I really like this picture because i new how i wanted it to look before i took it and this shows me that i am improving on my photography skills and also it showed me that when you think outside the box you actually get a good picture.

This photo has teached me that i have to be more creative when taking my photos because they will be the pictures that look the most effective.

I really like this picture that i did because it helped me on my photoshop skills and also it helped me think a little bit more how i could show that this picture is showing light.

Overall i will use this editing technique i did in my photography to make it look more effective and also different.

I really like this picture that i did to cature depth of field with the guitars because the main guitar is in focus and the guitars in the background are really blur so it really shows also of depth.

This picture has showed me that i need to use more depth of field in my own photogarphy because it looks effective and its always good to have a different styles of photography.

I really like this picture that i did because it captures the motion of time and i learnt that i need to think outside the box when it comes to taking pictures.

I will use this technique in my own photography to make it look more interesting and creative.

This is one of my best pictures i think because i really like the close up of the water drop and also the focus of the lens.

While doing this picture i leant that i can focus on water drops quite well so i think that this has showed me that i can do macro.

Self Portrait

Location: Newark Upon Trent
Date: 22/2/2013
Camera Settings: ISO 400, F5.6, SP 1/60, Timer 15 seconds

For this picture i decided to use the timer on my camera and i decided to set it to 15 seconds so that it gave me time to get in position. I used a tripod so that it was nice and steady and also so it could focus nice. While taking this photo i had some good light so i was really pleased with the lighting for this photo. I decided to look up because i knew that i wanted to change it to black and white and i thought that this pose would look effective. I decided to have the camera looking up at me so that it was a bit different so i lowered the tripod and turned it so it was facing up a bit. I decided to use blinds as a background because i knew that i could brighten them up when i edited it to make it look more white. The meaning of this photo is to show you a self portrait.

While editing this photo all i did was change it to black and white and changed the levels to lighten the background so that it looked a bit more white.

If i could do this picture again i would try out different camera angles and also try out different poses.

Refine idea 2

Location: Newark Upon Trent
Date: 21/2/2013
Camera Settings: ISO – 400, F5.0, SP – 1/420

I decided to do nature again because i wanted to capture this bird sitting on the fence. I wanted to capture a bird in its own environment doing what a bird does and i think this picture works well for nature. I think that i should have got closer to the bird so that i don’t have as much fore ground. While taking this photo i had some good light so i was really happy with the lighting for this photo. the meaning of this photo is its trying to show you a birds nature.

When i edited this photo i decided to change it to black and white because when it was in colour the bird did not stand out that much because the background was more colourful so it took the focus of the bird. When i changed it to black and white i decided to change the curves to make the bird lighter so that you could see it more and i also darkened the background. I think that i should have got more closer to the bird because i think that the fence stands out more than the actual bird so i think that is the fault with this photo.

If i could do this picture again i would get more closer to the bird so that it would be the main focus in this picture.

Line from my Favorite song

Location: Balderton
Date:20/2/2013
Camera Settings: ISO 200 , F5.5, SP – 1/320

For this theme i decided to take a picture of a line from my favorite green day song Do you know your enemy. While taking this picture i did not have good lighting so i had to use the flash on my camera so that you could see the lyrics written on the paper. I decided to put the lyrics on a small piece of paper and put them in a glass of water so that the lyrics would be floating on the top. I think that this worked well but it was a bit dark but it makes the picture look more mysterious and also it makes the lyrics stand out more. The meaning of this photo is to show you lyrics floating in a mug.

When i edited this photo i changed it to black and white because i wanted it to look dull but then i changed the curves to darken the background and also the shadows in the water. I changed the curves to make the paper and the writing lighter so that they would stand out so that you know what the main focus is in this picture.

If i could do this picture again i would probably try out some different camera angles so that it makes the cup and lyrics look more effective.

Friendship

Location: Balderton
Date:19/2/2013
Camera Settings: ISO – 800 , F5.0, SP- 1/620

For this theme i decided to take a picture of friendship bracelets because i didn’t want to take a picture of just two people hanging out i wanted to do something different so that’ why i chose to take a picture of friendship bracelets. When i was doing this photo i did not have good light so i had to turn down the aperture so that it would let in more light. I think that this picture shows friendship if you know that they are friendship bracelets but if you don’t know that there friendship bracelets then this photo will not show friendship. I think that i should have got two people to hi five or hold hands so that you could see that it’s representing friendship. The meaning of this photo is to show you friendship.

When i edit this photo all i did was change the levels to make the background a bit darker and to make the wristbands lighter so that they stand out in this photo. The reason that i did a close up of the wristbands is because i wanted them to be the main focus in this picture and i didn’t want any other distractions in the background so that it would draw the focus away from the wristbands.

If i could do this picture again i would get two friends to wear the wristbands and hi five each other so that it show there friendship and i would do a close up of the wristband on there wrists.

Family

Location: Newark Upon Trent ( at my grandma and grandads house)
Date:18/2/2013
Camera Settings: ISO 400, F5.5, SP- 1/525

This is a picture of three members of my family sitting on the sofa watching TV and talking. i wanted to capture them acting natural so i took the picture without them knowing so that no one would react to the camera. I should have focused more on my family but i wanted to capture the TV so that you could see what David was looking at and also i wanted them on the side of the photo. I don’t like the composition of this photo i think that i should have thought about it a bit more before i took the photo. The quality of this photo is not that good because i took it on my phone so it was more like a snap shot. Them meaning of this photo is trying to capture my family acting natural.

When i edited this photo i decided to change it to black and white and i also changed the colour balance and made it a bit more red and also a bit green.

If i could do this picture again i would think more about the composition and focus more on my family on the sofa so that they stand out more in this photo.