This is my reflection of the class. I started not know much about cameras or photoshop, but now I'm more well versed in both. I started taking decent pictures but I grew to figure out the settings and take better photos. The later are much clearer and focused. I have more respect for my older photos because they make me feel like I did something good.
My photoshop skills have evolved of this period. I have been able to put crazy things in a picture and also take some stuff away. I learned how how to make a picture look better and make someone look better using different tools. When I first started I couldn't really do anything but stare blankly at the screen. The camera RAW filter is a blessing from the picture gods that I have found the most use for.
After this 12 week time, my photography abilities have gotten better. I think that I have been able to improve the quality of my photos and learn the different camera settings and techniques to be an amateur one day. I think that my photoshop has also improved where I could make certain things happen in a photo and make photos look much better than they did by adjusting the lighting and coloring.
This was an assignment where we had to take multiple photos of someone in the same picture and make it look believable. I took photos of my friend and made it look like she was really there in room.
We shot portraits last week for the assignment and we had to use both studio lighting and natural lighting. I edited both of them adjusting some lighting.
For my open assignment I chose to do light painting. This was a very fun assignment to do because the creativity you can work with. I find this type of photography very cool and fascinating.
In this photo I turned the shadows and black down then made the painting clearer.
For this assignment I had to change a photo I took of the school and make it look like something else was happening. I chose to make it look like a volcano was erupting behind it and it was pretty interesting to create. I had fun with this project and the freedom we were given.
This week I shot for still life. It was hard to find the right positions for the shots to work to make it look the best. I tried to use everyday items in my room or in my house to work on this subject.
I like this photo the best because of the way the lighting works and the positions of the objects. I did not edit this photo.
This was an assignment where we had to photoshop a background out of the picture of this photo. We brushed the reflections off the car and blackened the background. We also tinted the windows darker.
This is our second photo assignment. I chose to take pictures in macro and I learned that it can be very difficult to find the right angle. Macro is very close up to objects or trying to make a single subject seem larger than the rest.
This is the best photo in my opinion because it covers the topic well and it is the clearest of them all.
This is our first shooting assignment and I chose to focus on nature. In this subject I liked to take up close photos to flowers or trees because that is what I embody as a big aspect of nature. I learned that nature can also be very difficult because there are many angles of on flower that can look good but the trouble can be finding the right one.
This is my best photo because it focuses on the clarity of the flowers. I cropped the image to get rid of any extra aspects that did not need to be there.
Photoshop can help with effecting images and making them look better. We are practicing the Andy-Warhol effect to change colors and make the subject pop as in the name.