Author Archives: Hilda Jara

Portrait Lighting: Mood

This image of myself sets the tone of seriousness. The side light of the soft box makes a clear triangle on the right side of the nose, that provides a cast shadow down to the neck. This image is successful … Continue reading

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Shutter Speed & Capturing Motion

This image captures the very little movement through an elapsed amount of 10 seconds. This was done using long exposure in a shot and having the subjects move exactly at the half time mark. The lack of sudden action is … Continue reading

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Lighting Portrait

This image was taken with two different sources of light a soft box and a lighting grid. The soft box is on the right side held up to the angle of her face. A grid light is lower towards her … Continue reading

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Lighting Direction

This image was shot using a Focus Grid light on the┬áleft hand side of the lily. The sensor was placed in front of the subject. Interestingly the background┬átissue paper was kept white so┬áthe location of the sensor┬áaffected┬áthe background. It allowed … Continue reading

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Aperture Review: Alex Webb |Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, 1983

From the moment you enter Aperture Foundation in Chelsea the walls are filled with contrasting bright colors and no map is required. The design of the interior is welcoming and provides a clear division of what’s what . Exiting the … Continue reading

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Best Shot: Brooklyn Bridge Park | Pattern

In order to create this pattern, I used the advice from the Adorama video to fill the frame in order to capture the whole essence of pattern of the faux grass.┬áThe reason I photographed this image is because I was … Continue reading

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Composition and Camera Angle: Curved Lines ( Chair )

The camera angle I took this angle from is straight and front and center. I used symmetry to divide image into 50% landscape . The background contradicts the shape and boldness of the subject. I was capturing curved lines in … Continue reading

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Photo Description: Jeff Liao – Habitat 7 | 5 Piontz LIC,NY 2004

The photograph was taken by Jeff Liao in ┬áLong Island City, Queens NY 2004 titled ” 5 pointz “. The subject matter in this photograph is this location where art bleeds on walls. Graffiti covered abandoned buildings , changing the … Continue reading

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Review: Steve McCurry Photo Tips Vid.

The tips provided by photographer Steve McCurry , help guarantee a photograph that captures the viewers eye. The tips are useful to me as a beginner , because it helps to keep in mind the things I can do┬áto take … Continue reading

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Great Photographs

A great photograph makes the viewer understand a concept or idea instantly just by viewing.It captures a moment and emotion all kinds positive and negative. It re-creates the moment and feeling for the viewer, provides a sense of empathy.

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