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Evaluation of photos

  1. 1. Photo Shoot Review (you are creative visual people… make this power point look more interesting! Unit 57: Photography and Photographic Practice Task 3 Selection of final images & review
  2. 2. Aim of Shoot • Originally I went out with the intention of taking photos of the architectural buildings that I could use to put into a magazine. As we got the base of the group photos sorted and positions that we were set we then started to apply the knowledge of photography techniques and applying them to the shoot. • On the right hand side is one of the photos of Salford Quays this is a wide angles shot so I could get a lot of the landscape in frame and be able to show off Salford Quays and the many building that it holds. I did not use any techniques for this photo as I wanted it to be highly detailed.
  3. 3. Description of shoot • • The photography group went on a trip to Salford quays to take pictures of the landscape and hopefully get some good shots that we could use in our music magazine. So we walked around the site for a couple of hours and began to take pictures. I used a the landscape in the background to show Salford quays but also the I put the water into the foreground to get a depth to the photograph and allow the audiences eye to be drawn to the different places and across the water. • • The position I was able to get to for the shot was very good it allowed me to get height to avoid all the walkway as it was not interesting to look at and made the river bigger and look like larger place than where I was situated. The route that the group walked around allowed for visual and appealing places to be shot and made my photographs better. At first I was following the techniques trying to get as much out of the photographs as possible. As the day went on I started to shoot more photographs that I thought were more visually appealing.
  4. 4. Editing effects • I took a plain photography of Salford Quays on a cloudy day so the image was very grainy and did not look professional. I began by adding a curve effect to darken the image. I then wanted to give a warm morning glow to the photograph. I achieved this by adding a orange photo filter. The image looked edited because there was nothing to create this orange glow. I added a movie prime lens flare to create a fake sun to match the orange glow. Finally to darken the image and create the morning atmosphere for the Location I added another curve effect and overlayed it over the top of the photo. Original Photograph Edited Photograph
  5. 5. Final Images The first image is of the Salford swing bridge created in 2000 designed by Carlos Fernandez Casado. I chose this location because it is a iconic to people in Salford. The strengths that I like in this photograph is that I used framing to capture the bronze building in the background that glowed and fit quite nicely into the Photo. Another strength is leading lines is used in the photograph as your eyes follow the bridge from the bottom until you connect with the building. I believe that I over edited the photograph With the lighting effect making it too dark around the edges. I kept this effect on because the glow of the building is essential to making the photograph interesting. I chose the second photograph not because of the techniques that were applied, but how the image showed a lot of Salford Quays in one photo. I climbed up higher to get a level shot with the buildings In the distance so that they were not obstructed by the rail line. My Strength in this photo is the editing as I made a plain picture an gave it a morning atmosphere. I don’t feel like the photo is over edited and looks to a professional standard. The weakness with the photograph is that it shows a lot of water which is uninteresting to the person viewing. I could have zoomed in to get a more detailed photo of the buildings.
  6. 6. Capture log First Photograph •Shutter Speed 1/500 seconds. •Aperture - 5 •ISO - 560 Second Photograph •Shutter Speed – 1/125 seconds. •Aperture – 5 •ISO -100
  7. 7. Rejected Images First Photo This photograph was rejected from being used as a final image because the photo is quite blurry making distinct features unnoticeable. Also the photograph was intended to parallel but is abit off center so the photograph is not up to professional standards. • Second Photo The second photo could have been used for m final product but was rejected because of the high exposure to light. I put the photograph into Photoshop and tried to edit it so the exposure was lessened but none of the available tools allowed me to change the exposure to a point that satisfied me. • Third Photo The final photo was rejected simply because of the blandness of the building as I thought this would no be appealing to the target audience. I was not able to edit this photograph as the colour are all the same and contrast together very badly. •
  8. 8. Aims for next project • I have learnt from is assignment the techniques in the way a photographers sets up and take a photoshoot. This will next time allow me to take my shoot more slowly and plan out what technical features I want to apply to make my photo-shoot as professional as possible. For my next photo-shoot I will make sure that the photographs taken aim for a purpose and link together to create the main product.