Photo 1- “Calm Morning”
This dominant creative device used in this photo is lighting contrast. Positioning the camera where the dog’s body blocks out the sun gave it this effect and draws the viewers eyes to the focal point of the picture. This photo also used the creative device of background. The morning sky in the background of the photo makes the focal point stick out to the viewer.
Photo 2- “Barren”
The main creative device I used in this photo is focus. The eyes are drawn to the barbed wire because it is in focus, but wind turbines can also be seen out of focus. Another creative device that was used is viewpoint. I utilized this by squatting down and getting right next to the barbed wire. This gives a good perspective, looking up at the wind turbines in the distance.
Photo 3- “Lawless”
The main creative device used in this photo is framing. I did this by getting a picture of the prairie through a bullet hole in a highway sign. I also used the creative device of focus in this picture. I focused on the prairie in the background of the photo instead of focusing on the sign with the bullet hole in it.
Photo 4- Perezoso
The main creative device I used in this photo was viewpoint. To do this I got below, and up close to my friends dog. This makes the dog’s eye the main focal point. That viewpoint, along with the lighting makes it aesthetically pleasing. Another creative device that was used was focus. I focused the camera up close on the dog and the background is blurred. The rule of thirds is also a creative device used in this photo. There is focus in the two thirds of the photo and the third on the left side of the photo is blurred out.
Photo 5- “Spacious”
The main creative device used in this photo is leading lines. The lines of the side of the road, as well as the painted lines in the road draw the viewers eyes. The lines of the road can be followed by the viewer all the way to the background of the photo. Another creative device used is symmetry, the lines of the road also make the photo very symmetrical.
This assignment did surprise me somewhat. I was surprised by how the quality of photographs can be improved so much by using the creative devices that we have learned. I wish I would have tried to incorporate more creative devices all into a single photo, because photos with multiple creative devices turn out very cool.