Top Photographer Synopsis

When I watched the 2 episodes it was really interesting. One reason is because the judge will give them a topic what to take a picture about and they would get a person to model their picture. Once they would would be done shooting they would choose one picture and edit it and at the end the judges will decide who wins. My thoughts on being a photographer is that you have to put alot of detail into your picture. Also you can take a picture about telling a story about it. You can do many things its all about being creative and doing many more things. I really do want to be a photographer one day to show people my work . To show them what I can do, to let my feelings out on my photography  something . You can also do that when you are taking pictures tell a story with it .

Framing A Subject

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In my opinion I feel like I do have strong composition one reason is because I like how my pictures stand out like the first one the picture is very smooth and clear. My second picture looks like very colorful and clear as well but I did add a little sharp to it. I edited my photos one was on photopea and the other one I just did it one my phone but I did it with a filter on camera. In my opinion I feel like the last one should be on because it catches my attention and other people would like it as well.

File Formats

JPEG: they compressed quickly in the camera, and thus result in a loss of detail and quality they are essentially set up to store as many images on the memory card as possible.

TIFF: These file formats are usually uncompressed, and as a result offer the opportunity for extensive post processing and they are also much bigger files, so will take much more space both on your memory cards and also for storage on your computer.

RAW:RAW files are generally available on advanced compact cameras and DSLRs and quite simply put it is the best option if you want to get the absolute best file from your camera.

DNG: created by Adobe, is an attempt to create a standard raw file format across all manufacturers and cameras and this is offered as a main raw file format or as an alternative to the manufacturer’s native raw format.

PNG: PNGs are that they are compressed in a lossless format and so retain all the digital detail and PNG files are that they allow for partial (effects like drop shadows) or total transparency which is ideal for overlays or logos.

GIF:GIF files are ideal for use on the internet basically the same as the PNG even compression means image quality is not sacrificed and like PNGs they also offer the ability to maintain transparency.

BMP: BMP was invented by Microsoft, initially for use on the Windows platform but is now recognized by programs on Macs as well and they are large file sizes as colour data is saved in each individual pixel in the image without any compression.

PSD:This file type is what Adobe Photoshop uses as a default to save data and this makes it absolutely essential for any sort of extensive manipulation of the original photograph  such as retouching.

Run At The Beach

The person who inspires me is Salvador Dali. One reason is because I like how he does his work how its all put together. On this picture its really outstanding to me because how he has the girl holding the moon and it looks like she’s sitting on the water. His work is amazing this is something i would have loved to do for a picture.

Camera Modes

Automatic Mode : This modes tells your camera to use the best mode to select either the shutter speed, aperture, ISO, White Balance and many more for it can take the best shot that it can. With some cameras auto mode lets you override flash or change it to red eye reduction and this mode will give you nice results in many shooting conditions.

Portrait Mode : Portrait mode works best when you’re photographing a single subject so get in close enough to your subject. Once you  switch to portrait mode your camera will automatically select a large aperture the small number which helps to keep your background out of focus.

Marco Mode : Macro mode lets you move your closer into your subject to take a close up picture. Once you use Marco Mode you will start noticing that when your camera starts focussing it’s going to be more difficult at a short distance.

Landscape Mode : landscape mode is almost the exact opposite of portrait mode in that it sets the camera up with a small aperture larger number to make sure as much of the scene you’re photographing will be in focus as possible ie it give you a large depth of field. At times your camera might also select a slower shutter speed in this mode to compensate for the small aperture so you might want to consider a tripod or other method.

Sports Mode : Sports mode attempts to freeze the action by increasing the shutter speed. When photographing fast moving subjects you can also increase your chances of capturing them with panning of your camera along with the subject or by attempting to pre focus your camera.

Night Mode : 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 but it also fires off a flash to illuminate the foreground. If you use this mode for a ‘serious’ or well balanced shot you should use a tripod or your background will be blurred.

Movie Mode : this one extends your digital camera from just capturing still images to capturing moving ones. The quality is generally not up to video camera standards but it’s a handy mode to have when you come across that perfect subject that just can’t be captured with a still image.

Aperture Priority Mode : This mode is really a semi-automatic mode where you choose the aperture and where your camera chooses the other settings. Small numbers means the opposite ie your aperture is large depth of field will be small and your camera will probably choose a faster shutter speed.

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.  For example to capture the movement as a blur of a subject like a waterfall and choose a slow shutter speed.

Program Modes : Program mode is similar to Auto but gives you a little more control over some other features. Program and Auto mode are very similar to each other.

Manual Mode : 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.

Outdoor Natural Light Portaits

1.  One thing I learned is when you pick the autofocus option that allows the camera to select focus points you are doing your portraits a terrible disservice.

2. Another thing I learned when you are shooting with a wide aperture value and you’re focused on the eyes because not only are the eyes are going to be important but part of a good portrait, but they are the sharpest element on the face and should be left that way.

3 Always try to control the direction use some kind of reflector and try to mimic a studio light.

4.Direct sunlight is harsh makes your subject squint and creates hard directional shadows and unpredictable white balance conditions.

5.  When you shoot in JPG format, everything but what the image processor needs to make a shell representation and for  every edit you make to a JPG you lose more data because  With RAW you can make a vast range of edits before creating the JPG.


Conceptual Self Portrait


Conceptual means relating to or based on mental concepts. Basically object’s or hobbies that represent you in a creative way. These brushes and palettes represent me because I love makeup obviously but I feel like it does represent me in each way its a way of showing what I like doing and what I want to do in my future. I barely started getting into makeup like around my sophomore year and I feel like I am still learning how to do like eyeshadow and all that stuff. Makeup is also a creative thing to do like on your face. Me personally I sometimes do like watching videos on how to do creative things with your makeup like for an example when it Halloween you can get all creative and do something. Sometimes when I’m bored I like to go in my room and just try practicing eyeshadow or like do something really creative I see either on a picture or a video. I actually do want to open my makeup studio or I want to launch like makeup kits stuff like that lip gloss but I want to start off small and little by little well see what happens. Everyone has their own hobbies and things they would like as a career. Everything does take hard work and dedication you put a lot into it.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Cindy Sherman one reason is because on her picture I like how everything is very detailed. I like how the background is all blurred out and it looks like theirs candles behind her. I like her outfit its like an 80’s theme. I like they way she does her work like it’s a way of saying what she likes doing or what represents her in a way.


  1. Less expensive lenses will generally have apertures and a meaning as you zoom,  the max gets more smaller.
  2.  Most major camera and lenses manufacturers offer of a variety of the focal length to satisfy most budgets.
  3.  Most photographers never use wide angel lenses because the way the picture comes out.
  4.  Some wide angels give a wide expansive view.
  5.  Wide angles are mostly used in tight areas, small rooms, cars and mostly caves, they always give the volume to a small area.
  6.  The lenses in  standard zoom range will cover moderate wide angels like around 24mm or more so it can moderate telephoto lengths.
  7. Both for wide angle work such as a landscape, or zooming in to the telephoto end of the lens to take a great portrait.
  8. Prime lenses are lenses that are just one focal length.
  9. The most popular seems to be various flavors of 70-300mm or 70-200mm.
  10. Telephoto zooms allow one to stand back a little when the subject isn’t quite as approachable or when your subject might be feeling overwhelmed by the presence of the camera.
  11.  Lenses compress distance making everything appear closer as opposed to wide angles which distort perspective and make things look further away.
  12. Landscapes when you want the sun or moon to appear large in comparison to other objects in the image.
  13.  If sometimes you really want to shoot like the pros, you’ll want a 300mm f/4, or 300mm f/2.8 or 400mm f/2.8 these lenses are great for getting you closer to the action but you need to be sure your shutter speed is fast enough.
  14. Using longer lenses can be challenging to track movement so it becomes much easier if the subject is coming directly at you.
  15. There is a lens for every purpose it’s just a matter of putting it to good use into it.
  16. The telephoto lens compresses the distance making the layers of mountains and mist look almost flat.
  17. A “fast” lens is usually one that has an aperture of f/4, f/2.8 or larger.
  18. To be able to stop action without blurring, you need to use a fast shutter speed.
  19. Wide angles have the potential to drastically change your photography
  20. A tilt-shift or perspective correction lens might be your choice.