Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dove Evolution of Beauty

1. List the changes that were made to the model's face in the computer. (Look carefully)
the things that was changed on the computer is that:
  1. they made her lips bigger
  2. lifted her head
  3. lowered her eyes lowered her eyebrows
  4. put less volume in her hair
  5. lowered her neck
  6. thickened her lips
  7. made her eyebrows more fierce by heightening the end of the eyebrows
  8. made her eyes bigger
  9. made her hair line closer to her face to make her look thinner
2. Is it ethically acceptable to change a person's appearance like this in a photo? Why or why not?
it is not ethically acceptable to change the person in this kind of photo shoot because it gives the viewer the wrong impression.

3. Are there circumstances in which it would be more ethically wrong to do this type of manipulation?
if you were in newspaper & doing a real life story

4. What types of changes are OK, and what aren't?
if you were in Yearbook & a person was concerned about bad acne or blinked on one eye that would be fine

5. Explain what you think the differences are between fashion photography and photojournalism.
fashion photography can be edited professionally to make a great shoot like their goal is while photojournalism is real life pictures & actions or documentary.

6. What relationship does each type of photography have to reality, and how does this affect the ethical practice of each?
ethical is really all about what your paid to do. if you were a fashion photographer you would most likely use photo shop to make her look more beautiful to sell the product while on the other hand if you were a newspaper photographer you would not use photo shop because people would be upset if you changed setting of the actual thing just to make it look more beautiful...all in all it really all depends on what you're trying to do.

Monday, November 30, 2009


Robert is playing the piano for his piano class on Tuesday afternoon to get a magnificent grade.

1.) Is anything in sharp focus? the piano

a.) Describe what is in focus and what is not. the jacket's white hood is in focus & the thing in the background is'nt

2.) Is there good contrast? yes

3.) Are all the rules followed? yes

a.) If yes, explain what techniques were used and how you followed them in your photo. i used rules of thirds

4.) Is there yellowing or are there spots on the print? nope

5.) Are there print rings or spots? no

6.) Are your negatives, contact sheet, test strip and print stored in your folder? yes

Monday, November 23, 2009

Photo Manipulation & Ethics

An Israeli manipulated photos. He made things that didn't happen seem like it did happen. He also cut out people who never really asked to be cut out of the photo. People accidentally photo copied his work not knowing that he photo shopped those particular photos.

I think its acceptable because sometimes things that should have happened don't happen. Sometimes it's also someone who is a distraction on the photo or didn't want to be in the photo that should be photo shopped out of it.

the Oprah Winfrey picture was the most unethical because that was just to show her that shes skinnier when shes not.

the national geographical was the most ethical because it was needed to show the mountains for emotion.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Negatives Evaluation

1. From looking at your negatives, how many of your photos do you think turned out well?

most of them turned out well i liked 2 the most

2. How many of your photos appear like they will not turn out well? Why do you think these photos did not turn out (Ex: Over/under exposed, not focused, bad composition)?

2 i didn't think went well just because of bad composition & its crazy in the background

3. Select the negative image that you think will turn out the best when it is printed. Why do you think this photo will turn out well?

i think this image would look great because it gives the effort of the teacher as you can tell in her eyes.

4. What technical aspects of photography (focus, exposure, composition) do you think are present in your best negative? What evidence can you provide from the appearance of the negative to support your answer?

simplicity because nothing interesting surrounds her

5. What advanced composition techniques (Ex: rule of thirds, leading lines) that you have learned in class are present in your favorite negative?

the pencil in her hand leads the eye to the subject

Friday, November 13, 2009

  • Photo Option
A. What is the most powerful image from the slide shows? Why?
the picture of him in the grass hiding. because he looks paranoid
B. What sequence of photographs is the most powerful? Why?
the one of him having fun with his family because it shows how thankful he is
c. How do the images work together to tell a story?
multiple shots show how the people move & their emotion & their reactions to things.
  • Caption Photos
A. For the photos in which Ian is the main subject of the photos, in what tense are the verbs usually written?
present tense
B. How do the captions enhance the photographs?
they let the viewer know what is going on.

  • Captions
A. Write three of your own captions to photos without looking at the caption written by the photographer. Be sure they are written in the following form. For this assignment you can make up names and facts to write your captions.

1. Billy decided to have a little fun while in the army by dancing to a rap song on a CD. His fellow friends in the army watch in laughter while Billy shows his smooth dancing skills.

2. As Ian is finishing his work for today. While he was walking to his helicopter the calming sun sets down behind him.

Ian proudly showing his pride to his glorious country covers his gun with his
miniature flags. When he reads on his spare time he contemplates on how he thinks tomorrow will turn out.

  • Videos
A. How do these other features enhance the photographs?
It wont let the viewer become bored of the pictures or of the videos.
B. In what ways are videos better than photographs? Provide an example from the Denver Post Web site.
People say a pictures worth a thousand words...then a video is worth million words like when Ian smiles then suddenly frowns automatically...it would be multiple shots just to get that one quick emotion.
C. In what ways are photos better than videos? Provide an example from the Denver Post Web site.
It would help the viewer contemplate what is going on in one specific moment which a video just cant. for example when Ian Fisher's fiance extatic face & His embarrassed expression.

Marlbolo Marine

A. What skills besides photography did Luis Sinco utilize to produce this slide show? (Think about the overall presentation: audio, editing, text)

he showed how depressing it was about how he struggled with his haunting past. He made it seem so sad just by the sorrow in his voice.

B. What was the effect (added power or meaning) of the multimedia effects of the slide show?

When it showed the pictures of dead people that he had to kill unfortunately, you cant help but tear up that he thinks of that everyday.

A. What is the most powerful image from the slide show? Why?

the one of his wedding when his wife is completely overjoyed & smiling & you see him beside her sad & serious as if in torment & in his own world without her

B. What sequence of photographs is the most powerful? Why?

the beginning of the slide show where marines are charging at people shooting them.

C. How does the audio enhance the photographs?

it helps people understand the pictures & what the photographer was trying to portray

D. How do the images work together to tell a story?

multiple shots show how the people move & their emotion & their reactions to things.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My First Shoot

1. I was nervous & excited when I had to get really close to the people. They acted like they never had a picture taken. LOTS of people acted silly! What I did was just tell them to please act normal & go about your business like I am not even there...they listened.

2. I mostly thought about Rules of Thirds composition. I really don't know why I did but yeah i did. I moved chairs to get them out of the way so that people wouldn't even think it was the main subject & not the actual subject.

3. The more advance techniques I attempted to do was balancing elements. I would get a blank area & put only one thing in the background.

4. I would want to improve by thinking about how the shots will look like when I produce them so I get up REALLY close.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Frankie's owner thought that he could use a little more fluffyness to his coat.

Little Jimmy prepared himself day & night for the swine flu vaccine that occured Friday, October 13th at the cafeteria. however he did not suspect this much pain as his classmates watch & laugh at his anguish.

Some people just dont know how to drive.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Processing Black & White Photos

STEP #1.

wind the film up inside the camera & take out the film canister in the dark room.

Open the canister by a can opener & take out the film along with the tape.

STEP #2.

Practice in the light with a simulated piece of film until you know how to use it properly & are effective with winding up the film.

Put the film onto a film reel wich would be either a plastic for beginners or a metal for experts.

Slide a piece of the film on the outer edge of the reel.

Coil the film till it's fully loaded.

STEP #3.

Put the film into a tank.

Cover the tank with the lid.

You can turn on the light now if you like.

STEP #4.

Set up the tubs in order so you don't mess up:

  • Film Developer

  • Stop

  • Fixer w/hardener

  • Hypo Eliminator

Make sure that the chemicals are in 68-70 degrees.

STEP #5.

Pour the developer into the tank but do not open!

To keep the solution fresh by flipping the container every minute.

Tap the container on your workstation to remove the air bubbles so that they dont mess up ur film.

Develop your film for the certain by the time your package says needed.

Take the lid off your spout & empty out the developer.

STEP # 6.

Pour running water into your container.

STEP #7.

Pour the fixer with hardener & wait to 5-10 mins.

You can inspect the negatives if you like.

STEP #8.

Remove the tank cover.

Remove the film.

Place it to dry in cold water for 5 minutes.

STEP #9.

Remove every drop of the fixer to make sure you dont mess up your film.

Pour a tankful of the Hypo-Eliminator & wait for 2 minutes.

STEP # 10.

Wash your film again for 10 minutes.

STEP # 11.

Pull out your film but dont touch the surface of them.

Hang the film to dry in a dust-free area with pins.

STEP # 12.

In 1-2 hours cut the film into strips.

There should be 6 negatives long.


Put the negatives in plastic negative pages.

Dexterity-skills using the hand or the body
Glassine-a strong thin glazed transparent paper made into small bags
Enveloper-to wrap up in or as in a covering

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

what the pros are doing

Focal length of lens-15mm

Shutter speed-f/2.8 fisheye

what is the effect of the shutter speed? it takes really quick pictures so that it wont blur.

Aperture-1/1600 f/2.8

what is the effect of shooting at this aperture? it wont make the picture blurry

Position-the photographer was standing in the stand watching the cars go by & cheering them on along with the audience.

show & Tell

wow...dog running in green grass. it's calming. the dog doesnt merge into the grass. the trees balance out the whole picture. It's a good picture.

this video is really cool because in the beginning it looks like its going to be about gangs & drugs but then all of a sudden you see cops giving out candy!!! that isn't normally done.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Filling the frame

all the beakers on the table seem like shes busy & experimenting. the droppers may show that it may hurt her hand if it ever went in contact with any part of her body parts. yet no gloves show it wont

Action & Emotion

She looks happy!!! her hair is standing hair by the silver globe that she's touching. the smile undoubtingly expresses that shes happy.

the Story

ouch blood drive! she looks like she's in agonizing pain. the needle goes in her while she tries to not squirm to make it worse. the sticker gives the veiwer the idea that shes willing to do this to give blood

2008 Winner Color Print

the water calms the internal soul & the way it plummets off the squared rocks gives a alluring diagonal line. the stones are a dark brown making the water seem elegantly white. all the while the composition is mainly the water urgently dashing downward off the stone. this picture is fascinatingly appraising & captivating to the eye.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rubber Duckies


<--Balancing Elements

<--Rules of thirds






<--Creating Depth

<--Avoiding Mergers

Monday, October 12, 2009

Great Black & White Photographers 3

1. What usually caught my eye from W. Eugene Smith's photos is that it's not like other photographers pictures and that they are abnormal.


  • i see a man waiting for a train patiently while other trains are dashing by.
  • i smell the must of the nasty odor of the old train with stains of many sorts & colors.
  • i hear nothing but the load noise of the track while it trembles beneath the weight of the massive train meanwhile it eagerly passes by to reach its destination.
  • i taste the beautiful night sky eroding by the city lights that overthrow the stars among the heavens.
  • i feel like this train is taking forever!


  • i see a mere haystack with a lazy man sleeping on it
  • i smell the fresh clean air of the trees & the grass.
  • i hear the cows in the distant field bellow out 'moo' while the small windy air disentigrates when blasting by them.
  • i taste the filthy dehydrated grass mixed with the coil of chaff.
  • i feel calm while i yearn to rest with the happy man in the black dirty hat that can't wait to dispose of the hay to feed himself along with his happy herd of cows.

3. a power point to show his many pictures of happy times & some very low times of the world along with some notes & facts about him to amuse the audience.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hurricane Ike

Windows from the windows give the picture lines & attract the eye to the building & make the man in the lower right inferior. The man seems like he has a lot of work to do by windows that are broken & the glass that lay on the floor giving the rules of thirds by his position. He (the subject) also stands out from everything else showing the photographer was avoiding mergers. All of this would cath peoples attention likeit did mine.
The stills that support the house guide the eye to the house which is all alone around destruction. The house stands out by its uniques color & therefor avoids mergers.

negative/poitive why??

1. On the negative the building is a much lighter than the positive. the shades are dark when they are suppose to be lighter. on the positive, objects are all reversed compared to the original negative.
Noting an image in which the brightness values of the subject are reproduced so that the lightest areas are shown as the darkest.
colors and luminance's are reversed due to the chemical process involved in recording the picture.
Stuff to do with water glass & air & how air bends from the indence of angle into the water or glass.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Great Black & White Photographers, PART 2

Name: W. Eugene Smith
Birth: 12/20/1918, Wichita, Kansas
Death: 10/15/1978, Tuscon, Arizona
Why in history: An American, known for not wanting to take only professional pictures & by his World War 2 pictures.
Jobs: Graduated from Wichita north High School & Quickly started working for local newspapers called The Wichita Eagle & The Beacon. Moved to New York for Newsweek which knew him by his personality & his need to be perfect, but was fired for rejecting to take pictures by a certain camera. Later joined Life Magazine but had to quit by getting hurt by imitating a battle for Parade Magazine.

Entered World War 2 taking pictures of U.S. Marines & Japanese Prisoners of war on the front lines of Africa & certain islands. After recovering later went into a 3 week document about Pittsburg which ended up taking 3 years but was too long to ever be previewed but went into a published book of photo essays. Eventually went into taking pictures & recording jazz musicians from 1957 to 1965. Died of a massive stroke by Amphetamine & alcohol. 10 pictures of all of his masterpieces are aknowledged today.
positive on top, negative on bottom

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Master of Photography

W. Eugene Smith:The Walk to Paradise Garden

Margaret Bourke-White: Taking Poison

Berenice Abbott:"EI", Second and Third Avenue Lines

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Falling Man

I cannot even believe that great pictures like this lie!!! I would have never suspected he was falling down just like the other people who plunged to their death. I hope he didn't jump like everybody else who was falling down!!! It was a great photo though; I hope I will take some pictures like that during this class. I literally thought he just accepted the fact that he was going to die either way and just chose a faster fate when I read the beginning of the story!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009