Averaging Concepts Using Flickr

This visual assignment seemed really interesting to me. Photo averaging is something that I don’t have any experience with. The overall goal is to stack 50 pictures from Flickr on top of each other and average all of them together essentially creating an abstract piece out of all of them combined. The word I chose to search on Flickr is “creek”. Below is the result of 50 creek pictures averaged in Photoshop.

One thing that could’ve been improved from this assignment was to make sure the pictures you get have a common size.

How-to guide: Creating a Spubble

Creating your own Spubble was actually so much easier than I thought. The only resource that I used to create it was my IPhone. First, I selected the perfect picture that I needed to convey my story. Next, I opened up the picture in Snapchat. Once it was in Snapchat you can very easily add a chat bubble by searching for one in the top search bar. Simply drag and drop it into the correct position on the photo and all that is left to-do is add text. Finally, tap the middle of the screen and type whatever caption you want. When you are finished, just as you did with the bubble, drag and drop the text into position. You can then either save this new photo directly on Snapchat or screenshot it to bring it into your camera roll.

Here is an example of mine.

As an additional resource of information: This is a helpful guide on Youtube I found for creating a Spubble on Pixelr.

My Very Own Spubble…

After a long day of work, I really love to come home and take a nap. Plenty of room to spread out on my bed alone…

Oh wait, I have two dogs that insist on laying on top of you every time you go to lay down. This makes getting up from a nap extremely hard. I still love them though.

Photo-reflection: My Best Photo

After all the pictures I have taken today, this picture is my favorite. I think one of the big reason’s that I love it so much is because it combines to different forms of the lighting suggestions given in the DS106 Handbook. This picture not only takes advantage of front lighting that comes from the camera itself but also back lighting behind the wine bottle. It seems to add a warm glowing effect around the bottle while simultaneously making the label crystal clear with front lighting. The contrast in this photo makes it very interesting to look at. On the left hand side there is a clear warm atmosphere, while on the right hand side things are rather dark. One improvements I believe could be made to this photo is to balance the contrast better between the two sides of the bottle.

Reflection on the Photo Safari

I had a lot of fun doing this Photo Safari 15 minute challenge. I found that I actually could come up with many more photo ideas in fifteen minutes than I had expected too. I chose to do this in my basement as I felt like it had the greatest opportunity for diverse subject matter.

The two photos that I believe really came out great for me were the bright light photo and the converging lines photo. The bright light photo I thought looked really cool because it wasn’t at all what I expected it to be. It turned the bright light into somewhat of a warm flat color. The converging lines photo I thought really turned out well because I myself felt my eyes following the lines deeper and deeper into the photo. This was a really cool feeling because I don’t really think I did too great of a job on this but with limited resources I could still get some of the effect I was going for. This picture was by far my most inventive one that I have taken so far. For reference I will include both of these photos below.

15 Minute Photo Safari

The pictures below will be all the pictures I was able to capture within the 15 minutes allowed for this challenge. The first and last pictures will include timestamps.

Starting Time
A photo that shows a repeating pattern.
A photo of an interesting shadow.
A photo that uses converging lines to draw us into the photo. I felt like the lines along the wall converging with the shadow lines really did a good job drawing you into the photo.
A photo dominated by a single color.
A photo at an unusual angle, e.g. looking up at something or looking down at something, or from the view of an ant.
A photo into bright light.
 A photo of two things that do not belong together.
A photo of someone else’s shoe or foot.
Challenge ending time.