Monday, June 13, 2016

Assignment that I am Most Proud of

The Assignment "Who am I video" has to be the project that I am most proud of doing. I had a lot of fun finding music that fit into my video and I also enjoyed making new pictures and even recreating memories for the project. I have to admit that I struggled with locating all of the photo's and video's and I truly wish I could have made the video longer and put more detail into it. I don't usually get to brag about my self or show off so when I create something like this video which show's off me I feel really proud about myself. I don't have a ton of confidence and these kinds of projects really help me with those kind of things so I am proud to be able to make something like this and be able do it well. It is also a big reminder to all of my friends in track and a little bit of a goodbye to seniors who are leaving the school this year it felt like I was able to wrap in how they helped me for the past three years and how I will now be the person who is helping out the kids younger than me who will be leading the track team once I leave.

Most Memorable Experiences

In all honesty this year has blurred by, and trying to remember everything about it seem's difficult at the moment. However, I'm sure that in a year or two I'll be able to think about this year and laugh. I've always enjoyed photography but I've never really found time for taking any pictures on my own. This year was the first year I really became a photographer and took pictures freely. I will forever remember this year because of that. I will also all ways remember my first project in photo, the collage. It was technically not my first project but it was the first one were I worked in a group so I will call it my first. When it comes to photo's my mind always dances around with idea's most of which I am unable to do. With this project I learned that I am not the only one who has ideas I got to see my partners Harry and Justin's ideas. I got frustrated at times when my ideas were ignored but there were more times when I was amazed at my groups idea's and overjoyed in using them and getting to contribute to them. In the end we made a fantastic collage of color's that could be interoperated in a rainbow of way's each mean as deep as the other.

The other photograph that was the most memorable to me was the levitation photograph's. I had never really been interested in photoshop before, so I wasn't to excited when I found out we would be using photoshop. However, when we were told we could try out the bamboo tablets I got a little excited. I had always seen them used before by other people; I had only used one once in seventh grade but I couldn't use it well back then. I thought that since I was older and a better artist I could use one now. Not only was I able to enjoy using a bamboo tablet but I was able to enjoy using photoshop as well. I even used photoshop outside of class to create my own photo's. I was glad I got that privilege and I know I will never forget how to use photoshop because of it. With the help of photo show I was able to make people dance across the sea. That something that I've always enjoyed seeing in movies or other forms of media but now I was able to create my own and that makes me happy.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pinhole Photography

Pinhole photography was really fun I enjoyed doing it immensely; it taught me a lot about how photography was in the past. First and foremost it taught me that it is painful to hang from a tree and that wait for exposer time in a tree takes forever. So I guess I learned a little patients I also learned that following directions is important because it's not fun for your picture to be ruined by wet hands. Again with patients I learned to wait for my photo's to develop and redevelop in the dark room over and over again. Most importantly I got to learn how to take pinhole pictures and to work in a dark room with negatives and positives that's and amazing thing to me I learned how to do something unique that not many people my age will ever learn how to do and I'm thankful for that.

To me the most exciting part of the process was either taking the photo's because it was fun thinking up ideas for the photo's, or turning the negatives into positives I liked this part a lot. I think it was because I didn't really understand how we were going to take the negatives and turn them into positives. I really enjoyed learning that process taking the negative and putting it over the positive then putting the glass over that and starting the timer. Then even putting the black bag over the glass and sliding it down ever five seconds. Using the enlarger was just really fun and intriguing I really liked it and I honestly can't figure out why. I guess it was because I got to finally see what I had been spending so much time and effort on. Either way it was my favorite part and I'm glad I got to do it.

The most challenging part (besides hanging from the tree) would have to be figuring out the right amount of exposure time for the pinholes. It probably wouldn't have been so bad if we hadn't had to go and develop for one minuet and 30 seconds, stop bath for another minuet, and finally leave it in the fixer for 45 seconds before bringing it out to show you. After doing all of that I would learn that my exposure was off and I would have to go take another photo and this would usually happen three times before I got the photo perfect. It was extremely taxing on my patients and my time but it was still do able and I'am glad I got some nice black and white pinhole photo's from it.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Forced perspective

  • To continue to develop creative problem-solving skills by creating forced perspective photographs in a unique original way;
  • To practice altering perspective and looking at subjects in a unique way;

  • To further develop your Photoshop knowledge and skills;

I thought that the most challenging part of this project was coming up with ideas, then having those ideas work the way you want them to. In my third picture it shows this off while I had planned to make everything but the subject and some select parts black and white but I couldn't figure out how to do this on photoshop and when I did I thought it looked horrible. However, I still think I made some good picture's like my first one I enjoyed learning how to distort the subject to make it look like they were rounded. Those were what I thought were my successes and challenges in the project.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Creative portraits blog post

This photo shows a young girl who had just competed in a Long Jump competition the girl was seeded to come in first but ended up coming in 3rd not because the other girls became better than her but because she did not do as well as she could have she is crying and apologizing to her coach here but her coach is still congratulating her on coming in 3rd and is still happy for her.

Tears and a smile

Jump they all tell me and clap really loud
I do as I'm told with a smile on my face
I run and I jump I do really well 
but when it's all over 
I'd wish I'd done more
not for the others
But for me

My own prize


Brandon Is just a man from NewYork living in the city that never sleeps. He started off just trying to take a couple thousand pictures but he released that no one was interested into his work. Until he posted some of it online title Humans of New York. After a while he started posting all of it online and he started post captions of what his subjects said. He now has 17 million followers and two best selling books. Brandon didn't really talk much about himself he kinda just treated himself as a camera his only job is capturing moments and sharing them to every one else.

Cindy Sherman is a 52 year old photographer who takes self portraits with her camera. She was one of five in her family and she took up photography to prove that everyone including herself are unique. She is a proud person who thinks highly of others and uses her ability of photography to show off her own uniqueness and others.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Who Am I Video

To understand the purposes and differences of selfies, portraits and self-portraits;
To look at the work of of contemporary artists who create portraits and self-portraits and interpret and analyze their purposes;
To create a video that effectively communicates “who you are”;

To use imovie’s features in a creative and unique way.

Music by Fallout Boy's (I Don't Care)