One Point Perspective: Student Photos from the Fall 2020 Photo Course

A selection of one point perspective images that were taken and post-processed by John Abbott College Graphic & Web Design students during the Fall 2020 Photography course.

This post & selection were made by GWD photography teacher Eric Girouard.

Learning One Point Perspective

One of the first assignments in the class was to understand what is, find, and shoot a “one point perspective”. A single point perspective is when two lines (usually supposed to be parallel) converge at the horizon line. See the railroad track image for a classic example.

At this point in the semester, students were mostly learning how to use the Adobe Lightroom image post-processing software and were experimenting with creative interpretations of their photographs, including conversion to black & white.

Enjoy the efforts of our second year students!


The Neon Melting Heart

The neon melting heart

One night me and my friend decided to head downtown to try nighttime photography. The previous day I watched a Peter McKinnon video on night time photography and I wanted to try it. We walked around, took some long exposure shots of cars passing by. We kept walking down to the Old Port, we found a bunch of restaurants with neon signs. I found this one sign and I had to get a picture of it because it was just too nice. The next day I brought it into light room and did some adjustments. Firstly I did the lens correction, I then saturated the blue and I saturated the red but added some pink hue to it. I then added a vignette to make it “more dramatic”, then added clarity and texture. Lastly I sharpened and did noise reduction adjustments.

To this day it is one of my favourite picture I’ve taken. It works perfectly for a background lock screen for a phone.

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Using Lightroom to Edit Raw Files

girl taking photo with canon

Picture editing can be quite tedious, with so many things to worry about such as colour cast, or hyper exposure… So here are some tips!

First you take your pictures, preferably raw, since jpeg formats lack the elaborate detail involved in creating seamless edits. Then, you could choose to edit it in the popular app photoshop, or you could go with Lightroom. Lightroom is an adobe program specifically designed for photography.

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Cristina DeLuca Through the [Lens] Glass

vibrant colour 1950s style photography of a girl in a diner
Electrifying © Cristina DeLuca, 2019

An overview of who I am, and who I aspire to be

When I came into graphic and web design at John Abbott College, I knew one thing for sure; I was going to work for Vogue one day. Magazine layout design is what I was made for. And then in my second year at Abbott, I had a photography class and the lines became blurred.

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

Now, I absolutely love photography and post-processing. I’m underdeveloped, but I want to grow and learn. I want to gain creativity and individuality all while keeping up with current trends and staying relevant. I like to work with people who are in that same mindset or who can help me figure it all out.

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