Saturday, February 21, 2015

This picture is taken in manual mode and is purposely overexposed to make the snow look worse than it really was.

Here the rose is breaking the rule of thirds, being perfectly centered. It also juxtaposes  a summer scene - blooming flowers - with winter in the background.

I hate winter. This is an ironic photo that is massively posed, with a smiley face comprised of two thermometers and a round table covered with snow. The holes in the table let the snow fall through, giving the face acne.

 A circuit board is utterly practical and devoid of much in the way of anything other than functionality. That harshness is reflected here. I used the harshest light I have, a 500 watt incandescent, to accentuate the shadows glaringly illuminate the board.
Nothing is in focus in this picture, on purpose, to soften the wintery effect.
The rule I broke here is that of propriety. I took it in Austin last week using an iPhone camera.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Assignment 3

This is balance - something (a 128 GB thumb drive) in the foreground, and an old 6 KB core in the background.

Here the sextant is being framed by a table of figures used to reduce the sextant's reading to a position.

This is both framing (Marybeth's shoulder) and balance - the modern e-reader and old books at a distance.

More framing - the plane is framed by the clamp.

leading line - the Bubinga board leads us to the plane.

Leading lines and layering - the probe leads lead us to the scope, and other test equipment is in the background.

Monday, February 2, 2015

This is Jack's photo blog for the CCBC "Crafting the Photograph" class.

Homework Assignment 1

The assignment was to shoot six photos of people using the various "scene" modes on the camera.

The first two pictures used "macro" mode. I focused at different points. Note that in the second one even the background is in somewhat clearer focus.

Focus on the finger:
Focus on Marybeth:

The next two were shot through a window screen. In landscape mode the screen is very visible:
In portrait mode it nearly disappears:

The following two photos showed a photo-failure. The first is in portrait mode, which is supposed to blur out the background. It didn't:
 The second is in landscape mode, which looks about the same as the previous: