When taking the pictures, I originally didn't know what i was doing. I was so confused at the start of this project, and most of the pictures were accidents made out of great situations. For the detail, I had noticed the water drops on the shower head, and thought they looked cool. After a few tries, I finally got a good shot. For the framing, I was at my friends house, working on some frosting decorations, when my friend asked about the project. I ended up taking pictures of them as well as one of the decorations and it all worked out in one day! The food photos were taken because my sister just so happened to be in a creating kind of mood and wanted to work more on her presentation than anything else. So thats what we did!
When editing these pictures, the main edits that i made where to the contrast and brightness. The camera that i used was more low quality and editing was gonna be what saved the pictures. and it did. The pictures themselves were not bad, not at all, but changes in contrast, exposure, and even some cropping made them look so much better. As for local edits, i messed with the blur and some other effects on some of the pictures. I made it so you had all eyes on the main subject.
I take all kinds if pictures whenever the opportunity is given to me. I am particularly drawn towards nature and landscape, but indoor and city photos are in my list of talents as well. I can shoot anything and i will climb a tree to get the perfect shot, or-ive actually done this- climb on top my moms car to get it. I dont always go out and search for the picture that i need, i go to places that i like and i find opportunities for good photography. The picture comes to me- more often than not-out of nowhere. When editing pictures, i do a lot of experimenting, but i expect most people do. I don't completely understand the workings of the editing software i have, and i don't think i ever will, but thats ok. Experimenting with the lighting, colors and contrast, its all what makes my photos so interesting in my eyes. I don't share my photography online much other than the occasional contest or on social media for family to see. When entering contests, I enter anonymously, and when on social media, my accounts are normally private, only for family.
Photography is important as it tells a story in a way words never could. You see everything it could tell- weather its the actually story or not. You can capture the world at its best and its worst and show how they are not all that different.
First semester final project
We had a Christmas parade in my town and i took a few shots. This was the people carrying the flags at the beginning. f/4 1/90 ISO 1600
This photo i took, seeing the nice lighting from inside the car, i figured it would look cool, and it did! f/5.6 1/60 ISO 1600
The color guard from my school were dressed up and performing amazingly!! This one is my personal favorite. f/3.5 1/60 ISO 1600
This is one of the later floats decorated wonderfully with lights. I found this shot really great. f/3.5 1/60 ISO 1600
In the 3rd pic, whites and contrast were raised considerably as well as clarity, and I upped exposure slightly. I also lowered highlights, shadows and blacks. In the last picture, contrast and clarity were raised the most, then whites and highlights were up, and shadows and blacks were lowered.
When taking these pictures, I realized just how good of picuters my moms camera takes. That showed me not to judge a camera based on its size. They turned out really well, with minimal editing! I also learned how hard it is to tell a story when nothing happens in your life.
I wanted to tell a story about my bedroom, cleaning it, i guess. It was a total mess and i had to get it done. I stood in the doorway and took a picture of the mess called my floor before starting to pic it up. the second one was when i was putting away the laundry and it started to look better. My sister didn't want to be in the shot. The last one was me standing in the middle of my now clean room, snapping a shot of my newly made bed before i went to sleep.
Like i said, minimal editing, so I didn't really edit. i was gonna crop one of them, but looking back at it i think it looks fine.
I didn't focus on composition styles. Really, I just looked at it and said "what would make my room look most messy now?" and took that shot.
This project was to make a story and tell it in photos, and at the start that was really hard for me. Its hard to find a story when you can't leave the house. I still can't drive and theres not really much within walking distance of my house, so I had to make a compromise. I had to clean my room, and this was kinda motivation to do it, i suppose. The project was supposed to be an interesting event but i didn't really have the ability to make it so.