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Assignment I Am Most Proud Of

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The assignment that I am most proud of it definitely my photograms.  As I said in my recent blog post, I really liked to experiment with my different objects and trying to find a happy medium with what I had.  When I first knew about the project that we were doing I thought we would be using cameras and turning the image black and white,  but it was a lot more complex than I thought and I really enjoyed trying to challenge myself with something that I have never done before and something that I didn't even know was possible (camera-less photography).  I was really up to trying to find objects that were clear enough that you could see through them, and objects that were opaque enough so that they were completely white.  When I was taking the pictures I found it very cool that only light, and paper could create such a cool image, but in the first few I did, I was not happy with the outcome of  it, so I tried to use just random everyday things in my bag, like a bracelet, a ring, a t…

Most Memorable Experiences

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I think that one of the most memorable experiences of photo 1 was learning how the pinhole camera works.  In the beginning of class when it was brought up, I had a million things running through my mind about how a paint can with a whole in it could process and image.  I was really surprised and shocked after I saw how the camera functioned because I never thought that something so simple could render a well perceived image.  Although the project was mostly trial and error I really enjoyed seeing how light and shadow could greatly effect a picture the way it did.  I really loved the outcome of the image and how it looked old and almost like it was taken a long time ago almost like a vintage photograph.  I also liked how in the middle of taking a photo, you could run in to the area and when it was processed it looked like a ghost.  I found it very interesting and I really liked experimenting with it.  I think this experience greatly impacted my learning because I was so interested in h…

Reflection Of My Goals This Semester

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In the beginning of the semester I wanted to achieve more knowledge of my camera and how to work it better.  In this class we touched on digital cameras a little bit, but mainly focused on the history of photography and photoshop.  I think I learned a few more things that I did not know before about my camera but I overall expanded my learning about how to use photoshop and using things in the darkroom.  I think instead of achieving my goals I learned stuff I didn't even know that I would like, for example, I didn't know that I would enjoy the darkroom and processing images as much as I did.  I believe that if I knew more than just how to work a digital camera, my goals would be a lot different and I would achieve much more different ones.  In the next semester of photography I now would like to do more in the darkroom and learn more about how to use it and how I can apply it to my work.

Pinhole photography

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To understand and demonstrate pinhole photography and how it works;To become familiar with darkroom processes and procedures.


One aspect that I learned while taking pinhole photos was trying to adjust the amount of time that we kept the shutter open and how it affects the photos exposure or contrast. I thought it was really interesting that if you kept the shutter open for a shorter amount of time, the photo would be darker and if you kept the shutter open longer the photo would be lighter. Another thing that I learned about pinhole photography is to be careful with the chemicals and touching your photos with wet hands, I learned the hard way by touching one of my photos with water on my hands and ended up leaving finger prints all over my photo that I ended up having to throw away. The last thing that I learned about pinhole photography is processing the photo in to a positive. I think that this was the most interesting out of everything we had to do in the unit. I really liked u…

Forced Perspective Photographs and Polaroid Collages

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I think that my most successful project was probably my polaroid collage. I think that I could've had the Polaroid's a bit closer together. I really liked how my portrait Polaroid came out because It was a good amount of space that was taken up. I think on my polaroid of the clock the images were very spread out and there want really a lot of images to overlap. I think I should've chosen a different photo because it felt like there was too much going on in one photo. I think that one thing I think I could work on in the future is to try to work on shadows or making the images look less photoshopped, I think in my projects I don't tend to be focused on stuff like that, when in reality I really should be concerned about.  I think that next year in photo 2 I could really start to focus more on making the image look more realistic and more like It wasn't photoshopped.  I noticed that in the forced perspective I had a really hard time with trying to make the photo …

Signs of spring

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Signs of spring

Red, orange, yellow, green
these are all the colors of spring
bright, new and wild
becoming warm and clean of snow
flowers are blooming, and babies are born
the best part of the year is starting.

Who Am I

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