Project Revisited- Depth of Field
The objective for this project was to go back and do a project that we had previously done in the past with Mr. Pederson or with another photography teacher. The photography teacher I had in my freshman year never did projects with us like this one, so I chose to upload pictures that I already had that I knew had a shallow depth of field. The two pictures above were the ones that stood out to me the most and I chose to show them to the class. Reflecting back, one thing I would have done differently is fix the focal point of the picture on the right and make sure that the pink flower was the only thing in focus, and not so much the purple flowers around it as well.
Spirit Poster Pictures
The story behind this picture was to display "Scholarship" by displaying the student wearing a SDSU sweatshirt. Wearing the sweatshirt shows that the student may have already been accepted to this particular college or is interested in attending their campus.
I chose to have the models pose as if one is showing the other a particular bone in the skeleton. This picture displays "Teamwork" because it shows that students working collaboratively to achieve greatness.
When it comes to shooting portraits it is always important to take note of the weather and of the lighting situation, whether it be indoors or outdoors. Eye contact between the lens and the model can also make or break the photo, in certain shots. I chose to portray two different moods with both of these shots. The first one (left) being more of a dark tone, to contrast with the color of her clothing. The lighting in the background of the first on also creates an ombre effect as it gets darker from left to right. The second portrait (right) displays more of a brighter tone and the lighting helped to bring out the highlights in her hair, as well as some color in her eyes. The leaves in the back also help to have the color of her shirt pop and helps to lighten up the picture.
During this project it was difficult for me to take pictures of things that really represented "home," so I just decided to shoot pictures of my family because they make the house feel like a home. My family and I were in the middle of moving houses so the new house did not really feel like a home yet, but I am glad to say that I will be able to call this house a "home" one day. I think a good "homework" assignment for the class would be to take pictures of completely "weird/odd things" that actually could mean a lot to the person. It gives the class an opportunity to take a deeper meaning into the picture that is being shown and to learn that photography is more than just the picture, but rather the story behind it.
(In order from past to present)