Thursday, December 20, 2018

Kyra Barclay
December,20,2018
3rd period

In my album cover I didn't really have a said idea at first but this is the outcome. I used four pictures in total. I used a picture of myself, a classmates hands holding the crystal ball, bokeh background, and picture of the sky I took at the beach. I first took my picture of the bokeh lights and created multiple layers to fill the entire background and then merged them all together into one picture. Then I cut the background from the hands and lowered the exposure due to how over exposed the hands were before from the sunlight. Then I free transformed it into the shape of the crystal ball and turned down the opacity on the image so it wouldn't be as distracting to the rest of image. Afterwards I also cut out a picture of myself and placed it in the ball and turned the opacity so it wouldn't be as prominent taking away from the rest of the picture. Also on the layer of the sky I used the lighten blending mode which kind of gave it the pink tint in the ball. Also used a blur kind of tool to smooth the edges of the hand around the bokeh so it could look as one. Lastly I added the American Typewriter text to the title and other words on the album cover.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Kyra Barclay
October,31, 2018
3rd period

I learned that as a photographer myself that I do better with capturing images with agriculture and nature. I have improved with creativity and skill. I think the photo evaluation and editing was a pretty easy process.

      Category: Agriculture
I picked to upload this photo because I feel the strongest point is the colors and detail captured in the photo.
Category: Open Book
I picked this picture because I feel its strongest point is the focus of the picture through the crystal ball.
Category: Agriculture
This picture strongest point is the angle I took the picture from with the flag and building in the background.
Category: Agriculture
The strongest point in this photo is the colors popping out grabbing attention of viewer, such as the green, and the photo is not to distracting.
 Category: Nature
The strongest point of this photo is how the sun beam is captured in the photo through the flower. It does'nt become a distraction and mess up the whole photo.
 Category: Still Life
The strong points of this photo is the focus on one of the objects and blurry background. Also the perfect amount of lighting and its not to bright through the hole.
Category: Time Exposure
The strong point in this photo is the different colors that were able to be captured in the photo. Also how the whole image is reflected and captured through the crystal ball.

Thursday, May 24, 2018







What i got from photography was more experience and how to actually use a camera to the different modes, exposures, balances, etc to improve my photo taking. I also learned that when taking pictures you can capture many different things that can be seen or interpreted in many perspectives. Another thing I got from photography is paying attention to details such as textures, people, buildings, etc. I think my work has grown tremendously. I started off with little experience with a canon camera and how to take pictures and edit in the light room to make my pictures more eye catching. Also learning to focus the camera in the right places. The advice I have for photographers next year is to take your time, always remember to play around with things until you like the way it looks, because sometimes things do not work out the way you wanted to and you might get frustrated at times. Also that you should  remember to use perspectives.



What I like best about this photo is how the sunlight shines through the pedals of the flowers and also how the sunlight beams are captured in the photo along with the focus.






I like he focus I used in this photo its points out all of the details in the photo to the leaves to the cutting off of the tree trunk.




I like the perspective that is used in this photo with the little figures through the paper towel roll, with the focus and lighting through the camera.









I like the pop of color of the flowers in this photo it brings more attention to the photo along with the focus that is being used.


I like the many different techniques and colors that were used in this photo such as the blending of colors on top left section and the sketch kind of affect in the bottom left section.


I like the moment that was caught and the exposure that I took down and the colors I put into the picture to bring more attention to it. 


I like all the different layers that are used in this photo to make one photo that looks realistic and the blending mode I used to have the picture with the hombre look.