Retro• This photo has been modified to look like part of Andy Warhols work. I have changed this photo from a plain photo of my wall art in my living room to the previous slide, to make it look like a pop art canvas that has been split into four and painted. This is part of my world because, I have a wall in my room of everything that I like and i took a simple photo of it ,and changed it to this. Andy Warhol inspired me to do this because I think it looks very retro and retro is a style that I like.
Visual elementsContent-This image if of my wall art in my lounge as I made a collarge of everything I liked. I made this as a memory of everything I do I can just add it to the wall as a journey.Form- There are 4 sections to the photo and in each one there is a different kind of light and tone to the picture. I used blue and red, green and purple , then reversed them colours in the bottom two to enhance them more. The image looks quite flat as if it has a light behind it lighting it up. Due to the fact there are 4 sections to the photo it makes the photo look very layered.Process-This image has been created using A slight amount of Black and White photography but I used the HDR and Fisheye settings on my camera to create this photo. I didn’t use any other additional equipment I just used my camera and changed the aperture top 3.4 to get a smaller depth of field. This image reminds me of the work of Andy Warhol as he used pop art in his work. The techniques required are changing the saturation of the photo then splitting the photo into 4 sections and then adding a pop art effect with the colours that you would like to use.Mood- I like this photo because using pop art it makes the photo look very retro and that is a style that is part of the ‘My world’ theme. The colours effect the mood as the red and blue represent Great Britain , it gives the photo a very playful look.
Belongings• I have modified this photo to make it like Rowland Hicks. I have added a layer to this photo which would be the Chanel sign and the 3 flowers. I have edited this on an online Photoshop website to create this layer. This is part of my world because I like ‘Grunge’ Kind of photos. And by using my dr-martens and adding a Chanel sign with flowers this helps create that effect. I got this idea from tumblr as there are lots of ideas for photos like mine on there.
Visual ElementsContent- This photo is of my dr martens and a Chanel sign that I have added as a layer. The theme of this photo is grunge and retro.Form- The symmetry of the boots leads you to the Chanel sign and flowers as the yellow, pink and black all stand out. This image is very 3-dimensional as the curves of my boots make the photo 3-d.Process- In this photo I used a small tripod to make this photo level, to make sure I got it at the correct eye level. I used the ‘Miniature effect’ on my camera. This effect blurs the rest of the photo apart from a box of it where you have positioned it. I have blurred everything apart from the tags using this effect. I also changed my aperture to 3.4 to make sure I had a very shallow depth of field. This photo reminds me of the work of photographers on tumblr and kind of similar to Rowland Hicks work.Mood- I like this photo because It represents the style I wanted to make and it Is very simple but effective. This image doesn’t tell a storey but it gives of a sad and colourful mood.
Wonderland• I have added a ‘wonderland’ layer to this photo because liv is blowing bubbles it is related to childhood which takes you back to a wonderland of your childhood memories. I like this photo because it is very biold and bright and it relates to my world as it brings back childhood memories because it is colourful and liv is blowing bubbles. It also has a slight ‘grunge’ effect to it which I like and have tried to incorperate into my photos.
Visual Elements• Content- This photo is of liv blowing bubble on a background of colour full bold writing that says ‘wonderland’. The fact that it is called ‘wonderland’ brings you to remember the memories of being a child which relates to the fact liv is blowing bubbles which is quite child like.Form- I used rule of thirds when I originally took the photo to make sure liv was in the centre of the photo. There are a lot of shapes in this photo because there are the shapes of the smoke and the bold rectangles of the outline of the writing. This image is very flat looking because of the writing. The light in this photo is very bright as there are a lot of colours in the photo. There are 3 layers to the photo including the layer I made of liv.Process-I took this photo free hand because when I used a tripod I couldn’t get it at the angle I wanted to. I edited this photo as it has 3 layers to it. I didn’t alter the contrast or brightness of the photo I just layered liv into the ‘wonderland’ photo, this makes the photo very bright and eye catching. I changed the aperture to 8.0 because I didn’t need a shallow depth of field as it was took behind a white wall. I think this photo is quite abstract as I have only ever seen a few photos like this one. To create the effects on this photo I used an online Photoshop editor and used layer masks and changed the modes to create the photo.Mood- I like this photo because it is very abnormal. It makes me feel imaginative and memorable of my childhood. Because of the ‘wonderland’ writing it makes you remember back to your childhood and because liv is blowing bubbles that also relates to childhood, this is felling I was trying to get across. The colour is very bright and this affects the mood as it is happy, peaceful and reflective.
Purple Puffs• I like this photo if sharna because shes blowing bubblesgum so it looks like she has a lot of atitude. And I have also added 3 layers to this photo. The background, and both layers of sharna , but with different amounts of opacity on each. This relates to my world because Sharna is one of my close friends and purple is my favourite colour.
Visual ElementsContent- This image is of Sharna blowing bubblegum and looking straight at the camera lens. this is quite abstract and surreal as you would never see something like this in real life.Form- there are two duplicates of Sharna on this photo but I changed the opacity of both to make them look a bit different. I used the colours red, purple, blue and black to make Sharnas eyes and lips stand out from the purples and black. The smoke looks quite 3-dimensional but Sharna doesn’t so the photo looks 2- dimensional. You can see the texture of the smoke throughout the photo and you can also see the texture of Sharnas hair.Process- in this photo I used bubble gum to make it look like Sharna had a lot of attitude. I changed the aperture to 7.0 because I took the photo behind a white wall, so having a large or shallow depth of field didn’t really matter. This photo reminds me of Karen Helle as she changes the background of some of her photos to make them more abstract. To create this kind of photo I changed the setting on my camera to ‘aperture priority’ to make sure that Sharna was the main focus of the picture. I then developed the photo further in photoshop.Mood- I like this photo because it has a dark effect to it and it is very abnormal.it makes me feel imaginative because it makes me wonder how the smoke has been coloured purple. The colour affects the mood as it is quite dull and pale which makes it kind of grunge like.
• This photo of Amy in a Starbucks top is to remind me of all the special winter days me, Amy and Sharna have all had in Starbucks. I tried to make this photo like Rachael Joseph’s. As there is a photo of Helen Flanagan in a fur coat with red lipstick on and I liked the way the photo looked so I tried to recreate mine like Rachaels.
Visual ElementsContent- this photo is of Amy in faux fur coat with a Starbucks top on, about to push her hair behind her ear. I asked Amy to put red lipstick on to make the green and red clash off each other and stand out more. This photo reminds me of the memories me and Amy have had in Starbucks.Form- The lines of the coat draw your eyes to the Starbucks logo and the red lips which are the two main focuses of this photo. I have used red and green because I knew that they would clash with each other and make the photo look brighter. Also Rachael Joseph used the same colours in her photo of Helen Flanagan that I am trying to recreate. The texture of the fur coat and Amys hair make the photo look quite soft and light.Process- To create this picture I changed the aperture to 7.0 to make sure there was a depth of field effect, as the hair is slightly blurred and the edges of the coat are too. I took this picture free hand, I was originally going to use a tripod but it worked better using free hand , as I could get the angle I wanted. The leading lines in the photo are the vertical lines of the coat that frame the main focus of the photo, which are the logo and the red lips. The light used is my camera flash, this gives the red lips a shine which draws your eyes to them, as they stand out because theyre bright. The textures in this photo are the softness of the fur coat, the smoothness of the coat, and the defiance of the red lips.Mood-i like this picture because Starbucks is one of my favourite places to go to. My favourite thing about this photo is the fact that the fur coat, Starbucks top and red lipstick all work together to create an effect. This photo makes the mood calm and reflective.
I like this photo because it of amy blowing green glitter and she is wearing a starbucks top. Starbucks relates to my world because It reminds me of days in winter sat in starbucks with Sharna and Amy.
Visual ElementsI asked Amy to put red lipstick on to make the green and red clash off each other and stand out more. This photo reminds me of the memories me and Amy have had in Starbucks.Form- the Starbucks logo and the red lips which are the two main focuses of this photo. I have used red and green because I knew that they would clash with each other and make the photo look brighter. Also Rachael Joseph used the same colours in her photo of Helen Flanagan that I am trying to recreate. The texture of the fur coat and Amys hair make the photo look quite soft and light.Process- To create this picture I changed the aperture to 7.0 to make sure there was a depth of field effect, as the hair is slightly blurred and the edges of the coat are too. I took this picture free hand, I was originally going to use a tripod but it worked better using free hand , as I could get the angle I wanted. The light used is my camera flash, this gives the red lips a shine which draws your eyes to them, as they stand out because theyre bright. The textures in this photo are the defiance of the red lips and the grainy pieces of glitter of the photo , that remind me of stars coming out at night. As they of all sizes. I then experimented with the photo on Photoshop by layering in another 2 photos. That would be the red lips mark and the Starbucks cup. I did this to create more of added impact on the main focus of the photo, which is the Starbucks top and cup.Mood-I like this picture because Starbucks is one of my favourite places to go to. My favourite thing about this picture is that the red lips that I have layered into the photo are also on my photo that I originally took. Also the Starbucks cup relates the top and the purpose of the picture all together.
As I live on the promenade this photo relates to my world because i see the beach everyday and whenever I just need to get out of the house its just an easy escape. Its peaceful and it remind me of memories I have had in summer with friends.
Visual ElementsContent-this image is of Blackpool beach at around half 6 in the evening, just as the sun is setting. In the 2nd half of the photo there is a couple walking there dog.Form- the colards in the photo where there was previously a wall are the leading lines, if you follow them it leads you to the main focus of the photo, which is the sun. the light is very bright but because I have changed the photo to black and White it makes the light look very delicate. I used black, white and orange to make the sun more significant to the viewer. There are many different texture in the photo for example the grainy sand, the millions of heavy pebbles, and the rough wall that has been blurred due to the depth of field. I followed the ‘rule of thirds’ rule of composition to make sure that I got the sun in the centre of the picture.Process- To create this photo I experimented with black and white photography to make more of an impact. I used a very small tripod so that I could get the angle of the photo right. I changed the setting on my camera to ‘A’ for aperture priority, therefore I set my aperture to 3.6 so that I could blur out the wall as that was irrelevant to the picture but I kept it in the photo as it added more texture and It included the depth of filed rule of composition. I Edited the photo to black and white then used a brush to get back the colour of the sun so that was the main focus of the photo. I used Photoshop to do this.Mood-I like this photo because It attract your eyes to the centre as that is the only bit of colour in the picture. It makes me feel peaceful, thoughtful and happy. Peaceful because you can imagine the sound of the waves crashing against each other. Thoughtful and happy because It reminds me of memories I have had with friends in the summer and winter months.
The writing on this photo says ‘Tumblr’. Tumblr is part of my world because it’s a site where you have your won blog and you can re-blog pictures that you like, ot post .your opinions. It can be classed as a way of expressing yourself without showing yourself. Also it reminds me of being at my nanas as she has sofas like this and above them she has paintings like in the previous photo.
Mood-this image is of an old patternd sofa and an oil painting of a man trying to find the light. I chose the sofa and artwork because on the site ‘tumblr’ you sit and re-blog photos that are classed as art. Therefore being the reason why there is a photo of art and a sofa. This is the kind of message I am trying to recreate. This is in the style of Roland hicks as the background is very simple.Form- the image uses the vignette shades in the corners that are kind of bevel shaped. This frames the wording that reads ‘Tumblr’. The writing looks 3 dimensional as it looks as though it is a hologram because of the green glow from the edges. You can see the textures from the sofa by looking at the patterns, the glow from the writing makes it feel like a see through hologram there for it has no texture.Process-I used a tripod to create this photo to make sure I got it at the right angle and to keep the camera steady so then the writing wasn’t pixalated. I set my shutter speed to 15 seconds so then it left Amy time to write the word and get it correct. The image looks very abstract because it looks as thought it’s a hologram. I edited this photograph as I have layered the it on Photoshop as I have done in a few of my others. This piece of work reminds me of Roland hicks as he has a very simple background and he doesn’t ever tend to have more than 3 things in the photo at one time.Mood-I like this photo as it looks very posh and sophisticated due to the patterns on the sofa and the art work on the blank wall. It makes me feel as though I want to sit on the curved part of the sofa as It looks quite weird. I have tried to link the colours on the sofa and the tone of the writing together.
This photo is of sharna in black and white photography , I have only changed the eyes because then it makes the viewer focus on only one thing.
All these photos link together to from ‘My worldbecause they are photos of my friends, placesthat I go to regularly and belongings. All thesethings are important to me as I don’t know whatid do without them. I have experimented will allof my photos and I am very happy with theoutcome because they are to my choice. I haveenjoyed this section of work as you were able totake picture of things such as posessions,peoplewho are important to you and Your favouriteplaces. And to add to that you could developthem in your own way that you wanted to.