Monday, November 30, 2009

Impressionism Dilemmas

The point of painting is the fact that it is a different art form. Something unique that not many people can do very well. It’s actually a hard thing to do, so I respect those who can. I also envy them, I wish I could draw or paint. I don’t think there will be a shift in modern art because some people can’t take photographs as well as they can paint. For example, my Mom can draw like a beast, but not so great at taking pictures. Although technology is and will continue improving, I don’t think that’s going to make any difference because there is still going to be artists who paint for a living.

Monday, November 16, 2009


We just finished up taking our notes, and now I’m working on “generative art” tutorials. This past weekend I took multiple pictures of smoke while I was with my friends. I can’t wait to edit them and see what I can do all of them. I want to have a lot of color, but have the background black and white. I don’t want them to be realistic at all, I also want them to look not posed, so candid. And that’s where I currently am.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ethics of Editing

To me the way people edit their photographs is their own personal taste. If their given a model lacking something, they’ve found ways to enhance that picture. I don’t see anything wrong with the way people edit things. I believe they are doing their jobs by editing the photograph and turning it into top quality. Sure it might not be realistic, but it’s what looks best. We all know what we see in magazines isn’t real anyways. Nobody is perfect but magazine editors are put up to try and make them as close to perfect as they can. It’s what they get paid for. In my opinion changing the colors of photographs is very fun, even though it’s not always realistic; in most cases it looks a lot better than the original. Messing with the levels is one of my favorite things to do, it basically just changes the brightness and contrast, but on a higher scale.

Cutest kid I know.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Currently i'm working on finishing up the "old process" project. This is one of my favorites only because she didnt know i was going to take a picture of her, she was looking in the mirror trying to fix her hair. Then when i said look at me, this is the result i got. i love taking candids because you never know what product your going to end up with.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Recently i've been working on personal pictures for a christmas present for my parents. I'm making a family scrapbook for them. This picture of them was taken in spring of oh nine. I still have a lot of work to do. Other than this i've also been working on our self guided project thats due on the twenty third. Along with tutorials we have been given in class.