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    Allan Sekula Summary

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    medium of photography. Allan Sekula explores what it means to take a picture in modern society. There are many possibilities within the realm of photography. The power of this art form is a point of view without the interpretation of man. The camera is technically the one creating the photograph, so there are minimal effects from the hand of man in photography. Film photography is an art “in which objects preserve, mathematically their forms.” Photography perfectly captures what a person looks like. A man can be identified by his appearance,…

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    Anna Atkins Essay

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    British and Foreign Ferns” because I thought it was the best example that both spoke about what she did for photography as well as science. Her work was not just art but it itself was groundbreaking for other women photographers and scientist alike. This process, of documenting ferns, allowed people to understand what they looked like, size and scale, giving proof to science and the botanist community on their existence and important documentary need. Her images allowed for women, in her time,…

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    Today, I decided to play with my own camera of the ESO Canon. I thought that I have learned manual setting on my mentor’s Leica camera. So I wanted to try with my own camera, since it came with manual settings. First, I tried set different ISO, aperture, and shutter-speed numbers. I have to be honest that it wasn’t easy, because I couldn’t tell if is too dark or too bright. I just had to do my best to guess the ISO and shutter speed. With my first try, the first picture was too dark, so I turn…

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    History of Photography Although many may know what photography is, they do not know how far it has come from the beginning of its time. Photography, in itself, is one of the fastest growing hobbies in today’s world. Many believed it was “the killer of fine art” (Tolmachev) as it began to develop. The changes of photography and the people who have contributed to its advancement, have played a vital part in bringing it from its humble beginnings to its present day technological astonishment.…

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    Photography started with a camera, the basic idea that a moment in the physical life could be accurately captured and placed upon a sheet. The first camera invented was made by Alexander Wolcott. His camera was patented on May 8, 1840. Alexander Wolcott’s invention made it possible for candid photos to be taken and not fade away with time (Gerber, 2015). Previously, many had attempted to develop machines that captured life but these developments were less advanced. Over time, the camera…

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    For the line shot I chose a vertical line. I saw that m railing had vertical lines and the curtain next to it did as well. So as I shoot this I make sure that I get all the vertical lines into the shot. Next is the depth of field shot. This was my favorite shot, I just loved the way the camera would focus in and out and doing that was changing the depth of the shot. I used the pen I was using for my homework and sat it on a book and put them inside of a bookshelf. I moved it many angles to show…

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    The new GoPro Hero 4 is the ultimate camera for any travel and adventure enthusiast. When you think of the GoPro, you may associate it with extreme sports. You may think of that small camera made for surfers, snowboarders, and crazy sky divers. For awhile that’s been true. But recently, the argument can be made that GoPro is expanding from just an extreme sports action camera to an adventure and lifestyle camera. Just take a look at some of their most recent marketing videos for the new GoPro…

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    As contemporary art practices increasingly become more ephemeral and context specific, the question of photography’s status as a proper art medium seems to be challenged more than ever. Not so unlike what french poet Charles Baudelaire famously declared in 1859 about photography being a “handmaiden to the arts and sciences,” in a world of performance and installation art, photography has been employed as a record-keeper and documentor. Its role is to make the marketable the “unsellable” art…

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    Introduction Thesis: Why was photography important during the Civil War. Hook: Photography, meaning “drawing with lights” in Greek, is an art as well science of capturing light and storing it on some medium. Photographs have been used for over a century now for capturing moments of mankind and things around him, although photography dates back to 4th century B.C. But since its use, arguments have fired up to know whether photography can reflect the truth, the reality or instead push us away…

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    Forensic Photography Essay

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    In the art of Photography there are quite a few genres in the subject, many serve various purposes. Some tend to serve multiple purposes at the same time, Like how a Fine Art photo may also serve as perfect example of a Documentary photo. Photography is a strange subject where it wasn’t seen as fine art until more recently so it is a still developing platform. Other types of genre in photography would be things such as; Arial, Nature, Night, Fine Art, Astrophotography, Microscopic, Forensic,…

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