In the beginning of the first episode I really thought this show was going to be boring but it got more interesting the more I watched it. In the first episode I learned a little bit but the first thing I learned was that in the beginning when the photographers were meeting up with the athlete some tried to build a bond with the model so the athlete could be comfortable while doing the photoshoot. Some of the photographers just wanted to get straight to taking pictures and the athlete did not feel comfortable that much. So what I learned from that was to be in good communication with the person your taking pictures of because if you just get straight to taking pictures that person would not feel comfortable at all because they don’t know what’s going to happen or what you want to shoot. So first episode I learned about bonding with model and try to be cool with each other.

In the Second Episode what the judges concentrated on the contestants pictures was the dress and the background. What really caught the judges attention was the background because the background of every photo was decent but they could’ve done better. What I learned from this episode is to really focus on the background on your photos so the subject or model comes out great. Background is an important thing for when your shooting a certain subject or model for example the model has camouflage you want to put them in the woods so they get a good theme. So yeah the second episode was all about the background and for the subject or model to fit in the background.

Framing a subject

File Formats

  • JPEG Make any edits you want and click File > Export. Then, select the JPEG icon, choose the quality, and click Export. The only difference is the number of characters used.
  • TIFF 1. choose file > save as, choose TIFF from the format menu, and click save. 2. In the TIFF Options dialog box, select the options you want, and click OK. The ability to store image data in a lossless format makes a TIFF file a useful image archive, because, unlike standard JPEG files, a TIFF file using lossless compression may be edited and re-saved without losing image quality.
  • RAW The raw data, that is. Each time you take a picture when shooting in the raw format, your camera saves a raw file to the memory card. Camera raw file size is typically 2–6 times larger than JPEG file size.
  • DNG To save it is just like saving JPEG but instead of the JPEG icon it’s a DNG icon. DNG stores image data in a compatible, generic format.
  • PNG Choose File > Save As, and choose PNG from the Format menu. PNGs allow for 5 to 25 percent greater compression than GIFs, and with a wider range of colors.
  • GIF GIF images are compressed using the Lempel–Ziv–Welch lossless data compression technique to reduce the file size without degrading the visual quality. The GIF file format does not support audio.
  • BMP Choose File > save as, and choose BMP from the format menu. Specify a filename and location, and click save. In the BMP options dialogue box, select a file format, specify the bit depth and, if necessary, select flip row order. BMP is a raster graphics image file format used to store bitmap digital images, independently of the display device
  • PSD To preserve all PSD features, save a copy of your image in PSD format. Like most file formats, PSD supports files up to 2 GB in size. You can save 16-bits-per-channel and high dynamic range 32-bits-per-channel images as PSD files.

Surrealism: Salvador Dali

This picture by Salvador Dali is great and all the surrealism stands out. Salvador Dali makes the surrealism stand out by replacing the mainsails and headsails with butterflies. What he mostly concentrates in this picture is butterflies and how the people up on the rock are trying the catch these huge bugs. The whole point of this surrealism is all about the butterflies and how big they are. This really doesn’t inspire me I just found it to be a great surrealism picture by Salvador Dali. He did a great job putting the butterflies on the ship and making them stand out a lot.

Camera Modes

  • Automatic Mode is a basic one. Auto tells your camera for the picture settings such as like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus and flash so it can get great shot. Automatic gives you great settings so your pictures come out perfect but sometimes it will guess your settings because it doesn’t know what kind of shot you want.
  • Portrait Mode is used to focus on an object or person and that try not focus at all in the background. This is mode is good to photograph a single subject and if you want to get a perfect picture you want to get closer to the subject and add a bit of trigger a bit of light.
  • Marco Mode is good to take close up shots such as like flowers or insects and also gives you capabilities of focusing from different differences. Try to keep the object your photographing parallel if not it will not be able to focus.
  • Landscape Mode is the opposite of portrait so you mostly want the background to focus. So you basically want to shoot wide scenes and this will slow down your shutter speed so it’s better to buy a tripod so your shot can be still.
  • Sports Mode is to freeze the action by increasing the shutter speed so you could get a great shot of the moving person or object. And before anything happens you want to pre focus your camera on where the subject is going to be.
  • Night Mode is good to use for when there’s not much light and will set your shutter speed for it to capture more details but your flash will also turn on and will sort just mess up the shot. They also suggest to use a tripod in this because if you don’t use one your background might come out blur.
  • Movie mode specifically designed for capturing moving pictures. When recording in movie mode a camera will capture both video and sound to a digital video file stored on the cameras onboard memory.
  • Aperture priority mode is this mode  your camera basically you choose all the settings for your camera so what you want you want for picture to come out great is to have balanced exposure. Aperture in this mode is the number 1 thing you need to pay attention to because it controls the depth of field.
  • Shutter priority mode is just like the last mode but this time you don’t choose the aperture this time you choose the shutter speed. You would want to use this when your photographing moving objects or person.
  • Program mode is just like auto mode but you get to control flash and white balance and a little bit more.
  • Manuel Mode is where you have full control of the camera like all of the settings you get to control it all. You get to choose on which shots you want but the whole point is you just control everything the camera just takes the picture.

Conceptual self portrait

Aperture: 1.7
ISO: 25
Speed: 1/29

Well the regular meaning of conceptual portrait is  is a photography genre in which the artist makes a photograph of a concept or idea. In this type of photography, you try to convey a concept or message with a photograph. This photo right here represents me because music is something I love and something that could actually calm me down. Music has always been a vibe for me because I like all sort of types of music except country music not a big fan but I’m mostly a big fan of RnB, Rap and mostly calm vibe music. When I got into RnB industry I was really trying to get into the music and trying to understand it and the more I listened to it the more I got into it. RnB has like a really chill vibe and that’s what I like about music mainly just a chill and calm vibe to hangout with friends or by yourself. The rap industry I’ve been there for a while I was first introduced by the rap industry when I was in 4th grade. Rap is just something I love the most it definitely has changed over this pass decade but it’s a problem because it has to much mumbling. Rap is something that I’m going to love for a while because it won’t ever go away and it always stay alive. The nice and chill music is just to help my mind settle itself because sometimes I stress over homework or I just get a bit way to angry. Sometimes I listen to that music just to vibe out and have a great time but mostly used to calm myself down. Music is just a big passion that’s been with me for a while. I always loved music nothing else is better than music and music won’t ever go away. Music has always been in my life and it’s something that I love and If you ever see me in school I always have an earbud in because I’m always listening to music and music mainly helps me concentrate on work they give me or for me just to chill and calm myself.