Thursday, January 29, 2015

Assignment 3.1

I set these three statues up in my living room. I had my camera set to aperture value. I then pushed the button down half way to focus on the statue that I wanted to be in focus, I then put the camera into position and took the photo. I did this for each of the three statues. I also had to zoom in on the Statues when I picked the one I wanted to have in focus.  

Assignment #3.2- Aperture

These pictures were taken with the largest f-stop my camera uses(f8). Bit of a cloudy day when I took these so kind of hard to make them look "vibrant" but I tried to really bring out the reds and blues in the American flag.

These two pictures were taken with a shallower depth of field. On the first picture I used f2.8 and on the second I used f1.8 which is the smallest option the camera had. It wasn't hard bringing out the colors of the guitar in the first photo but, the second photo was a little tricky because I wanted to bring out the orange but also leave out the red on the needle in the background.

-Nolan Schmidt

Assignment #3.1- Selective Focus

What I did here was I toggled with the Manual Focus option on the camera. I had to zoom in on each object and focus it leaving the other two objects blurred. Although it looks like the objects are close together, they are actually quite spread out so I could get a good shot of each.

-Nolan Schmidt

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What I did was played with the focus and tried to get the boldness for each depth. After talking with Mark, he gave me a good tip. Try focusing in on one of the objects and then moving the camera while still holding the focus. This will keep the focus and get different angles. Also, as you can see I used different angles for the three different focuses which helped captured the images i wanted.

Used bright lighting on the Av setting, and used the focus to take the photos.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Assignment 1.3

I chose this photo because each time i stare at it, it reminds me of a particular dream i had when i was young. In that dream, i was taken away from reality and placed in a dessert until i woke up and realize that it was just a dream.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Assignment 1.3

I like this picture because it sets a bit of a different tone than we are used to seeing in professional sports.  Its not as energetic as most sports photos, but it still has emotion behind it.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Assignment 1.3

I like this picture because it reminds me of when I got to go to California for a week. Just being in the sun and not being here where its cold is extremely nice. I hope to go back soon.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

This is a photo taken at my lake by my brother.
Hi, my name is Roxanne and I was caught yawning after waking up from my nap.

Assignment 1.3

I took this photo when I worked on the carnival in Colorado and Wyoming this summer. I like this picture because it reminds me of The Lord of the Rings (Eagle's Eyrie), and it brings back all the memories I made with my older brother.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Assignment 1.3

I took this picture of one of my dogs this summer and i like it because it shows peace and calmness in his eyes, yet enjoyment and excitement. The lake is one of his favorite places to be and when we're there he turns into a completely different dog and i feel like you can see that change in this picture.

1.3 Assignment

I love this captured moment, the world seems so surreal with the editing that was done. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Assignment 1.3

Assignment 1.3
 I really like this picture because it is equally clever, funny, and creative.  However, what truly makes this picture great is that it accomplishes such uniqueness through simple perception.  It is an example of excellent photography created by playing with angles.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Assignment 1.3

I like this photo because it captures a moment of chaotic morning rush and freezes it, encouraging the viewer to apply a sense of stillness to it instead, altering the moment itself.

Assignment 1.3

This is a photo that I took last fall while I was camping with my family. I really enjoy this photograph because not only does it capture the beauty of the scenery we were taking in, but also because it reminds me of the camping trip in general.

Assignment 1.3

This is a photo I took of the Notre Dame by the Seine river while I was studying abroad in Paris, France this summer. I like this photo because I think that it really captures the mood and atmosphere of Paris. The French are never in a hurry to get anywhere and this images shows several of the french relaxing that evening along the Seine.

Assignment 1.3

I love this photo because it captures the imagination perfectly. The composite of the trees, blur of the tree in the foreground, and the light flare draw your eye to the creature and the boy. Contrasted with the darkness of the foreground, the soft-lit background gives the entire image a fantastical feel. The positioning of the boy and the creature behind trees also adds to the depth of the photograph.

Clicking with the Subject

I found this photo on a photoblogger's site, along with this quote “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt.
 I chose it for my photo assignment because it encapsulates the primary element I love most about photography: the power to capture and express honest, genuine human moments. The choice of black and white and the crisp lighting of this photo create a timeless feeling and a sense of intimacy with the person in the photo. I also love that the subject is in her element, and in a natural pose which expresses her individuality and humanness.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Assignment 1.3

I like this photograph because it marks one of the greatest moments in sports history. The United States defeated the Soviets and later won the gold medal at the 1980 Olympics. This marks one of the biggest upsets ever and is said to have had more of a significance than just hockey itself. The victory over the Soviets gave Americans hope for social and political reform during that difficult time.

Assignment 1.3

This is an image done by Garry Winogrand taken at the New York World's Fair in 1964. I like this photograph because of the way that it encapsulates the culture of the 1960's through the clothing and hairstyle choices. I also like the rawness of Winogrand's photographs-- you can tell by looking at the subjects captured his photos that there are often multiple conversations or trains of thought going on, which really makes the audience think about what could possibly be going on.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Assignment 1.3

Considered one of the most influential images of the Vietnam War; Eddie Adams took this picture entitled (and forgive me because this is the American version of his name) "The Execution of Nguyen Van Lem".  This photograph, though a bit graphic, allows us to see that although a picture may tell a story one must be conscientious of the story it tells.  Van Lem looks like a civilian and because of this, this photo was a big resource in the anti-war movement.  However, Van Lem was a member of the Viet Cong: National Liberation Front and was the leader of their death squad.  He had a large hand in killing many South Vietnamese National Police officers and their families.  The backlash after this image gained popularity impacted General Loan's (the executor) life in extremely negative ways.  In fact, Adam's was quoted saying: "The General killed the Viet Cong; I killed the general with my camera."  

Assignment 1.3

This photo is by Richard Heeks. I like this photo because it shows what a bubble looks like during the process of being popped. I also like that you can see reflections of nature in the part of the bubble that is not popped yet.
-Andrea Maikke

This photo reminds me of a simpler time. It brings a smile to my face and warms my heart. It if full of emotion both from the dog's perspective as well as the little girl's.

Assignment 1.3

I really like this picture because it captures detail that some people don't find as beauty. For me, freckles are very unique. This picture captures the detailed beauty of her freckles and the intensity of her eyes. This picture gives me the desire to figure out how to capture the little details in each photograph I take. 

Assignment 1.3

This picture was taken after JFK's assassination when President Lydon B. Johnson was being sworn in on Air Force one. I choose it for the layers of emotion that can be seen in the picture.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Assignment 1.3

This photo was taken at the Yosakoi Soran Festival. I really like this photo because it depicts a fun celebration of dance. It's a riot of color which is fun to look at and it is clear by facial expressions that all the dancers are having a really fun time. This image captures a happy moment in the lives of the dancers.

Assignment 1.3

I've always liked this candid photo of two strangers, a sailor and a woman, kissing in the middle of Times Square at the announcement of the end of the war on Japan. It was published as part of series of kissing photographs taken during this time in Life Magazine. It is such an iconic photo showing the celebration of freedom.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Assingnment 1.3

I like this photo taken by James Chororos because of the contrast of the dark colors of the city and the smoke coming from one of the buildings and the pink of the setting sun.

Assignment 1.3

This photo was one I stumbled upon while on the National Geographic website.  It was taken by Mahdi Dehestani.  This photo captures the happiness of childhood.  To a child, the world is not a scary place, but one big adventure.  One of National Geographic 's editors, Alexa Keefe, says on their page for this photo, "from the expression of glee on the girl to her hair flowing behind her, conveys the feeling of joy in motion. And I like that she is dead center—right in the middle of the fun." I could not agree more.
-Kristen Huck