File Formats

When you take a photograph, what is essentially happening is that the camera is capturing data, i personally didn’t know the different formats transform your pictures but choosing the right file format is important, and can be critical depending on the level of quality, and also the level of post-processing you intend to do.


The thing that you should remember is that JPEG files are compressed quickly in the camera, and thus result in a loss of detail and quality.


Due to the fact that they are uncompressed, they are also much bigger files, so will take much more space both on your memory cards and also for storage on your computer.


This means that adjustments such as white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation, sharpness can all be altered in an image editing software, after the image has been taken.


As a result, the challenge that photo editing software providers face, is how to manage and continuously provide updates for their software to be able to read all the different camera formats.


The strength of PNGs are that they are compressed in a lossless format, and so retain all the digital detail.


Lossless compression means image quality is not sacrificed, and like PNGs they also offer the ability to maintain transparent and also allow for animation.


BMPs are large file sizes as color data is saved in each individual pixel in the image without any compression.


This makes it absolutely essential for any sort of extensive manipulation of the original photograph – such as retouching.


Personal Critique

do i have strong composition i think i do have strong composition i think my first photo has a better composition then my second one only because the first photo was token at an high angle. I think i edited my photos really well as for the second one it was very tricky because the photo was so yellow so to reduce the yellow i add some blue tint and a tad of red which made the photo overall better. If i had to do this assignment again i would try some other angles. Do think my photographs belong on the home page? i would hope maybe one day i cant sat yes or no because everyone has there own opinion and they have there things that they are attracted to but I would love my picture to be on the home page. As for being the best from all the classes i say who know because i think we are all strong photographers.

Surrealism Critique

Stephen Gibb

The artist Stephen Gibb has creative absurd surrealism art work. while looking through his work this one cough my eye even though he has many other great work. I fell like this one portrays a lot of emotion. Stephen Gibb uses a lot of emotion in his art. the clock tends to have a lot of faces but different people. This photo I can feel everyone’s emotion the cloud looks sad hes crying and its all dark underneath him. On the other hand the egg looks frightful he looks scared. The clock has a mischievous look on his face it kind of looks like he wants to smash the egg. Over all this was portrayed very nicely nothing looks out of place.



Camera modes

Automatic Mode

Auto mode tells your camera to use it’s best judgement to select shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance. With some cameras auto mode lets you override flash or change it to red eye reduction.

Portrait Mode

aperture (small number) which helps to keep your background out of focus.  Portrait mode works best when you’re photographing a single subject so get in close enough to your subject.

Macro Mode

It’s great for shooting flowers, insects or other small objects. Keep your camera and the object you’re photographing parallel if possible or you’ll find a lot of it will be out of focus.

Landscape Mode

It’s therefore ideal for capturing shots of wide scenes, particularly those with points of interest at different distances from the camera.  At times your camera might also select a slower shutter speed so its best to use a tripod.

Sports Mode

It is ideal for photographing any moving objects including people playing sports, pets, cars, wildlife etc.  Sports mode attempts to freeze the action by increasing the shutter speed.

Night Mode

Night mode uses slower shutter speed to help capture details of the background but it also fires off a flash to illuminate the foreground (and subject). Balanced shot you should use a tripod or your background will be blurred.

Movie Mode

The quality is generally not up to video camera standards but it’s a handy mode to have when you come across that perfect subject that just can’t be captured with a still image. Moving images take up significantly more space on your memory storage than still images.

Aperture Priority Mode

This mode is really a semi-automatic (or semi-manual) mode where you choose the aperture and where your camera chooses the other settings. Aperture priority mode is useful when you’re looking to control the depth of field in a shot (usually a stationary object where you don’t need to control shutter speed).

Shutter Priority Mode

Shutter priority is very similar to aperture priority mode but is the mode where you select a shutter speed and the camera then chooses all of the other settings. You might also choose a slow shutter speed in lower light situations.

Program Mode

In those cameras that have both, Program mode is similar to Auto but gives you a little more control over some other features including flash, white balance, ISO etc.

Manual Mode

In this mode you have full control over your camera and need to think about all settings including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, flash etc.