Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Homework due this week was fun and creative, not to mention, fairly easy. Just one image and it could be created however you chose. This was my take on a photo of my brother-in-law and his family. I thought it would be funny to use one person to portray all of the members of the family. I only had myself, so that's who I used. It's a creepy image, but it makes me laugh.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
I tried posting these the other night, but they were originally files from digital captures of the actual photographs. Can't remember now why I documented them that way rather than scanning and adjusting the negs. Probably part of an assignment. Photographers are often hired to professionally photograph the work of other artists, and I know I've had assignments where we had to do this so.....
The scanned negs would have been much better--lost a lot of detail and the blacks were more gray than black. That meant having to adjust the levels and a tad more detail may have been lost trying to bring up the blacks. Hopefully, the burning in of the reflected light around the edges won't look so spotty this time. Fingers crossed.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
It's been a while, so bear with me Cohn. I really don't know what I'm doing here. And in my defense, this project was called "Intuitive Camera" where we were not allowed to look through the lenses of our cameras. We could only point at something we saw and wanted to capture, then fired the shutter. The focus is often not right because of shooting in low light conditions--meant I had to use a wider aperture which blurs objects in the foreground and background. The camera was sometimes set to autofocus, so getting it to focus on what I wanted it to wasn't always easy. I also shot city scenes, restaurants, and stuff out the car window as I was passing.