Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dictionary Assignment

In this assignment, we took words from the dictionary and added images that relate to that word. For this assignment, I did the words "America" and "Escarpments".


In this assignment, I got familiar with the quick selection tool. I also used the gradient tool as well. This assignment was mostly easy to do. I wish we got to work more on this.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Photo Assignment 5, Shadows and Light

This week I did shadows and light as my main subject. This assignment was mostly easy to do because there was plenty of places in the school  which had light. 

My original image:

Other images:

In this assignment, I learned how to take quality photos. I also learned how to use contrast in photoshop to enhance the image. This assignment was fun to do because I got to go all around the school to take photos.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Portrait Assignment

In this assignment we took portrait photographs. It was fun because we got to take some funny photos, but also some serious photos too. We also used photoshop too in order to edit the images and make them look more professional.

In this assignment, I learned how to take portrait photos, how to edit them in photoshop, and add different font text. I found this project somewhat easy to do, but finding time to take enough photographs was a little hard.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Photo Assignment 4, Macro

In this assignment I used macro as the main context. I spent time outside on Friday taking many images of plants. This time I did not use photoshop on this image. I thought the original image looked as best as it could be.

My original image:

F-stop: 2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
I decided to use this image because it had the most color compared to the other images I took.

I learned in this assignment on how to use the macro image mode. It was fun to see plants up close and get their images. It can reveal a lot of details we never see in everyday life.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Panoramic Assignment

In this assignment I learned how to create panoramic using the photo merge tool in photoshop. I took many pictures and photo merged them together to create a panoramic.
Three best:

My other panoramic:

This assignment was very fun to do because we could use photoshop to edit our images. Once I took all my photos I cropped all of it to get rid of the borders. I took pictures in the hall, in the library, through a window, and inside a classroom. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shooting assignment 3

In this assignment I used black and white. This topic was mostly easy as I took some pictures around the school and used photoshop to change their colors.

F-stop: 3.5
ISO: 160
Shutter Speed: 1/50
I chose this image because it appealed to me with the focus and the flowers.

I learned how to use photoshop in this assignment and edit each image to create a black and white effect. It was very easy to do and was fun.

School Context Entry

In this assignment, we changed the context of the school using photoshop. I edited an image to replace the grasses and plants outside with a more futuristic city instead. Here is the final result compared with the original image.
 I thought this assignment was fun, but it was also hard to do. Quick selection was not working for me most of the time, and I had to move around some parts of the window where the quick selection accidentally caught over. This assignment taught me how to use photoshop to make something that is boring into something much more cooler.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Photo Assignment 2, Nature

This week I decided to do nature as my topic assignment. I had no problems taking pictures just outside the school by the pond. It was simple and fun, and I got creative using photoshop to add more color to my picture as well.

F stop:  3.5
ISO: 160
Shutter Speed: 1/1250
I chose this as my best photograph because of the perfect water and grasses. The tree bending in also made it look even better.

I learned in this assignment how to take a picture with perfect rule of thirds. I also used photoshop as well to add more interest to the photograph. I didn't have any problems at all setting up each photo.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Photo Project: Car Retouch

In this project we used photoshop to re-touch up a car. We slightly changed the color of the car and removed the background. Here is where we compare my photoshop touch up with the demo car and the original image.

My own car:

Demonstration Car:

Original Car:

Shooting assignment 2 Inspiration

For this week, I will attempt to do a few nature shots. I'm not quite sure if I will be able to since it might be raining outside. If I can't be able to do some nature shots, I will try to do black and white instead.

Here are some shots I'll be using for inspiration:

I think these photos are good examples of nature photos to follow because they are similar to our environment here at school. I'll try to follow these photos as best I can to use in my own photos.