Monday, March 23, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Relating the design elements to the the idea being expressed in a painting reinforces the principal of unity

The use of dissimilar elements, which creates interest. Variety like a painting or some reflective wood panels added on a plain wall may be used to reduce monotony. Helps infuse color to a house decor to attempt to increase design beauty.

the picture appears to be moving or about to move
in interior design also may be used to reduce randomness. For example, placing four plant pots in a row and evenly spaced apart on a floor produces an organized look.
Repetiton with variation is interesting, without variation repetition can become monotonous
Balance in design is similar to balance in physics.
Areas of interest. Guides the eye into through and out of the image through the use of sequence of various levels of focal points, primary focal point, secondary, tertiary, etc

Contrast-Contrast is the occurrence of contrasting elements, such as colour, value, size, etc. It creates interest and pulls the attention toward the focal point.

The simplest definition of shape is a closed contour, an element defined by its perimeter. The three basic shapes are: circle, rectangle (square) and triangle
Value is the lightness or darkness of a color. Value is also called Tone

Color is the response of the eye to differing wavelengths of radiation within the visible spectrum.

Texture is the surface quality of a shape - rough, smooth, soft hard glossy etc. Texture can be physical (tactile) or visual.

A shape is a self contained defined area of geometric or organic form. A positive shape in a painting automatically creates a negative shape.

Line can be considered in two ways. The linear marks made with a pen or brush or the edge created when two shapes meet.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pop Art-Style

Photo With Border and Text

1. Describe what a pinhole camera is and explain how it works. A pinhole camera is the simplest camera possible. It consists of a light-proof box, some sort of film and a pinhole. The pinhole is simply an extremely small hole like you would make with the tip of a pin in a piece of thick aluminum foil. The pinhole in a pinhole camera acts as the lens. The pinhole forces every point emitting light in the scene to form a small point on the film, so the image is crisp.

2. Write a short biography of Annie Leibovitz and her photography. Born in 1949 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz enrolled in the San Francisco Art Institute intent on studying painting. It was not until she traveled to Japan with her mother the summer after her sophomore year that she discovered her interest in taking photographs. When she returned to San Francisco that fall, she began taking night classes in photography. Time spent on a kibbutz in Israel allowed her to hone her skills further. She photographs famous stars for rolling stones magazine. she is a very famous photographer.

3. Who were some of the famous people she photographed? Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Clinton, Scarlett Johannson etc.

4. Post your favorite Leibovitz image to your blog.


1. What are the three basic elements of a camera? an optical element (the lens), a chemical element (the film) and a mechanical element (the camera body itself)
2. What is an SLR camera? camera uses an automatic moving mirror system which permits the photographer to see exactly what will be captured
3. What is the purpose of a camera's aperture? the aperture controls the amount of light that reaches a digital camera sensor. An aperture acts much like the pupil of an eye that opens wider as light decreases to let in more available light.
4. What does shutter speed on a camera control? it performs the tasks of regulating the amount of light entering the camera and expose onto the film.
5. To get the right exposure for a picture, what three things must be balanced? Amount of light going into the camera, the light on the actual object and the right lense.
6. To take pictures outside on a very sunny day, would you use a high or low film speed? Why? Slow-speed film, such as 100- or 200-speed needs a large amount of available light to take a crisp, clear photo. These speeds are best used outdoors on bright sunny days. If there isn’t enough available light, your prints may turn out dark and blurry.
7. What are the four steps for developing black and white film?
1. Dilute the chemicals.
2. The Developer - 1:3 Chemical to water mix. That is, 1 part developer to 3 parts water..
3. The Stop Bath - 1:63 Chemical to water mix. Mix the stop bath and water together and store in a gallon jug. This is a working solution.
4. The Fixer - 1:4 Chemical to water mix. Mix the fixer and water together and store in a gallon jug. This is also a working solution.
5. Hypo-Clearing Agent
6. Once the chemicals have been mixed and stored in the gallon jugs, you need to bring them to the correct temperature.
7. Pop open the film canister, remove the film, load the film onto the film reel, and place the reel inside the developing tank.
8. Place the tools out in front of you, possibly on a desk.
9. Turn off the lights. Use the bottle opener to pop the bottom off the film canister, which should be very easy.
10. Spool the film onto the film reel. While not touching the surface of the negative, slide the negative into the opening of the reel.
11. Place the reel inside the developing tank, and screw the lid onto the tank.
12. Bring the developing tank to the sink where you have the chemical jugs floating in water. Check the developer chemical with the thermometer. If it's at 20 degrees Celsius, then you are ready to go
13. With stopwatch in hand, pour the working developer into the hole in the top of the developing tank
14. When the stopwatch has reached 5 minutes and 50 seconds, start pouring the developer out of the top of the tank and into the sink drain. Do not take the lid off the developing tank.
15. Again with stopwatch in hand, quickly pour the stop bath into the top of the developing tank until the tank is full.
16. When the stopwatch has reached 1 minute and 20 seconds, start pouring the stop bath out.
17. Again with stop watch in hand, pour the fixer into the top hole of the development tank until it is full. There is no need to dilute the fixer more, so you can pour straight from the gallon jug. Start the stopwatch once the tank is full. You are going to leave the film in the fixing solution for 6 1/2 minutes. Smack the tank against the counter to dislodge any bubbles. Agitate the film for 3 seconds every 30 seconds. Some people don't agitate during the fixing process.
18. Once the stopwatch has reached 6 minutes and 20 seconds, pour the fixer out of the tank.
19. Pour the hypo-clearing agent into the tank (with the lid off).
20. While the film is in the hypo-clearing agent, start running some water and bring the running water to 20 degrees Celsius. After 1 1/2 minutes, dump out the hypo-clearing agent.
21. After the 10 minutes is up, lift the film reel out of the tank and lightly shake off any remaining water. Turn the reel clockwise (could be counter-clockwise, depends on how you're holding the reel, so try them both) until the top half of the reel comes apart from the lower half of the reel. Now use one of the film clips and clip it onto the end of the film negative.
22. That's it! You're all done. You can now take the negatives to a store and have prints made, make your own prints, or scan the negatives and order prints online.

8. What things are needed to make a black and white print? # Drying Cabinets
# Tongs
# Stop Bath
# Developers
# Exposed Photographic Print Papers
# Fixer
# Developer Trays
# Washes
9. For a black and white print, the final image is actually what material? Developed silver.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Edward Weston

What is a compact digital camera you ask?!
A digital camera is a camera that takes video or still photographs, or both, digitally by recording images on a light-sensitive sensor.

What is a Bridge digital camera??
Bridge digital cameras are a type of high-end digital camera. They are almost the same in size and weight to the smallest digital single lens reflex cameras. They lack the removable lenses, larger sensors, mirror, and reflex system that characterize them.

What is a digital SLR?
digital single-lens reflex camera is a digital camera that uses an automatic mirror system.

Edward Weston is a outstanding photographer. Weston was born in 1886. He started taking photos at the age of 16 and has been famous ever since. He has been taking photos since 1902 up until 1956.

I think that this picture is intriguing because it shows that even tho the peppers might be deformed they are still artistic and beautiful.

Weston used a Kodak Bulls Eye.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009