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The Photographs From The Museums

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Documenting My Visits To The Museum

THOSE WERE THE IMAGES I FOUND MOST INTERESTING AND I THINK THAT THE VISUAL LANGUAGE I WILL ALLOW ME OPPORTUNITIES TO USE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS.


Camera Techniques and Tutorials

There are many camera techniques that can be used to achieve a certain appearance on a photo.

I have found some of these tutorials very useful as it covers many different settings such as Aperture, Shutter Priority Mode, Histograms, Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB) and more tips.

Lighting

This website was very useful for information on taking photos outdoors where there is a lot of exposure to sunlight.

Here the sun is in front of the children.

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This picture was taken at the same time, the only difference is that the sun is behind them

Backlit portrait in strong sunlight

Composition & Camera Angles

I found this video tutorial very informative in terms of composition and camera angles.

 

 


Photography Techniques

Black and White Photos

There was a time where all photography was black-and-white (also known as monochrome). However, because it was the cheaper option and it had an original photographic appearance, it was  being used for some time even when color film had emerged. (Source: Liz Wells. Photography. A Critical Introduction, 2004)

Here is a great example of black and white photography by Sally Mann, the photo featuring a girl with a cigarette shows a story, both emotional and beautiful.

Mann1992_10.jpg

 

Full-Spectrum Photography

Full-spectrum film captures visible and near infrared light, commonly referred to as the VNIR. The image below was taken at dawn at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley N.P. by Jim Chen.

Canon XS full spectrum images

 
Motion Blur

Motion blur is a great photography technique to capture any movement in a scene, an example is shown below with the movement of a train.

Wooden Bridge in 45 Beautiful Motion Blur Photos

 

Macro Photography

Macro photography is the technique of taking close-up pictures that reveal details which often can’t be seen with the naked eye.M7 in 25 Beautiful Macro Photography Shots

 

 


Photography Techniques

Black and White Photos

There was a time where all photography was black-and-white (also known as monochrome). However, because it was the cheaper option and it had an original photographic appearance, it was  being used for some time even when color film had emerged. (Source: Liz Wells. Photography. A Critical Introduction, 2004)

Here is a great example of black and white photography by Sally Mann, the photo featuring a girl with a cigarette shows a story, both emotional and beautiful.

Mann1992_10.jpg

Full-Spectrum Photography

Full-spectrum film captures visible and near infrared light, commonly referred to as the VNIR. The image below was taken at dawn at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley N.P. by Jim Chen.

Canon XS full spectrum images


Photomontage Evaluations

Photomontage 1

This is the first photomontage that I created, I intended to create it so it is visually inspiring with the use of calm and neutral colours and imagery to emulate the beauty of nature. 

The vibrant and positive colours used in the montage assist in illustrating a joyful stage in a human being’s (particularly a woman’s) life. The pregnant woman appears to be elevatad, relaxed and in harmony with her surroundings. In addition, the glowing butterflies and flowers add energy to the illustration.

Photomontage 2

This is the second photomontage I created, it is again an illustration of the beauty of nature and represents the fact that all forms of nature work together and are dependant on one another. A statement one may form when noticing the dolphin to be carrying a pregnant woman across the sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The birds appear to be flying back towards the tree where their nest may be located. Again, this illustrates one life form relying on another.

The polaroid version of the same montage is merely to emphasize on the dolphin and the woman and bring the user’s attention towards that, especially with the hand holding the polaroid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photomontage 3

Here is the third montage that I created, it is a stark contrast of nature and the effect that man’s lifestyle and often preventable disasters is having on it.

The dead lion that is about to be collected by the tractor reflects the reckless attitude and lifestyle that man has adopted towards nature. The lifeless tree is about to be stood on which also adds to support this statement. Also, the ground and the tree is still colourful whereas the sky is not, this is to illustrate that the pollution from our daily activities is having a devastating effect on nature. Also, the airplane and the nuclear reactors represent the lack of ethical responsibilities held by corporations who only seem to care about their profit margins. Furthermore, the tornadoes and the lightning add to the gloomy effect and were placed to represent the natural consequences of our modern yet destructive way of life.

Photomontage 4

The fourth and final photomontage again represents the destruction of nature.

This time it focuses on the marine life being affected, the oil rigs are leaking and dead sharks are being drifted onto the shore. The waste dump is also affecting the marine life and polluting the environment.

This montage could have had a better layout as the images appear too crowded and unlike the other montages, the images here don’t seem to fit with one another.


Photomontage Polaroid effect

Here is the link to the tutorial used to create the polaroid effect as shown on the photomontage below.

Many other techniques have also been applied here such as layering and adding filter effects such as drop shadow to create the end result.

Here is the original