David Hockney is an english painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer born on July 9, 1937. His work consists of several different angled photos put together to make that picture with all different angles and colors. His style is more of a modern, pop art with a twist. First I took the 12 photos for each collage by starting from the top corner and stepping to the side and slowly moving down the photo so that when you upload all of them, you can piece them together. Then once I uploaded them to the computer, I opened up Photoshop with a blank file of 11" by 14" and then dragged each photo over and used edit-transform-scale to make them all the same size to fit and then pieced them all together to make the picture.
One of my favorite quotes is "I feel as though I hold the whole world in my hands" and I created this composite based off of that. First, I started with the background photo of the sunset that I took at oceanside harbor, then I had my friend Samantha Potter hold a handful of dirt so I could stand between her arms and get the first person perspective. Then I had her also hold a small yellow flower so I could get a shot of it without too much in the background. Then the picture of the birds and the butterfly are from google. I first started in photoshop with the sunset picture and then used the file-placed embedded and selected the photo of Sam's hands and then used the quick selection tool to select the background and press option-layer mask so get it out of the way. Then I added the picture of the small yellow flower and also used the quick selection tool to select the background to get it out of the way to create the illusion of the flower growing out of the pile of dirt in her hands. Then I raised the brightness and saturation of the flower to make it look even prettier and stand out more, then I repeated the same process with the google image of the butterfly so I could place it on top of the flower. Then I used a basic black silhouette photo of flying seagulls in the background to give it more of a beachy vibe to it. I really love how my project turned out and Brooke Shaden's work was a huge inspiration with her abstract photos and color scheme.
A mandala is a circle made up of triangular cut outs of a photograph that are transformed either vertically or horizontally to come together to make a circle. First, I opened the mandala template in the period 5 folder in the common drive, then I used the magic wand tool to select the top left triangle and then dragged the tab out. Then I chose a photo from iPhoto and dragged the triangle over a part of the photo I wanted and copy and pasted it to the template. Then I duplicated the layer and flipped it horizontally and placed it right next to the first one and merged the layers. I continued this pattern until I had a full circle, merged all the layers, and saved it as a jpg. I really liked this project because it was easy to catch on to and I love the cool patterns you can make. If I did it over again, I would invert the colors to all my photos to make the colors and patterns even cooler.
A tessellation is an arrangement of the same continuous photo flipped horizontally and vertically to create a pattern. First I would make my eight inch template with the guide lines, and then chose a photo from iPhoto to use. Then I used the crop tool to get a 4inch by 4inch/2inch by 2inch/1inch by 1inch square, and then I added it to the top left space on my template to start flipping the photos to make my design. I continued the steps until I had a full template and then saved it as a jpg. What I really liked about making them is how nice and colorful they came out. My favorite out of all of them is the one with the yellow flowers because of its bright vibrant yellow with the dark background. I struggled with the lining up of the photos so it wouldn't have white lines.
When we went to the duck pond to take portraits, I learned that in the shade, the reflector is really helpful with getting the perfect lighting you need, but when standing in the sun, the natural sunlight could be perfect lighting. I used the first column on the shot list because they seemed like nice easy poses that could turn out really well with the right lighting. I had the other girl in my group hold up the reflector at an angle so I could get that perfect glow on my models face, I think it was very useful when I had her pose in the shade under the trees. I retouched my models face to get rid of small blemishes to smooth out her skin to compliment the photo. Some job positions that require portrait photography are businesses who may be advertising clothing, makeup, or jewelry. Places who hire them could be for example, Hollister for clothing, or Maybelline for makeup. Their average salary is about $32,000 a year. Beginners may only charge $300-$500, but top destination pros could charge a lot higher like $10,000 to get started.
For my food photography project I brought my favorite food.......sushi! I brought a plate from my house along with some chopsticks. I definitely learned that to take a successful photo, you need good lighting to really bring out those amazing aspects that you're trying to capture. And that you also need a perfect set up for your photo so you can style it just the way you want. To make mine similar to a photo I found on the internet, I lines up the sushi and had they lay against each other to give more of a domino effect, along with the ginger and the wasabi on either side. A lot of famous businesses like McDonald's and Burger King, hire food photographers and food stylists to create a nice image of their food for their menus or their commercials on tv. I think my photos turned out good, but I wish I would've used more warm lighting to capture some of the different colors in the sushi.