Elements



Simple Things


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Compositional Techniques


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Rule of Thirds

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Point of View

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Leading LIne

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Framing

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Shadow

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Reflection

Portraits

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Smile - Using a Prop

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Me - Eye Contact

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My Mom - Point of View


Light Paintings

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Self Portrait

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Ghosting

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Drawing a Flashlight

Slideshow


Best Photo


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This photo is one of my best; it shows evidence that I have improved as a photographer. In this one, I used compositional techniques including rule of thirds and reflections. In addition, now that I reflect back and look at this again, I played with eye contact of the dragon (without knowing), so it also shows a way we learned for portraits ("Play with Eye Contact"). Also, the dull-colored rocks and ground emphasizes the yellow dragon, which helps with the compositional techniques. Besides, the vivid dragon is our school symbol. I think the compositional techniques were the most important thing I have learned. They helped me see things differently, not only about photography but layout and design. Certainly, I will use these techniques throughout my life.



Masters - Annie Leibovitz (Photos in the Style of)

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Green Grass

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Angela

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Mom


Village Slideshow

Village

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Man and Child

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Store

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Friends


Culture Clash

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As you can see, the road in the middle splits the image into two, contrasting two different cultures: Bai Xin Zhuang Village and ISB/YHS. The only exception is the church in the sky on the right side, which represents how the culture in the village is very different and distant from the ISB/YHS culture. There are three people in the right side and none on the left because one of the deepest impression I had on the village is that there were many people outside simply socializing. With the internet and the social networking sites, I believe that in our culture, this scene is ceasing. (The television symbolizes being indoors). So this is one of the biggest things I want to express through my culture clash.