David Hockney was born on July 9, 1937 in Bradford, England. He went to the Bradford College of Art from 1953-1957, then spent 2 years working in hospitals to fulfill his national service requirement. After that, he went to the Royal College of Art in London. He started out having an expressionistic style, but the evolved into more of a realist. In 2011, Hockney was voted the most influential British artist of all time. My artwork emulates his style, because I used many photographs to produce one photo overall, which is what he does.
I took these photographs at the duck pond using a DSLR camera. The first one was taken of some trails and then second one was taken of some trees I saw as I was walking by. To create these photographs I took 3x3 pictures of each subject. I then op;need up photoshop and made a new file 11''x14''. I then placed the 9 different images onto that file and arranged them in a way where you can see what the overall photo is supposed to look like. I like how this style looks, because it doesn't have to be perfect at all.
I chose this magazine, because it went best with what I was wearing. I like this magazine, because I'm super into music. I emulated my magazines style by doing a straight face and wearing my Led Zepplin shirt. I used different fonts and colors, because the magazine usually goes for different fonts and these colors went best to keep it looking simple. We created the photograph by taking the photo using many different studio lights, a backdrop, and a reflector. A strobe light is a light you hook up to your camera and every time it takes a photograph it flashes. You would use a strobe light to brighten the subject of the photo and you would use it by hooking up your camera with a cord to the strobe light. A modeling light is a continuous light source while taking a photo. The purpose of this is to show the photographer how the lights are going to play against the other lights and where the shadows will fall. A soft light diffuses light into soft, even light. It is used as a light modifier. A reflector is a circular object that has reflecting surface. You use a reflector to direct light onto the subject. A grey card is a card with 3 different trips of grey. Its purpose is to help produce consistent image exposure. A radio trigger system is attached to the strobe light. It helps you bluetooth and hook up your camera to it.
Through the Rear Window
I have named my photograph “Through the Rear Window,” because the focus of the photo is directed towards window looking beyond the blue frame. This photo was taken at Leo Carrillo Ranch near the pool of one of the walls from inside a small 3-sided building. I took this photograph using an IPhone 7 and this is the original photo with no editing. I decided to leave it in its original form, because of how simple it is, yet appealing to the eye; the blue in the window frame draws your eye right to the window and I found this photo doesn’t need any editing to look beautiful. I entered this photo in the color photography division, because it is simple but has a nice blue pop of color. This photograph was printed on Epson Glossy Photo Paper on the Epson P800 digital printer.
By: Melanie Martinez
Places, places, get in your places
Throw on your dress and put on your doll faces.
Everyone thinks that we're perfect
Please don't let them look through the curtains.
The song I chose is Dollhouse by Melanie Martinez. My image relates to the song I chose, because Alexa is having complete control of everything and the dolls. All of the images are mine besides the dollhouse and the couch. I manipulated my images mainly by cutting, copying, and pasting them onto each other. I created this photo first by placing a photo I took at the duck pond as the background. Next I took this photo of Alexa and cut out the background. Then I copied and pasted the image of just her onto the background layer and made it seem like she is sitting on the log. After that, I found an image of a wooden dollhouse online and cut, copied, and pasted it onto my photo.Then I made a layer mask and used the eraser tool to get rid of the windows in the dollhouse so you can see Alexa through the windows which makes it more realistic and I erased the portion of the house over her hands so you can see her hands reaching into the dollhouse. Next, I cut, copied, and pasted the dolls into the dollhouse and I had to completely change the coloring of the dolls because it was very off. Lastly, I added the couch into one of the rooms in the dollhouse to make it seem more realistic. I also touched up all the images by making them brighter.
A mandala is an image similar to a tessellation based on the pattern, but it is in circular form. I created these mandalas by using a circular template. You begin by using the magic wand tool and clicking on one section of the circle. After that you drag the section onto the photo you are going to use to make your mandala and pick which part of the photo you're going to use. Next you copy and paste your selected section onto the circular template. After that you duplicate the image and rotate it to fit in the next spot. After you line up the 2 images you merge the layer and duplicate it and continue doing this until the circle is complete. Finally you merge all the layers and save your image as a JPG and you're done. I love the results and I think the process of making these mandalas and tessellations is really fun. My favorite image is either the challenge one or the one I made using the photo of the rust. I struggled most with the challenge mandala, because I didn't place the images in the right spots, but once I fixed that it was fairly simple. I fi had to do this over again I would DEFINITELY take different pictures. I ended up not really using the photos we took specifically for the mandalas, because they didn't completely work for this type of project.
My name is Madelin Burdick and I am and currently in my senior year of high school. Some things I really enjoy are cheerleading, going to the beach, and adventuring around with my friends.