Author Archives: Ayanna A.

Learning Log #12

After exploring the virtual tour with my partner Sasha we were both amazed by not only the 3D virtual navigation tool used but the beautiful thought provoking artwork displayed in the museum. We went through different artworks that used materials to create a scene of 3 dimensional models to bring a history back to life. During the tour, we noticed the 3D and surreal concept theme throughout some of the art work. What also caught our eye was the capture of a brutal execution in the middle east that also used models in different positions and shadows that symbolized a strong message. Lastly, we enjoyed the tour of the museum, it was every bit interesting.



Learning Log #11

Making this Magazine Cover was really exciting. I took my time creating this cover page with a photo I took of a guy I captured last week wearing this colorful mask. I wanted this cover to reflect todays trend and current events, hence the topics I chose. I tried to play with colors and hues. I think it all ties together quite well.

Learning Log #9

This time we had to work on natural light photos with a person. Unfortunetly, I do not have another person to work with so I took pictures of a figurine. Instead of placing my object near the window, I decided to place it on the floor of my room so that my photos rendered a broader reflection of the natural light from my windows on the object. I managed to capture three angles here. I think all in all it turned out ok. Though there is definitely room for improvement.

Learning Log #8


It was interesting capturing fruits with natural light near my the window. I tried to capture angles that reflected more light given it was barely any sun outside. Though it was a rainy day, I think I did the best I could. I could improve my angles more and of course I wish I had more to work with in terms of background and lighting. Either way, I had just enough light exposure to snap a few photos of the stack of bananas and oranges.

Learning Log #5

I really enjoyed this class. The use of light to achieve the light painting in our photos made for an exciting and most creative class. Also, we were able to capture some pretty cool shots with the PixelStick our Prof. brought to class. This offered a variety of background light that rendered  different and interesting images for our background. We used flash and shutter speed to execute our photos this week in class.

Learning Log #3 – Potrait Lighting 1

Rambrant,  SplitLoop, SplitRambrandt, Split, Short

Today was an interesting shooting day. I got a chance to experiment with portrait photography through split lighting, loop, and Rembrandt styles. The color gel brought out an interesting effect on some of my photos. I really enjoyed todays class. I look forward to utilizing some of these techniques in my own photography.



Learning Log #2 High Key vs. Low Key

I took these photos using soft lighting and a light box. Rules of composition found on in these photos are symmetry, leading lines, figure to ground and Diagonals. I also played with my aperture and ISO throughout my shoot. The main elements I used in my photos were light and the focus of my subjects. Ultimately, I think I had a successful photoshoot here. I do feel it could have been better in some areas.

HW Assignment #1

I was drawn to this photo by Joey Lawrence because it exudes all what we think of when Robert Dinero crosses my mind. The raw, spunky, fierce, yet humbling personality he acquires. The framing of this image is Exceptional and dead on in setting serious tone. The subject matter is clear in which Robert Dinero’s face dominates the image. Also the figure to ground shows this compelling focus from the center of his face which is clear and has a strong focus compared to that of his collar and background which is blurred.