MultiMedia

Creative Devices

on October 9, 2014

The next five photos depicts my attempt at trying to make photos pleasing by using creative devices. Out of the like 240 photos I took these were definitely the least eye sores! Hopefully they’re better than I think, lets see what you think!

#1 Viewpoint

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As I wait in the freezing cold for my boyfriend and his friend to finish cutting firewood, the reflection of the very green trees caught my eye.

“A reflection” is the title of this photo. The dominate creative device is viewpoint. This photo is pleasing to the eye because the viewpoint attracts the eye to the puddle but it then focuses the eyes on the green trees. Another creative device is color. The blue hue around the puddle and the reflection of the green trees creates attention around the focal point.

#2 Framing

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While throwing the ball around for my dog I watched the sun set.

“Stuck in a Tree” is the title of the photo. The dominate creative device is framing. This photo is pleasing to the eye because the two pine trees around the sun draws the eyes to the bright dot captured. Another creative device in this photo could be contrast. Contrast is pleasing to the eye because the trees are dark which leads the eye again to the bright dot and the blue sky.

#3 Focus

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As I waited for my ride home from work I snuck a picture of the radiant yellow leaves.

“Beautiful Fall Day” is the title of the photo. The dominate creative device is focus. The device makes the photo pleasing to the eye because it would seem that the picture is of just grass. However, the tree in the background is in focus, therefore making it the focal point. Another creative device could be color. This makes the photo pleasing because the yellow of the leaves and the green grass blend well together making the photo peaceful.

#4 Texture

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One freezing cold morning while camping I noticed the set of three pine cones.

“Nature’s Litter” is the title of the photo. The dominate creative device in this photo is texture. This photo is aesthetically pleasing because the texture of this photo almost makes the viewer wants to pick up the pine needles. I don’t think there are any other creative devices for this photo.

#5 Rule of Thirds

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As my dog runs around frantically sniffing every yard possible on our walk, I got a great shot of the moon lit sky.

“Midnight Stroll” is the title of the photo. The dominate creative device is rule of thirds. The photo is aesthetically pleasing because in each third of the photo there is something to look at. Even though the moon is not directly in the middle of the photo I think the viewers eyes are still drawn to it. Another creative device is balancing elements. This makes the photo pleasing because the cloud on the left balances the moon on the right.

During this assignment I found it surprising that the photos turned out as well as they did. I also found that it was easier than I thought to find creative devices while taking the photos. Although, while taking the photos I realized it was very hard for me to keep my hands still in order to not take a blurry photo.

As for doing things differently…I think I should have tried to find people to take pictures of. I think nature is beautiful but viewers are able to relate to other people easier. I also think that the photos would have better captions if they were explaining people. What is there to be said about nature? Except that it’s peaceful and beautiful.

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