Forced Perspective photography

For this photography task, we took pictures where someone was far from the camera, and someone was close, to try to make it look like someone is holding a tiny person. What has worked/you like & what could be improved or changed? I think in most of the photos the background was a bit distracting, and the tennis court has lots of random lines which can be a bit confusing in the photo. However, I do think we managed to get some pretty good photos in the end.

Light Graffiti

The best photo I took was the one with the focus on Alyssa’s eye and the flame beside her face. We moved a lighter in a circular motion near her face and it gave off this cool fire pattern. I think there are two photos we could have done better. The first one is our vampire recreation photo, as you can see it was meant to look as if her soul or spirit was leaving her body, but I think we made her spirit a bit too transparent and the light running around her is a bit random and uneven. The second one we tried to do a light outline around Alyssa, but we didn’t shine enough light on her, so you can’t really see her. Overall I am pretty happy with the photos we took.

Capturing Kindness

These photos were taken for the task capturing kindness. I think to improve this photo I could have taken the photos at different angels, and maybe changed the coffee cup so I could have a few different colours.

Birds and Worms

This photo was taken from a birds eye view
This photo was taken from a worms eye view

For this project we had to take a picture from different perspectives, from a bird and a worm. The aim of this project was to make us take photos from different angles.

  1. What has worked/you like & what could be improved or changed

I think I could have done better on the birds eye view photo because it isn’t really as high as I wanted it to be. Also the photo didn’t really focus that well

2.What kind of mood/meaning could a low angle create? Why would you use a low angle? 

By taking a photo at a low angle it can make the object in the photo seem big and important, so the photographer would take a low angle shot to make the object seem powerful

3.What kind of mood/meaning could a high angle create? Why would you use a high angle? 

A high angled shot would make the subject, in this case the flower, seem powerless and insignificant

Faceless portrait

What I liked:

I liked how the fence was able to frame the photo and by doing this the focus was primarily on the person. I also like the colours, its got a bit of green and blue and those colours go alright together.

What I could have done better:

I think the background was a bit busy ( lots of bright greenery ). To try and solve that problem we could have angled the camera to face more to the right, away from the trees. I think we also could have been a bit more creative and wore something other than my school uniform.