Showing posts from April, 2017


Sunday Morning

Sip the coffee Bitter and sweet Feel the gusts of cool wind And hear the small bell ring Each time the door swings open Talk About the weekend  About old friends  And don't forget  To meet me here next Sunday

The Photographers

The Photographers was a very interesting movie and I was surprised to learn what a National Geographic photographer's life was like. I learned that their job isn't all the fun of traveling the world and taking pictures. I remember one woman saying that she only took pictures for a very small amount of time and that mostly she had to organize things, and produce the stories and her photographs. I also saw that the photographers will put themselves through so much just to get good shots. One man spent some time in the jungle and he said they were constantly covered in bugs. Another was so devoted that instead of running immediately when an elephant ran at him,  he paused to take a picture and then ran. And while I learned that a National Geographic photographer's life can be lonely or frustrating, I also learned that they get to see amazing things, like lions killing a zebra. And they get to meet new and wonderful people, like a sweet old woman in a remote village.

Intro to Levitation Photography

Levitation- the action of rising or causing something to rise and hover in the air.
Paranormal- of or relating to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation.

Levitation photographs can be hard to create if you don't follow some simple guidelines, especially when shooting. First, it is easiest to take your pictures on a cloudy day, where the lighting is even. If you shoot in the sun it could create shadows and uneven lighting, which could be harder to photoshop. Also, it is necessary to take several photos. At a bare minimum, you can take one of the background with the model in it, and one of just the plain background, but some people like to take several photos that each focus on different things, like the model's clothes or facial expression. Thirdly, put your camera on the manual focus setting and once it is set up, don't move it. This will ensure that all of the photographs are from the same angle and can be made into one scene.


History Of Photography

History of photography was a very interesting unit because it gave me some background information about the art that I do. I was mostly interested by the photographers themselves. Like Brandon Stanton who photographed the people of New York and also told their stories. Imogen Cunningham was also a fascinating. She was one of the fist female photographers in America and she broke the mold and became famous for doing something new. This is similar to Richard Avedon's work. He blurred the line between commercial photography and art photography by showing the personality and life in his subjects. While the people were very interesting it was also cool to learn about things like the camera obscura. It's hard to believe that the earliest form of the camera was a dark room with a small hole in the window.