Synopsis

I really enjoyed the episodes since I am a fan of competition shows like that but basically what happened during the two episodes is they had to all take a specific type of picture and the judges would pick their favorites and their least favorite would leave. For the first episode I saw how you really need to communicate with your model to capture your groovy picture. For the second episode I saw how in advertisement you should not only focus on the model but the texture and ways of presenting the dress. Also check your background cause they can be distracting. My thoughts on being a photographer is that it’s a little bit more difficult than people make in seem. It seems really fun but you just really have to think about a lot of things which can be difficult.

File Format

  • JPEG: These are to set up as many images on the memory card but sadly this usually lowers the image quality.
  • TIFF: This one has the highest quality when printing and at much larger sizes, but it fills more memory
  • RAW: You have more options in post-processing and image manipulation, but you need to edit your pictures
  • DNG: An attempt to create a standard raw file format but it takes Extra time to convert camera raw files to DNG
  • PNG: Are compressed in a lossless format, and retain all the digital detail but the Quality will not be good for printing
  • GIF: They are Small file sizes that are used for the web so don’t really use for pictures
  • BMP: They are large file sizes as colour data is saved in each individual pixel in the image without any compression which makes the quality great
  • PSD: You have the Ability to manipulate the image extensively on separate layers, but Layered files can be incredibly large in size 

Framing A Subject

Plant (1): I feel my composition could be better since I feel the plant isn’t really framed well. My editing feel is a bit too bright like I could try to make certain parts darker. If I shot this again, I wish I could move what I used my frame more, but it was a bit stuck sadly. I don’t think this is one of my best work so I don’t think should be in the front page.
Plant (2): I think my composition was a bit better like I got more in the frame. Again, with this one I feel it’s so light like I don’t know I feel but I don’t think I like it very much. If I shot this again, I’d like to put the plant farther. I don’t think this is front blog worthy but better than the first since I like the angle more.
Tree (1): I think my composition was pretty decent, but I feel the picture could be clearer. I didn’t do much with the editing, but I do like how lighted the tree a bit. If I shot it again, I might do a different angle or get closer so the sky can me clearer. I think the picture is good but depending on others maybe blog worthy.
Tree (2): I feel my composition was really groovy like the picture was clear especially the sky. My editing was pretty good I made it pretty bright but not to much. If I shot it, I’d like to get less tree like more of a full frame. I really like this picture but again depending on others it might not be as good, but I think it was pretty groovy!

I didn’t know what subject was better but I thought these two were decent

People Who Inspired Me

The people who kind of inspired me the most was Lewis Carrol and the illustrations done by John Tenniel for Alice in Wonderland. I really like the idea of things that are not human talking and doing humane things. They just really created another world with their words and art that was so groovy to me especially when I was younger. My favorite thing about the illustrations was how realistic they looked like ow they weren’t cartoons or anything those are animals. For the world that is Wonderland I love how things just are so random but make sense like having a croquet mallet be a flamingo.  It was also really inspired by my friend Jackie who loves Alice in Wonderland and Cottegecore like things.

Camera Modes

Automatic Mode: Your camera selects the  shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus and flash. You are not telling your camera any extra information about the type of shot you’re taking so it’s just ‘guessing’ as to what you want. 

Portrait mode: Portrait mode works best when you’re photographing a single subject so you can get close to your subject. Small number aperture helps keep your background out of focus.

Macro Mode: It lets you move your closer into your subject to take a close up. You should keep your camera and the object you’re photographing parallel if possible or you’ll find a lot of it out of focus. 

Landscape Mode: It’s ideal for capturing shots of wide scenes like ones with points of interest at different distances from the camera. A tripod or other method is good for ensuring your camera is still since it might select a slower shutter speed.

Sports Mode: It’s for photographing moving objects. It attempts to freeze the action by increasing the shutter speed. 

Night Mode: It’s for shooting in low light situations and sets your camera to use a longer shutter speed to help capture details of the background. You should use a tripod, or your background will be blurred unless you like that.

Movie Mode: It extends your digital camera from capturing still images to capturing moving ones. The moving images take up more space in your memory storage than still images.

Aperture Priority Mode: You choose the aperture and where your camera chooses the other settings. It’s useful when you’re looking to control the depth of field in a shot.

Shutter Priority Mode: You select a shutter speed and the camera chooses all of the other settings. You would use this mode when you want to control your shutter speed.

Program Mode: It gives you a little more control over some other features like flash, white balance, ISO etc. It’s very similar to auto mode.

Manual Mode:  You have full control over your camera and need to think about all settings. Settings like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, and flash.

Portrait Tips

  1. Position your subject against a background which has a contrasting texture.
  2. High contrasting colors can really help make a portrait photo “pop.”
  3. Not only are the eyes the most important part of a good portrait and are the sharpest element on the face
  4. Natural light portraits are from wide aperture values are the best since it has a wonderful smooth background blur
  5. When shooting in the shade there are no more harsh shadows and only smooth milky shadows made by the subject’s natural features.

Cindy Sherman


This was definitely my favorite picture from Cindy Sherman. I loved the whole vintage look and HER OUTFIT WAS STUNNING!!! I absolutely adore 1950s and early 60s type of clothing so seeing it made me smile and admire. I feel was makes her such a good photographer is how she does such fascinating series that are all so different. Also, how she does them in all different places to get the feel more like the picture in the kitchen setting and the shadow of the knife.