Left to My Creative Devices

Creed: The most amazing muse

One of my first photos at the Williams Conservatory ended up being one of my favorites. Above is Creed a happy puppy owned by one of my classmates. In this photo, the dominant creative device is Rule of Thirds. You’ll notice that Creed is in the right most third. This makes for an aesthetically pleasing photo because he is balanced and isn’t squished into the frame.

Because Creed is an adorable puppy, he still has fluffy fur. This picture also has texture as another creative device. The fur around Creed’s ear draw people into his face and makes him the focal point of this picture.

Gated: Railing at the Williams Conservatory

This photo presents leading lines as a creative device. The railing pushes the eye back to the background of the photograph, ultimately making the railing the focal point of the photograph. Because the photo creates lines that are consistent, it is an aesthetically-pleasing photo.

The other creative device in this photo is creation of depth. The railing begins right in the foreground on the bottom left corner but as it travels back we see that there are flowers in the background and grass. The creation of depth shows that there is a background and a foreground.

Red: Butterfly landed on a beautiful red flower

This photo’s dominant creative device is color. The red of the flower and the orange of the butterfly work really well against the green of the stems and the leaves. The colors create a focal point of the butterfly and the flower because the orange creates a pop of color that is not consistent throughout the rest of the photograph. Color makes this an aesthetically pleasing photo because your eyes immediately focus on the butterfly.

Creation of depth is the another creative device that is seen in the photo above. The butterfly and some of the immediate surrounding flowers are in focus but behind the butterfly we see other blurry flowers. This shows that there is depth in the photo. The picture goes further back then what is in the immediate frame.

In the Garden: leaves of a plant at the Williams Conservatory

I think this picture really shows off the texture of this plant. I see it as almost fuzzy. The main creative device here is texture. The leaves are really the focal point of this picture. This photo is aesthetically pleasing because we see the leaf in such great detail.

The secondary creative device is color. I think the monochromatic palette of the leaves really makes the picture pleasing to the eye. Its a nice cool green and even the plant that is blurred in the foreground matches the color that the plant is giving.

A new world: Plant at the Williams Conservatory

This creative device, I purposefully used cropping. Instead f standing back and taking a picture of the entire plant, I zoomed in and purposefully took a picture of just a small portion. I think by using this technique I have created a landscape of another world. From this close up, my first guess would not be a plant. The picture overall is interesting if you don’t know what it is so I think that is what makes it the focal point and aesthetically pleasing.

Again, texture is secondary creative device. The prickliness makes the plant interesting to look at. Texture really makes viewers question what is in the picture. This picture ended up being one of my favorites.

Upon further reflection of this assignment, I really appreciate taking photos and photography. I guess what was so surprising is that I can actually take pictures. I use to think that photographers and taking good quality photos was something that I couldn’t do. I really like how creative I got to be with my photos during this assignment. If I had the chance to do this assignment again, I would focus more on the light and how that affects my photos. What I found out while taking pictures is what I see through the lens of my DSLR isn’t always what is captured. The light is such an important aspect of taking pictures. I really enjoyed this project and I hope that we continue to shoot photos for upcoming assignments.

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