Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

about Adward Weston photogragh

1. Edward Henry Weston was born in Highland Park, Illinois, and raised in Chicago. He attended Oakland Grammar School and received his first camera, a Bull's-Eye #2, from his father in 1902. He began photographing in his spare time in Chicago parks while working as an errand boy and salesman for Marshall Field and Company. In 1906 Weston traveled to California where he worked as a door-to-door portrait photographer. From 1908 to 1911 he attended the Illinois College of Photography, spending his summers in California working as a printer in photographic studios. In 1923, Weston closed his portrait photography studio in Tropico (now Glendale), California, and move to Mexico, as he wrote in his journal, ―to start life anew.

2. Edward Weston photographing natural landscapes and forms such as artichoke, shells, and rocks, using large-format cameras and available light. His legacy includes several thousand carefully composed, superbly printed photographs. The subtle use of tones and the sculptural formal design of his works have become the standards by which much later photographic practice has been judged. Veggies is one of Edward Weston's more famous photographs.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

about Ansel Adams photograph

1. Ansel Adams’ first experiences with photography were during a family trip to Yosemite in 1916, which his father gave him a Brownie Box Camera. He joined the Sierra Club in 1920, which was a basic introduction to the concepts of wilderness and conservation. While on Sierra Club outings, he took pictures of nature and realized on a deeper level the beauty of nature. He also developed an understanding of art on one of these outings: Art is both love and friendship and understanding: the desire to give. It is not charity, which is the giving of things. It is more than kindness, which is the giving of self. It is both the taking and giving of beauty, the turning out to the light the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit. It is the recreation on another plane of the realities of the world; the tragic and wonderful realities of earth and men, and of the interrelations of these. It was during these years and experiences with nature and photography that he decided he wanted to become a photographer.

2. For his images, he developed the zone system, a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. He is famous for his black and white photography of nature and landscapes, photo Autumn Moon, Cathedral Peak and Lake, Frozen Lake and Cliffs, and many more…

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009