Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Andy Warhol .

Born in Pennsylvania in 1928 then died in February of 1987. Then at the age of 9-years-old, he had St. Vitus' dance, a nervous system disease that causes involuntary movements of the extremities. Had become hypochondriac which was a fear of Hospitals & Doctors. He had also shown early artistic talent and studied commercial art, then not long after that he moved to New York City, and begun a successful career in Magazine illustration and Advertising. His life consumed mostly around drawing and pop art. Pop art was one of his favorites and it seemed to make him feel good asides from his Mother of course . Since she was basically his best friend. 2) Celebrities that he had photographed were; Marilyn Monroe, Candy Darling, Viva, Holly Woodlawn, and Ingrid Superstar. 3) My favorite pieces of work that he did were the Campbell's Tomato soup Can, and Pop Art of Marilyn Monroe.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Annie Leibovitz

Her father was a colonel in the Air Force, so they moved around a lot but born in Connecticut. First started taking pictures in The Phillipines when Her father was stationed there. In High School, she became interested in various artistic endeavors, and began to write and play music. Her mother was her inspiration/influence because her mother encouraged her to do what she wanted in life & she was a Dance Instructor. She attended The San Francisco Art Institute. And, for several years, she continued to develop her photography skills while she worked various jobs. Annie, had also worked for The Rolling Stones from 1973-1983, Then moved onto doing work for various celebrities such as John Lennon, Demi Moore, Brooke Shields, Etc. She also did some work for Walt Disney Company and Photoshoot with Miley Cyrus back in 2008 for Vanity when, the 15-year old was photoshooted topless.

Some of Her Work:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Black & White Photography

Black & White Photography

1. What are the three basic elements of a camera ?
a) Exposing film to light in measured qualities .
b) The elusion contains a number of very tiny grains of light - sensitive chemicals suspended in an inert medium .
c) The lens/camera is the primary light measuring device, but it also acts to focus the light onto the film .

2. What is an SLR Camera ?
Stands for "Single lens Reflex". When you look through view finder, you actually look through the same prisms and mirrors, and you wind up looking through the lens .

3. What is the purpose of a camera's aperture ?
The eye of a digital camera sensor . Acts much like the pupil of an eye ; it opens wider as the light decreases to let in more available light . It gets smaller when light increases to reduce the amount of light when entering the eye .

4. What does shutter speed on a camera control ?
The aperture diaphragm of a lens and timing of the camera's shutter curtain .

5. To get the right exposure for a picture , what 3 things must be balanced ?
a) Lighting .
b) Setting of the whatever it is that the camera is taking a picture of .
c) Needs to be a White balance .

6. To take a picture outside on a very sunny day , would you use a high or low film speed ? Why ?
One is to use different types of 35mm Film . And I guess you would want to use low because , your outside taking pictures and when your outside and the sun is out , thats your lighting so you dont need to worry about the flash on the camera either .

7. What are the four steps for developing black and white film ?
1) Dilute the Chemicals . 2) The Developer . 3) The Stop Bath . 4) The fixer & Hypo-Cleaning Agent .

8. What are things that are needed to make a black and white print ?
a) The type of Paper .
b) Exposure .
c) Dark Room .
d) An enlarger / an easel .
e) A safelight .
f) Processing trays & etc .

9. For a black and white print , the final image is actually what material ?
Obviously , its the printing paper that is for printing photos whether its on a printer or in a dark room .

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Colorized Photos

I actually ended up making two .

Wednesday, April 1, 2009