I am happy with my final outcome of my Alphabet shoot, as I believe it looks and features everything I wanted it too. I am also happy with the editing, I decided to add a gritty urban feel to my images to personalize it and make it something that is more appealing to the eye.
The first task we were set in our brief was to take photo’s of naturally occurring letters, the brief mentioned that we should stick to a theme to keep all the images similar and to ensure they all worked well together. When beginning to take my photo’s I decided to go with a metal/structured theme, as when looking around for letters I noticed most of them within structures of buildings, signs etc. however curved letters proved to be harder to find and more challenging.
I enjoyed this task as it allowed me to look at structures etc, in a different light in which i would not notice on a normal day.
Before starting the task we told to research and have look at examples of Alphabet Image’s. I found (http://www.alphabetphotography.co.uk/) a good help when looking for inspiration for my photo’s as you can type in anything you want and see how they have achieved certain letter’s.
We used a variety of shots and close ups to achieve different letters and eye-catching photo’s. When taking the photo’s we tried to incorporate the following:
- Rule of thirds.
- Good composition.
- Leading lines.
- The right exposure.
- Balancing Elements.
- Symmetry and patterns.
Today we started programming using the programme processing which “is an open source programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) built for the electronic arts, new media art, and visual design communities with the purpose of teaching the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context, and to serve as the foundation for electronic sketchbooks” – (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Processing_(programming_language)
I enjoyed some of the basic programming we did for example making a coloured background with a rectangle on, this may sound easy however programming is completely new to me therefore was a challenge however I feel comfortable with what we have done so far and hope to better my skills each week.
What is programming?
- Set of instructions.
- High level languages that are then interpreted into machine code.
- IDE Integrated Development Environment.
- FunctionMethod. (Re-usable block of code)
- Data types.
- Compiler. (Converts code to machine code)
- Conditioned Statement. (Yes or No)
- OOP. Object Orientated Programming.
- Camel Case (How we name variables)
- myVAr myFirstFunction topScore.
The Screenshot below is some basic programming I wrote in Processing.
The first task we were set when starting Digital Media Design was to mindmap are expectations from studying DMD for 3 years, this was a great starting task as it refreshed my mind and allowed me to see what I wanted to gain from studying DMD, aswell as hear other peoples expectations and variety of thoughts.