I think this photo is successful because how the movement I am showing can be expressed through the direction of the light, with the light having a yellow gel on it I feel it shows speed and quick motion. The way we composed this shot is first by taking the photo, this includes a flash and right after drawing with the light for painting. The shutter speed of this image is 2.
I like this photo because the contrast of the light is really dramatic. The light from the windows in background gives nice contrast so everything looks shiny but models. Also I like the leading lines on the ceiling. It’s leading your eyes to models. We shoot this photo with 1600 ISO, 1/500 shutter speed, and f4.5 aperture.
I think this is the best photo out of our shoots. I like model’s facial expression and the side light that nicely brightens his face as if the green light is lightening up his face. We only use left side light so that we can achieve dramatic contrast between light and dark. The shutter speed was set to 2 seconds and the aperture was 8. Also we set ISO to 100.
I felt like this one was my best photo because the lights just go with the motion. The expressions on their faces makes the photo even more dynamic and strong. What was basically going on here was that we had two people do a pose as if they were getting ready to attack each other and the way we set up the lights up was that we had someone in the background move the lights around close to our hands. The shutter speed was set to 8 seconds and the aperture was 8. We also left the ISO to 100.
This is by far my favorite photograph from the portrait session done in class. I like the lighting and the fact that Trevor’s smile lights the photo as much as the other lights.The three point lighting is super effective (front, back and side).The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 50D. The lens focal length was 61 mm, the speed was 1/125 sec, the f stop was 11, the ISO was 100, the shot was done in manual mode, with patern metering and the thee point lighting was used really efficiently and professionally.
This is my favorite photograph from the shutter speed and capturing motion lab/exercise that was done on Thursday 11/17/2016. I consider the blur to be effective.
The focal length of the lens was 73 mm, the exposure was 1/6 of a second, the f/stop was 11, the camera was set on aperture priority: pattern metering, and the flash did not fire.
This is my favorite photo from the “Painting With Light” lab. I like the photo because it is something that I thought of doing before the class and was delighted that I got a chance to make it happen. I practiced several times doing a kind of dry run drawing before actually taking the picture. The focal length of the camera is 30 mm, the exposure was 10 seconds and the f/stop was 11. The light we used was a fill light.
Alex Webb : La Calle, Photographs from Mexico
On Thursday September the 22nd. of September 2016 (9/22/2016) the Digital Photography class COMD 2330 had the opportunity to go to the Aperture Foundation to take a look at the exhibit by Alex Webb titled; “La Calle, Photographs from Mexico”. The exhibition space was a well-lit gallery and the photographs were fairly large, mostly 16″ x 20″ and 20’ x 24” C prints. All of the photographs were in wooden frames of light tone with borders. In addition to the exhibit there was also a section that had a wide selection of the many books printed by the Aperture Foundation. The Foundation has been printing books on photography for quite a long time. Most, if not all of these books are widely distributed in museums, libraries and bookstores all over the city. Before looking at the exhibit we had a chance to take a quick look at some of the books available on display and for sale. Mr. Webb had a few books that were available. Mr Webb has done quite a lot of work in black and white but for his work in Mexico he has worked exclusively with color. There were many books on photography and photographers from many countries. We waited for a few minutes before an intern from the Foundation came along, introduced herself and walked us through the exhibit. We started going through the exhibit in a clockwise manner, starting at the left and going in the right direction. The first wall was short and this was followed by two longer walls. There were more photographs in a t-shaped wall and There were many photographs in the exhibit but I did not take the time to count how many, and I do not recall seeing a tally in the informational printout of the exhibit.
Almost all of the work were done outdoors, and all of the people and places that Mr. Webb took photographs of appeared to be poor and maybe working class. We do not see in this exhibit any well-dressed people, modern architecture or anything that may be considered a middle-class setting. I consider this to be an important decision for Mr. Webb since a very large section of the
Mexican population live in poverty and would consider poverty to be a theme of this exhibit. Since the title of the exhibit is “La Calle” all of the photographs were made in an urban setting. Most of the photographs I recall having people in them and just a small number of them did not.
Mr. Webb’s work is exquisite and he has a great talent for taking his photographs at just the right time. His compositions were very carefully composed, but there was also a sense of spontaneity in almost all of them. My favorite photograph showed several people mourning what appears to be the death of what may be a family member. This a very sad picture but I like it because it seems to be very realistic. This is a dramatic picture that reveals a major social problem in Mexico. Murder and the effects of a drug war is one of the persistent problems in Mexico in recent times, and this picture is an accurate description of that social problem. This photograph may help the rest of the world to understand how pervasive this issue happens to be in Mexico and I commend Mr. Webb for taking it and the curator for including it in this exhibit.
This is a photo in which painting with light is displayed. I find this photo intriguing because you can see that the subject is interactive with the green light. It almost looks like it is the green that is causing the side of the subject to light up and become more visible to the viewer. To achieve this shot, this photo was taken with an aperture of 8, ISO at 100 and shutter speed at 2 seconds. I found this activity to be very different yet fun as I was able to learn a lot about how shutter speed and aperture can allow for a very playful photo.
There were a lot of good shots from today, but I liked this one more because it was an attempt at the disney channel sign. Growing up, I watched disney channel and before a show would start, a celebrity would go “My name is ______, and you’re watching disney channel (then they would draw out the sign)”. This was shot at f/11.0, 5 seconds, and ISO 100. We used main light and fill light. Overall, this was a fun experience and the pictures came out really well.