This blog has been created so that students at OHS can have a place to share their photos on a regular basis. We welcome any constructive critism, as well as positive feedback.

Friday, February 26, 2010


Technically, this isn't a photo from a's just the Advanced Class practicing lighting techniques.



Emily took this image for the "repulsive" assessment.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


By Jessica.

If you think of a mud puddle or melted snow the image doesn't seem appealing. In this photo it actually looks attractive opposed to repulsive, because of the reflection in the puddle. I applied a gaussian blur and made the image warmer.


Danielle took this photo. This photo was taken while she was sitting on a fence. The I set the white balance and the ISO was 400. I blurred the background so that the emphasis would be on her face. I liked how warm the colors were on her face because it was taken at right before the sun was about to set.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Paige put this together for her "Annoying" assignment.
I hate when people smack gum. I hate when they change how the talk when they have gum in their mouths.  And when they smack their gum. And when they are mouth breathers....


Kelsey took this photograph.

I took this picture at 7 in the morning before I started working and liked it so much because of how the shadow is reflected onto the brick wall. I chose to use this for an attractive image because tons of people walk past the brick wall daily but never really notice the bright color and contrasts in the different colors in the bricks.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Sarah took this photo.

I used this picture as an attractive image because these sap cones have a very interesting yellow/greenish color and it really stands out in the winter. I believe it is repulsive in the summer, the sticky sap cones fall off on the ground, and then when I'm running around barefoot they stick to my feet and clothes and then leave marks! They are a nuisance, but when you look at the true beauty of them they don't seem as repulsive. I used the color balance adjustment layer on this and it brought out the yellow and gave it a warmer tone.


Morgan took this portrait.

For my first texture photo, I took a picture of my friend, Brynna. The camera that I used picked up alot of detail in her hair and face which I like a lot. Her face is also in focus while the rest of her is not. Her head is also slightly off to the right side which follows the rule of thirds. For the texture layers, I used old scrapbook paper from our basement and I took a picture of the frost off my car to add a little more texture.

Friday, February 19, 2010


For this photo, I took a picture of oil that was spilled on the ground. I chose this because I thought the colors looked good. Initially, the picture was very light and it was hard to see the colors so i used blur overlay to make the colors more intense and noticable. I also used the burn tool to darken up the right side of the photo because it was very light compared to the other side. I think the colors make it attractive, but it is also repulsive because oil is gross. I darkened it up to make it more repulsive.
Megan did this photo.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Danielle experiments with texture.
For this photo, I used tissue paper and made it look aged to create the overlaying texture. The original photo had some slight texture from the barn door but by adding the tissue paper it creates the more rusted and aged look while making the boring background more interesting. I then also took the texture of wood to create a more even texture. The edges were burned enhance the composition.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Brought to us by Emily .
This picture is layers of the same picture but different angles and different views. The reason why I choose this picture was because I want to make sure that I had a simple photo as my base layer. This picture has about 60 different layers on top of one another. I am happy with how this turned out. One thing I really like is the different contrast in the photo.


Brought to us by Amanda .

Friday, February 12, 2010


This photo is from Kayla.
The purpose in the photo was to create an image that would make her look as though she has wings. I wanted to create a graceful and calming photo through the use of layering. By layering the forty seven different photos I was able to create an image representing the wings. The girl is slightly positioned to the left in order to satisfy the rule of thirds. When taking the pictures I wanted her to be the main focus, but also to have something minor in the background which was accomplished by the shore across the lake.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


This image is brought to us by Erin.
This picture that I took was taken after school in daylight, down by Oconomowoc Lake. The house was on top of a hill in a snowy scene, so I put the setting on for a bright snowy scene, it being light out and a snowy scene. Then I did the rest in Photoshop, changing the curges and hues and brightness.I added the fog on the bottom of the picture and the stars at the top by using the paintbrush. The stars were created by the shape of the paintbrush, and I just had the paintbrush set on normal for the fog, just at a very light grey. I also used the blur tool to soften the fog and intensity of the darkness.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


This photo is brought to us by Jordan . She used her camera's white balance setting to get this shot.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I took this picture of my friend's house, Ashley, which is Pine Terrace. I was inspired to take this picture because when I thought of night time, this house popped into my head. I created a new background, but I made sure that trees were still incorporated into it. Then, i made the light bright, but not too over powering. I also made the snow a few shades darker as well as the house.

This photo is brought to us by Jessica.

Monday, February 8, 2010


The perspective of this tree was used to create interest. The lines of the branches lead the viewers eye through the whole photo. I used a daylight white balance for the light of the sun. I also used a +1/3 exposure, making it slightly brighter.

This photo has been contributed by Jessica

Friday, February 5, 2010


This photograph is contributed by Danielle.

This photo is taken close to the fence, looking downwards at the girl standing below.  For the white balance setting, I set the white balance manually. This setting adjusted to the sunlight and created to the more natural tones. The leading lines of the sidewalk alow the eye to follow the photograph all the way through. The rule of thirds is effective in creating the framing of the fence along the right side as the most focused due to the brightest and most concentrated color.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Rachel did a great job of capturing the alphabet for digital photography.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I turned the ISO down a little here, and turned the brightness up a bit to get rid of the black in the background, so you could see some of the background instead of the black.

Contributed by Nathan 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


For this picture I turned up the compensation one notch. I think it helped to bring out the color more because I was under the trees.

Photo contributed by Paige


I used a sunny setting again on this and love how the sun plays up the warm look of the wood and the overall picture.

contributed by Victoria