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Letter to a Camera
Dear Camera, I can’t say that I liked you very much as a kid. You would sneak up on me quietly, and before I knew it, in a fraction of a second, you would have already launched your attack. First a loud clicking noise would break the natural ambience, a mechanism that you would use to stun your victims. And then, you would strike with your most potent weapon. A weapon that you would use to disarm and blind your prey. That bright flash.
20 Several Exciting Photo Prompts To Get You Inspired
Disarray and absence of inspiration are unavoidable. In case you're in an inventive square, relax. You may require a couple of straightforward activities to invigorate your mind and find an entirely different universe of photography thoughts.
Painting Vs Photography
PAINTING VS. PHOTOGRAPHY Painting and Photography are both very crucial parts to the history of art. Though Photography is a much newer medium than Painting, both have some similarities to one another. The pair to this day are a media anyone can pick up and attempt. But, does one medium more accurately capture reality than the other?
The reality of photography
This is a true story of the reality of being a photographer. When I was 17 I got my first job working at a photography studio. We mainly took pictures of families, newborns , newlyweds Etc. When I got the job I was very excited, but I was terrified at the same time. It was my first time shooting in a professional setting so instinctively all these questions came to my head oh, and they haunted me. “ what if I'm not as good as I thought it was” “what if the client hates their pictures” “what if the camera breaks in the middle of a session”. Naturally I tried to brush it off to give the client the best photos that I could give them. a family of four came into the studio one Friday evening, your typical American traditional family. they wanted some newly updated Family Photos, mom had just given birth to a beautiful baby girl, and they wanted some with her in it. I spent 2 hours shooting this family. Making sure I had every angle, position, lighting Source Etc. When the session was done I spent another hour and a half editing these pictures down to every Last Detail, I even edited out fingers that weren't supposed to be in the place that they were. The whole thing took me three and a half hours of My Blood Sweat and Tears. When the photos were done I called the family back to view them. Stop them down, put the flash drive in the computer, set all the photos up and put it on a slideshow. I wasn't really looking at the client as the photos were passing by, but I could hear scoffing and grunting. When all 35 images ran through its course I paused and asked the client these simple words, “ so what do you guys think?” The question that haunted me finally became a reality. I was followed by the words ``I hate these pictures, it's not what I wanted .” I remember feeling a sense of shock run through every nerve, bone, artery in my body. I was speechless. I genuinely didn't know what to say and the only thing that came out of my mouth was. “ I hope you have a good day”. Not only was that lost money for the studio but that was a reflection on my photography. From that point on I really took a step back and thought about how I wanted to approach each session. The photos in that session we're beautiful. It was my demeanor that made the session unbearable for the family. Being a photographer isn't about the poses and the angle , it's about capturing every family's uniqueness and their beauty and how they love. It may sound crazy but in the four years that I've been doing this I can remember every single client's laugh, their smile, how they have interacted with their family. I remember it all. It's easy to pick up a camera and start clicking a button. Oh, it's not easy to capture what each person is like outside of that photograph. That's what makes this field so unique. We are giving families something not only to put on their wall, but something that they can look at and say “ man, that's my daughter, sister, mother, grandma.”
September is here. That’s the first thing that comes to my mind when I sit down to visit with you today. September is here, and I bet you knew that. I also bet that you know Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are just around the corner, waiting in the wings, and it won’t be long. Then we get to start a new year.
I have worked on this article for weeks, I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. - Rebecca Ivey
Seeing and Time
Photography, because it draws from reality faithfully, work with the real world in such a way that our mind's images and the world of objects do not appear to be different save for one: it appears to be frozen in time. Photographers support and encourage this and we enjoy the illusion. Adding to this that the printing of a photograph, returning it to the world of objects (today's digital image not withstanding) fixed in time, is an effort that consists of both set processes and interpretive processes.
The Non-Human World
Nature is perhaps the greatest work of art we will ever encounter. Its delicate balance, its unique creatures, each with their own genius brushstroke or technique - it all truly is a wonder.
Trying to Write Myself into Not Hating Dada
So I should preface this with the note that in spite of the vitriol I am about to throw at an entire art movement, I do not have any less respect for the creativity or mastery of craft that arists who engage with this movemant possess.
5 Photo Books that your Bookshelf Must Hold
Someone has rightly said that ‘A photograph is the pause button of life’. And there’s no better amusement than reliving the precious moments spent with loved ones.
Sightseeing in Central Park – Exploring the Green Elegance.
When you are in New York, missing out on a visit to Central Park is not worth it at all! Central Park is the green heart of the city that spreads across 843 acres of green space that includes numerous meadows, lakes, forests, monuments, and impressive architecture. The area is so vast that there is so much to do and enjoy in the park which makes it difficult to choose the highlights of the park. So if you have limited time or stamina, then take a look at some of the best attractions that you must include in your sightseeing in Central Park.
World Photography Day August-19
On August 18, 1839, the French government announced the introduction of the daguerreotype image system as a worldwide gift. The DaguERreotype process was the first way to photograph success, but it wasn't the first thing built.