Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I hate this....

It's been awhile but I've been so freaking busy.....
if you don't want to read this post it won't hurt my feelings any...I'm just so freaking frustrated right now that I need to vent.
I am possibly failing a class due to various reasons.  The main one is because my teacher is stupid and doesn't know how to teach. He says that it's my fault that I don't understand, but the thing that he says I don't understand is the one thing that I do.  Apparently I'm stupid when it comes to photoshop.  I've been working with photoshop for 6 years now and am pretty good at it.  Photoshop is NOT my problem, he expects us to know stuff about a program that I've never seen anyone use to make websites and I can't deal with it! If I fail this class, then I'll lose my scholarship.  If I lose my scholarship, then I can't go to Stephens. If I can't go to Stephens, then I don't know what I would do.

On the bright side, I have an interview for my internship that I really want :)
I just gotta keep thinking about that and maybe I'll get through this in one piece

Friday, December 5, 2008

Carl Van Vechten

Carl Van Vechten became famous for his photography starting in the 1930s. He began as a portrait photographer, but then transitioned to dance photography as well. He covered many genres of dance, spanning from the American Negro Ballet to a nine year old Balinese dancer named Ni-Gusti-Raka.
During that time period, black and white photographs were common. I believe that taking dance pictures in black and white intensifies the photograph and makes it more interesting to look at. Dance is an art, and black and white photos seem to be more artistic to viewers.
Van Vechten’s photographs capture the subject’s strengths as I tried to do with my pictures. In his photo, Martha Graham and Bertram Ross In Clymtemnestra (1961), you can see how strong the models’ poses are. I tried to copy both his and the photographer I did my report on earlier in the year, Lois Greenfield in my work and believe I succeeded.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Final Project

My theme for my project was "Injured Dancer". When dancers get hurt, 9 times out of 10 they will not stop dancing because they do not want to get behind.

Thank you Nicolette and Emily for being my models.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Playing with the light

I played with the light in different ways. We had two lamps and experimented different ways and with different backdrops. My favorite pictures are the one with Nicolette and the lightbulb and the one of Kirstie with the pink backdrop. 

Reflected light and diffused light 2

Proof that we actually did use a white board! Haha