Shutter Speed Project

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Shutter Speed Fast – Ducks (water current)
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Shutter Speed Slow –  Car
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Shutter Speed Fast – Water Droplets
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Shutter Speed Fast – Water
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Shutter Speed Fast – Water Bottle
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Shutter Speed Slow – Running

Photos Taken by : Masha Shavrina & Asra Farid

Elements of Art

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  • Element of Art: Line
  • This is a view of looking up at the trees which is a representation of line

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  • Element of Art: Shape
  • The circles on the umbrella are representations of shape

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  • Element of Art: Form
  • The table and lights hanging from the top give and illusion of a 2 dimensional image making it seem like they were drawn on rather than photographed

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  • Element of Art: Space
  • The space in the hourglass is negative space, and the sand is positive space

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  • Element of Art: Value
  • The photograph goes from low key (black) to high key (white)

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  • Element of Art: Color
  • This is a monochromatic photograph. Only one flower is in color while the others are in black and white

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  • Element of Art: Texture
  • The rope spiraled up may make you feel like touching the actual rope creating the illusion of texture

Photographer Research

Ansel Adams

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“I hope that my work will encourage self-expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty & creative excitement in the great world around us.

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Biography

Ansel Adam was born Feb 20, 1920, and he died on April 22, 1984. Ansel Adams was a photographer and an environmentalist. He was born in San Francisco, California. He was the son of Charles Hitchcock Adams, a businessman, and Olive Bray. The grandson of a wealthy timber baron, Adams grew up in a house set amid the sand dunes of the Golden Gate. When Adams was only four, an aftershock of the great earthquake and fire of 1906 threw him to the ground and badly broke his nose, distinctly marking him for life.

A year later the family fortune collapsed in the financial panic of 1907, and Adams’s father spent the rest of his life doggedly but fruitlessly attempting to recoup. Adams was a hyperactive and sickly child with few friends. Dismissed from several schools for bad behavior, he was educated by private tutors and members of his family from the age of 12.

Adams taught himself the piano, which would become his early passion. In 1916, following a trip to Yosemite National Park, he also began experimenting with photography. He learned darkroom techniques and read photography magazines, attended camera club meetings, and went to photography and art exhibits. He developed and sold his early photographs at Best’s Studio in Yosemite Valley.

Adams’ professional breakthrough followed the publication of his first portfolio, Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras, which included his famous image “Monolith, the Face of Half Dome.” The portfolio was a success, leading to a number of commercial assignments.

Between 1929 and 1942, Adams’ work and reputation developed. Adams expanded his repertoire, focusing on detailed close-ups as well as large forms, from mountains to factories. He spent time in New Mexico with artists including Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe and Paul Strand. He began to publish essays and instructional books on photography.

During this period, Adams joined photographers Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans in their commitment to affecting social and political change through art. Adams’ first cause was the protection of wilderness areas, including Yosemite. After the internment of Japanese people during World War II, Adams photographed life in the camps for a photo essay on wartime injustice.

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Aspens, New Mexico ( Horizontal), 1958 [Silver Gelatin Print]

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Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California, 1937 [Gelatin Silver]
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Siesta Lake, Yosemite National Park, California, 1958 [Gelatin Silver]
 

Internet Photo Scavenger Hunt

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Title: Poppy Field at sunset

Photographer: Szilard Szabo

Subject Matter: Nature

Foreground & Middle ground: The poppies in the sunset

Background: The ray of sunshine brightening up the picture

The reason I choose this photo is because the way the photographer captured the sunlight hitting the poppies really made the picture extenuate a lot more. Also the sunset illuminates the poppies in a field near the highway.

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Subject Matter: A close up of the girls eyes

Foreground & Middle Ground: The girls face

The reason I choose this photo is because I thought of a the saying “the eyes are the window to the soul”, and just by looking at her eyes you can tell she seems innocent.

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Title: Nelsons Column

Subject Matter: A landmark being built

Foreground: The posters on the wall

Middle ground: The column being built

Background: Another landmark of UK

The reason I chose this photo is it was the most famous landmarks in the UK, it shows it under construction in April 1844.

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Photographer: Jose Maria Cuellar

Subject Matter: The Coliseum

Foreground: The cars passing by on the highway

Middle ground: The Coliseum and the lights

Background: The sky at night

The reason I choose this picture is because i liked how the colors were very vibrant in this picture and how the photographer made the cars seem “invisible”.

This brutal photo of Leon Spinks’ contorted face communicates the power of Ali’s punch. Ali’s expression is also compelling – he looks somewhat savage. Technically the framing is awkward. I would prefer it if Spink’s face weren’t at the very edge of the frame, but it’s hard to grumble with such a visceral shot.

Photographer: Dirck Halstead

Subject Matter: The 2 fighting

Foreground: The 2 fighters

Background: The lights (people taking photos)

The reason I chose this brutal photo is because Leon Spinks’ contorted face communicates the power of Ali’s punch, also Ali’s expression is also compelling – he looks some what savage in a way.