Experimental Photography: Anthotypes

Anthotypes are images created using photosensitive material from plants on paper. To create images with this process, you first need to create a juice of sorts out of plants/fruits/organic material. When you’ve mashed up the plant material, you’ll need to strain it through coffee filters/cheese cloth/etc. to get any solids out of the juice. ThenContinue reading “Experimental Photography: Anthotypes”

In Photos: Holiday at the Dallas Arboretum

“Holiday at the Arboretum” is an event put on by the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical gardens featuring Victorian – style gazebos that represent the 12 Days of Christmas. This event runs November to the end of December.

Diptych Practice

One of my latest photography assignments involved creating either diptychs or triptychs. Diptychs are pieces of art that essentially come in two parts, triptychs have three parts. It’s basically two or three photographs that go together thematically or literally(by incorporating the passage of time, for example).

Light Practice

My latest assignment in my photography class honestly was a bit of a struggle. So the assignment said to take photos of one place in different light conditions, i.e. different times of the day. Because of the current pandemic, I am almost constantly inside my apartment rather than on my university campus. I personally didn’t want to spend 12-ish hours on my campus. Not only would it be kinda freaky being on a relatively empty campus, but wearing a fabric mask for that long would eventually get uncomfortable. So instead I took photos of my desk.

Night Photography Practice

My latest assignment in my photography class was on night photography. Taking photos at night is kind of difficult because the camera has to let in enough light to get the photo without cranking up the ISO too high. If the ISO is really high, then the photos can become very grainy/noisy. So shutter speed and aperture settings need to be adjusted in a way to let in as much light as possible to get the shots.

Motion Practice

For my latest photography assignment, I had to take photos of things in motion: freezing motion, long exposure, and motion blur. Freeze Motion The first part of the assignment had me taking photos of things in motion but frozen in time. I decided to take photos of a fountain for this. Moving water is greatContinue reading “Motion Practice”

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Experimenting with editing

In the past, I would usually edit the photos I take true to color. Basically I would adjust the exposure, white balance, levels, etc to make the photo as true to its actual color as possible. While I still do that, I’m also experimenting with editing photos more stylistically and in a way that’s more interesting to look at.

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Texture and Space Practice

My photography assignment last week was on texture and space(positive and negative). For texture, I had to photograph things that implied texture in some way. And for space, I had to take photos that emphasized positive and negative space. Texture September 2020 The photos to the right all show some kind of texture. When lookingContinue reading “Texture and Space Practice”

Lines and Shapes Practice

My latest Photography assignment was all about lines and shapes. I had to go out and take photos of leading lines, organic shapes, geometric/human-made lines/shapes, etc. I got the most photos of organic shapes and leading lines. Organic Shapes August 2020 Organic shapes are usually found within nature. Leaves, water, and other flora are greatContinue reading “Lines and Shapes Practice”