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Assignment that I am most proud of

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The assignment that I am most proud of would be my photos with quotes. I am most proud of this unit because of how I developed a deeper sense of learning in photoshop. I particularly enjoyed learning the different tools in photoshop, but then I also feel like I successfully displayed them in my artwork. In my first photos with quotes I tried to complete I was trying to make them too complex. I tried putting the words in wonky directions and in different colors. The one that I left the simplest turned out to be highest in quality.  This unit had a profound impact on my learning for many reasons. I learned how much adding a simple quote can enhance your artwork instead of detract. I also learned how to match the mood of a photograph with a specific font and quote.

Most Memorable Experiences

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The two most memorable experiences from this semester would have to be from our Pinhole photography unit and our burning house unit. Our burning house photography unit was especially memorable because I got to learn so much about my peers without actually having a conversation with them. I loved seeing their character shine through with what objects they decided to showcase in their photographs. It was interesting to see how many people chose sentimental objects v.s. materialistic things such as money. This unit taught me how much meaning can be put into just one photograph and what it takes to design a posed photograph. It also impacted my learning by seeing what the outcome of my classmate's photographs were. This unit inspired me to make every photograph I take one with meaning and significance.



The next most memorable unit was our Pinhole Photography assignment. This project was particularly memorable because it was nothing I have ever done before in an art class. I also was …

Reflecting on my Goals for the Semester

I would say that I successfully completed my original goals for this semester. My goals of taking more photographs and learning about the history of photography were both achieved with much success. Through the biweekly and in class assignments I definitely completed my goal of using photography techniques more frequently, like rule of thirds and closer and closer. The only part of my initial goal that I did not achieve was learning about the different settings on a camera. I hoped to learn more in depth about manual and automatic settings, but I did not. Looking back on all of the different projects we completed I believe I surpassed my goal of pushing myself and looking outside of the box when taking pictures.

Photo 1: Scavenger Hunt

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Lines:
Christina Lemos                                  Thomas Hawk

My Examples:
By: Allie Dettmann

Contrast:

Andri Fourie                                         Alicia Taylor

My Examples:

By: Allie Dettmann



Beauty:

Robert Visaro                                                                Brandon Stanton


My Examples:

By: Allie Dettmann


An Ant's view of the world:

Richard Carlsbad                                                         Emily Powell


My Examples: By: Allie Dettmann



Shapes:

Michelle Terrell                                                          Paolo Margari


My Examples:

Pinhole Photography

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Purpose:


To understand and demonstrate pinhole photography and how it works; To become familiar with darkroom processes and procedures.


One aspect of pinhole photography included placing the photographic paper into the camera itself. I learned how important it was to place the piece of paper accordingly to the pinhole in order to get an accurate result. The next aspect that was very important was how long to leave the exposure open for. I learned while doing this assignment that keeping the exposure open for longer would leave you with a darker negative. On the other hand a shorter exposure would leave you with a lighter negative. The last aspect of pinhole photography I learned about was the different chemicals we needed to put the photographs into. I learned the process of creating black and white photographs (developer, fixer, stop bath, rinse.)
The most exciting part of this process was not knowing if your photograph turned out well or not. Although this was probably also my least fav…

Forced Perspective Photographs

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Purpose:
To continue to develop creative problem-solving skills by creating forced perspective photographs in a unique original way; To practice altering perspective and looking at subjects in a unique way;To further develop your Photoshop knowledge and skills;



Out of my four forced perspective photographs the one I think is most unique and successful is my second option. This photograph turned out the most successful because it is very realistic looking in the lightness and darkness of both the background and the spray paint bottle. In addition, the color of the spray paint bottle perfectly matches the color of the clouds. This was the most successfulbecause you know someone can't be spray painting the clouds but it actually looks like there is. It also is particularly successfulbecause the the image that I photoshopped on top of the background is cleanly cropped.
Even though this was our second photoshop project, the thing that was the most challenging in photoshop was matching …

Shadow

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Threads of Dignity:
Each thread is a symbol of her life. Red is the hot, fiery anger wound up tight. Orange was her passion. The love for traveling is bundled inside this one. Next is yellow, you can probably guess this one. Her sunshine happiness, these days were rare but did occur. Green are those days were she was just disgusted, when she saw a kid getting slammed into the lockers but was too quiet to do anything about it. Blue is the memories she kept within her shy self. These threads are the only pieces I have left of her. I reminisce of her fiery, passionate, sunshiny, sour, shy personality whenever I see her ghostly shadow shining in the sun.