Pop Art

Pop art was introduced in the 1950’s and 60’s. Pop art is short for “Popular Art”, which is things that are popular in today’s day and age. It also includes having a picture with vivid colors and sometimes four small pictures in a bigger background.

Eduardo Paolozzi’s art is considered pop art because it contained shinier and happy lifestyles from American magazines and media. His paintings include vivid colors like blue, red, yellow, etc. They have different shapes combined to make figures. I chose this artist because his photos are made from other pictures and they look like they were put as a puzzle.


History of Photography Timeline


Some of the events that struck out to me the most were Julia Margret Cameron’s portraits, Cindy Shermans work, and the Camera phone. Julia Margret Cameron was a photographer in 1861, she was one of the first women to be a photographer who would shoot portraits. Julia’s portraits weren’t that common back in the day since it was barley a new way to shoot photos and she was one of the first women to be a photographer. This has an impact on me today because I like taking portraits of my friends for fun and to keep as memories. Cindy Sherman was a photographer that took portraits of herself dressed as different characters in movies and they would mean something. This has impacted on me because I have the inspiration to create my own photos with my own meanings. The camera phone was invented in the 2000s and it was a small camera put into a phone. This could mean people didn’t have to carry those big cameras anymore, they could just fit it in their pockets. This has an impact on me by having my own phone to take pictures of my own with it fitting in my pocket. All of these inventions over time have got us to where we are today with photography.


Body, Shape, and Form

Ten words that descried my photos are simple, fun, colorful, vibrant, cheerful, lovely, close up, black and white, calm, and meaningful.

Alphabet Photography

Five valuable things I’ve learned so far this year is:

  1. The different types of camera modes
  2. How do input photos
  3. How to use photoshop
  4. The different types of way to take a photo
  5. To have fun when shooting

Studio Portrait

#beautiful #light #red #photography #calm #photographyisart #visualart #portrait #modeling #beauty #moodyportrait #fashion #photooftheday #aesthetic #exposure #background #persons #art #talent #photographyeveryday #women #ladyboss #face #emotions #casual


Camera Modes:

Automatic Mode – The camera automatically sets your shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance and focus to what it thinks it should be.

Portrait Mode – This mode is best when shooting a single object or person. The camera doesn’t focus the background (depth of field) to only put the focus on your subject.

Macro Mode – It’s used when you want to take a closer photo of your subject. Focusing on this mode will be more challenging than others.

Landscape Mode – Better for wider shots and has a slower shutter speed so a tripod would be needed to keep the camera still.

Sports Mode – Easier to photograph faster actions like cars, sports, pets and wildlife. The camera has a faster shutter speed which causes it to freeze the motion in action.

Night Mode – Better for the nighttime and has a slow shutter speed to capture the background while a flash goes off.

Movie Mode – Captures photos and videos but takes up more space in the camera’s memory card.

Aperture Priority Mode – In this mode you get to choose your aperture while the other settings are automatically selected.

Shutter Priority Mode – In this mode you get to choose your shutter speed while everything else is chosen for you.

Program Mode – Gives you control over the flash, white balance, ISO, etc.

Manual Mode – You have all the control over your camera.



Career Tree

The one I am most interested in is the cinematographer. Some job responsibilities are to change the lighting for different scenes, setting up the camera for shots, attending rehearsals, visiting the locations to review what they will be shooting, and exploring the potential of the location. The basic salary in California is $14.13 to $50. 48 an hour but it would depend on the job. What interests me in this type of field is that you can get to meet new people, see new places, can be self-employed, and can also specialize in new things. To get a good job as a cinema is to have a bachelor’s degree in cinematography or photography, experience in shooting and lighting, a good eye in detail, being organize and a good time management, and video editing skills.

Studio Lighting

The main purpose of the main light is to capture your subject and maybe moving the light around can cause different types of pictures. The fill in light is to either get the background or even out the shadow of the subject. The different lighting patterns are butterfly, clamshell, loop, Rembrandt, split, short, and broad lighting.

Self Portrait

1/250 sec, f/4.5, ISO 800, 35.00 mm, Manual

I am shy, calm, funny, open-minded, courageous, ambitious, energetic, joyful, creative, confident, bright, daring, independent, driven, expressive, genuine, honest, imaginative, responsible, indecisive, amusing, neat, visionary, amazed, curious.


Taken on phone

Conceptual means that it is based on mental concepts.
This concept of photo shows something of me by representing simplicity. There’s just a teddy bear that’s sitting in a window. I’ve had it for years and I’ve never changed anything about it. The bear has grown old but still stayed the same. I like how it’s always the same because there’s no drastic changes to it. What I like about myself is that I like things to be simple. When something’s get difficult or complicated in my mind I hate it. Simplicity is easier to work with and doesn’t need much thought to it. But sometimes it’s not enough and things have to change to be more difficult. I love the way I am for being simple.

Cindy Shermans work is kind of hard to understand but it’s beautiful. Her type of style when shooting seems old and out of a movie. The ability of her getting famous by her self-portraits is fascinating because they just look like regular photos taken without meanings but it’s so much more than that. What I think she’s trying to imply in this self-portrait is that



Travel Poster

I would like to travel to this destination because I would like to experience this part of Mexico. I love the beautiful structures and it seems like a great place to visit.

Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Alferd Eisenstaedt had been hired by LIFE magazine to take a “storytelling moment”. When WWII had ended on August 14, 1945, the streets of New York City were filled with joy and tons of people. While looking for subjects to catch a sailor took a nurse, tilted her head, and kissed her. This was right in front of Eisenstaedt, so he took this joyous photo. I chose this photo because it looked like a husband coming back from war and kissing his wife hello.


Photographer: Kevin Carter

Carter had set out to Sudan to photograph while done taking photos he came across a toddler whimpering that collapsed on their way to a feeding center. Later on, a vulture had landed close by the toddler, Carter wanted to move the child to safety but was advised ahead of time to not make contact with victims to avoid diseases. After 20 minutes of waiting for the bird to fly away he had scared it away and the toddler kept walking to the center. When the New York Times ran the photo, people were criticizing how Carter didn’t help the victim and what had happened to the kid. Reviled later that the toddler had survived for only 14 years the cause of dead would be due to malarial fever. A year later after Carter took this photo, he had taken his own life stating, ” I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings & corpses & anger & pain.” I chose this image because I’ve seen it before, but I never knew the story behind it.


Photographer: Andreas Gursky

This photo would set a record be the most expensive contemporary photograph sold. Turning modern day experiences into art was Gursky’s point. Having endless rows of goods, shoppers head that aren’t identified above the merchandise, it looks like more of a painting than a photo. The 99-cent photograph sold for $2.3 million even though other photos have surpassed this price it has made its way into the categories of oil paintings and marble sculptures. I chose this photo because all the colors attracted my attention, how all the products seem so organized and undisturbed.


This is one of my favorite covers of National Geographic because it shows happiness and excitement from being in the waves of the ocean.

This is one of my favorite covers of National Geographic because there’s a gorilla and a kitten. Usually, people would think that a gorilla is vicious and seeing it with a calm kitten it’s surprising.

This is one of my favorite covers of National Geographic because instead of it being a photo that is shot it’s a drawing of two dinosaurs and it draws in more of my attention.

50 pictures

Three differences that light room and photoshop have is light room only focuses on light, photoshop focuses on editing pictures by adding or removing things, and light room has a rating system. Three similarities that light room and photoshop have is both can edit light, they have a clone tool, and a cropping tool.

Things I’ve learned about white balance is it helps by correcting the lighting of pictures. You can adjust white balance before shooting a picture or in the post-process. White balance is important because the color cast on some photos can cause problems. There is a setting where you can white balance your photos, the Auto White balance function. This is an important step in photography to learn.

  • Sunny, works in the mid-morning or in the sunny afternoon
  • Shade, works with scenarios with heavy shade
  • Cloudy, works when light is being covered
  • Flash, works with scenes that are dark that need light
  • Incandescent, used indoors with warm lighting
  • Fluorescent, used indoors with florescent light bulbs