Surrealism Critique

Frida Kahlo - The Wounded Dear (1946) : surrealism

I chose this photo by Frida Kahlo. I chose it because it caught my attention not because i like it but because its kind of weird to me. Its nothing compared to what iv’e seen from other artist. When i first saw this picture the first thing that i  thought of was people go out and shoot arrows at these deers but just imagine it as if it were a human you wouldn’t do that so why do it to a deer. What i think she was trying to convey to the viewers was what i just said before this sentence maybe that’s why she put a face of herself as the deers face.

Framing a Subject


I think my photos have good composition. Since I took my pictures when there was lots of lighting I didn’t need to edit them as much but I think the editing I did was good enough to make the colors of the photos pop out and to make them look more framed. If I shot this assignment again what I would do differently is maybe find better framing because it was hard finding framing around my house. I think my photos are good but I don’t really know if they deserve to be in the school blog maybe the one in the bottom because I think it has good saturation.

Camera modes

Camera modes-

wide angle – wide angles give a wide expansion view. You usually use this when taking pictures of the sunsets of views.

standard lenses – this lens is usually one you use just to take fast pictures. range from 35 mm to 85mm.

prime lenses – one of the main things you need to focus with this is the point of view.  This lens is one focal length.

telephoto lenses – you usually use this lens when taking pictures of sports or wildlife.  When using this you need good shutter speed.

the “fast lens”- this usually has an aperture of f/4, f/2.8 or larger. This lens can blur your pictures when having bad aperture.

Dulce/5 Tips

1)When taking a portrait focus on one focus point try not to focus on all of them.

2) Create a shallow depth of field.

3)If you want a shallow depth of field shoot with a wide open lens.

4)You should never shoot a portrait less than 50mm try to aim for 70mm or higher.

5)When taking the photo provide direction consider the body and eyes.



alternative camera angles


conceptual self portrait


What is conceptual? Conceptual is a type of photography that illustrates an idea. The photo I chose as my self portrait conceptually represents me because its an image that shows painting supplies. Which shows that I like painting. What I’m trying to represent with that image is that I enjoy painting very much. Its been seven months that I’ve been painting. At first I didn’t really like painting because it was difficult for my painting to come out as I wanted it to, but as I practiced more and more I got better. With all the free time I had when we first left school back in march I used that time to practice. My plan was to at least fill up one of my walls in my room with about twenty paintings but unfortunately I haven’t  been painting as mush due to not having time threw out my day. But when I do have some free time I like to use that time to paint so I can collect up more paintings to put them all together.


  1.  all dslr offer a dizzying selection of lenses for their cameras
  2.  more expensive lenses have a fixed aperture
  3.  all major camera and lens manufacturers offer a variety of focal lengths to satisfy most budgets
  4.  wide angles give a wide expansive view
  5.  wide angles should be used when prominent foreground objects are present
  6.  standard lenses tend to range from about 35mm up to around 85mm
  7.  standard zoom lenses are great walk around lenses
  8.  telephoto lenses compress distance making everything appear closer
  9.  a fast lens is usually one that has an aperture of f/4 or larger
  10.  standard zooms are generally included in slr kits that come with lenses
  11.  prime lenses are lenses that are just one focal length
  12.  lenses in the standard zoom range will cover moderate wide angles that are 24mm to 35mm
  13.  some fisheyes give a 180 degree field of view
  14.  wide angles come in handy when shooting in tight areas, small rooms, cars, and caves
  15.  the primary mistake made by new photographers is they use wide angles incorrectly
  16.  telephoto are excellent for sports, nature, and wildlife
  17.  if you want to shoot like a pro you’ll want to use a 300mm f/2.8 or a 400mm f/2.8
  18.  there is a lens for every purpose
  19.  to shoot tiny things try a macro lens
  20. if your shooting sports a telephoto zoom of 70-200 f/2.8 is an excellent choice