Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Work of Which I Am Most Proud of

        The assignment I am most proud of is my William Wegman Video.  I spent a lot of time and effort into the video and the only flaw with it I think is the music is a little loud.  I learned a lot about artists in general from looking at Wegman.  There were a lot of things he did that got me thinking about how artists do their work.  Also, I got to apply my previous learning about photography and compare the things I learned to how a professional does them.  I got to learn about researching people and citing the sources I used.  Also, I got to go "hunting" for his photos sine some were very hard to find an properly cite with the correct information.  Learning about Wegman was a fun project and the role-play aspect immersed myself into his character.

Memorable Experiences

          My great artist project was one of the most memorable experiences of this semester.  It was very fun to do and I learned a lot about my artist William Wegman.  I have a greater understanding of how artists work and how things impact them.  I also had a good time researching and learning how to research a person through this project.  This long-term project was good practice and very enjoyable.  Another of my memorable experiences is when the class did the Who Are You? project.  It was fun to do a project about something you like to do while implementing taking photos and video(s) of the subject the student chose to do.  Although time was a little short I think for the project it was fun and a good way to practice our photography skills through it.  One other memorable experience was when we did the American-China collaboration photoshop culture clash.  It was fun to go over all the photos we took and use our Beijing students' photos with ours to create an interesting image combining both cultures.  Plus, it was fun to use Photoshop and see a tech aspect to photography.  It gave us practice with Photoshop and using our past knowledge to combine a bunch of elements in one project.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Who Am I?

  • Who are you? What are your interests? Explain in writing and words who you are, what's important to you, what are your goals, dreams, desires???

  • Reading
  • Video Games
  • Animals - 3 dogs, 3 cats, mom has 12 horses
  • Not ambitious
  • Canada or Mid US + Mini-fridge + Usher + Folding BedCouch + maybe Houseboat
  • (Comm.) College
  • No idea what job I want to major for
  • Music
  • You will photograph several images accompanied by captions or spoken language that powerfully and effectively communicate who you REALLY are.

  • Imagine that your audience has never met you before. What would you like people to know about you?
I would like people to know through my project what I like to do.  I will communicate this with pictures and a (couple) video(s).

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pollution In China

I’m impressed that this photographer had the courage/ idea to look at the poverty and pollution going on in China and really focus on them for his career.  There aren’t very many good photos that capture and convey the detail and deepness that China is in with poverty and pollution.  I also like that he decided to take photos in areas that are heavy industrial or even in the countryside so that he conveys the wide spread effect that pollution is affecting China.
The photos really expose what is going on in China and not just the good things the country is doing.  Also, he focuses on the pollution that China is pumping out so that you get lots of pollution pictures all over China not just in the heavy industrial areas.  Plus he got photos of the people who live in these polluted areas and the effect that the pollution has on them.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Culture Clash

Some of the successes I had were that I applied my learning of placing objects in convincing positions. Also, applying my photoshop skills to create a convincing landscape collage of different images of Chinese and American culture.  A few challenges I had were finding good images for my background, and changing the lighting of some of my images to make them look convincing.  It took me a while to find good images of both cultures that would go well together, but I got enough and I think they make an interesting and convincing scene.  Also, some of my images had different lighting values, so I had to adjust a few to make them fit in with the background more.  When I finished my draft, I went over many times adding detail (making them more convincing) and moving objects around to find a good position for them so that they create an interesting scene with the background.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holliday Spirit, Roman

As I was taking photos, I noticed the warm pellet stove.  It was heating the whole house all by itself and creating images with it's flame.  I walked over to it and took a few photos to attempt to "tame" the flame.  I think this is one of my best photos of the flame.  Also, I think I captured the flame in a good way as well.