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Digital Photography for Designers

Digital Photography for Designers

Elisha-Rio Apilado

First project we have done so far was learning how to adjust the ISO, aperture & shutter speeds to get a correct, yet creative, exposure. Our main objective was obtaining a deep/shallow depth of field in our photographs as well as explore a variety of compositions. For this particular project, I walked around Forest Park and Chicago shooting in the negative degree weather. Yep, people stared at me like I was crazy, but hey, I was bundled up right and I’d do anything for art. I think I only made about 3 stops at a Starbucks and a couple antique shops to warm up ha. I must have taken over 100 photographs, but hey, you can never take too many. *New Years Resolution #14 Take many photographs. Check!

I am crazy about those shallow DOF shots and I took a whole lot of those. Zooming in and getting up and personal to an object just creates the most interesting shots in my opinion. It makes you wonder what it is exactly and pushes your mind to come up with innumerable wild guesses. It was hard to narrow down those 100+ photographs to just six.

Using Adobe Photoshop, we learned how to create black and white photographs the correct way and used our own artistic judgements when tweaking with the levels & curves to get the best contrast within the photograph. Our next photoshoot will be about shutter speed and capturing motion, with and without blurs….so stoked.

Elisha-Rio Apilado

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