Digital Photography
Assignment 7 - Short Film

For my final assignment, I decided to make a short film, demonstrating an variety of different cinematic shots. Enjoy, WARZONE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WT2KMipRKg

Double Exposure - Research

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Jerry Uelsmann is a master of multiple photography. Using multiple images, and layering them, Uelsmann creates illusions that are visually stimulating, and intriguing. This particular photo is one of my favourite’s because of his unique use of a film strip at the top of the image, as well as the amazing use of diptych imagery.

 

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Another fascinating double exposure photographer is Dan Mountford. His style is quite unique to any other photographer, as he tends to use silhouette pictures as a background, and throw another image into the empty space of the silhouette. This picture especially struck me thanks to the beautiful shades of off white and black, and the intriguing images used in the silhouette.

For more images by Dan Mountford, visit his flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/danmountford/with/4817883413/

Panorama from assignment 6 part 2: Graffiti alley
This panorama is a little unconventional considering is isn’t one continuous setting, however I have stitched together several images from one location to recreate this graffiti alley

Panorama from assignment 6 part 2: Graffiti alley

This panorama is a little unconventional considering is isn’t one continuous setting, however I have stitched together several images from one location to recreate this graffiti alley

Photos from assignment 6 part 1: Double exposure photos

Portrait Assignment - Research

When researching portraits, the two photos struck me the most were by two photographers: Bill Wadman, and Roy Barnett Jr.

The first image is by Bill Wadman.

http://www.billwadman.com/

What struck me about this picture is Mr. Wadman’s creativity. Though portrait’s are often perceived as still photos, this long exposure shot of a dancer is truly lovely, and quite fascinating. Wadman chose to use a wide shot, on a brown studio backdrop, and as it is long exposure, he must have used artificial lighting.

The second photo is by Roy Barnett Jr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnowledge/10831105194/

Although this kind of portrait is a little more common, that doesn’t take away from this photo’s beauty. The use of a black and white effect adds dramatic effect to the image, and the photographer focuses very nicely on the eye. As well, the detail in the subject’s complexion gives a natural feel to the photo. Barnett Jr. chose to use an extreme close up shot, while using artificial lighting, which in turn applies shadows, contrast, and adds dramatic effect to the subject’s face.

Portraits Assignment

Portrait Assignment - Studio photo shoot

Special thanks to Emilie Usher

The Art of Photoshop

Here’s a picture that was taken of me at Osheaga music festival. With a little touch ups here and there, and an added lens blur effect in the background, I believe I made this great picture even better!

Assignment 3 - Photoshop experiment

The picture I chose from last week to experiment with in photoshop was the photo of the mushrooms growing off a tree outside of Dawson.

I really liked the framing, content, and colours in this photo and thought it would be a cool picture to play around with. SO here are some examples of effects that can be applied to this picture.

Black & White:

As we can see the black and white works quite well in this photo. Instead of taking a vintage photo approach, I decided to really darken the edges and shadows of the image to give it a mysterious look to it. Though this effect works well with this photo, I wouldn’t consider the best.

Brightness and Contrast:

This effect is another that I thought worked really well. First I took down the saturation of the photo just a touch, and added a little colour to the oranges and yellows of the mushroom. Then I raised the brightness, and took down the contrast in order to really expose the whole tree and the mushroom. I like this image because it remains true to the original colours of the photo, while adding a vintage and slightly over exposed feeling to it.

Orange filter & Vignette:

This next photo is an excellent example of how the use of a vignette can pull the focus even more towards the mushroom. For this photo I used an orange-red filter to give a warm and vintage feel to the picture. Then I created a second layer (white) to go over the image. Then I added a vignette to the layer and made the white part transparent so that all that is left is a black faded border. I found this to be another interesting perspective for this image.

Over exposure:

This picture is my favourite of the four. The effect I created here involved a little over exposure, a bit of added saturation, and a boost in the greens and oranges. The thing I love most about this picture is that thanks to the over exposure of the leaves in the background we can really appreciate the vivid colours of the mushrooms. As well, the intense green of the tree and leaves contrast very well with the warm colours of the mushroom.

One particular effect that I found did not suit the photo very well was sepia. I found that a sepia effect would be far too yellow, and would take away from the natural colours of the tree. However as demonstrated in one of my effects, a more suitable filter colour is orange as it compliments the mushroom.

Assignment 2

Here are some other self-portraits that I took!

Assignment 1 - Self Portrait

The camera I use is a T3i, which is a DSLR camera made by Canon.

The highest resolution on the camera is 18 megapixels.

The media storage used in my camera is an SD card.

Using my MacBook Pro I simply insert my SD card into the designated slot and drag my photos into a folder.

The image format I save my pictures under is called CR2, which allows my to open them directly into Photoshop where I edit them and then eventually save under Jpeg format.

I have a camera manual, though I haven’t fully read it yet.

Self portrait:

I chose this image as I thought it most identified my fun and out going personality.

Osheaga 2013

Osheaga 2013