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  • Photographer's Flash Setting
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    To optimize the quality of one's portrait photos, a photographer must combine a series of camera techniques. A photo is a piece of art used to capture a moment in time. For a photographer to beautify the appearance of the photos he takes, he must know how his camera works. The photographer must adjust his aperture to suit the type of film he has and know how to load the film. Stillness is a key factor in taking a quality photo. If the camera is shaken during the time that the shutter is opening ...
  • Cake Hat Pillow Picture
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    While visiting Jo Ann Callis's "Cake Hat Pillow" exhibit at the Center for Creative Photography I was constantly in awe of her far out, surreal photographs. I have always enjoyed looked at art, but going to interpret it for an assignment was a new experience. Through her black and white, and color pieces, I saw images that could be interpreted in several ways. The freedom surrealists have as artists, and in this case, a photographer is endless and also captivating to all the viewers, no matter i...
  • Body Hair A Day Before The Job
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    Body Preparation for Photo ShootSLEEPGet a good night's sleep the two days before the shoot. Nothing wrecks a great photo more than a tired model. Hair Conditioning Healthy hair is thick hair. Thick hair is much more attractive in photos -- since it 'lifts' off the top of the head and it 'fills out' the air surrounding the head. The easiest way to achieve full hair is to use hair conditioner for at least two weeks. Additionally -- avoid using any hair dryers, heated curlers, or curling irons on ...
  • Single Element Of The Photo
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    "Writers are like photographers", Donald Murray reminds us. The photographer doesn't snap a picture while scanning an entire scene. Instead he selects a single focus (239-240). This analogy was exceptionally powerful to me. The idea of looking through a camera lens out at an event or a topic just has wonderful possibilities. You could do a panoramic photo, including the wide picture, seeing how many pieces fit together. On the other hand, you could use the high-powered zoom lens to get up close ...
  • Photo Looks
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    Upon examination of a photograph by Walker Evans and one by Jewel Stern, the viewer can easily see how the photographers use ordinary scenes to display the continuity and monotony of everyday life and the insignificance of the "little people."Building Facade", a 6 3/4 " x 8 1/2 " gelatin silver print by Walker Evans, taken in 1934, is a black and white photo of what appears at first glance to be just a picture of a building with some people in front of it going about their everyday business. The...

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