Elements of Art:

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Simple

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Reflection

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Leading Line

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Point of View

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Shadow

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Rule of Thirds

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Framing

Compositional Techniques

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Obscure Part of Subject

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Out of Comfort Zone

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Eye Contact

Portraits

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self portrait

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ghosting

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drawing




Lightpainting

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I think that this photo really shows my improvement as a photographer because it's
beginning to show some of the many techniques I have learned since starting this course.
This photograph uses both the compositional techniques leading line and point of view. It uses
leading line because of the small pieces on the ground, and it gives you a sense of getting lead
into the picture. Point of view is being used because instead of taking the picture full on, I decided
to take the picture from below. The angle is different this made it more interesting than just taking it directly.
I believe that the most important thing that I've learned as a photographer so far is that
you have to be different when taking pictures, and you can't take the safe route. Fascinating pictures
come from being unusual, and for example, just by taking a picture from a different angle you can
make a picture more interesting than it would've been if it were just taken directly.

Masters - In the Style of Abelardo Morell
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glasses

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pencils

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dictionary

The Village:


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Culture Clash:

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I think that this photo really shows my improvement as a photographer because it's