INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAITURE

A portrait is a picture or photograph that expresses the appearance of a specific person or subject. And I believe that subjects can also be portrait based on my definition. However, when the subject of the portrait changed to a person, then that is slightly different. if a person became the main subject of the portrait, there should not be other unnecessary elements in the portrait, which means, there should not be people or subjects other than the main person in the portrait, and it is composed only of the main person. Moreover, I personally believe that makes good portrait is quality light/shadow, and sharp eyes.

Thrre are few other techniques such as close-up hand, of blurred figure, but the reason why i chose these two techniques is that it shows strong personality. For example, brightness of the lights creates mood and sharp eyes give strong impression to the face. And the portrait of a strong impression is strongly attracted without even knowing it. Mahesh Balasubramanian’s “Divine Makeup”, for example, the girl with blue makeup that covered her whole face and aggressive and sharp eyes overwhelmingly highlight the child’s presence.

Divine Makeup. Photographer Balasubramanian Mahesh

 

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Red Images:

In the First Red picture, it used one of Ola Kolehmainen’s technique, taking picture of a building that is reflected by a window, but it is similarly implemented, but Ola Kolehmainen took a building that is reflected from the front (?), and it would not be good because the photos I took also illuminate the lights inside the building.

The following picture also took a building reflected in the mirror, and this part was good, but the angle was skewed. Unlike the Ola Kolehmainen photo, the glass has a lot of hardware, so the reflective area of the building is narrowed, and the trees photographed together are too uncomfortable.

The last picture was taken to use the reflection of the glass attached to the railing of the stairs. The new challenge was good, but the amount of reflection was too little, and I’m not sure where to focus.

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I think the first photo shows the grandeur of the building using the angle of the camera. However, on the contrary, due to the angle of the camera, the shadows cast on the building are very noticeable, and even a part of the building in the left corner is annoying.

The second picture was taken on a rainy day, and this also helps the texture of the building, but the symmetry of the buildings on both sides taken from the bridge is not correct, and the streetlight on the left obscures the building, which is also a very regrettable part.

Finally, in the third picture, the mirror between the pillars reflects the pillars to create a deep passage-like direction. However, the image of the person who took the picture was also taken in the mirror, and if, the photographer tried to create a more aisle-like tunnel, then the buildings next to the pillars would rather interfere, and it would have been better if it was taken closer and darker.

 

Analysis Chosen Artist -Ola Kolehmainen(Re)

Ola Kolehmainen is a contemporary minimalist Finnish photographer who born in 1964 and graduates from the University of Industrial Arts in 1999 and became a group of Helsinki School of the artist. His photographs are mostly photographs using architecture and light, and he often takes pictures with intentionally confusing and abstract colors (blue). Moreover, his photographs reveal the interior and structural details of the building, revealing the changing light of the day and season.

When someone asks why does Kolehmainen only takes pictures of the building is because he “wants to eliminate the visual pollution that often makes us miss architectural materials and forms” according to Galerieforsblom.

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first image:

For the first Red-colored photo, the focus was absolutely out so, from the perspective of the viewer, it is not sure where to put their eyes on. As adding to that, the light splits the photo diagonally, the photo is divided into where the light is and where it is not. From the standpoint of seeing this, it is not possible to know which part the photographer who took the photo focused on, and it is an irritating point.

 

second image:

The second red image, it is better than the first red image because the whole picture was taken dark, and the sunlight from the left was also talent naturally. However, this photo also cannot find the focus of the photo because the building is divided into three, and if it were aiming at the 90-degree corner between the building and the building, it should have moved to the right.

 

third image:

The final red picture, Unlike the two pictures above, this time the whole picture is completely bright, and you can see that the pillars occupy most of the picture. However, if the pillars were the main purpose, then the angles and locations where there are more pillars should have been decided.

Book Thief reflection – end-of-the-year-essay

Based on all the independent reading books I will choose Book thief as my end-of-the-year essay still I was a long way to finish. because the book thief putting the message of hope and despair, that is, survival and death at the same time, it made readers feel the weight of life, made them feel precious about life, and learned about humanity.

BOOK REFLECTION -BOOK THIEF-

What strikes you the most about the story? How does the author use language to make meaning of his/her message?

In the book “The Book Thief” by Markus Zuska and, I think the thing that strikes me the most is the narrator, Death.  in the story, the narrator, which is also the author of “The Book Thief”, knows the story and fate of each character. and the main character Lisel, is the only one who saw Death in the story. In this book, the author focuses on using language to heal, to save, and to fight against injustice. the background of this book is World War II. So, overall the book got a dark mood, but the main character and her family are described as people who can sacrifice themselves and help others in the midst of war, which expresses the power of language to make a positive difference.

    1. shape/line: it has two shapes that are separated each other from of rectangle, that also can the line

2.shape: there is one small square at the right side the white square

3.pattern: Small lines spread freely. The lines are not drawn neatly.

4. line/pattern: The white line and black lines are labeled like crosswalks.

5.line/shape: Black vertical lines divide the white background into 3 parts that look like 3 blocks of white rectangles are lined up sideways.

6.shape: There is one circle in the middle alone

7.pattern line shape: There are one horizontal line and two black vertical lines.

8. shape pattern: There are 25 circles lined up straight.

9. line pattern: There are many congruent squares that look like a net.

10. line: The black diagonal line looks like the sense of movement.

11. line: it has a vertical line that makes the picture magnificent which looks like looking at a long road or extremely high tower that cannot see the end of it.

12. line pattern: It looks like coarse fabric or print from a broken printer.

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