What I learned from the article was that if you want to capture blur motion you need to have a long shutter speed. However, if you want a motion picture with no blur than you need a fast shutter speed. A good way to have a feel of movement for your photo’s is to move your camera or have your subject move. When shooting motion, you want to use Shutter Priority Mode because it gives you full access to your change shutter speed.
To help cut down the amount of light coming in the camera your going to want to adjust the aperture. If you use the Shutter Priority mode than it will automatically change the aperture, but manual mode will let you change the Aperture. Another thing that will help with the light in your photos is Neutral Density Filter. It allows you to use a slower shutter speed and cuts down the light passing through the lens.
For my All About Me Collage I put five things that represents something about me in totally different ways. I tried to make my collage look like the stuff that I like was coming to life through a black whole. The five things I chose was music, anime, soccer, Halloween, and Laker the basketball team.
The reason I chose music was because I literally can’t live without it. Every day I listen to music and its always there for me when I’m happy, sad, mad, and helps me with stress and anxiety. The music groups I put in my collage was BTS, Stray Kids, and ATEEZ. These groups are KPOP groups and I started listening to the about a year ago. These groups mean so mush to me because they’ve really taught me to have self confidence and not care what others think. Its crazy to think but, music really helps me be happier in life.
The next thing I put in my collage was anime, now I’ve been watching anime for about two years now and it was so hard to choose the ones I wanted to use, but I tried choosing ones that were really cool to watch. I love anime so much because it like helps me escape the real world and have imagination. I honestly watch anime every day because it’s the only shows I will really watch. The anime’s I chose was HunterXHunter, Attack on Titan, and Naruto. I chose these because they had amazing story lines and I really love the characters from these anime’s. It so cool how you get so connect to the characters in these anime’s and you can even see your self in them sometimes.
In addition, I put Halloween or scary movie characters. I choses this because I love Halloween so much, it’s my favorite holiday. I love going trick or treating with friends every year and watching scary movies. Halloween is memorable to me because every year I go to the Queen Mary Dark Harbor night, Knotts Scary Farm, and Horror Nights at Universal studios with my cousin Violet and it would be the two of us, so it was our way of bonding and having fun. She’s 21 and even though we have a five-year gap we are really close.
I put a soccer ball in my collage because growing up I played soccer. Ever since I was six, I played soccer and it meant everything to me. I love the Saturday and Sunday mornings of having a game at 8 or 10 and after either winning or losing me and my family would get breakfast. Playing soccer really made me happy and if I couldn’t do anything right with school or anything, I knew the only thing I knew for sure I can do right was soccer. Of course, I had my up and downs with soccer with braking my ankle twice to people telling me I wasn’t good enough, but that’s what made me a stronger person. And I still till this day play soccer.
The last thing I put in my collage is kind of hard to see but its at the edge of the black whole and it’s the Lakers logo. Now the LA Lakers are very important to me because it’s a family thing to go watch the basketball games. Growing up my parents would take me to the Stable Stadium to watch the Lakers play and I love it. We would go on Tuesday’s or Fridays after school and drive all the way to LA, eat at Hooters or The Yard House, and then go into the stadium to watch the Laker game and those moments are so precious to me. I was sad that we couldn’t go watch them because of COVID-19, but hopefully soon they open up the stadium to the public because I miss going with my family.
The two episodes of the photography show showed five people competing to see who’s the best photographer. During the episodes I really learned from the photographer’s mistakes to not crop the subject in the photo too much, don’t have your photo be too dark with a lot of shadow, and make sure to be creative. I feel like being a photographer you must be very creative, and you have to step outside of the box sometimes to get the best shots. I like how every photographer has their own unique style even if their not doing photography in their specialty.
JPEG: It’s the most commonly used file format for photos. Usually used if the photos are for personal use, social media, albums, and small prints.
TIFF: You can manipulate phots extensively on a photo editing software. Its also lets you print at the highest quality at a large size.
RAW: This is usually available on advanced compact cameras and has extensive options in post-processing and image manipulation.
DNG: It gives you the ability to use image processing software such as Lightroom and Photoshop.
PNG: It gives you lossless compression means good image quality It also has the ability to maintain transparency.
GIF: This file can contain animation and makes small file sizes so you can use it on the web.
BMP: Used for when you want to print an image saved with a high-quality format.
PSD: You can manipulate images extensively on separate layers and can be re-saved as another format.
Automatic Mode: Auto mode give your camera its best judgment to shutter speed, aperture, ISO white balance, focus and flash when taking a photo. It will give you good photos, but you should still select some modes yourself.
Portrait Mode: When using this mode, it will give you a large aperture so the depth of field will be shallow. Portrait is best used when you are trying to photograph one object.
Marco Mode: This mode lets you take close pictures of your object without physically moving closer. When using this mode try photographing parallel so most of your photo wont be out of focus.
Landscape Mode: This mode will set up a small aperture do the depth of field will be good and in focus. This is used when photographing wide scenes.
Sports Mode: This is uses when photographing moving objects. This increases the shutter speed which freezes the action without blurring the object.
Night Mode: This mode is used when shooting in low light situations and sets a longer shutter speed to capture details of the background. Would usually need a tripod for this mode, but you can also hand hold the camera if you purposely want the background to look blurry.
Movie Mode: This mode lets you take videos with sound. Its not the quality of a video camera but it will capture things you cant capture with a still photo.
Aperture Priority Mode (A or AV): This is a semi-automatic mode in which you choose the aperture and the camera chooses the other modes. This mode is useful when looking to control depth of field.
Shutter Priority Mode (S or TV): This mode lets you select your shutter speed, but the camera will choose the other settings. This is used when you want to capture moving objects.
Program Mode (P): This mode is like auto mode, but it gives you a little more control for some features.
Manual Mode: This mode lets you have full control of the camera. This lets you have flexibility to set up your camera to take shots that you want.