I decided to take this class to learn how to capture better images, and improve my photography skills. I hoped to learn how to use an actual camera properly, and learn about all of the features of a camera. I also wanted to learn how to add textures and filters to make my images more interesting.
In photography class, I learned a lot about lighting. I learned the importance of shadows and highlights and how they can change an entire image. I also learned about the different types of lighting to photograph with, such as Rembrandt lighting, side lighting, or having an image be lit from below.
I also learned how to control the depth of field in my photos by changing the aperture on my camera. I can make the background in full focus, as well as the foreground, or I can make the background completely blurred out. If I had a short depth of field in my shot, the background would be blurry, but with a long depth of field, my background is clearly visible.
In photography, I learned how to optimized an image and how important it can be. In these images you can see the difference before and after I optimized my image. I removed the blemishes and marks from her face to clear up her skin. I also added a levels adjustment and a curve to get catch in both eyes and to fix the lighting.
The project that taught me the most was doing product photography. I realized that it is not very hard tot make a product look really good, with an appealing background. I also learned how to use a mirror effect which I liked a lot.
I believe that I am most likely to try to shoot portraits again. I really enjoyed working with my models to get a perfect picture. Photographing people not just with a lighting set up, but in different landscapes could be super fun as well!
For my creative project, I chose to invert the pictures I took.