Thursday, May 4, 2017

Levitation

Purpose:

  • To explore Halloween and its connections to “paranormal” and “levitation”;
  • To learn how Levitation is being used in the world of photography;
  • To make connections from levitation to real-world uses;
  • To create levitation photographs inspired by other amateur and professional photographers.





They helped me figure out what positions to have the subjects be in, and what would look most convincing after I photoshopped the image. Looking at the different examples helped me gain inspiration as well, seeing what type of background pictures they chose had me think about what I would use for mine. They had a list of the most important things to think about when photographing a levitation image, and what to pay attention to. The one with the steps/tips was the best website to help me create the images.


I think my ideas are good, and what I was trying to translate was well done. I believe I was creative with the position of the subjects. Along with the choice of background photos. I also think that they are very different so I think I succeeded in making them unique.


The challenges that I faced were learning the tools of photoshop. I also had some issues with the lighting of the subject, but I used the burn tool to make them darker and blend with the background more. I also could have done better to make Abby look more real in the photo that she’s in. Also, in the first photo, I wish I knew how to make the shadow have ripples because it’s over the water.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Planning: Who Am I


My interests are, hanging out with my friends, going on adventures and walks to different places. I also enjoy art a lot, going to museums and studying different types of artwork, including photography. Music is also one of my passions, its interesting to think about the production of music and how it makes me feel different, depending on what type of music I listen to. I also like the sky and nature a lot. I go sunset chasing and take many pictures of the sky. Self expression is really important to me as well, people should be able to express themselves in any way that they wish to. My friends and family are also important to me. Along with success, and living life that the way that you want to. My dreams are to be successful in life, money wise and be happy.

What I want my audience to learn about me is that I wanna lead a happy & successful life, and to do this I have a very open mind and open to lots of things. Even though I don't do sports or any school activities, outside of school I think that I have a relatively happy and enjoyable life. I think that for one to have a happy life is to do whatever makes you happy. I also am very interested in nature and the sky. So I think talking about how I like the outdoors will be a good theme.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Cindy Sherman & Brandon Stanton

           Cindy Sherman was born in 1954, she was the youngest of 5 siblings and didn't know much about the art world until she was in college. Her parents didn't have art careers, so she wasn't at all inspired by them artistically. She began to use herself to translate the issues in the world, like the roles of women, the role of the artist and many more. In 1976, she moved to New York to pursue her art career, she began taking photos of herself and these would be known as "Untitled Film Stills". She reveals herself as a feminist, she shows herself and raises issues about women in society & media. Her photos are provocative and weird, and I think that's what makes them unique and original, because I haven't seen anyone create pictures like hers before.

Untitled No.92 1980 Colour photograph 61 x 122 cm
Cindy Sherman 




Brandon Stanton was born in 1984, and is now a best selling author, photographer and blogger. He is known best for his book "Humans of New York".  He is also the founder of "Humans of New York" which is photojournalistic work. He has many followings on Instagram and Facebook, so he's really well known within social media. Since 2010 he's taken hundreds of portrait photographs, mainly of people living and working in New York. His photography started as a hobby on the weekends, but after he lost his job, he decided to take on photography full time. His goal was to take 10,000 photos of New Yorkers, and plot the pictures on a map. He began uploading them on Facebook, adding small captions that soon grew into full interviews.
https://photogrist.com/brandon-stanton/
Brandon Stanton


Sources:
http://www.cindysherman.com/biography.shtml
http://www.saatchigallery.com/aipe/cindy_sherman.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Stanton
http://www.humansofnewyork.com/about




Friday, April 28, 2017

Selfies, to be or not to be


I think the purpose of a selfie is to show yourself in a certain way to others on social media. The selfie could also be used to express how you want others to perceive you. I also believe that the selfie can just be a way to capture yourself in a certain expression like happiness, excitement, etc.

I think it's art, but a very common form of it. I think Art is suppose to be rare in a way and it's more appreciated because of that. So many people take selfies so I think they are normalized and common and not seen as art, but I think it's just a super casual form of photography/art in general. It is expressive and if one thinks of it that way then it can be seen as art.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Reflections, Kelly

As the sun went down 
the pink and blue hues in the soft sky
reflected and danced along the water
The thought of summer being near 
floats through my mind
like the drift wood on the cotton candy colored water 


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Intro to Levitation Photography

Levitation: the action of rising, floating or causing something to rise and hover in the air

Paranormal: Not normal, something that cant be explained by science.



Lots of pictures, of the empty background and the model and any other props that will be used in the final image. Making sure the photos are being shot at a low perspective is also important. Shooting the pictures on a cloudy day, when the sun isn't bright is best because there wont be any shadows, this will cause less work when you are producing the final image. Focusing on the attire that the model is wearing is important because it has to naturally flow with what you are trying to accomplish.





Photo by boy_wonder on flickr






Photo by Photodoto on Pinterest





Photo by moosephotography.net


For my levitation image I want it to be super creative. Also include lots of props and objects. I want to do something similar to the 3rd image butt also include a person thats levitating as well. I'm thinking about the setting being on water or in the woods. Im thinking about using different props, but i'm not sure what to use. 






https://digital-photography-school.com/levitation-photography-7-tips-for-getting-a-great-image/

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/levitation-photography/

https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/the-art-of-levitation-6-photographers-who-feature-gravity-defying-subjects