Photo Reflection

I never really thought about it until now but I guess I somewhat envy the humble professional photographer. The best of these have the ability to look at the world from a certain perspective, capture that moment forever, and are able to tell a story without any words. Meanwhile, I just sit in my room, take pictures of my drawings or my toys arranged in certain ways, and send them off to my friends on instant messaging. The only meaning i usually try to convey in my photos is either “I want to impress you” or “weird”. My ds106 class recently assigned me with reading about ten things to look out for to be a better photographer. I think I’ll give my thoughts on each in order, as well as showing how a good movie does it, then how I do it.

1. Get pickier.
This tips was just saying that you should pre-compose things in your mind more before you take your shot. luckily, I feel I already do this to an extent. I like to ask to myself, “what do I want to photograph?” “what will make my friends laugh?” that’s usually what I start with, and then I look around my room for something that could work.

I had a bunch of ducks, so I took a picture of them because I thought it was funny that I had a bunch of ducks. N’uff said.

2.Contrast.
I like the Idea of Juxtaposition. taking two things contrary to each other in terms of color, like red and green, or nature, like fire and ice, tall and short, nature and manufactured. I don’t really put that in my photographs. maybe I should start.
Don’t have anything for ya.

3.change perspective
what I took from this was “try something new and look at the world from a different view”. so I did.

I got down on the ground and I took a shot of the moon, a tree, and a lamp. I am really proud of this shot. i had to get everything in perspective.

4.create depth
look for ways to give my 2-d image to have the feeling of depth\

This image from spykids shows us how to give us the illusion of depth on the big screen. just put something in front of our characters and you’ll be good.

5.Get balanced, scrub!
rule of thirds, invest in a tripod. Got it.

I think this shot conveys balance because it’s basically symmetrical with the sides of the car perfectly aligned with the screen.

6.pay attention to the moment
slow down, take it in, and wait for the right moment.

a nice touching family moment, where the whole cast comes together as a family. I like that.

7.look to the light
I never really paid attention to the light. I only cared about light in a picture if I could see what I taking a picture of. Now I kind of understand that good lighting can drastically change how something looks. Just look at IKEA showrooms and there well lit furniture!

Don’t you wanna buy all that?

I just like the lighting in this shot. It gets everything we need to see lit, and it also has a gloomy feel to it, since this is the bad guy’s lair.
8.Use the best lens.
Can’t. I have a phone and I don’t photograph professionally.

9. ~A E S T H E T I C S~

Is this just fancy effects? blurring and stuff like that? I can already do that! And I don’t even need a program to do it!

10.Put a great background behind a great foreground.
well, duh…

As for Spy Kids, this is a very interesting background, considering it is Floop’s castle. because of that, you have a very interesting background in front of a mildly interesting foreground, where the Cortes family is getting ready to fight the oncoming horde of robot children.

These were all the examples I could find of The different tips from the reading in Spy Kids.
hope you enjoyed Me and Spy Kids’ SHOT at photography.
Get it?