Tuesday, March 17, 2009

principles of design

Unity: This is the arrangement of one or more of the elements used to create a feeling of completeness. In other words, everything in the work seems to belong and contribute to the overall picture.

variety: an image that shows different kind of elements and principles to attract the eye.

Movement can be achieved through lines, repetition of shapes, or any of the elements. When your eye keeps looking around the composition you have movement.

Rhythm:Rhythm can be described as timed movement through space; an easy, connected path along which the eye follows a regular arrangement of objects.

Pattern: This is the repetition of certain elements (like color or line) in a work of art.
Repetition is created when objects, shapes, space, light, direction, lines etc. are repeated in artwork.

Balance: Balance is the concept of visual equilibrium. It is a relationship of opposing forces in a composition that results in visual stability. Most successful compositions achieve balance in one of two ways: symmetrically or asymmetrically. When a composition is balanced both sides have equal weight. When it is unbalanced you tend to look more to one side of the composition.

Emphasis: Emphasis is also referred to as point of focus. When there is one thing that most strongly draws the viewer’s attention. A leading line, a high key value, and negative space can create emphasis.

Contrast: This is the use of opposites near or beside one another. For example: a light object next to a dark object or a rough texture next to a smooth texture. Complimentary colors also contrast. Contrast tends to add a certain amount of drama and energy to a work of art.

Elements of Design

Space: This is what we say when we are discussing the distance or area between, above, below, around or within things that appear in a work of art. Some space is two-dimensional, three-dimensional, positive (part of an object) or negative (the space around an object).

Form: Form is an element of art that refers to an object that has three dimensions

Value: Value is the variation of light and dark on the surface of an object that appears in a work of art. Think shadows, darkness, contrast, and light.

Color: Color is what the eyes see when light is reflected off an object. The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. The secondary colors are orange, violet & green.

Texture: This refers to the way things feel, or look as though they might feel, if they were touched. Sand looks rough ... a stuffed animal looks soft. Artists who played around with texture were concerned with the sensations of touch in a sculpture or the illusion of touch differences in a drawing or painting.

Shape: An enclosed space defined by other art elements of art. In painting or drawing, shapes may appear to be solid, three-dimensional objects even though they have only two dimensions (length and width). The two-dimensional characteristics of a shape, distinguish it from form, which has three dimensions (depth + length + width).

LINE: It's an identifiable path of a point moving in space. It can vary in width, direction, and length.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

2 negatives

this is the picture where i took 2 different negatives and put them together

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


this photo gram is made of my keys and a flashdrive

Monday, February 9, 2009

weekly questions # 3

Describe what a pinhole camera is and explain how it works. - A pinhole camera is a very simple camera with no lens and a single very small aperture, it is a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box.

Write a short biography of Annie Leibovitz and her photography. - Photographer. Born Anna-Lou Leibovitz, on October 2, 1949, in Westbury, Connecticut. when she was 23-years old Leibovitz got a job as chief photographer—a title she would hold for the next 10 years. In 1991, Leibovitz’s collection of over 200 color and black-and-white photographs were exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Later that year, a book was published to accompany the show titled Photographs: Annie Leibovitz 1970-1990. In 1996, Leibovitz was chosen as the official photographer of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Who were some of the famous people she photographed? - Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Rolling Stone, John Lennon

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


for this assignment i took multiple pictures of the same photograph and then i tried to put them together to form the original figure.

Monday, February 2, 2009

worksheet # 2

What are the three basic elements of a camera? - an optical element (the lens), a chemical element (the film) and a mechanical element (the camera body itself).

What is an SLR camera? - manual single-lens-reflex (SLR) camera.

What is the purpose of a camera's aperture? - The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches a camera sensor.

What does shutter speed on a camera control? - The length of exposure.

To get the right exposure for a picture, what three things must be balanced? - balance film speed, aperture size and shutter speed.

To take pictures outside on a very sunny day, would you use a high or low film speed? Why? -
low film speed because it needs a large amount of available light.

What are the four steps for developing black and white film? - the film is placed in developing agent, then complete the developing process by rinsing the film with stop bath, next place film in the fixing bath and last the film is washed with water to remove all the processing chemicals

What things are needed to make a black and white print? - dark room, enlarger, negative, and chemicals.

For a black and white print, the final image is actually what material? - silver

mirror effect

this is my last photo shop tutorial. i decided to do a mirror effect on a little golden retriever.

Infrared photo

this is my infrared picture. i chose a rain forest because it's always so colorful so I thought it would look pretty cool.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Combining Reality with a totoscope-style

this is a picture of my brother & me while on vacation next to an awesome car. i made us & the car a drawing.

9 of me

these are nine pictures of me. everyone of them has a different filter which makes the pictures stand out and look different from eachother.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


what is a compact digital camera? - a small camera that takes video or still photographs digitally by recording images on a light-sensitive sensor

what i a bridge camera? - high-end digital cameras that physically resemble DSLRs & also share some advanced features with them. Bridge cameras also share features with compact digital cameras.

what is a digital SLR? - digital cameras that are based on film single-lens cameras, they're characterized by the existence of a mirror and reflex system.

Edward Weston: he was a very talented photographer who worked mainly with nudes, still life — his shells and vegetable studies were especially important — and landscape subjects. he started taking photos since he was 16 which was back in 1902 until 10 years before he died which was 1948. I personally really liked the pictures of the peppers because the pictures could be interpreted in many different forms.
when he was young Weston used a Kodak Bull's-Eye #2

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


this is an alphabet made of completely random things i found around the school and my house.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


this is a picture of my family and me when were where on vacation. this is one of our favorite pictures so i decided to turn it into a puzzle.

Monday, January 26, 2009

colorized photo with different colors

this is a colorized picture of me when i was at a twins game. this picture was taken after the game when the players were signing autographs, that's why there's so many people around me.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Since i really like sports i decided to make my first colash with all the Minnesota teams including the twins, t-wolves, vikings and gophers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

first picture.

this is my first blog in my photo web & this is a picture of Johan Santana when he played for the Mn twins 2 years ago.