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Uta Barth, the Long Now - Uta Barth. Uta Barth: In Between Places. Henry Art Gallery University of Washington / Seattle, WA Uta Barth: In Between Places Deceptively simple, Uta Barth's photographic works question the traditional functions of pictures and our expectations of them. Exhibition curator, Sheryl Conkelton states, "Uta Barth provides a compelling look at the nature of our own experience. Prompt our consciousness of visual sensations and a deeper consideration of what looking really means. Barth has used photography exclusively in her aesthetic projects, experimenting with depth of field, focus and framing to create photographs that are suggestive rather than descriptive, alluding to places rather than describing them explicitly.

Intellect and habitual responses. In an early series, Ground, Barth focuses her camera on unoccupied foregrounds in simple interiors, fashioning images of spaces resonant with emptiness. The first comprehensive book on Barth's work, Uta Barth: In Between Places, accompanies the exhibition. Uta Barth. Uta barth Uta Barth's recent project examines the conventions of photographic presentation.

Over the past three years she has created two series, Ground and Field, which consist of blurred images generated by focusing the camera on an unoccupied foreground. These unframed, empty images present only background information, implying the absence of subject and referring to the function of images as containers of information. The untitled images of Ground show landscapes and interiors and make reference to the compositional conventions of still photography and painting.

Sheryl Conkelton: In each of your series, beginning with your earliest work, you have explored the formal and cultural conventions of image making, drawing attention to problematic aspects encountered in the production of imagery and in the reading/response to it. Uta Barth: Actually the shift was not dramatic. Conkelton: The spectator plays a very active role in arriving at/determining meaning for your work.

Edward Weston: American Photographer. Shadows And Light : Joni Mitchell. Camera Exposure Basics: Shutter Speeds, Aperture, F Stops, and ISO. Overexposed Image Underexposed Image Better or "Correct" exposure Picture #2 Aperture F5, Shutter Speed 1/400, ISO 64 Picture #1 Aperture F10, Shutter Speed 1/400, ISO 64 Picture 3, Narrow Depth of Field Aperture Chart with Full and 1/3 F Stop Settings Camera Lens Aperture Diagram Shutter Speeds listed as Full and 1/3 Steps Picture 4, Wide Depth of Field Picture #5, Shutter Speed 1/60 Picture #6, Shutter Speed 1/250 ISO Settings Picture #7, Shutter Speed 1 second, Aperture, F 3.4, ISO 400.

Aperture Shutter Speed and ISO, Photography 101. Photography Tips - Understanding Light (Pt 1b) Appropriate Light. Light as Waves. Unlike water waves, light waves follow more complicated paths, and they don't need a medium to travel through. When the 19th century dawned, no real evidence had accumulated to prove the wave theory of light. That changed in 1801 when Thomas Young, an English physician and physicist, designed and ran one of the most famous experiments in the history of science. It's known today as the double-slit experiment and requires simple equipment -- a light source, a thin card with two holes cut side by side and a screen. To run the experiment, Young allowed a beam of light to pass through a pinhole and strike the card. If light contained particles or simple straight-line rays, he reasoned, light not blocked by the opaque card would pass through the slits and travel in a straight line to the screen, where it would form two bright spots.

This isn't what Young observed. Instead, he saw a bar code pattern of alternating light and dark bands on the screen. Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes. Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at different elements of exposure and how to move out of the ‘Auto’ mode on your digital camera. We’ve looked at Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO and have discovered what each of them is and what impact changing them will have on your images. Now that we’ve looked at the theory of how changing these elements impacts an image I’d like to move into how to use them by examining two shooting modes that many digital have on them that allow you to take a step away from the automatic settings that you might be spending a lot of time in. The two shooting modes are Aperture Priority Mode and Shutter Priority Mode. A Quick Reviser We’re looked at how the three elements of the exposure triangle impact one another.

Priority Modes Aperture and Shutter Priority modes are really semi-manual (or semi-automatic) modes. Aperture Priority Mode (often it has a symbol of ‘A’ or Av’ to indicate it’s selected) When would you use Aperture Priority Mode? Shutter Priority Mode. How & When to Use Aperture Priority Mode » Expert Photography. It dawned on me yesterday that I’ve written about shooting modes, and I’ve written about exposure, but I’ve never written about how and when you might use certain modes. Treat this topic as if you’ve just moved from full-auto or program mode, into aperture priority, and I’ll walk you through everything you need to know. Full-auto mode allows you to change only the image format, and the burst fire mode. It will even use the pop-up flash if it thinks it needs to. Program mode is similar to a priority mode, in that you can change the likes of metering, white balance, etc., but you can’t change the shutter speed or aperture (you can change the ISO). OK, now we’ve seen the difference, lets have a look at what it can do.

When you switch to aperture priority, it does exactly what it says on the tin. The exposure gives priority over the aperture setting, and then shutter speed adjusts accordingly. When you should use Aperture Priority Mode Situation 1 – Good light / Sunny day. Sunny 16 Rule and Equivalent Exposures. Understanding Exposure - SimCam - Film and Digital Camera Simulator - Canon EOS - Getting Started: ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture Tutorial. Photography - ISO, What it Means and What it Does | ATP. ISO or ASA in Photography – Sensitivities in Camera Sensors ISO (I.S.O.) is the abbreviation for the International Organization of Standardization, a governing body based in Europe that provides the standards for a wide variety of subjects.

For photographers the key standard is Film Speed ratings. In the past this was known as ASA or the American Standards Association (Now discontinued and replaced by the American National Standards Institute or ANSI), and you could buy your films in ASA 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600. There were specialist films that would go higher or use infra-red although these were generally known as the standard speeds. Most decent cameras now have interchangeable ISO settings which is especially useful for digital photography because, as discussed in the previous chapter, you can change the ISO setting for every shot you take without the need to change film.

So what ARE the settings and how do they affect your photos? 50 I.S.O or less Standard I.S.O – 100 Quality.