Photography: Draft Images

Pattern

The is one of my first images that I had taken in todays lesson, which focuses on pattern. I love the picture taken in landscape and I was visualising the image in black and white. I was able to think how the tone as well as the patterns would be conveyed in the image. it is one of my favourite images taken today and their is so much I personally believe that can be said about it.

Shape

This is one of the images taken today and I have titled it as shape. It is a landscape image focusing on the tile. It is a close-up landscape image focusing on the shape, which can have an unusual meaning. It doesn’t have to make sense. I believe the quality of the image was really good and as a draft, I can study this image as a perfect example for my future images taking place.

Texture

This image is another one of my images, focusing on texture. It is a close-up landscape image focusing on the plant. It focuses on the object and visualises the different texture. As a viewer you are unable to say whether the texture is soft, spiky or hard which makes it rather exciting.

Tone\

This is my final image that I had chosen to upload as I believe it is a top quality landscape image, which focuses back on to the .rule of three. task. It is a long distanced landscape image, which focuses on the plane landing. You can visualise the small details such as the wheels of the plane coming out ready to land and the amazing view of the background. The different tones it focuses on, overall out stands the entire image itself.

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Photography: Practice and Draft – Week 9

Today was our first photography lesson, we able to learn about the ‘rule of third’ which is a grid and it establishes the landscape picture, which enables us to focus and view on the photograph properly. This also helps us identify and view one image with three categories which can help us take a photograph covering all aspects. We was then introduced to the camera, to do our work which is the DLSR camera. We was able to practice around with the camera, play with the focus and lighting and view the difference in the draft photographs taken. As a group we was able to head out and experience in taking our first photographs for the tasks given. We was able to practice and view, also learn the ‘rule of third’ kind of photograph. We was able to adjust and get used to using this type of technique as majority of us were unaware of this technique. We managed to take a few good pictures and was able to also feedback on ourselves and realise that we could have ‘focused’ on some of the pictures more. We uploaded the pictures onto the mac computer and was able to view them properly. We identified the best quality pictures with a good combination of texture, pattern, shape and tone. Which was our main focus to complete our first draft task. With this practice we was then able to identify the difference between a photograph taken using the ‘rule of third’ and a image taken with no focus and out of distortion. We were able to identify this on the computer when we had to upload it. This helped encourage us to use all the given techniques taught and adapt our photographs for the coming task given.

Sound: Editing session 3 and Evaluation

I continued to edit my sound track, as for draft when i re-played it louder with the speaker, there was a unknown loud noise which affected my sound track with its poor quality sound level. I had to open up the entire sound track on the software and listen to it carefully, to notice the distortion sound in order for me to edit it out. What I did was, highlighted the area that had the distortion, and deleted it. As it was an unwanted sound. After that i did a multi track bounce as an mp3, then had to upload to sound cloud. I was overall happy with my sound track, after editing some of the distortions out but could have improved on editing more of the echo noise out and level it better.

Overall, the synopsis of my sound recording had no direct, intentional relevance meaning however, was based on university life. It was myself and classmate having general conversation about studies, modules as well as other outside social activities. These were to simply signify student life, how a young student can portray themselves within the student life. My main sound recording was to focus on the volume of the voices, even though it was direct dialogue being used. I tried recording this sound with the lowest background noise. However their was always some sort of quiet rhythmic noise, either from echoing of the voices being spoken or the air conditioning running in the background. With editing software that we had been taught, I was able to use sound editing techniques such as the amplifier and lower the background noise so that the focus would be on the voices of myself and my classmate.

In conclusion, this had improved my knowledge in sound performance as well as broadened my options within the media industry as a whole as sound can go inclusive with future employability such as, radio etc… I enjoyed adapting these techniques and appreciate the knowledge that I had experienced, indeed I would like to continue adapting these techniques and improve adjusting a better recording with the sound recording machine as well as improving my knowledge with the editing.

Sound: Editing session 2

We continued to edit our sound clips on the adobe audition software and play around with different things to view the changes in order to hear the sound clips better. In todays lesson I had a new sound clip added. I imported it onto the multi track as I wasn’t completely satisfied with the first sound clips that I had taken because of the quality of it. I continued to play around with the editing software. In some of my sound clips, the focus was on the quality of the dialogue sound, but I had to edit some parts of it as there was echo. I managed to learn how to avoid the echo which was effecting the concentration of my sound. I clicked mixer, I was able to click the small arrow next to single-band compressor or multi-band compressor, then went to amplitude and compression and was able to see the different lists of editing techniques i.e. amplify, channel mixer etc.. I was able to change the level meters and amplifiers to hear my sound playing in the background and choose which quality sound better. If I wasn’t happy with one of them or didn’t like it, I simply had to just go back to the small arrow and remove affect and continue different editing styles until I was happy with one. The volume of my voice was good but I still wasn’t satisfied with echo in the background although I had changed some of it. So i continued to edit, i clicked back onto the small arrow and the went into delay and echo. I then played around withe echo amplitudes. My final edit was the equaliser which helped enhance the sound. I cut out the final little bits of my clip to finish the sound clip. After all this was done, I was satisfied with my sound clip and the edits, I was ready to upload.

Sound: Editing session

In this session, i had to copy all the sounds that i had taken on the sound recorder on to the mac computer. In this lesson we were able to learn about how to edit our sounds and also listen back to them. We first had to put them on the desktop. we was then taught about the Adobe audition which is the software programme where we had to edit our sounds on. We opened up this software, went into file, then clicked import and then file again. I was then able to see all the sounds that i had taken on the sound recorder. I had to import each sound that I had taken one by one, opening it up on Adobe audition. After I had imported them all on to the software, I dragged each sound clip on to the multi track and went onto the mixer to be able to edit them. We continued to play around with the editor and sounds to notice the differences. We went into waveform and was able to alter the sound length and amplifier. The sounds taken were good but not perfect but we had the chance to edit them and continue to perfect them and change things around each time.

Sound: Third session

In this lesson I was able to take the sound recorder and record my own sound. I wanted my sound to focus on the voice of students having a conversation about the university as well as general discussion. my aim is to get great quality on the dialogue of the students. I also want the background noise to be as low as possible as my main focus is on the voice. I did not want the background noise to be of poor quality which will undermine the main dialogued conversation. I had to make sure that the level meters did not go over the range, in order to get good sound, to be able to edit in my next session.

Sound: Second session

In our second lesson for sound we was again able to take the sound recorder outside of class and experience more in recording different types of sound. In this lesson we had to reflect the sounds taken be linked to the university. So, a few of the other class members and I, worked together and came up with great ideas to do this task. The first idea that we had was to have interactional, direct verbal dialogue in our sound, with superb quality. So, we went to a very quiet area, and had two people conversing with each other, having a casual conversation, reflecting back on to the university, talking about the uni itself, their subject, course, modules, how they’re finding it etc.. We wanted to record a good, high, quality sound of their voice and a lower wave sound on the background, as the main focus was on the sound of the voice and the quality of it. We took another sound in the library, one of which we focused on the barriers. as being part of the university of east London, to access the library, you would need your i.d card to enter through the barriers and it makes a ‘beep’ sound and as each person enters the barrier you hear the sound of them entering through. We focused on this again, to reflect back onto the university, people studying, using the facilities that university provides, i.e the library. Whilst we was already in the library we also took sound of people studying, how was this possible? we basically took the sound recorder close to people reading books and researching, getting the sound as high as possible from other students flicking pages. This was a great idea as well as a good sound that we managed to take. some students were on the computer, using their keyboard of maybe typing up coursework or assignments. This was another one of our great ideas, so we again decided to put the sound recorder really close to the keyboard so that we could get  top quality sound of someone typing on the keyboard, as well as clicking the mouse. We recorded all these sounds to reflect it back onto the university as well as some different sound which of course had to be at the best of quality and high standard. The last recording that we did that day, was inside costa, which is inside the university. we put the level metre slightly lower as usual, but wanted background conversation from other students, that go inside costa, with fellow students, perhaps discussing their course and assignment or general conversation. this also conveys back onto the university as students still can socialise within the university discussing general things as well as education.

Sounds: First session

In our first session for sound, we were shown and given the technical terms used for all sound machines, and was shown how the sound recorder works, and varies negatively as well as positively. We was shown how to record ‘good’ sound and how a good sound can be a ‘bad’ sound due to background noise. We was then advised how to avoid these things. Later we were able to get our hands on these sound recorders and use it outside as a draft. This was our first practical lesson for sound. whilst trying the sound recorder for the first time, it didn’t seem as easy as it looked, as getting a good quality sound was very difficult in the university area. We took some sounds outside, due to the airport near us and the thames, the wave that hit from the wind and the noise from the planes, made the sound very poorly, as the background noise was too high so therefore we was able to understand how to vary the sound and that their was better results for sound in a quieter place. The level meters on the sound recorder should usually be kept in the middle of the range to produce great sound quality, whereas if it were to go too high it would be a poor sound quality.