These are the photographs from my summer class at the Academy
of Art University in San Francisco.
The first assignment was to take a snap shot of your front
door then we were supposed to come up with ideas for making the picture more
interesting. The picture of Lyle isn't a mistake - the door is reflected
in his eyes.
The dreaded self portrait.
This assignment was to illustrate the difference that changing the
aperture makes while keeping the shutter speed constant. Of course the
brightness of the photograph changes, but also the depth of field (amount of
detail in focus).
This was the companion assignment to the aperture changing. This was
keeping the aperture constant while adjusting the shutter speed.
This next series was about maintaining correct exposure while changing
aperture and therefore shutter speed as well. The idea was to show how
the different exposures can relay the idea of motion.
This series I was to use different compositional guidelines in my
This assignment was a day in the life of Lexington.
This assignment was to take a portrait.
Three photographs taken in hard light and three in soft light.
Three photographs where my favorite color (blue) was the subject and three
with its complementary color (blue and yellow) were the subject.
This assignment was to emulate a "Master of Photography." Even
though Mr. Wegman's Polaroid was shot with color film, my instructor preferred
the black and white version as it seemed to match Man Ray better.
This was my final project (although an extra credit photograph follows).
I had to decide what my primary area of interest is as a photographer and
submit at least nine photographs. I chose nature photography as it can
encompass flowers, landscapes and animals.
The extra credit assignment was "poetry in motion."