Final Exam

1. Composition, shutter speed and aperture are all very important as they can give a photo a very different feel when used correctly. Altering shutter speed, for example, can convey movement. A lower shutter speed shows that things are moving quickly, while a fast shutter speed freezes everything in time. The way you composite a shot can draw someones eyes to a different part of the picture. For example, leading lines take a persons eyes though the photo, occasionally to the main focus. The rule of thirds also makes photos more interesting to look at. Finally, aperture can bring focus (catch my pun?) to the subject of the shot by having the background out of focus. In conclusion, these three different elements of photography are very important to master as they change the feel of a photograph greatly.

2. Post processing a photo can do anything from adding the minor touches that a photograph needs to taking a photograph to a totally different world. In journalism, post processing can not manipulate the photo in any way. The photo can have an adding curves adjustment, be tinted any sort of colour and become black and white. This is because of truth in journalism, they have to show what happened and nothing more. They can't alter what actually went down because it may sway the public's opinion. For portraiture, photos are often manipulated to remove blemishes and occasionally make people look more flattering all around. However, some portrait photographers refuse to manipulate what a person looks like too much because they think it's morally wrong. In art, the only limit is your imagination! There are no real boundaries. To summarize, these are the different post processing techniques involved in the different aspects of photography.

Portrait Lighting Photo

ISO 400
Shutter Speed 1/200s
 f/5.6

 In this photo I chose to do the basic adjustments. I did a curves adjustment, sharpened some parts of Clark's face, Gaussian blurred other parts of his face, and removed blemishes. It's an example of rembrant lighting.















Shutter Speed Photo



ISO 400
Shutter Speed 1/250s
 f/5.6






This ridiculous photo is the one I chose for my advanced manipulation. I added (using creative commons search) some birds, ropes, added a vignette, removed blemishes, added a curves to braeden, added a hue and saturation to the items used as-well as a curves, and warped the birds and ropes.

Depth of Field
ISO 400
Shutter Speed 1/200s
 f/5.6



This final photo was the second photo chosen for basic photo adjustments. I used a curves adjustment, sharpened clarks face, added a vignette and removed blemishes.

Thanks for a great year!

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