FAQ Memberlist Usergroups Register Log in
Profile Log in to check your private messages Search

Mane's Photograpy
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Arts 'n Crafts
Author Message
Maeniel



Joined: 22 Mar 2008
Posts: 1080
Location: Next to Waldo

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject: Mane's Photograpy Reply with quote

So I recently changed my major and am now taking a photography class. Each week we need to turn in a set of 10 photographs relating to something different - either a technique like long exposure or a subject like self-portrait. I'll be posting the ones I'm partial to here. The rest...you don't get to see. Razz We've had four projects so far, so I'll be posting a different project every other day for the next week, then I'll post my projects weekly.

I would REALLY appreciate constructive criticism. I'm not going to change the photographs (I've already turned them in), but hopefully some criticism on what I can do next time or what worked well/what didn't work so well in the photographs in relation to the topic.

Week 1: Single Object Transformation

Basically the point of this project was to take one object and produce 20 pictures over the course of two weeks that transform the object in such a way that it is unrecognizable. All photos were to be in black and white. My object was a brown scarf.

Week 1 - Single Object Transformation


Cast


Coiled


Gordion's Knot


Jesus


Medical Experiments


The Thinker


Slam Dunk

Week 2 - Single Object Transformation


Arbor


Carnivine


Docked


Great Escape


Nazgul


Pteridophyta


Strangling Hold


Syrup


Willow
_________________
Keeper of Zaebos' and Jormand's powers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
theBSDude



Joined: 09 Jul 2008
Posts: 1800
Location: The boring part of Washington

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesus and Nazgul have to be my favorites.

well, duh.
_________________
...In accordance with the prophesy.

TheBSDude, dubbed 'BS' by Asa and nicknamed 'Thebes.'
Keeper of the Tristam, The Amazing Non-Emo Vampire!(tm) and a Massive List of Webcomics.

"I'm like a ninja with no hopes or dreams." --Wally of Dilbert
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Asa



Joined: 10 Apr 2008
Posts: 3531
Location: Grammar Police HQ. Watch your language, I'm armed with the NYTimes Style Book AND Strunk and White!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Those are amazing photos. I think the only thing I can notice, as amateur photographer and totally lacking experience with B/W, is that there's not a lot of contrast in some of them. I'd like to see more bold areas of Black and White, rather than all shades of gray.
_________________
Self-styled Forum Grandmother, because I hand out nicknames and hugs whether you want them or not. ^_^

Keeper of the Library and the Gateway to Haven

Nem: "It's the sort of face you just know is getting ready to poke you with something sharp."
BS: "...then insist you eat a brownie."
__________________
If we shadows have offended,
Think but this and all is mended...
Give me your hands if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Sasha Lupine



Joined: 26 Jan 2009
Posts: 155
Location: Somewhere

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved the Medical Experiment and Arbor. I seriously wish I had your photography skills.
_________________
If you watch local news, your head will turn into mush. - Ray Bradbury, interview at the 50th anniversary of Farenheit 451

Dubbed Harmon by Asa
Sasha Lupine = Sasha = Harmon, by way of friends.

Will respond to Sasha, Lupine, Lupe, or Cougy.

Keeper of Alyss's pout.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
thespaceinvader



Joined: 23 Mar 2008
Posts: 650
Location: Cardiff, UK

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.

But it's not Gordion's knot, it's the Gordian Knot. It was knot that was found, according to legend, in the city of Gordium.
_________________
Keeper of Tristram's rings, and Felucca's very expressive ears.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Maeniel



Joined: 22 Mar 2008
Posts: 1080
Location: Next to Waldo

PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everybody!

Asa: I really have NO experience in b/w, and I think it shows in a lot of them.

Sasah & BS: Thanks a lot! Smile Encouragement like that is what makes me want to produce better photos.

Space: Thanks for the tip! I've already turned it in, but I may be able to fix it before the final art exhibition. I knew the legend (ish), but I didn't know that. XD

And here are more! Very Happy

Week 3: Fast Shutter Speed

The objective this week was to freeze time and capture it in motion. It was tricky at times because, due to my limited time with the camera and my complex schedule, I wasn't able to go out in the daytime to photograph and ended up with grainy photos because of the dim light. It was fun to work with aperture and shutter speed, though. Again, critique is encouraged!


Avalanche


Boil and Bubble


Dash


Dragon


Jumper


Shot


Ultra Blue


Wish


Easy


Breezy


Beautiful
_________________
Keeper of Zaebos' and Jormand's powers.


Last edited by Maeniel on Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:41 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Asa



Joined: 10 Apr 2008
Posts: 3531
Location: Grammar Police HQ. Watch your language, I'm armed with the NYTimes Style Book AND Strunk and White!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of those are absolutely beautiful. Are you sure you don't go to my university? A friend of mine has the exact same assignment. She had me twirling around and around in a full skirt to try and catch motion with a fast shutter speed this week. Normally this isn't a problem, but I had just eaten two slices of congealed greasy pizza, and my stomach was not happy.


I really loved Boil and Bubble and Wish, but Dragon and Shot didn't show up - I think your link was dead for Shot. Your macro work is amazing, and I think that's your strongest field.
_________________
Self-styled Forum Grandmother, because I hand out nicknames and hugs whether you want them or not. ^_^

Keeper of the Library and the Gateway to Haven

Nem: "It's the sort of face you just know is getting ready to poke you with something sharp."
BS: "...then insist you eat a brownie."
__________________
If we shadows have offended,
Think but this and all is mended...
Give me your hands if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
theBSDude



Joined: 09 Jul 2008
Posts: 1800
Location: The boring part of Washington

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asa wrote:
I really loved Boil and Bubble and Wish, but Dragon and Shot didn't show up - I think your link was dead for Shot. Your macro work is amazing, and I think that's your strongest field.


*shrug* Only one that didn't show up for me was "Beautiful."
_________________
...In accordance with the prophesy.

TheBSDude, dubbed 'BS' by Asa and nicknamed 'Thebes.'
Keeper of the Tristam, The Amazing Non-Emo Vampire!(tm) and a Massive List of Webcomics.

"I'm like a ninja with no hopes or dreams." --Wally of Dilbert
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Maeniel



Joined: 22 Mar 2008
Posts: 1080
Location: Next to Waldo

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful was fixed. Smile And thank you guys so much! You comments are really encouraging.

Asa: Haha! That's really funny. No, that assignment was due three weeks ago.

Weed 5: Long Exposure

Basically we were trying to have slow shutter speeds that captured either motion or lack of thereof. A lot of this had to be in low-lighted settings or else they'd become overexposed.


Abduction


City of Blinding Lights


Comets


Devil's Cup


Ethereal Audience


Fireworks


Multitask


Ritual


Spirited Away


The Happening
_________________
Keeper of Zaebos' and Jormand's powers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Asa



Joined: 10 Apr 2008
Posts: 3531
Location: Grammar Police HQ. Watch your language, I'm armed with the NYTimes Style Book AND Strunk and White!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like the effect most of these had was to drain the shot of life, since there wasn't a lot of contrast and the subjects were moving too fast. It LOOKS empty, but it's not... I think there are more professional choices you could have made for content, that would have shown up better*, but the effect you did produce was creepy. Like a world filled with ghosts, that on the surface looked empty, but if you look close enough you see the signs of life. Then they're impossible to ignore.


*This will come with practice.
_________________
Self-styled Forum Grandmother, because I hand out nicknames and hugs whether you want them or not. ^_^

Keeper of the Library and the Gateway to Haven

Nem: "It's the sort of face you just know is getting ready to poke you with something sharp."
BS: "...then insist you eat a brownie."
__________________
If we shadows have offended,
Think but this and all is mended...
Give me your hands if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Magus Gar Kan



Joined: 13 Feb 2009
Posts: 151
Location: Somewhere between Nowhere and Everywhere.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very interesting set of pictures, out of curiosity, how did you get the shot of the phantom audience member?
_________________
Dubbed Marcus by Asa
Magus Gar Kan = Magus = Margus = Marcus

"Nothing is predictable in regards to humans, save for their infuriating ability to do the unexpected."

I'm not dead, just lurking and very very tired.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Asa



Joined: 10 Apr 2008
Posts: 3531
Location: Grammar Police HQ. Watch your language, I'm armed with the NYTimes Style Book AND Strunk and White!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha, that's Himself, and I'm also wondering how he got it phantom without movement.
_________________
Self-styled Forum Grandmother, because I hand out nicknames and hugs whether you want them or not. ^_^

Keeper of the Library and the Gateway to Haven

Nem: "It's the sort of face you just know is getting ready to poke you with something sharp."
BS: "...then insist you eat a brownie."
__________________
If we shadows have offended,
Think but this and all is mended...
Give me your hands if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Ravenna



Joined: 22 Mar 2008
Posts: 637
Location: Toward The Terra

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RE: the phantom effect - I'm not sure how it's done, but I know you can achieve it without digital photography. I'm fairly sure it used to be part of the Higher and A-level curriculum here.

How is the effect achieved then?
_________________
Bernard [about the job]: The pay's not great, but the work is hard.
~ Black Books ~
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Maeniel



Joined: 22 Mar 2008
Posts: 1080
Location: Next to Waldo

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was most unhappy with the ones that used me as a subject. (My boyfriend was the subject in Abduction...and I'm fairly happy with that one. I was NOT happy with the woman who kept trying to mess up the shot.)

You can indeed reproduce this without a good digital camera--thought that's all I used. No photoshop. You basically set the camera to have a really long exposure time (I think I had something like 300/10--or 30 seconds) and a very small aperture (to not only prevent overexposure but to also keep everything in focus since I couldn't tell whether I was in focus or not). With these settings, movement is hardly registered at all--slow movement will be, but not normal speed. Also, if you fidget, your figure will become blurry.

I had to stay perfectly still for about 15 seconds and let the other 15 keep that space empty. I was lucky to get a fairly captivating movie so that the audience didn't move at all lol... The camera was mounted on a tripod, one of whose legs was shortened very much to create that angle.
_________________
Keeper of Zaebos' and Jormand's powers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Maeniel



Joined: 22 Mar 2008
Posts: 1080
Location: Next to Waldo

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double post'd!

Week 5: Depth of Field

I had to take 4 pictures where the foreground was in focus, 2 where the midground was in focus, 2 where the background was in focus, and 2 "vistas" where a large amount of everything was in focus.


Arpeggio - Midground


Curious - Foreground


Equilibrium - Vista


Glaucus and Scylla - Foreground


Le Vieux Piano - Midground


Morning After - Foreground


Runway - Vista


Spirochetes - Background


Train of Thought - Background


True Blue - Foreground
_________________
Keeper of Zaebos' and Jormand's powers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Arts 'n Crafts All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Page 1 of 4

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Elveron phpBB theme/template by Ulf Frisk and Michael Schaeffer
Copyright Ulf Frisk, Michael Schaeffer 2004


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group