Monday, 17 December 2012

5 catagories

One of our final tasks has been to put 10 pictures on our blog. The pictures need to be  which consist of pictures from 5 different catagories: Portrett; Striper, mønster og arkitektur;Collage; Lukker/blender og Dyr.

 My first two pictures would fall under the catagory of lukker/blender. The first picture is taken with an exposure time of  3 sec., an ISO of 200, and with a max aperture is 4. Because of this the picture ends up out of focus and blurry. The second picture is taken with an  an exposure time of  1/3 sec., an ISO of 200, and with a max aperture is 5. It is taken of a girl running down the hall. Again, the picture ends up blurry because of the settings. 

My third picture would fall into the catagory of collage. Here, I added in the sheep from another picture to create the collage. The pictures are taken with an exposure time of  1/500 sec. and an ISO of 200. The max aperture is 3.6. The picture was taken with good lighting making some dramatic shadows.

 My next 4 pictures fall under the catagory of striper, mønster og arkitektur. The first picture has an  exposure time of  1/160 sec., an ISO of 200, and with a max aperture is 4.3. The horizon line is in the middle of the picture making all of the lines converge into the center. The second picture is taken with an exposure time of  1/125 sec., an ISO of 200, and with a max aperture is 4.5. In this picture the corner stone is in focus while the stones behind it are all out of focus. The third picture has an exposure time of  1/100 sec., an ISO of 200, and with a max aperture is 3.6. Here, all of the lines are once again converging to the center of the picture giving the picture a dramatic pull. The fourth and final picture is taken with an exposure time of  1/500 sec., an ISO of 200, and with a max aperture is 3.6. In this picture the shadow of the straircase is what catches your eye. It has a blue tint while the rest of the picture also has varying shades of blue. 

My next two pictures fall into the catagory of dyr. They are taken with an exposure time of  1/60 sec., an ISO of 200, and with a max aperture is 3.6. With the first picture, the focus is of the dogs face so his hind leg    is out of focus, putting more emphasis on his face. In the second picture the dog is to the right of the picture and not in the center.

My final picture is one that falls under the catagory of portraits. The final picture is taken with an exposure time of  1/60 sec., and an ISO of 200. With this picture the person is not completely centered making the picture more interesting to look at. There is light comming from both the left and right sides creating a slight shadow down the center. 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman(1906-1979) was born in Riga, Latvia. He was a skilled photographer who took a variety of pictures ranging from people such as celebrities, intellectuals, and politicians, to pictures of surrealism. Using subtle lighting, sharp focus, and close cropping, he created his pictures which were extremely unique for his time, and also included surprising or disturbing focuses to capture his viewers. It also caught the magazine Life’s attention as well, which ultimately earned him recognition around the world.
Working with an artist, Salvador Dali, Halsman created the “Dali Atomicus”, a picture in which the artist, his canvases, furniture, cats, and water were all suspended in mid air.
Halsman had an interesting view in taking pictures. Rather than tell his subjects to tilt their head or look straight ahead, Halsman tried to capture the true person in the picture. He stated, “It can’t be done by pushing the person into position or arranging his head at a certain angle. It must be accomplished by provoking the victim, amusing him with jokes, lulling him with silence, or asking impertinent questions which his best friend would be afraid to voice.” With this mindset he captured a famous picture of Albert Einstein pondering over his actions with the atomic bomb. He also shot pictures of Marilyn Monroe as well as other famous figures. In addition, he created a technique he called “jumpology”, in where he asked his subjects to jump into the air. His belief was that the jump revealed a persons true personality. He said, “When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.” Philippe Halsman was an extraordinary photographer with a unique view on life. He changed photography forever. 

”This fascination with the human face has never left me. . . . Every face I see seems to hide and sometimes, fleetingly, to reveal the mystery of another human being. . . . Capturing this revelation became the goal and passion of my life."

Thursday, 15 November 2012


Vi brukte fotostudioen på skolen til tå disse bildene. På fotostudioen lærte vi om hvordan vi bruker lys oppsett og hvilke innstillinger vi burde bruke.

Thursday, 25 October 2012


In addition to the 10 pictures we were also supposed to post our favorite picture. The water dropplets on the leaf come into focus while the edges are blurred and out of focus.


Our task for class today was to find 10  pictures all of which would fall into one of the five catagories: water, light, friends, composition, and a self chosen topic.

The first two pictures are those with a focus of bright red leaves. They both have a focus on leaves close up while making the leaves and other items further back appear blurry and out of focus. These pictures fall into the catagory of compostition because in both of the pictures there is a lot going on. There is a dramatic focus which makes the composition on the pictures quite interesting.

My third picture is that of light. This is actually a picture taken of a sink yet it is taken with no lights except for a light from a phone. With the water running, it throws the light around making the picture extremely out of focus and specs of light everywhere.

My next three pictures fall under the catagory of "friends". With these pictures I wanted to get the hair as my main focus. So my pictures turned out with the hair detailed and in focus while the rest of the body was blurry and not in focus. The room the pictures were taken in was all white which makes the color of the hair stand out from the white room and black clothing.

My next three pictures fall into the catagory of a self chosen topic, of which I chose shoes. The blue laces stand out from the white walls and floor and from the rest of the shoes which are also white and black. In all of these pictures there is one shoe that is more in focus while its pair is in the background and not as in focus. Also the shadow from the shoes are apparrent in all of the pictures as well making the pictures more interesting.

My final picture falls into the catagory of water. This picture is taken of the water at the edge of some stairs. There is a build up of leaves which can be seen floating in the picture, and the ripples in the water are quite interesting.

Thursday, 4 October 2012


These two pictures show the use of Apature. With a lower setting of apature everything in the picture is captured and in focus, yet with a higher setting the camera focuses in on something in the picture making one object clear while the other objects in the picture are blurry. In the top picture you can see the use of a  higher apature because you can see the book to the left clearly while the other books and the floor becomes blurry. In the bottom picture you can see the use of a lower apature as everything in the photo is clearly seen and not blurry.  

Thursday, 27 September 2012


All of these pictures were taken with an ISO sensitivity of 200 and a fast shutter speed. They are close ups so that some parts of the picture come into focus while other parts are blurry and difficult to see. They all have color in the picture which stands out from the brown and grey background, and the focus in all of the pictures are leaves.

Thursday, 20 September 2012


Ved å forandre lukkertiden på kamera forandre måten kameraet fanger bevegelse. Ved en kort lukkertid, for eksempel 1/4000 sekund blir bevegelsen fryst. Med en raskere lukkertid for eksempel et sekund, blir hele bevegelsen fanget.  
Det foto er 1/4000 en sekund.

Det foto er 1 sekund lang.