Friday, April 24, 2009

Nine Of Me

Andy Warhol

1. In your words write a short bio of his photographic experience.

Warhol was an American painter, print maker and filmmaker who was the leading "pop artist" of his time. He was also known for his widely diverse social circles and he coined the phrase "15 minutes of fame".

2. Who are some of the famous people or things he has photographed?

He's photographed celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, and Michael Jackson


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Annie Leibovitz

1. In your words write a short bio of her photographic experience.

Annie Liebovitz worked for many years at Rolling Stone magazine as chief photographer, helping define the rolling stone look with her intimate photographs of celebrities. She's known for photographing John and Yoko and being the last person to ever professionally shoot John only five hours before he was killed. She also is known for having shot pictures of a "topless" 15-year old Miley Cyrus, and even though they considered it to be artistic, many, however, did not.

2. Who are some of the famous people she has photographed?

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Queen Elizabeth II, and Miley Cyrus

(Annie Leibovitz taking pictures of celebrities as disney characters for Disney's Year of a Million Dreams)

Digital Alphabet

Monday, April 13, 2009

Black and White Photography Questions

1. What are the three basic elements of a camera?
-optical element (the lens)
-chemical element (the film)
-mechanical element (the camera body)

What is an SLR camera?
single-lens-reflex 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.

3.What is the purpose of a camera's aperture?
The camera's aperture is the amount of light let into the camera and onto the picture. A smaller aperture lets in less light while a larger aperture lets in more light.

4.What does shutter speed on a camera control?
The amount of light that is in the room depends on what shutter speed you use to let in the right amount of light into the camera

5.To get the right exposure for a picture, what three things must be balanced?
-film speed
-aperture size
-shutter speed

6.To take pictures outside on a very sunny day, would you use a high or low film speed? Why?
low speed film. low speed films are optimal for shots in bright light.

7.What are the four steps for developing black and white film?
-the film is placed in developing agent
-rinsing film with water, or using "stop" bath
-fixing bath. The fixer dissolves only silver-halide crystals, leaving the silver metal behind.
film is washed with water to remove all the processing chemicals.

8.What things are needed to make a black and white print?
-black-and-white paper

9.For a black and white print, the final image is actually what material?

Infrared Tutorial

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009