For this weeks assignment I decided to take pictures of a school event. I went to Cabaret which takes place every spring. The students from choir have to get into groups and pick a song from a musical to then perform. I like this assignment because it was fun to listen to all the different acts. However I did find this assignment difficult because the people on stage were always moving. Also I had to have my camera zoomed in a lot because of where I was sitting. This made it so whenever I shook the camera a little bit it would blur the picture.
For this assignment we had to take pictures that described who we are and put them all together as a collage. The background of my collage is one of my favorite senior pictures. This was taken at the camp I go to every summer that means a lot to me. The picture in the right top corner is of me and one of my good friends. This picture is also at camp where I met her. The picture below that one is of me and my parents. This picture was taken at my church during my confirmation. Below this picture is a picture of me and my camp buddy. She takes care of me during the week of camp.
The main tool I used was the eraser with the opacity at 50%. This allowed me to blend the pictures together. I also used the move tool because then I could position the photos where I wanted them. All of my little photos are made up of a mask with some type of blurred edge. In order to get the pictures small enough to fit I had to use transform.
For this weeks assignment I decided to take pictures in black and white. In order to make black and white how its meant to you have to choose two contrasting subjects. For example if you had two items that are the same color the picture will just turn out gray. I enjoyed this assignment because I got to use different modes on my camera and be able to learn how to use it a little bit better.
For this week’s assignment I plan on doing black and white. I like doing black and white because it makes the contrast of the subjects more visible. Also I like how it has a vintage feel to it. I got inspired by these two photos off of flickr.com.
For this assignment we had to pick 8 different pictures and then frame them in photoshop. There was 4 different ways to frame therefore we had to do the same frame twice but with a different picture. Each framing technique had us using various tools in photoshop. We learned not only how to frame a picture but also more about photoshop. I found this assignment frustrating at times because the frame couldn’t;t always turn out how it was suppose to and I would have to start over. However I like that I now know even more tools in photoshop.
For this assignment we had to take pictures and I chose to take pictures of an event. The event I went to was a family members wedding shower. For my main picture that I’ll be turning in I brightened it and made it more contrasting. All of the photos I took were in Macro setting. When I tried to turn Macro setting off and take pictures of people the pictures didn’t turn out how I wanted them to. I learned in this assignment that it is much more easier to take a picture of something still rather than a moving subject.
For this assignment we were asked to play around with photoshop filters. I enjoyed this part because messing around with the many different filters was funny. After we were done in photoshop with our images we were to turn in our two favorite images that we changed. Doing this it showed us how much you can change a picture and how media can take it too far. I believe that photoshopping in the media should have restrictions on it because it gives us images that we are supposed to look up to but will never live up to them. In reality the pictures in magazines and on billboards are fake because they have photoshopped them so much. The before shot of the picture SHOULD be shown right next to the altered image in the media. This way we can see that there is no such thing as perfect and in order to get that perfect they have to change it that much. Photoshop is fun to play with however, its taken too far when completely altering a body.