Monday, February 28, 2011

Photo Mosaic / Panograph

This is my first time making these. To make both of these you take tons of photos.

For a Photo Mosaic you stay in one place and take tons of photos. You could take them at different times of the day or year, but you combine them so it is all from one vantage point. You have them proportional to help it look more natural. With this version of the Photo Mosaic I took varying opacity of the photo and combined them to get the result you see here.

The Panograph is very similar except you can take photos from any angle you want or at any focal length. When you bring all the photos together there are part that you might want to be larger than others. By putting the photos and parts of photos together you can get very different perspectives. There could be some photos from within a box but you could also combine photos of the outside of the box as well. The possibilities are endless. This version is not that extreme but it helps you get the idea.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Black and White with a Holga plastic camera

I got a chance to try out a Holga camera. in the art and photo world I find that many people think these cameras are great because of the imperfections of the film. The camera can take photos and you are limited. By being limited it makes it so you have to know better what you are doing to be able to get good results out of it.

As you can see from my photos I was having a problem overlapping the photos. There are some photos that I meant to overlap to try and get a panorama type photo. I enjoyed trying the camera out. I did meter at times using my digital camera but that is when it got dark. There is some interesting textures that arise from the cameras imperfections. However, I would much rather use medium format film in a camera with more clarity.

So here is my first roll of medium format film and my first roll of film from a Holga.

(This is the same as one from above but I darkened it... I am debating the two of them.)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Winter in Idaho and Utah

Winter in Idaho and Utah can be quite varied. Both states receive snow but different parts receive more and can be quite cold. The first two photos I have here are from a small town in Northeastern Utah. The last tree are in Idaho.
Snow is beautiful and cold, however there are limitless possiblities for what you can do with it.