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Culture Clash

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When asked to contrast the culture of the U.S. and China, a number of things come to mind. When asked to do so in a photo, all are ruled out but one possibility, and that would be teh rear-view mirror technique. Consider the car, driving (not flying) across the U.S. we know that this is the United States and not China because of the blue sky and well-kept golf course. A kite flies in the background. But in the mirror, something interesting. Creeping up behind is the classic chinese setting. Consider the action movie, where a hero looks in the mirror and says: "the'yre gaining on us!" This is the same thing, a world power, with what it once considered a comfortable lead. Yet, in the background, there is undoubtably China. And that's teh way many see it, a China eager to take the top place in a tough world. It's shown in the mirror because in a political, economic, and increasingly a military sense, China is gaining on us. Thus is a visual representation.


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Reflection
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leading line

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Rule of thirds
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point of view

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Framing
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Shadow



Portraits

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Playing with eye contact

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Prop

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Obscuring part of the face

Light Painting
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Portrait

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Ghosting

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Light Drawing


Light Painting Slidshow

Best Compasition
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Without a doubt, the best Photo I've taken so far. It nicely shows the rule of thirds (look at the eye), and it also gives my sister space to look into. 2 Months ago, this photo would have been taken against a cluttered background, with Nikki dead in the middle.


Pictures in the style of David Hockney
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Stick Figures

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My Dog

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Bookshelf