Creating stories through photography, maker reflection
We recently started this new project called ‘Constructing Creative Communication’ I really enjoyed this project because I’ve always had a interest for photography. Capturing time in a still moment and telling a whole story through one image. In this project we learned how to take photos properly and how to show a certain emotion or story through that photo. We got the opportunity to get outside around the school and in deep cove. This project was really fun and I hope I get to do something similar again.
To learn how to express a emotion through our photos we got a chosen emotion to express in a photo, and I got confusion. I showed that emotion by visibly being able to see a person confused by some school work. I believe this photo displays confusion well, it a question mark on it which is the universal symbol for confusion. I also made another one not showing confusion but making you feel it. I tried to put random things in a random place and not try to present any certain story. Here’s the photo I came up with. While I created this photo I also took a Timelapse of me doing it (press the word Timelapse to see it).
We learnt how to take street photos when we went down to Strathcona Park. Strathcona is a small park with a rocky beach along the bottom of it. Street photography which sometimes referred to as candid photography is capturing a moment in time of real life. Usually people are not aware of the photo being taken as are doing normal everyday things, or its of nature and the everyday street. I love how street photography looks and hopefully one day I can have a gallery of pictures hanging on my wall all taken as street photos. Our part of the project is called Herzog after the artist Fred Herzog. He does amazing street photography and other kinds of photos. Here are some examples of the street photography he did:
We went down to Strathcona Park to take some street photos. Here are some of mine: Once we came back we learnt about some new editing apps like Pixelmatorphoto and Snapseed. I took the first photo of the kayaker and tried some new editing techniques on it.
Another part of the whole project was working on angles and silhouettes. We watched videos and applied what we learned to photos we took outside. We were then put into partners to take pictures of each other. My partner was Jessie (check out her awesome blog!). We went down stairs and I took this photo of her behind a bright wall. I edited it a little and this is how it turned out. I really like how it ended up and I think it definitely looks like a silhouette.
Now Im heading towards the drawing aspect of creative communication. Hopefully I find it as interesting as I did this project. I learned a lot I can later imply in a career or even just a hobby. I now know what angle, colour, and things to add to a photo when I want to tell a certain story. Thank you for taking the time to read through this I hope you enjoyed the effort I put into it and all the links I added. Make sure not to miss the links I embedded. Good bye for now!
Heres one last photo I took: