Friday, June 13, 2014

Assignment That I Am The Most Proud of

Let me start this with a disclaimer; The assignment that I am the most proud of does not mean the assignment for which I received the highest grade. In fact, on paper, it was one of my weaker assignments of the semester. However, it had deeper meaning to myself and myself alone. My "Who am I" video was different. Most people in the class used many images in there's; this makes perfect sense, as this is a photography class. However, I wanted to make something that was more than a slideshow. I wanted to showcase something that has been a huge part of who I am and how I spend large parts of my life. My video was not a place I go, but rather a skill I have that I use almost everyday. It is something that I build huge sections of my life around. Pictures of drums could not capture this, and therefore my movie was mostly videos. Though it was for a photo class, this video really opened my eyes to a different artistic side of myself. At the end of this year, I've been assigned to make videos for two different classes, this being one. In both, I've had extraordinary amounts of fun, and found myself watching each one hundreds of times. Making videos gives you an incredible position. You are the director. What you see in your head is what you see on screen. Being able to go back and watch something that you've created gives me a sense of pride that I couldn't get otherwise. In the future, I can see myself making videos all the time, and this assignment was a piece of that spark.

Most Memorable Experience

My most memorable experience from this year was our trip to Bowdoin. Being the type of person that I am, I had never formally visited a photography exhibit like that. Being with this group, whom I'd come to really enjoy the company of, made it a great experience. Seeing pictures from my own and others' famous photographers gave meaning behind the projects we were working on. It was very cool to select pictures that we thought we interesting and to actually learn about the history and making of them. It taught me a lot about the history of photography and how it has evolved over time. Also, having a chance to see what images 'stuck out' to other members of the class was very interesting. Everyone had something different that they wanted to know more about and show the class.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Culture Clash

During this project, I found success in building a landscape. First, I combined a snow covered lawn with some mountains to set the scene. After I added Sugarloaf and a few different sky images, I was very happy with the backdrop for my image. I met difficulty once I began to add the other components. I felt as though I was just adding random images. Eventually, I realized that I should ignore what felt wrong and right and just go with what I wanted. The buildings on the right and left compliment each other, and the snowy landscape serves as a good clash between the two areas.

Who Am I video

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Free Choice

When taking this picture, I was drawn in by the colors. The purple flowers were very vibrant and stood out very well against the green leaves. When I took this picture, I could smell the sweet fragrance given off by the flowers. I felt a little 'girly' taking a picture of flowers, but I really liked how it turned out. The colors were great, and the natural arrangement of the flowers made the picture almost take itself.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Culture Clash Planning

Juxtaposition/fragmentation - Two things being seen or placed close together with a contrasting effect
Point of view - The position from which the camera sees the scene
Scale Change - When the proportions of one image to another is changed
Overlapping - The action of placing one photograph over another

Friday, May 16, 2014