Ruth Leon art 200 web portfolio

Reflection 1

During this course, I learned a lot about how to manipulate the camera manually in order to make a more visually appealing image even before photoshop editing. I gained a new understanding of how to frame an image rather than just placing the main subject in the center of the image. I also learned how to look for opportunity to use depth of field, rule of thirds, and patterns in my photos. I feel overall that from the beginning to the end of the class I grew a lot with the exercises and projects as each one gave me a new tool in my toolbox to use as I continue to take pictures in the future.


Project 1 Abstraction

Project 2 Surrealism

Reflection 2

Over the course of this class, I learned a whole slew of technical skills including how to adjust shutter speed to depict movement in different ways, how to manipulate aperture to adjust depth of field within the frame, using aperture and shutter speed in combination to control the exposure in an image before shooting, and how ISO can also be manipulated to allow more light into an image but how it does come with the drawback of digital noise if too high. The technical skills acquired didn't stop with the camera, but I also gained many skills in photo editing using Photoshop. Specifically, how to adjust exposure levels, how to cut and paste parts of images while making the overall image still look realistic, how to patch certain areas of an image or duplicate others, and how to play with colors, tints, and lighting in new ways such as hue, saturation, and vignetting.

Project 3 Documentary Scavenger Hunt

Project 4 DADA Collage

Project 5 Narration

Final Project

Reflection 3

With this final project, I decided to take the anatomy of the human body and look at it in using models that I have used to help myself learn about the body and its structures in my human anatomy and physiology class. The images were taken in an abstract manner adding texture through photoshop to make certain parts stand out more and add variation to the black and white. The idea was to look at the body in layers that is why the first photo depicts cellular replication and the rest of the photos continue to progress larger and larger scope and scale of the body as if you were able to look through a microscope past all the layers and into the parts and components making up the body. I would like the viewers, especially non-science majors, to walk away thinking of how the body has many layers and works as a sum of many parts in conjunction with one another to keep everything in homeostasis rather than just viewing the body as one whole entity.

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Ruth Leon

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