Posts Tagged ‘Photo Observation’

Photo Observation #7

2) I took the photo last weekend on campus

3) THEME: Scary

4) DESCRIPTION: Because of how the light only shines on half of their faces creates a mysterious and horror like feeling. The majority of the photo is dark and creepy appearing. This feeling comes across because of the absence of light. Also, the warm amber, almost leaning on the red side of the color, creates this creepy feeling as well. It seems like the light is almost “coming for them.” Overall, the photo is very creepy from the way the light hits the girls’ faces and the lighting behind them about to take them away.

Photo Observation #7

Source:  Jen Markert, for

Theme: Scary

Description: While simple, by just adding a soft white light to just the side of this man’s face, he’s suddenly very threatening. The shadows on his right completely cover his face as he looks directly forward, adding a sense of serious danger.

Photo Observation #7

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Photo by: Riko Shae

3. This photo shows the beginning and end of many scary movies. There is a chilling feeling tied to driving on a dark road surrounded by trees. The lighting from the car, the only source of helpful light outside of the moon, is also creating creepy shades and low lighting that adds to the scary mood captured in this photo.



Photo Observation #7

2. Found on Pinterest

3. Theme: Scary

4. The way that this photo is taken is with a filter on it of film which causes the streaks down it. Adding this kind of ancient feel which is slightly scary. But this effect is doubled with the use of fog and a very hazy/ low white light. The way it diffuses through the fog really causes fear in what the unknown is behind that haze. If it was very bright it would have more a playful feel of fog everywhere, but with the low light of nighttime it becomes more scary.

Photo Observation #6

2) This photo was taken by my sister in fall of 2015, some time just before 5pm because that is when Tinkerbell starts to get antsy for dinner which she gets at 5pm.

3)Theme: Happy

4) Pretty much any photo of a dog is a great photo, but this one especially evokes happy feelings for me because this is my dog, Tinkerbell. My family recently moved out of this house and so seeing my dog in the house that I mainly grew up in is a happy sight. That lighting at that time of day is so specific, its the first time we really turn the kitchen light on, because that part of the house only gets morning sun. Tinkerbell can tell when it’s almost 5, because she starts growling and pestering whoever is in the room. If we have left her bowl out from her breakfast she will tap on it and make it ring. This is what she was doing in the photo, to the point where she managed to flip her bowl over. I also love the way the natural light puts that glint on her eye while the warmth of the kitchen light shows the warm color of her eyes.

Photo Observation #6

2) I took the photo near the beginning of Fall semester 2017

3) THEME: Happy

4) DESCRIPTION: How the rainbow light faintly lays over my hand gives off a soft sort of feeling. This photo gives off a happy feeling because of the color tone the lighting causes the photo to be. How the hand has a relationship with the light rather than the light just being apart of the picture gives off this happier feeling as well. This is because of how my hand is fully involved with the light. The light lays over my hand like a blanket, which gives a comforting, positive feeling.

Photo Observation #6


Theme: Happy

Description: This is an example of me making use of the theme to its fullest. In the image, a girl is looking at something or someone and uses a flashlight to highlight her face. I cannot explain as to why she’s smiling but she is clearly happy. The photo gives me a deeply unsettling feeling and nervousness, but at least the subject of the image is enjoying herself as a result of the light.

Photo Observation #6

2. Photo by: Scott Klinker
3. Happy
4. The lighting in this photo looks like the sun shining through a strangely designed window shade. It provides the feeling of waking up in the morning on a Saturday and knowing you don’t have any daunting responsibilities ahead of you. I hear birds chirping and I imagine a big front yard and see sunlight shining between the trees. This photo represents stability and leisure, both of which bring happiness along with them.

Photo Observation #5

2) Valentin by Ivan Constantin
Taken 25 October 2011
Leica M7 + 35 mm / TriX / Rodinal

3) Theme: Single Life Source

4) This photo didn’t take me long to find, once I realized that a single light source is often keyworded as a ‘dramatic portrait’. I liked this photo because it is not really determinable where this boy is, the background is dark and blurry so that your eye focuses on the child. I also enjoyed that the single light source was emphasized by the shadow cast on the wall behind the child.

Photo Observation #5

2) Found the image from Pinterest. The photographer is Julia Hetta, a Dutch photographer who is a graduate Gerrit Rietveldt Art Academy in Amsterdam.

3) THEME: Single Light Source

4) DESCRIPTION: It took me some time to find a decent photo that only had one light source. First I had picked a different photo by the same photographer, however I was worried there was actually another light source involved. I liked this photo not only because it meets the requirements of being one light source, but it has a nice soft feeling to it. This feeling comes from the color scheme of the photo and also how the light hits the model’s face.