High School Form Photography Lesson

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High School Form Photography Lesson

  1. 1. Form
  2. 2. Brought to you by:
  3. 3. Form is... -One of the 7 Art elements. -A three-dimensional geometrical figure
  4. 4. Shape vs. Form BOTH  ARE  one  of  the  7  ART  ELEMENTS     •  A  shape  is  created  when  a   line  is  enclosed.       •  2-­‐  dimensional   •  Width  height   •  A  form  encloses  volume       •  3-­‐  dimensional   •  Width,  height,  depth  
  5. 5. Edward Weston? “The  most  influen:al  American  Photographer  of  the  Twen:eth  Century”    
  6. 6. Early years •  •  •  Born  in  Highland  Park,  Illinois.  In   1902.   Received  his  first  camera  for  his   sixteenth  birthday,  a  Kodak   Bull's-­‐Eye  #2,  and  began  taking   photographs  in  parks  in  Chicago   and  at  his  aunt's  farm.   One  year  later  his  work  was   exhibited  exhibited  at  the   Chicago  Art  InsOtute  à  in  1903.  
  7. 7. Photographic career •  1906  moved  to  California,  to   pursue  a  career  as  a  portrait   photographer.   •  1909  married  wife  #1  Flora   •  1911  0pened  his  first   photographic  studio  in   Tropico,  California  &  wrote   arOcles  about  his   unconvenOonal  methods  of   portraiture.  
  8. 8. Changes •  1922  Weston  began  to   favor  a  straight  type  of   pictorial  photography,   he  began  regular  visits   to  Mexico  with  his   professional  and   romanOc    lady  #2/ partner  àTina  ModoV.   {their  relaOonship  was   gossiped  about}  
  9. 9. The subjects •  1927,  Weston  chose   mainly  nudes,  but  also   shells  and  vegetables,  as   his  subject  ma[er.   •  1937,  the  first   photographer  to  win   Guggenheim  fellowship   award   •  1948  career  as  a   photographer  ended  due   to  Parkinson's  disease.  
  10. 10. The “buzz” •  ‘Weston’s  series  of   monumental  close-­‐ups   of  seashells,  peppers,   and  halved  cabbages,   brought  out  the  rich   textures  of  their   sculpture-­‐like  forms.’  
  11. 11. Images of Edward Weston’s work
  12. 12. In his own words •  Anything  that  excites  me  for   any  reason,  I  will  photograph;   not  searching  for  unusual   subject  ma[er,  but  making   the  commonplace  unusual.     Edward  Weston        
  13. 13. Examples of Form photographs
  14. 14. Weekend shooting:   7  images  of  a  cube-­‐like  form           7  images  of  a  cone-­‐like  form   7  images  of  a  sphere-­‐like  form         ** All images should be well lit and taken using natural or artificial light**

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