Going to Photoville was a very interesting experience and overall I enjoyed looking at all of the different photos. These are some of the photographs that really stood out to me. Two of my most favorite of the galleries were The Players’ Tribune and Viewfinder: The Art and Craft of the Film Still. I really liked the composition of the black and white photo, which was part of The Players’ Tribune. The contrast of the athlete against that white background really caught my attention. And how the subject is centered in the photograph. The photo I really liked from Viewfinder’s collection was this still from the movie I Am Legend. This collection was my favorite out of everything there because I really like movies and it was such a treat to see all of the different movie stills. I also included a picture of a turtle because he was there and very photogenic.
Tested out how to take pictures with long exposure in the dark
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Photoville this past weekend! There were SO many different photo projects and organizations representing different issues, I easily spent 2 hrs at this exhibition (not to mention the perfect weather on Saturday). I know apart of this post should be a critique to some of the photographers but who am I to judge these wonderful pictures that were selected to be apart of the exhibition for a reason! So here is my praise for some that stood out the most:
The first that I’d like to mention was by the Intergalatic Travel Bureau, they weren’t your traditional photographs but images taken of space (different planets: Venus, Mars, Jupiter, etc). I’m a sucker for a good galaxy pic but their container set up was by far one of the most fun and engaging. The people working the container were dressed as flight attendants and played the role of travel agents pretending to book trips for people to different planets and moons (at the very low low cost $1.8 million??). It was quite entertaining.
The second and my personal favorite was a container that was filled and set up with images and police evidence/documents from car crash that happened in Brooklyn. The artist (didn’t get this containers info) did her own investigating of this abandoned cracked car outside of a police station. Apparently the driver of the car had been killed in the accident and the investigation is still going on. She had different photos of the surrounding neighborhood (one is posted above). That specific photo has a grimey, trouble is lingering ahead feel to it and definitely captured the dark tone she was trying to set with her investigation.
In today’s class, we got to learn how to take hyperlapse with long exposure photography. We went outside to take shots. In the first two shots, we tried the basic long exposure & the third one we used the phone as a lightstick to make a heart. I think it looks interesting.
I honestly forgot about composition because I was dealing with hold the tripod, making sure my camera wasn’t going to fall, and the technical aspects like the shutter and f stop. I ended up with a lot of color and light and mostly focused on that. I tried zooming in and out with the second pic and moving my camera different ways.
In my visit to Photoville, there were two images that I liked and were the first ones I saw. The photographer is Peter Mather. In one of his pictures, we can see the photo of some reindeer that climb a mountain. What I liked was the framing since they create a natural leading line that goes from the first reindeer that is ahead to the last ones that are swimming through the water. Photoville is an excellent place to get inspired and see how other people capture different moments and experience. I wonder how we could get our space to show our photography?