This is the first time that I have the official class about learning photo shop. Because I never learn anything of photo in the original school. So I just took some pictures and changed their color. I know it is not much better because I just learn about it.
I want to know on the photo class is to know how to took the pictures in different functions in different environments. Or just like took pictures like water dropped. And also learn some knowledge in the photo s hop. Because it can use some of the functions to change the pictures or make it pretty or make some funny pictures in it.
I will study at Pegasus for a long time, and I have lots of things to do and to learn. But I will try my best to do them.
Light painting self-reflection
We have an interesting project during photograph these days—Light painting! I took some picture in this project. My first picture is my name-Sophia. I took it at the night which had lunar eclipse. There is a red moon in the sky, and we just wrote some interesting stuff use flashlight. We also wrote something else but I haven’t post it. The second picture is a blue swan; I took it in my home. It means the story of <<The Ugly Duckling>>. The ugly duckling finally became a graceful white swan, I hope I can become mature and sophisticated just like the ugly duckling. In the third picture, there is a shining bike, we use firework outlined it so it looks shining and beautiful. I like the color pink and I like to ride bicycle and go to traveling. In the final picture, I was playing my Chinese traditional musical instrument—Guzheng. I like the tone of it very much and I usually play it in order to calm.
When we took the first photo, we had three persons to do six letters—SOPHIA. It is very difficult to write to different letter in two hands in the same time, so we have a hard experience. When we took second picture, I just use glow stick to draw that swan and that is very beautiful. In the third picture, I used small fireworks to draw it, but the quality of the fire work is not good, it may just burn for a very short time. We took more than 10 photos and we finally get a good one. We took the last picture in my dorm. The new technology of it is we use the music sigh in our phone to make it float in the air. Jessie use a cardboard to hide the screen and show it, then she changed a place and show it again. Alice use the flashlight to flash me when I sat on the chair, then I just use the colorful glow stick to draw the line. I think we had took a great picture.
Through this project, I learned how to do light painting and it is very interesting. I never think we can do things like this before, I think it is only the artists job. Although we are normal people, we still can do some cool stuffs. Also, I recognized the importance of cooperation because light painting needs a bunch of people to do it together. I think it is really a meaningful project.
Fri, 16, Mar 2018
A Bart’s thoughts
I have made a lot of wonderful pictures during the studying of light painting and got to know more about photography. Light painting is a really hard thing to do well. You need to think out ideas, these ideas must come out from your own brain and they have to be original. You need to observe the environment for taking pictures and change the settings of cameras correctly. Deciding the equipment and the position to put the cameras are also important. After all these things, you will probably need some trustable partners there to help you get the pictures done. You need to organise them painting, posing, or shooting. And you need to have the ability to describe the image in your mind to your partners. Other things are only about patience and trying. As long as you tried, the picture will be close to the image in your mind. Sometimes it even shows up better.
Before I learn photography, I even don’t know what photography really is, all I know is the great photo taker, they use their magic camera to take the photos that we even can not imagine it. I also don’t know there so many kind of lens, actually, when I take the photography class at the first time, I even don’t know what the lens is. I don’t know why that the lens is more expensive then camera itself.
There lots of things I don’t know in the photography world, all I know is just one tiny bit of the whole ice berg. But is fun enough, I mean, be a good model and a good photo taker is funny.( Most of time, I am a model) It’s fun that work in a dark room, and it can motivate our deep dark fantasy. Sometimes we can see nothing, but we can create the great work, everybody is an artist during that time, because of our deep dark fantasy, we can think about lots of funny pictures.
Is kinda sad, because I can not really remember the each buttons’s position and how they work, so mostly, I will be the model. This picture, I imagine I am the super hero called green light, I think is really fun.
This one is me and my teammate, we try to write a vocabulary, who, it’s lots of fun.
Light Painting Self-Reflection
First, I created four pictures to reflect my inside and outside. In first photo, it shows a book, because i like reading and i am calm. In others views, i never context with friends. But inside, i will fight for myself in principle. So i created another three photos to show my inside mood. This photo actually is two light painting photos. I created them separate and then ps them together. In second photo, you can see a eye with blood, and lights halo. That means there is a principle in my mind, i know what should to do and what should not. I used laser, lighter, flash to finish this photo. Nevertheless, in the last two photos, they show my resistance with katana. I use cold color, blue and green, to reflect my grim and serious inside.
There are also lots of challenges in this project. I made lots of light painting which i really want to do. I don’t want to delete anyone. Therefore, i was considered, if i make two photos together. After i learned how to use Photoshop, i was amazed by it powerful feature. So i used ps to make several photos together. You can see the lights in the first picture very obviously. However, it is also a kind of successes in my work.
In the end, this is my first time to know about light painting. It was so gorgeous but difficult. Taking light painting is a amazing experience for me. In my mind, photos just show scene that human eye’s can see. but light painting is such different. We can’t actually see these scenes with our eyes in real life. It is a kind of time-lapse photography. And i believe, so many people will be fascinated in light painting just like me.
At first, we stayed in the conference looking at the landscape outside through a small hole; we made our own pinhole cameras by using our own boxes, and the process was so easy that the only things we need to do we’re making it light tight, poking a hole on a piece of metal, and making a cover; we load the photography paper inside the camera; we found locations that we would like to take pictures; and we open the shelter for 30 seconds then close it, and after developing your pictures through chemicals in the darkroom, your photo is done! For the first time, I believed that we can actually use a small shoe box to make great pictures. And that is the biggest thing I have learned. I also learned features of pinhole cameras which we can use to create more interesting pictures such as show shutter speed (ghosting), low point of view, vignetting… And the most important one, I learned how to work as a team with my partner, Bill. I learned how to fix problems together and how to create amazing ideas together.
The main issue this time is that the time controlling is completely messed up. At first, the exposed time was perfect, but at the second time, the paper was too white, which means too less exposed time. We kept adding the exposed time until the paper went on all black. And then we kept subtracting time until it worked. The reason that we kind of messed up with the time was that we didn’t record the data for each time. Next time, I think we should record the data every time properly, so that we can fix our mistakes as quick as possible. The most important success of the project is that our camera has it’s own built-in advantage—it’s a good camera. So it creates good images. And if we had more time, I think I will make more interesting photos, to be more creative.
Me and my lovely and fantastic camera!!!!!!!\
Our first picture!!!!