Visual Elements of Art:


Simple Things:


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Compositional Techniques:


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Leading Line
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Framing
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Point of View

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Shadow
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Rule of Thirds
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Portraits:

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Playing with eye contact
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Series
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Focus on one point

Light Painting:

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self portrait.
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ghosting.
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drawing.

Reflection:

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This photo, out of the dozens that I could have chosen, is the one that I believe to be reflective of what I have learned so far this semester in Digital Imagery. Photography and taking photos is no longer just a sudden moment where I click on the shutter, not paying attention to what I am actually capturing. For this particular photo, I looked at the amazing view in the distance: the cold isolation of the environment and the warmth of autumn that is rarely seen in the city part of Beijing. The figure in the photo (my brother) was just so happening to be walking down the little dirt road and I thought it was particularly symbolic of walking down the trails of life and it was at that moment that I took the photo. What has helped me most that I learned in class is definitely the compositional techniques of photography. Those techniques have improved my photos immensely where even I can see the difference when comparing past and present photos. For example in this particular photo, there is the technique of leading line present with the trail and the technique of rule of thirds that helps the photo become more aesthetically pleasing.


The Master: Horst. P. Horst

Photos taken in the style of Horst P. Horst for the Masters unit:
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The Village: Bai Xin Zhuang

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Culture Clash

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What I hoped to achieve in this Culture Clash Photoshop assignment was not only to juxtapose the culture between Yarmouth, Maine, USA and Beijing, China but also to create a pretty and interesting final product to look at. The background is representational of the street in the village and echoes that of old Beijing. Another Chinese aspect was the chicken in the photo that was taken while on one of the trips to the village. In the final culture clash photo, the white church and the bridge at the bottom presents the difference in religion as well as the structural and architectural differences. The shifting color effect and the outlines of the maps of the two countries emphasizes the