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What photography can and should document

The social crisis of our time, however, calls for a redefinition of what photography can and should document. Obviously, not all documentary photography has to be didactic in pointing to a possibility of social change. But there is a need for discourse among documentary photographers about the content of work, and...

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How to Edit a Video

Editing a video is easier than most think, anyone can make a home movie look like a blockbuster with a little bit of time and creative touch. To start editing a video there are a few things you are going to need. You will need a...

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Diane Arbus And Weegee Photography Essay

As a "people watcher," documentary photography has always been intriguing to me. I remember thinking how wonderful it was for photographers to be in the right place at the right time and wondered how they knew where to be for that perfect shot. I began carrying my camera everywhere, and...

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First picture

The first picture which will be analysed was taken by Damir Sagolj in April 2003. The photograph denotes an American soldier holding a small child in his arms. The soldier is sitting down with his legs crossed. In the background of the image there is a troop of soldiers walking...

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Regula treimii

Compozitie Regula treimii Liniile slabe (asa nu) Liniile de aur Punctele de aur, situate la intersectia liniilor Diagonale Diagonal ascendenta (stanga jos - dreapta sus) este diagonal forte Cealalta trebuie evitata Incadrarea Trebuie sa existe spatiu in directia privirii Trebuie sa existe spatiu in directia miscarii Raportul laturilor Cadrul imaginilor e caracterizat de raportul laturilor si poate fi: Patrat Dreptunghiular Cadrul patrat se justifica doar...

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Photography Essays - Bernd and Hilla Becher

Identify what you consider to be the legacy of the artist Bernd and Hilla Becher for the importance of the photographic image. ‘The modern photographer is the architect’s greatest publicist’; that is, if one considers architectural photography a dumb copying device, and a pure record that informs the onlooker only of...

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Science and Technology Design

Project 1 Science and Technology Design Essay Today's digital word wouldn't be imaginable without optical, chemical inventions and their applications to the camera in the past. The aim of this essay is to show how new technologies and science have changed the design of the camera and improved it, how...

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Photography is an art

Photography is an art that took many years and efforts of many individuals to perfect. Many different people in many different fields contributed to this light writing. Chemists, artists, inventors, and engineers all lending a crafting hand to the art. Photography can be defined as the art of producing images...

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Rankin And Richard Avedon Comparison Photography Essay

Richard Avedon and John Rankin Waddell (more commonly known as Rankin) have many similarities in their work and have also done many of the same things during their careers; this is not to say that there are no differences though. During this essay I am going to try to...

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Understanding Photography Then And Now Photography Essay

: Why is the photographic image so powerful & iconic, how do they produce connections of timelessness, and emotional context + what are the perspectives around image making in addition what is its relationship to painting? In its first decades of its existence photography was labeled as "sun painting" a...

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From reel to Digital cameras

Guide to buy a DSLR Gone are the days of cumbersome reel cameras. The era of digital photography is upon us and we are not complaining. These high-tech digital cameras have bought with them, the stuff of dreams. The realm of photography has been won over by the DSLR's. Just remember,...

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Skills as a photographer

Annie Leibovitz was born in Connecticut on the 2nd of October, 1949. She was one of six children born to Sam and Marilyn Leibovitz, a dance instructor. In 1967, Leibovitz registered at the San Francisco Art Institute. She developed a love for photography while on a trip to Japan...

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Evolution Of Photography Over The Centuries Photography Essay

Presentation: To my view photography it s a way to describe things, a way to express yourself and to show to the people how you feel and also to show things that you can see with your eyes at a certain moment. It s so interesting to grasp an idea in...

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Photography Themes and Issues

Photography Themes and Issues Essay Describe how a greater understanding of the social and historical context of a body of photographic work can be useful in interpreting its meaning. You should refer to the work of an individual photographer, or of an organisation using photography, to justify your argument. In this...

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Cameras are an everyday commodity

Introduction / history Cameras are an everyday commodity and are commonly used today. It is a much simpler and advance device compared to the first ever camera made; the camera obscura. It was a sliding wooden box camera with a dark chamber which consists of an optical device. The first photograph...

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Nan Goldins Representation Of Gender And Sexuality Through Photography

In this essay I will be looking at how Nan Goldin photographs people and represents their sexuality and gender through her work as it has always been a heavy factor in her work. What does it say about the subject matter she is trying to represent? I will look at...

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Photography

Using a broad range of critical, satirical, and photographic texts, assess the cultural reception of photography in the mid nineteenth century. To answer this question fully, there must be a clear knowledge of the culture/society which birthed photography. The mid nineteenth century was a time of great technological...

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Dada

Dada was born in 1916 and over by the early 1920s.It was an international artistic phenomenon, a movement that most of the time was defiantly anti-art. Not an artistic movement in the regular sense, it was something like a bomb that dropped when the First World War raged in Europe....

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Photography and film

Photography and film have changed our notion of art. Discuss. To explore how photography and film have changed our notion of art, we must elude to Walter Benjamin's essay, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction[1]. Here, Walter Benjamin, discusses how art changed in the face of technology, and...

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Henri Cartier Bresson And Terence Donovan Photography Essay

To discuss the contextual differences of two artists. To compare and contrast two images by two different photographers. The two artists I have chosen to look at for this investigation are Henri Cartier Bresson and Terence Donovan. To compare and contrast the two images I have chosen by these...

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Critical appraisal of Ansel Adams

There is an open question that defines photography theory as much as it plagues it: does a photographer take or make a photograph? Ansel Adams's 1935 book, Making a photograph: an introduction to photography could well be considered the definitive response. A photograph remains an abstraction, even in its most...

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Photography Essays - History of Photography

History of Photography When you look at a photograph from your favorite photographer what do you see? Does it remind you of your past or make you think of the future? What if there was a photographer that made you think of not only the past but also the future as...

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Potential of suffering

Introduction Joel-Peter Witkin is a photographer who takes his idea from historic paintings to reveal the potential of suffering in human conditions. He worked as a war photographer between 1961 and 1964 in the Vietnam War. In 1967 Witkin decided to start free lance photography. He became the official photographer for City...

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The JPEG standard

JPEG 2000 STANDARD: INTRODUCTION: Jpeg 2000 standard is based on the wavelet based compression developed for the needs of digital imaginary avoiding drawbacks of the past jpeg technology. The jpeg 2000 , the file extension of jpeg2000 is .jp2, more powerful tool in image processing application for higher compression rates and features...

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Digital SLR

Digital SLR In the late 1970's, compact cameras that were capable of making images on their own were introduced. Kodak was the one who produced the first digital camera back in 1991 and it was even advanced enough to be used by professionals. Throughout history, photography has greatly changed, as...

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Fine Art Photography And Influence In Dadaism Photography Essay

'Photography has played a controversial but an important role in the arts for the last 150 years'. The question is still debated whether photography is an art or a form of documentation seen by the eye instead of the mind. Since its beginnings, photography, as an art form has been...

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Contextual Positioning Of Photographic Media Photography Essay

Using one image that you feel is representative of the work of a particular photographer, movement or genre, contextually deconstruct the image, in an objective and considered way. The image I have chosen to contextually deconstruct, is one photographed by Henri Cartier- Bresson. This image was taken in 1969 it is...

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Most eloquent images

Another project which helped push her to the top was her documentation of the 'Rolling Stones' 1975 world tour. The photographs she created while she lived and travelled with the band have been described as being [1]"some of the most eloquent images ever made of the world of Rock and...

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London Street Photography Exhibition Photography Essay

This exhibition shows images of London streets taken between 1960 and 2010, some of them come from the museum archives and was not exhibited before at such a scale. Exhibition takes place in a couple of rooms in the lower level. The main exhibition space takes two rooms to the...

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Reception of photography

Using a broad range of critical, satirical, and photographic texts, assess the cultural reception of photography in the mid nineteenth century. The mid nineteenth century was a time of great technological advancement, and a more modern way of living came to be that bought with it significant cultural...

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The Work Of Julius Shulman Photography Essay

"The photographer assumes a role of tremendous responsibility in reporting literally as a communicator. The mind dexterity and the ability of the person with the camera can become the vehicle by which the image of architecture can be transferred to publications and the people of the world." It is a general...

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Observations Of A Landscape Photographer And Architecture Photography Essay

The objective of this thesis is to see how the ob­servations of the landscape photographer can fur­ther inform the relationship of architecture and the landscape. Observing how landscape photogra­phers perceive their subject and define the issues that influence their personal perspectives becomes the tool for better understanding issues shared by...

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Documentary photography

Intro Documentary photography is extended form — that is, a work composed of a sizeable number of images. Some relation to text is a given, even if it's only minimal, as in the identification of subject, date, and location; the text may in fact be extensive. There is no external time...

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Postmodernism

Introduction to postmodernism, the media and the 'real' The increasingly mediatised culture we live in today has lead us to be dominated by and dependent upon the production and consumption of images. Notions of objectivity and empiricism in the photographic have long since disappeared, but can we still locate our sense...

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The Disposable Camera

The Disposable Camera Brief This report aims to explain and understand the fundamental workings behind the popular and revolutionary disposable camera. The connection between the Lens and the Film will have most emphasis and explanation where appropriate. This will be achieved by a physical dismantling and any online information available. Introduction Photography is undoubtedly...

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