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Alexa Fredrick Photography 1

Rule of Thirds

The picture above utilizes the rule of thirds and contains bright colors. The focal point of the center of the flower is approximately two thirds of the way across the page and takes up about two thirds of the picture. The focal point begins in the center of the flower and travels along the petals. The background is blurred so it does not distract from the subject of the photo.

Macro

The photo above was taken with the macro setting on the camera. You can see the image in greater detail than you could a normal image. You can see the water droplets and the veins in the petals of the bright white flower. This photo also utilizes the rule of thirds because the focal point, which is the purple center of the flower, is two thirds of the way up the image and two thirds of the way across.

Leading Lines

The image above uses leading lines. The leading lines move to the focal point at the top of the tree and from there, the branches make your eyes move across the image. The image also follows the rule of thirds, as the focal point is located two thirds of the way up the page and two thirds of the way across the page. I like how the sunlight slightly peaks through back of the image and the branches lead your eyes across the leaves.

Monochrome

The photo above is a monochrome photo. It uses a triangle of interest because your eyes travel from her face to her shoulder and then down to her hand and up the pipe back to her face. The shadows provide a dark tone around her light face, drawing the focal point to that area. The texture and highlights of her hair also draw your eyes downwards toward the bottom of the image. The contrast of the lighter background with her darker shirt and her darker hair with her lighter face also draw attention to the focus of the picture.

Portrait

This image is a portrait image. I cropped and rotated the image to create a more visually appealing look because the image was centered awkwardly. I also cloned out the person and other objects at the end of the bridge because they were distracting. I used the color curves tool to darken the image and get rid of the foggy layer of white over it. By making these corrections, it improved the quality of the image and allowed for more focus on the subject, Emily.

Still Life

This image is an example of still life photography. I used the color curves tool to brighten the color of the honey, but it was a struggle because the background kept getting a red tint to it. I also had to clone out a lot of shadows from the background and it was really difficult to get the background to match so I tried to give it an animated cartoon effect. Also, the spoons were hard to position and I struggled to get the camera to focus. The movement of the honey down the image moves your eyes along the path of the honey. The contrast between the spoons and honey and the background helps to bring the focus of the image to the honey.

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