Abstract Summative

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For these photos I used different compositions. For the first one it was pattern because the leaf has a pattern. For the second one there is an angle to the picture but it is also a portrait because there is a person and you can their face. For the third one it was also a portrait because it is also another picture of a person’s face and it is front on. I think that the mood that I’m trying to convey for the first one is probably calmness because the leaf can symbolize peace and calm. For the other two pictures I think that the mood is happiness because as you can see the person in the photograph is smiling bringing a happy mood. I think that the three most important elements in creating a abstract photo is the angle the placement of objects and lighting. I think that the angle is important because in some angles can seem more abstract than other angles. I think that the placement of objects because that also effects how abstract you want the picture to be because you can make it more or less abstract. Last I think that the lighting because the lighting controls what you can and cannot see in the pictures, it can also make one part of the picture the main part if it is lighter for example.

Abstract Photographs

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This is the first photo taken ever. This photo was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (a French inventor) out of the window from Le Gras in France in 1826. 

Site: http://unitedcats.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/the-worlds-first-photograph-view-from-the-window-at-le-gras/

 

Summative Task Portraits

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In these portraits there are many compositional rules that apply but one of the most common one is the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds come in these pictures because on the first photo the person is in the middle and the tree is on the left line of the rule of thirds grid. In the middle the person is in the center of the photograph. On the right the main focus is in the middle and the right part of the photograph. I think that the three most important elements in a photograph are lighting, placement of the objects and proportions of frame. I think that lighting is important because the lighting controls how much you are allowing the viewer to see and what they can’t. I think that placement of objects are important because depending on where you place you object(s) in the photograph, you can tell which is the main part of the photo or just the background of the photo. Last, I think that proportions of frame is important because again you are controlling what the viewer can see and cannot see.

Occupy Central Picture

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I think that this picture is powerful because they all believe in one thing and they come together and stand for what they believe for and support each other because they all believe in the same thing.

Pic: http://www.ejinsight.com/20140707-occupy-central-npc-decision-election/

Handy Value Drawing

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Reflection:

When we did our hand drawings, we first drew three different hands in different positions, then we choose out favourite on and used carbon paper to transfer the image of the hand on the hard paper. After we got the hands on the paper, we drew multiple lines across the paper and shaded each space the lines made. The shading shows different depths and how some parts are over others and how others are on top of others. For my drawing I drew four hand all facing different directions and shaded them. I used the palm facing up gesture symbolizing open and peace. In my drawing I am saying open and peace so there are no wars or hatred. I think that the effect of the value drawing is that you can see different depths in the drawing like how some parts look like they are on top of other parts. There are different depths of the drawing like the shading part. I think that my drawing is successful because I was able to show different depths in the drawing and you could clearly see the hands.

Sketchbook

 

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When we made our sketchbooks, we first started off with 15 pages of A3 paper and then folded the in half and then took two pieces of thick paper and use it as the cover. Then we used masking tape to tape the cover and the paper together in the middle. Then we used a nail and hammer to make holes in the paper that was not too big. Then we took a needle and string and threaded the string through the holes of the notebook and did a two forward and one back stitch and when we were finished stitching the notebook we did a type of knot called the knot that ties itself and then after that we were done with making the sketchbook.

One of the benefits of making your own sketchbook is that you can customise it and design it however you want to. You can also make another one because  you already made on so you know how to make another one. Also if you don’t want to buy a sketchbook you can just make one by yourself and its also cheaper.

Some of the things that I might like to change is maybe I’d like to make it smaller so maybe it could be like a pocket sketchbook or something. Another thing that I might want to change is that I might use a different stitch because this stitch did not include the top and the bottom part of the pages of the sketchbook.