P-day #12

this week for p-day I researched photography techniques.There are so many I want to learn and be able to teach for p-day.One of the ones that i found is known as High speed photography.This technique captures moments that are not visible to the eye such as popping a balloon.My favorite one that I’m working on to be able to learn is one that has to do with Photoshop.This technique makes waterfalls have a silky feel to them.One of the key points to get this technique right is that once that you open Photoshop and have the picture of the waterfall you have to add neutral density filter.I used this really cool website that showed me step by step how to do the technique.


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P-day #11

last Friday and this whole week at home I did a total of 90 minutes of Research. I researched different things throughout the week.One of the things I researched was the exposure triangle.The exposure triangle includes ISO,shutter speed, and aperture.These three combined represent the exposure value.I also learned for ISO That if there’s less light and the ISO is 800 then there will be more detail in the picture.However,If there’s more light and the ISO is 12 800 then there will be less detail in the picture.I also researched how photography differs today from back when it first started.When photography was just starting they didn’t use cameras because they weren’t invented yet!They relied on the natural lighting outside.Today we use all these filters and it its so easy to take a picture today.All you have to do is click a button.Photography today started to developed in the late 1830’s in France. Photography has changed so much throughout the years passed down from generation to generation.Who knows photography might become more advance in the future.

P-day #10

This week I researched the history of photography and how it began. Photography started some where around the 1800’s according the oldest picture around.They called it camera obscure back then. This was basically if you have a dark box,then you cut a small hole on one of sides of the box.This way the light from outside will project it upside down on the side of the box that doesn’t have a hole.The first person known to try photography is Thomas Wedgwood. He failed at his attempt but he was the first person to take a shot at it. Louis Daguerre was the first person publicly announced to create a process of taking a picture in within minutes.The word photography comes from Greek meaning drawing with light.The oldest photograph surviving is from 1826/1827. Photography has over 200 years of history and you just learned it.

P-Day #9

My passion is photography. For p-day I am going to start off by saying when photography first started and some brief history. Second I am going to introduce the exposure triangle which includes shutter speed, ISO, and Aperture. after that I will mention some famous photographers and how they become famous. Then I will teach a photography technique that makes your photo look professional. Lastly, I will conclude my presentation by talking about how photography is today and how it was different when photography first started.

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P-day #8

If I could describe my p-day in 3 words it would be ISO, Shutter speed, and aperture….also known as the exposure triangle.When i was researching on the computer I found a video called ISO,shutter speed and aperture. At first I didn’t know it was known as the exposure triangle.My social studies teacher dropped a piece of paper on my keyboard that said exposure triangle.I looked it up and found out that ISO,shutter speed and aperture were known as the exposure triangle.Some of the things I learned from the video was that depending on how big your lens is decides how much light can pass through.I also learned what shutter speed,ISO,and aperture basically is.Shutter speed is how long the light is permitted to stay.So say if the shutter speed is 1-30+ seconds. this means that the photos will have have low light.Aperture controls which light can enter your camera.ISO controls the sensitivity of your camera’s sensor.In conclusion the exposure triangle is what makes your pictures look professional.


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P-day post #7

The topic that I have chose is photography.I chose photography because when ever I’m on the internet I always see these amazing pictures.They are so good they don’t even look real.I have always wanted to learn photography to make pictures look professional.One really cool technique that I love to see in pictures is the tilt-shift technique.I like this technique because it blurs some of the picture but in the background you can see the real picture.I will teach people about photography by first giving some brief history of photography then I’m going to teach a technique that they can learn.


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P- Day #6

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This week for p-day I researched some more photography techniques. One of the techniques that thought was cool was the one where you throw a camera in the air and it takes a picture while its in the air. It takes a really long time to master this techniques. Another technique I researched was called photogram.You have to use a special kind of paper called photographic paper. Then you place any object on top of the paper. After you do that you put it under direct lighting. I think I’m going to present photography. If I were to break my presentation into 3 parts, the first part would the history and facts about photography. The next part I would show them how to do one of the techniques. Last they will be able to try that technique by themselves.The first source I used was Wikipedia  . The second source I used was easy photography techniques  

P-Day #4

This week I researched some photography techniques. One of the photo techniques I researched was photogram. This technique does not use a camera.The way to do this technique is to usually go  inside a dark room. You need photographic paper then use the natural lighting to take a picture.These were used in the 20th century. Another technique that I found really cool was astrophotography. It when you take a picture of a large area of the night sky. This is so cool because when the final product comes out it looks like nothing you see when you stare up at the sky. Next week I think I might research some more photography techniques. If I find one that looks like I can do during school I might stick with that use it for the last day of school. My progress so far is really good. I am discovering things I never knew. I never knew there was so much to photography.


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P-Day #2

This week i learned about the history of photography and searched some famous photographers.Some interesting things I learned was that the year photography was generally invented was 1839. Photography means drawing with light. One of the famous photographers that I researched was Floria Sigismondi. She directed Justin Timberlakes “Mirrors” music video. She did many other things besides photography she did directing, writing,She was directed 2 music videos for Katy Perry. One credible source that i used was famousphotographer.net . This is a credible source because it ends in .net. There are no pop ups on this website.The information is accurate. It gives mini Bios and some of the things they accomplished.A question that popped into my head was that How many different techniques are there to take a picture?I might learn one technique and teach it to other people like a nature one.


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P-day week 1

The topic I researched this week was photography. I learned lots of tips like that bad weather can make great pictures. I always thought that you needed nice weather to take pictures.I also learned that if you take lots of different colors it will enhance the mood. The website I used most during class was national geographic This is a credible source because it is up to date and all the information relative to photography. The information is accurate. When I was reasearching one question that popped into my head is that how many different shapes,patterns and lens are there that you could use while taking a picture? My plan for the next p-day is to research my question and find out some history about photography.

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