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.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010


Stephanie took this photograph for her landscape assessment.


Ben took this photograph for his "Essence of Oconomowoc" photograph. 


Steph took this photograph for her "Essence of Oconomowoc" Photograph.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Abby took this photograph.
The light source in this photo is a car light. I like kirsten’s pose and how the light only hits her outline.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Shannon took this photograph.
This is my all time favorite photo. I set my camera on fireworks mode and let the camera go at it. As the traffic was going by it captured all the different lights and the colors the lights made. I didn’t do much to this photo because it looked good the way it was. I used “levels” to kind of contrast it you could say. I darkened it and lightened it with “levels.”

Monday, October 18, 2010


Emily took this photograph.
I was up north this past weekend and took this picture of the camp fire at night. I put my camera on fireworks setting to capture the colors and the flame. This picture looks like how it really would if the viewer was sitting around the camp fire and watching the flames. This picture depicts anger and fury to the viewer. I like how the branches look like they are coming out, which portrays depth in the picture. I also like how the difference in colors of the flames are very noticeable.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Caitlin took this photograph.
I took this picture at the Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee. I decided to take this picture because nature has pretty much taken over the sides of the bridge. I really like how the light is shining through the trees and how there is a shadow from a tree on the bridge. I changed the levels which made the picture darker and help it to show a lot of the shadows that should of been in the picture. I also clone stamped some distracting things out. I also put a pin light layer on which made it look lighter without taking the shadows away.


I took this picture on my way to school. I like how the sun is shining, but it’s still foggy out. I cropped the picture so the sun and horizon wouldn’t be in the middle (which breaks the rule of thirds). I made the fog in the field and behind the trees lighter by using levels and the brush tool. One of the elements is line because the clouds form rows of lines. I think it gives the feeling of a beautiful day. Emily took this photograph.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Kayla took this photograph.
This one I dont like as much but I do like the bright orange/red tree.  I also like how the sky is almost purpleish in the upper left corner.  I like how much the sun lights up the tree and water.  In this picture I messed with the contrast, hue and saturation, and messed with the curves.  This picture reminds me of fall alot because of the tree. I could have darkened up the sky a bit as well.


Steph took this photograph.
In this photo the light is coming from straight over head because the photo was taken at 12:00 in the afternoon. I used the enhancer to pump up the lighting just a bit so that it was more obvious where the light was coming from in the photo. I like how bright all of the colors are and you can tell that it is taken in the fall because there are so many yellows and oranges. The leaves in front of the road are probably my favorite part because they work with the road to create depth and realism in the photo. This is my favorite of the four photos that I took because it is so lively and bright and the movement of everything works so well together.


This is a picture I took in the morning, on a really cloudy day.  I really like the way the clouds were right in front of the sun, and how the different rays were shining through them.  For this picture I darkened the clouds and made the sun brighter in photoshop.  Overall I like it because the foreground is blacked out and the sun is highlighted.  There’s a cool difference in the blue at the top of the image, and the orange-ish yellow on the bottom. 
Ben took this photograph.

Friday, October 8, 2010


This is my next landscape photo and it is my favorite of the four. I love the movement and the colors and the flow that it has. I feel that is a good example of what a true landscape should look like. I used a blur overlay to make the water and sand sharper and I changed the levels a little bit in sections of the photo. This picture reminds me of our first assessment because it makes me think of serenity. This scene makes me feel peaceful and warm and relaxed. I took it in hopes that the viewer would feel this way too.
Megan took this photo.


Jake took this photo.
This is a picture is resembling our theme, attractive. This picture started out great but with adding a few filters, and layer I have my final product which helped me meet the goals of this project. I wasn’t trying to control any lighting in this photo, I just wanted to capture this “scene”. This is my favorite picture because of the green on the wall… green is also my favorite color. Hue is my dominant principle because there are so many different tints and shades of these colors.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Kayla took this photograph.

This is another picture of the abandoned house I found in Farmington. I find abandoned houses very interesting! The house had a lot of texture. I also liked how the sky is light right by the house and gets darker as your eyes go up. The flowers also led your eye to the house. The gravel driveway also has that effect. There was a red line through the driveway and on the barn, so i got rid of those in Photoshop. I also got rid of some telephone wires and played with the brightness and contrast.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Rhianna took this photograph.
This photo was meant to represent repulsion. This was taken by a railing downtown around the time the sun was setting. I used the spider as the focal point. This only reinforces my dislike of spiders, after taking a picture of it up close. If I could do anything differently I would’ve tried and taken it at different angles. I also would’ve waited for different lighting so the picture wasn’t so dark.


Caitlin took this photograph.
Attractive: I decided to take because I wanted to capture the milkweed pod when it was blooming instead of when it was the ugly looking pod. It wasn’t a really hard picture to edit because the background was already out of focus. The only other two things I did to this photo was color balance and adjusted the white balance to make the picture warmer. For the color balance I think it made the picture darker because it was pretty bright when I took the picture so it help with that, and then the white balance made the puffs more warmer. I think overall this is my favorite picture from this project. It turned out really well!

Friday, October 1, 2010


Abby took this photograph for the Attractive/Repulsive assessment.
I chose this picture to represent repulsive. This is nothing at all a repulsive picture, my sister is a beautiful little girl. But what I find repulsive is when young girls are dolled up at a young age. I wanted to represent a “beauty queen” but instead i took a toned down version of the idea. I changed the contrast to make her seem almost like a “porcelain doll” then changed the colors so her eyes where emphasized.