Lesson 3

Today we began the class by entering the room to see a few new keyword on the whiteboard. A few people than proceeded to write down what each of these meant.

Manipulation: Could refer to photo editing that is used to change how an image used. When referring back to the butterfly technique we know that sometimes a small change makes a huge difference.

Composition: Taking the image in a specific way. Having to fix the scene before taking the image.

Focus: Could mean the subject of the image or could refer to photography techniques such as zoom, focuz, and depth of field.

Close up: A type of camera angle which usually is of one person or object. Can be used to show specific focus or emotions.

Viewer: What the audience of our images sees. What would they feel?

Later in class we did a little activity to help us understand what Fairness and Development was. (put image and reference and discussion)


Lesson 2

Today we presented a powerpoint which we had created in the same groups as last week, and on the same artist too. Except this time we focused more detailedly on one specific image.

The image we had chosen was entitled The Daughters and was taken is 2002. (opinion) I think this image shows

Based on the elements used last week, here is some of our points in analysis:

Perspective was neutral like many of her other images and felt as though it was in a first person perspective

.Colours within the image compliment each other subtly and there isn’t any harsh contrasts making the image a very family like photo. (why)

Patterns present are mainly seen on clothes, the walls, and chairs among others. This help add little bursts of eye catching objects that cause the viewer to look at different parts of the image. Also, the patterned wall and objects help make it seem as though more space is being taken up. (this causes…). Depth of field, also like many other images, is long and shows everything in focus. The lighting is also balanced, adding to the fact that this is a neutral shot of this family. (add how these elements  make me feel something about the image or how they gave me the certain opinion

Later that day, we had researched a few words based on topics such as abstract expressionist photography and the butterfly effect, also two topics that we had to research in more detail.

  1. Abstract:
  2. Vintage:
  3. Expressive:
  4. Representational:
  5. Landscape:
  6. Geometric:
  7. Organic forms:
  8. Intention photography:
  9. Objective photography:
  10. Subjective photography:
  11. Documentary photography:
  12. Digital photography:

Abstract Expressionist Photography


The Butterfly Effect


Comparison and Contrast of the two styles


Lesson 1

Put Unit Name and Title and concepts and stuff

Today in class we picked an artist and analyzed some of their works. My group, which consisted of Tina, Fion, Pinar, and Humayra had chosen photographer Tina Barney.

Here are some of her images that we looked at.



We analyzed these photos based on photography elements such as perspective, pattern, colour, balance, texture, space, framing, and lines.


these are our findings

Perspective – the shot is very neutral makes you feel as tho you are in Tina’s position witnessing a scene.

Space – The depth of field created a feeling of space in the image however

Balance – The image’s weight is evenly distributed, people, objects, and a detailed background are a few things that help balance the subject in the photo.

Colour – The colours are also sometimes faded looking like somewhat of a 90’s image. most colours used are usually within a range of a specific colour scheme in one image

Depth of Field – Her images aren’t blurred most of the time and everything is shown



(-> how conventions affect the audience, e.g the 90’s colour gives off nostalgia to some ppl, and add my interpretation or opinion of her works.