Thursday, February 21, 2013

Digital Photography











Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Capture The Moment - Farm Life

This photo shows the rule of thirds.  I took this pic from the bathroom window and used a toilet paper roll as my tripod to get the sharp shot.

These two photos were shot from different angles

This photo of my dog, sally, fills the frame and also shows the rule of thirds.

This photo of Cow shows the rule of thirds and angle. I used the fence as a tripod to shoot sharp.

 This photo's orientation is landscape and it fills the frame.

This photo's orientation is portrait and fills the frame.

In this photo I was aware of the light.  Cow isn't shadowed, the photo was taken at an angle, and I used the fence to shoot sharp.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pat Wright's Tips On Digital Photography

composition is the process in which something is made, the parts of something and how it arranged

  1. incorporate places, people and activities naturally
  2. be aware of where the sun is (how it affects the composition of the photo)
  3. shoot tight, keep empty space to a minimum
  4. shoot sharp. keep camera still (use tripod to eliminate fuzzy shots)
  5. use different angles. (bend knees, climb: lower, higher, landscape, portrait)
  6. use different camera lenses or switch from wide to telephoto
  7. The rule of "Thirds"
  1. take more than one shot
  2. carry more than one media cards
  3. carry batteries
  4. set you camera time/date correctly
  5. keep image res high
  6. experiment with light settings
  7. carry lens tissue (a smudge on the lens will ruin any shot)
  8. carry note pad to take notes

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Copyright, Copyleft, Public Domain & Creative Commons

Copyright- protects the creator’s work so that it can’t be copied and reproduced
Copyleft- if there are modified versions of the original under copyleft, you must still abide by the rules of the modified version
Public domain- sites on the internet that are free to the public and that contain free content
Creative Commons- a type of copyright that an individual uses to allow certain usage of their work

Imitation C.R.A.P

In my ad, I used the yorkies standing vertically in the center of the picture and the font and front color to show repetition.  I used red on the value scale to create contrast, group the contact information in one spot to show proximity, and use center alignment. Images came from

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Yellow is a bright, vibrant, warm color that contrasts with other colors around it.  People used this color in advertisements or warning signs because it catches the eye.  Colors have the ability to change one’s mood.  The color yellow symbolizes happiness but if it’s over used it could cause a disturbing effect on an individual. 


To imitate the Limestone Library advertisement(click photo for original advertisement), insert the photo of the books and the arrow onto the page.  Make the white section of the book photo transparent, and then move the photo of the arrow down to cover the area between the two photos.  Press Ctrl and click both images and group them together so that when you move them they will stay together.  Next, draw a textbox above the URL in the arrow picture and type in “Limestone Library Online.”  Draw another textbox under the URL and type in “Read all about it.”  Position both textboxes diagonally, change the font colors to white with a shadow behind them to make them stand out better, and change the font to Brush Script MT.  “Limestone Library Online will be size 36 and “Read all about it.” will be size 28. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lets Talk Text Types!

Old Style text has diagonal stress, moderate thick/thin transition in the strokes, and serifs (serifs on lowercase letters are slanted).

Modern style text has vertical stress, serifs (serifs on lowercase letters aer thin and horizontal), and radical thick/thin transition in the strokes.

Slab Serif style text has a vertical stress, very little or no thick/thin transition, or contrast, in strokes, and serifs (serifs on lowercase letters are horizontal and thick slabs.

Sans Serif style text has no serifs anywhere, no thick/thin transition in the strokes and also no stress.

Script style text is self-explanatory but must not be overused.

Decorative style text is a font that will make you want to vomit if you even think about reading a whole book that is written in one of them; however, decorative fonts can make things fun!