HDR Yellow, 2010
Category Archives: Digital Photography 2010
Now, as much as I rant and rave about how much I like using Flickr, I will say that this kind of bothers me. I googled my own name to see what comes up, and turns out some journalist for a nudist colony has been using my pictures for their articles. Yes, they credited me for my images. But I was not notified in any way, shape, or form. I don’t know if I really want my images to go along side articles about a nudist colony…I also don’t know how my models would feel about their faces being publicized in this manner either.
Thinking and Writing about Images…
“I don’t know why people are afraid of new ideas. I’m afraid of old ones.” -John Cage
Although strictly photography based, this chapter pretty much sums up exactly what the three books I read for Sophomore Seminar said. I did try and relate most of this to our upcoming assignment, because essentially what we are doing by creating a poster is relaying a message with image and text. I liked this one from the reading:
Generating ideas has always been a challenge for me, I seem to draw most of my ideas from art history classes. Something about paintings really inspires me to create photographic images, I’m not really sure why. My new favorite hobby is surfing Flickr, for fun and for school. I get a lot of inspiration from other people’s work.
This was a pretty inspirational chapter, full of ideas for photo shoots. One of the things I was really looking forward to in a 100% digital class was experimenting with crazy colors, and that’s what this whole chapter talks about. Selective focus, as I’ve said at least a billion times in the past few months, is something I am really interested in because it takes away from the subject and is more about color and composition. Some of the artists listed in this section of this chapter were Julia Margaret Cameron, Robert Demachy, and Gertrude Kasebier, so I will be looking them up shortly. Subdued color was probably my second favorite section of this chapter. I like the look of desaturated images, and I think it would be interesting to be able to create this without actually desaturating the photograph. This is most likely going to be the exercise I pursue out of chapter 10.