Grandy Glaze assignment 3

I selected this photo of the flowers outside of Griesdeck hall located in the quad of Saint Louis University’s (SLU) campus. The color is what stood out to me out of my four photos for assignment #3; I believe it was the classic violet and red mixture that caught my eye. The worms eye view in which I used to take the photo makes it unique as well. Ultimately I believe this is my best shot to date in class because of the amount of thought and time I took into trying to capture the texture and warmth of this flower batch. I took nearly 12 different angles and this one was one of the last photos that I shot. I trusted my judgment and I believe that I got the best out of my subject. I used the camera at 200 and I got as close as I could without taking away from the overall beauty of the flowers.

Next time I believe I could improve on my technical skill with the camera in order to gain a better advantage with my shots.  There is not quite enough focus that captures the full potential and details of the flowers. The other factor I believe would have dramatically improved my photo is if the sun was out. I believe the sunlight exposure would have helped compensate for my lack of proper technique while shooting. I took that picture around 5:30 p.m. which is not when the sun is at its highest point in the quad. I am excited with how the photo turned out overall and I believe that I can improve even more as the course continues and I learn more techniques.

Assignment 3 (Brian Severino)


I really wish that I would have noticed what you pointed out in class with the face here. I know that my overall technique and execution of these pictures need to be better. Aside from that, I should have positioned myself closer to the gentlemen on the bench and utilized the two lights that look like eyes above him. From now on, I will be looking to be more creative in the pictures that I take as well as being aware of what is in front of me.

Austin McBroom

Out of the five photos that I took, I enjoyed this photo the most. I believe you could visualize St. Louis University by just this photo. I shows the nature as well as the architecture that our school provides. I thought the sunlight was a nice contrast to the photo, even though I wanted to get a better angle of the sun but it kept moving so it was a hard for me to do so. One thing I do not like is how far I am from all of the action, I feel that I could of gotten a lot closer. I also feel that the picture could of been more clearer. Over all, I really did enjoy taking this photo, still trying to improve.IMG_6998

Brid Fahey – Photo Assignment 3


For this weeks assignment, I struggled to grasp the requirements completely. However, this is my favorite photo from the shoot. I like the position it was taken from since it’s an unexpected view of the construction and the area around it. Also, I like the contrast of light and dark that the apartment buildings casts on the street. Lastly, I like the different textures in the photo; the roughness of construction within the residential streets on Central West End.

Achraf Yacoubou Photo Assignment #3

I felt that this could have been a better picture if I only had  better focus on the camera and shot it in a different angle. However, I thought that this was the best photo that I have taken out of the five photos it has a light feeling to it and it stands out it is very loud no one can miss seeing the truck if they walked by. Only if I would have gotten closer to see the detail on the dominoes truck it could have probably been a little more interesting.

Alexander Vavra – Photo Assignment #3


The characteristics I enjoy most about this photo are the documentation, layering, and rule of thirds. I believe the photo accurately documents the daily “march to class” by students – the majority walk, while some drive, and a few ride bike. The layering helps document the students activity, for it shows some students walking towards the campus and others in the background away. Finally, the photo followed the rule of thirds. The guy on the bike is part of the vertical third on the right, while the group of students on the left are a part of that vertical third. Then, the female student in the dominant foreground is in the bottom horizontal third.

The aspects of the photo I think could be improved to have just a little bit more would be mood. I believe the photo slightly portrays the mood of monotony. I say slightly portrays because I come to the assumption of monotony since as a student I take the same route to my classes everyday with little variation. I also think the photo could benefit from a better use of color.

Brian Severino (Blog #1)

I chose this picture because to me this describes what fall is all about. The light sets the tone of the photo, but it is not overwhelming. It brings a peaceful and serene tone to the photo while at the same time it is still vibrant and uplifting. photo (10)


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