Thursday, June 15, 2017

Assignment that I am most proud of

I am most proud of my forced perspective photographs. This assignment was the last one of the semester so I had the most knowledge and experience going into making these photos. These photos were fun to make and they are humerus. This assignment was successful because I now know how to take pictures of subjects that will match with the background I put them in. Also because I know how to use photoshop more accurately and professionally to make my photos look realistic. I am proud of this assignment because it shows my improvement in photography skills from my last photoshop assignment when I was just learning how to use photoshop.

Most memorable experiences

One of my most memorable experiences in photo was taking pictures for our biweekly assignment of landscapes and architecture. This was one the the first biweekly assignments so I did not have a lot of knowledge of photography at this point in the semester. I really learned how to use light in my photographs during this assignment. For this assignment my father took me to Portland to photograph the buildings and landscapes there. There are lots of old and interesting buildings in Portland and I really enjoyed photographing them and taking pictures of landscapes there. It was particularly cold that day but I learned a lot about photography, particularly photographing buildings and architecture.

Another memorable experience I had in photo was the in class project on Cubism. For this assignment we were aloud to chose our partners and I enjoyed working with my friends. It was really interesting to learn about a different form of art and then use it ourselves. Taking all the photos, cutting them up, and putting them together in a different way was a new experience. Cubism is a less well known art style and it was really fun to use. I don't think I would use it in the future but I know I gained important knowledge during this assignment.

Reflecting of my goals for the semester

I achieved many of my goals for photo class this semester. I strengthened my knowledge about how to capture moments in life with photography especially in assignments in the beginning of the semester. I learned how to take more professional photographs at a higher level. I also learned how to use photoshop to edit my photos which I believe is one of the most important skills in photography. I was exited to learn how to develop photos in a dark room and now I know the entire process of using a pinhole camera and developing photos. I enjoy taking photos of many subject but I especially like to photography nature. This year I could focus a lot my photography assignments on subjects that I enjoy photographing.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Scavenger Hunt


Sina Rahmoti

Thomas Hawk

My Examples

Dylan Photography 

Dylan Photography

My Examples

Michelle Schantz

Fred An

My Examples

An Ants View Of The World
Catherine E.

Andre Distel

My Examples


Samantha Panzera

Maulana Photoworks

My Examples


David Peterson

Murry Park Photography

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Something that represents me

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pinhole Photography

  1. To understand and demonstrate pinhole photography and how it works;
  2. To become familiar with darkroom processes and procedures.

The first aspect of pinhole photography is handling the photographic paper. It is very important that the paper is only exposed to light at the right times. I learned the difficult process of keeping it in the dark until it is exposed to the light through the pinhole for the correct amount of time. I also learned how to develop a photo using chemicals in the dark room. It is very important to leave the photos in the chemicals for the right amount of time and to make sure they are not exposed to light before they are done in the fixer. I also learned how to get the positive image out of the negative photo I took.

The most exciting parts of pinhole photography are setting up the photos and taking them, developing the photos, and seeing the final product. It was really interesting to learn how to line up the pinhole and time the lighting correctly so that the photo would come out right. It was also exiting to develop the photos. This is because at this point in the process you can tell if you got a clear image or not. What I enjoyed most was seeing the finished product after that long process. I liked seeing the outcome of my pictures and the outcome of the pictures my friends took.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Forced Perspective Photographs

To continue to develop creative problem-solving skills by creating forced perspective photographs in a unique original way;
To practice altering perspective and looking at subjects in a unique way;
To further develop your Photoshop knowledge and skills;
   My photo of Alex riding a bunny is my most successful and unique photograph. This is the first photo I created and it is the most realistic looking. It is also the most humerus photo of the four that I made. Alex is cut out well to make it seem like she is really there. The lighting of the two photos was similar so the photos blended together better then the other photographs.
     Cutting out the subject out completely to look realistic in the background I chose continued to be difficult in this photoshop project. It was also still difficult to control the lighting in a way that made it look like the light in the background photo and the light on the subject were coming from the same source. To deal with these challenges I worked on the photos for a long time. To cut out the subject more accurately I zoomed way in to the photo to cut cleanly along the edges. Next time I would take the pictures of the subject and the background in similar lighting so they blend together better.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


It was a long hard winter. It seemed as if the snow had continually fallen hard and fast towards the ground all winter. Every day more snow and ice fell from the sky and piled on top of the snow that was already mounding over. Finally the snow has started to thaw. It melts away as the sun's strength grows and the days grow ever warmer. On a particularly warm day I haul my bike from the garage where it hibernates. I pump up the tires and make sure it is in working condition. After thorough inspection I jump on and pedal fast. As I sail down the familiar road I feel free knowing that summer is just around the corner.