Photography class is in session

Photography class is in session

It’s the 2nd week back to school and the projects have started!

1st Week: So our first project for the week is the best picture we took over winter break. I’ll admit I didn’t take very many pictures because I was so busy doing family stuff for the holiday’s but I did take lots of family pictures and a couple pictures of some flowers with my new camera that i received for Christmas! While messing with the new camera I was trying to figure out how to change the ISO and different things to make my picture pop! This picture turned out beautiful and all I had to do in photoshop was up the Clarity a little bit.

Orange Roses

2nd Week: This week our goal is to do some other projects coming up like Surreal, Light Painting and Photographer Presentations.

Surreal photography are displays of a designer’s rich imagination of subjects which are turned into real pictures. Most surreal pictures are captivating be it pleasant or not because it is not what we experience in our daily life meaning it isn’t part of real life. Given it is not an event we could not possibly experience, it leaves a huge dimension for viewers to interpret what the photographer was trying to convey through their work. This is what makes surreal photos a challenge for the photographers and in the same time, an awesome adventure for others.

Light Painting or also known as Light Art is very cool. Light Painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources. Light Painting Photography can be traced back to the year 1914 whenFrank Gilberth, along with his wife Lillian Moller Gilberth, used small lights and the open shutter of a camera to track the motion of manufacturing and clerical workers.

Photography Presentations are going on for each student through out the class. The photographer I chose was Dorothea Lange, who is well known for taking the picture known as the Migrant Mother in 1936. I will be posting the presentation in my next post by next week!

I have learned some new things in photoshop so here is a picture to show one of them! This is suppose to make the picture look like the object is going very fast instead of just a shot of a guy on his motorcycle after coming over a jump! This is more fun!

2014 Supercross