Final Portfolio

Compositions + Techniques

Title: Shades & Shadows

Composition Rules + Techniques: Framing

Strengths: Contrast, lines/ patterns

Weaknesses: Trees and house in background takes away from the image

Capturing Compositions

Title: Height of the Wild

Composition Rules + Techniques: Angle Up (Ant's Eye View)

Strengths: Interesting composition, bright colors

Weaknesses: pole is not completely in the center, zebra does not look realistic

Artist Inspired

Title: Etherial Beauty

Composition Rules + Techniques: Formal Balance

Strengths: Colors, lighting

Weaknesses: Blurriness of facial features

Textures

Title: Tribal Tribute

Composition Rules + Techniques: Formal Balance

Strengths: pattern, color

Weaknesses: pine needles on image, crop right side more

Cloning + Overlays

Title: Botanical Beauty

Composition Rules + Techniques: Formal Balance

Strengths: Texture, Different images combined

Weaknesses: The images don't match up, erase more around hair

Multiplicity Portraits

Title: Henry^3

Composition Rules + Techniques: Formal Balance

Strengths: multiplicity, overlapping of dog

Weaknesses: reflection in window (distracting)

Silhouette lighting

Title: Game, Set, Match

Composition Rules + Techniques: Rule of Thirds

Strengths: Contrast

Weaknesses: Not completely in silhouette

Title: Parisian Dream

Composition Rules + Techniques: Formal Balance

Strengths: Details of the figurine, cast light shadow

Weaknesses: Not completely in silhouette

Extreme Perspectives

Title: Falcon Score

Composition Rules + Techniques: Angle Up (Ant's Eye View)

Strengths: black and white vs. color, details

Weaknesses: color variation in the sky, under score board should be in color

Title: Gated Memories

Composition Rules + Techniques: Angle Up (Ant's Eye View)

Strengths: color, highlight on the fence

Weaknesses: lens flare in center of image

Darkroom Inspired Photograms

Title: Summer

Composition Rules + Techniques: Informal Balance

Strengths: Composition of images, textures and patterns

Weaknesses: Not a full range of values

Darkroom Inspired

Title: Bathing Beauty

Composition Rules + Techniques: Formal Balance

Strengths: interesting perspective

Weaknesses: too gray, needs more values

Darkroom Leading Lines

Title: Freeport Falcons

Composition Rules + Techniques: Rule of Thirds

Strengths: composition, textures

Weaknesses: could have more values

Repetition & Grouping- Film

Title: Swatch

Composition Rules + Techniques: Informal Balance

Strengths: idea, patterns, contrast

Weaknesses: could have more interesting concept

Christmas- film

Title: Merry Christmas

Composition Rules + Techniques: formal Balance

Strengths: glass ornaments see through, lighting, texture

Weaknesses: curtain in background

Written Reflection:

My work has improved over the semester, at the beginning of the year the digital photographs I created did not really have any skill of knowledge of composition rules/technique that really allowed for my images to become much more interesting. Throughout learning the darkroom process I had to overcome many obstacles, whether it be while taking the photographs themself or during the developing process.

The most challenging part of this class was how to use the film cameras and develop the images in the darkroom. I had a lot of challenges while taking photographs on my film camera. Once I finally had the photos taken I experimented with different apertures and times in order to gain the most contrast and range of values in the final enlarged images.

I am most proud of my artist inspired images and my Christmas darkroom image. The artist inspired images because they took the most time to formulate the concept, are the most creative and turned out the best in the end. The Christmas darkroom image is one of my favorites that I created because it really demonstrates my improved skills in the darkroom and it has a full range of values.

Now that it is the end of photo 1 I feel much more confident in creating more intriguing photographs and in my skill of photoshop editing and taking film photography. I really enjoyed learning all these techniques that I didn't know before taking this class. With the knowledge that I have gained I will now be able to think more consciously about the photos I am taking so that they can be better in the future.