Amanda's Senior Portfolio of Photo II

I loved Photography 1 and 2 this year. I took both my senior year and I recommend everyone to take it! It was by far my favorite class to go to each semester.

Project 1: MACRO
I chose to do macro because we ended with it in photo I and I really enjoyed it. We did food/macro so I wanted to break away from food and do flowers. In all three I used photoshop. I turned up the vibrance so the colors would stand out. In the third photo I brought up the sharpness to show all the detail in the flower.
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Project 2: Eye Portrait
For this project I wanted to mess around with Photoshop. I researched a lot online and decided I would change eye color. Although it didn't come out how I wanted it to, I still like the effect and I think it's really cool that I learned it. My first photo of my sister I wanted to make realistic. You can't even tell that she doesn't have green eyes, which is the cool part about it. My mom and my cousin, I did fake eye colors (obviously) but I still liked the effect.
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Project 3: Panorama
This was my favorite project. I started it a while back and then quit because it was so hard. But Mrs. Morell told me to keep on doing it because it would turn out really cool so I stuck with it, and I was very impressed with how the photos turned out. With this first photo, it is a series of four shots and I photoshopped the sky. In the second picture, unfortunately the entire thing cannot be shown. That was as small as I could shrink it but it consists of 13 photos. I lowered the saturation to give it more of a black and white effect but to still keep the red in the photo. I hardly photoshopped my last photo, I brightened the blues in the photo. This is a series of about 5 photos. The second and third photos are 360 panoramas, meaning that I went around in a circle, keeping my camera on a tripod and took photos.

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Photoshop Tutorials:

For this tutorial, I took away all of my brothers blemishes and acne. Which....not gonna lie, he had a lot. But not it looks great!
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This tutorial was about stitching together photos. Which is what I did for my third project. In this one though, it differs from my project photos. Instead of 360 panoramas, I did from the ground up. Which is three photos. I took one of the ground, one of the middle, and one of the sky.
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This tutorial involved making masks and adding a different photo on top of another photo. So I had a photo of Kyle jumping and put it onto one of my favorite landscape photos.

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In this tutorial I changed the color of my shirt which was originally pink, to purple. I did this by making a mask around my shirt and opened up a new layer to change the "hue/saturation" of my shirt.

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In this tutorial, it was one of the more basic tutorials when we first learned to make layers and to choose a fill background color. I chose my flower photo from project one and did a simple white background
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Amanda's Portfolio of Photo I
Aperture: This was the first project. It was fun because it was the first time I actually
used a SLR camera so it was cool for me to see that aperture made one thing in focus
and the background out of focus.
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Shutterspeed: I thought this project was kind of cool how you could use different shutter
speeds to capture the right image. You could do a panning picture (the second photo below) or
a really fast action picture (the one below). Panning took a few tries. Make sure to listen
to Ms. Morell and take good notes on the panning! Use the right shutterspeeds!
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Rule of Thirds: I came up with this idea the weekend before it was due. I took home the camera
and did this shot off my back deck. The leaf is on the grill cover and I placed water droplets on
the leaf. This was our first real project using aperture and shutterspeed together.
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Point of View: This was our first big 100 point assignment. It was hard to grasp at first (the concept)
but one I got it, it was pretty simple. The hardest part was coming up with the ideas. On this
assignment I got a 95, my other two pictures were fine but the 5 points came off because of the watch
I used. It was the only watch I could find (Thanks to Chemene!). I was hoping for an actual watch
that runners use but oh well.
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Portrait!!! This was by far my favorite project. When everyone saw this picture they laughed
(good thing Kyle wasn't there for the critique!) It's grainy because I had to use a 1600 ISO
in order for the light to be okay. But I like how the aperture made Kyle's eyes all black and
mysterious kind of.

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Landscape: So apparently clouds don't count as landscape. I had an awesome shot of the sun coming through
dark clouds. I was bummed to find out (after I submitted it) that it wouldn't really count. But this was by far the
coolest picture I took. I especially like how the rays of the sun turned out.
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