photojournalism portfolio

jonathan guzman 5AB


elements of composition

photo gallery

written reflection

my experience in this class this semester has been awesome a was looking forward to learn about cameras and how to take a good picture learn how to adjust and use the camera settings and the best way to take a picture my favorite project more like activity the scavenger hunts and my least favorite was the humans of fossil ridge because i don't like to talk to people that i don't know, i felt happy in this photography course because i been able to take some awesome pictures using everything i know from this class

camera operations

-how to turn the camera on/off

you look for the button that say on/off and press i

-to enable macro/super-macro you look for the button with a flower and press it and choose duper macro or just macro

-to place new batteries you turn the camera off and open the batterie compartment take the old ones out and place the new ones in and make site that they are in the right position positive to positive,negative to negative

-how insert a sd-card you have to look for the port and put it in but make sure that the sd-card gold part is facing the right way

-to change image size you go to settings or menu and go to image size and choose the size you want

-to zoom in and out you can use the button that is on top of the camera or the lens in some cameras

-to change the date and time of a picture you first have to go to the picture then press menu go to date/time and change it.

history of photography

-Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s Very Long Exposure – Joseph Nicéphore Niépce is credited with producing the first permanently fixed photographic image from nature when, in 1826, he used a camera obscura outfitted with a lens and a bitumen coated pewter plate to cast an image of the view of the courtyard outside his window. The 8 hour exposure was then washed with a mixture of oil of lavender and white petroleum, rendering a view of the surrounding buildings, courtyard, and at least one tree, as seen from Niépce’s upstairs bedroom. He called his process “heliography.”

-Louis Daguerre and the Daguerreotype – In 1829 French painter and physicist Louis Daguerre partnered with Niépce in an effort to reduce the excessive exposure time needed to render an image. Niépce died in 1833, but Daguerre continued the work and eventually developed a more effective method; he discovered that by exposing silver coated copper plates for shorter periods, the faint latent image that was captured could then be chemically developed into a distinct visible image. Daguerre named the process after himself and the Daguerreotype was presented to the general public in 1839.

Negative/Positive – Three weeks after the Daguerreotype made its debut, British scientist Fox Talbot reported that he had devised a “photogenic drawing” process — which he had already been experimenting with for several years — based on the use of light sensitive paper as opposed to metal plates. Talbot would eventually — and accidentally — discover that a short exposure time and the right chemicals turned his paper into a negative that could be used to make multiple positive prints. Talbot called his process “calotype” and introduced it to the world in 1841.

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