Surrealism

Reflections

In this folio we had to create three images that are surreal, firstly we had to plan what photos we were going to create/make surreal. Once I planned my three images, I took the photos I need and downloaded them to my computer. I put each photo into photoshop and got other images from the internet and mixed them into the images I took to make them look surreal. I did this for each photo and finally once all three of them were done I uploaded them to my blog. The tools i used in photoshop was quick selection tool, eraser tool, blur tool and move tool.

 

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Portraits

 Reflection: In this folio we had to take 6 portraits of our chosen topic, I picked different emotions on the human faces. Firstly, I took a lot of different photos in different places and with different emotions. The next step I did was download with to my computer and look though them all to find the best 6 images. Once I found the best 6 I sent them to my school email, after I received the 6 photographs I put each of them into photoshop, so I could crop things out that I didn’t need in the image. The camera setting I used was the portrait setting. When all that was done I uploaded them to my blog.

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Photo Essay

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Reflection 

In this folio we had to take eight photographs that tell a story. The first step I went though was planning, I came up with a story I wanted to photograph then planned what scenes I want to photograph. Secondly, I went out and took the photographs, I took a number of photos, then went back and picked the best eight images. Once I had all eight images. I then uploaded them to my blog. The camera settings I used were sports, portrait, flash and no flash.

Black & White Macro Photos

Reflection
In this assignment we had to take 5 Macro different images. Once we have taken multiple images using the ‘close-up’ setting on the camera. When we had completed taking the photos we had to go into photoshop and make all the images black and white. We also crop them so we were only focusing on one part of the image.

Macro Image 1 – Horseshoe

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Macro Image 2 – Grass

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Macro Image 3 – Ribbon

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Macro Image 4 – Wood

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Macro Image 5 – Leaf

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Colour Folio

Reflection: For this assignment we had to take photos that had a lot of colour. Once we had taken many different photos we had to pick the best 5 or so and edit them in photoshop and play with the hue/saturation and colour balance to make the image look more interesting. When we have edited all of the 5 images we then had to upload onto your blog.

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Image 3

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Image 4

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Colour Assignment

Assignment Due: Tuesday 3rd March Session 5

Colour Assignment/Brief:
Create two colour photographs that use colour as the main element to convey mood.
Colour that are opposite on the colour wheel build a sense of tension and drama (complimentary colours).
Neighbouring colours create a sense of harmony and tranquility.

Colour Assignment Photograph 1
My first photography is of three apples and one of the apples are red. This makes the photo more interesting and also builds a sense of tension and drama.

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Colour Assignment Photograph 2
My second photograph is of a group of straws in all different colours. This is making the picture stand out as it is very colourful.

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Design Elements

Line: Line can lead the viewers eye towards the focal point within a photograph, unify different sections of a picture by leading the eye form one area to another, create depth through linear perspective, create pattern and repetition, and divide a photograph into different sections of interest.

Shape: You can use shape to give structure, meaning an purpose to your picture. Shape may may be defined as a line that joins itself at both ends, but shape can also be created through contrasting blocks of colour.
Shapes are generally 2D. By adding tone to shape you can create form.
Shapes can be natural, organic, hard edged, bold, subtle, unusual or silhouetted.

Tone: Most black and white photographs contain a variety of tonal gradations.
Tone is very important in black and white photographs. A standard black and white photo should contain an area that is black, another that is white and the remianing areas should have a variety of grey tones.
Tones can be soft, harsh, contrasting, complementary, subtle or subdued.

Texture: Texture refers to the surface characteristic of a subject. Texture can add depth, character and realism to an image. A strong tonal range will help reveal the surface qualities of an image. The close-up lens helps exaggerate the surface texture of an object.
Textures can be rough, smooth, sharp, soft, furry, prickly, pitted, dull, shiny or grainy.

Pattern: Pattern can create rhythm, harmony and compositional structure. By repetitive use of line and/or shape, a pattern can be created. A pattern can be the main subject for a photograph or it can be used to aid in a design.
Patterns can be decorative, repetitiive, derived from nature or created.

Colour: Colours plays a significant role in the overall aesthetic quality of an image. Colour can give an object solidity and form, as well as enhancing the emotion, mood and atmosphere of a photograph.
Colours opposite each other on the colour wheel are contrasting and colours next to each other are harmonious.

Space: Space refers to the notion of depth within an image. An image needs to rely on design elements such as tone, colour, line and shape. Space can be deep (you can see far into the distance in the background), shallow (you can see a small way into the image) or flat (no evidence of space).
Space also refers to areathe subject matter is taking up within a frame, this is the positive space. The space around the main subject matter is negative space.