CONCEPTUAL SELF PORTRAIT


conceptual is a term used to identify an illustration of an idea. A thought of an idea. Dealing with original thoughts. I find this type of photography very cool and amazing. It identity’s who we are as a person. I’ve always been one to love writing or see ideas, as reading. I think that the book in the photo gives an idea of who I am. I’ve always love poetry or any type of writing. I’ve always love the idea of it and I want to do something that has to do with writing when I’m older. The idea of the book was also to ‘go inside the book’ to see my life. I’ve always love nature or anything that has to do with space, oceans, anything myth. I love the idea of fall. I’ve always been in love with fall. And basically just more background of my life. I love anything horror in life. I love horror movies and I’ve experienced some paranormal things with my family or themselves. I am okay with how this turned out.

I find Cindy Sherman’s artwork interesting. I’m not really sure how to explain it. I find it kind of unsettling and that’s what I think it’s interesting about it. How it can play off. I think it’s just interesting. Her work is amazing. I see why her type of style is cool.

DOUBLE EXPOSURES


I am pretty proud how these came out. I like the chucky and tiffany one a little bit more. I think it was shown really good and it matched. This was a very fun assignment in my opinion. I’m thinking of doing more of these. I think the colors in the back for perfectly in the photo. I’m more proud of the Chucky and Tiffany one. I think it came out better overall. Maybe I could’ve done better with a better flooring. Although I do like the background.

SHOOT LIKE AARON SISKIND.


Aaron Siskind was an amazing and inspiring American photographer who was born in December 4th, 1903 and who died in February 8, 1991. His whole photography focuses more on the details that the black and white gives off. Which I find fascinating. I feel like his photography focuses more on different things than one particular thing. Which I don’t mind. I find it beautiful and it stands out. I think that black and white photos give more satisfaction and gives attention than regular photos. I think that it just makes the photos look more magical. And that’s exactly what Aaron Siskind is showing.

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES


When talking about the earth. I always seem to appreciate it. It’s the most important thing to exist. It’s beautiful and no one seems to always talk about it. When talking about global warming. It’s a topic that I hate. It makes me feel sad. I think that this is a very important topic. Everyone should always talk about it. Something can always happen.

I’m not sure what made me feel the way I feel. From a young age, I always seemed to see what was happening with earth. It was quite sad. Sometimes a group of a little individuals can help a lot more than you think. The earth is slowly coming down. I think that everyone should start caring more. More because of the future and what can happen at any given moment. The planet is in deep trouble. The world is slowly falling apart.

Pollution, climate change, waste disposal. Almost anything you can think of depends on earth. It will fall down quick if you don’t think of doing anything about it.

What is there to do?

Speak up. It’s important that everyone gets to hear about it. It’s important that everyone knows on what’s going on. There are a lot of articles that can show what you can and can’t do. It helps more than you think. Share with others.

I think a lot of people have influenced these decisions. Every post I see of global warming has helped me realize how cruel this is. I think that everyone can understand the benefits on why this topic is important. I would like to see why it isn’t. I would like to hear someone’s side of the story.

The planet is important. Think about it. Help it. A little change can make a big difference.

CAPTURING ACTION AND MOTION.

Capturing action and motion is an important step to photography. This can be because it makes the photo look better and it captures the eye into view. There are a lot of ways to capture these types of actions and motions. Firstly, you need to slow down the shutter speed. This can be important because you get motion blur when your shutter speed is long, whereas you freeze the action when your shutter speed is short. It needs to work for a period of time as if it’s too fast you’re not going to capture much movement. 

To get motion in your images, the most important roles is to have your subject move and have your camera move. To have a beautiful blurry look in your photo will impact the whole shot. Some things that can be important to get a good shot would be to use a small aperture. This is important because the narrower the aperture, the less light that will hit the camera sensor. Adjusting the aperture won’t just affect your photos exposure but also affects the depth of field. 

Another way to have a better shot is to decrease your ISO. ISO impacts the sensitivity of you digital camera sensor to light. You should also try a neutral density filter. It’s a piece of glass that blocks light from passing through your lenses. These can all be important. Though, slow sync flash and panning can help by a lot. Slow sync flash lets you capture a relatively sharp subject while creating a moving, blurry background, and its great way to create in-your-face shots. Panning can simply follow a moving subject with your camera. The subject will generally come out nice and sharp. While the background stretches and blurs. 

This photo I took shows motion blur.


this photo shows good action sharp.

this photo shows good motion blur.

DEPTH OF FIELD EXPLAINED.

The depth of field is when you focus the viewer’s attention is a specific area. It’s controlled by changing the aperture setting on your camera. You can control how you want it. How you want the eye to catch the main view. The larger the aperture, the shallower your depth of field will be, meaning a smaller portion of your image will be focused. Depth of field control is one of the most important tools in your creative arsenal. 

You want to let much light in as possible. You can struggle to get fast enough shutter speed to get a sharp image. As you make your aperture smaller, you need to have a longer shutter speed to let the same amount of light through to the sensor. This type of photography can be very important because it can sharpen the focus which is an important role in photography.