Wednesday, April 11, 2018


            When I read the articles about GIF I never really thought about the animations on the website I mostly just look through the website and not really care what is on it. I think it was interesting that the dancing girl was the first one. I know in 2017 I really did not care for the low tech method of GIF because now you can do really good animations now and most of the time is there is a low tech animation on it I do not bother to go on the website and look through it because I feel the animation is not interesting and I have seen better animations. Some of the old animations look pretty cool but most do not look cool at all. I know when I play games I look for games that are 3d and have a open world to run around in. I do not like the cartoon looking games for some reason. I like more of the realistic side of animations and games. Some of the 90’s animations are really funny because the characters are stiff and look like they can not move. The websites that have colorful animations look interesting and awesome because they are super colorful and there is a lot of things going on in the website. I really like the spinning animations where it is a cool design that is spinning in a circle. Animations have gotten a lot better over the years and I feel like they will keep getting better and better over the years because technology is changing and what we can do now is crazy. The video animations are funny because they go in a continuous loop and never stop. The old animations people have learned from. I feel like if someone did not do the dancing girl it would have taken people a lot longer to learn from them. It is crazy how much technology has changed the world. To me when a game comes out I feel like the graphics on the games get better and the animations get more realistic and that when you play those types of games it is a lot of fun. GIF history is definitely interesting on how the animations started and what started the animations. I loved the animation where the Dalmatians all have a different pose and they were waging their tails that animation was really cute. The dog animations are really cute to me because some of the animations can get pretty crazy. The picture animations are interesting because it shows a picture like someone walking and then it kind of looks like the person is a comic book because the pictures that are taken is of the person walking and so that makes the animations. So you take a lot of pictures of the object moving and then you can speed the pictures up or slow them down on the app that you use on your computer to make the animation. I like how the GIF got better over time.

Monday, April 2, 2018

What types of plants you see on the trail

About the plants that you see on the trail and how many of them are poisonous. I will be talking to the library and going out and taking pictures of the plants. I will go out and draw the different leaves of the plants.

Works cited

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Project 1

            With how I did the three pieces is that I wanted to do animals that were mixes of animals that were on land and in the ocean. When I did the ocean one I wanted to put a dog in the ocean and then to make the dog look like it was suppose to be the water I gave it fins. I want to show in the pieces what would it be like to have fish that were on land and animals that were on land to be in the ocean. I did a forest scene where I made a shark mixed with a deer and a lion fish mixed with a porcupine. With the sky one I decided to make a stingray with a bird because stingrays glide through the ocean so I thought it would cool if the stingray had wings. I wanted animals that were similar to be mixed together with the shark deer I thought it would be interesting to see the shark as deer instead of being a scary creature.

Monday, January 29, 2018


What I am going to do on my photomontage project is take animals that are on land and put them in the ocean. The animals that are in the ocean and put them onto land. With the sky I will mix the animals that are in the ocean and land into the sky. I am going to try and make it seem like the animals are in the environment.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Wet/darkroom photography is photography taken with film and then after you take the picture you go to a very dark room and take the film and put the film into a canister and then you have to develop the film with chemicals. You have to let the film dry and then you take the film to a table with a light on it. Then you are able to see the film that you took. After that you can take the film into another dark room to develop the pictures and you can over expose the picture or under expose the picture depending on what you want to do with the picture. The thing though with film is that you have to have to the picture the way you want on the film because it is hard to take other pieces from one part of film and put the piece into the picture.
With Digital Photography you can take different pictures and be able to see the picture right away and then you can go onto Photoshop and the pictures you took you can cut the piece that you want from the picture and put it where you want the piece to go on the picture. With Digital Photography you are able to move thing around and with Wet/darkroom photography you only have one shot to do it and you are mostly in the dark when you are doing the picture and then after you are done you are able to develop the picture and see what you did. I have done both forms of photography and it is relaxing rolling the film even though you can not see what you are doing at all.
How accurate the assumptions are depends on who is looking at the picture because everyone sees something different than what the picture is suppose to be.  With both forms of photography you change the complete look of how the photo was set up before you went in and changed how the scene looked. Most pictures that are taken are changed in some sort of way before people see the picture. Some pictures are changed more than others. I had to do that with pictures that I took in both forms. With the film you do a lot more changing than with the Digital photography. A lot of pictures are staged than what actually happened, but is different depending on who took the picture.
The essay talked about the pictures was staged and that the pictures were taken with film. All of the pictures were in black and white and different photographers over or under exposed the picture depending on what they wanted the viewer to see. I had to do this stuff when I took photography and it was fun. I definitely do not like to change the photo that much because I like people to see what actually I saw. I like how with film you can have more error with it, but you get to know what the process is to make the picture unlike taking a picture with a digital camera.