Exercise K

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Exercise G – Printing

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List of Places(In Photo Order):

  1. Kinkos
  2. Walmart
  3. Target
  4. CVS
  5. Claremont Photo/Video

Best Quality:

Of all the printed images, the “best quality” is was printed at Claremont Photo/Video.

Best Color Match:

The “best color match” for the prints was printed at Claremont Photo/Video.

Future Prints:

After printing my image at the various locations, I would prefer to print at Claremont Photo/Video. Although, there are always extraneous variables that may come into play that might, perhaps, influence my future prints. I may uncover another printing location that prints of greater or equal quality. Other factors are location and time allowed for the printing.

*Note: I would also like to say that I may test Costco later, considering prices and that fact that my family has a Costco Membership card.

Adjustments:

Adjustments that are needed to match the screen for the images are minor color adjustments/color correction. Depending upon the print, there are color differences that range from saturation, vibrancy, and overall contrast. Evidently, adjustments must be done.

Still Life Research

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My interest in still life photography primarily stems from my interest in photographing lego sets and adding in extra content via photoshop and other types of compositing programs. Due to the nature of this project and the breadth that it requires, I am somewhat happy and intrigued to deviate from lego and photograph different types of objects, being both organic and inorganic.

My first category for still life must focus on food. I am mainly interested in photographing food and utensils in manners that utilize vibrant and saturated color. As the references I have provided above show, color is a major component to the final images. Michael Crichton’s work caught my attention because of how heavily saturated his images were and the placement of the photos, photos placed with certain geometric form in mind more or less.

I find breakfast to be of general interest considering how I rarely eat breakfast. Breakfast is somethingthat not a lot of people generally eat. Perhaps I am correct?

Normal still life photos may be very well bland and “basic” by normal standards. I cannot do that. That will not happen, nor do I wish for that the occur in my projects. In order to execute these images in a manner that doesn’t focus so heavily on common regularities in photos that I have seen while browsing the internet, I will attempt to make backgrounds interesting and complement the overall theme of the photo and objects. Books seem to be something that I am considering for this segment of the project.

My other area of interest, in relation to the still life project, focuses on the development of product. More specifically, product photography that is able to demonstrate both form and function in the captured image. There is a somewhat altruistic quality to product photos; how they are meant to take into consideration the welfare of the consumer and narrate a product is a quality that I find fascinating. Products that demonstrate these qualities are the Apple brand and, more specifically, the products that have been developed over the 20 year span since the “revitalization” period of 1997. (A great reference for apple photos and industrial design is the recently published phonebook that feature a majority of Apple’s products and marketing images.)