in my opinion these 2 episodes I watched where very entertaining. You have 5 photographers competing against each other. they all have to complete different challenges and the one who did not do as good as the others gets eliminated. each photographer was very different and unique in their own way. They all were working on a time limit and still managed to take very good pictures all different from each other. Its crazy how they all even timed had a good outcome with the pictures.

Surrealism Critique

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I chose this picture by Jerry Uelsmann. I chose it because it gives me early 90’s vibes because of the way the house looks and since its black and white. What I think he’s trying to convey to the viewers is the bottom is like the bark of a tree and the top is a house, those two combined makes it a tree house so i think he’s trying to show how a real life tree house would look like. What i like about this photo is how its unique ive never seen a photo like this one it caught my attention because the first thing that came to my mind was “tree house”.

Framing a Subject


Yes I think I have good composition. I think I edit them good because since I added saturation to them it made them pop out more. If I shot this assignment again what I would do differently is honestly I don’t know maybe find different framing. Maybe the picture with the red framing should be in the school blog because I think it’s an example of good composition.



5 Tips I learned

  1. always focus on eyes its a focus point
  2. avoid direct sunlight
  3. always include texture
  4. use leading lines
  5. always use different angles

camera mood

these are the different lenses :

wide angle – wide angles give a wide expansion view. you use this lenses is used for when you take pictures of landscape work or sunsets.

standard lenses – range from 35 mm to 85mm. they are great for  “walk around ” pictures.

prime lenses – these lens are one focal length. this lenses makes you focus more on composition and point of view.

telephoto lenses – this lenses is good for sports, wildlife, nature pictures.  with this lens you need to use fast shutter speed.

the “fast lens”- this usually has an aperture of f/4, f/2.8 or larger. to slow shutter speed with make the picture blurry.

self portrait


What is conceptual? The definition for conceptual is relating to or based on mental concepts. An example for is something that is a part of you or has a sentimental value to you. For example, my necklace is a concipient to me. The reason why is because my grandma gave it to me, and she is a big part of my life and I am attached to her more than anyone. Its also a conceptual because it says my name and my name is attached to me. Everyone has different conceptual things. They can be jewelry, animals, music Etc.. The reason I decided to take a picture of my necklace with the background of flowers is because the necklace was given to me by my grandma. She always gives me new jewelry but this one was more important because I don’t see her as much and that was the last necklace, she gave me since I have seen her. I choose the background as the flowers because she loves flowers and that is a conceptual of something she loves and is attached to. That is the reason why I choose this necklace as my self portrait picture and why its my conceptual.

this is the picture I choose by Cindy Sherman. the reason why I liked it is because its in black and white. it has a good angle to her and the back view. its not to close but not to far. the background makes the picture stand out a little more. Thats why I like this picture.

lenses 20 facts

  1. The range of a fisheye gives you a 180 view
  2. The first thing you should figure out is what you want to shoot sports, wildlife birds etc.
  3. Less expensive lenses generally have variable apertures.
  4. When buying a lenses there is a lot you need to consider.
  5. The most expensive usually have a good aperture.
  6. Not a lot of photographers use wide angle lenses.
  7. Wide angles give a wide expansive view.
  8. Wide angles should be used when prominent foreground objects are present
  9. One of the most things new photographers do is not being close enough, having no interest in the foreground.
  10. Wide angles have the potential to change your photography.
  11. Standard lenses tend to range from about 35mm up to around 85mm
  12. Prime lenses are lenses that are just one focal length
  13. To compress distance you use photo lenses
  14. This lenses can hep you when you need a picture of the sunset.
  15. A “fast” lens is usually one that has an aperture of f/4, f/2.8 or larger
  16. Using longer lenses can make it challenging to track movement
  17. There is a lenses for every purpose.
  18. A lenses is another tool for the camera
  19. The photographer is the one who makes everything happen
  20. Always stay positive.