Pictorialism After the introduction of the handheld amateur camera by Kodak in 1888, patrician gentlemen with artistic ambitions no longer dominated the medium of photography.handheld amateur camera by Kodak An Army of weekend "snapshooters" invaded the photographic realm Pictorialism was created by a small but persistent group of photographers staked their medium's claim to membership among the fine arts. They rejected the point-and-shoot approach to photography and embraced labor-intensive processes Such photographs emphasized the role of the photographer as craftsman and countered the argument that photography was an entirely mechanical medium. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pict/hd_pict.htm
Imogen Cunningham Three Dancers, Mills College, 1929
Imogen Cunningham 1883-1967 American photographer who is best known for her portraits and her images of plant life. Cunningham studied at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she developed an interest in photography. Her earliest prints were made in the tradition of Pictorialism, a style of photography that imitated academic painting from the turn of the century. After studying photography at the Technische Hochschule in Dresden, Germany, from 1909 to 1910, Cunningham opened a portrait studio in Seattle in 1910 and soon established a solid reputation. She married etcher Roi Partridge in 1915, and the couple moved to San Francisco in 1917. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/146605/Imogen-Cunningham
Imogen Cunningham 1883-1967 By the early 1920s Cunningham began to change her style, creating close-up, sharply detailed studies of plant life and other natural forms. Her experiments with form allied her with other Modernist photographers at the time, and in 1932 Cunningham joined the association of West Coast photographers known as Group f.64 In the early 1930s, Cunningham worked briefly for Vanity Fair and produced images of entertainers and celebrities. After the breakup of Group f.64, she ran a portrait gallery and taught at several California art schools.Vanity FairGroup f.64art http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/146605/Imogen-Cunningham
Framing Framing is a border or frame around main subject. It helps to draw the viewer’s eye to subject. Creative ways to frame your subject are everywhere! Take advantage of naturally occurring “frames”—or physical structures and patterns, like a footpath or a fence. Overhanging tree branches, a doorway, or an arch can give a picture the depth it needs to make it more than just another snapshot.
The Projects Compose 2 unique and artful images depicting line- must have a clear subject, emphasis, and direct lighting (for good tonal range). Editing techniques: Dodge, Burn, Crop Due: Thursday, November 13 th - NO LATE WORK Compose 2 unique and artful images depicting framing- must have a clear subject, emphasis, and direct lighting (for good tonal range). Editing techniques: Dodge, Burn, Crop Due: Thursday, November 20 th - NO LATE WORK
Thumbnail Sketches Line- draw 10 thumbnail sketches to get ideas of what you could photograph. Due Friday, November 7th Framing- draw 10 thumbnail sketches to get ideas of what you could photograph. Due Friday, November 14th
New Daily Participation Points 5 Points per day- 25 points per week Stay on task- complete your work on time. If you come in and have nothing to work on for PHOTOGRAPHY you will earn zero points and your grade will suffer.