SIMPLE THINGS:
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COMPOSITIONAL TECHNIQUES

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perspective .

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rule of thirds .

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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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Obscure Part of the Subject

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Breaking Rules of Composition

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Focusing on Part of the Subject

LIGHT PAINTING
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drawing.

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self portrait.

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ghosting.



REFLECTION:
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I think this is one of my best photos because to take it, I had to use much of my newly learned photography knowledge. First, I adjusted my shutter speed so it would capture the moving water clearly. I then changed my aperture to a lower number so that the main focus would be on the leaf trapped underneath the water. Next, as I was taking the photo, i incorporated the rule of thirds and leading line to make the photograph more interesting and visually appealing. The rule of thirds can be seen through the placement of the leaf, which is in the bottom right corner rather than the center of the picture. Leading line is shown in the yellow stem that is falling down into the deeper area of the water. I also used the perspective of a bird's eye view to allow the appearance of the leaf to be more evident and obvious. I think the most important think I have learned as a photographer so far is probably the compositional techniques because they have really aided me in producing more thought-inspiring and beautiful photos.


THE MASTERS (ANDRE KERTESZ)
my photos in Kertesz's style
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THE VILLAGE

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CULTURE CLASH
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In my culture clash I convey the gradual merging of Chinese traditional life into urban, "Western" culture. This is evidently shown as the old lady, the mother and her children all turn towards the modern city rising behind the shabby bricks of old Chinese housing. The photoshop tool I used the most was the masking tool, which allowed me to better blend all the images together, also giving it a more dreamy affect. I think I was fairly successful in creating my culture clash because all the images are fitted together very nicely. Also, my piece has a surreal atmosphere to it, which was what I was aiming for.