Monday, September 30, 2013

Photo Assignment 1, Architecture

In this assignment, we took our photo skills to the test as we took pictures by ourselves without guidance. I decided to use architecture as my first over the week project. I Actually took as these photos on friday in school, so I didn't have to take my camera home.

F stop: 3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter Speed: 1/200
I chose this as my best photograph because of the perfect lighting and light balance. My other photos did not stand out as well as this one did.

In this assignment I learned how I could set up my photos using objects. I used this in my last photo for symmetry and more interest. I had some problems trying to search up where I could capture the photos. I knew my best photo was the best because none of my other photos had better lighting or better light balance. I also had some other problems trying to line up the camera, but soon I realized I could impact perspective with it. 

Pop Art post

In this assignment, we experimented with photoshop. We learned how to use colors, threshold, and use rulers for guidance. This assignment was easy for me because I had learned how to use photoshop beforehand. I finished before my other friends were able to finish. I was almost able to make another one but I ran out of time.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Shooting assignment inspiration 1

For my first assignment, I will try to be doing Architecture as a topic for which I am trying to shoot. I'll try working near the commons, because there are many interesting architectural objects there like the flags.

Some photos I'll be using are by:
 Haily Zaki
Christopher Henry
Charles Leo

I think these photos are perfect to use as examples because they are similar to what our school is. I hope to try and get the best and most interesting photos as possible.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Composition Project

Alex Blunk

Composition Project:

This assignment was taking photos using composition. I used elements such as the Rule of thirds, Lines, Symmetry, and more I took pictures. I used the camera to take many pictures of each element, then I established my blog.

This photo shows balance by using light from the windows down the stairs

This photo shows a balance of light from the window and the light from inside on the table

Depth of Field:
This photo shows depth of field using the trashcan as a primary looking target

This photo shows framing through the bookholder here

This photo shows lines on the wall

The ceiling here has a pattern with the wooden boards

This shows the bottom of a street sign, adding an interesting perspective

Rule of Thirds:
This photo shows rule of thirds by placing the main object on the left, and a background to the right

The side of the school shows A symmetry, as one side reflects the other

This photo shows the beat up texture of a wall, looking from the bottom part.

This unit taught me how to take better photos using composition, rather than making them seem bland. This unit also taught where to take good pictures from, whether inside or outside. I've also learned how to operate blogger and post images. This unit was especially fun, and I hope to move on toward the next exciting unit in our adventure.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Intro Post

Hi, I am Alex Blunk

I live in Saline Michigan with my Mom, Dad and older brother. My Mom works at the U of M and my Dad works at a network company in Ann Arbor. My older brother is named Aric, and he goes to Washenaw Community College. I am 16 years old and I have lived in Saline for most of my life. I want to take this class because I thought it would be an interesting class to take. My Family enjoys taking photographs while on vacation, and I hope I can take pictures better than they can. I may even take a job in photography if I get lucky down my path of life.