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.