Reflective Essay About Photography

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Throughout the semester we’ve been talking about art. For my project I wanted to do something I love, so I have a photograph of a water balloon popping. Photography is a way of art because it can capture people, objects, scenes, etc, in a photograph. One photograph can say a lot about something. As for my photo, it does not have a universal message but it says something about how I like to see things. I like to capture objects that someone wouldn 't usually see by just looking with their eyes, like a water balloon popping. You can see it happen but not the form and how it really looks because it happens so fast. I came up with this idea because I’m really into photography and wanted to learn more about the settings of my DSLR Nikon camera. …show more content…
Then I set my camera up on a tripod so there’s no movement and placed it in the view I wanted my picture taken from. I took a few photos first knowing it was going to be bad, just so I can get the right lighting which is part of the settings of the aperture and iso and to get the right focus. I focused it on the balloon, opened my aperture just enough to get the lighting I wanted and I believe the iso was about 125. Once I got it to the settings I wanted, it was all about the timing. I had my mother hold and use a needle to pop the water balloon so I can capture the photo. Once I said go, I pressed down my shutter and she would pop it. It’s not as easy as it …show more content…
If you take it even less than one-second after you might miss the shot. It can get very frustrating at times and sometimes makes you want to give up, but you can’t and I couldn 't! I probably took about 15 photos. And yet it’s still not the exact kind of photo I wanted. I think I did a good job but I still took the photo a little late to get exactly what I wanted. If you look at the photo you can see the water is still in the form of a water balloon but some of the water is starting to disperse to the left of the balloon. The photo I was going for was to get the water in the full form of the water balloon without any of the water breaking the form. It wasn 't perfect but I was happy with the

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