Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shutter Speed



At the beginning while the sun is still partially up and the courtyard has reasonable light
a.) the dunking booth-Fast
b.) the food eating contest-Medium
c.) the rock climbing wall-Slow
d.) someone working at a booth-Slow
e.) the DJ/MC working at the middle of the circle-Medium
f.) the Diamonds performance-Really fast

Towards the end when there is no sun and has gotten dark enough that you can't see from one end of the courtyard to the other.
a.) the dunking booth-Medium
b.) the food eating contest-Medium/slow
c.) the rock climbing wall-Slow
d.) someone working at a booth-Slow
e.) the DJ/MC working at the middle of the circle-Medium/slow
f.) the Diamonds performance-Fast
  1.  Aperture Priority- Shutter speed already covered, just set the aperture
  2. Shutter Priority- Aperture's covered, just set the shutter speed
  3. Manual- Set the shutter speed and the aperture


f 2.8

f 16
1. The pupil
2. The smaller the Aperture number, the higher the Aperture size.
3. Aperture brings the point of focus into the clear and blurs the background
4. 3.5-5.6?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Nick Brandt

This was my favorite because it's just kinda funny. 

a. Nikon
b. He took these photo's to capture the beauty of the endangered African wildlife
c. To help save them from endangerment
d. I can't find any...

Academic Shoot Reflection

1. What challenges did you encounter while trying to get the photos following the rules I set out for you?
I was mostly having trouble remembering all of them.

2. What technical aspects of photography or the assignment in general (focus, framing, holding the camera, etc.) did you find yourself thinking about the most? Provide a specific example of what you did to do this correctly.
Focusing was my big thing, and I was trying really hard to get things focused the way I wanted, but autofocus is lame.

3. If you could do the assignment again, what would you do differently now that you know some basic rules of photography?

I would move around less while I was shooting, and try to memorize all the rules better
4. What things would you do the same?

I'd go to the same classrooms.
5. When you go out with your next set of prompts, which rule do you think will be the easiest to achieve?


Rule of Thirds
6. Which rule do you think will be the hardest to capture?

7. What rule are you still not totally clear on and what can you do to figure out what that rule is?

I don't know much about balance, but I'll look it up later

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Acedemics Shoot

Lines.I followed the rule alright in this picture. I was trying to get the hand for my subject, but that didn't really work to well. I should have shot it from a better angle, and while he was still writing.

Avoiding Mergers
I obviously didn't follow this rule, because I was told not to, but Mr. Izor totally merges with the wall because of the low-lighting.

I followed the rule pretty good here, mostly basic shapes and solid colors for the background, a simple subject, and not to much action going on here ether. The subject was the 2 guys sitting in class, i felt that was pretty obvious.

Rule of Thirds
 I used the rule when setting up this shot to frame my subjects in the corner for a more generally eye-pleasing picture. My subject were the 2 students in the corner paying attention to their lesson. I think I did a pretty good job of making that clear.

I kept this balanced by keeping Mrs. Delmore not too much to the side, but also not perfectly centered. It's pretty clear that she's the subject here.

All the lines in this picture frame Kyria's face. She's the subject, and I made that pretty easy to recognize in this one. Also, I like the way the attendance thing is right there in the corner.

Filling the Frame

I liked the way everybody just circles around the Dry Ice or Liquid Nitrogen or whatever it is, and aren't even phased by the camera being there. The students frame the shot well.

Action or Emotion

This picture is straight up, right in the middle of the explosion, and everybody is just like "Woah, mannnnnn."

The Story

I thought this photo told a wonderful story about giving back. Everybody's just coming together to feed the homeless, which is pretty cool.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Post Shoot Reflection

1. The main challenge I came across when shooting Red, Metal, Grumpy, was finding "Grumpy." Then I realized I just had to go to the Library and find the Librarian, she's always grumpy.

2. I was mostly focusing on not taking full-on perfectly centered shots. so I would zoom-in really close, or put the object slightly off to the side.

3. Try more framing. I already knew the rule of thirds, therefore I am a cool kid. I'd also go more places.

4. Pretty much most of it, but I would want to re-do my water fountain shot.

Red: Rule of thirds, Lines
Metal: Lines
Grumpy: Framing

6. I think it'd be cool, but I also wanna shoot other things.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Avoiding Mergers

This picture avoids mergers by staying at an angle that keeps the two main yellow objects from "touching."


The towers are well-defined against the sky. The angle of the shot and the glare off the windows make them look powerful, and strong, as if nothing could go wrong.

Rule of Thirds

The photographer uses the Rule of Thirds to place the policeman's head and bring a better viewing perspective in on the fire.


The diagonal lines of the floor in this photo direct the main point of focus to the back of the room.


The light pole and the buildings frame the ruble of the fallen towers.


This picture has a really simple background and draws focus to the main subject.

Red, Metal, Grumpy

'Tis red.

'Tis metal.

'Tis grumpy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Great Black and White Photographers (Part 2)

Harry Callahan was a twentieth century photographer, born October 22, 1912. He was raised in Detroit, which probably sucked, and in 1938 started taking pictures. In 1941, Ansel Adams gave a speech that made Harry take his work a lot more seriously. On a daily basis he would go out and shoot pictures, then spend hours making proof prints of the ones he really liked. Even with this schedule, He only came out with around half a dozen pictures a year.  In 1946 he got a job teaching at the Institute of Design in Chicago, where he taught until he retired in 1977. He died in 1999

Bastrop Fire

These cows don't deserve this. They don't deserve this at all. This sucks. And I think it's sad that it took a giant apocalyptic fire for people to set aside their beliefs and just help each other.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Great Black and White Photographers

Harry Callahan

Robert Maplethorp

William Klein

Exploring The Camera

 The Camera
1. When there's a tiny hole, in a completely dark room the outside scene is displayed on the wall upside down

2. The glass lens

3. A glass lens, a dark box, and film

4. They're still made of a lens, a dark box, and film

5. An electronic sensor called a CCD

Camera Modes

6. Auto does err-thin for  you, and Program lets you control some features like Flash

7. Portrait mode uses the fastest lens mode, to blur the background a little.

8. Sports mode is used for fast moving things. It uses the fastest shutter mode possible to capture motion.

The Half Press

9. To set up the shot you want it before you take the picture.

Controlling Flash

10. Disabled Flash. You'd use that when you didn't want any flash.

11. Auto Flash. This is the default setting.

Introduction to Exposure

12. The picture will be washed out

13. The picture will be to dark

The Universal Stop

14. A stop is used to measure the brightness of a light

15. 1

16. 1

Shutters and Aperture

17. More light

18. Less light

19. Amount of light let in

20. Opening it more