WK4 photo techniques

??????????????????????????????? rain ??????????????????????????????? boats group  The first one has horizon lines in it, it shows the sun comming over the trees. As well as selective focus for all the boats are blurred in the background. Leading lines are from the sunbeam leading towards the sun. And rule of thirds cause the suns in the upper left.

The second one uses lighting to light up the background, and grouping with all the water drops. It uses rule of thirds as the shadows are in the lower half of the photo, and balance it is unbalanced because the dark shapes are very different sizes.

The third one uses rule of thirds as your gaze is drawn to the upper left, balance as it is almost symmetrical, leading lines with the ropes, and focus as you cannot see the background.

The last one uses grouping with all the boats, rule of thirds on the middle line, lighting towards the middle it highlights some of the boats, and balance as it is also almost symmetrical.


WK2 critique

The center of interest in the first photo would be the man chopping the meat. The man’s face is in the upper left corner of the frame. I think the photographer did a good job of showing everything important in the photo and not any unneeded elements. I believe the background adds to the message of the photo seeing as its a butcher shop. The whole photo is in focus and it is also black and white I would agree with this as it gives the photo a solemn look to it. I can’t say I really get the message from the photo maybe it’s about how to eat meat you have to kill something but  you can tell its not exactly a happy image either. If I were to take the shot I most likely would have had the man in action showing that hes cutting it.

I believe the center of interest for the second photo would be the building in the lower half of the frame. The photo itself seems to have a little to much room of nothing there at the top though. There isn’t really a background though. The whole photo is in focus but there really is only one thing in the photo so even if it was out of focus you would still see the same thing. I don’t really see a message in the photo other then a nice picture of a building. If I were to take this shot i would most likely take it from a front view instead of looking up from the bottom.

The center of interest in the last picture is the man hitting the baseball. He is more towards the middle left. He got the man in perfect focus but the people in the background are a little to in focus. The background doesn’t really add to anything it actually draws attention away from the point of interest. The photo is in good lighting and focus though it probably could have put the background in less focus. I enjoy how this photo is an action image and shows the man playing the game, however if I were taking the picture I would have blurred out the people in the background.

WK3 Vocab


A device that allows light to pass



Automatic mode

Th camera takes the photo with just a click of a button




A hole through which light travels



Scene modes

A list of modes to be used in various situation



Programmed mode

gives you a few more basic controls then automatic




The amount of light per unit area




When a photo has loss of highlights or detail




When a photo has loss of shadow deatail



Shutter-priority mode

Allows user to choose shutter speed



Aperture-priority mode

Allows the user to choose the specific aperture value while camera select shutter speed to match



Manual mode

gives the photographer control



image sensor

A device that converts an optical image into a electronic signal



The indication of how sensitive a film is to light



Depth Of Field

The distance between the nearest and farthest objects




A combination of both resolution and acutance




it is the opening that lets light into your camera




A device that transmits and reflects light