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Analysis of Fake News

Analysis of Fake News 
Fake news is a dangerous phenomenon that occurs online. It consists of deliberate disinformation and hoaxes. It can be seen surrounding political elections and large world events. It is spread on a wide range of media including social media, print-news, and online news websites. One should be aware of how to identify fake news in order to not be misinformed on important events and international happenings.
 Here is an analysis of some fake news sights and how one can identify while surfing the web:
Mankato, Minnesota: When you reach the website, it already seems unprofessional and not what a website of a city or town would look like. There is an unprofessional background and it is made very rudimentarily. If you would use some common sense, you would know that Minnesota is a fairly northern state in the US, and therefore pictures of beaches and medieval European castles would not belong.

The Ova Prima Foundation: This website is surely not a real website because w…

Practice Adobe Spark Photo Gallery Video

Practice Adobe Spark Photo Gallery Video
Here is a compilation of various photos that I have created during the photo lessons and assignments as well as others. I created this practice video using Adobe Spark, a great online program for video and graphics production. Find more about the website I used here!



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Pano-Perspective Image

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Pano-Perspective Image Project 
Photographic concepts like the Panoramic photo trick and forced perspective shots are come out very interestingly and grabs the attention of the viewer quickly and easily for their uniqueness. Here are two examples of either forced perspective or panoramic shots that I took in my room. First, we have a forced perspective shot (top). This is a technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. This is done by altering the perception of the human eye. In this photo, it appears when one looks at the image quickly that I am holding a small black fabric or tissue by my thumb and forefinger. In reality, though, the small tissue is a coat that is hanging on the back of my door. I am holding my hand far closer to the camera in order to make it appear that my coat is very small and it is positioned to that it looks almost real.

 In the second photo, I have used a photography trick to make…

Leading Lines

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Leading Lines 
The leading lines concept is a great way to enhance your photography skills! One can take a picture using this concept by finding lines in an image that lead to a center or focal point of the image. These images often originate from the corner of an image, but they can theoretically come from any direction. The image is of the Opera Garnier in Paris, France. It displays the beautiful ballroom/reception area build by Napoleon. The lines that are originating from the top of the image, lining the ceilings, as well as the columns that act as "walls" to draw the viewer's eye deeper and deeper into the room. Depth places a major role in making this photo specifically unique. In the bottom right, you can find an image of Monet's Gardens in Giverny, France. The borders of the pathway are most obviously leading lines, drawing the viewer's eye closer and closer to Monet's house in the distance. The archway in the image also works to accentuate the depth …

Point of View

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Point of View in Photography
One of the best ways for someone to change the point of view of the photograph and to set oneself apart from the images produces by others photograpghers is to change the perspective of the image. This can be done by taking a photo from very low or very eye, oppsoed to taking it straight on. Here are 7 photos that display the point of view/perspective qualities that I took:



This photo was taken in a grass patch while walking my dog. Notice that it is taken from a low point among the blades of grass with the camera focused on them as well as a stray, dead leaf.



This photo was taken from another low point among the beautiful tulips at Monet's Garden in Giverny, France. It is focused on the pink flowers with his house in the background of the photo.



In order to acheive this mirror effect from the water sitting at hightide at the Sandwich Boardwalk in Massachusetts, I had to crouch down and take it from a low point and then point the camera at an upward an…

Photo Editing Lesson 6 - Adding Text

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Photo Editing Lesson 6 - Adding Text 

This photo has the text "Paris, France" added to the horizon. 

This sunset image has a warped text that reads "Home Sweet Home" above a house and driveway.