Author Archives: Fernanda Cajas

Learning Log #2

I chose this image mainly because of the way the yellow color of the dinosaur contrasted the rest of the image, which is also why i decided to focus the camera lenses on that part of the setup, and blur out the rest. I had taken a few pictures from a front angle, so I decided to switch it up a bit and take a picture from above to see how it would look since there was minimal lighting on that side of the setup. In my opinion, it came out pretty good.

Assignment 2

  I chose this image because even though there was not much light in the surrounding, I was able to change the ISO to make the photograph have more light in it. The original image was somewhat tilted to the left but I managed to change the angle to make it centered. I also chose this image because the original photo had made my subject look orange so using lightroom, the saturation and overall color of the skin pigmentation worked. 

Assignment #1

The photograph that captured my attention was, Francesco’s Gola, Landscape Photography. What I found most interesting was the way the image captured my attention due to the simplicity, but the amount of power it has. At first glance, it looks as if the image were trying to portray a calm surrounding due to the different shades of blue that are seen in the water. The scenery in general is not something you see everyday, which makes it even more intriguing. Then, as you pay more attention to the photograph, it seems as if a storm were approaching because the movement and color of the clouds. They seem to have been captured with a long exposure, while they were moving towards the back. This photograph can be interpreted as calm or it can represent fear and anguish. The image in general reminds me of the saying “calm after the storm”. This is a perfect example of it, in my opinion. I can also see how the rule of thirds was used. On the far left side, if lines were placed, you could realize how the rocks/islet seem to be placed perfectly on intersecting lines. This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative.

Influential Photo

Out of all the images from the 100 most influential images of all time, the one that stood out the most to me was Famine in Somalia, James Nachtwey, 1992. Any person who takes a look at this image will get a heartbreaking feeling. This photograph portrays the devastating conditions the people in Somalia were forced to live in. What I like about it is that the photographer decided to make it black and white to give it a deeper significance. It portrays a real life situation of a woman who was waiting to be taken to a feeding center. This is a great photograph because there is a whole story behind it. This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative.