Thursday, May 28, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday Questions: Edward Weston

1Edward Henry Weston was an American Photographer, and co-founder of group F/64. Most of his work was done using an 8 by 10 inch view camera. The New York Times reported on April 14, 2008 that Sotheby’s sold an Edward Weston photograph to a New York art dealer for $1.6 Million.
2. His style was portraits that were up close and personal.

Monday Questions: Ansel Adams

1. Ansel Adams was an American born photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black and white photographs of the American west, primarily Yosemite National Park.
2. His photographic style was black and white and he took his most captivating pictures in Yosemite Park. He focused on beauty in nature.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Black and White Photography

  1. The three basic elements of a camera are the optical element (the lens), a chemical element (the film), and a mechanical element (the camera body itself).
  2. There is a mirror that allows you to see the actual image on an SLR camera.
  3. The aperture on a camera is the setting that controls your depth of field (background and/or foreground).
  4. It regulates the amount of light entering the camera and exposes it onto the film.
  5. You have to balance film speed, aperture size and shutter speed to fit the light level in your shot.
  6. Low film speed; it is less sensitive to light and needs more time to absorb enough light to make an image that isn’t underexposed or too dark.
  7. The Developer, The Stop Bath, The Fixer & Hypo-Clearing Agent.
  8. Cabinets, Bath, Tongs, Developers, Exposed Photographic Print Papers, Fixer, Developer Trays, Washes, Drying.
  9. The final image is actually developed silver, carefully washing the prints to remove all the unwanted materials, these prints can last a really long time.

Andy Warhol Questions

1. Andy Warhol was an American filmmaker, print maker, and painter who was a leading figure in the visual arts movement known as pop art.
2. Campells Soup can, Marilyn Monroe, Mohamed Ali, himself......

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Friday Questions

1. Annie Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer whose style is marked by a close collaboration between the photographer and the subject.

2. John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Demi Moore, Queen Elizabeth 2, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Jackson, Bill Gates, and many more.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Will Hoffman's Design Workbook

Design Workbook: Elements
1. Space-This picture represents space because there is nothing but an empty box which is just a space.

2. Value- This picture shows value because it is not just black and white, it uses every shade of gray in between.

3. Shape- this picture represents shape because it uses lines to make a flat image appear 3d.
4. Line- this image represents line because it uses contour lines to form a shape.

5. Form- this image represents form because it uses 2d shapes to create a 3d illusion that appears to move.

6. Texture- this image represents texture because it uses variations in color and lines to appear worn.

7. Color- this image represents color because it uses complementary colors blue and orange to catch the eye.

1. Movement- This image represents movement because it makes your eyes focus on a specific point.

2. Unity-This picture shows unity because everything goes together and it appears "complete."

3. Variety- This image shows variety because the yellow flower contrasts to the dark background.

4. Balance- This picture represents balance because it is symmetrical and there is no overpowering part.

5. Emphasis- This image shows emphasis because the red contrasts to the background to make Spiderman stand out.

6. Contrast- This picture uses black and white contrast to catch the eye.

7. Pattern/Rhythm- This shows pattern because the same element is repeated.