Tuesday, 22 April 2014

blog post- random pictures #1

Here are some random pictures that I have found online over the years, pulled off of the interwebs, and have saved on my computer. I don't own any of these pictures, I didn't take any of them, and I don't know who photographed them, as I found them typically on imgur and it didn't say who the original photographer was. I don't know where any of them were taken. I don't know anything about any of them except that I liked the pictures.






And apparently am secretly obsessed with water, as all of these pictures have water in them.

Final-Travel

Here is my contribution to the group final of 5 pictures for travel.

Final-My Choice

These photos are the 6 photos that I got to pic from all of the pictures I took through out the semester, they do not fit into any of the categories we were assigned during the year, just pictures I took and liked.







Final-Landscape








Final-Advertisments

Here is one of our final 3 pictures for advertising, here we are doing an add for gloves, a generic brand, showing a man working on a ranch.

Final Photos-Night

Here are my final pictures for our night photography.
Here is my photograph showing light painting. This is a random metal sculpture thing we found out by an abandon barn.
This is my example of astro photography. There is no unnatural light used, this is just a long exposure that let a ton of light in, so it almost looks like day.
And this is my long exposure. I really liked how creepy it turned out.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Merchandising

We are moving onto the section on merchandising and advertising using photography. In class we talked about different examples, and here I thought I would just show some examples that I think do a good job of showing off the product that is being sold, and why I believe that it is well executed. 

I don't own, I didn't take, and I don't know who did take any of these pictures. 


One example we talked about was wedding dresses, and how different means are used to sell to different demographics. So I decided to start with a wedding dress ad. This is an ad for a dress made by designer Alfred Angelo. Here is the dress that is supposed to be Cinderella's. It is whimsical, and the dress seems to blend in with the fog of the background. Fog, typically is used to call to mind mystical stuff. Her body is angled to draw the eye down along the length of the dress, while the glass slipper in the background just reemphasizing which dress this is supposed to be showing. The model is pretty but not pretty enough to over power the dress, only enough to enhance the elegance and simplicity of the dress.


I saw this one and it made me laugh. At first glance its kind of a confusing picture, but once you look at it, it makes sense. They are saying that schick razors can handle even the hairiest of legs, leaving them baby smooth. The image is simple, the lighting makes the whole scene very understated, but the message is clear. Its not lewed, but still appeals to women's drive to be clean shaven and attractive. 

I liked this one, mostly cause this is the type of blower my family uses. So powerful it will blow the words right off the page. Its simply, its eye catching, the black and white background makes the orange on the blower pop that much more.