The intent was to contrast the subject, Ty, with a light background so as to continue our use of shadows as a form of mystery. Unfortunately, there are three reasons why this photo became unusable. First, the lighting proved to be too much of a contrast with the subject, and the background is almost solid white. It blinds the viewer, and cannot be remedied even in Photoshop. Another reason why this photo was excluded is because it is out of focus. For a still shot like this, being out of focus is unacceptable. A third and final reason why this photo wasn’t chosen is because there is a merger in the background.
Archive for February, 2009
This image was attempting to paint the subject, Ty, as mysterious and unknown. Despite being partially successful, there are several reasons why the group did not select this photograph. First, the color of the image does not enhance the focus. Ty’s skin blends in with the foreground, and draws attention away from the mysterious face. Also, the ‘Quadrangle’ writing in the foreground is out of place and doesn’t add anything to the photograph. Another reason the group excluded this photo was because of the background. His head merges awkwardly with Kay Spiritual Center, and isn’t contrasted so as to bring attention to itself. Further, the busy background detracts attention from the focus.
This photograph uses the focus, the subject’s eyes, to create a sense of mystery. Although the image accomplishes its purpose, there are several factors that prompted its exclusion from the project. The first problem is the abundance of color, which contradicts the dark nature of the other photographs in our project. Every photo in our project was selected for a reason, and this image wouldn’t fit into the theme. The second reason why this photograph was not selected was because of the distractions in the foreground of the newspaper. The bright colors demand attention from viewers, and distract from the focus which creates ‘mystery’. Another problem with this photo is the merger in the background formed by the tree and her head, which is just plain sloppy.