Photography Essays

Photographing Architecture

Introduction: Words are like bricks. If the bricks are of even size, arranged properly, the structure will be fine and sturdy. If the bricks are weak, broken and arranged by an imperfect mason, the results are obvious. So is the case with literature. Appropriate words needs to be used at the appropriate place; the outcome will be pleasant reading, soul-satisfying! A good author can chisel perfect statue out of the strength of words. The essential ingredients of a novel are…

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Development of Nude Photography

The paper attempts to critically examine, albeit briefly, the impacts of socio-cultural structures in the development of nude photography as an art form. It highlights the broad comparison of Asian and Western nude photography by showcasing some leading photographers specializing in nudist photographs. The workings of the social norms and societal structures, including conservative state apparatuses in some cultures, will also be briefly illustrated as far as they affect the form and content of works of the respective artist-photographers. A….

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The Importance of Photography in Market

Nowadays, a lot of people are dissatisfied with Computer Generated Images. They complain about unethical behavior in these images because these are usually unreal or copied version of the original; thus, this pictures can destroy the reputation of any brand (Spurgin, 2003). However, there are several reasons that show shooting a real picture is the best way for a business to promote its image. I. Relationship Between Photography and Business Photography is one of the steps of be success for…

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Walter Benjamin’s Account of Social Class and Photography

Walter Bendix Schonflies Benjamin was born in July 15, 1892 in Berlin, German. He was many things rolled in one: sociologist, essayist, philosopher, translator, literary critic. Occasionally, he was associated with critical theory school of Frankfurt, as he wrote extensively on cultural and sociological thoughts and contributed greatly to the Western Marxism and aesthetic theory. He translated Marcel Proust and Charles Baudelaire, the coiner of ‘Modernism’. He himself came up with the term’ auratic perception’ in the aesthetic field in…

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The Prehistory of Photography and Its Reflection in Modern Society

Before Sir John Herschel conceptualized the term “photography” by defining it as “writing with light” in 1839, hundreds of years of research and history are accounted for the development of the understanding of photography in modern times. The development of photography started with one of the greatest Greek thinkers of all times, Aristotle (384-322 BC). It happened when Aristotle observed a crescent-shaped partial eclipse of a sun projected on the ground through the holes of a strainer. This was believed…

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Photography & Media

The world is changing and it has changed a great deal in the past few years. Media has been the most powerful tool; it has been used in many different ways and mostly to propagate the ideas of few on to the world. Media is used to mold people’s minds; and it proven that the one with the most effective media wins everything. There was a time when hairy chest and muscular body used to be the sign of manliness…

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A Preprocessing Framework for Underwater Image Denoising

Abstract A major obstacle to underwater operations using cameras comes from the light absorption and scattering by the marine environment, which limits the visibility distance up to a few meters in coastal waters. The preprocessing methods concentrate on contrast equalization to deal with nonuniform lighting caused by the back scattering. Some adaptive smoothing methods like anisotropic filtering as a lengthy computation time and the fact that diffusion constants must be manually tuned, wavelet filtering is faster and automatic. An adaptive…

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Jeff Wall Photography

Jeff Wall’s photography is a mixed media event that indulges more in narrative than in color, although color is an important part of his composition. Wall’s photograph is unique as well as reminiscent: his work builds off of the work of Delecroix and Manet. In this fashion Wall’s work combines a sense of artistic style with film and the ever present narrative. This paper will present three photographs of Jeff Wall with analysis on their use of narrative, color, composition…

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How to Take a Good Photograph_

* Always remember that: the most fundamental element in taking a good photograph is composition. Modern automatic cameras can sort out focusing, lighting and other matters for you, but you have to chose where to point the camera and how to compose the picture. So take a few seconds to choose a good composition taking on board the following advice. * Any lines in the pictures must be straight – unless you’re deliberately trying to be exotic. So horizons should…

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Confusing Truth

1. 1 Introduction Before the advent of digital imaging, we rely on paintings and books to record for documentary use. While paintings and books suggest the clear separation of what is truth and what is falsehood, people believe that camera is trustworthy and photos taken from it are the truth because camera is a machine with no emotions. Digital imaging gives better quality images to readers. However, due to the potential of digital photography manipulation, it has clarified that truth…

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W.j.t. Mitchell Photographic

W.T.J Mitchell’s The Photographic Essay: Four Case Studies is a very descriptive short essay that defines what constitutes a photographic essay and what components go along with it. Mitchell’s thesis states that since photography is a language and text is a language the two need to be combined so the observer will have a better chance in finding the true “story”, hence the “photographic essay”. He uses clear examples of ways in which different photographic essays are constructed and the…

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Business Law

Peter approached you for advice on his purchase of a camera. He recently took up photography as a hobby and started to look for cameras. Based on his friends’ suggestion, he went to the IT show last weekend and bought a camera after bargaining with the sales personnel. Peter selected the camera model XYZ from a list of brochures which were distributed at the entrance of the IT show. The price indicated on the brochure was $1,500.00 with goodies bag…

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Digital Photography Coursework

For this coursework we had to design a book cover on a theme of our choice that comprises of our own original digital photography. The theme I have decided to base my book cover on is “Poverty”. I wanted to make a book cover with a visual integrity, which means that I wanted the reader to get the theme of the book by just looking at the cover. I wanted a simple but elegant piece of work. In order to…

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Young Interracial Couple

What is the first thing you notice when you look at a photograph? Do you ever notice what’s in the background or even the foreground? How well do you pay attention to detail? When looking at a photograph, we should consider using these tools to help us understand more about a photo. Bruce Davidson puts emphasis on figure-background, focal point, and color in his photograph really bringing about the composition of the photograph for his viewers. One of the most…

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The Paparrazzi

The paparazzi is a freelance photographer, especially one who takes candid pictures of celebrities for publication. Paparazzi is a fusion of the Italien words papatacci, meaning gnat and razzi meaning the popping of flashlights. Paparazzi photographers are fueled by large sums of money offered by the tabloid press. No major celebrity can avoid them. Though some say that they are just doing their job, others believe that is is going too far and needs limits. There was a recent situation…

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