Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Work diary - Tone

Work diary - Tone:

In this session we was given the topic of tone. I enjoyed this topic as I liked seeing how different images and settings looked without there natural colours. I liked to see the way that the tone of the photos changed the whole way the image looked to me. I think that this topic may have been one of my best topics as I feel that I took some of my best photos during this session. If I could re do this topic I would just try to take more pictures that are more original to some of the ones that I have taken, as I feel that some of my pictures we similar to ones that I had take in previous topics but just in black and white,

I think that the photo above is one of my best photos as it shows a lot of different tones in one picture. I like the way that the setting of this picture looks natural and would give the same effect if the picture had colour. I think that the picture below is a good picture that shows the use of tone in a natural setting as nothing has been altered in this picture. However I think that this picture is quiet a boring picture as it doesn't show a range of tones.

I have chosen to include these pictures from the Internet as I think that they show how tone can completely change the atmosphere and setting of a picture. The photo above uses tone to create the idea that the picture is taken from inside something like a cave. this picture also uses the different tones to create the different parts to the image. I chose the picture below because it very clearly uses tone to create a atmosphere in a image. The use of tone in this picture creates quiet a dark and mysterious atmosphere. this shows how tone can immediately change the way that you think about or view a image.

Definition post - Tone

Definition post - Tone:

Definition of tone: to harmonise with (someone) in terms of colour.

Describing words for tone: attitude, mood, colourful, colourless, cold. emotion, emotionless. 

I have chosen to include this picture because it shows tone through the use of the grey colours. The different shades of grey help to see the different elements of the picture. The fact that some of the tones are lighter than others means that some are a general lighter colour than the other. The tone in this picture helps create emotional and intriguing atmosphere.  

I have chosen to include this picture because it shows how tone can be used to alter a picture and still let it look like a natural setting. The light grey almost white colour allows the idea of sunlight coming through into the setting. I think that the tone in this picture creates quite a calm and peaceful atmosphere.

The use of the dark tone in this picture helps to create the feeling of night time, yet the use of the light tones creates a more busy street like feel of the image. The use of tone in this picture helps to create the setting without it being so clear to the human eye.

The tone in this picture creates quiet a lonely desolate atmosphere, The use of the lighter colour to focus on the end of the picture helps to create the element of depth as well as help to create the atmosphere as it shows that a small amount of sunlight is seeping through.

My definition: the use of colour to create a atmosphere within a image.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Computer experiments

Computer experiments






Poster edges

Filter normal map 


Difference clouds


Polaroid pictures:

Old photo:

Straight images - Form

Straight images - Form:

Straight images - Tone

Straight images - Tones:

Image bank - Tone

Image bank - Tone:

The pictures below all show tone to create a mood and atmosphere in a picture. some of the pictures that i have chosen give of a cold feeling where others give of a warm feeling. Tone is typically a black and white themed idea, however some of the pictures can show tone through different colours. The tone in these photos helps to show a clearer outline of the picture. 

In these two images tone is used to enhance the objects in the image. The use of tone in the first image makes the flowers standout and allows the lines within the flowers to standout. This is effective because  it makes them looks 3D as well as making sure they're eye-catching to look at. The use of tone in the second image helps to incorporate the use of lines and depth in this image. The tone makes each individual line stand out singly and helps to make the depth of the image more clearer.  

The use of tone in these two images helps to make depth standout more in the images. In the first image the use of tone helps to make each part of the Eiffel tower standout and makes each line standout as the you follow the tower upwards. The tone also gives a empty background for the tower to be photographed against making it standout even more. The use of tone in the second image makes the dept along the street standout. It balances out all of the colours and makes them all appear 3D making the street look realistic. 

The use of tone in these images helps to show texture. In the first image the different shades of grey along with the colour white makes each of the lines in the object standout. It effective because if this image was in colour there is the possibility that each of the lines, big or small would get lost. The use of tone in the second image again makes the texture of the leaf standout. The tone emphasis' on each of the lines and doesn't allow any of them to get lost within the image.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Photographer 2 - Francois - Xavier Marciat

Photographer 2 -Francois-Xavier Marciat:

Francois- Xavier Marciat is a landscape photographer. I have chosen his work as I like the style that he takes his landscapes in. I like the way that he uses tone in his photographs as it makes parts of his photos have a clearer outline than others. I also think that his photos are original.

I like this photo because I like the way the tone is used to give the picture a completely different perspective. The use of tone completely changes the mood of the photo to me. I find that you cant completely tell how the weather is or whether its a positive atmosphere. I like this because it shows that its not information that we need to know for this picture. The use of tone in this image helps to emphasis the lines in the beach huts and the car. It makes them standout as well as be effective for giving the objects character.

I like this picture because of the way that the tone is used to show depth. In his photo depth is clearly shown however you can't exactly see where its leading to. The use of depth he is shown through the angle the photo is taken, by choosing to take the photo from low down you can see clearly the pathway that is going to be walked along. This helps to suggest that journey is also being shown in this image.  i also like the angle that this photo us taken from as I think it helps to see the picture differently.

 I like this picture because of how close the photographer was able to get to the scene. I also like the way that tone was again used to help you to see it differently. The tone helps to focus on the animals in the photo without them being lost into a pool of colour. However I'm not excited by this picture as nothing really stands out to me as I find it quite boring.

I like the way that tone is used in this picture to show the way the clouds have cleared in that one space to let the light through. this is one of my favourite pictures as I think it stands out, yet is not overpowering to look at. I also like the way that depth is used it this picture as I think that its quite a creative way to use it. The angle this photo is taken is from looking up, this gives the direction for your eyes to look up and look into the light. This angle is a different angle to show depth but is just as effective.

I will try to use the way that Marciat uses tone in some of my pictures as I think that it can be quiet affective in creating a different mood in a photo. I would also try to use tone and depth together like he does as I think that it creates a interesting sight in the photo.

 To summarise the way that Marciat uses tone has made me want to be more creative with the images that i choose to show tone in. He has also made me want to use it so that i can allow a photo to show a certain mood.

Marciat's use of tone has been an influence of mine when shooting tone. I like the way that he incorporates some natural light in the image to help the black and white fit into the Image better. I have used him as a influence by trying to include some natural light into the natural setting to keep the realistic feel to the image. i think that this has been achieved in the image below as i have been able to bring some natural light into my image by deciding to shoot the image facing a window. Marciat's work has been a influence of mine for the topic of tone as i have tried to use his style of having a aspect of light and an aspect of dark.

Photographer 1 - Florian Ritter

Photographer 1 - Florian Ritter:

Florian Ritter is a landscape photographer from Germany. her was born in 1981 and grew up with his younger sister, older brother and mother. His love for photography started in 2007, and he later decided to see how much love there was for photography and began to travel with it. He started in New York with a photography course. He realised while doing so that photography had a lot more offer than her first expected and he got more interested in landscapes.

I chose to include Ritter's work as I find his landscapes are different to ones that I've seen before. I like the way that he makes his backgrounds of his photos different to ones that I've seen before. I also like that he focuses on the main point of the photo and lets the backgrounds happen around that main point. I found that all of his work is appealing as it stands out to me because of the originality of his pictures.

I like this picture because I think it is a nice picture it look at.  Its a simple picture where you don't need to think hard about what the picture is and the meaning behind it. this picture uses the formal elements of colour in the background. I like the background in this picture because the colours of the sunset are not your typical colours you would usually see in a sunset yet it still looks realistic. The use of colour in this image is what makes it interesting, the colours in the sky are not what you usually used when showing a sky. In this image all of the colours compliment each other and all stand out to show the separate elements of the grass and the sky.

I like this picture because it is different to some of the others that I have seen by Ritter, this photo is quite busy compared to some of his others. This photo uses the formal element of depth as its shows us off into the distance. The use of depth here is effective because it draws you in to look further down into the image and to where the light stands out. I like this picture because I think its original and stands out because of the use light and colour in this photo.

I like this picture because is shows the diversity in Ritter's photography, most of his pictures that I have chosen to include have been quite bright or used a lot of colour in the. However I like the fact that this photo is a lot more plain in the idea of colour, it means that we don't focus on the use of colour but focus more on the house its surroundings. I also like this picture because I like the use of form in it where the grass is clearly shown. The use of form is effective because it helps to make some parts of the image stand out more than others and doesn't allow for small parts to go unnoticed. 

I like this photo because I like the use of colour. I also like the simplicity with this picture. I like that there's not more than one part of this picture for us to look at. this picture also uses the formal element of reflection. I like that this picture doesn't have anything to it, its just a picture of something simple and effective. The colour in this image stays as simple as the rest of the image, which allow for the whole image to be simple. The different colours in this image work into each other through smooth lines that help each colour to move to the next.

I personally think that Ritter's work is influential as I like they why he makes the backgrounds of his pictures look natural even when there not. In my future photos I will try to include some of the ways he makes his backgrounds look into my photographs. I would also incorporate some of the ways that he makes colours look so natural together. 

To summarise, Ritter's work is one of my favourites that I have looked at and I will continue to research further into the way he does some of his shoots and then include this in my work.   

While i found the Ritter's work was one of my favourites to look at i found that i struggled to incorporate his style of landscapes in my work. Ritter uses a effective background to go with the main focus of the image, i found myself only incorporating the idea of backgrounds. i found that in one of my images of contrast i have used the same sort of style to show a sky with some dark clouds and some light seeping through.  The way that i styled my picture was influenced by Ritter through my composition of the image with the light coming through the middle of the picture. Also with the use of the clouds as a dark border as well as capturing a small amount of the building.

In the image by Ritter he has included a sky that is dark surrounded by some dark clouds with only a small amount of light. In my image I have shown a larger proportion of the sky with the top of a building in the bottom corner of the picture. While the sky was not the main focus of Ritter's work I have found similarities with it and the image that I produced.

The main aspect of Ritter's work that I have enjoyed was his use of composition, I have found that the way he styles his landscapes has helped me throughout the project. I think that my three images below have been influenced by Ritter in some way. The main influence I have taken from Ritter is to always think about my background in the image. I have learnt not to neglect the background in a image as it is just as important as the main focus and will still be noticed.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Definition post - reflection

Definition post - reflection:
Dictionary Definition: the process of light, heat or sound being reflected
Describing words: image, echo, counterpart, likeness, mirror image.

I have chosen to include these images and the show the range in reflections that can be produced. I think they show you natural reflection and relfection that has been altered by man to create the image they want. They can be used to express different emotions alongside the use of colour and tone. These pictures also show how reflections can be distaughted or an exact copy of whats being reflected.
My defintion: Reflection is a copy or replica of and sound or image shown at the same time.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Work diary - reflection

Work diary - reflection:

In this session we was given the topic of reflection. I found this topic quite hard as I found it hard to find creative pictures that show reflection, I found my self taking pictures that were quite repetitive. I also found my self getting bored during this topic as I felt that once I had shown on reflection they would all be the same. If I could re-do this topic I would look for more original pictures that show reflection in a more creative way. I would also try to take a better quality of pictures as I think my pictures have been better in previous topics.

I think that the photo above is one of mybest pictures because I think it shows that things you dont neccessarily associate with reflection, however this picture clearly shows that there is a reflection taking place. I also like this picture because the reflection is not your steryotypical reflection, usually when you think reflection you would think of your own reflection in a mirror, but in this case its the light thats being reflected. I also think that the photo below is one of my best pictures. The picture shows your stereotypical mirror reflection however that fact that its out doors and in a environment yoou would usually expect it to be makes it original. I also like this picture as you can clearly see whats being reflected in the mirror without seeing th view twice. There isnt a part of the phot that shows the area thats being reflected by its self you can only see the reflected image.

I have chosen to include the picture above as it shows a natrual reflection taking place. The image of London is being reflected by the river. This picture shows that reflection can take place in natural setttings and does always need to be manipulated by man. I have chosen to include the image below as i think it is slightly simular to one of my images. This picture is not showing you the sceen and then the scene reflected, it is just showing you the reflection of the scene just like one of my pictures above. This shows that you dont always need to show what your reflecting of it to be a reflection sometimes its best to just show the reflection.