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, November 19, 2010


This is an abstract image that overall emphasizes shape.  A big element of this picture is focus.  The photo is a zoomed in on the linkage chain on a swing.  In the background you can see tree branches, creating a certain depth to the photograph.  Overall the chain is the central focus of the photograph.  Shape is a huge element of this photograph.  You can see both geometric and organic shapes in the photograph.  The circle on the chain is an example of geometric shape within the photograph and the tree branches in the background are examples of organic shapes. There is a good sense of value in the image because of the dark parts of the swing as well as the dark branches that contrast with the light sky.  There is a sense of balance within the image’s space.  In the background of the image the tree branches and other objects balance out the swing chain and shows a sense of depth, in turn creating the element of space.  There is a particular texture to this image.  If you could touch the image’s surface it would feel cold.  The tree branches in the background would feel rough to the touch while the swing’s chain would feel smooth.  You can tell the surface of the image would feel cold because if you look closely you can tell the tree branches are bare, signifying the winter season.  Overall, contour is a very significant part to this photograph.  Since this is a close up image the outline of the object is very crisp and sharp.
Katie took this photograph.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Blake took this photograph.
I took this picture at the park across from my house.  I liked how the swing set had a distinct shadow in the sand.  The composition of the picture made the swings the central point.  The swings show a sense of weakness, only hanging on by two small chains.  The organic shape of the sand went well with the weathered look of the swing set.  


Christian took this photo.
This photo uses a direct approach showing the vehicle from the front and at headlight level. It doesn’t add any sort of angle to the photo which is interesting in its self because you usually dont look at a vehicle at this angle. The vehicle is the central focus of the photo. It also displays a wooded landscape in the background adding a rugged feeling to the vehicle. 


Alli took this photograph.

This photo was taken out in a marsh near my grandparents house. I arranged it to capture the details of the reflected background and the focal point (the daises). The daises are the main focus because they contrast the background and they stand out due to the rule of thirds. The viewer’s eye moves all around because the value changes from the bright bold white daisies to the light white-ish gray and black in the background. Each reflected maple leaf is darker than the water, also creating contrast. This helps emphasize the white petals of the daisy. Texture plays a key role in the daisies and where the edges of the petals meet the water adding to the composition. The viewer can place each edge and see the crisp lines. Balance is also used because there are two daises right next to eachother equaling one another out. There is also balance between the daisies and background because there are a lot of leaves on the opposite side of the flowers. My theme was 'natural being'. I really like this photo because I feel that it is unique because of the reflected background.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This is my self portrait. I chose this photo because I think it really represents me and my personality. It also really clear and a quality photo and I didn’t really have to do too much editing on it.
Megan took this photograph.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Steph took this photograph.


Nancy took this photograph.
I really like this picture because of the colors. I used this as a landscape picture, there was like green metal on the corner of the picture so i cloned stamped that. I also used the paint affect with a low opacity to make some clouds.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Abby took this photo.
I chose to do this for my self portrait because i wanted to reflect the idea of painting on a face, or being “fake”. In the essence of physical and emotional form


Megan took this photograph.
This is my first Bye Bye Birdie picture. It reminded me of the song “One Last Kiss” from the musical. I really didn’t have to edit this to much because the lighting really enhanced the picture and i think this really represents the time period.


Kassie took this photograph. This photo is taken around sun down outside my friend’s apartment. Their outfits are both black and white and then have red; I think their outfits really help the picture to be what it is. I saturated the color and used an antique filter along with using a vignette. This picture is inspiring and makes me feel happy. The photo altogether has an interesting composition and the expressions on their faces really hold the viewers gaze.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I took and edited this picture of Shannon. I think I could have done a better job with the lighting on her face, but I think it turned out pretty good. I softened her skin and turned it black and white.
Courtney took this photograph.