The subject of this photograph is a zoomed in image of an aloe plant. While editing this photo I used the photo editor on my phone to enhance the colors with a bluish tint, enhance the shadows on the leaves, and crop the image. I chose to create this photo because I was drawn to the linear details on the leaves and the sharp spikes running along the sides. I knew that it I zoomed in really close on this image that I could create an abstract photograph that isn't fully identifiable from first glance. The materials I used was Canon Rebel t5 camera and the photo editor on my phone. The elements of art that I used were color and value. The principles of design that I used were contrast and pattern. The composition rules/ techniques that I used was informal balance. My project evolved because I took many photos of different plants zoomed up really close and then I edited all of them in a variety of different ways. I chose this image because I really liked the way the thorns on the edges looks like teeth. The meaning behind this image is to observe the danger in all beauty. This project relates to my life because when I was younger I would always go to my grandmothers house and help her with her garden and I've always loved creating art capturing the environment. If I could change anything about this photo I would relate it better to my concentration.
The subject of this photograph is my friend Julia with a wall of beads in front of her. To create this photo I had my friend Julia stand behind a wall of metal beads. While editing this photo I turned the photo black and white and adjusted the lighting and contrast. I chose to create this photo because I was curious of how a photo would look if Julia stood behind the beading. The material I used was my Canon Rebel t5 camera and the photo editor on my laptop. The elements of art that I used were line and shape. The principles of design that I used was contrast and repetition. The composition rules/ techniques that I used was formal balance. My project evolved because I used a few different editing tools to experiment with the composition and lighting of the image. While I was taking this photo I took a few different photos to see what angle and position I liked the best. The meaning behind this image is to live life adventurously so that you have stories to tell when your older. This project relates to my life because in my AP Art History class we were learning about African art and memory boards and the beading in the front of this image reminds me of that. If I could change anything about this photograph I would try to get a solid white background.