Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summary of the Quarter

Media arts has been an enjoyable class for the quarter, there were many things that i loved doing in this class. Some of those things were making the button, doing all of the photoshop pictures and the adobe illustrator. The one thing i did not like doing was the black and white photography mostly because my pictures never turned out. This class was enjoyable and I'm glad i took it. 

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Edward Weston

1. Edward weston was born in Highland Park Illinois. he was given his first camera on his sixteenth birthday. In 1903 he attended the Illinois college of Photography. He later on moved to California to pursue a career in Photography. In 1910 he opened his first photographic studio. 1937 he was awarded a fellowship, the first given to a photographer. Edward was said to be one of the greatest photographic artists of the 20th century. 

2. Weston mainly worked with nudes and nature, some of his most famous photography were:
- "pepper #30" 
- "Dunes Oceano"
-"Nude", 1936

Ansel Adams

1. Ansel adams was a famous photographer that grew up in San Francisco, California. His career began the moment his father gave him his first camera, soon after he began using new and better camera's. Adams started going to club meetings, exhibits and read photography magazines. Later, Adams' first portfolio was successful and received commercial assignments to photograph the wealthy patrons who bought his portfolio. Later on his career in photography finally became big and many people loved his work. Adams was an all around great photographer and deserved what he earned.

2. Some of his notable photographs were
-winter sunrise, Sierra Nevada from lone pine 
-Moonrise, Hernandez, New mexico
-Aspens, New mexico
Adams photographic style was nature.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Andy Warhol

Q1: Andy Warhol showed early artistic talent and studies commercial art at the Carnegie Institute of technology. In 1949 he then moved to New York and began a career in magazine illustration and advertising.1950 he became famous for his ink drawings of shoe advertisements. He had his first one man gallery exhibition as a fine artist on july 9th 1962. Warhol had many times where he succeeded and some where times were rough but he made it through and put on great show.

Q2: Marilyn Monroe, Trot Donahue, Elizabeth Taylor, John Giorno

Friday, April 17, 2009

Q1: Annie grew up in waterbury, Connecticut and she took her first pictures while stationed in the philippines. In 1970, Annie returned to the U.S and started working for Rolling Stone magazine. In 1973 Annie's publisher named her chief photographer of  Rolling Stone magazine. Since 1983, Annie was a featured portrait photographer for Vanity Fair magazine. In 1980, Annie shot a photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono and promised them it would be on the cover of Rolling Stones. In 1991, Annie mounted an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. In 2007, the Walt Disney Company hired her to do a series of photographs with celebrities in various scenes for the "Year of a Million Dreams" campaign. Annie Leibovitz has done much work with various things, and she has gone through some rough stages too but that hasn't stopped her from doing what she loves.

Q2: Annie has photographed Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus, John Lennon, Yoko Ono.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

infrared photo

enhanced colors

Q1a: Optical element(lens), chemical element(film), and mechanical element(camera itself).

Q2a: SLR: single-lens-reflex-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.

Q3a: To increase or decrease the amount of lighting passing through the lens, you have to change the size of the aperture. 

Q4a: The length of the photo is determined by the shutter speed.

Q5a: You have to balance film speed, aperture, size and shutter speed.

Q6a: High film speed, less light goes into it.

1. The film is placed in developing agent that is actually a reducing agent. Reducing agent will convert all the silver ions into the silver metal.
2. Rinse the film with water, or use the "stop" bath. 
3. Fixer, dissolves only silver halide crystals, leaving silver metal behind.
4. Film is washed with water to remove all the processing chemicals, and the film strip is dried.

Q8a: Enlarger, processing chemicals and black and white paper.

Q9a: Final image is actually developed silver.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


  This picture shows color because there are colors that are being mixed together to make a picture.


This painting shows balance, it has the same thing on both sides although it does look different.


  This picture shows unity because all of the women are coming together as if they were one person

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


This picture shows pattern, the leaves hold a pattern that makes them distinct in nature.


This picture shows contrast, this photo shows the difference between the day and night of the field.


This painting shows emphasis, there is one point in the whole picture that really pulls your eye in to the middle.


This photo shows variety because there are many different types of materials used to make this picture and there is more than one texture to it.


This picture shows the principle movement, because it is directing your eyes throughout different parts of the picture.


This photo shows the element form, in this picture are blue spheres that best represent form because they enclose volume.


This shows the element value, the picture is shaded so that it looks like it has volume/value.


In this picture there is an pen part of the sculpture to show that there is space between the sides of it, this picture shows the element of space.


In this picture there are many different lines going around to structure and create this shape, this picture shows the element shape.

Monday, March 30, 2009


In this picture there is a middle point where there are multiple different lines coming out to show the element line.


This picture shows texture, there are many different levels to the tree and it shows the most where the bark is carved out.