Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Leading Lines

                 All three of these images show the use of leading lines as a way to draw the viewer's attention to the subject of the photo. In the first photo, the staircase comes from the corner of the picture and spirals down, drawing the eye of the viewer down the staircase and outside to the pool and water. The railings, as well as the actual stairs help to draw the viewer's eye to the focal point of the picture. In the second picture, the sides of the road, as well as the tops of the trees help guide the viewer's eye to the bridge, which is the main focus. In the final picture, the boards and the lines between the wooden boards on the deck bring the focus to the slippers in the middle of the picture. The lines from the railings also help bring attention to the slippers. I think the images came out well because they all are very interesting, and the leading lines make it clear as to where your eyes are supposed to go when looking at them.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Rule of Thirds

In each of the photos above, I used the rule of thirds. First, I changed my camera setting so that there was a grid on the camera. Then I went around my house and found different objects to photograph. In the first photo, I positioned myself so that the guitar was lined up along the first line closest to the left of the grid. In the second photo, I placed the bowl of decorations so that it lined up with the intersection in the top right corner of the grid. In the third picture, I set up myself so that the table with the plant lined up on the vertical line all the way to the right on the grid. In the final photo, I positioned myself so that the bed with my dog on it was not the center of the image, but took up two vertical lines on the grid going from the right. Overall, I think these photos came out pretty good. I think using the rule of thirds draws your attention to the object, and creates a balance in the photos. It is less boring than putting the subject of the photo right in the middle of the grid. The pictures that I took were very simple, but I still think the rule of thirds had a positive effect on the outcome. Although the rule of thirds can obviously have exceptions, I think it is a good starting point when learning to take eye-catching photos. I will be sure to try to use this rule more often in the future when taking pictures. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Pixlr Lesson 6

Pixlr Lesson 5

This is the background that I chose.
This is the image of the dolphin that I used the magic wand on to copy out the dolphin from the background. Then, I pasted it on the other background that I had, and adjusted the size to be a little larger, because it was small when I first pasted it. 

I then moved the dolphin to make it look like it was jumping over the dock. Here is the final combined image:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Point of View

I chose to take pictures of some flowers in a vase that are in my kitchen. I chose this particular object because I think they are very pretty, and I thought that taking pictures of it from different points of view would be really interesting. I took four pictures, each from different angles. I took pictures from a straight-on view, from above, from below, and even an up close picture. My favorite pictures out of these four are the ones from below and up close because I think they provide a new and interesting way to look at flowers. We usually only see flowers from a straight on point of view (like in a vase of flowers) or from above (like walking in a garden), so I enjoyed seeing them from different perspectives. Overall, I thought my pictures came out pretty well. Here are the pictures that I took:

Straight-on view 
View from above

View from below 

View from up close