyball Action

I really like these photos because they all catch peak action shots.  I wish that I was more experienced in action photography so that the pictures would be more professional but over all, for my first shoot, I really liked how the images turned out.  

People & Their Things

I like this picture because Jake is in his element.  He's in his natural habitat, on the street with his guitar and just the stuff in his pockets!  The thing I would change would be the guitar.  I wish it would be lined up evenly with the sidewalk.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

People & Their Things

I like this photo because it really captures my brother's personality and what his interests are.  One thing I would change if I could would be the background of the photo.  I would rather it be in a busy place with people walking around to show that he stands up for his beliefs no matter what.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Inspired Eye

(The Inspired Eye by David duChemin)

  I appreciate how the author points out that photography has an inner and outer meaning.  He also tells of the difficulties that artists go through and how it is hard, as a photographer, to portray your inner feelings through a piece of artwork.  He explains how this is the artists goal.  The author also brings up problems with the creative process.  As an artist we are given blank canvases and we are expected to create greatness.  However, this proposes a problem for artists.  How do you find your inspiration?  How do you continue to produce great work?  This are issues that artists struggle with all the time.  We have to put our hard work out in the world for other people’s judgement, and we have to take it.  But as artists, we continue to create work because it is what we enjoy, and we don’t care what others think about our artwork as long as we appreciate what we create.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

HDR Photos

In this photo your eye is first drawn to the rip in the flag.  The rip emphasizes how old and tattered the flag is.  The lighting is darkened, but because the lighting is so dim, the brightness in the photo shows the off white stars and strips.

The photo draws you in with the dramatic contrasts of white and black.  It makes you want to look more closely into the photo, but then you realize that the subject is really odd. Your eye is drawn into the upper left corner of the picture where there is a random bright yellow strip.  It ties in the rest of the photo and completes it in a way.