The first picture I photographed was a charcoal portrait from my Spring drawing class. We were supposed to find a face and make a drawing by taking away layers of charcoal from the drawing paper. It is a portait of a Tuareg girl and I was drawn to this face because of its natural beauty. Taking a picture of this black and white portrait outside was quite challenging because every shot was fairly gray, regardless of the position towards the light. After the photo was cropped and auto adjusted, it still had light blueish/grayish tone. I used black/white adjustment to make it as dark as in reality.
The second picture is my entry to the student juried exhibition. Assignment was to make a master copy, and I selected Georgia O’Keefe flower because of its vibrant colors. After I took the picture with my camera using natual daylight and used auto adjustment, the colors became bright and very close to reality.