Thursday, October 24, 2013

Questions about the Photo Essay

1. What does White House Photo Editor Alice Gabriner look for in selecting the right photographs to present to the public? 
She looks at the sense of light, composition, color, exposure, and a special feeling about the picture.2. Under President Obama, who has final approval over the photographs his administration releases to the public? 
The White House Communications staff. 3. Why did President Obama decide not to personally approve all the photographs released to the public while Lyndon B. Johnson did? 

Digital photography has made it easier to take many more photos. Obama's photographer takes 20,000-80,000 pictures per month. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Robert Capa and the Photo Essay

1. What does the phrase "He wasn't just an observer" mean?

Robert was also experiencing the violence of the war because he traveled with the army together.
2. What are some of the ways in which Robert Capa "experienced" the lives of his subjects before he photographed them?
He first got to know the person before he took a picture of them and in the picture you can see the person's emotion, either smiling, neutral, or sad. 
3. Why was this important to his work?
It was important to his work because it represented their difficulty in life and in the war. He wanted to represent the people that don't have it that good in life as well as loosing a member of their family or an army brother. 

4. One of his subjects said that "he was there, but you didn't realize he was there." Why might this be an important quality for a photographer?
This is an important quality since he took the picture very quick and that he captured the moments without making people pose for the picture so it the pictures seem very natural.
5.  What is the significance of "The Falling Soldier"?  Why is it considered iconic?
The image is known of a man dying in the military which loyalist fighter in Spain got killed and fought for his country. The picture is iconic because it is an army man fighting for his country risking death.
6. How did Robert Cap die? 
He died in Vietnam on May 25, 1954. He was killed by a land mine while photographing while photographing the French Indochina war for Life.
7.  Robert Capa used to say that "If you're pictures aren't good enough, its because...."  Complete the sentence.  Do you agree with this? Why/ why not?
"You are not close enough." Yes I agree with this because close ups let you see the detail on an object or organism.
8. Robert Capa died at the early age of 40.  What was he photographing at the time and how did he die?  
He was taking pictures of the Second-Sino Japenese War.  He was killed by a land mine while photographing while photographing the French Indochina war for Life.
9.  Making connections to current events: 
How were Robert Capa's experiences similar to those of the embedded journalists during the War in Iraq in 2003? 
They both experienced the violence of the wars, as well as the loss of a member. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Photography Presentations

1) My favorite presentation was Greta's because she had different kinds of perspectives and her portraits were unique because no one else thought of these kind of portraits.

2) I would do my transitions slower because they were quite fast. When you looked down and then up again you could miss a picture.

3) Do you need to lean down to take a close-up on the ground?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Editing Picture 2





Before:


After:

For this picture I used contrast, brightness, and color (saturation). This really defined the leafs and made it look very rich in color. 

Editing Pictures


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After:




When I edited my picture I used brightness, contrast and I cropped the picture. I liked the way the drops where on the leafs so I used the contrast to define its drops and the brightness to make the leaves richer in color, that its drops would be more defined as well. I used the crop to make the drops the focus point in the picture.

Monday, September 23, 2013

My Favorite Picture from the Duck Pond and What Photo could have been Improoved

My favorite picture was Greta's duck picture because it was very defined had a good zoom. It looked very well planned meaning that she was focused while taking the picture.

 I think my pictures were well planned out except the duck one. I should have really focused on the duck and put the camera on focus, so it shouldn't have looked blurry.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Presentation Day

My favorite presentation was:

Katia Kondroshova because I liked her choice of the silhouette. It was very creative and showed that she understood the concepts of the project. My favorite one was the one where she took a picture of a butterfly and everything behind the butterfly blurry.

I would improve the rythm one since it wasn't very creative as well I would improve the movement since it didnt really show blurred lines.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Day 5

What I learned Today:
Today I went outside and learned how to make pictures with the:
  • MASP on the camera
  • Using different places to create diffused light.

Day 4

What I learned Today:
Today we went outside and made pictures for our project. I learned how to make pictures with:
  • Close-up shots 
  • Using different angles to create movement in the picture

Day 3

What I learned Today:
Today we got a sheet of paper and on that I learned about:
  • Rule of thirds
  • Silhoutte
  • Diffused Light

Friday, August 30, 2013

What I learned

Day 2:

I learned that Nicephore was the first one to take a picture of nature.
Mammoth was the first one to make pictures of big items.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What I learned in Class

What I learned on the first day of photography:
  • Nikon first came out in Tokyo.
  • First digital camera was invented in 1973.
  • First camera was invented by Thomas Sutton.
  • John French was one of the most fashion photographers in London during 1950s and 1960s.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

My Three Goals

Three Goals I want to Achieve in Photography:

  • I want to learn more about the camera models and learn more about editing.
  • I want to learn how to make different focus pictures.
  • I also want to learn about the different lenses.