I did some more research into tilt-shift photography and found a photographer named Valentino Fiadini who managed to creates photos that the the opposite effects of making things miniaturised. Using Lego block he managed to make a series of pictures that look as if they were full sized room that you could actually walk into. The effect is quite stunning and works really well. I’d like to see what the photos would like if he were to use objects other then Lego as it could potentially lead to some very surreal looking photographs.
I found a website called Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) which had a huge number of photos of anything space related, whether it be pictures of space or picture of earth from space. The site is owned by NASA, where their pictures come from and I have spent countless hours going through the huge collection of photos and videos. I’ve chosen a few of my favourites which are above. What appeals to me in these photos is that they are pictures of things we don’t really see everyday and that in these picture are galaxies and places so far away and so different that anything could be happening there.
the link to the website: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
I’ve been looking around the web at different photos and photography techniques and something I’ve found something has really caught my attention. Its called tilt shift photography and it involves taking a photo of something big and live-size like a city or some form of landscape, and through either using specific lenses or digitally altering the photos on photoshop the photos are made to look as if they are pictures of miniature models. I did some research on how the technique is achieved and the process seems simple enough to try and do myself. The photos above are of some that I found on the web that I really liked.
Research for Art History Presentation
I am going to do my Art History presentation on Russian Photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. Sergey was known for his colour photograph in the early 1900 in Russia. What made his work well known was the technique in which he took his photograph, which created what was at the time some incredibly stunning and high detailed photographs. His work is also quite interesting because of the fact that most of his photos are of Russia before war broke loose upon the country changing its people and landscape forever.
This week in class we were asked to go around and take picture of the St Albans Campus. We were to take a series of photos and then choose only 3 to upload to our tumblr. I picked these three photos because out of all the ones I had taken these were framed the best, had proper lighting and simply looked good.
This week for class we met up at the Footscray train station. We were given a list a task to choose from, and the one I picked was to take photos of different circular objects. I spent my time walking around the Footscray markets looking for circular objects and tried to take the photos so that each circular object had the same amount of distance from the frame of the image, so that when I had taken them all they would all look the same size as one another.
This week we began to practice using digital cameras to take photos. We learnt about a few of the different options available on a SLR Digital camera and were then sent out into the St Albans campus to practice taking different photos. There was three settings that I played around with testing out how they affected the shot and what I could with them.
- ISO - This setting controlled the sensitivity of the image sensor in the camera, meaning that it could control the brightness of a photo. Increasing the ISO can be beneficial when taking photos in dark places, at the expense of the photo becoming grainier the higher the sensitivity is.
- AV - This setting controls the focus in the camera. This feature allows you to take photos and control how focused the background of the image since, depending on whether you want what’s in the middle ground to stand out or not.
- TV - This setting controls how long the shutter is opened for when taking a picture. This means that the longer the shutter is opened the more light will get through making the photo brighter, but it can also mean a blurrier picture if things move while the shutters are opened.