Thursday, April 30, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009


1. When Andy Warhol was in third grade he developed St. Vitus' disease, which is a disease of the nervous system. Andy had to stay home because of his disease and started to draw and collect pictures of his favorite movie stars. After high school Andy went to Carnegie Institute of Technology and studied commercial arts. Then in 1949 he moved to New York city and started his career in magazine advertising. Throughout Andy's career his pictures were known as pop art. In the 1960's he had his first one-man gallery exhibition as a fine artist and it was hosted at the Stable Gallery. In 1987 Andy was recovering from gallbladder surgery and the doctors said he was doing good. The unexpectedly Andy passed away in his sleep February 22 that same year due to a sudden post- operative cardiac Arrhythmia. Andy Warhol will always be remembered for his work in advertising.
2. Andy Warhol photographed Marilyn Manroe, Troy Donahue, and Elizabeth Taylor. Two famous things that Andy photographed were the Campbell soup can and the coca-cola bottle.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Q1: Annie Leibovitz started to get interested in photography after taking her first picture in the Philippines. She started her photography career in Israel in 1969. Then in 1970 Annie came back to the United States and worked for the Rolling Stones Magazine. In 1973 She became the chief of photographer for the magazine. Then in 1983 she stated to work on the Vanity Fair magazine. She has taken many photos for different companies including Disney and American Express credit cards. Annie Leibovitz has had some tough times in her career, but still has a big career ahead of her.
Q2:She has photographed Miley Cyrus, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Demi Moore.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Q1:The optical element is the lens, the chemical element is the film and the mechanical element is the camera.
Q2: An SLR camera stands for single-lens reflex. A SLR camera lets the photographer see the same picture that is exposed to the film. On this type of camera everything is adjusted by turning dials and clicking buttons.
Q3: The purpose of a camera's aperture is to be able to increase and decrease the amount of light passing through the lens.
Q4: The shutter speed on the camera controls how long the film is exposed.
Q5: the three things you need to get the right exposure for a picture are balance film speed, aperture size and shutter speed to fit the light level in the shot.
Q6: If you take pictures outside on a sunny day you would use a high film speed so there would be less time for light to get in.
Q7: 1.The first step is to place the film in a developing agent that is actually a reducing agent. 2.Then complete the developing process by rinsing the film with water or a "stop" bath.
3.then put the film in a fixing bath to remove the unexposed silver- halide crystals.
4. Then wash with water to remove chemicals.
Q8: Three things that are needed to make a black and white print are an enlarger, black and white paper, and processing chemicals.
Q9:In a black and white print the final image is silver.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009