Depth of Field Photoshoot

My favorite photo from my Depth of Field Photoshoot has to be the picture of a straight shot down a street outside of my neighborhood. To set up my scene and take the photo I walked a little ways outside of my neighborhood and waited for a safe timeframe when there were no cars coming form either side and then I ran out into the middle of the street (not very safe) and lined my carmera up real quick and then snapped the picture and ran back to the side of the road.

To make my photo better I decided to use the elements of Leading lines and Close & Far. I used these principles to draw the viewers attention down the road and move all around the photo.

In this image I think that my voice in this image would represent where I live and also the fact that I run long distance and this is the type of place that I would love to run because it just keeps going. But sadly I haven’t run on this road even though its right outside my neighborhood because usually there can be a lot of groups of cars and its a pretty narrow road with no side banks or anything, so in other words its not safe at all. This assignment has helped me view the world around me differently because I’ve noticed that everything around me is beautiful and has a story.

My weaknesses in this assignment would be the fact that I, at first, didn’t understand the whole concept of Aperture and depth of field but now I do understand and know how to have a better great depth of field and also shallow depth of field too. If I could  change anything about this assignment I would change what time of the day I took this picture and also for some of my other great depth pictures I wish I would have taken different pictures than what I had already done.

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(Original picture not this blurry, just had to screen shot)

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Rules of Composition Photoshoot

My favorite photo from my Rules of Composition Photoshoot had to be my sunflower. To take the picture of the sunflower I just went to the garden in my backyard. Then to set up the scene and take the picture I just angled my camera so that I had no other distraction on the background except for the blue sky and other flowers in the foreground.

When using the Rules of Composition, I feel that it makes my pictures better because there is more of a focus and a clear point of interest that I want the viewer to see. For this photo I used the elements shape, color and a little texture and for the principles I used emphasis and pattern, from the flower petals.

Like I said above, I chose my subject matter to be a single sunflower against the blue sky. This assignment has helped me view the world differently by showing me how to focus on multiple variations of objects and how to properly and clearly show my visions and thoughts about the world through my photos.

With this assignment some of my strengths included having a sister who had already taken the class, a very nice Canon DSLR camera and also having taking photography in 4H for around 7 years now. But my weaknesses are that I have never really thought about encourpreting the elements and principles into my photography and just learning them this year. Another weakness is that I don’t completely know how to use my camera to it’s full potential so i dont know how to work the different settings yet but am still learning from my sister and teacher.

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Expectations for Photography

I signed up for this class because I love participating in 4H photography, I want to learn more about my camera, and my older sister took the same class. By the end of the year I want to be able to use of have an idea of how to use photoshop, understand my camera more and know the elements and principles of photography to build better photos. As far as my future I plan to use photography as a hobby and possibly enter some photos into an art show maybe one day. because  I want to do something in the medical field instead. For me to be most successful this year I would like for my teacher to help me by showing me how to build excellent photos that capture the viewers attention.