The genre of my photo series is fashion in interior photography. My title is Chic Happens. I like fashion so that's what I took pictures of. Fashion is the subject of my photos. My concept is interior design through color and reflection. I used my iPhone 6 to take the pictures. In photoshop I cropped, fixed the color balance, levels, vibrance and turned some photos to black and white. I was inspired by Tina Barney.
Written Reflection: The Tj picture
This picture was taken in front of Tjmaxx if you couldn't guess it. The crosswalk acts as leading lines in the picture. There is a large depth of field to get both the foreground and the background in focus because they both represent ot piece of identity. There was no exposure, focus or blur manipulated. The sign lights bring more emphasis to the place. The picture is taken at night because that when im most out and so that too adds to the identity. I changed the levels so the picture wouldn't look so dark. I'm dressed casual and walking into the store while looking at the sign. Since i'm at a store it shows that I like shopping. I tried to get a candid picture of me walking but it came out a little strange. (I didn't take this picture myself.) Yet I hope that the picture still represents simplicity and fun.
Jordan's Identity Picture (1st)
The photo isn't over exposed or under exposed. The focus is sharp and clear. There is a large shutter speed and depth of field. The colors of the graffiti grab your attention. The picture was taken at 5:30 when the sun was beginning to set. Its composed well because each piece tells a story from the her to the graffiti to the river. The pipe and the river act as leading lines. There wasn't much post-editing needed. She is dressed comfy and for the weather. She has a friendly smile on her face. It looks like she is sitting there waiting for a friend to join her on a journey down the river.
Photographer Information: Erwin Blumenfeld was a German photographer from Berlin in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1941 he emigrated to the US. He got a contact with French Vogue in 1937. He spent time in a concentration camp. When he fled to NY he worked as a fashion photographer working free-lancer for Harper's Bazaar, Life and American Vogue. His photos were on the cover of Life, Flair, and Look. He photographer for the Minneapolis based department store Dayton's. He did cosmetic ads for Helena Rubinstein, L’Oreal, and Elizabeth Arden. His main subjects were woman and death. He was inspired by Dadaism and Surrealism which is about chance and unconscious. He was a portraitist. His fashion photos were in color but his fine art photos were monochromatic. He uses double exposure, sandwich printing, solarization, veils, and mirrors. I chose this artist because of the interesting optimal illusions in his photos.
Photo Analysis: Technical Aspects of Photograph The light is on the right side. There is high contrast. It's neither overexposed or underexposed. Yes the photo is in focus. He used a large depth of field with a large shutter speed.
The picture is taken straight on. The photo is asymmetrical. It don't follow rule of thirds. The face is the focal point. The photo is vertical and that's how it should be. The photographer's photo has a sense of depth. The only leading line would be the end of the face. How did you emulate/recreate this photograph? (subject matter, theme, style, lighting, composition, setting, mood emotion). I emulated the photograph by using photoshop. I look a straight on and profile picture of my dad. In photoshop I created a new file. I used the quick selection tool to select just the person without the background and I dragged it onto the new file. I did that for both photo directions. So then they appeared as layers. I created a mask layer for each of the layers. Then I selected and copied the forward nose and put it on the side facing photo. I placed the side photo on top of the forward facing photo. Then I used the eraser tool to eliminated one side of the photo. Finally I moved the side photo from on top that acted as a template.