Giving Photography a Try

“Puppy Fun in the Snow”; Braxton is a seven month old black lab puppy who had a busy day of playing in the Laramie snow.

The dominant device in this picture is contrast because the puppy is black and the snow is white. The contrast of the white snow on his face creates a focal point and captures the viewers attention. The contrasting between the white and black colors is pleasing to the eye because these colors are very different from one another, which causes the black to stand out against the white. Thus drawing viewers to look at the black first and then the background of the snow.

“Rows after Rows”; A cactus at the University of Wyoming Conservatory enjoying the warmth inside.

The dominant creative device in this picture is symmetry and patterns. The pattern and symmetry are mesmerizing to the viewers eye. The viewers can immediately notice the pattern and become engaged looking at it. This photo is overall pleasing to look at because it is so simple. The pattern is very basic but one that people enjoy looking at. It is not a crazy pattern, it is simple and constant throughout the entire photo.

“Follow the Path”; A leaf path leading to more mysterious plants, taken from the University of Wyoming Conservatory.

The dominant creative device here is leading lines. The line down the middle of the leaf draws the viewers eye into following in all the way to the end of the leaf. It causes the viewers eye to rest at the center of the photo, where the lines ends at. The leading line is pleasing to viewers eye’s because it draws them into following the line and wondering what will be at the end.

“A Splash of Color”; A baby plant growing among blue pebbles in a glass vase at the University of Wyoming Conservatory.

This photo is one of my favorites, and the dominant device here is color. Everything around the plant is a basic color and then you see the bright green plant and the blue pebbles. It draws the viewer to look directly at the color items and ignore the rest of the back ground. What makes this photo so pleasing is the color because they are so bright and they go with each other. Another device used in this photo is framing. The jar that the plant is in creates a frame for the plant. It looks as though the plant is in a picture frame but it is just the jar that the plant is growing in. Therefore it is a natural framing affect. This also causes the viewer to look directly at the plant since it is being framed and the viewer immediately notices.

“A Drop in Time”; Delicate flowers with the droplets of fresh water. Taken from the University of Wyoming Conservatory.

The dominant creative device in this photo is focus because the flowers in the front are in focus while the ones behind it are blurry. The blurred back ground draws the viewer’s eye to the front of the picture which is very detailed. The viewer’s eye will be focused on the details of the flower, including the water droplets gently resting on the flowers. Its simplicity and detail make the photo pleasing to look at.

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