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Use of Photographs in This Is a Photograph of Me and Photograph, 1958 - Use of Photographs in This Is a Photograph of Me and Photograph, 1958          At first glance, "This Is a Photograph of Me" by Margaret Atwood and "Photograph, 1958" by Patricia Young are strikingly similar works in that both poems utilize the imagery of a photograph as a communication device however, upon closer examination  they differ markedly in the approach each poet takes in utilizing this same device.  The similarities between these two poems are immediately obvious to the reader; both poems are written by female poets,  both poems have the poet as the speaker,  both poems describe how the poet feels about herself, and both poems utilize the photograph as a device to convey their message to the reader.  Less obvious, is the differing approaches taken by each poet....   [tags: Photograph]
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Raymond Carver's poem Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year - The Theme of Raymond Carver's poem "Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year" Growing up we all had expectations of who we should be imposed upon us by our parents. Whether or not we achieved those expectations upon reaching adulthood isn't really the final outcome. There is a greater lesson learned regardless of how we benefited from the imposition. And that realization is what truly shapes our final character. Raymond Carver entertains this topic in his poem, "Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-second Year." In this poem Carver provides us with a beautifully touching slice of life that is not only flawless in writing and technique, but that connects and emotionally evokes feelings that are universal in all readers....   [tags: Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year] 1000 words
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The Pros and Cons of Photograph Alteration - The use of today’s photography technology invites many controversial arguments among the public. Some people have no problem with manipulated pictures, others believe that editing the picture of human being means not to appreciate human as God’s creature. It is commonly known that the majority of the pictures in magazines, billboards, and advertisements in public areas must have gone through the professional photo editing process to be maximized in effectiveness. The pictures are retouched so that it looks much more lively and delightful than the original ones....   [tags: photography] 595 words
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Wisdom of Parents in the Poem, Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year - Wisdom of Parents in the Poem, Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year We have all grown up hearing our parent's advice "Do as I say, not as I do". When your parents give this advice you do not always listen at first, but later on in life you may catch yourself using it. I believe it is very important value, respect and listen to what your parent's say; their experience with life is their major tool in shaping their children into adults. Parents have lived life longer than their children that is a fact....   [tags: Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year] 1154 words
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The Power of the Photograph - The Power of the Photograph On the wall of my dorm room hangs a photograph that was taken at my paternal grandmother’s house. I’m on Grandma’s lap, and my sister is on the floor. I appear to be about two or three years old. It is after supper, and Grandma is reading to me.      This photograph is interesting to me because it reflects two points that Michelle Citron makes in her book, Home Movies. First, the person taking the picture is asserting control over the interpretation of the memory. Second, there are clues within the frame that signify what has actually been left out of the frame....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 579 words
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Visual Analysis of Davis's Photograph - Memories can be as short-lived as the moments that created them. The recollection of events and the deterioration of memories over time is a constant process that cannot be stopped. This inevitable passing of memory is fused to the inevitable passing of human life. Emily Davis’s still life photograph of wineglasses is reflective and fragmented, allowing the image to act as a metaphor for this fleeting aspect of memory through its own memory-like qualities. The photograph is also symbolic of the transience of human life through the use of the traditional symbol of the wineglass, ultimately serving as memento mori....   [tags: Art Analysis] 705 words
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Photography - The Test of Time: The Power of the Photograph What is a photograph. The simplicity of taking a photograph leads many to ponder its artistic value. Yet, it is undeniable that there are some photos that cause an emotional reaction deeper than simply observing a recorded point in time. Surely, there are photographs that cause more reaction than some modern art pieces. There seems to be two types of photographs. The first classification is the ‘time capture’ photo – an image with the sole purpose of recording a particular event or point in time....   [tags: Art Artwork Photograph]
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Photography - Missing Images Photography wasn’t considered a form of art in the United States until the turn of the century when a man named Alfred Steiglitz fought throughout his lifetime to make sure we recognized it as an art form. It was only used as a form of science up until then. There is a lot of chemistry when it comes to photography; mixing different chemicals for film and paper as well as the four or five different “baths” for each the film and paper. And to know what film to use, which paper and what chemicals will form the best possible images....   [tags: photo picture photograph] 905 words
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College Admissions Essays - A Photograph - College Admissions Essays - A Photograph Attach a small photograph (3.5 x 5 inches or smaller) of something important to you and explain its significance. At an age when my friends’ floors were strewn with toys, dirty clothes, or video-game cartridges, mine was smothered in paper of all sorts — books, magazines, reams of white and college-ruled, paper bags, paper airplanes. This pattern has survived, and it is representative of the way I live. The house of my life is built on a foundation of paper....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 727 words
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Art of Photography - I look at a photograph I took this past summer when my family was on vacation on Block Island. I remember when I took it: on a hike with my mother and aunt. I see the dusty dirt road sunken on either side- testimony to the tires that groove the path daily. I hear the crunch of the leaves and rocks underneath my sneakers, browned by collected sand and dirt. I remember looking into the distance towards the ocean and thinking to myself “Hey- that would make a good picture.” I remember that I laughed a lot because it was one of those days....   [tags: Photograph Photographer Artwork]
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Critical Analysis on a Tina Modotti Photograph - Critical Analysis on a Tina Modotti Photograph Tina Modotti was from a very poor working class society. She was brought up in the northeast part of Italy, in Udine, Friuli. She was born at the tail end of the industrial revolution, in 1896. However, you could say, by all means, that her village hadn't changed the slightest since the seventh century. She lived vigorously throughout her childhood, working endless hours in a silk-textile factory to earn a cash flow and to support the family through starvation....   [tags: Papers] 733 words
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Critical Analysis of a Photograph of Rachel Whitear - Critical Analysis of a Photograph of Rachel Whitear The photograph of Rachel on the floor in her room is indeed very powerful. It is a very graphic photograph and is meant to be this way, the people who took it used it for their crime scene investigation. But people who saw the photo realised that it could be used too send a blunt message to make people think twice before stepping into the world of drugs. The room that she lived in for the last few days of her life was bare, no pictures, no posters, no fancy paint, no wallpaper, no personality, no feeling....   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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Photograph of the Demolition of the Crystal Palace, 1936 - Photograph of the Demolition of the Crystal Palace, 1936 The Crystal Palace designed by Joseph Paxton stood for eighty-five years. It succumbed to fire "at six o'clock on the evening of 30th November 1936" (Beaver, 141). A fire was discovered in the staff lavatory, and within minutes the whole structure was ablaze. The spectacular building was engulfed in fire as it dissolved into just a skeleton of its former structure. Paxton used innovative methods of construction on the Crystal Palace, greatly influenced by the bridge and train shed construction of the day....   [tags: Architecture History]
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P. H. Delamotte Photograph of the Interior of the Crystal Palace - P. H. Delamotte Photograph of the Interior of the Crystal Palace After a successful year of housing the Great Exposition, the Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton was disassembled and moved to Sydenham, where it stood for the next 85 years (Hobhouse, 32). The Palace, built for the 1851 World's Fair in London, was an architectural and engineering wonder modeled after the bridge and train shed construction of the mid-nineteenth century. The structure had been designed to be quickly assembled out of prefabricated members and easily rebuilt elsewhere....   [tags: Architecture History]
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Toyo Miyatake Picture Analysis - During World War II, after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans in the western United States were forced into internment camps because the government felt as though the Japanese were dangerous if they were not relocated. These camps were usually in poor condition and in deserted areas of the nation. The Japanese were forced to make the best of their situation and thus the adults farmed the land and tried to maximize leisure while children attempted to enjoy childhood. The picture of the internee majorettes, taken by internee and photographer Toyo Miyatake, shows sixteen girls standing on bleachers while posing in front of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range and desolate Manzanar background....   [tags: Photograph Analysis ]
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The Advancement of Photography - ... Later the image was enhanced through the use of mercury vapors in a darkroom. The daguerreotype soon saw other advancements that improved the speed at which the photograph was the taken, the clarity of the final photograph and size of the photography. Photography was rapidly recognized by many around the world after the daguerreotype. People started taking portrait photographs that they could carry around with them. Even middle class and working class people could now afford portraits leaving the more expensive and more time consuming paintings in the dark (Rosenblum, 2010)....   [tags: Photography]
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Roger Scruton on Photography - In Roger Scruton's Photography and Representation the author establishes the idea that ideal photography is not art. In the same breath he says that ideal photography is not necessarily an idea which photographers should strive, nor does it necessarily exist. Yet, he bases his argument upon the ideal. In reviewing his paper, I’ll take a look at why he painstakingly tries to make this distinction between ideal painting and ideal photography. His argument is based upon the proposition that photographs can only represent in a causal fashion, whereas painters create representational artwork via intentional relations....   [tags: Photography] 2314 words
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The History of Photography and the Camera - Photography has come a long way from the first camera all the way until today. In this essay I’ll begin by explaining how the first aspect called the Camera Obscura started. The Camera Obscura was first developed and explained in ancient times during the 4th and 5th centuries B.C. It was first developed by the Chinese and Greeks and also later studied by other philosophers in Ancient Times. It is used to create images that are transmitted through a pinhole camera on a wall that is in a darkened room....   [tags: Photography]
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The Birth of Photography - ... Early Portrait photography proved this and photo fakery was achieved simply by posing people or objects in a non-natural way, this method still happens to this day for example, graduation photographs, photographers would do this to present or portray the subject in a certain manner. This technique is known as “Moving the body” the phrase comes from a number of photographs taken by Alexander Gardner who was best known for his work as a civil war photographer, and recognized for a ‘photographers lie’....   [tags: Photography Essays] 1583 words
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Progression of Photography - ... Make a small hole in a window cover and look at the opposite wall. What do you see. Magic. There in full color and movement will be the world outside the window — upside down. This magic is explained by a simple law of the physical world. Light travels in a straight line and when some of the rays reflected from a bright subject pass through a small hole in thin material they do not scatter but cross and reform as an upside down image on a flat surface held parallel to the hole. This law of optics was known in ancient times....   [tags: History of Photography]
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Garry Winogrand: The Godfather of Street Photography - ... He began shortly after to work on photographing for his book, The Animals. The book was a collection of photos taken at the Bronx Zoo and the Coney Island Aquarium (Greenspun). The collection was a look at the interaction between the animals and the people who come to see them. There was a sense of boredom and yet others had a profound image of a slight interaction between animal and human. In 1969, Winogrand was a leading photographer of the riots and protests of the Hardhat Rally that took place in New York....   [tags: Photography]
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The Vulture and the Child - The Vulture and the Child This award winning photograph was taken by Kevin Carter in 1993 in the African country of Sudan. Carter won a Pulitzer Prize for this picture in March 1994 (Long). This picture shows a famine stricken child crawling towards a UN food camp which was situated nearly a kilometer away. This picture was first published on the front page of The New York Times on March 23, 1993; followed by Mail & Guardian, a Johannesburg weekly. Later, it was published in the National Geographic and TIME magazines....   [tags: Photograph Photography Essays]
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Defining a True Photographic Essay - The “True” Photographic Essay We live in a world bombarded by photographs. Whether it is advertisements, news, art, fashion, or propaganda, photographs are widely considered the most powerful form of representation. However, not all collections of photographs can be given the title of a “true” photographic essay. Even visual rhetoric theorists stipulate various requisites for this name. So then…what is a “true” photographic essay. To rightfully earn this title, the photos need to be accompanied by a text....   [tags: Photography Photograph Essays]
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The Physics of Photography - The Physics of Photography The general population has become so accustomed to their simple point and shoot cameras that they do not either notice the poor quality of images that they are producing or do not have the knowledge to produce better images. For those who desire to take better photographs, photography will be an exciting life long adventure. There are many aspects to consider when taking a photograph. A good photograph is well thought out before the photographer snaps the shutter....   [tags: Pictures Photographs Careers Essays] 1113 words
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The Relationship of Photographs, History, and Memory - The Relationship of Photographs, History, and Memory Abstract: This essay reflects on the relationship of photographs, history, and memory based on a found and mutilated photo album. Photographs provide opportunities for disrupting and restructuring history with their attraction to memory; they privilege the subjective, creative power of the personal explanation and provide an emotional and even ideological grounding for memory. Photographs as manifestations of memory assist in the process of understanding the present....   [tags: Image Photography Memory]
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The Life and Photography of Eugene Atget - Eugene Atget was born February 12, 1857 in France. He was a photographer known for his photographs documenting the street scenes and architecture of Paris. Eugene Atget was born right outside the French city of Bordeaux. He was orphaned at age seven and raised by his uncle. After finishing his education in the 1870s, Atget briefly became a cabin boy and sailor on different boats sailing in the Transatlantic. After that, Atget became an actor, but only received bit parts at a second-rate repertory company....   [tags: biography, photography] 570 words
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Fashion as Fashion Photography - Fashion is an evolving subject. Fashion Photography, as Fashion itself has transformed too. The way Fashion Photography has changed a lot to what it was and what it is now. And yes it would have changed as a lot has transformed through the years of fashion. Fashion Photography’s meaning and representation has changed in a way that the image represents something that sometimes is not realistic, Photography as an illusion. Fashion Photography has changed in the way we look at it know, it has changed gender issues, sexuality, ethnicity and the way the body has been portrayed....   [tags: Fashion, Fashion Photography, ] 1082 words
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Perception and Photography - Perception and Photography Throughout my life, I have seen some of the most interesting things through a camera. It may seem odd that some of my most interesting experiences have been through an artificial lens, but a camera is in the same family of both the magnifying glass and the microscope....   [tags: Photography Philosophy Observation] 1397 words
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The art of photography and its Relationship with the Truth - ... Although there is an overwhelming amount of photography that does depict accurately the truth, there is also photography that is intended as a lie and to deceive. An example of this is what is known as “Day Night Photography”. This is when the camera settings are adjusted in a manner so that the photograph when taken at night seems like it was taken during the day. Bellow is an example of one. Clearly this photo does not accurately represent what is actually happening while the picture was being taken....   [tags: photography essay, informative essay] 966 words
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Photography of Love in its Various Forms - My goal is to make a photo album of pictures depicting some of the various forms of love that exist between humans. Love is unfalteringly one of the strongest emotions that we feel over the course of our lives, and I want to capture that emotion in pictures. The photographs will be taken using a variety of techniques to evoke different forms and strengths of love, and each picture will be accompanied by a quote that promotes the same type of love I chose this topic to gain experience in the art of photography, as well as to further my knowledge of techniques that can be used to show different forms of any certain object or emotion through an image....   [tags: photography, art, love, ] 862 words
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Photography - Photography Photography is more than just a means for documentation. Photography is more than snap shots at a family reunion. A fine art photographer makes more choices than people realize. Point and click is not the solution for taking a photograph (John Szarkowski 9-12) . A fine art photographer may choose to freeze action or to blur it. The freezing or blurring of action is not just done at the push of a button, it takes knowledge and an understanding of how apertures and shutter speeds relate to each other under different circumstances with different types of film (Barbara London and John Upton 98)....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1717 words
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Philippe Gross's The Tao of photography: seeing beyond seeing - In Philippe Gross's book "The Tao of photography: seeing beyond seeing" Gross emphasizes, through his photography and other more well known photographers works, the Taoist philosophy and wisdom. I found this books message not only creative ,but both inspirational and instructional. He couples photographic works with informational text to help more deeply understand his philosophy. Gross emphasizes creativity and heightened awareness rather than formal techniques. Straying away from formal techniques is something that I feel I have been trying to do when I take pictures....   [tags: Photography Philippe Gross] 1101 words
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Photograpy Advice - This 4th of July I went to L.A. with my roommate to visit his family. I had been promising myself that I would go to the Queen Mary in Long Beach for the last three times I was in L.A. and this time I was determined to go. So After I had seen the fireworks at the La Verne high school. (Click to enlarge photos.) 4th of July at La Verne Senior High I went to the Queen Mary, it was fantastic. After spending almost a full day on the ship, I decided to go to a camera store before I went back to where I was staying....   [tags: Photography] 1159 words
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Suffering in Photographs - Suffering in Photographs Photographs are used to document history, however selected images are chosen to do so. Often times these images graphically show the cruelty of mankind. In her book, Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag asks, "What does it mean to protest suffering, as distinct from acknowledging it?" To acknowledge suffering is just to capture it, to point it out and show somebody else that it exists. In order to protest suffering, there has to be some sort of moral decision that what is shown in the photograph is wrong, and a want from the viewer to change that....   [tags: American History] 1050 words
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Analysis of Article about Photography in The New Yorker - Analysis of Article in The New Yorker originally written by Peter Schjeldahl The art world of photography is changing all the time. Peter Schjeldahl starts out with a very strong and well written paragraph about the world of art. Peter Schjeldahl says, “You can always tell a William Eggleston photograph. It’s the one in color that hits you in the face and leaves you confused and happy, and perhaps convinces you that you don’t understand photography nearly as well as you thought you did”. These couple of sentences are very strong and flow so well together, and they grab the reader’s attention....   [tags: Art Photography William Eggleston] 442 words
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Topics as Photographs - “Writers are like photographers,” Donald Murray reminds us. The photographer doesn’t snap a picture while scanning an entire scene. Instead he selects a single focus (239-240). This analogy was exceptionally powerful to me. The idea of looking through a camera lens out at an event or a topic just has wonderful possibilities. You could do a panoramic photo, including the wide picture, seeing how many pieces fit together. On the other hand, you could use the high-powered zoom lens to get up close and magnify a single element of the photo....   [tags: Writing] 352 words
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Photography: The History and Everyday Use - “Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru; if you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson . Although many might think that it is a waste of time and money, photography is a great hobby that people should try. However, even if someone has different opinions, they must consider that photography is steadily on its way to becoming a worldwide everyday use, and is already part of the American culture. Who has contributed to the making of the modern camera in earlier times....   [tags: Photography]
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The Power of Photography - ... One could argue that a photograph taken of the shore of an island with the sky and a couple holding hands evokes emotion, because of the romantic couple walking or because of the peacefulness of the sky. Here is something to consider; would you find the sky as peaceful in mid-day as you might at sunset. Or would the change in color change the emotions perceived. If the couple holding hands was vivid and clear in daylight would it have a different emotional response than if the picture had been taken later in the day as the sun was setting and all that was visible was the silhouette of the couple....   [tags: Art ]
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Vik Muniz Photographs - Vik Muniz Photographs I observed a very unique series of photographs by Vik Muniz called Seeing is Believing. Vik Muniz’s images are not simply photography but are pictures of complicated pieces of art he has produced at earlier times. Utilizing an array of unorthodox materials including granulated sugar, chocolate syrup, sewing thread, cotton, wire, and soil Muniz first creates an image, sculpturally manipulates it and then photographs it. Muniz’s pictures include portraits, landscapes, x-rays, and historical images....   [tags: Essays Papers] 449 words
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Pinhole Photography - ... However, the name “pinhole” stuck despite the alternatives presented. The earliest existing group of pinhole photographs that we still have today were made by the “father of archaeology,” Flinders Petrie during his excavation in Egypt. His camera was personally made with a biscuit tin (Stewart 124). He was there for scientific research. It wasn’t until the rise of pictorialism that pinhole photography took off. In the late 1880s the Impressionist movement was starting to take over in the painting community, influencing the more daring “art” photographers (Renner 41)....   [tags: Art ]
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The Evolution of Photography - ... Twenty years after Kodak’s first camera, they produced an improved camera, called “Brownie”. The Brownie was simple to use, making the art of photography boom. Flash cameras did not appear until the 1930s, letting people take pictures in areas with dim or little lighting. In 1947, Edwin Land invented the instant camera. Land got the idea after his daughter asked to see her picture after he took her photo. The next step in improving the camera was by making it digital, which was done in 1975 by a Kodak employee....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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How Photography Began - BEGINNINGS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, The First, the name. We owe the name "Photography" to Sir John Herschel , who first used the term in 1839, the year the photographic process became public. (*1) The word is derived from the Greek words for light and writing. Before mentioning the stages that led to the development of photography, there is one amazing, quite uncanny prediction made by a man called de la Roche (1729- 1774) in a work called Giphantie. In this imaginary tale, it was possible to capture images from nature, on a canvas which had been coated with a sticky substance....   [tags: Photography] 1800 words
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Darkroom vs. Digital Photography - Darkroom vs. Digital Photography A hot topic among photographers is the ongoing debate of darkroom and digital photography. There are never ending lists of pros and cons for each method of photography, each fuelling the long lasting arguments. For a more thorough understanding of the two alternatives, a basic overview of how film cameras operate in comparison to digital cameras is given. Secondly, the pros and cons of darkroom photography are listed and examined. Thirdly the pros and cons of digital photography are also listed and depicted in an unbiased fashion....   [tags: Photography, Cameras] 1733 words
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Interpretations of Photography - Interpretations of Photography Different people interpret photographs in many different ways. The way the photo is interpreted by a person can depend on what kind of job they have, how old they are, and how or where they grew up. Photos can also have an emotional effect on a person and bring back memories. How do you interpret the photograph on page one. Does it bring back any memories. How does the photograph make you feel. Jean Mohr says what is happening is "Great Britain, in the country. A small girl was playing with her doll....   [tags: Papers] 408 words
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Personal Narrative- Photo - Personal Narrative- Photo Remember back to the times of your youth, when a family member or friend would grace you with a gift. Remember that butterfly feeling you would get in the pit of your stomach and work itself outward and make you tingle with anticipation. Remember waking up early on Christmas morning way ahead of your parents only to attempt to wait patiently until they arose. Remember the moans of despair when they finally did clamber out of their bed to tell you that breakfast must be eaten first before gifts are opened....   [tags: Personal Narrative Photograph Picture] 435 words
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The Nature of Education Shown in Two Photographs: - The Nature of Education Shown in Two Photographs: Learning is a lifelong process. By learning, one acquires knowledge or develops the ability to perform new behaviors. It is common to think of learning as something that takes place in school, but much of human learning occurs outside the classroom, and people continue to learn throughout their lives. From the two photos, "The Lesson: Planning a Career" and "Instruction at Home", it is evident that learning continues throughout people's lives and affects almost everything they do....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays] 892 words
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Annie Leibovitz's Photography of Celebrities - It was not until a trip to Japan with her mother after her sophomore year of studying painting at the San Francisco Art Institute that Annie Leibovitz discovered her interest in taking photographs. In 1970 Leibovitz went to the founding editor of Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner, who was impressed by Leibovitz’s work. Leibovitz’s first assignment from Wenner was to shoot John Lennon. Leibovitz’s black-and-white portrait of Lennon was the cover of the January 21, 1971 issue. Ironically, Leibovitz would be the last person to capture her first celebrity subject....   [tags: Annie Leibovitz, Photography,] 517 words
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Photography and Art - Photography and Art In the United States today, technology is all-important to a great deal of the population, whether it is a means of communication or an aid for national security. Technological devices and terminology are ubiquitous and have become a part of everyday life. On the road, many drivers can be found talking and chattering away into their cell phones. At business meetings, many executives will present presentations in PowerPoint, while others will jot down notes in their Personal Digital Assistants, or PDAs....   [tags: Technology Essays]
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The Photographer's Eye - ... Having been interested in seeing these on account of her being one of my favourite artists, I hadn’t thought of Arbus’ work in terms of vantage point before. However, she may be one of the prime examples of the unexpected vantage point and voyeurism. The aim of Arbus’ work was to give notice to people who would otherwise be overlooked or ignored, almost to ‘glorify’ them through her photographs. Diane Arbus managed to remodel the conventional view of voyeurism by taking a method of photography that had always been related to the unseen photographer and putting herself very much in her subjects lives, making herself aware to all of them....   [tags: Photography]
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Photography Review - Photography Review Joel Meyerowitz spent the summer of 1976 and 1977 taking magnificent photographs, which he later published in 1997 in a book called “Cape light.” These photographs were taken in Cape Cod, Massachusetts around the Truro-Provincetown area in the summer. His book is full of marvelous photographs, which depict a typical summer up on the Cape. These pictures may seem beautiful to anyone. However, these pictures possess more meaning to anyone who has ever lived on Cape Cod or visited Cape Cod....   [tags: essays research papers] 778 words
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Life of W. Eugene Smith - ... An example was five photographs he took of the Labor Day motorboat races, which described the event in a narrative form (Hughes 12). In 1936, Smith graduated high school and attended Notre Dame University, where a special photographic scholarship was awarded to him (Magnum Photos). However, a year later, Smith left the university, and went to study at New York Institute of Photography. In the same year, 1937, Gene was hired to work for Newsweek, where his first two photo assignments were to photograph the Rockettes at Radio City Hall and the other project was to photograph a medical operation....   [tags: Photography]
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Fashion Photographer Cecil Beaton - T here have been many great photographers throughout history who have left their mark on the industry. Cecil Beaton is an inspiring fashion photographer from the 1930s. He was born in 1904 in Hampstead, England, he moved to London and continued to live there until his passing in 1980. This British photographer launched his career as a society photographer in 1926 (A Gallery for Fine Photography, 2001). His first camera was a Kodak 3A which was a very popular model in its time. Beaton used this camera to teach himself the basics of photography often using his family members as subjects....   [tags: Photography] 1116 words
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Photography in Flux - Photography in Flux It is no secret that digital photography is very rapidly finding a niche in modem society, in both the professional realm as well as in the home. The advent of newer, faster, and more embellished technologies have placed the power of photographic production in the hands of the common person. An art form that formerly was left to the charge of few skilled professionals has been forever changed by these technologies. Certainly, this evolution of sorts has its strengths as well as its drawbacks....   [tags: Digital Photography Pictures Technology Essays]
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Julia Margaret Cameron - ... Photography had forever changed the world when it was invented and ways of documenting now would include images of people, places or things that would be marked in documentary, journalistic and artistic ways. Julia Margaret Cameron made an impact in the world of photography when her daughter decided that she would give her a camera for her forty-eighth birthday. Julia Margaret Cameron became one of Victorian England's most renowned female photographers and given the time she was living in and that she was a woman she was not taken seriously and many believed she would never contribute much to the art of photography which she proved wrong with her short ten year career....   [tags: Photography]
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The Power of Photography - The Power of Photography I have never looked at anything as intensely as I have through the viewfinder of a camera. It may seem odd that my most intense experiences of reality have come through an artificial lens, but a camera is a close cousin to both a magnifying glass and a microscope. It is not only the ability to see things in more detail that commands our attention. It is something else, something about the art of photography that forces us to examine the world as we don’t normally do. Normally we don’t see things as they are....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1434 words
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A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words - Part 1 "Photographs may have placed greater importance on the visual over the written. A picture, after all, is worth a thousand words." The idea that Photographs could have placed greater importance on the visual over the written is most has some merit to it. Certainly identifying objects in a picture is as basic and natural a function as there could be for most people. Reading written language takes quite a bit more effort to do. By comparison, the training needed to process even basic written language versus the simplicity of identifying objects with no training should make it clear that at our most basic level we can easily relate with images....   [tags: Photography]
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The Dream World of Jerry Uelsmann - ... Thoroughly satisfied with his work, Yosemite National Park continues to invite Uelsmann and his wife, Taylor, each year to interpret the elements of the park. In 1996, Uelsmann published a book of his collection, Uelsmann Yosemite. On page 33 of Uelsmann Yosemite, is a work titled 1992, Uelsmann rarely titles his work, rather dates it, giving a timeline of his visits to the park. The image, more like a dream than a photo, is of a woman laying on her back on top a mountain, her arms stretched up to her face and head....   [tags: Photography]
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Hellen van Meene's Photography - Best known for her blunt portrayal of girls on the brink of adulthood, Hellen van Meene is a Dutch natural light photographer. She explores the vulnerability and uncertainty of adolescent life through her work. While capturing the feelings of youth and awkwardness, she invents her own fictions and scenes using the girls as models. Through her unique way of viewing the models and her thoughtful technique, Hellen van Meene succeeds in making photos that portray girls at this significant time in their lives....   [tags: Art] 1021 words
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Through the Lens: A Look at Two Conflicting Mediums - ... At the beginning of December, I began conversating with Jaime about a prospective trip to Temecula, California where his business is established. During the last week in December, I stayed in Temecula and worked alongside Jaime while he went out on shoots with clients. I accompanied him for four shoots, and had a hand in editing the photographs and printing the physical copies. During this time, I began to learn what it took to be a photographer. The two of us spent a total of 32 hours editing the photographs from the four shoots....   [tags: Photography]
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Lunch Atop a Skyscraper - ... It wasn’t until Corbis decided to create a coffee table book utilizing “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” as the cover image, that a search was conducted to find the original photographer. In 2003, the family of Charles Clyde Ebbets came forward with conclusive proof that he, in fact was that daring photographer that immortalized 11 fearless men on the skeleton of the 69th floor of the Rockefeller Center. “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” has often been confused with the work that Lewis Hine had done on the Empire State building, but unlike Hine, Ebbets work leans towards a more, “publicity” oriented nature....   [tags: Photography]
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How Digital Processes Change Photography - How Digital Processes Change Photography New technology is an ever present, always advancing force in today’s world. For this reason it is no surprise that in the last decade we have begin to see the rise of digital imaging in our lives. Put simply, digital imaging is the process of changing a visual imaging into a format that a computer can understand and interpret. Whether or not the image is captured by a digital device, such as a digital camera or camcorder, or it is transformed into a digital file after its development, such as by scanning, digital processes are changing the face of photography and the way we interpret it....   [tags: Essays]
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