Wednesday, June 3, 2009

end of year paragraph

I really enjoyed the time I spent in this class. Me and all my wonderful friends had so many great times in here. I learned a lot about media arts. I especially enjoyed making things in photoshop. I think i have learned lot about how to use photoshop and the other programs we used. I did not enjoy the use of Adobe Illustrator though. Thank you Mr. Larson for teaching us.



B&W Photography

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Edward Weston

1. Edward Henry Weston was an American Photographer, and co-founder of group F/64. Most of his work was done using an 8 by 10 inch view camera. The New York Times reported on April 14, 2008 that Sotheby’s sold an Edward Weston photograph to a New York art dealer for $1.6 Million.
2. His style was portraits that were up close and personal.

Ansel Adams

1. Ansel Adams was an American born photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black and white photographs of the American west, primarily Yosemite National Park.
2. His photographic style was black and white and he took his most captivating pictures in Yosemite Park. He focused on beauty in nature.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Andy Warhol Questions

1. In your words write a short bio of his photographic experience.

During the 1960s, Warhol began painting popular American products and various celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe. Then he began producing prints using the silk screen method. He continued painting and silk screening consumerism throughout his life. He even stated "I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're so beautiful. Everything's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic."

2. Who are some of the famous people or things he has photographed?

Campbells Soup, Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola, Troy Donahue, Elizabeth Taylor

Thursday, April 23, 2009

annie liebovitz questions

1. Bio:

In 1970, Annie Liebovitz began working for Rolling Stones magazine. By 1973, she was named Chief Photographer. Two years later, she was the concert tour photographer for the Rolling Stones' Tour of the Americas. She photographed many celebrities, such as John Lennon and Yoko Ono. She was the last to photograph Lennon alive. In the 80s, she took photos of various celebrities for an American Express ad campaign, after leaving Rolling Stones' magazine in 1983. She held an exhibition in 1991 at the National Portrait gallery. Her work then traveled during the millenium, featuring many celebrity photos and a picture of Queen Elizabeth II of England. A scandal arose, however, in 2008 when Liebovitz took topless photos of 15 year old celebrity Miley Cyrus. Liebovitz claimed "The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful." Liebovitz is still taking photos today.

2. What celebrities has Liebovitz photographed?

Liebovitz has photgraphed John Lennon, Queen Elizabeth II, and Miley Cyrus.

black and white photography questions

  1. What are the three basic elements of a camera? The lens, the film, and the camera body
  2. What is an SLR camera? A camera where the photographer can see the exact image that is on the film and can adjust everything by turning buttons.
  3. What is the purpose of a camera's aperture? The camera's aperture is the amount of light let into the camera and onto the picture. A smaller aperture lets in less light while a larger aperture lets in more light.
  4. What does shutter speed on a camera control? The shutter speed controls how much light is let into the camera.
  5. To get the right exposure for a picture, what three things must be balanced? film speed, aperture size, shutter speed
  6. To take pictures outside on a very sunny day, would you use a high or low film speed? Why? Low speed film because they are optimal for brighter shots.
  7. What are the four steps for developing black and white film?
    -the film is placed in developing agent
    -rinsing film with water, or using "stop" bath
    -fixing bath. The fixer dissolves only silver-halide crystals, leaving the silver metal behind.
    film is washed with water to remove all the processing chemicals.
  8. What things are needed to make a black and white print?
    -black-and-white paper
  9. For a black and white print, the final image is actually what material?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Elements of Design (Fo Real)

color- has three characteristics, which are hue, value, & intensity

line- one dimensional shape

value-the various intensities of color

FORM- 3D SPACE- the way the artist uses the area within the picture SHAPE- 2 Dimensions

Monday, March 30, 2009

Principles Of Design.

pattern-showing consistency with colors and designs

contrast- shows difference

balance- arranging elements so no one part of the piece overpowers the other parts

variety- having different forms

unity- having a quality of wholeness

movement- the path the viewer's eye follows through the artwork