Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Online,newspaper,yearbook edits.

Online Edit.

Newspaper Edit

Yearbook Edit

Ehtics in fashion photography

In the dove commerical, not only did they; do her make up, her hair, but they also changed her face. They made her neck longer and skinner, her eyes wider and bigger, her acne disappear, her chin smaller, her cheeks skinners, and her cheek bones higher and more noticeably.
I do not think this is OK in any case. Dove itself is suppose to be about natural beauty, not about being made beautiful. While I was watching this film, I could not help but think that the woman before really wasn't that pretty, and I began to point out everything that was wrong with her. Is that right? NO, it's not. That idea of beauty has been placed into our head but these stupid ad's. You should feel comfortable how you look without all the makeup.
In a before and after it might be OK. If a person has alot of acne or they are having a really bad break out, its probably OK.

The difference between photojournalism and fashion photography are; that photojournalism should capture the truth, even if its not considered beautiful or even acceptable.

Photojournalism is connected to reality by the truth, and fashion photography is connected by the beauty in people and even the materialistic aspect of it.

Photoshop manipulation-Ethics

A university was trying to show that it was diverse, and they attempted to show that by making a brochure. The brochure had a football stand with alot of white people cheering, and then they digitally placed a black man in the stand behind them, cheering. They definatly did not get the point of them being diverse across, and it was obvious that they had placed him in there.

I think what they did was wrong, but at the same time, I dont see why it would be so bad. They were trying to show that they are diverse, and there isnt anything really wrong with that, they should have found a black student there, and make it more realistic. Instead of pasting a head and saying he was there.

This picture is showing that the soldier was trying to keep them calm, or making sure they were in control, but in the pictures before the soldier was pointing the gun at the man,threatening him. How is that right?

In this picture they are just trying to make look better, how would this show anything about the ethnic? They wanted the two pyramids both the show. I think it captures it more then just one pyramid.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My print!

There isn't really anything in sharp focus. The guy is in focus. I just didn't adjust the focus like I should have.
There isn't good contrast either. The film wasn't printed very well.
The rule of thirds is used but other then that, there isn't too much of rule following. Next time I need to pay more attention to rules.
There isn't any yellowing or print rings.
My negatives, contact sheet, test strip and print are all stored in my folder because I am a good little girl and no what to do.

Caption- Jorge cools off from the stress of a classroom out in the hall. They were taking a test in his class over stuff he missed when he was absent.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Negative Evaluation,

Judging from my negative the photos came out pretty alright for the most part. Maybe one or two were a little out of focus. I should have gone to better lighting. One picture that I think would turn out pretty nice the the picture of a boy hunched over his desk doing his work. It is very good in focus and the lighting is good too. I used the rule of thirds.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Photoshopping pictures is alright for the most part, when you are tweaking a few things, like the lighting and exposure. But when it has to do with something important like government and what is happening in the world changing it is no good. And people, photoshop really is not that hard. Take a tutorial or something, let's master this.! :D

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

American Solider.

In my opinion the most powerful photo out of all of the pictures is the one where there is a little boy making a gun with his fingers and pretends to shoot the soldiers.
The 'In Country' set of photos is the most powerful. They show alittle more sadness from the war in Iraq.
The captains helps you figure out what is going on in the shot and other important information like the people in it, the date, and occasion. The captions are written in present tense.
1. General Thomas explains the mission to the soldiers. The soldiers have business to take care of in Iraq in honor of their country (-.-)
2. The soldiers are given all of their army gear and clothes while the general talks to them and gives them the run-down.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Marlboro Marine (Cow Boy Killazz!)

He used text and voice overs and music. The effects he made definatly helped make the slideshow better. It was more serious and heartfelt. It was his story and his thoughts. The text helped carry the story along.
There are many powerful images in the slideshow. It's hard for me to decide exactly. Alot of the close ups are very powerful because it shows the pain he is feeling. I like the picture of him standing at the window in rehab.
The sequence of pictures of him in the war with his weapons are the most powerful. They are very serious and have all the emotions of war in them.
The audio carries you through the slideshow, it explains the story better and helps you understand it so much more of what is going on.
The images work together to tell the story of what is going on in Iraq and what he was doing and then how his life was afterwards.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Post Shoot Reflection

The only challenges I really had when I was shooting were with the kids in the classes. Some didn't want to get their pictures taken, others would pose and smile for the camera when they saw the camera even near their direction. When I would get almost get a action some of the kids were tell the subject I was getting a picture and it freaked them out. I was hoping to get good angles and I tried out lines a lot with the desks. I did pretty good when trying to find compositions. Next time I would be very ninja about the pictures I'm taking so no one would know that I'm taking pictures of them.

Friday, November 6, 2009


In this picture the pillows or trash bags are being repeated. The pillows lead the eye to the car.

The prison uniforms are being repeated, though the stripes are cut off there are still lines that lead your eye from the beginning to the end of the photo.

In this photo the barbies and the poles are being repeated. It brings your eyes across the picture.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Captions (I'm bad at them)

Fluffy's owners have found a easier way to wash the cat. Snuggling with Fluffy on the couch is defiantly not the same as it was before.

The wicked witch of the West gets whats coming for her in a whole new kind of liquid. Glenna always told her drinking was going to get her nowhere.

Bad spelling mistake leaves drivers speechless and unaware of the bump up ahead. Bob's car got about 5 feet of air going 40 miles per hour.

Monday, November 2, 2009

How to Develop your film-

In the dark, you remove the film from your camera. You unwind it from reel until you rip the tape off. You load the film onto a metal or a plastic film reel. Spin the film on the reel until it is fully loaded. Put the loaded reel in the film tank and cover it. Film should be processed between 65 and 75 degrees. Pour the developer into the open part of the pour spout and cover it. Turn it upside down for one minute and then turn it again for another. When it is upright tap it several times against your work surface. Pour running water into the spout for one minute to stop the development. Put the fixing in it takes about 5-10 minutes. Remove the tank cover and let the film sit in cold running water for five minutes. Pour a tankful of Hypo Eliminator and agitate for two minutes. Wash it again one last time. Pull the film out of the tank and hang the film to dry. Leave it to dry for an hour or two and then cut the film in the space between the images.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Show and tell.

The fire looks awesome.! I think maybe the photography used a fish eye lens and it added a really cool effect to the photo.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


1.) Focal length of lens - 1.4L

2.) Shutter Speed -1/250

3.) What is the effect of shooting at this shutter speed?- From shooting at a fast shutter speed you capture the motion without it blurring.

4.) Aperture-5.6

5.) It allows the lighting to be dark but still you can see all of the players. You can see the crowd and the court and it adds a lot more depth.

6.) Position - Laying on the court pointing up.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Inspiring.! :D

I like this picture the most. It inspired me like for real. :) I love the way the creek look, it's pretty, though it's polluted and has trash surrounding it. Which kind of kills it, but the contrast and the saturation it's nice. Actually I think the trash makes it better, adds more depth to it.. I love her braclet even. The happy smiling star it makes me happy.

Action and Emotion

This picture has alot of emotion in it. She is so scared but she's brave also. The action in this picture takes place in her arm. The needle is drawing blood because she is a very nice, caring person :) she is cringing and clenching her teeth.

Intresting one..(kinda.)

Out of all the pictures I found this picture to be the most intresting. The girl alone is pretty intresting. Her face, she looks alittle crackhead like, but intresting and lovely. I'm really curious to know what it is that they are all looking at. There's the line behind and the girl all facing the same way.

The Story

This picture tells the best story. There is alot going on with the chior. They are clapping and singing along with the song. The director is about to get fired because all he does is keep his hands out infront of him and the prinicple is now realizing that. There are parents in the audience, so proud of their babies, up there singing.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Great Black and White Photographers, Continued.

For the first photo, where the person (girl or boy) is jumping into the water, I like the splash and the way the water looks. Jacques-Henri Lartigue caught so much action with one simple click. It makes me want to go swim :)
I see water, splashing, legs and I imagine just having fun, maybe a few friends around laughing.
When looking at the picture I can smell the lake or creek. The water there, I love it :] I want to go to the lake now. Going along with the picture I can hear laughter, like a bunch of friends down by the lake having fun. Maybe some music in the background. I usually get a mouthful of urine infested lake water, I get that taste (bleh). I feel the warm lake water surrounding me, and the sun burning down on my face.

On the second photo, with the woman it was her intensity that caught my attention first. She looks so classy, I wanna look all fancy like her! She looks so sad but shes still intense.! :D
This picture is exactly what I imagine sadness as. Kind of a romantic tragedy, like Edward Scissorhands. Her husband maybe just died. I can smell the rose and flowers and the smell that a closed off room has when there's a dead body somewhere in it. Maybe you know what I mean? I cant explain it as well as I wish I could. I hear silence, so, nothing, a few sniffles every now and then. Some lady sobbing very loud. Jeez, flashbacks. I just got shivers.. I cant make sense of it but whenever there's a death around I get a numb, kind of irony taste, like when you bite your tounge and blood just ozzes out. A bitter sweet picture most definatly.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

1. Rule of thirds-

2. Balancing Elements

3. Leading Lines

4. Symmetry and Patterns (repetition)

5. Viewpoint

6. Background

7. Create depth

8. Framing

9. Cropping

10. Mergers and avoiding them-

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hurricane Ike (OHH NOO.!)

The rule used in this picture is rule of thirds.
I like this picture really just because of the Beatles (hehe), but it is a good picture.

Friday, October 2, 2009

My Positive and Negative pictures-

I found that on my negative photo my shoe/heel on the left of the picture is flipped on the right of the positive. The color is switched, the gray is where the white orignially was and vise versa.

Negative- Photography. noting an image in which the brightness values of the subject are reproduced so that the lightest areas are shown as the darkest.

A positive image is a normal image. A negative image is a tonal inversion of a positive image, in which light areas appear dark and vice versa. A negative color image is additionally color reversed, with red areas appearing cyan, greens appearing magenta and blues appearing yellow.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Yeah, he is beast.
His name is Jacques-Henri Lartigue.
He was born June 13, 1894 in Courbevoie, France. He died September 12, 1986.
For those failing math he was 92 when he died.
He started taking pictures before his wee little head was bigger then the camera (6).
He painted and did photography.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Black and White Photos

1. Ansel Adams

2. Henri Jacques

3. Joesf Koudelka

Friday, September 18, 2009

In my opinion this is my favorite first photo. I like the angle a lot. And her gesture is nice :] Like 'yeahh.' The bookshelf adds color and makes the picture more "complex" This is generally just a nice picture :D

This picture is my least favorite. I've never been a big fan of close ups, but as far as close ups get I'd say its a pretty good picture :]

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Avoiding Mergers

If any colors are blended in the color is makes the subject seem to continue and might disporption it.


Framing adds more depth to the picture.


Balance makes the picture feel like its right side up, or not sideways, relaxes the picture.


Lines lead the vision to the subject.

Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds allows you to see all the surroundings. It adds a nice effect to the picture, adds more details.


Simplicity helps the viewers go straight to the subject, there aren't other things in the picture distracting them.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1. Parallax- Apparent displacement of an object due to change in the position of the observer.
2. Pentaprism-reverse images laterally and reflect them to the viewfinder.
3. Pellicle- A thin, partially reflective coating, as on a beam splitter or pellicle mirror.
4. Periscope- Instrument used to view objects that above the level of sight.
5. Aperture- An opening that limits the quantity of light that can enter an optical instrument.
6. Shutter- Exposes light to the film.
7. Exposure- The amount of light the film is exposed to.
8. Depth of Field- The distance between the nearest and furthest objects in focus by the camera lens.
9. F-stop- Setting of an adjustable lens aperture.
10. Focal Length-the distance between and object lens and its corresponding focal plane in a telescope.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

1. The action in this photo is the ferris wheel spinning, there is a blur.

2. Everything seems to be out of focus but the ferris wheel is mostly focused.

3. In some places it looks alittle warped, like at the edge of the ferris wheel, but other than that, no.

1. There is a person in the picture, he is blurred and creepy looking.
2. The thing that most in focus in the picture is the guy.
3. The picture is alittle warped. The wall is weird and everything looks weird.