Recently in our English class, we read a portion of the Diary of Anne Frank. Written in the same style as the playset from Broadway, students volunteered to read specific parts of the diary, myself being the narrator. Through this project, we were able to see actual photographs taken from those times, as well as some modern day pictures of the same places. It was interesting to look through the images, and to see how conditions really were. Here you can view the galleries of images, and here you can view my responses to four of those pictures.
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For this group project, I believe the most important piece of information to take away is the desire of the United States to expand. The country overcame any issue that they faced head-on, and used that passion to gain land all the way to the Pacific Ocean. I believe this because a large part of our American history is based off of these events that took place while achieving the Manifest Destiny. One thing I believe I did well on in this project is managing my time well. I completed all my tasks within time, and I didn’t have to rush at the last minute to complete my portion of the project. However, on thing I could’ve improved on is including more detail, and generally more information into my tasks, specifically task three. Despite that, I think I completed this project well, and I enjoyed working with my group to accomplish it.
These are my top 3 edited photos of reflections, vintage, and “things that make noise,” our photo assignments for this week. The fourth photo is our Picasso-inspired portrait, in which we took pictures of ourselves from different angles, and overlapped them to create a bizarre portrait, as well as changing color and brightness of the edited features. To be clear, my laptop and Gameboy Advances are for things that make noise, and the Gameboy Pocket for vintage. Finally, there is the reflection photo. With that photo, the sun was perfectly aligned with the tree in my front yard, and the photo was taken off the side-mirror of my mom’s truck. I’m pleased with my work on edited photos, however there is some possible improvement on my portrait.
This week, my two favorite edited photos were the ones shown above. Personally, I prefer the one of trees, and I’m glad that it turned out so well. With the warm yellow-white of the floor on the right photo (before). I decided to expand with that and increase the temperature for that picture. The rule of thirds applies to both of these, however the focus in the trees was over the whole picture, whereas the chip in the floor was in focus on the right photo.
These past two weeks in photography, we’ve already taken over 150 pictures to edit. While we don’t edit all of them, we use our knowledge of making photos look interesting to produce a final product of some of our pictures. Below is one example, and probably my best so far, of a picture with the topic “water.” By making the focal point (in this case all the water) off-center just a little bit, it makes the picture more interesting since it is purposefully off.