Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Traveling from here to there

Traveling from here to there

As photographers, we must constantly keep our tool chest full of ideas. The fear: running out of work. It is this possibility that knocks ever-so consistently upon the back door of our subconscious. This post describes my habits that keep me working.

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The Great Picture

The Great Picture

How big is big enough? Does Size in Photography Really Matter?

Stand aside Andreas Gursky now there’s something much grander. Gursky makes large photographic prints, often measuring over 100 inches tall. Yes this is huge! However this next work of art has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as being the largest photograph ever.

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How To Make Pictorialism

How To Make Pictorialism

Pictorialism, a movement best known for the work of Robert Demachy, Alfred Stieglitz, George Seeley, Julia Margaret Cameron, Frank Sutcliffe, Gertrude Käsebier, Peter Henry Emerson, and Ken Rosenthal focused their gaze but not their cameras at the natural landscapes of their time. While most photographers were capturing the realism their tool so naturally recorded, the […]

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11Sep—Through the Words of Social-Documentary

11Sep—Through the Words of Social-Documentary

“I could feel the heat from the melting steel and burning human remains. I could taste the ash of fallen heroes as I inhaled the airborne detritus. Each step I took across the dismantled landscape of Wall Street resulted in a plume of dust that has settled since the attack. What was once the beating […]

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Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

As discussed in the “What is Landscape” survey posted to Facebook, there are many interpretations of the term “landscape.” However abstract the term becomes, they all seem to reference the vast open space of our land. During the process of assembling these thoughts on “landscape” and what the terms convey, the following artist’s work comes […]

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What is Landscape

What is Landscape

landscape |ˈlan(d)ˌskāp| noun 1 all the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal : the giant cacti that dominate this landscape | a bleak urban landscape. a picture representing an area of countryside : [as adj. ] a landscape painter. What is landscape? This may […]

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A Celebration of Irony

A Celebration of Irony
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Fallen in Three Interpretations

Fallen in Three Interpretations
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Abstraction by Composition

Abstraction by Composition

A photograph consists of a brief moment removed from time and reality then presented in a flat two-dimensional surface framed by edges of a rectangle. This framed image is loaded with decisions each photographer makes at the time of the shoot. These edits, whether conscience or not, all point to your unique selection process. The […]

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Misty Mountains – Joaquin Miller

Misty Mountains - Joaquin Miller

The natural presence of line, both straight and curvy, renders itself in exquisite fashion in the misty mountains of a realm not far from home.

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Artist Focus: Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison

Artist Focus: Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison

In this session, you will become acquainted with two artists whose work redefines the use of photography These two artists represent a genre I refer to as “Fabricated to be Photographed.” In the slides that follow, you are going to experience a stunning and magical display of a “reality” as interpreted through the mind’s eye of Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison.

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History of the Camera Obscura

History of the Camera Obscura

Black Gallery: Dark Room by Terry Cunniff, Bill Thomas & John Trefethen When a small hole is made in the wall of a dark room, an inverted image of the scene outside the window appears on the opposite wall of the room. This phenomena appears to have been known to the Chinese as early as […]

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Physiognomy Defined: A picture is worth a thousand assumptions

Physiognomy Defined: A picture is worth a thousand assumptions

there is surely a Physiognomy, which those experienced and Master Mendicants observe… For there are mystically in our faces certain Characters which carry in them the motto of our Souls, wherein he that cannot read A.B.C. may read our natures. —Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682) in Religio Medici. Physiognomy is defined as the art of judging […]

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Linguistics, War and Authorship

Linguistics, War and Authorship

In response to Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s play Richelieu 1839 True, This! — Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! — But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike The loud earth breathless! — Take away the […]

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The presence of today’s linguistic message as seen in my own mind’s eye.

The presence of today's linguistic message as seen in my own mind's eye.

The captivation of the visual is omnipresent. My desire to consume is omnipotent. My strength waxes and wanes. My fight continues. desire righteousness failure repeat ~ John Trefethen

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Dis-Contiguous

Dis-Contiguous

Our recent economic state, bipartisanship and ever nagging decrees of church and state have led to an examination of the war that is waged within. This is my response.

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What draws us to a particular image?

What draws us to a particular image?

Once you have mastered the machine, the camera, you are left with understanding the emotional components we are capable of relating to. Think about the images you are drawn to. Why do these images come to mind? Often times we are drawn to images that we ourselves are capable of making within our limited understanding. […]

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Style vs. Subject

Style vs. Subject

The subject of flowers does not represent a style. It is how you photograph these flowers and turn them into a visual display that represents your style. If, for example, one’s pictures are black and white, color, up close, tightly cropped and or pulled back and centered, i.e. shot in various ways using no single […]

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Good Friday: In the Place of Christ

Good Friday: In the Place of Christ

The torturous form of capital punishment, crucifixion, was popularized by the Romans. It was reserved for the worst and lowest forms of life—slaves and malefactors. It was such a brutal and malicious way to die that Roman citizens were exempt from it. Tis the season where many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s reign over death. What […]

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