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Jesse Carew

Amanda Vasquez
Group 7

Photography
Photography The art of taking and processing photographs.
- began with the Daguerreotype, which involved a copper
plate being exposed to vapor, light, then an image is
created on the copper plate (1839)
- photography was limited to the professionals until George
Eastman creates a company called Kodak (1880). People
could now use a flexible film and camera that was
inexpensive
- digital cameras and photography came-on to the scene in
the early 90s in which the camera could store images
electronically
Dialogue in photography, dialogue relates to the relationship
between photographers, subjects, and the audience
Stage fright is the anxiety, fear, or persistent phobia which may
be aroused in an individual by the requirement to perform in front
of an audience, whether actually or potentially. (definition
provided by Wikipedia)
Natural lighting is just as the name implies, natural. Natural
lighting is the use of a natural light source (the sun) as a means to
illuminate the subject of a photograph
Artificial lighting is the use of artificial light sources such as
lamps, light fixtures, etc. as a means to illuminate the subject of a
photograph

Jesse Carew
Amanda Vasquez
Group 7

Types of Lighting
Rembrandt is characterized by a small triangular highlight on the shadowed cheek of
the subject. The light source is placed to the side of the subject, but not to the point of
side lighting. The
lighting style
references Dutch
painter,
Rembrandt, who
used this type of
lighting in his
portrait paintings.

Split Lighting
place on one side
splitting the
halves, one half of
illuminated while
shadow

the light source is


of the subject
subject into two
the face is
the other is in

Jesse Carew
Amanda Vasquez
Group 7

Paramount
known as butterfly
lighting, is a
produces a
butterfly-like
the subjects nose.
placed high above
directly above the

Rim Lighting is a
lighting that is used
of the subject. The
placed behind the
only illuminates the
subject and leave a
edge of the face.

Lighting also
or glamour
lighting pattern that
symmetrical,
shadow beneath
The light source is
the camera and is
camera

dramatic style of
to accent features
light source is
subject so that it
profile of the
highlight along the

Jesse Carew
Amanda Vasquez
Group 7

Read this critique of the image, especially the photograph, in western society, written by
Edmundo Desnoes, a cultural theorist. Notice how the tone and language shift back and forth
as he moves through his argument.

Highlight the dark sections of the text with a marker. What are three terms that contribute to
this dark feeling that you would like to investigate in some way with your work?
____________________________________________________________________________
From the lighter areas of the text, identify three terms or ideas that you will investigate which
contribute to the lighter feeling.
____________________________________________________________________________

Who will be the active agents in your visual dialogue?


____________________________________________________________________________
How will you liberate these agents to dialogue visually with you during your studio exploration.
(look at the duck?)

Instructions for the Studio Investigation of Portrait Photography

Natural light!
1) First things first, location, location, location.
Create viewfinder (remember from drawing and painting) to find your shot
Take into account the backgrounds tone and how the subject will stand out
Take into account the light, use the light to inform your work, dont overlook the meaning
that it gives
2) Start the dialogue, use the provided prompts, they will help
3) shoot shoot shoot, and direct your subject to do new things.
Strong Clear Directions = A More Comfortable Experience

Now Switch, repeat!

Studio Lighting!
1) Familiarize yourselves with the equipment and the lighting strategies
2) Get the dialogue going,
3) Direct with passion and excitement, and Shoot!
4) Pretend your audience is there in the room with you. Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!

Now Switch, repeat!


Subjects: during studio lighting you must experiment with some outrageous garb from the
dress-up box (its mandatory!)
THE RUBRIC FOR TODAY !!
criteria
dialogue

subject is presented as
a surface

subject is interactive
(responding)

subject is actively
engaging the viewer

LIghting/Setting

Do not play a role in


meaning

support the meaning

actively add to the


meaning