Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Andy Warhol

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

Annie Liebovitz

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.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Black and White Photography Questions

1)An optical element (the lens), a chemical element (the film) and a mechanical element (the camera body itself).

2)A camera where the photographer sees exactly the same image that is exposed to the film and can adjust everything by turning dials and clicking buttons.

3) 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.

The shutter speed controls how much light is let into the camera.

Film speed, aperture size, and shutter speed.

Low speed film because they are optimal for brighter shots.

Film is placed in developing agent, rinse film with water, fixing bath, and film is washed again

8) Enlarger and black and white paper

9) Silver

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009