America’s Top Photographer Episode 1 and 2 summary

On the first episode is about how 5 participants were in charge to take a picture of an moving object. for the pictures the participants took picture of the background but took good picture. For the second episode the four participants have to take pictures of models to sell dresses and for the pictures they photographers have to include or make a story for the pictures. My thoughts on been a photographer is that in may be hard to get good pictures, have creativity and have a background and story for curtains pictures.

Surrealism critique

Rene Magritte inspires me because his work is nice and beutiful and really surrealism. I like his work because most of them are drawing or hand drawn. His work can give different types of ideas to people who sees his work. Some of his work are not that into surrealism and some are really surrealism.

Framing Photos






I have a kinda strong compositions

I edit decent or not that much because there is not that much to edit

I will be pacient to take the picture instead on taking the picture fast

My photos do not belong on blog from the home page because I take decent pictures and not that much of editing and because I don’t take my time that often.

File formats

  • JPEG: This is probably the best known of all image file formats, and what the majority of digital cameras provide as a digital output from a camera.
  • TIFF: This is the most commonly used industry-standard file format, and is generally what print or publishers ask for.
  • RAW: RAW files are generally available on advanced compact cameras and DSLRs and quite simply.
  • DNG: Just about every camera these days uses a different proprietary format to capture raw files.
  • PNG: Designed in the 90s as an improvement for GIF file format, PNG files are ideal for use on the internet.
  • GIF: Like PNGs, GIF files are ideal for use on the internet. Lossless compression means image quality is not sacrificed.
  • BMP: Another lossless file format, BMP was invented by Microsoft, initially for use on the Windows platform but is now recognized by programs on Macs as well.
  • PSD: This file type is what Adobe Photoshop uses as a default to save data. The big advantage of PSD files are that it allows for manipulation.

Camera modes

  • Automatic modes: Auto mode tells your camera to use it’s best judgement to select shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus and flash to take the best shot that it can. With some cameras auto mode lets you override flash or change it to red eye reduction.
  • Portrait mode: When you switch to portrait mode your camera will automatically select a large aperture, which. It helps to keep your background out of focus (ie it sets a narrow depth of field.
  • Macro mode: Macro mode lets you move your closer into your subject to take a close up picture. It’s great for shooting flowers, insects or other small objects. Different digital cameras will have macro modes with different capabilities including different focussing distances.
  • Landscape: his mode is almost the exact opposite of portrait mode in that it sets the camera up with a small aperture, to make sure as much of the scene you’re photographing will be in focus as possible.
  • Sports mode: Photographing moving objects is what sports mode is designed for. It is ideal for photographing any moving objects including people playing sports, pets, cars, wildlife.
  • Night mode: his is a really fun mode to play around with and can create some wonderfully colorful and interesting shots. Night mode is for shooting in low light situations and sets your camera to use a longer shutter speed to help capture details of the background.
  • Movie mode: This mode extends your digital camera from just capturing still images to capturing moving ones. Most new digital cameras these days come with a movie mode that records both video but also sound.
  • Aperture priority mode: This mode is really a semi-automatic mode where you choose the aperture and where your camera chooses the other settings so as to ensure you have a well balanced exposure.
  • Shutter priority mode: Shutter priority is very similar to aperture priority mode but is the mode where you select a shutter speed and the camera then chooses all of the other settings. You would use this mode where you want to control over shutter speed.
  • Progam mode: Some digital cameras have this priority mode in addition to auto mode. In those cameras that have both, Program mode is similar to Auto but gives you a little more control over some other features including flash, white balance, ISO.
  • Manual mode: In this mode you have full control over your camera and need to think about all settings including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, flash. It gives you the flexibility to set your shots up as you wish.


Cindy Sherman critique

Cindy Sherman’s work is amazing because of the vibe or feeling that she gives to the viewers. Her collections of photos have many different types of vibes to her portraits pictures. She is very famous because of feelings that she gives to the viewer when they one of her pictures. Her style of photos is good because of the different meanings that she gives to people. She have lots of collections about her self and some collections might have a vintage vide or modern.

Darlen Colchado Period 2

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