Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Assignment 1

This is the picture every sports lover has seen and likely has hanging in their room. Whenever I see the picture I want to get all my friends together for a pickup game. This is my favorite picture.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Assignment #1

To me, this is a very soothing and relaxing picture! As summer is starting, I am finally in "lake's country" and I can't wait to see this scene daily. I love the bright colors that this picture has as well as its calming effects. This is one of not only my favorite pictures, but one of my favorite sights. Happy summer to all!

Assignment 1

At first, this picture catches your eye because of the wave and it’s unusual, yet extraordinary angle. It made me wonder how someone was able to take it from such a difficult angle. Then, you notice the colors within the wave and its surroundings. The sun is setting behind the wave and its reflection is glowing through the water before it crashes into the dark ocean. To me, it’s the epitome of the perfect summer sunset on the ocean.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

At first glance this photo is vibrant and a bit chaotic, which I found interesting in that I had to piece together what all was in the frame and which aspects became the focal points.  This picture is of two women in Vietnam sewing together a fishing net. Taking a photo of this important task and making it look beautiful tells a part of this culture's story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Assignment #1 -Megan

This is a photograph of a moment during the Ukraine rebellion. I wish I could find the original source of this photo, but, unfortunately, I only came across it on tumblr.

Usually I don't like photos with nearly middle-set horizon lines, but I think it does justice for this picture. It has texture, layering, color contrast, mood, pattern, real-life context, and it tells a story. I like that my eye is drawn right to the brightest spot, to the people, the building on the right, then to the smoke and signs, and finally back down to the fire. A little mystery is left to wonder over, since the camera/photo is positioned at the back of the crowd and we can't see what's happening up front. I also like how the smoke is framed a bit by the building, signs, tree, and people.

I just find this to be a really wonderfully eerie picture. Mood is a big part of why I enjoy photography, and conveying a feeling or story is very important to me.

Assignment # 1

I am not certain whether this is truly a great photograph, but it is one that I like. I read the post on D2L that simplicity, composition, and realism make a good photo and I do not know if these elements exist in this. However, I like what I feel when I look at this photo. The girl in the photo is 100% in control of what her body is doing- it is a combination of strength & patience and being able to capture that in a photograph is a big deal. I also enjoy the lighting because it seems peaceful...maybe it isn't lighting, maybe it is tint? Haha, I obviously do not have all the photography jargon down however, I like to think that I am trying.

I like this photograph because every time I see it, it makes me smile. Erwitt has an amazing ability to use humor, perspective and composition to create images that evoke emotion, and capture the decisive moment. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Final Project - Rescue

 4LuvofDog Rescue
 Patiently waiting for a home
 Free of the Kennel
 The first greeting
 Getting to know each other
 Best Friends
Let's go to my forever home!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Photography Final - Telling a Story: "A Look Inside the Life of a Student-Athlete"

Here is a look at a routine basketball workout done by MSUM point guard Jordan Riewer (Twitter: @JordanRiewer).

Final Project: 15 Portraits

I tried to do a variety of portraits, including commercial style portraits of high school seniors, fashion portraits of a few friends of mine, and a couple "working" portraits of my friend who's an illustrator. I also tried to do both indoor and outdoor shots (and various weather conditions) to practice lighting. The locations included an indoor jungle at an apartment building, a graveyard in Moorhead, rural areas near Kindred, ND, woods by Lake Melissa in Detroit Lakes, downtown, and the Fargo skate park.