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Black & White Photography Masters. Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams. (1902 – 1984). American photographer and environmentalist Interest in nature photography and wilderness preservation Most photographed subject: Yosemite National Park - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Black & White Photography MastersAnsel Adams

American photographer and environmentalist

Interest in nature photography and wilderness preservation

Most photographed subject: Yosemite National Park

His signature black-and-white photographs inspire an appreciation for natural beauty and a strong conservation ethic

Ansel Adams(1902 1984)White House Ruin

Yosemite Valley, ThunderstormAnsel Adams

Autumn Moon, the High Sierra from Glacier PointAnsel Adams

Edward WestonPepper (1930)Edward Weston(1886-1958)American photographer

Created sharp and realistic pictures that convey the beauty of natural objects through skillful composition and subtleties of tone, light, and texture.

Famous for his series of monumental close-ups of seashells, peppers, and halved cabbages, bringing out the rich textures of their sculpture-like forms

Edward Weston

Shell (1927)

Cabbage Leaf (1931)

Edward WestonHenri Cartier-Bresson

French photographer

Explored the creative potential of photography, and his uncanny ability to capture life on the run made his work synonymous with the decisive moment

Also a photo-journalist who produced major bodies of photographic reportage on India and Indonesia at the time of independence, China during the revolution, the Soviet Union after Stalins death, the United States during the postwar boom, and Europe as its old cultures confronted modern realities. Henri Cartier-Bresson(19082004)

Shanghai (1948)

Punjab, India (1947)

Mexico (1964)Henri Cartier-Bresson

Children in Seville, SpainHenri Cartier-Bresson

Jacques LartigueFrench photographer

He is a pioneer of snapshot photography and at the same time a chronicler of life in France

Fleeting moments were captured some of them distinguished by the blur of movement Jacques Lartigue(1894 1986)

Grand Prix des Automobile-Club de France

In My Room, Paris, 1905

Jacques LartigueIn front of Dauphine Pavillion, Paris, 1912

Arno MinkkinenFinnish photographer who works in the United States

Best known for black and white abstract pieces which juxtapose bodies and landscapes in surprising ways

Arno Minkkinen(Born 1945)

Arno Minkkinen

Arno Minkkinen

Cindy ShermanAmerican artist, photographer, film director

Famous for her series of conceptual portraits where she dressed herself up to portray young women in various roles

Cindy Sherman(Born 1954)

Untitled Film Still #71978Cindy Sherman

PINHOLE Photography

WHAT IS PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY?Pinhole photography is lensless photography.

A tiny hole replaces the lens.

Light passes through the hole; an image is formed in the camera

HOW IT WORKS We see things because light rays reflect off of them and these reflected rays form an image on the retina.

A camera is a mechanical eye.pupil = pinholeeyelid = shutterretina = film

HOW IT WORKSCHARACTERISTICS OF PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY Pinhole images are softer less sharp than pictures made with a lens. The images have nearly infinite depth of field. Images are exposed on film or paper negative or positive; black and white, or color.

Pinhole images tolerate little enlargement.To get clear, sharp pictures, the camera must remain very still while the shutter is open.

Exposure time varies in length ranging from half a second to several hours.


Davison, George English (b. Dresser, 1854-1930) TITLE ON OBJECT: The Onion Field 1889 photogravure print 15.4 x 20.5 cm.

FIRST KNOWN PINHOLE CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHA pinhole camera is a small, light-tight can or box with a black interior and a tiny hole in the center of one end.

You can design it to accept roll or sheet film.

The two ends of the camera are parallel.

The end opposite the pinhole is flat so that the film is held in a flat plane.

The pinhole has a cover to prevent light from entering the camera when you aren't taking a picture.

PINHOLE CAMERAPinhole cameras may have one pinhole or several. Multiple pinhole cameras produce overlapping images or, with certain designs, panoramic images.






EXAMPLESMaking Your Pinhole Camera