19 of 32 designers use photographic libraries as one of their main sources of images. 14 commission illustrators and photographers with specific briefs, 9 use the internet as one of their sources and 17 also use other sources such as in-house libraries, video grabs, 3d models, books, magazines or make the images themselves.
An introduction to the aesthetics, history, and science of photography including practical and critical approaches to the art of photography. PHOTO 100 Introduction to Photography (3) (GA) PHOTO 100 is an introduction to the aesthetics, history, and science of photography including practical and critical approaches to the art of photography for beginning students.The course will introduce students to photography as an art form and as an important medium in commercial applications, news and journalism, science, and industry. The course will look at photography in a social/historical context and showcase the work of important photographers. The course will examine the impact of technological, economic, and cultural forces on photography and, in turn, the role that it plays in our daily life, culture, and society.The course will also expose students to the various styles and techniques used in making photographs and give them the opportunity to gain experience and practical know-how in creating their own photographs. Through the process of assembling and critically examining 'galleries' of their own work and the work of others, they will be encouraged to develop a more informed critical point of view about photography as an art and important form of human expression.Grading will be based on three photographic assignments that will account for 50% of the semester grade. In addition, there will be four exams (on photographic history, aesthetics, technical aspects of photography, and image manipulation) that will account for 40% of the semester grade. The remaining 10% of the semester grade will be based on participation in class critiques. Students will be required to have access to a digital camera and the internet.PHOTO 100 will be offered in the fall and spring semesters each year.
Students will learn aspects of photographic image making by capturing, processing, editing, retouching, digital printing, archiving, using digital images in the traditional darkroom, and manipulating of digital photographs with the emphasis on learning specialized software techniques beyond the usual Photoshop fare. Through a series of learning problems, students will focus on developing new skills and knowledge needed to accomplish techniques used in the creation of photo-based digital imagery. These skills include previsualization of images, camera techniques for images that require post-processing (such as stacking), shooting practices for enhanced digital workflow and choosing the image post-processing techniques most appropriate for the end-use of images, color management, digital printing and the use of digital images in the traditional darkroom. With awareness and knowledge of the total process, they will synthesize photographic shooting practices with computer-based image post-processing for creative, and professionally oriented image-making results. They will develop creative, critical and conceptual sensibilities needed to discuss and evaluate their work and the work of others using these methods. Students will identify, research, and analyze effective professional and creative practices in the field of photography with emphasis on developing skillful digital post-processing techniques. The shift to digital imaging has raised ethical challenges in photography-reliant fields such as the arts, sciences, advertising, and journalism. Students will analyze and assess factors necessary to recognize in making ethical image-making decisions. In the darkroom, students will learn to integrate their digital photography with traditional and historic photographic processes blending digital and analog techniques.
Known as the Bible of Color Photography, this pioneering textbook is the thinking photographer's guide to color image-making. Now in its sixth edition, Hirsch mixes a conceptual and pragmatic approach to his subject matter, with chapters that range from a concise history of color photography to color strategies to the visual language color design. Stimulating assignments encourage the reader to be adventurous and to take responsibility for learning and working independently, while featured images from nearly 300 contemporary artists, professionals, teachers and students reflect current photographic trends, as well as push the limits of what defines color photographic practice. For those interested, several other books by Hirsch feature pictures by notable photographers along with detailed explanations about how they were made, providing a well of inspiration for photographers seeking creative techniques.
In 2004, Tom Persinger founded F295, an international group of image makers seeking to push the boundaries of photographic practice through the intentional use and combination of photographic process and technique. From 2007 to 2015, the organization held regular symposia, as well as lectures, workshops and exhibitions, as an inquiry into contemporary photographic practice. Culling from these events, Persinger selected 20 artist lectures to create this book. These featured essays reveal the thoughts and methods of leading contemporary photographers, each of whom employs alternative, historical, or handmade processes and techniques. They also share a comprehensive view of the medium, believing that the choice of photographic process is just as important as the selection of subjects. While other books concentrate solely on process, or theory, or artistic intent, this title focuses on works in which these decisions are considered inseparable.
In this hardcover tome, award winning photographer Dan Winters shares his journey to becoming a photographer, recounting key moments that shaped his career. Along the way, he touches on everything from his photographic influences to creating a visual language to his own working methods to the need for key characteristics such as curiosity, awareness, and perseverance. At nearly 700 pages, and filled with memorable images by Winters, and many other photographers, Road to Seeing is both a personal memoir and an ode to artistic inspiration rolled into one.
Other currently available films are designed to produce color negatives for use in creating enlarged positive prints on color photographic paper. Color negatives may also be digitally scanned and then printed by photographic or non-photographic means, or viewed as positives electronically. Unlike reversal-film transparency processes, negative-positive processes are, within limits, forgiving of incorrect exposure and poor color lighting, because printing allows considerable correction. Negative film is therefore more suitable for casual use by amateurs. Virtually all single-use cameras employ negative film. Photographic transparencies can be made from negatives by printing them on special "positive film", but this has always been unusual outside of the motion picture industry and commercial service to do it for still images may no longer be available. Negative films and paper prints are by far the most common form of color film photography today. 2b1af7f3a8