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Pictorial Photography is the fine artist photographer's response to the "snapshot." When Kodak invented the "snapshot" camera and amateurs flooded the streets, these fine artists packed up their gear and set out to make "Real Art." Ironically, pictorial photographs have qualities similar to paintings with soft edges and prominent 'stokes.'
"First posed in the early 19th century by the Pictorialists, the debate over the legitimacy of photography as a form of fine art will endure as long as the medium itself exists and its tools."
Recreating artwork is a process many students go through while in school. This process allows students to study someone else's work in-depth and figure out what elements of the photograph they like and do not. "Good artists copy, great artists steal." - Picaso
Time-lapse photography is the process of capturing a series of pictures at intervals (every 30 seconds or every 10 minutes), stitching the photographs together on a timeline and then playing it back at a 24 frames per second. The elements within the pictures begin to move as you've created a video.
Landscape Photography includes any part of our world as super wide or incredibly close (close-up or macro). These images traditionally were of rural areas but have come to include man-made landscapes.
Flash Photography refers to the style of photography that showcases a burst or bright aura of light with the rest of the subject in shadow. Shadows are not a requirement, but there's a unique movement of photographer where the outlines of the flash are prominent and can create the snapshot look for a more candid feel.
Historically, flash units were very large and had a 'one-shot' bulb that had to be replaced after every fire. Technology advanced and the bulbs were reusable. But they remained large and fragile for years.
High Key Photography seeks to eliminate harsh shadows and create a bright environment. It is generally used to convey an upbeat, funny or beautiful subject but can be manipulated to communicate a number of moods and concepts.
Vernacular Photography is the process of photographing everyday things in life, including people or things. This process immortalizes daily life and is typically done by non-profesisonal photographers.
Bill Owns is a photographer who found his start in the 1970s by photographing new suburb developments in California. Owens photographed for a local paper at the time, going into people's suburban homes and photographing their everyday lives. He almost always took a straight portrait of them along with unique shots of their routines. Website
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