Series 1: Depth of field
I like this photograph because of the lens flare. For me it gives the picture a hazy calmness. This picture makes me think of Sunday, the rest day, in the blurry background there is a concrete mixer and other tools which for me signify labour as does the washing line. But the tools aren’t being used and the washing line is empty and its a beautiful sunny day.  
The picture consists of a washing line and pegs which start close up in the upper left hand corner of the picture and drift diagonally to the centre of the photograph and out of sight. In the background are blurred apartments and a shed/house. This takes up most of the images apart from the left hand upper third which is white in colour. This is caused by the sun shining over the roof top of the house/shed. In order to achieve this composition I took the picture while positioned close to the start of the washing line aiming my lens along the line and toward the buildings which are blurred in the back ground. I used an aperture of 4.5, because of this the image has a middle focal point which is on yellow peg while the foreground and background are blurred. 
If I were to retake this image to improve it I would try to focus more on my aperture and focus point. I find that my focus point isn’t very clear and I would want to improve this to create more contrast between the blurred foreground and background and the subject which is in focus.. 

Series 1: Depth of field

I like this photograph because of the lens flare. For me it gives the picture a hazy calmness. This picture makes me think of Sunday, the rest day, in the blurry background there is a concrete mixer and other tools which for me signify labour as does the washing line. But the tools aren’t being used and the washing line is empty and its a beautiful sunny day.  

The picture consists of a washing line and pegs which start close up in the upper left hand corner of the picture and drift diagonally to the centre of the photograph and out of sight. In the background are blurred apartments and a shed/house. This takes up most of the images apart from the left hand upper third which is white in colour. This is caused by the sun shining over the roof top of the house/shed. In order to achieve this composition I took the picture while positioned close to the start of the washing line aiming my lens along the line and toward the buildings which are blurred in the back ground. I used an aperture of 4.5, because of this the image has a middle focal point which is on yellow peg while the foreground and background are blurred. 

If I were to retake this image to improve it I would try to focus more on my aperture and focus point. I find that my focus point isn’t very clear and I would want to improve this to create more contrast between the blurred foreground and background and the subject which is in focus.. 

Proof Sheet DOF

I explored the element depth of field. 

Lighting was a big factor which influenced the shots. Because the light wasn’t controlled as I was shooting outside and in the city due to this It was difficult to take a shot with the perfect amount of light and from what angle it was coming. This means that many of the images aren’t visually attractive as a lot of the images just look dull because the day was grey or it had been raining. I believe that my overall success is moderate. I know I could have done better. To improve my shots I should time it better when I go out to take pictures and either try catch the morning or evening light for a softer affect or to brighten my images go out on a sunny day with little claud to bring more life and less dullness into the images. I could also brainstorm more about what sort of images I would like to take and of what because my images show repetition and I don’t find them very interesting. 

Pictorial and Technical

Depth of field: 

Pictorial: Person in foreground and graffiti in background.

Technical: To take this shot I would be standing in front of graffiti and wait for a passer by or have a friend as a model. Either just using one body part eg. hand or face and have that in focus with the blurred background of the graffiti or swap it around and have the graffiti in focus and the person unfocused. I would use aperture as my priority for the desired outcome of different points of focus. 

Pictorial and Technical

Movement:

Pictorial: The movement of traffic and or trains ect. 

Technical: In order to capture a moving traffic shot I would most likely position myself near a busy road or at a train station. I would set my priority  on shutter speed to capture the desired shot affectively. I would also use a small aperture in order to keep the whole image clear.

Pictorial and Technical

Contrast:

Pictorial: Contrast between nature and man made object. For example flowers contrasting with buildings.

Technical: In order to achieve this shot I would most likely shoot it in a city. I might be standing on the footpath taking a photo of the flowers in flowerpots in contrast with the rubbish bin. To create the desired effect where a clear contrast can be seen between man made and natural things I would use a wide shot with a small aperture having aperture as my priority. This allows me as the photographer to capture the whole image and allows the viewer of the photograph to see both sides of the ‘picture.’ I could also use a wide aperture and have both objects next to each other solely focusing on the subjects with the background blurred. This would allow for a more focused shot with not as many distractions. 

Exploration of an idea #2

Brainstorm subject matter:

Environment

City, buildings, people, signs, (anything found in a city)

Emotions

busy, crowded, lost, overwhelmed, 

Colours

Greys, browns, bright colours, (eg. on bill boards),

Textures

Rough, smooth, sharp, edgy, cracked, 

Exploring the element the elements of contrast, movement and depth of field:

Contrast:

between the rich and poor, buildings and trees, free or caged, contrasting colours (eg colourful mural next to an old grey wall),

Movement:

The movement of traffic, of people, of trains, of street performers, of animals

Depth of field

person in the foreground art work in the background, 

Exploration of an idea #1

Brainstorm subject matter:

Environment

Old things, houses, bricks, fences, trees

Emotions

Cold, deserted, broken, sad, ruined, forgotten, lost, afraid, dark, lonely, 

Colours

Black and white, greys, browns, rusty,

Textures

Rough, edgy, cracked, furry, sharp, 

Exploring the elements of contrast, movement and depth of field:

Contrast

Bare branches of trees contrasting agianst the sky

Movement

People running away terrified

Depth of field

Brick in the foreground moving out into the background