VISA 110: Digital Media
The prompt for this project was to collect 2-3 images from the internet and create a mash-up piece, commenting on the deceptive abilities of photography and photo editing. To create this piece I found a high-quality screen shot of grass and rocks from the popular action role-playing game, Skyrim. I combined the landscape from Skyrim with a "real" image of a sunset, added sun rays, and manipulated the colours to make the image seem hyper-realistic. Finally, I completed the piece by overlaying DSLR controls over the image to give the impression that the viewer is observing this scene through the lens of a camera. This project gave me an opportunity to fine-tune my digital editing abilities, however, I also enjoyed exploring the prompt to better understand how we often falsely consider photography to be inherently truthful.