4D Foundation I

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Substitution
I used substitution for this photo as I wanted to tap into the sub consciousness of people when they are dreaming. Thus, I have substituted the bed with a dreamy looking background and the subject is sleeping on the clouds which represents how she can be carried away in her dreams as she is not thinking too much when she is dreaming.

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Subtraction
This is done by subtracting the thickness of the paper which is to suggest how much paper we are using for our own use but could harm the number of trees in the forest. The subtraction of the pencil lead is to suggest that if there were to be lesser trees found on earth today, we will soon find ourselves to have very little paper for our own use.

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Addition
I added the thorns at the side of the phone which is showing the Pokemon screen. This is trying to show how dangerous the game can be as it can turn into an addiction that may lead to negative consequences such as a distraction for students’ academics, lesser social interaction among people, although they are physically together, they are not communicating face to face.
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Superimpose
The use of superimpose for this photo is to emphasise on how parents act as a support for us as they were the ones who raised us up throughout our lives. Thus, I have come up with this idea on how parents act as a support for our wings before we can “fly” or grow up. In this image, I have included my father’s hand to be placed under my arms. The shirt that I was wearing would be the resemblance of a wing and which can also help convey my idea of how parents act as a support for us before we ” fly “.

Reflection
Overall, I find that this project to be very interesting and it is a new experience for me. This is because I have not used photoshop before and I had difficulty doing this work. Thus, I actually took a very long time to finish this work. However, the idea of using the four techniques is very interesting because I never knew that these techniques can be incorporated into photography as I am only exposed to photography without photoshop. Thus, throughout this project, I am able to include my own personal thoughts and opinions about certain issues and convey them into a certain manner instead of just capturing that issue alone which can just fulfil that message but makes the image less interesting. I have also learnt a lot about the techniques which can be used in advertisements to encourage more consumers to buy their product or to fulfil their message about a certain issue.