Photography Project 3 Evaluation

  • I think my final photograph went very well.
  • If I were to improve it I would come up with more variations like having different filters of my photograph and pick one out of them for the final photograph.
  • What I didn’t like about the project was that I could only have one photograph for the end of the project. I would have liked to have more photos as I could show my creativity more.
  • What I did like about this project was the freedom to go out anywhere and take whatever photo I liked.
  • I didn’t spend enough time on this project as I would have liked too.

Final Photograph and Practice Photographs

Practice Photograph 1

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The View

This Photograph is of a darkened classroom. The desk is placed specifically so the light from the window shines on it. The shine also makes a reflection so it looks like there are two bars on the window. This suggests that school is like a prison and inescapable which is what I tried to achieve. The light also shows great texture in the wood. The photograph was took at the UCM grounds in a classroom, on Monday, 27th February 2017. In reality the photograph doesn’t capture a particular moment in time but, in the meaning of the image, it suggests it’s in a dark, dwelling prison. The focal point in this image is the bright light source of the window and the shine on the table.

The reason I chose squeaking floor boards as my sound effect is because there are a lot of wooden objects in the photograph.

 Photograph 2

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Floyd Tree

This Photograph is of a pink tree in a park. I have purposely taken this photograph at an angle so it appears it is lonely. The tree and surrounding environment is resting peacefully in the park with only few man-made objects in sight. The photograph was took at Nobles Park in Douglas on Tuesday, 21st March. The image captures a moment in time where the world is a quiet, natural place. The focal point in the image is the pink tree in the centre as it is the only thing in the photograph that is a certain colour. The lighting used in this image is natural light and the colours all appear to be warm and light.

I used a chirping sound effect because they are a common sound in a park and  it is a natural sound like many other things in the photograph.

Here are some more photographs I took.


The Final Photograph

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Welcome Home

This photograph is of a wooden chair on a roof in the middle of nowhere at the coast. The only thing that is happening in the image is time moving forward and the waves crashing on the beach. The photo was taken on Tuesday, 26th March at Port Sodderick beach. The photograph captures a moment in time where everything is empty, lost and forgotten. The focal point is the chair because it is in the centre of the photo and because it is in an unusual place. The lighting is quiet dark but there are some light places like the pillars. The image is in black and white because I wanted to make it look nostalgic.

I used a wave sound effect because it adds to the tranquil scenery I tried to create.

Photography Project 2 Evaluation

  • I think my final photograph was very poor
  • If I were to change the photograph I would have zoomed out
  • I am not happy with my end result
  • I think I did not spend enough time on taking the photograph, I think I rushed it
  • What I liked about this project was that I could recreate any photo I liked
  • What I didn’t like about this project was using the camera equipment
  • If I were to do this project again, I would get more photographs and not rush them

Photography Project 1 Evaluation

I think my final photographs were taken very well. If I were to change anything it would be the exposition to light on some of the photographs. I am happy with my end result because all of my photographs were developed well. I think I analysed my work correctly because I talked about lighting, shadows and vantage points. I spent the right amount of time on this though I would like to have developed more photographs. What I liked about this project was the developing stage. I really enjoyed developing photographs in the dark room. It was the first time I had ever done it and I think I did it well. I even stayed after hours so I could get photos done. What I didn’t like about the project was using some of the equipment like the cameras. I still don’t understand how to work them but if I were to do this project again that would be something I would work on. My final photographs did work out, even ones that didn’t develop how I wanted them to still developed well.

My Photograph Replications

This is my studio portrait photograph which I replicated. Nadya was the model for my photograph.

  • I managed to recreate the hair and facial expressions well
  • I tried to get the lighting correct but I think I was unsuccessful
  • Some of the shadows are in the correct places, like under the chin
  • I have used artificial light, the same as the photo I replicated
  • My background is different to the original
  • I managed to keep Nadya in focus, the same as the original
  • The vantage point has been replicated correctly
  • This replication is portrait

This is a photo replication of Robert Frank’s famous photograph below.

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Robert Frank Research

This is my Robert Frank research. The photographs are from his book Flamingo.

Robert Frank is an American photographer and documentary filmmaker. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider’s view of American society.

I have chosen three portrait and three location images and I will take up one of each to replicate.

Portrait image

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  • The subject is wearing a baggy shirt
  • The subject has messy, crazy long hair
  • The subject has no accessories
  • The image is mainly lit in the background. It is obvious because there is a lamp to the right and there is a big shine of light to the left
  • The shadows are all at the bottom of the photograph
  • The light is artificial
  • The background looks open apart from the boxes to the side and the flamingo
  • The subject is in focus
  • The vantage point is slightly angled to the left of the subject, almost to the point where it is unnoticeable
  • The image is rectangular
  • The image is portrait

I chose to replicate this image because it looks easy to control the lighting.

Portrait image

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  • The subject is wearing a blazer
  • The subject’s hair is brushed to the side
  • The subject has no accessories
  • The image is lit from the background and front
  • The shadows are at the bottom of the image
  • Natural light has been used
  • The background has a fountain which is dark and sharp
  • Both the subject and background are in focus apart from the tree to the right of the image
  • The vantage point is taken from a low horizon looking upwards
  • The image is portrait
  • The image is square

Portrait image

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  • The subject is wearing a leather jacket with the collar up
  • The subject’s hair is curly and he has side burns and a beard
  • The subject has two accessories which is the guitar and the rag
  • The image is lit from the right of the image
  • The shadows are high to the left
  • Studio lighting has been used
  • The background is an empty room with an old fashioned wallpaper
  • The subject is in focus
  • The vantage point is tilted looking to the side of the subject
  • The image is portrait and it’s rectangular

Location image

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  • The subject is wearing a suit with a bowler hat
  • The subject is holding a newspaper and a walking stick
  • The image is lit from the background
  • The shadows are at the front of the image
  • Natural light has been used
  • The background is busy, there is a bus and lots of people
  • The subject is in focus
  • The vantage point is looking behind a man walking along a pavement
  • The image is portrait
  • The image is rectangular

Location image

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  • The primary subject is the little girl and is wearing a hat and coat
  • The subject is carrying a card
  • The image is lit from the background
  • The shadows are to the right of the image
  • Natural light has been used
  • The background is busy as it is a market
  • The subject is in focus
  • The vantage point at the side of one market, looking down the street
  • The image is landscape
  • The image is square

Location image

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  • The subject is the man about to walk out of the frame
  • The subject is not carrying anything
  • The image is lit from the background
  • The shadows are to the right of the image
  • Natural light has been used
  • The background has lots of people walking down a street
  • The subject is in focus
  • The vantage point is angled, looking down the street
  • The image is landscape
  • The image is rectangular