Photography Passion ProjectMy Goal & Purpose:
My goal for Passion Project is to learn how to make a photo frame and to frame some portrait photos that I have taken. I decided to do photography as part of my Passion project because I really enjoy taking photos of my family. Lots of people have done photography as their Passion Project before and I thought it would be cool to learn how to make a Photo frame to frame some of my photos to extend myself.
The Create Process:
I have been going to a weekly photography class taught by Jo Grams, our school photographer. We have recently been set the task of photographing certain attributes displayed at a school house session. I am really excited to be taking photos of my tribe. A few weeks ago I went on a four week Photo Frame Making Course. At the end of the course I had learnt so much and has made over 5 photo frames.
This photo was taken at school using the manual setting on my camera:
What I’ve learnt So Far:
At the photography class I learnt how take a good photo using manual setting on my camera. I learnt heaps about aperture, ISO and shutter speed because at the beginning I had no clue what any of them were. I have learnt a bit about nightlife photography and portrait photography. I really enjoy exploring different photography styles. I also like using a tripod to blur the background in portrait photography.
During my first photo frame making lesson I learnt what mouldings are, how to cut mouldings, how to use a Stanley Saw, how to use a Mitre Box, the cheapest and easiest way to join a frame together, the cheapest and easiest way to clamp a frame together, how long to leave the tape on a frame, how long it takes for the glue to set, what V-nails are, how to use a V-nail press, the best and cheapest way to get a V-nail into you photo frame, how to cut the mat, the best mat cutter, how to cut a backing board, how to use a sander, where the best place is to get all the materials. On my second lesson I learnt what happens if you don’t make it an exact 45 degree cut using the Stanley Saw and how to fix it. I also learnt how to cut the glass, the best way to cut glass, and what to do if you don’t make a straight cut with the glass cutter. I learnt how to make a frame to suit our photos.