The documentary video of Silver and Light I had just watched with my class is interesting. Its about a photographer who goes to Yosemite to capture raw images of nature and develop them on a large scale print. The photographer gets annoyed at some point during the video because of not being able to develop the image exactly as he captures them with his lens . Sadly, he becomes discouraged and feels his inability to produce a quality project. The photographer also mentions how to produce one image is a five hundred dollar expense. However, the project and the passion behind what he does makes it all worth while.
On October 16th 2017, our photography class met at Discovery Lake in San Marcos, California. The park itself is beautiful. Of course on the day our class went was very hot , but bright and sunny so taking pictures was an experiment. I toyed a bit with my camera to be familiar with settings as well as going in with what kinds of ideas I had in mind for my images. Some of the images I took are of my classmates who were kind enough to volunteer themselves for this project. Again the park was full of photographic opportunities and I took advantage of them. Unfortunately, I could only choose five ,but I choose my best five.
Guan is a 20 year old student from China who allowed me to take his pictures from the area of where he lives. On October 6, 2017. We spent a 45 minutes outside trying to get pictures of him and the sun was out and perfect for picture taking that day.
On October 9, 2017 Our photo class was sent to the studio part of the library at Cal state San Marcos. Our class took pictures of each other in various light sources and it was fun to play around and experiment with our cameras.
For October 2,2017 our photography class watched the documentary Everybody Street. The Documentary follows several known photographer. The photographers discuss what got them interested in photography and how they evolved working with that medium. It was interesting for me to watch how they see the world and how it is captured on their lens. The photographers capture people in their “rawest” moments . I also noticed that most of the pictures were hardly ever posed or staged. I think the concept of the documentary was to also bring about a reaction from the viewer. Granted, that some of the images shown were emotionally charged and difficult to look at. Whatever the reaction, these photos show human vulnerability, tenderness and struggles. know did I like the movie ? yes. I have to admit that some moments were tough to see, but that is life. And these photographers go out and capture what we might miss while fully immersed in our everyday activities. I love taking pictures. I take many pictures at home with my own camera and Iphone. And the documentary serves as an inspiration for wanting to get out there and to capture all aspects of life.
On September 25, 2017 our photography class traveled to Walnut Grove Park in Escondido. The park was full of opportunities to take beautiful pictures. There was a children’s park , a red barn styled recreation room plenty of flowers ,trails and lots of nature to explore and take pictures. Our class went on this trip to play around with cameras and see how they work and what images we could capture with our eye and camera. At first I didn’t think much of the pictures that I had taken because I constantly had a washing out of all my images . The sun was incredibly blinding and seemingly in the path of my photo opportunities. Although the exploration was fun in itself , I felt it was a great chance to take pictures in the “raw” bring them back to my computer for future editing and see what the results of what my camera was able to capture. So far, out of the many pictures I had taken i have liked the results.
These pictures where taken on September 21,2017 at San Diegito Community Park. The first image is of of a Diptych image. Both images were taken on the same day at the same park. The image o the left shows an arrow going towards the entrance of the park and the image on the right shows the image of the arrow exiting the park. When I took these pictures I was with my family. With the help of my family I was able to take some photographs and come up with ideas for this project. What I like about the Diptych project is that my eye can follow from right to left. The Triptych was also taken on the same day but at various points throughout the day. At this point of the day the sun was staring to set and i had decided to take some last pictures of the day to include in my blog.