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