David Hockney is a painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. he was born July 9, 1937 in Bradford, United Kingdom. He was the king of pop art in the 1960s. his art work emulates his style because he paints his opinions, thoughts, and feelings. How I created these two photographs is, first i took the photographs at the duck pond. Next i opened them up in photo shop and created several layers of the same photo making an ongoing pattern. On some parts of the photos i turned down the opacity down to make a cool effect. Last i changed the brightness/contrast on some of the photos to make them appear more unique.
I chose the seventeen magazine because it relates to my age and everyone else around me. What I did to emulate the magazine cover is the font of the headlines and the title of the magazine. I used many different fonts, and the colors i used were feel, black, and white. The setup i had was a strobe light, and a reflector. A strobe light is a light that flashes bright lights and it can also be used for studio lighting, for example, magazine covers. A modeling light is a continuous light. It is specifically used for the photographer to get a sense of what light they have and where they need more of it. A soft box is the black cover around the strobe light, and it is used to have even lighting all around the model. A reflector is a round object used to shine light if there are uneven shadows on the models face. A gray card is a card with three shades of grey and it is used to show if the lighting is balanced. A radio trigger system is a device that is connected to the top of the camera and it is used so that the flash is connected to the modeling light from the camera without the use of wires.
The title of my piece is called “Believe”. This photo was taken on the top of the hill at the duck pond near Rancho Buena Vista High School. The compositional rule that this photograph represents is framing because o the mirror that the boy is holding. It is the object that stands out the most and was the easiest to define what compositional rule it was. The camera that was used to take this photograph was a Nikon D5300, with an 18-140mm lens. How I created the image was by using adobe photo shop. To create this photograph I first went onto Google to find an image of a pier because I did not have one and I wanted the boy to stand out. Next I went to Google again and searched for a mirror picture for the boy to hold in his hand to help create the illusion. Once I found those pictures I opened up adobe photo shop and uploaded the picture of the pier, the mirror, the boy standing up with his hands in the air which I uploaded from my computer in photos, and I last uploaded the picture of the boy sitting with his legs crossed also from my computer. Now the two pictures of the boy are my photo’s taken at the duck pond. The others are from Google to help create the final piece.
Once all of the photo’s are uploaded to adobe photo shop, I cropped the background of the picture of the boy sitting so that it was only showing him. Next I cropped him to make it so that he appeared to be sitting on the pier. Then I made a layer mask so it looked like the boy was holding the mirror and that it did not appear that the mirror was floating. Once I finished with the mirror I used the circle elliptical marquee tool to crop the picture of the boy standing to be cropped in a circular form so that it is able to fit in the mirror. I then scaled the picture in the mirror to fit the exact form of the mirror. Once the picture was all finished I matched the color balance of the picture in the mirror to match the color balance of the background.
First I uploaded the background of the beach from google in photoshop. Next i cropped the photo of Brian sitting and erased the remaining background in that photo, then I uploaded a picture from google of the mirror and made a layer mask to make it look like Brian was holding the mirror instead of it floating. Next i cropped the picture of him in the mirror and scaled the picture to match the size inside the mirror. Last i matched the color balance of the picture inside the mirror to match the color balance of the background.
What i learned about portraiture from going to the duckpond was that it is always important to make sure you have good lighting, and pay attention to everything thats in your background. Make sure there are no cars, people, trash cans in the background, etc.
To me a tessellation is a pattern you create with a piece of art. I created this tessellation by creating the template needed to create the ongoing pattern, and then i cropped the exact area of the picture that i wanted to use to make the tessellation. i then duplicated the layer and transformed it to start the ongoing pattern. What i liked about the tessellations is being able to create a really cool picture with one picture and making it look totally different in a cool way. My favorite tessellation was the the first tessellation, because i like how it contrasted different shades of green and makes a cool design. I struggled with having to duplicate the layers one after one, but eventually i got the hang of it. If i had to do this project again, the only thing i would change is the picture.