Friday, January 30, 2009

Week 1 Questions

At the age of 16, Edward Weston became a photographer. He got a Kodak Bull's-Eyde #2 from his father and that was all he used. He took his photos mostly around the depression and, in many photos, you can see what life was like during the depression. His most famous photo was "Green Peppers". I didn't think it even looked like a pepper. It was curled up and looked a little stale. He also took photos of women and there was a photo that was comparing the pepper to a woman, and it did. The woman's legs were curled up just like what the pepper looked like. I think that Weston was trying to make a connection between the pepper and the woman.

I also researched three different, popular cameras. One of them was a Compact Digital Camera. It wasn't designed for the purpose of extravagant photos. Just like the name, it was made to be small and portable. Many people have seen this camera because it was also made for snapshot use. There was also the Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera. It uses a mechanical mirror which allows preview framing and depth of field. It also resembles a 35mm, a very popular camera. The last one was a Bridge Digital Camera. It is a type of very high end cameras. It is about the same size and weight as a DSLR but it does not have a mirror, like the DSLR.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009