Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Bio Reflection


Biography Project Reflection

I felt like my project was a little different than the other projects that I saw. I followed the header, container, content format, but I feel as though my site had more of a deconstructed simplistic kind of feel to it. I think one of the hardest things I did was try to get a transparent-ish background for certain things. I would put a solid colour in the back of the header and try to turn down the opacity, but it would either transparentize the whole header or nothing at all. Eventually, I ended up making the image transparent beforehand and then using it in the background. This was a little more complicated than I would've liked it to be, but I tend to do the most complicated thing first anyway.

I also had to figure out how to get things to line up or look like they belonged in a format with no real "container" that you could see. There's no border around my content so I had to make sure everything lined up in a way that made it seem like there could be, if that makes any sense.

Something I would do differently if I had to do it again would be the gallery page. I'm kind of an idiot, so instead of putting a bunch of images in one paragraph or something simple like that, every image is in its own column and every row is a different "content" section. As I mentioned earlier, I tend to make things very complicated when they don't have to be. (I do really like how it looks though)

I also noticed that the works cited page has a few type issues, most likely due to special characters in the links that I didn't address in the coding.

All in all, I thought that I did a good job with my website and I really liked how it turned out.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Leading Lines

Leading Lines

While I was in my sister's room, I noticed that her hardwood floors
had the perfect lineage for this assignment. 
The grain in the wood leads the eye towards the
subject of the photo.

In this image, the lines in the wood lead up to the fish. 
Being the only thing in direct focus, the fish is obviously
the subject of the photo.

In this image, the sides of the wood lead to me,
laying on the floor. In my opinion, while still utilizing
the skill of leading lines, this image was the weaker of the two seen.

This is because the image of myself has a-lot of clutter in the background.
This takes away from the focus that the lines created in order to frame the 
object of the image. But, the eye shoots to the pictures and objects in the 
background as well as my face. This makes the image less effective.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Rule of Thirds



Rule of Thirds

In this image, Bubba is focused in the right-most side of
the grid. This puts her off to the side, making it more
obvious that her gaze is off into the left side. It shows more 
interest than an image facing the back of her head.

In this image, Bubba seems to be focused in the entire image.
In fact, the focal point of the image would be Bubba's head, 
which is set to the right-most side of the grid. If it had not put
The Rule of thirds into use, this image would most likely
be facing the front of Bubba, not focusing solely on her face or
the area in which she is staring.

Point of View

Point of View

For this assignment, I chose to photograph my Boston Terrier in different perspectives. 
She was asleep, which is very rare for her, and she looked peaceful in the slumber.
I wanted the viewer of my images to be able to figure out that:
- Yes, this is a dog
- Yes, it is asleep
But I also wanted the viewer of the images to see different interpretations of the image.




Pixlr Lesson VI

Pixlr Lesson VI: Adding Text

Original image: Unedited

Edited image: Font added

Original image: Unedited

Edited image: Font added

Pixlr Lesson V

Pixlr Lesson V: Combining Photos

Original image: Uncombined

Original image: Uncombined

Combined Image

Original image: Uncombined

Original image: Uncombined

Combined Image

Pixlr Lesson IV

Pixlr Lesson IV: Clone Stamp Tool

Original photo: Unedited

Edited photo: Third window added to building

Original photo: Unedited

Edited photo: Flowers and wood used to cover up hand