Hi, I will be talking to you about what portrait photography is and why people use it. So first off, portrait photography is just a photograph of a person or a group of people, pretty simple. Portrait photography (also known as portraiture photography) can relate to profile pictures because portraits are of the face of a person or group of people and profile pictures are most of the time an outline of the face so they are basically almost a picture of just a view of a person or group of people. Portrait photography can also relate to silhouetting because silhouettes are just an outline of something and they are mostly of people. And that is how portrait photography can relate to profile imagery and silhouetting.
We just started a new project called double exposure portraits and we are creating them in Photoshop, and I will be telling you how to make them exactly how we completed this project. Well first we had to take one profile picture and two pictures of things that symbolize who you are, but for the practice one that we did as a class (at the top left) we had to take a profile and two different pictures of textures. After we got our pictures and opened them in Photoshop, we had to use the Dodge tool in Photoshop to make the background white for our profile picture then we had to crop and re-size our picture because for our assignment we had to have our picture at 8.5 by 11 inches and 300 pixels per inch. Once we have finished our cropping we had to blend all three of the pictures together by double clicking the layer as you see to the right of the screen and under the blend mode you have to go to the screen mode. Once you have finished that you can go to the layer selection at the top then under that you will see another selection that says new adjustment layer and that is when we got to explore. Now once you got something that you like and are happy with you are ready too turn this amazing project in.
The symbolism in the image in the left hand corner is quite simple. I really just like trees and I thought that the purple flowers would be a good contrasting color with the bright green grass which was my second picture. However there is some room of improvement, for example, there is a white line going right through the middle of my face, I don't really know how it got there but I probably could have tried a little bit harder to get rid of it. In my final double exposure image that is in the lower right hand corner, that one symbolizes me a lot. For example, There is a picture of me doing a split leap and that symbolizes gymnastics and that is one thing that I could do for a long time and not get bored of it. Also, there is a picture my hands on a piano and I love to play piano too. Just like I said in my practice double exposure there is always room for improvements. For example,I could have blended the two picture that symbolize ne a little bit better, but over all I think that I did a pretty good job. And that is all about my double exposure and multi exposure images.
Hi, I am going to be talking to you about HDR photography. Well HDR stands for high dynamic range, and is a technique used to make regular images look as if it was our eyes actually taking the photo. When using HDR photography I really like that you can edit your photo to look exactly how you want it to look, and not just with what you got on the camera. The one thing that I don't like about HDR photography is that you have to take multiple shots of the same thing with out the object or your camera moving. Also, when you go to merge them all together (we are using photoshop) if something had moved you will be able to see the movement and sometimes it does not turn out good at all. Those are some reasons why I dislike using HDR photography.
Creating an HDR photograph can take a while, but I am going to tell you the way that I created my HDR photograph. Well it doesn't take that long to take all of the pictures because you just keep it in the same spot and don't move the camera. For me, I took 7 photos for my landscape HDR and my experiment (a portrait that we named experiment) HDR, but you can take as much as you want. So after I took my 7 photos I uploaded them to my computer, after I have uploaded them I opened up photoshop because that is where I merged them all together. Then, once Photoshop merged them all together, you can customize it however you want by clicking the button that says "customize" in the top right corner. once I have customized it just the way I want I then have to save my beautiful picture by going, "file, then save as" Once I have saved where I wanted I am complete. The way that I just told you is a little different from just doing the automatic HDR way because in the automatic way the camera doesn't get all of the really dark spots and all of the really light spots as if you were to take the same shot several times at different exposures.
In the image that you see on the right is my landscape photo that I created in photoshop. Well as you can see there is a big tree on the right side that is the shape of a circle. In my head I wanted to have that tree stand out as my focal point. Then I really liked the shape of the clouds that day, so I wanted to make sure that I got some of those gorgeous clouds. Now for the photo on the bottom I have my landscape photo and experiment photo together in one photo. While I put these two photos together I wanted to make sure that I got both of the photos focal point in one image that didn't look too over crowded. When I first got this assignment I thought that it would just be hours of taking photos, but once I found out that we got to edit and customize our images it turned out to be really fun.
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I am currently an honors student at Kapa'a Middle School in 8th grade, who loves to do gymnastics and piano. I enjoy being with my family and going to the beach.
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