Taken From: https://codyfordmedia.wordpress.com/project-6/
What do I / we want to create or achieve? Me and Jules want to do a digital photography project, we haven’t decided what we want to do it on though yet, however, I think it would be good for media portfolio. It’d also be a useful skill to have to know how to properly use a DSLR for photography. How am I going to do this? Mr. Chapman has explained to me that the school media department has a DSLR I can use for this project, I want to take up this opportunity as I am keen in learning how to use one by playing around with the settings etc. I might also play around with the images in Photoshop by adding things such as colour correction. What equipment do I need? For this I’m probably only going to need the DSLR and a tripod, unless there is some form of benefit of carrying around multiple lenses if they have any. What technology is to be used? Adobe Photoshop CS6, I’m not sure what else I should need in terms of software or plugins, but seeing how big the feature set in Photoshop is, I shouldn’t have any problems doing adjustments in it. People in this group? Me (Cody Ford,) and Jules Chilcott.
Based on this collection of photgraphy styles and subjects: http://www.photographyicon.com/photography-themes/ I have chosen to do a project on computers, specifically their hardware, focusing on things such as chips, mosfets, and the various hardware contained inside computers. I can do this at school, as there are some old computers I can open up to take shots of, the hardware will be dated on the inside, but that can help assist the project in style. P.S: these probably will look nice as wallpapers.
Examples of this type of photography:
1st Attempt – Create your production / piece of work; Discuss what works well and identify areas of improvements?
As you can see here, these are my first attempts at DLSR photography, not everything in each image is in focus. The camera generally tends to favour the right side of the image, but I still feel this effect kinda looks like a depth of field effect which I enjoy, even if not entirely intentional. I’m going to try and take some more photos next lesson and see if I can see and get a photo with every detail in focus.
Comment on what you have done from a production point of you. For each period you should blog about what you have done.
What worked well and what didn’t?
How did you meet your brief?
What I think worked well is the are the photos of the graphics card, specifically the one with the top-down view, the photo of the ram stick teetering on the power supply, and the photo of the ‘creative audigy’ sound card chip. I think these worked well because they are all in clear focus, even though they might not have that shifting focus effect, which frankly, now that I look back on it probably looks worse, I think they are really nice crisp looking photos, even though its old tech, I don’t think they would look out of place in a product shoot today. All of this being said, despite only playing around with the settings, knobs and lens of the dslr, not looking up any tutorials, or having any prior knowledge, and simply using it as a learning experience to discover on my own, I reckon I did pretty good with this project, hopefully I can do another one of these once I have learned some techniques and styles.
I feel I met my brief well, I set out to do a digital photography project, which then evolved into a project involving old computer hardware, and I completed it, I say I met the brief well.
4) PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project Management Excel Documents: https://mega.co.nz/#!ukpyWbIL!XNKdu20z2kWiM1018jPB2Q7was6B8PSf4FXqGe4o7Qw and https://mega.co.nz/#!S5xzwCjR!U2gv6ObE4-WBdYIs6V7lLQN3l5g_GHyn08hmBvIj5cY