Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Strawberry Short Pancake

Backdrop Setting: The setting was in the back of my house with the back door wide open. I placed the food on a wooden palate and spread the variety of fruit and flowers around the wooden palate in a specific pattern. I believe the mood of the morning sunshine, happy feeling. The background contributes to that because it reminds me of the morning and what I hope for in the morning; coffee, pancakes, fruit and bright light.

Lighting: The lighting is natural light which is important because the food is better served in the morning.

Props: The props are effective and appropriate to the setting and involvement in the food photography. It helps set the mood of eating breakfast in the morning and feeling fresh.

Focus: The focus is on the pancakes, which is the main food course. The depth of field isn't very large because it is clearly aimed/focused on the pancakes.

Styling: I love the way the design and appeal of the food makes me feel. It looks appealing to eat and look at.

I love this piece because it isn't something simple as just a pancake on a plate it has color coordination, natural light, props, and elegance.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Ballon Composite

This week we have been focusing on creating new ideas through known pictures, a couple of days ago we thought up of ideas from a picture of floating balloons with a little girl stepping across them. It took me awhile to comprehend this new idea but when I did, it sort of stuck. I thought of taking a picture of a fish and pasting a balloon to it, making it resemble the saying a fish out of water, or the saying similar to when pigs fly. In the process of this image it took a lot of dedication. There were times when I wanted to give up because the image wasn't coming out how i imagined it in my head, but i kept going. After a full week of trying, two fish, and two batteries I finally got the shot I wanted. Its not all perfect and glam but its AMAZING TO ME.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

ATPI 2018

I have learned something strangely new about myself during this contest. I have learned that I underestimate myself so much. I have always put my work and ability down when looking over my pictures but this time, this time is different. I actually love the work I have done this field trip and contest. I feel more creative and more open about my work. Last year I took the same images I always took from the last two years, but this year I went outside my box of ideas and pulled out a couple of tricks that I have never seen before. 

Category: Still Life
Strength: Symmetry and lighting

Category: Fashion
Strength: Lighting, focus and composition

Category: Informal-Environmental Portrait
Strength: Composition, angle, and shutter speed

Category: Formal Studio Portrait
Strength: Shutter speed, focus and color balance

Category: Formal Studio Portrait
Strength: Lighting and composition

Category: Sports Action
Strength: Composition and focus 

Category: Time Exposure
Strength: Lighting, shutter speed and composition

Category: Thematic-Open Book
Strength: Creative and thought-out

Category: Advertising
Strength: Shutter speed and composition

Category: Time Exposure
Strength: Lighting, Shutter speed and composition

Friday, October 12, 2018

Best 5 images of Downtown

The downtown field trip was a success and a disaster. I had taken so many images of my shot list but my brain which make up my creative idea was distracted. But I think my next field trip, which consists of models will help my creativity explore and blossom. Most of my favorite images that I had shot from the field trip ended up being some sort of artistic edit. However, in the meantime here are my favorite images that I shot at our first field trip. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sports Art Diving

Before I began this project I thought to my self, what was going through the diver's head before he took a step off the plank and made a splash? This thought of mine helped create the design of my master piece, thoughts in motion. 
The reason for the low opacity for most of the images and fonts were to show how the diver imagined himself going through the motion, hitting each position, building up his momentum to complete the dive. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Adios FotografĂ­a

This school I got to accomplish so many things. I was given the opportunity to shoot and explore new ideas with unique techniques that I had never learned in the previous year. I learned so much about shutter speeds and their diversities. I learned that faster shutter speeds should be used to capture a moment in fast action, and should compensate with the ISO and aperture of the setting. On the other hand slower shutter speeds should be used to capture blurred and repetitive movement with a relationship with the ISO and aperture of the setting. Before I explored shutter speed for my AP portfolio I was confused on how to use shutter speeds and often left shutter speeds alone. Since I never knew the true use or how to use it I often stuck to simple and easy images either being portraits or images I could add filters to on Lightroom and Topaz. But now that I have finally learned about shutter speeds my entire portfolio from and beginning to start ha broadened and blossomed into a teenage flower. 

Not only have I learned and grown technique wise but I have grown with my own character. Sice the first year of photography I have taken more risks and made more messes. I appreciate this because the risks I took gave me the opportunity to capture some of my best work. Last year I was afraid of messing up and blossoming because of the outcome. Now taking risks, Hannah risks, is all I do. 

My advice to the photographers next year is to relax and present your character through your work. But most importantly have fun and don't forget to breathe and take risks every once in a while. 

What I like most about this photo is that it is so focused on the tiny dust powder. I also really like the composition of the piece because it is a photo showing a moment in time that seemed to stop.  This image shows how I have grown the most because of its sharp and use of shutter speed. 

What I like about this image most is the use of light being drawn on the model. Initially, I used different finger lights to highlight the model's body and then used a red finger light to draw on the model. This image took multiple tries to accomplish but it's because of the multiple trials that made me like this image as much as I did. 

What I like most about this image is that this is my first shutter speed image that I had taken this school and I came up with the idea from an image from Pinterest. It was also the first risk and mess I took this school. I appreciate this image because of the ring around the bowl and because it gave me the confidence to do so much more. 

What I like most about this image is that it is the best natural and environment image I have done without any filter in my entire photography career. It's neat and clean and beautiful to me and makes me feel happy not only because I took it of my brother, but because it opened doors that gave me the opportunity to do so much more with my photography business. 

What I like most about this image is the closeup of a plant, which is something I have never done before. I am not a nature photography but this shows that I am able to do more than what I think I can't accomplish. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Color Painting Project

The best part of this image was mixing the background and making it look like a forest and the ocean resemble seaweed and an octopus. I really like that I decided to add a ripple effect on the ocean because it adds a really cool sense of unity to the image. If I could change one thing about this image it would be to make the outline of the feathers another color.