Alyson Rose's Photography PortfoliosWhen I was a freshman my parents bought be a canon rebel. After that I decided to take photography 1. I fell in love with photography and taking photos of all different things that I see. Ever since I got my camera, I've wanted to try all new different techniques. Then I started to experiment with film.

Photography 1
ApertureAperture is the setting on your camera a camera that changes the amount of the photograph that is in focus which is called depth of field. The Canon Rebel goes from f/3.5 all the way to f/36. The larger the f stop, the more things will be in focus. The first photograph was at f/3.5, the second was at f/13, and the final photo was at f/22.rose_aperture01.jpgrose_aperture02.jpgrose_aperture03.jpg
Shutter SpeedShutter speed was a fun project. You can shoot anything from car light streaks on the road, a water drop froze in mid air, to panning a car making it look like the fastest thing in the world. A rule of thumb for shutter speed, is to use a tripod every time your shutter speed is slower than 1/60 of a second. My first photo has a shutter speed of 1/800 of a second, the second was 1/40 of a second, and last 1/15 of a second.rose_shutter01.jpgrose_shutter02.jpgrose_shutter03.jpg
Rule of ThirdsThe Rule of Thirds is a great basic fundamental that will improve any photograph you take. After this project I realized how much the rule of thirds really helped the photograph.rose_ROT01.jpgrose_ROT02.jpgrose_ROT03.jpg
Field of View
Field of view is the zoom on your camera. You can go from a wide angle, 18 mm, to a telephoto lens, 250 mm. A fish eye is a wide angle, which means you have more in the frame of the photograph. The first photo was at 18mm, the second was at 55mm, and the last was at 250mm.

Portraits were quite fun. The first time is I tried portraits, it didn't work at all. But as I kept taking more and more photographs, the pictures started to become better and better. This year I did more portraits. I did two senior photographs. The senior portraits were easier because I had more experience.
I liked taking photographs of landscapes. Any where you go, you are able to take landscapes. There are a few rules you need to use. One rule is you must have an aperture higher than f16. Also the horizon has to be strait and can not be in the center. If the sky is very interesting, the horizon should be in the lower third, but if the ground is more interesting, the horizon should be in the upper third of the photograph.

Black & White
For our last project in Photography 1, our class did black and white. At my house I found old cameras and thought it would be the perfect things to shoot in black and white. A black and white should have a true black somewhere in it and also have a true white in the photograph. For black and white you have to make sure it is perfectly exposed, otherwise your photo can easily be overexposed or too dark.

Photography 2During Photography 2, I wanted to try everything new that I could do. I found out that I really loved to shoot with film. I used the Mini Diana camera, Pentax film camera, Holga, and the Canon Rebel.

Project 1For Project one I wanted to to try film first. Then I thought of using the Mini Diana to do multiple exposures. I wanted to have a person and a texture to overlap. In Photoshop, you can fake multiple exposures really easily but I didn't want to.rose_multiple_exposure_01.jpgrose_multiple_exposure_02.jpgrose_multiple_exposure_03.jpg

Project 2I love the outdoors and I spend most of my time out at my cabin. So I decided to do my second project having the subject be cabins. I did this project in film. I used the Pentax camera we have at school. Instead of just using the toy camera, the Diana, I wanted to learn how to used the Pentax film camera. When shooting the cabins, I had to dig around in the snow trying to find the best angles and different views of the cabins.
Project 3I wanted to do a fun project, I wanted to try Bokeh. Bokeh if out of focus areas in the background and is commonly lights. I tried many different uses of the Bokeh and found out that I liked when the bokeh in the background came out of something in the foreground.Rose_Project3_01.jpgRose_Project3_02.jpg

Project 4For this last project, I wanted to take photographs of my yellow lab, Bailey. Bailey is a dog that doesn't like to sit still and always has to be moving. She is always a happy dog and I wanted that to show in my photographs. I loved taking pictures of my dog but at the same time it was hard because she just wanted to play. By the end it got easier because she got tired and she would be a little more still. I have a great appreciation for all petrose_project4_01.jpgrose_project4_03.jpg


Photoshop Tutorials
Photoshop is a great tool but its not something that I would like to rely on. The tutorials were fun and are great tools to know. The tutorials that I really like are the sharping and advanced masking. Sharping is exactly what it sounds. If you have a picture that is a little blurry, you can use the sharpening tool to touch the photo up but you can over sharpen to where the photo becomes pixelated or grainy. With advanced making you can select a portion of an image and move it to another photograph. Also, with that portion on the photograph you can make the portion look like it was always there.Advanced masking before and afterrose_masking_before.jpgrose_masking_after.jpgSharpening before and afterrose_eyeball_before.jpgrose_eyeball_after.jpg