Shooting like Aaron Siskind

When I took a look of his artwork I thought it was a unique and different type of photography that I haven’t seen before and I really admire his black and white photos. What I also like is the different angles on the photos and how some are zoomed in. My opinion on his work is I like it and it was fun to be able to shoot like him and using the black and white features.

Depth of Field

Shallow Depth of Field
Good Depth of Field
This picture shows a shallow depth of field because the back round is out of focus and is instead focusing on the 3 leaves.
This photo shows a good depth of field because the way this was taken was far away and you can get a good look of the water and scenery.

Depth of Field Explained

When taking a photo, there is a preference of how much depth of field you want in your photo, and which you can lead the viewer’s attention to a specific angle or object in your photo. You can control depth of field by adjusting your aperture setting on your camera, but there is another way like, putting your camera close to an object and as well as switching your camera to portrait mode and taking the photo for shallow depth of field. Now for getting a good depth of field, make sure to point your camera far away from something to get a good depth of field.

Surrealism Artwork

Salvador Dali inspired me to create and gave me an idea to make my surrealism artwork with the way he made this artwork by including animals which he did in his artwork I put above, I really like the way he puts together his surrealism art in many interesting ways and makes it creative and random and adding his own structure and texture to it. I think I did good based on my own surrealism artwork while it being my first try, and I hope I can make many more like Salvador’s because his pieces are unique and one of the many amazing surrealism artists. 

10 Tips For Better Composition

  1. Including a focal point, which means your photo should include a point of interest. This gives your photo a meaning,  
  1. Following the rule of thirds where you position the main elements in a scene and will look more balanced if you position important parts of the scene off center. 
  1. Balancing the image diagonally can allow you to balance the weight of your subject by including another subject to fill in the space. 
  1. Shooting from a lower angle can help simplify the composition and gives us a unique viewpoint that most people don’t really see. 
  1. Including foreground interest like objects gives an image more depth, as well as doing the shooting from a lower angle technique makes it easier to include objects in the foreground. 
  1. Using leading lines in your composition is a great way of leading the eye into the image from a distance. 
  1. Filling the frame gives your photos a more intimate and significant impact. 
  1. Leaving space for movement inside the frame is easy for the eye to follow the movement and action going on in the photo. 
  1. Framing your subject involves using objects in the foreground of the scene to create a frame around the main subject. Placing any kind of object around the edge of your composition helps isolate the main subject. 
  1. Though those are just guidelines there are no strict rules about what you can and cannot do in photography, so break the rules, but to do that you must learn from them and use them in your photography. 

Composition