Photographs and Their Meanings A great way to describe photos is by saying the simple sentence “they are simply a crude statement of fact addressed to the eye” (Source G). Photographs may allow a person a glimpse at a moment that was frozen in time, but they do not allow a person to truly experience the memories and emotions that are tied to this photo. In the past people didn’t rely on photos to remember things like ancestors or those that had long since passed, or an event that happened in their family history. They would either experience things first hand or be told stories of the important things in need of remembrance. Having a mother who is a professional photographer has taught me about the true meaning of taking photos: to record a photo that can be looked upon later in life in order to remember that event. Currently almost everyone has some sort of camera that they can take pictures with whenever they like for purposes like a ‘selfie’ or to Instagram a picture of their plate of food from a restaurant and this abuse of photography on public forums has led society to forget the true meaning of photography In order to feel something in that has happened in history, a person needs to be able to feel the emotions that others felt, see the things that others saw, and know what really happened. When I scroll through my Facebook feed I see picture after picture of girls who had ‘that perfect selfie’ moment, and I wonder to myself what the real purpose of it is. There is no real meaning behind these photos, not like a photo that could be taken on the day a senior graduated or a photo of a newborn baby that was taken in remembrance of the younger years. Too often a photo is just an initial record of something, a slim description, and is commonly just the tip of a memory that hides the overall meaning of the photo itself (Source C). This barrier that blocks our vision from the underlying meaning of a picture can lead a person astray from what the photographer meant when they hit that shutter button and froze a moment in time. A memory is not something that can be created with a quick snapshot of a person or event, a memory is something that a person physically witnessed and can draw from their mind details on this subject whenever they want. The only true way to have a memory of something is to be present at the point in time that it happens, so thousands of years memories have been trapped in the mind of the person who had witnessed them; then the camera was invented (Source A). The camera allowed others to view what had been memories of others who had not been present at the time, which qualifies the fact that they had not been there when the photo was taken, so they weren’t witnessing the whole memory itself. Then there are the photographers who live to do their work, by this I mean that they experience themselves in what they see through that camera lens (Source B). People like this are people who know the true meaning of photos and the memories that they can hold. The process of looking at a photo that someone else had taken is similar to a person verbally recollecting something that had occurred and the story teller leaving out main details. Many people do not get a chance to meet their great-great grandparents. If they do they are very young, so the only real way for a person to remember them or know who they were would…
with white, gold or silver interior and a translucent front where light passes through. Each color produces a different effect. A softbox is most popular for it's soft, even light. Softboxes are used heavily in portrait photography and many other types of commercial photography.
The light that comes from a softbox is directional and diffused making it a light that is easy to control. The Softbox eliminates hot spots and evenly distributes the light as well (see photos below). Accessory grids can…
Meaning of Depth of Field
21.06.2007 Category: Photography Composition
Depth of field is a characteristic of a camera that can be used to enhance the image composition of the photo. Depth of field means the sharp area surrounding the point of focus. The magnitude of the sharp area is affected by several factors: distance between the camera and the subject, focal length and aperture.
The closer the subject to the camera, the more shallow the depth of field.
The longer the focal length, the more…
resolution images – jpgs
Using the same jpg over and over and over – don’t do it
resizing & cropping images
Composition of an image- cropping images
The 4 corners of your viewfinder or LCD
Best time of day for outdoor photography – the golden light
Image storage, where are your backups?
September 7th – NO Class – Professor at Association of Pain Management Nursing Convention all week.
Assignment one image having to do with the broad concept of football. This can…
The History of Digital Photography
One of the greatest inventions of our time is digital photography. The world of digital photography has come a long way since the 1950’s. It has become a way for humans to communicate and express themselves. Digital photography lets us do this immediately and with limitless possibilities. This instant technology allows us to share photos with anyone at all in the world, thus enriching our lives.
The history of digital photography began…
“All photographs are accurate. None is the truth.” Richard Avedon (1923–2004)
Photography ( myth, truth, fiction, lies or deception )
Photography, truth or fiction?
Photography, truth or fiction? A look into documentary photography and photojournalism.
In the 21st century do we now accept prefer fact to fiction ?
'Documentary photography, fact or fiction?'
Is photography a manipulation of the truth?
What could it involve in the discussion?
aspects of the matter from all viewpoints, both through the lens and with open eyes. Proposal from Dad’s Dream Photography for Cynthia Childers for the provision of photographic services enumerated below. Anticipated project date is “June 15, 2013” – proposal must be accepted no later than “May 15, 2013” in order to hold the quoted fees and reserve the schedule. One-day, in-home photography session with multiple subjects/multiple outfits/multiple poses. Session will last up to probably two or four…
Photography has changed the world dramatically, by the use of being able to document important iconic events and figures. We’ve all heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This is especially true when we come to find out how important and useful the photograph is to our modern day people. The word, "Photograph" as we know it, was first used in 1839 by Sir John Herschel. In the same year he published the entire photographic process. The word is derived from the Greek words photo meaning…
Good afternoon everybody, I have chosen to research Kitlers article on Photography and media.
To start, I would like you all to take a minute and imagine living in the Renaissance period, back in the 14-1700’s. A world where there were no such things as computers, there was no Internet and the idea of a telephone hadn’t even begun to evolve. This was a world where if you asked someone if you could take a “selfie” with them so that you could upload it to “instagram” they would probably send…
classes, draw cartoons, sketch or paint posters. Join an art, media, or photography club. Enter photography or art contests, do etchings with woodburning tools, make models of cars and airplanes. Take photographs or make videos of friends, family, animals or scenery. Use a computer graphics program to design a newsletter or newspaper.
Where I will attend is Penn Highlands Community College. The class for photography will cost $69. It will cost $3,830.00 to go to school there and there are…