Digital Photography Michael Bordeaux

My name is Michael Bordeaux and I enjoy taking photographs. Taking photos is relaxing and allows me to use my creativity. My favorite past time is baseball.

My photo uses the rule of thirds by focusing on the top right where the sun is. The photo on the right also uses the rule of thirds by putting the focus on the bottom right where the football is.
Diagonal, Rule of Thirds, Run-off
The hands on Tintype process takes more merit than the digital photographic process to mimic the tintype process. This is because the settings in the digital photographic process can be adjusted but the actual process has to be completely re-done if you mess up.
The print came out fantastic. I had to make a negative in Photoshop and print it. After that, I mixed chemicals together and put it onto a paper. Once the paper dried, I put the negative on top of it and put them in the light box for a total of 11 minutes. The negative was printed onto the paper through this process and the chemicals were washed off right after it was taken out of the box. Lastly, i matted it and took a picture of it. I enjoyed this process because it was fun to learn about the old ways of photography. I prefer regular printing because it is less time consuming and it is easier to reprint if an error is made. The cyanotype came out successfully and the only thing I could have improved is possibly changing the exposure time.
Top left: the letter "o" Bottom left: the letter "H" Right: The letter "V" Bottom middle: the letter "N"
The way the lighting was put on the egg impacted the look of the egg. Depending on where the photo was taken, more or less of the egg was shown. It appears to look like the phases of the moon.
The purpose of taking pictures at different times with different lighting is to show us how lighting can impact a photo. I preferred artificial light because it allowed me to make the photo I wanted much easier. It also allowed me to give the watch a golden appearance to it even though it isn't. A challenge I had to face was making sure that there wasn't an overbearing glare on the watch because the watch has glass and metal that can reflect light. A few times I had to change the shutter speed to a faster time so the picture would be darker and less exposed. I chose this subject because it was my grandfather's and I got it after he passed away. The lighting enhanced the look of the watch and allowed me to put a ring of light around it to help focus on the watch.
It was fun and interesting directing someone to do what you want them to do for the photo. There is a diagonal in his arm that leads to the gravestone. This was chosen because it came out well and it appears as if he was actually touching the point. One thing that could be improved is the composition such as using the rule of thirds.
I chose the double exposure because it seemed more interesting and fun. One thing I could have done better is get a better image for the image inside my model. Also, I could have blurred the portrait with the background better so the edges aren't so hard.


Created with images by Empyrius II - "Rule of Thirds"

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