Monday, November 16, 2009


I worked on some Portrait techniques. I used studio and just a window with a light bounce material. The studio turned out well, but the window is a little blurry.

Still Life

This was my best example of still life. I have this glass monkey filled with red coloring. I don't know what it is for sure. It looks cool though.

Technical Info:
Shutter Speed: 12500/100000

I took the pictures at my house on my granite counter tops and backsplash. It gave me a great background.

Monday, November 9, 2009

This was my best example of Shadows & Light. This is my friend Evan playing drums in a Old Church in front of stain glass and lights. It had a cool effect.

Technical Info:
ISO: 160
Aperture: 3.5
Shutter Speed: 7692/100000

All of my pictures, again, were taken inside of the Old Church in Saline, Michigan. The stained glass had a nice effect. With the stained glass and the darkness of the church.

Friday, November 6, 2009

This week I took a picture of that pool at Saline High School. I used GIMP and Google Images to create the picture you see there.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Motion Demo

This picture is of Mr. Bush riding in the bus loop at Saline High School. He rode around a few times and this is my best picture of motion blur. I had a hard time with the 'blur' part.

Monday, November 2, 2009


This picture is inside of the old Calico Cat and Beanstalks church in downtown Saline MI.

Technical Info:
Aperture: 3.1
Shutter Speed: 6666/100000

All of the pictures were taken at the Old Church in Saline MI. I tried to emphasize the stain glass windows and the different parts of the church.

Monday, October 26, 2009


This photo is of Master Wright at a promotion. This was a good picture because he is in focus and everything else is blurry. He just started walking and I moved the camera with him to make that effect.

Technical Info:
Aperture: 5.7
Shutter Speed: 1/8 Seconds

This week I chose to take pictures of an event. I took pictures of a karate promotion at Wrights Karate. All were taken 10/23/09.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

GIMP Car Edit

This week I used the photo editing program, GIMP to edit a picture of a car taken at the Detroit Auto-Show. I sharpened colors, darkened the background, darkened the windows. This assignment was much more challenging than the earlier GIMP Assignment.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Open Assignment: Play-Doh

This Assignment was open. I made up my own Assignment. I chose to take pictures of Play-Doh. My friend and I made things out of Play-Doh and I took pictures of them, using some rules of composition.

Technical Info:
ISO: 800
Aperture: 3.1
Shutter Speed: 1/10

All of the 'Art' you see is made by myself and my friend, Evan. All pictures were created and shot in Saline High School. I tried to use rules of composition like the Rule of Thirds and Depth of Field. I enjoyed making and shooting this assignment.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

GIMP Assignment 1

On this assignment, I explored the Image Editing Program, GIMP. I used GIMP to edit size, color, and composition to create an Andy Warhol imitation image using a portrait. I like this program and will definitely use it in the future.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


My best Nature picture was a picture of a tree shot at an upward angle. The Depth of Field shows a clear view of the tree but the branches and leaves in the background are blurred. You can see good texture in the tree.

Technical Info:
ISO: 200
Aperture: 3.1
Shutter Speed: 1/125

All of my pictures were shot in the woods behind Saline High School. I tried to shoot Nature pictures to emphasize texture and colors of Nature. I tried to bring out the best qualities of Nature.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Patterns, Shapes, and Texture

My best example of Patterns, Shapes, and Texture was a picture of the tennis courts at Saline High School. I took this photo early in the morning, around 8:00. That early morning light gives the picture a glow. You can see the sun off of the strings on the tennis net.

Technical Info:
ISO: 200
Aperture: 3.1
Shutter Speed: Unknown

I took about half od the pictures in the album at my house in Saline, Michigan. The other half at Saline High School. I tried to take pictures of everyday things and make them interesting by the perspective they were taken. I tried to show pattern by the perspective. I showed Texture by taking pictures up close. Some of the pictures had all of the categories and some only had one.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Photo Assignment 1

For the first week of the photo assignments I chose to take pictures using Pattern, Texture, and Shapes. To reveal all the patterns around us.
I looked for some inspiration photos. Here some of them are:
Ahmed's Pomegranate Splash.
SomewhereinAK's Dew.
Philip Klinger's Jusxtaposed
I'm looking forward to what I can find.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Compisition Assignment 2

In Compisition Assignment 2, the task was to explore 5 more aspects of photography.

All photos were taken at Saline High School.

I learned a lot about these 5 aspects.

Framing skills helped me give an internal frame in the picture. This frame gave it a sense of organization in the photo.

Using Perspective helped get a new angle on things we see everyday. In my picture I used the side of a building.

Space helped me by getting a good picture without many things in the picture.

Balance helped me balance out the picture. Making sure that the whole picture has something in it. Unless that was the objective.

Color can make or brake a picture. A good use of color can accentuate the picture and make it that much better. Color can establish different moods in a picture. Reds and Yellows can give it an energetic feel. Darker colors and send a different message.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Compisition Assignment 1

The assignment was to take pictures that highlight 6 aspects of photography.
1.Rule of Thirds
5.Depth of Field

Photos were taken at home and school. Many were taken but only 6 were used in the assignment.

In this assignment I learned about these 6 aspects in-depth, and it will help me later as a photographer.

The Rule of Thirds helped me have more sophisticated photography.

Pattern helped me use everyday patterns in my photos.

I used Symmetry in help with better alignment in my photos.

Learning about Texture helped me in accentuating certain textures and dulling others to help create a better picture.

Depth of Field is one of my favorite to use. Having parts of a picture in focus and others not to help draw the eye to something that makes a good picture.

Learning about lines helped me in using lines in my photography different and interesting ways.