6 Visual Elements


Simple Things

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Sign.jpg
Floor.jpg

Compositional Techniques

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Reflections

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Framing

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Leading Line

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Point of View

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Rule of Thirds

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Shadows


Portraits

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Alter Your Perspective

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Out of Comfort Zone

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Obscure Part of Your Subject

Lightpainting

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Ghosting

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Light drawing

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Self Portrait


Photo Reflection

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This photo was one of my best photos because I thought I alot of the new techniques that I learned in class. I altered the perspective of this photo to get a different point of view on the butterflies and the chinese element in this photo. I also used the rule of thirds, by placing the chinese element in the top right. There is also a slight bit of framing seen, as the butterflies are framing the chinese element, which obviously is the focus of this photo. The lighting was a bit orange, which helped add a bit more of chinese into the photo, almost like a chinese lantern glow to it. Overall, I thought I incorporated many different photo techniques into this image. Not only that, I took many photos from different angles of these chinese characters, so this was the best photo out of all my attempts, which shows the chinese culture, but also shows how Beijing is becoming more modern.

3 Photos in the Style of Henri Cartier Bresson

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Father and Daughter

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Little Boy with a Balloon

Baixingzhuang Village Photos

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Wood.JPG


Culture Clash

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I decided to make one copy of the image in black and white as well as color, because I wanted to emphasize on the "postcards". These postcards were landscapes of Beijing and Yarmouth, and since where you live greatly affects who you are, I wanted, through the landscapes, show the different cultures. One part of both the cultures I wanted to focus on was the different environments of Beijing and Yarmouth, and also how each culture would interact with their environment. For example, in the postcards, I recreated a rocky beach from photos from the Yarmouth beaches, which shows how because Yarmouth people live by the beach, the beach and water has heavily influenced their culture. This is one of the major differences between Yarmouth and Beijing; the shoreline that Yarmouth has, that Beijing doesn't have. The most used photoshop tool was probably the eraser tool, as to make sure the photos fit well, I constantly used the eraser tool to erase all the unnecessary parts. I also used the eraser tool for blending the photos together, by using the soften effect on the eraser. I thought I was quite successful with this image, since I thought I combined the images well, so that it wouldn't look extremely photoshopped, and more professional. I thought I also had a nice balance between the images of Yarmouth and Beijing, by using the background image (the centerpiece) from Beijing, and most of the other images from Yarmouth.