Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Final Critique

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-15ppOX1MJM0/Uqia-d0nIwI/AAAAAAAAAG4/lppK3KaKtkM/s1600/edited+4.jpg This photo was taken by BrieAnna Geck. The settings were ISO-100, F/13, 1/250s and a focal length of 32mm. The balance between the ISO and focal length was exelent. Overall I think this is a great photo because it captures a great picture of the rocks leading along side the river. The background is the only downfall to this picture because it is a little blurry so you instantly notice the blurr. My eye initally ran across the bright rocks then over the water to the blurred background. I would possibly try changing the focal length to capture a better image. Overall I really liked this picture. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-u0aU2vJhonQ/Up4le45-4NI/AAAAAAAAAHg/Ww3eOy-42vE/s1600/IMG_5088.jpg This picture was taken by Cole Broadus using a Canon Rebel, 18mm-55mm lens, ISO100, f/9, 1/160sec. These settings seem appropriate for the picture. The picuture was well taken but I think it could've been cropped a little better. The rocks on the left and right seem to end or begin abruptly. The greens from the tree and the rocks protruding gave it a unique look. You couldn't do much to improve this picutre, besides to get closer and possibly wait for some clouds to fill in the gray sky. So I would have tried to wait for cloud coverage before taking this picutre even though it seems it was taken later in the evening. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rhrrkeZaH2E/UqjRqnoSJxI/AAAAAAAAAF0/1nN-fx_3Q5M/s1600/kc55.jpg This Picture was taken by Kacie Stone. She used a kodiak easyshare c713. I absolutely love this picture because the red really draws your attention because it is the only color in the photograph and it draws your attention more than any other color choice. The darker brush with the bright white snow contrasted great with the bright red barries. I couldn't recommended much to improve this picture. The only thing I could say is maybe to increase the ISO and/or somehow rid the extreme darkness on the right of the barries. Overall, I really liked this picture and it was one of my favorite. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QyS50KXDEVs/UqiObrAZejI/AAAAAAAAADo/UFGt_eYyuFU/s1600/100_0914.jpg This Photograph was also taken by Kacie Stone. Her camera settings on this was 90 ISO, 6mm focal length, 1/60 exposure, 2.86 apt. I really like how she centered/off centered her photograph like we learned. This really kept my attention on the ice and not the greenish background. Even with the low ISO you can see every detail of the ice. I notice the white line that runs through the ice that allows your eye to move across the image (ice) and away from the poorer looking background. I think this frame has great oppertunity with a better camera and a little bit of a different position. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k6Xa3PLH59w/UqDOihKomxI/AAAAAAAAAIU/jGw6c4xe0cU/s1600/Liberty+Cap.jpg This photo was taken by Riley Boyd was awesome. Riley set the camera to f/3.5, 30', ISO-3200 with a manual focus. I really liked the settings used for this photo because it really enhances the photo to its fullist. I really loved all the stars in the picture, but i wasnt a big fan of the rock in the fourground. I honestly would've moved infront of the rock for the photograph if there was a decent oppertunities without the rock in the picture. All in all, i really liked this picutre because of the bright stars with the dark midground which made the stars really "pop". http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JbJ3IM5o3w8/Up4lHuj81zI/AAAAAAAAAEk/0Vlraa4qnPU/s1600/pic31.jpg This picture was taken by William Bender with the camera settings of f/4.51, 125s, ISO 400, 35mm. I like this photograph mainly because of the vibrant colors in the sky. The blue, red, pink, orange and yellow are very bright that draw your attention instanly. The black foreground was a great choice because it allows your attention to be focused on the sky like he intedded the photo to capture. Theres a few things i would try to fix about this photo. I would increase the focal length in the picture to express the colors in the clouds better and also to make the clouds more crisp. But i think this was a great picture given the point and shoot camera used. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-es0haDTjRlU/UqOcPfeJv_I/AAAAAAAAAKA/nPrkQV8JZ5k/s1600/water+(1+of+1).jpg This picture was taken by Brandon Haggard. The camera settings werent mentioned in his blog. I presume it had a long exposure time because the water was allowed to blurr quite a bit. I also believe it was hand held because of the angle of the photo. The picture looks really good where the water is blurring but as you move back in the photo it looses its appeal because of the stagnet water. If there was something in the background like trees or a line of rocks i think it wouldve made this photo a lot better. i wont recommended any camera setting changes because i am not good enough to look at a photo a tell exact settings unless the are really obvious. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZWAf6xlq6M4/Up_9JKEm-GI/AAAAAAAAAFM/PU6--OKWI8Y/s1600/sun+2+(1+of+1).jpg This picture was also taken by Brandon Haggard. It was taken near Peerless MT with a canon power shot pro1. Camera settings where ISO 50, 7.2mm, f/5.0, 1/2000sec. My favorite part of the picture is the moon exactly in the opening of the clouds. I like how the photo follows the rule of 3 layers. The color of the photograph looks a little gray, which we've learned cameras do with different exposures. I actually like the gray in this photograph though because it give an omnious look especially when you notice the darker foreground and background. All in all i really like this picture because it is really unique and had to alighned just perfectly to capture the opening in the clouds. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dw58489SPxc/UqCmI2wewMI/AAAAAAAAAi0/BTn7Dhg4pII/s1600/100_1492.jpg This was taken by Cody Halverson. I really like this photo but I personally think it may be a little over exposed. I say this because it all seems a little bright, especially the sky. I like how the captured the eeiness of the fog at the bottom of the waterfall and also the waterfall itself. Finally, I would try to find a different spot to take this shot that didnt have so many branches to get a clearer shot of the water and background. It is a good example of foreground, midground and background. Overall i really like this picture because it captures many elements. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0lNV9PXFRi4/UqCl_0_jsjI/AAAAAAAAAEc/x8-eHy5ml_w/s1600/EDIT-0962.jpg This is a picture of Mistic Lake by Katharina Purgay. She set her camera to f/11, 1/100s, ISO 200, 20mm. I like the settings she chose. The picture seems exquisite and well rounded because it has water, trees, and mountains. On top of all these features it has a fog in the background which looms over the entire picture. Everything seems to be pretty in focus and capture well. This could be one of my favorite photographs ive seen in this class.

Art Final

These are the 30 photographs I took during the semester that I believe are some of my better pictures. I used one of three cameras. I either used a Fujifilm Finepix S 14 Mega Pixels, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels, or a Cannon EOS 30D. Photo 1: ISO 64, 4.3 mm, F/8.0, 1/50 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 14 Mega Pixels Photo 2: ISO 200, 4.3 mm, F/3.1, 1/20 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 14 Mega Pixels Photo 3: ISO 64, 10.5 mm, F/11.0, 1/480 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 14 Mega Pixels Photo 4: ISO 800, 11.35 mm, F/4.5, 1/60 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 14 Mega Pixels Photo 5: ISO 200, 4.3 mm, F/3.1, 1/80 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 14 Mega Pixels Photo 6: ISO: 200, 17.0 mm, f/4.6, 1/60 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 7: ISO 64, 8.9 mm, F/8.0, 1/550 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 14 Mega Pixels Photo 8: ISO 64, 8.9 mm, F/8.0, 1/400 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 9: ISO 400, 7.6 mm, F/3.6, 1/80 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 14 Mega Pixels Photo 10: ISO 400, 14.6 mm, F/4.4, 1/75 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 14 Mega Pixels Photo 11: ISO 64, 14.6 mm, F/9.0, 1/750 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 12: ISO 64, 14.6 mm, F/9.0, 1/210 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 13: ISO 200, 8.9 mm, F/3.8, 1/13 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 14: ISO 200, 10.4 mm, F/4.0, 1/15 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 15: ISO 200, 55.4 mm, F/5.6, 1/125 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 16: ISO 100, 33 mm, F/5.3, 1/125 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 17: ISO 200, 42.9 mm, F/5.6, 1/160 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 18: ISO 100, 17.1 mm, F/4.6, 1/90 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 19: ISO 200, 17.1 mm, F/4.6, 1/140 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 20: ISO 400, 14.6 mm, F/4.4, 1/110 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 21: ISO 100, 12.3 mm, F/3.1, 1/250 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 22: ISO 200, 5.6 mm, F/4.6, 1/50 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 23: ISO 100, 32.3 mm, F/7.1, 1/100 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 24: ISO 100, 14.6 mm, F/4.6, 1/100 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 25: ISO 200, 4.3 mm, F/7.1, 1/140 sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 26: ISO 200, 4.3 mm, F/7.1, 1/140sec, Fujifilm Finepix S 12 Mega Pixels Photo 27: ISO 100, 18.0 mm, F/7.1, 1/125 sec, Cannon EOS 30D Photo 28: ISO 100, 70 mm, F/7.1, 1/125 sec, Cannon EOS 30D Photo 29: ISO 100, 70 mm, F/7.1, 1/200 sec, Cannon EOS 30D Photo 30: ISO 400, 120.0 mm, F/5.6, 1/320 sec, Cannon EOS 30D Photo 31: ISO 320, 17.0 mm, F/5.6, 1/320 sec, Cannon EOS 30D

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Black & White or Color?

So I took these photos with my Fujifilm (previous posts). I am becoming a really big fan of black & white photographs in many situations. Photos with a lot of different contrast and textures can make much more interesting photographs then if they were to be in color. A tip I would give though, is to try shooting the photograph in color first then shoot it again using black and white setting. I say this because sometimes trying to digitally turn it black and white and really tarnish the photo! Happy black and white photo hunting:)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Art Show

I took these pictures with a Fujifilms X20 12 megapixels camera. These were a few of my favorite photos I took! I used the first (Tunnel) picture to submit to the art show. I ran it through lightroom in order to give it a more sci-fi feel and to crop out some of the distractions. I printed a 8x10 photo and gave it a black matt board and black frame to complete the piece. Overall, it turned out very well!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Winter

Winter is approaching! I am super excited to get some great winter photographs. Winter is my favorite time of the year, especially here in Montana! This winter will hopefully provide some great photographs for me.
I found these pictures on the internet. They remind me a lot of Montana winters!

Trick Photography

I have recently been inspired to try to create some "trick photography" or illusions with photography. Some images like this have inspired to me try my hand at it!
(Picture is from Thechive.com) None of my photographs turn out quite right or as "perfect" as this! Comment with any tips or techniques I may not know about.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cropping

So I've been working on this photo... The biggest issue is cropping! I love the shot of the elk but all the human artifacts destroy most of the photo. This was taken with an EOS 30D. It isn't the best camera but it also isn't the worst. I love the elk itself so cropping is going to be a big deal in this photo!