Experimental Photography: Phytograms

My final project in my Experimental Darkroom class this semester was on phytograms. The project consisted of creating the phytograms themselves and then creating a video from those images where the video becomes an art piece. Phytograms are a cameraless photography process that use Black and White film and plants to create images. The processContinue reading “Experimental Photography: Phytograms”

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”

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).

Project: Still Life

My most recent project in my photography class was pretty simple in concept. Set up some still life shots. I honestly was kind of excited about this project because it felt like I could be a bit more creative with these photos. I even went out and bought some props and a bedsheet for a budget “photo studio” setting. While shooting, my only struggle was lighting. My apartment doesn’t get the best natural lighting so I had to have all my living room/kitchen lights on and my ottlite lamp to get good lighting. But it worked out in the end.

In photos: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

I currently live in the general Dallas area for University and yet, I hadn’t been to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens until recently. My mom was visiting me and we decided to go to the Botanical Gardens to take photos. There was event being put on called the Art of Pumpkin from the later half of September through October. It’s an ongoing festival of sorts that includes 150,000 autumn flowers that accent the pumpkins, squashes, and gourds all over the gardens.

Project: Sense of Place

I recently got my first photography project assigned to me. The past assignments have been more along the lines of homework. But now I have done an actual project. It’s still relatively small in a way, since the number of photos is around the same as the assignments, but the prompt is more difficult than the assignments.

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”

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”