Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Photoshop Effect

In class we watched a video on the photoshop effect.  In this video a reporter volunteered to be photographed and photoshopped just to see the effect that it has on people.  The reporter was very excited about being able to see herself in a photoshopped point of view, she even said she thought she liked her self better as photoshopped.  In reality most people would like to see themselves as photoshopped, because with photoshop you can always change what you don't like.

In part two of the video on photoshop, there were several comments on taking photoshopped pictures out of the media, because they are causing problems.  Someone also made a statement that photoshopped pictures should be tagged in magazines and other forms of media to let people know that the photos are not "real"and that they have been retouched.  I think that adding a disclaimer to a magazine about the photos would be a good idea if that is what the media thinks is best.  A warning label doesn't really stop people from doing other things that are supposed to be dangerous.  

Dove Beauty Ad

In the Dove Artificial beauty ad we saw that in ad campaigns, pictures are not always what they seem.  The Dove company wanted us to see the process that a model goes through to have her picture taken from looking "normal" to having a styling team fix her hair and do her make up, and then having a professional come and take and edit the pictures.  The girl in the video did not even look like the same person after the team of professionals got through working with her.  It is kind of funny, that we don't even recognize that photoshop has been used in pictures sometimes, because we are so accustomed to pictures looking that way.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Different angles.

Four different angles of the seating area in front of the Hamrick building. I took a picture from the left side, the middle, the right side, and from the steps looking down.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Photographs and Ethics

In Friday's class we viewed many different links to show how ethics can affect the outcome of photographs.  In many ways photographs can be altered for the good, to crop out something that didn't need to be there, to edit the contrast, and other small details.  In the pictures that we viewed, the editing purposes were misused.  The cropping tools were used to make one thing look a different way than it really happened. Also, the editors were superimposing images onto old background of other pictures that had been used several times.  Many photographers also tried to make something seem as if it occured naturally, such as a toy being found during a natural disaster, but one photographer in particular made is very obvious that he was randomly placing objects into the pictures, because the toys weren't dirty and they were oddly placed. 

          Some of the links that we went to were:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Day Two: Seond Half Of The Pat Wright Lecture

Pat Wright's Photography Rules
Rule 3:
Use different angles, shoot vertical or horizontal pictures, bend your knees to get a lower view.

Rule 4: Use different camera lenses.  Whether you have a camera that has removable lenses or a point and shoot camera that you can change the settings on.

Rule 5: Be aware of the light and how it affects the composition.

Rule 6: The rule of thirds.  Divide your picture into three equal parts.

Other Tips from Pat:
1. take more than one shot
2. Always carry more than one memory card
3.Carry plenty of batteries
4.Set your camera clock to the correct time and the calendar to the correct date.
5.Keep image resolution set to high.
6.Experiment with different light settings.
7.Carry lens tissue to keep lenses clean
8.Carry a small notepad with you to keep track of information you may need.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Live Blog-Pat Wright Lecture

The video that we watched was about the composition of photography.
Composition can be explained as:
The process in which something is made.
The process in which something is arranged.
The process in which something is combined to make a whole.

Photography is a trial and error thing, you can learn many different techniques from magazines, computers, but most of all get out there and take pictures.

When photographing people, incorporate the background of where they are, not just an upclose shot of the people.
Show people in their environment, as much as possible.

Photography rules to live by:
Shoot tight and keep empty space to a minimum
Shoot sharp hold the camera still, or use a tripod, to erase fuzzy shots.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Movie Poster


I chose to remake the Flubber movie poster, into "The Stickiness Factor" movie poster.  I chose this, because the green, slime that Flubber is made out of looks sticky.  Even though, the stickiness factor doesn't have anything to do with sticky dirty messes it does deal with things sticking to your brain.  Joan Ganz Cooney, the creator of Sesame Street along with two partners wanted children to learn, but she knew that many children  didn't have the same advantages that others had.  That is why they developed Sesame Street in the ways that they did, animation taught children the alphabet and numbers, and many guest stars came on the show and talked about values and emotions.  Over the years, the educational value of the show has been tested, and time after time it passes the test with flying colors, because even though Sesame Street looks like a regular children's program, kids do pay attention to what they are being taught when they watch.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Original and Resized Wagon Wheel Pictures

                                                                   Original Picture

                                                                      Resized Picture

Picture Retrieved from Morguefile
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Monday, October 1, 2012

This ad shows contrast by using color and by using different texts.  The gray coloring in the background contrasts agaisnt the white in the background.  Repetition in this ad  includes the use of the same type of text, and the use of the same elements, the dog.  I thought the alignment of this ad was centered, because the bigger dog's head and front paws made a line that went through the center of the page.  Proximity is shown in this ad by putting the words us and them under the bigger and smaller dogs, and by putting the contact information, and company information by themselves.  This ad shows contrast in text, because when the ad say us and them it uses one type of text, then for its logo it uses another type of text.

Design Principles and Font Principles

This ad has lots of contrast with its colors. The pink and purple shades are contrasting againts the background, also the yellow and black against the background and with each other.  Things that are repeated in this ad are colors, texts, and elements of design such as a star emblem or an emblem with an R on it.  The alignment for this ad is centered, the bottle is the main focus in the ad, and all of the details are offset around it.  Proximity is shown in this ad by the tagline of this ad being place beside the bottle. In this ad the texts that are used contrast with each other, because they are two different types, one is a script text and one is a serif style text.