- Hanging Orb. The dominant creative device in this photo is focus. By focusing my camera on the hanging it blurred the background, drawing the viewers’ attention to the glass ball which is the focal point of the photo. The focus is also what creates the aesthetically pleasing feel of the photo. There really aren’t any other creative devices that are prominent enough to acknowledge.
- Flower Pool. I feel like the dominant creative device in this photo is color because of the way the yellow and red pedals just pop. The bright colors draw the viewers’ attention to the focal point of the photo, those magnificent pedals. I think the contrast of colors makes the photo quite aesthetically pleasing. A secondary device that should also be mentioned is the texture of the visible water. It really makes you look closer at the intricate beauty of the photo.
- Moist Leaves. The obvious dominant creative device in this photo is texture; from the water on the leaves. I feel as though the picture would be quite drab if it were not for the water droplets sitting so elegantly on the leaves, which are the focal point of the photo. The texture of the water on leaves is always going to be aesthetically pleasing, as long as the photo is in focus. For me, there isn’t a secondary creative device that draws my attention.
- Bowl of Rocks. I really enjoy this photo, but I had tough time deciding what the dominant creative device is. I settled on establishing size because it is such a close-up of the pot you can’t really tell how small it is without the grates of the table in the background. It draws the viewers’ attention because it makes you look twice at how small the plant and rocks truly are, and for me this is also what makes it aesthetically pleasing. Texture is also a very evident creative device used in this photo, from the edge of the pot to the rocks to the water glistening so gently between the rocks; they all add up to a very aesthetically pleasing photo.
- Amina: Queen of Sunshine.The dominant creative device I was going for in this photo was rule of thirds. I know it’s hard to tell but the photo is vertically divided into thirds. The shadow line along Amina’s face is one of the division and the corner of the wall is the other. My hope was too draw attention to Amina, the focal point of the photo, and I think it worked because the shadow line on her face draws your eyes right to her. I think the other division, the corner of the wall, is what makes this photo aesthetically pleasing because if that were cropped the photo would look awkward. I didn’t feel like there were any other notable creative devices at play.
Nothing really surprised me about this assignment, however I do wish I had taken more varied photos. By that I mean more photos at different times of day, like actual sunset or sunrise, and more outside shots instead of only indoor venues.