Day 8 Texture photo 3

• Date taken: 31/01/2013
• Location: My House
• Settings: Shutter Speed 2.5 seconds| Aperture f/14| ISO 100
• What do you like about this photo? How well does it work?
I think this image works really well because you have the texture from the green crystals and the texture in the bumps of stitching in the book. I like the vividness of the colour of the crystals as the look how they look in real life and the colours are so rich. I like the sharpness of the crystals and then bits of the book is slightly blurred.
• What did you learn from this experiment? If you had to take this photo again what would you do differently?
From this experiment I learned that you have to get very close to the subject to show the texture in the subject. If I was to do this again I would either use a closer zoom or magnifying class to get closer to subject.

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Day 8 Texture photo 2

• Date taken: 31/01/2013
• Location: My House
• Settings: Shutter Speed 1 second| Aperture f/5.6| ISO 100
• What do you like about this photo? How well does it work?
I think this image works really well because there is a variety of colours and textures from different pegs and the pegs themselves make a large scale texture and you can also see the texture in the pegs which makes it look good. I like how it has a random composition but it looks good. I also like the colours and shapes made from the pegs. I like how it is slightly high angle shot, which makes the textures emphasized.
• What did you learn from this experiment? If you had to take this photo again what would you do differently?
I learned that random is good in some cases and add an abstract look to it.
If I had to do it again I would add a magnifying glass in front to get closer to show more texture detail.

Day 8 Texture Photo 1

• Date taken: 31/01/2013
• Location: My House
• Settings: Shutter Speed 1/10| Aperture f/5.6| ISO 100
• What do you like about this photo? How well does it work?
I think this image works really well especially in black and white because the black and white adds to effect of the books being old and it makes them look older. i like the texture on this image and the close up shot intensifies the texture as you can see the books in a stack for big scale texture but then the small stitching is also texture and more noticeable with the close up. The narrative behind this image is that these books are old as they came from my granddad that is why I added the black and white to get a better feel of the age of them.
I used a magnifying class to get closer to the image without need for macro lens or filters.
I like how you can tell the age from the books by the marks on them.
• What did you learn from this experiment? If you had to take this photo again what would you do differently?
From this experiment I learnt you have to get really close to small objects to get the texture to show up.
If I was to do it again I would try and get more in focus but this is hard with the light available inside would need a slow shutter and tripod to compensate.

Day 7 From a Distance Photo 3

• Date taken: 30/01/2013
• Location: Windmill in Stanton by Dale.
• Settings: Shutter Speed 1/1,000| Aperture f/2.5| ISO 100
• What do you like about this photo? How well does it work?
I think this image works very well because the large aperture adds to the image as the light and focus is on the windmill but and the rest of the image is darker and slightly out of focus to draw attention to the main subject of the windmill. I like how you don’t look straight at the windmill you look around at the pole and other objects they sort of frame the windmill and make it stand out.
I like how the lines from the bush lead you to the windmill

• What did you learn from this experiment? If you had to take this photo again what would you do differently?
I learnt from this experiment that the composition is key to a good photo and that having compositional element such as lines makes it easier for the viewer to look at as they are drawn to the center of focus.
If I took it again I would probably experiment with angles and different perspectives.

Day 7 From a Distance Photo 2

• Date taken: 30/01/2013
• Location: Dale Abbey Stanton
• Settings: Shutter Speed 1/125| Aperture f/11| ISO 100
• What do you like about this photo? How well does it work?
I think this image works well as the colours are true to life and the main subject is rightly in focus. I like the way the bush in the foreground frames the abbey and It also fill some of the empty foreground so the viewer isn’t instantly drawn to the main focal point but start off looking at the bush and follow the compositional element of lines to the abbey in the center ground. The bush in the foreground and trees in the background help frame the abbey.

• What did you learn from this experiment? If you had to take this photo again what would you do differently?
What I learned from this experiment is that foreground and background framing is very important so the image doesn’t look to plain and boring and give the viewer something to look at.

Day 7 From a Distance Photo 1

• Date taken: 30/01/2013
• Location: Blasted oak in Stanton By Dale
• Settings: Shutter Speed 1/125| Aperture f/11| ISO 100
• What do you like about this photo? How well does it work?
I like the angle that I have taken this picture at, as I am low down looking up at the tree, which makes it look bigger. I like the colours I have managed to capture as it got the colour of the tree and the sky and foreground look the right colour they should be like they looked in real life. My favourite part of the image is the composition and the fact that there is space to the left of the tree and to the right of the tree there is a bush which is also an out of focus foreground element. This is good because it draws you in and gives you something to look at it also frames the tree. Also if you look really closely the twigs lead you to the tree.

• What did you learn from this experiment? If you had to take this photo again what would you do differently?
I learned in this experiment that adding a foreground element is very good as it frames it and gives a little something to look at. If I was to do it again I would want a nice sunset in the background so the colour looks really nice this would be hard for the sun to be at this point in the sky as I don’t know where the sun sets to compose right.

Day 6 Close Up Photo 2

• Date taken: 29/01/2013
• Location: Bramcote Park
• Settings: Shutter Speed 1/640 | Aperture f1.8 | ISO 100
• What do you like about this photo? How well does it work?
In this image I like the colour because the greens are the right shade and looks perfect.
I like the shallow depth of field in this image as the background blur makes the in focus bit of the flower stand out while still being able to see the leaves just enough to know what they are. My favourite thing about this image is the bokeh balls in the background which are balls of light caused by small f number and they look just right.
• What did you learn from this experiment? If you had to take this photo again what would you do differently?
I learned that a large aperture makes a good depth of field on close up photos and adds bokeh balls if large enough.
If I did it differently I would find different flowers that look more appealing to make the image look better.

Day 6 Close Up Photo 1

• Date taken: 29/01/2013
• Location: My garden
• Settings: Shutter Speed 1/500 | Aperture f/5.6| ISO 100
• What do you like about this photo? How well does it work?
In this photo I like the lighting as it is very good colours of the moth and shows the grass in great in good colour too. I like how you can see the texture in the little bits of hair on the moth and some of the grass is very defined. I also like how sharp the moth is and how the grass is slightly blurred in certain places.
• What did you learn from this experiment? If you had to take this photo again what would you do differently?
I learned that you have to be very quiet while getting close to insects to take pictures of them as they are easily spooked.
If I did it again I would try and make all of the moth sharp rather than just a bit.

Day 6 Photo That Is More Than a Hundred years old

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•             Photographer: Lewis Wickes Hine

•             Date taken (approx): October 1908

•             Location: Lincoln Cotton Mills, Evansville, Indiana

•             What do you like about this photo?

I like the depth of field in this image because the foreground and background are slightly blurred but the main subject is in focus. I like the composition how he is stood slightly hiding behind a machine.  I like the message in this image as it shows the child labour that was in the 1900s which makes you relate to the child in the image as you can see how bad life was for them.

•             What could you learn from this photograph/photographer? How could you use it in your own work?

I learn from this photograph about what life was like for children who were in child labour. I could use it in my own work by looking for kids that have bad jobs at a young age or are in poverty to get a more deep meaning and message from the image.

Day 4 Something Old photo 2

• Date taken: 27/01/2013
• Location: My house
• Settings: Shutter Speed 1/2 a second| Aperture F/4.5 | ISO 100
• What do you like about this photo? How well does it work?
I think this image works well I like the way the colours are true to life and the lighting is just rightly exposed. I also like how the front of the train is in perfect focus and the back of the train and background are slightly blurred because of the apperture. This projects task was something old which is what this is because its a model train I inherited from my granddad and it was made around 1940 so it is the second oldest thing I know. It has a very deep meaning to me.
• What did you learn from this experiment? If you had to take this photo again what would you do differently?
From this experiment I learned that I don’t have that many old items. If I did it again I would go to a museum to get old objects to take pictures off.