Thursday, June 16, 2016

Other Art Portfolios

Art Fundamentals

Assignment that I am the most proud of

I am the most proud of the Photo with Quotes assignment. I really like quotes, inspirational quotes, sad quotes, or just funny quotes. Sometimes the funniest thing is when a friend writes down a quote you say and then repeats it to you day later. This always makes me laugh. So this assignment really made me think about choosing a simple photo and also think about a quote to put on it and where to put it. This was also the first assignment with photoshop and I learned a lot about photoshop with just this one assignment. I don't think I had ever used photoshop before and now I am okay at using it which is a very big accomplishment because I am not good with technology. I am proud of this assignment because I learned to use photoshop and made interesting photos with one of my favorite things: Quotes.

Most Memorable Expiriences

Over the semester I have done many art projects ranging from just taking interesting photos to using photoshop. One of my most memorable experiences was the pinhole photography. I really liked it because I had never done anything like it before. I also liked that it took many steps to complete. I learned how photography got started and how it evolved which gave me more interest into the subject. I also liked the process because i'm not really that patient and it gave me more patients to really get it right and get that pretty photo. It was defiantly one of the most memorable activities we did.

The Burning house assignment was also very memorable for me. It really got me thinking about what I would do if everything was lost and I could only take a few things with me. I learned how much I love the small comforts in my life. I learned about the things that have the most meaning for me. The map represents everywhere I want to travel and where I have already traveled. This one item is very important to me and made me learn to take photos of the things that are most important to me. Over the semester I have taking many photos of my dog because she is important to me. This memorable experience taught me many things about myself I didn't know before making it memorable and one of my favorite assignments.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pinhole Photography

I learned how to take pinhole photography, as well as how the concept of the camera came to be, and the process to make pinhole photos. I learned you have to have your camera pointed at a subject then have them remain still. I had to keep the camera pointed at them for about 1 and a half to 2 minutes to get a dark enough picture. I also learned this was just the beginning pf photograph and that the cameras were use now came from this concept. The last thing I learned was the process of developing the photos. I learned that the more light you let in your frame the darker the photo. While the less amount of light you let in the lighter you photo will be. While in the dark room I learned to develop photos. I have never done anything like that which made it very cool. When I went into the room I had no idea how to develop a photo and then after an hour and a half I knew what to do. First you take your photo. After you put it in the chemicals Developer, Stop Bath, then The Fixer. Next I made a test piece so I could find out how much light to expose the photo too. After I did the chemicals again then I had a photo I could use.

My favorite parts of the process were taking the photo and using the enlarger. To take the photo I had to be creative and have a good idea and a good photo on the first try. You don't have second chances when working the emulsion photo paper. I also liked using the enlarger. I was fun because it made another photo and that was really cool to think about. I was shining light on two photos and it would transfer from one to the other.

I found the chemicals the most challenging. The process was very long and hard to keep track of especially when you were trying to develop another photo at the same time. At on point had two photos in the Fixer and I was trying to develop another in the Developer and then it went into the Stop Bath and finally the Fixer. I ended up leaving the first in the Rinse so I could look at the second in the light. This was very challenging and made it hard to keep track of everything going in and out of the chemicals at the correct time.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Forced Perspective


  • To continue to develop creative problem-solving skills by creating forced perspective photographs in a unique original way;
  • To practice altering perspective and looking at subjects in a unique way;

  • To further develop your Photoshop knowledge and skills;

The challenges I faced were coming up with ideas. I wanted to come up with unique ideas which was very hard after seeing a lot of examples. I did eventually come up with some good ideas. I also had trouble making it believable. I think they are pretty believable but not 100% believable. I think the last one is the best and the most believable.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Who Am I Video project


To understand the purposes and differences of selfies, portraits and self-portraits;
To look at the work of contemporary artists who create portraits and self-portraits and interpret and analyze their purposes;
To create a video that effectively communicates “who you are”;

To use imovie’s features in a creative and unique way.

Who Am I? Video

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Creative Portraits/Self-Portraits

When I was taking my photos I used movement. I tried to get my subject to jump and get movement photos. I also got her to give me different emotions. She was serious in some photos and laughing in others. I learned that trying out different things pays off. I didn't think to have her turn sideways and look at more or to jump when I took the photo until the end.