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100+ Creative Photography Ideas: Techniques, Compositions And Mixed Media Approaches

100+ Creative Photography Ideas: Techniques, Compositions And Mixed Media Approaches
Students taking high school photography qualifications such as A Level Photography or NCEA Level 3 Photography often search the internet looking for tips, ideas and inspiration. This article contains well over 100 creative techniques and mixed media approaches that Fine Art / Photography students may wish to use within their work. It showcases student and artist examples along with brief descriptions of the techniques that have been used. Note: The creative photography ideas listed in this article should not be explored haphazardly within a Photography course, but rather selected purposefully, if appropriate for your topic or theme. Stain, smudge and erode photographs using water, like Matthew Brandt: Print photographs onto a flexible surface and stretch or distort them, as in these works by Michal Macku: Burn photographs, as in these examples by Lucas Simões: Sew or embroider photos, as in the stitched vintage photography of Maurizio Anzeri: Stitch photographs together, like Lisa Kokin: Related:  Film.

How to Make and Use a Pinhole Camera You can load the camera either with film or fast photographic paper. Your choice of film or paper may depend in part on the exposure times. Paper, because it is less sensitive to light than film, will probably require an exposure of about 2 minutes for sunlit subjects. Film may require only 1 or 2 seconds for subjects in sunlight. Paper is easier to handle since you can load it into the camera under a safelight. If you use film, you can cut up a roll of KODAK TRI-X Pan Film or KODAK T-MAX 400 Profesional Film, 120 size, into 2 3/8-inch squares or 2 3/8 x 3 1/2-inch pieces. A camera made from a 2-pound coffee can will take a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4-inch piece of film or photographic paper. When you have the size of paper or film you need, tape it firmly to the inside of the end of your camera opposite the pinhole. It's a good idea to practice with an exposed piece of film or paper before trying the load the camera for your actual picture taking.

EL REVELADO Página 8 LA COPIA FOTOGRÁFICA La copia fotográfica es el resultado final de la proyección del negativo sobre un soporte de papel PAPEL FOTOGRÁFICO Imprescindible para la obtención de la copia, el papel fotográfico que se comercializa en formatos desde 9 x 12 hasta 50 x 60 cm. y en rollo, se compone de una base que da al papel sus características físicas, y de una emulsión ortocromática de baja sensibilidad y contraste variable. La base, soporte físico de la emulsión, da a la copia sus características de material, formato, textura y tonalidad. En función de ella, se pueden diferenciar dos tipos:Papel de base de fibra ("baritado") La emulsión se adhiere a una hoja de papel de diferente espesor (papel o cartón), que se empapa por los líquidos de revelado durante su procesado, requiriendo largos tiempos de lavado (20-30 min.) y secado, aparte de la dificultad de su aplanamiento (esmaltadora).

Top 10 Collage Artists: Hannah Höch to Man Ray From its roots in European Dadaism in the early years of the twentieth century, shadowing modernism and tracing its way through photography, collage is a medium as diverse as it is politically charged. Emerging as a reaction to the First World War, collage allowed artists to interact with existing materials – anything from newsprint and magazines to maps, tickets and propaganda and photographs – to rip them apart and then reassemble them, creating visually dynamic hybrids. Coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, the term ‘collage’ points towards a medium simultaneously serious and tongue-in-cheek; a technique that is deeply referential of the political world in which the works were produced. Via the assemblage of different objects and images, collage interrogates the fundamental concept of what it is to create art, whilst offering a prismatic reflection of the social change and upheaval of the twentieth century. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

While You Were Sleeping TALLER DE TÉCNICAS FOTOGRÁFICAS: 13.- Latitud de la película Para medir la LUZ REFLEJADA tengo que decidir donde voy a poner mi gris medio, a que le voy a dar prioridad, si a las altas, medias o bajas luces, esto producto de lo siguiente: si tengo una situación de alto contraste, tengo que decidir si mido en las luces y pierdo las sombras, si mido en las sombras y pierdo las luces o si pierdo ambos extremos al hacer una medición general. Las películas tienen cierta tolerancia al contraste y esta tolerancia la vamos a llamar LATITUD DE LA PELÍCULA. PELÍCULA NEG. PELÍCULA NEG. PELÍCULA DIAPOSITIVA: 3ptos de LATITUD (3 diafragmas en una escena) Esto quiere decir, que la película en blanco y negro abarca una mayor escala de grises que la diapositiva que es más extrema. Ejemplo: Si tengo una escena donde mi diafragma más cerrado es f22 y el más abierto es f4, según nuestra tabla de f tendríamos f4, f5.6, f8, f11, f16 y f22 en la escena, por lo que sumamos 6 puntos de f.

The Dreaded Peer-Teaching Observation - Advice By Bernard Schweizer On the scale of most anxiety-producing moments in teaching, few things top the dreaded peer observation. True, there are plenty of other sources of teaching angst, but none of them quite match the intense butterflies that develop in the stomach of a teacher about to be observed in the classroom by a peer. Especially for junior faculty members, walking to that fateful classroom can feel like a date with doom. I barely slept the night before being observed for the first time, racking my brain for ways to prevent myself from floundering on a student question, hatching escape plans from the prison-house of silence, and rehearsing ways to impress the observer without over-talking. Teaching observations are performances in a much more literal and direct sense than a normal day in the classroom. Of course, that only amounts to an implied criticism. Be assertive in scheduling the teaching observation. Know thy observer. Enforce punctuality. Plan a structured activity.

PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOURCE CENTER at boston university Please see below for a complete list of consulted sources. (This page was created on the occasion of the 2005 Awards) 1758 Johann Rudolf Geigy-Gemuseus (by 1901, becomes a company, J.R. Geigy Limited) begins trading chemicals and dyes in Basel, Switzerland. 1861 In Scotland, James Clerk Maxwell experiments with an additive color process to produce positive images, using three glass plate negatives exposed through red-, green-, and blue-colored water filters. Late 1860s In France, Louis Ducos du Hauron announces a subtractive color process to produce color prints, using three glass plate negatives exposed through red, green, and blue filters. 1881 Eastman Dry Plate Company, a partnership between George Eastman and Henry A. 1883 Auguste Lumière and his sons found a company that produces photographic dry plates. 1884 Ciba, a chemical company in Basel, Switzerland, is founded. 1892 Eastman Kodak Company of New York is established. 1909 The Agfa Film Company is founded in Germany. 1912 Dr.

El positivado Una vez realizada la exposición se apunta al dorso el tiempo y diafragma empleado y se introduce rápidamente con la imagen hacia abajo en la cubeta del revelador, a los pocos segundos se le da la vuelta para observar la aparición de la imagen. Durante el revelado conviene mover la copia con las pinzas o balancear la bandeja para renovar la capa de reactivos en contacto con el papel y conseguir así un revelado homogéneo. Hasta que se adquiere experiencia, la luz de seguridad nos da la impresión de que la copia se ennegrece demasiado, esto hace que muchos principiantes saquen la copia para detener así el revelado. La copia hay que intentar revelarla siempre a fondo y evitar salvarla sacándola por que la calidad resultaría inaceptable al carecer de los grises más sutiles y de los negros profundos. Una copia bien revelada desacelera su oscurecimiento hasta casi detenerse, en un tiempo determinado, en función del tipo de papel y la exposición recibida.

Art Propelled: MEND, MENDING, MENDED Brunivo Buttarelli. (Rock mended with metal) See website here. Mend: to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing ....Looking at these images I could add .... "When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. Repaired bowls by RELAXMAX. The Japanese Boro Yogi is a sleeping garment used like a blanket for warmth . American 18th century carved (and repaired) bowl. Mending Land II by Trace Willans. Broken Teacup by Claire Crompton. Susanna Bauer. Lawrence Carroll. Lawrence Carroll. I love the fact that Lawrence Carroll's canvases are stitched, patched, stapled and mended. Hester van Dapperen. "Mutilations of historical works in museums inspired me to cut in planes of color. Mending Bridges by Deborah McArdle.

3 Lesson Plans for High School Photography Classes Have you ever tried teaching a teenager science, math or technology? If you have, you know it can be a lesson in frustration. Let’s face it. Science, math and even technology are pretty dry subjects, and it’s hard to find ways for students to learn about them, without having to read thick textbooks, memorize equations and perform the same experiments over and over again. Being a huge proponent of the “Learn by Doing” school of thought, I’ve come up with three captivating lessons you can use to teach a teenager, or even a whole classroom of teenagers, the ART of photography. Selfies – if you can’t beat ‘em, teach ‘em! Some studies have estimated that a third of the photographs young adults, ages 18 to 24 take is of themselves. It would be easy to write off all teenagers as a generation of selfish narcissists, but I know that isn’t the case. But, love them or hate them, because selfies are so popular they can be a wonderful teaching opportunity. Image via Pixoto Mood Swings. Kevin Reilly

deanna templeton captures the perfect pleasure of skinny dipping The previous owner of artists Deanna and Ed Templeton's house in Huntington Beach, California was an elderly lady. As a result, their swimming pool is just the right size for someone a little over five feet tall to accomplish small laps in. "It's shallow, not that long, and shaped like a peanut," says Deanna. In her new book, The Swimming Pool (due for release through Um Yeah Arts in June), Deanna captures eight summers worth of visiting skinny dippers — friends, and later, friends of friends — suspended in the pool's turquoise water. (Summers only, because she still hasn't figured out how to turn on the pool's heating system.) Like bugs in amber, the swimmers' bodies are caught in languid momentary poses indefinitely. The series began eight years ago, when Ed decided to take a skinny dip one day ("he just prefers to swim nude"), and Deanna grabbed her camera from the house. Besides Ed, she'd never photographed anyone nude. @deannatempleton Credits

Art Propelled: CARNIVAL OF WHITE Noire et blanc . Mixed media on canvas by Amadea Bailey Yes, I'm still on my white hobbyhorse. I can't help myself! These glorious pieces just keep drawing me in. Carnival IV by Amadea Bailey Amadea Bailey's work is so exciting! "I grew up in Africa riding horses in the bush, eating sugarcane by the side of the road, and playing dress-up with banana leaves. Primitive by Amadea Bailey I'm not quite sure what the whole physiological effect of white is on me but basically it calms and inspires me. Info Contact by Jeesoo Lee Jeesoo Lee creates abstract wallscapes and installations by sewing and weaving ..... tying, knotting and hanging ......... piercing, ripping, scrunching and scratching...... attaching and constructing. Have a look here to see her larger works. Buttle by Jeesoo Lee Woodstock Nights by Lawrence Carroll Childhood Dreams by Lisa Mei Ling Fong Mixed media by dagi3 on Flickr

A History of Photography in Which the Camera Is Absent Wilhelm Röntgen, “Hand with Rings,” a print of one of the first X-ray photographs (shows the left hand of Röntgen’s wife, Anna Bertha Ludwig) (December 22, 1895), albumen photograph (courtesy Röntgen Museum, all images via Prestel) Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s 1826 or ’27 view from his window in France is the earliest known photograph taken with a camera, but it wasn’t even his first photograph. Collaborating with his brother Claude, he started experimenting with photography in 1816, exposing images on paper soaked in silver chloride. Yet this earlier work, and much of the 19th century’s cameraless photography, remains a footnote to the history of the medium. Cover of ‘Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph’ (courtesy Prestel) (click to enlarge) Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph, recently published by Prestel/Delmonico Books, coincides with an exhibition of the same name at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, New Zealand. E.

Técnica fotográfica | Caffenol | Revelado fotografico | Revelar pelicula | Revelar con cafe He de reconocer que cuando empecé a oir hablar sobre la posibilidad de revelar película fotografica con café en los foros, me sonaba más a que a frikada no real que a una posible alternativa a la hora de revelar. Pero me equivocaba, se llama proceso Caffenol. Y hace totalmente posible revelar tus películas fotográficas con elementos tan caseros como el café soluble. La gracia de este proceso es que utiliza ingredientes que se pueden adquirir en cualquier lado, farmacias y supermercados. Café soluble o instantáneo: Se recomienda usar el más barato que puedas encontrar en el supermercado. Como veis, todos son productos que podemos encontrar fácilmente. Caffenol-C-M Carbonato sódico: 54 gramos por litro Vitamina C: 16 gramos por litro Café: 40 gramos por litro Tiempo (a 20 grados centígrados): 15 minutos Agitación: La de siempre, 10 veces al inicio. Caffenol-C-H Para este proceso utilizaremos también Bromuro potásico: 1 gramo por litro. Caffenol-C-L Tiempo (a 20 grados centígrados): 70 minutos