Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Design Workbook

Elements of Design


The linear marks made with a pen or brush or the edge created when two shapes meet.


A shape is a self contained defined area of geometric or organic form. A positive shape in a painting automatically creates a negative shape.


Texture is the surface quality of a shape - rough, smooth, soft hard glossy etc. Texture can be physical (tactile) or visual.


Color is the most expressive element of art and is seen by the way light reflects off a surface.


How light or darkened the color you are using. Value is also referred to as tone.


Forms are 3-Dimensional. They occupy space or give the illusion that they occupy space.


Artists can create an illusion of depth, using overlapping, diminishing scale, atmospheric perspective, vertical placement, warm and cool colors, diagonals and linear perspective.

Principles of design


Opposite colors on the color wheel - red / green, blue / orange etc. Contrast in tone or value - light / dark. Contrast in direction - horizontal / vertical.


Areas of interest. Guides the eye into through and out of the image through the use of sequence of various levels of focal points, primary focal point, secondary, tertiary, etc.


Can be either symmetrical or asymmetrical depending on if the right or left side is identical or not.


The recurrence of elements within a piece: colors, lines, shapes, values, etc.


Any element that occurs is generally echoed, often with some variation to keep interest.


Rhythm in interior design also may be used to reduce randomness.

is a visual flow through the composition. It can be the suggestion of motion in a design as you move from object to object by way of placement and position.


Variety is the use of several elements of design to hold the viewer’s attention and to guide the viewer’s eye through the artwork.

Unity is the feeling of harmony between all parts of the artwork creating a sense of completeness.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

1) A Pinhole Camera is a really simple camera that doesn't have a lens, and has a single very small aperture. It's basically a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light will pass through that single hole from the scene thats being photographed and will project an inverted image on the opposite side of the box.

2)Anna-Lou Leibovits, or commanly known as Annie Leibovits, was born on October 2nd, 194. She is an Amerirican photographer who chooses t have a close collaboration between the photographer and the subject. She was born in Waterbury, Connecticut and is the third of six children. She worked for the widely known Rolling Stone magazine, and in 1973, publisher Jann Wenner named Leibovitz cheif photographer. She now works as the featured portrait photographer for vanity fair. Leibovitz was the photographer that took the pictures of the infamous cover of vanity fair with miley on it.

3) John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Demi Moore, Brooke Sheilds, Whoopi Goldberg, David Cassidy, Dolly Parton, Sting, Queen Elizabeth etc...

Burnt Edge Effect

Thursday, February 5, 2009

9 Questions

1) An Optical Element- Lens
A Chemical Element- Film
A Mechanical Element- Camera body itself
2) SLR is a single-lens-reflex Camera. It's when the photographer can see the exact image that is exposed to the film and is able to adjust everything by turning dials and adjusting buttons.
3) The Aperture is the lense opening and it can be adjusted to increase or decrease the amount of light coming through the lens.
4) Controls the length of the exposure
5) Balanced filn speed, aperture size, and shutter speed
6) You would want a low film speed because the smaller grains will not absorb as many light protons as the larger grains would
7)Film is placed in developing agent that is actually a reducing agent, The next step is to complete the developing process by rinsing the film with water or using a stop bath, The fixer dissolves only silver-halide crystals, and then the film is washed with water to remove all the processing chemicals
8) A developing tank, a dark room , 2 film clips, a 600mL graduated cylinder,scissors, four 1 gallon jugs, chemicals, film, and a timer.
9) It is developed silver.

Photo Borders with Displacement Maps

Dead Poetic

Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Edward Weston

Edward Weston, an American photographer, was born on March 24th, 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois. On March 24th, 1886, Weston recieved his first camera, a Kodak Bulls-Eye #2, for his sixteenth birthday. He then began taking photographs, and the Chicago Art Institute later exhibited his photographs in 1903. By 1906, Weston new that he wanted to pursue a career in photography, and moved to California to focus more on his work. He Married and divorced Flora May Chandler, with children Edward, Theodore, Laurence and Cole. He was usually seen capturing pictures with an eight by ten inch view finder when in the more serious times of his career. Weston was stricken with Parkinsons and therefore created his last photographs in 1948, and later passed away on January 1st, 1958 at age 71. The photo of the peppers are intriguing because they almost resemble a person. The curves in the pepper, the angle, and the lighting give it an interesting style, and create a sense of abstract art.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009