Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Looking at puddles reminds me
of when I was young
Too big rain boots
making large explosions of water
every time that I jumped
I didn't care if
my socks got wet
I just loved the rain
it reminded me of spring
the mud
the calming sound of the rain
when it came down hard
and pounded against
the window panes
and the reflection of
the still grey sky
in the deep depths of
each puddle
right after the rain stopped
and the lasting rainbow
lighting up the sky
with its vibrant colors

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Intro to Levitation Photography

“The action of rising or causing something to rise and hover in the air, typically by means of supposed magical powers.”

“Denoting events or phenomena such as telekinesis or clairvoyance that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding.”

One thing that is important when taking levitation photographs is Building off of many different shots and using parts from each to create the finished photo. It is sometimes helpful to draw out your idea before you capture the images. It is important to Pay attention to the angle of the shot; low angles make subject look higher off the ground. When possible capture the background first without a subject and then capture the subject. Try to take both at the same hour and same place so the lighting and shadows are similar.It is also very important to Capture the body of your subject in a natural position so the picture doesn't look like a composition of many different images or that your subject isn’t actually floating but instead is sitting on a chair or lying down on a bench.

David Nemcsik

Kylie Woon

Kelly Grace

An idea that I had for a levitation photograph was to be walking on the ceiling. I also like the idea of using someone sitting crosslegged and floating above the ground. I like the idea of incorporating water into the photo because I think it would add a really cool aspect and would be fun to work with. I like the idea of using props and I think it would be cool to use something totally different that would look cool floating. I want to take some of my photos of people in dresses because I like the way they look when they flow. I would like to have a photo of a lake or the ocean as the background because I like the mood it sets.

Monday, April 3, 2017

History of Photography

One cool thing I learned was that there were a few people who had tried to create color photography in the mid 19th century but where discredited because their ideas seemed to difficult to carry out. I also learned that the polaroid camera was invented during a meeting which I thought was interesting. The polaroid was initially called the land camera because the head inventor’s last name was land. I learned about Nicole Franzen who started taking photographs when she was very young. She began to get really interested with food/travel photography because she worked as a chef in a restaurant. I thought this was cool because one career led to another. I learned that in color photography that some people used three different color filters to create color in developed photographs.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Avocado's Journey
Once there was an avocado. It started its journey in California and traveled across the country
stopping at many different stops along the way. Thus avocado lived in the back of a truck with many other vegetables. Along the way the avocado fell out of the crate in the back of the truck and rolled around on the ground, but since the avocado was so strong he didn't get hurt and he arrived at a Hannaford distribution center in Maine. Finally he found his home in a small grocery store in the little town of yarmouth. and lived happily ever after until it was bought by a small family from yarmouth and disappeared forever.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Photos and Quotes

On this photo I made sure my colors were purposeful. It is important to have the colors go together well with the colors in the photo and not just be randomized. I chose to use very simple colors for my quotes except for the word “colorful” because I think it deserves to be depicted in a more colorful way. It is also helpful to have a font that relates to the photo and not just be any old random font. The placement of the text is also very important. You don’t want your finished product to look like you just plopped text down. On this photo I really wanted to use the shapes of the smoothies to use as a guide for my text and I think I was pretty successful in doing so.

For this photograph I wanted to use the curves in the picture again because I think it is a very good focal point and curves tend to catch the eye. I played around with the colors of this photo and tried to use colors from the photo to create a uniform look. I used the blue of the sky as well as the color of the wings and the background inside the plane window. I chose a more playful font for this photo because the quote talks about flying and to me it is an inspirational quote that deserves a unique different font. I used the rotation tool as well as the pen tool to get the text to curve around the shape of the window which was very effective. The colors of the photo are calm and connect with the quote colors and font effectively.

On this photo I tried to keep the theme and colors similar to the pictures colors. I utilized the color picking tool and used the same colors from the photo for my text. I used the size of my text as well and as the quote went on I made the text get smaller which create a cool effect. I also made the colors get lighter as the quote went on not only to make the words more visible but also to create an interesting effect. I picked a quote that conveyed how I feel about the place pictured. In Utah everything is very wide open and beautiful and the quote I chose conveys that, as well as the fact that it is also very quiet and peaceful.

One thing I learned was how to use the transform rotation tool to rotate my text and to make it work with the photograph. I also learned how to rotate my text and curve it using the pen tool and creating curves that I could add text on. I learned about the color pick tool where you can pick the color you want including colors in the photograph which makes your quotes tie in even more with the picture. Another valuable tool I learned how to use was the curve tool which allowed me to make my text be in an ark which went very well with the photo. This tool was also helpful in creating a look and symmetry and unity between the photograph and the quote. These tools helped me make the quotes work with my chosen photo and create a successful and pleasing visual.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Some cities never sleep
others just doze
portland is a city that just dozes
at night and
in the winter
but during the day
and in the summer
is a whole different story
cruise ships and buses flood the streets and the water
there are many people treading
all over the streets
I like portland in the winter
when there's no people
when the streets are quiet
and the only ones walking are those
who live here
with their dogs and their families
all year
this is when the city dozes
just for a few months before
in one hectic rush
it wakes up
and comes alive again.

Monday, March 6, 2017

David Hockney Inspired Photomontage

The scene that we were trying to communicate was that of the back stairway in the school. I think we were successful because we were able to incorporate a lot of different perspectives to make the scene look more 2D than 3D. We were able to communicate and effectively show the cubist style in or collage as well as being able to use enough pictures to cover the full piece of poster board and still be able to convey a full image. Even though the pictures were pretty broken up you can still see the picture that we were trying to convey and you can understand what the pictures were of.  We were able to use different pictures with different colors and still make them work together as well as the fact that we included people in our collage. This is why I think we were successful.
The first thing I learned from this project was how to use color as well as perspective and different shapes and use them to create a bigger version of the scene. I also learned that you can make a much larger very abstract version of a picture by cutting up multiple versions of the same scene and putting them back together in a different way. The last thing I learned was that although some pictures may have different colors they can still be used together and will in the end make a very good finished project. This is important because in order to imitate the cubist style it is important to use different versions of the same picture to create a 2D scene.