Posts Tagged ‘Photo Observation’

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.

Photo Observation #5

Source: Pinterest

Theme: Single Light Source

Description: This is the iconic album cover for Queen II. The white light source seems to be above the band members and creates an almost baleful feeling. Due to the shadows cast over the men, we can’t see their bodies or eyes, just the outline. The diamond formation also adds to the “Easter Island Head” motif.

Photo Observation #5

2. From:

By: Lara Gorman

3. Theme: Single Light Source

4. The white light that is just out of the frame of this photo creates interesting shadows on the face of the model. The shadows cast on the model in this photo cause him to have a sinister yet sad feel to him. It makes the person looking at the photo think that he may be either up to something or he is a survivor of something traumatic.


Photo Observation #5

2. Limerick, Ireland in winter

3. Theme: Single Source

4. It’s interesting how in the middle of the night with the proper base color the smallest light became a huge bloom of illumination. The way the snow was in the nighttime allowed to pick up bright lights very well. So the small camera flash on the phone allowed for a huge bloom of stark white. This is also kind of relaxing to see however, as it feels as if the light gives the ability for play even at night. This is nostalgic for all my late nights playing sports by led rather than daylight, so it gives off the same feel here.

Photo Observation #4

2) Installation view Loebbeckes Insel, Braunschweig, Germany 2016 / Foto © Studio Thilo Frank

3) Theme: Mystery

4) I found this image while trying to attribute the original photo I intended to use for this theme. It was of a mirrored room that this artist, Thilo Frank, had constructed for a museum in Germany. I went to his page and ended up finding this picture of this installation he made in 2016. I found the installation intriguing from the first photos on his site, but the further I scrolled down he had it lit in various ways. This to me was the most mysterious–not only because of the ominous lighting but because of the general shape and the dada-esque feeling of the structure. The purpose is unknown giving it an automatic confusing or mysterious element, and then adding in a a bright sterile light as well as a human person for size reference makes its all the more intriguing to look at. You can see the other views of it in daylight here.

Photo Observation #4

2. Taken by: Dave Markel
3. Mysterious

4. This photo stood out to me because the landscape itself brings an eerie feel to the picture, but the streak of pinkish light that cuts the sky in half draws questions from anyone looking at it. It makes me think that there is more to be discovered about what is happening in the photo and brings depth to the whole thing.

Photo Observation #4


2. Outside my room one misty night.

3. Mysterious

4. The idealism of fog is one of the biggest ideas of mysterious when it comes to environmental mood. So a mix of fog and the way a light is distorted with the blur makes the fog even more mysterious with the cool and warm lights coming through.