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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010



Hunter took this photo.


Alli took this photograph.
Landscape - I took this photo out on Rockvale Road. I cropped out the edges to move the sun to the right and the bottom of the tree. I also clone stamped out a small pine tree that I felt took away from the photo. Finally I also added a warming filter to give the photo a wider range of tones.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Christina took this photograph.
I cropped this photo at the bottom of it, so that the road wouldnt be directly in the middle, and I also cropped it on the right side so that there wouldnt be so many trees on one side. I tried to balance it out more. I used black and white because I thought it would really bring out the snow and more of the shadows. I also curved the photo so that the snow on the trees wouldn’t blend in with the trees surrounding them. The picture is pretty busy, but that also gets your eye to look more at the road which is what I intended. That is also what the focal point is.


Jules took this photograph.
This is the fourth of four landscape photos that I took. The composition for this photo I tried to get it to so that it showed that it was taken at the ‘Golden Hour’ by getting the sun setting in the background. I used the new effect that makes the photo twisted.


Bonnie took this photograph.
This is a picture I played with alot. When I first took this picture, I felt like I got lost in the trees over on the left, so I tried darkening the picture, and playing with the lights and darks of it. To me, that didnt really help at all. So I decided to try it black and white, after I did that I made the edges a bit darker and shadow looking to give it more of an effect. I like how the road looks like its going to no where. I would say the focal point is the road itself, and it leads your eye down it.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Alexa took this photograph.
This picture is supposed to represent attractiveness. I think hands are very beautiful in the way they are built, and their range of motion. The focal point in this picture is obviously the multi-colored hand. It shows beauty in the fact that it’s messy, yet still graceful and innocent looking. I chose a mixture of dark, bright, and lighter colors in order to balance out the colors in the hand. I believe that the black background gives the colors on the hand a chance to “pop” and give the picture a more dramatic feel to it.


Blake took this photograph.
This is an attractive picture of a leaf still hanging on a tree even though there is snow on the ground.  This shows strength, which to a lot of people is beauty.  That is why I chose this picture for attractive.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Alexa took this photograph.

This picture is meant to represent “talking out the side of your mouth.” My parents have used the expression on me if I were bad mouthing or lying. Therefore, my hand is covering up a confident picture of a smile. The position of my hand gives the picture a mysterious and guilty feel to it, which was my goal in this piece. I put this picture in a very dingy black and white. This picture is actually a montage. I used a texture layer of torn paper to make it look as if my skin were spotted and peeling away.


Hunter took this photograph.
This is another of my repulsive photos. I would say this is repulsive because even though it has cool colors of the bright orange-red rust, the other rust spots remind me of skin conditions or burns, so thats why I say its repulsive. 


I took this picture thinking  “attractive”. The color white dominates the picture and it gives the tone of purity and beauty from the composition of color. To enhance the composition, I changed the levels of brightness and the contrast giving a higher sense of purity to the picture. This adds to the attractive appearance. At first, I thought this picture was attractive to me because of the baby, the youthful feel that society tries to attain.  The snow adding to the innocence that only a child can understand because as we get older, the innocence fades, leaving us without imagination. Lastly, the colors because it allows the audience to feel the purity of childhood that cannot be attained elsewhere.
Andrea took this photograph.


Alexa took this photograph.
Being two faced is something very unattractive in our daily perspective. This picture is a montage. I used a texture image to give it the folded paper look. This picture was originally in black and white, but by adding the texture layer it gave the picture more of a sepia tone to it. The way I did this was completely untimed. I was playing around with the flash and a picture of a model from my magizine, and it coincidentally lined up perfectly, and was the best picture out of all of the other ones. I didn’t plan for the model to look like me, I was just going for the fake look. I did alot of darkening on her eye because mine was so dark compared to hers. If it weren’t for the teeth not matching up, it could easily be mistaken for a picture just of myself!


Christina took this photograph.
My second repulsive picture I took at Bryanna’s house again. The picture is taken outside and in the picture is a dead rose. I chose this picture for my repulsive because, the thought of the rose being dead is repulsive and the thought of the rose never being able to be pretty again. But there’s also an attractive part, I made the picture look more dramatic by curving it and adding more depth. I also made the flower be more emphasized by making it darker. Also the thought of the rose once alive is also attractive and how the rose looked when it first bloomed.


Emily took this photograph.
This photo was taken at Roosevelt park. I took a picture of rust on a parking rail. The dark colors exaggerate the light color of the snow. The middle of the parking rail has a curve that makes the viewers eye fallow all the way down t the end of it.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Blake took this photograph.


Calvin took this photograph.
While walking through Chicago there is noway anyone could pass up an opportunity to take a picture of the Sears tower.  The picture in the background is a city that both my mother and I grew up in.  And in the bottom right corner is myself .


Andrea took this photograph.
This picture represents amusement.  This is shown with the vibrant colors and the model’s jumping poses.  The texture I used for the sky came from the colors of a sunset, and this adds color to the picture.    All the colors are in contrast with one another, and the vibrant green gives the picture an extra ‘pop.’  There’s movement present in the picture which goes with the theme.  The figure on the left the in the foreground, the figure on the right is in the middle and the trees make up the background.  This gives depth to the picture.


Bonnie took this photograph.
The word I chose for this picture is serenity. I chose this word because I feel free, and calm. The setting in this picture is a room in a old house. I decided to take this in this room because it had a good setup and it had a lot of space. I also chose to float because I wanted to show how you can feel peaceful and worry-less, and I thought floating would be a good way to do that. 


Alli took this photograph.
This montage represents the word guilt. I applied four different textures in different areas of the photo, enhanced the contrast, and made it black and white for a bolder effect. I feel that the chained fence texture connects everything in the photo and really adds to the guilt aspect, like she’s trapped with guilt. The contrast from the background and the girl create balance between each other. There is also a large range of values from the black eyeliner running down her split face to the lighter section in the background. I feel this photo turned out how I had hoped, but it was hard to decide because there were so many different options.


Hunter took this photograph.