FC: 06.12.09 | Patricia Delmendo`s Portfolio
1: Rule of Thirds
2: Explanation: Rule of thirds was one of the easiest skill we`ve learned, i would say. Rule of thirds simply means to take a picture with the focal point on the side, not in the middle. The image has to have a simple background. The focal point is also suppose to be obvious (focus to the object more rather than the objects surrounding it). You can also blur out the background, so the focal point would be more obvious. So all in all, it was pretty much the easiest of all the skills, since we only had to take a picture of an object by the side and have a simple background.
4: Depth of Field
5: Explanation: Depth of Field is when you focus on an object and the camera blurs out the background or vice versa. Depth of field was one of the many skills I had difficulties doing. I had to ask for help with this one. The first time my friend told me what to do, I didn`t get it, so she had to demonstrate for me and it took me quite a long time to get it.
6: Leading Lines
7: Explanation: Leading Lines is when a line is leading your eyes to the focal point. It wasn`t as hard, but there wasn`t any much things to get a picture of in the school that was interesting to me. So I looked closely to things surrounding me, and I eventually some really interesting things that looked really good (ie. Water fountain).
8: Point of View
9: Explanation Point of View simply means different angles you are taking picture from. Such as Bird`s eye view, Worm`s eye view and side angle. This skill wasn`t as hard as I thought it would be. However, I had to also think about the lighting and also if it would look like it was taken not just from a straight angle, but to a different angle.
11: Explanation: Portrait was our first major project and it had to include all the skills we learned, which was one of the difficulties I had faced. We also had to explain their personality through those pictures and at the same time makes the images interesting. For this project, I chose my friend Antalena that loves nature. Since the school is right beside a forest, it was easy for me to get the place of the photoshoot.
12: I think those pictures I have chosen to be in my top 50 best images showed improvement, mainly because, before I got to Photography, I never had any experience with the camera. I only knew how to take a picture and upload it to the computer. I never make any other adjustions. Whatever the picture comes out like, it stays that way, for me. However, being in Photography 11 made me or forced me at that to learn more about photography and also the camera. Through these pictures, I`ve showed how now I try to look at lighting, make backgrounds blurry or make the focal point clear. Some of them aren`t the best, but I try to learn from them. Even when I`m taking a simple picture with my friends, I always nag and ask them to move somewhere else with good background, good lighting and also somewhere that isn`t busy looking.
13: Two important things I have learned from photography is one, lighting is very important. When you don`t have good lighting, your picture will turn out really bad or blurry. Also, not too busy background. When you have a busy background, the person that is looking at your image wouldn`t know what the focal point really is and it is also very distracting and it makes the image look very busy which is never a good thing. An example of this is one of my Depth of Field pictures of a dandellion. I took a picture of it looking up so the background would be just blue so the background wouldn`t be as busy.
14: Some things I still have to work on is close up pictures. Close up pictures I have taken mostly end up getting blurry. As you can see, my portrait picture of my friend is pretty blurry. Also the one beside it with the cd`s are also close up and blurry. It takes me a long time to get a close up photo clear. So I think I need more practice on my close up pictures.
16: Some of my images that I`m pretty proud of are two from my rule of thirds and one from my POV. I chose these three photos, because it shows clearness, the focus and also a bland background, which is the basic things a picture should have.