Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Last Day

This class was a very interesting class to me. I felt it was a fun interesting class, but at the same time i found myself in a lot of confusion. It was kind of like being released out into the wild for the first time, I wasn't always sure what to do. I had a tough time being able to fully understand what i should be doing, not with projects but within those projects, such as how to get a certain effect or filter. There was only one thing that really didn't get me confused, and those were the 5 photoshop tutorials. Those were much more understanding, i think it's because of the information that was provided. It was nearly the only thing that had specific directions right in front of my face, so that i could make sure i was doing everything right. Although this was somewhat of a confusing class i still had a good time. I've always liked dealing with imagery and art, and this gave me the ability to do that electronically. Overall i found the class worth while because i learned a lot about photography and got to transform images into something more.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Edward Weston

1)Edward Weston was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1886. He started his career by taking pictures in the park with his aunt have he received his first camera at the age of 16. Following that Edward attended the illinois college of photography to pursue his career. After he finished school he moved to cCalifornia to pursue his dream of photography and where he opened his first studio in Tropico, California. His pictures included thing from nature to landscapes as wekk as the human figure. During the 20's Weston really worked with nude photos and achieved much of his style by keeping things in his photography very sharp and by not enlarging. In 1937 he was awarded a fellowship for his photography, and the first one to be awarded to a photographer. Inbetween this time and his death Weston published many different photography books. Now 50 years after his death his work is worth up to 1.6 million.

2) I can see he's done a lot of curled up nude photos as well as some photos of landscapes. Overall i would say his style is sharp and timid, It expresses many different used of light to show shadow too, which ads some sense of depressiveness.


Ansel Adams

1) Ansel Adams was not a very well educated man, as he was home schooled and was able to graduate when really he was equivalent to an eighth grader. Although he was not very interested in his schoolwork Ansel did take a liking to music. He learned to play the piano, and music was thought to be his profession until photography came into the picture. Since Ansel was home schooled he was able to also find an interest in nature. From what i've read i believe this gave him huge inspiration in his photography, from when his parents gave him his first Kodak camera. When he was in his twenty's he became friends with a sierra club that did a lot of wilderness things, which lead to his real success as a photographer. In 1927 Adams made his first visualized photograph which took him on his first high trip. He was now under the influence of Albert Bender and in 1928 had his first one man exhibition in San Fran Sisco. Bender was now influencing him to continue his photograpy and transforming Ansel into an amazing photographer. Ansel was now creating new techniques such as burning or dodging, which gave his photography a very unique piece to it. His stardom kept rising in the 30's as he began to do some work in New York and published his first book, "Making a Photograph." Although his stardom rose he was not financially set, especially with the great depression being involved. Before his death Ansel was defined as the american ladscape painter and photographer. He died april 22, 1984.

2) He does a lot of wilderness pictures involving valleys, or trees, really just amazing landscapes. Almost all of his photography is coming from nature and outside, something that Ansel was very passionate about.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Andy Warhol

1) Andy Warhol started his art career at the school of fine arts for Carnegie Institute of Technology. Once Warhol had graduated he was hire by a magazine doing some magazine illustrations and advertisements for shoes during the 1950's. With the expansion of Vinyl, Warhol was then hired by RCA records to create album covers and other promotional material. During the 1960's Warhol started doing many jobs for major companies like Campells and Coca Cola as well as paintings of famous people such as Marilyn Monroe. During the 70's Warhol continued his career doing pictures of many objects and people, all which were shown at some art shown he was in. Warhol had a great career as an illustrater until february 22, 1987 after he was done with a gall bladder surgery.
2) He did many illustrations of Campell soups, marilyn monroe, Mick Jagger and many others.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Black and white questions

1) An optical element (the lens), a chemical element (the film) and a mechanical element (the camera body itself).

2) The single-lens-reflex (SLR) camera is a camera where the photographer sees exactly the same image that is exposed to the film and can adjust everything by turning dials and clicking buttons, it provides an excellent image and uses no electricity.

3) The aperture limits the amount of light that can enter the camera.

4) The shutter speed controls how much light will enter the camera causing a picture to be light or dark, depending on how it is preferred.

5) You must balance the size of the aperture, the shutter speed and the film speed.

6) You would want to use a higher speed because that means the film is more sensative to light, causing a picture to have a clearer image.

7) A. The film is placed in developing agent that is actually a reducing agent.

B.Rinse the film with water, or by using a "stop" bath that arrests the development process.

C.The unexposed silver-halide crystals are removed in what is called the fixing bath. The fixer dissolves only silver-halide crystals, leaving the silver metal behind.

D.The film is washed with water to remove all the processing chemicals. The film strip is dried, and the individual exposures are cut into negatives.

8) Black and White film, gelatin.

9) Another light sensitive material like photographic paper.

Annie Leibovitz

1) Annie started her art experiance with the intention of painting at the San Francisco Art Institution. During the summer of her sophomore year she started taking pictures, and when she returned to the Art Institution she enrolled in photography classes, which marks the beginning of her photography experiance. After she graduated, she was given a job by rolling stone in 1970 as a photographer, which allowed her to take pictures of many celebrities at the time. In 1983 she had finally constructed a photography book, which won many awards, including best cover within the past 40 years. Since then she has done many different jobs from campaigns to ads in time and other very well known magazines. Since she is such a great photographer she has had many museum shows which have lasted for up to 6 years at a time. Her last photograph book that she created was mostly celebrity pictures, but also personal pictures from her past. Altogether Annie Leibovitz is a very talented photographer, who was also very successful.

2) John Lennon, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Demi Moore, Mick Jaggar, Micheal Moore, Scarlette Johanson.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


This image displays an imitation or pattern by it's repetition of the same design over and over again.


This image shows two very different colors, especially for the tree that is brown. It adds the importance of the object, which contrast does making it a great image for contrast.


In this pictue you can see this woman's emotion, it shows her stress and importance making it a good display for emphasis.


This picture displays balance not only by the fact that the rocks are balanced to stand, but the image as a whole is balanced. The objects and color are both very balanced to give us a pleasingly whole picture.


Variety has no one main focus in a picture, it is multiple images that are indistinctly observable. This picture displays this, there are multiple objects that are indistinct.


Unity really shows the state of being 1, single thing. I picked this picture because the rose is alone and single, it is the main and only focus of the picture, making it a good display of unity.


Movement shows the thought of someone moving. In this picture because of this mans position you can conclude that he is practicing his swing before he hits the ball, this picture shows the golfer's movement.


This picture display all of the colors of the rainbow, red, orange, green, yellow, blue, and violet. These are the main colors we know and use all of the time, we will also mix these to create more colors, so this picture displays all color.


Texture shows the quality of roughness in an object or an image so i thought that this rough rock is a perfect display of texture.

Monday, March 30, 2009


Form is a combination of shape, shading, texture and color. In this picture we are able to see the form of these spheres because of this so i picked these pieces of play dough, which can also take other forms.


I picked this illustration to display the line element because it shows how lines, curved or straight, are put together to create an image or a shape.


I chose this cookie cutter because cookie cutters are meant to transfer SHAPES onto cookies, so it displays what a shape is.


I picked this ball that shows the light and dark values to correspond to the definition of value.


For space i chose to do a huge white space. I did this because when i think of space i think of emptiness, a space which needs to be fill. It is blank. Space is open for anything, and to me this white blank shows this.