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I really liked this artist statement by Elisa Paloschil, so I used it as a form to build my artist statement around. Feel free to use my work as a model for yours.
use photography as a means of self-expression – I make pictures for
myself, to identify with hidden qualities of my character, to better
understand my reality, and to express my interpretation of the world
around me. A clearer understanding of myself and of my world allow me to
explore fragments of life as an abstract form, and also to interact
with people I would otherwise not be able to engage with. My goal is to
use my camera like Alice’s rabbit hole, to open an unexplored world, a
place of curious self-expression, but also a world of new relationships,
new chances new beginnings and most importantly new stories.”I
use photography as a means to document the world around me. I make
pictures that call attention to things that other people overlook. This
exploration of the overlooked helps me engage more deeply with where I
am in space and time. My goal is to make photographs that draw viewers
into the now. A focus on details keeps us in the present, it stops us
from fretting on the future or regretting the past. My photographs are
like a physical meditation. “My
choice of subject comes from a place of intuition and is fuelled by an
impetuous desire to partake in the stories that unfold around me. I seek
the unknown and I look for the light within the shadows, the stories
that are not at first obvious and the uncommon in the common. I
photograph people in their environments because I am curious of what
lays behind their eyes, where they have been and where they hope to go.
My photography evokes the passage of time. I use slow shutter speeds and
double exposures to explore the nuances of movement and the modulation
of time as it passes from past to present to future. Recently I have
begun to work with landscapes, attempting to illustrate abstract,
evocative scenery as a motif to epitomize the idea of imagined space, a
reminder that what I create through the viewfinder is only real to me.”My
choice of subject comes from my interest in ideas about beauty, and
emotional connections. I enjoy finding photographs that capture candid
moments. I photograph people in their natural environment because I want
to preserve a moment in time. Recently I have focused on portraits that
capture mood through light and composition.“I
am inspired to compose by the contrast of light and dark, while I use
the changing light of day to arouse the mood of my dreams. Strangely,
colour has appeared in my work, slowly and without intention, concealing
the black and white imagery of my past. This colour conjures images of
my favourite foods – mangoes, chocolate and spicy masala chai, and
surprises me. Gone with the black and white is my concern with
documenting a story, rather I find myself interested in the results of
immersing myself in the story and recording my own reactions and actions
to my world. The photographs of Faces and Places come from that
am inspired by the moments we lose to memory. I hope to bottle up happy
moments in my photographs to save for later. Perhaps unsurprisingly,
these photos reference memories of home and family. This collection of
work comes from my desire to preserve important those beautiful moments
in my life.
Photo by Ariel Lee
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Post 6 HDR Photographs to our media gallery.
We will be gone almost all day. You will attend most of 1st period and return with a 10 or 15 minutes left in 6th period.
The field trip is optional and will cost $8.
If you don't come you are still responsible for the assignment. Shoot the photographs on your own time before Monday May 21.
Meet in the photography room at 8:15. We will be exchanging phone numbers and leaving on the bus at 8:30.
Use text features to make a prediction.
Guess and Check Technique.
Post your work on our Connect Media Gallery.
Explain each of the Principles of Design in your poster:
In Bridge, go to “Tools” > “Photoshop”> “Merge to HDR Pro” Set the exposure values if necessary. Normal EV is 0, Over exposed EV is 3, and Under exposed is -3. (this step is not always required)Change the presets menu and move the strength and radius of the “Edge Glow”. Try selecting only some of the photos on the bottom of the screen. Adjust the “Curves” at the histogram on the bottom right of the screen. Pull the corners in to the side of the histogram. Adjust other settings as needed. When you like how it looks push okay. Save the file as a .TIFF. Open the file in Camera Raw. Move the “Recovery” slider to the right to improve the medium tones. Do your regular Camera Raw workflow. Save the image as a .jpg
Use the simulator to make predictions about the meaning of the following terms, put your answers on this form:
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