Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Final Review

1)  Down thurr

1. Rule of thirds-Setting shots up in a way that is pleasing to the eye by using a grid made out of thirds
2. Balancing Elements- Keeping pictures from seeming too heavy on one side
3. Leading Lines- Using lines to move the eye
4. Symmetry and Patterns (repetition)- Keeping a consistent repeating image
5. Viewpoint- Using high-up or low-down angles to make a feel of power or inferiority
6. Background- Keeping a simple background to draw attention to the subject
7. Create depth- Give the picture a more 3-D real life feel
8. Framing- Frame and draw attention to the subject
9. Cropping- Cutting out excess information
10. Mergers and avoiding them- Keeping a little contrast in the subject/background

Aperture- How wide the lens opens up/ how muck light is let in
Shutter Speed- How fast /slow it opens/closes lens
ISO- Light sensitivity

4)  Open up server drives, My Computer>jstudents>photoj>4th>Hauser, John

5) Catchy Headlines, not catchy fonts. Keep it simple, stupid.

6. Removing a few blemishes is cool, but making things that never happened seem like they happened is wrong.

Formal- Very set up, very specific
Environmental- taken  in natural environment, like students in a classroom
Informal- Not as specifically set, but still posed for.
A baby is eaten by a shark. Turned out to just be sidewalk art. 

Jimmy is attacked by bees. He later claimed that it wasn't as painful as expected.

Monday, December 12, 2011

I can't decide between the two

Also, all of my photos for the mural are gone for some reason, but I really liked how the Pantera one came out.

Best Covers

#2 informal, #3 informal , #10 formal, #19 formal, #26 informal, #31 informal, #36 formal, #37 environmental

This magazine cover story by legendary writer John Sack helped change public perception of the Vietnam War and was a landmark in the history of New Journalism. Early in 1966, when America had little more than 100,000 troops in Vietnam, Sacks became Esquire's war correspondent in Vietnam. At 33,000 words, the resulting article was and still is the longest ever published in Esquire. The all-black cover with the white inscription, "Oh My God We hit a little girl," became the cover to reflect the story.           
The simplicity of this cover is what makes it what it is. It's straight to the point, and that's really all it needs to be. The off-white over the black background  gives it a dark feel, a gritty feel. The subject matter it's self is also really powerful, the Vietnam War was a devastating disaster, that decimated our youth. It killed thousands and left many others with severe mental trauma.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


1. What did you see happen when you clicked on the photo?
It refocused
2. How does this new camera work?
I guess it takes a picture of everything in high def, then focuses it later
3. What do you think a photographer would have to know about to take this kind of photo
How  it works, and how it's gonna look with different focus points
4. Is it worth the money?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Rules of Photography 2





Rule of Thirds




(My theme was bands)

Self Portraits 2

Don’t be afraid to do a bit of photoshop jiggery pokery – you can do a lot of cool stuff by ensuring you’re in the photo multiple times, for example

 A mirror or some other reflective surface offers an even easier way to take a self-portrait. In most cases, the camera will be included in the scene

I liked this one because he's got that face of concentration going on. I've totally been there before, simply entranced by what you're playing.

I thought this was cool because of the flowers in the front, it throws an overall scheme to it.

This one's cool 'cause it's like a softer, more reflective side of Mr.Tough Guy
I like this one because her nail polish is so smeared. It's gives her this chaotic feel

This was cool cause it's all serious and stuff.
I like this one for his beard.

    For my portrait assignment, I have no idea who I'm gonna shoot, if it's still rainy and whatnot, I'll probably shoot someone in the courtyard. To make it successful, I'm gonna have them causing a human eclipse on the sun.