(f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-200)

There’s no deep story in this picture- just a guy enjoying some sunlight. I snapped two pictures of Noor smiling by random and I really liked them. Maybe part of the reason I decided to go with these is because they’re genuine smiles. No one told him to smile, he did so of his own volition, which really adds to the picture, at least for me. I cut up the pictures and moved them around to make it more visually interesting.

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(f/22, 1/400, ISO-1600)

This picture is supposed to represent that time will eventually fade away, so if you want to do something, do it now. In the image on the top, the guy seized the opportunity to play his guitar, and the world changed around him because he did so. On the bottom, he was too late, and he himself started changing, and the world remained the same. Getting this effect just took a bunch of layering in Photoshop.




There’s really a lot of stuff a photographer must consider before taking an image. Framing, composition, and just a couple things. Camera settings, and making sure they work with your subject, and also location and time of day, are also big.

Really I just messed around with my aperture a bunch. Didn’t have to do much else to change the depth of field. For the image where I freezed the action, I just raised the shutter speed, and for the panning image, I slowed it down.

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(f/1.4, 1/400, ISO-400)

Speeding up the shutter speed captures the water droplets mid-air for a cool time freeze effect.


(f/14, 1/30, ISO-400)

Slowing down the shutter speed here has the adverse effect to the previous image. The water seems like it’s in motion.


(f/20, 1/40, ISO-200)

I slowed down my shutter speed, but I remained focused on my subject as I panned the shot. This resulted in my subject being clear but my background being blurred, to give the impression of motion.


(f/22, 30′, ISO-200)

The long exposure on this shot makes me seem like a spooky ghost, even though I didn’t move too much.


(f/7.1, 1/4, ISO-400)

I lowered the shutter speed and took the shot while zooming out with my camera. That’s how I achieved the weird blur effect.


(f/3.5, 4′, ISO-100)

The subject was in a very dark room. We shot with a very slow exposure and lit the subject from various angles with different colored lights, resulting in the cool lighting effects. Could not have been possible with faster shutter speed.

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(f/5.6, 1/6, ISO-1600)

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(f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-1600)

Some sky shots. I actually shot these at the same time of day. I think the top one is just brighter because I have a lower shutter speed and am letting more light in my camera.


(f/5.6, 1/2, ISO-1600)

The slow shutter speed captures the lights on the bus very well and makes the bus very blurred out and in-motion as a result.



(f/3.5, 1/160, ISO-800)


(f/3.5, 1/200, ISO-800)


(f/22, 1/10, ISO-1600)


(f/3.5, 1/640, ISO-800)


(f/5.6, 1/5, ISO-800)


(f/22, 3.2′, ISO-800)

The larger your aperture (the smaller the number), the shallower your depth of field will be. So there’ll be more goodies out of focus. Similarly, being closer to your subject will make your depth of field more shallow. In terms of focal length, if you are using, say, a zoom lens, your depth of field will be much more shallow. In fact, any lens that has a zoom capability will have the potential to give the image a very shallow DOF. For a shorter lens, the adverse is true.

just some things.


(f/5.6, 1/60, ISO-3200)

This is a picture of lines. I tried centering the point where the cracks intercept. I like that it’s a picture of a mirror, and yet you have no idea what it’s reflecting.


(f/5.6, 1/4000, ISO-1600)

This is my image for form. I like that you can see the fluffiness of the snow very clearly, the icicles have nice shape.


(f/5.6, 1/4000, ISO-1600)

This is my shape picture. The roof has a very nice 90 degree angle, it’s a pleasing shape to look at.


(f/4.5, 1/800, ISO-3200)

This is my value picture. I love how bright the whites and how dark the blacks are, and the contrast is really cool! I also just think it’s a cool shot of the chess pieces mid-fall.


(f/5.6, 1/4000, ISO-800)

This is my color picture. The contrast between the reds and the whites is beautiful.


(f/5.6, 1/400, ISO-400)

This is my texture picture. I like that there are all sorts of different textures in the picture, I think they go quite well together.p1010323

(f/5.6, 1/2500, ISO-400)

This is my space picture. I like how there’s a lot of negative space, and yet it’s in the “empty” space where the actual focus of the picture, the water drops, are.


I really like this picture. The focus on the sand and rocks gives it a “macro” look, and yet the background draws focus by taking up more of the frame. It’s a hybrid macro-landscape shot. I also really like the one of the tire.


[f/14, 1/200, ISO-200]



[f/5.6, 1/200, ISO-200l


I raised the clarity on this image to really highlight the white bits on the bark. I increased the contrast but decreased the saturation, to really really put focus on the white bits of the bark.


[f/5.6, 1/200, ISO-200]


I really really love the close up and quality on this thing (I don’t actually know what it is). The way the bright color of the ground contrasts the dark color of the plastic is very nice indeed.


[f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO-800]



[f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO-800]

For some, I included two pictures instead of one because I couldn’t pick any favorites.