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12102011 a2

  1. 1. Documentary Photography James Bell presentation for A2 Photography students. 12/10/2011
  2. 2. Documentary PhotographyAim: Recognise the scope of this genre of Photography.Identify different documentary photographers.Evaluate their technique/approaches to this genre ofphotography.Produce Images using DSLR cameras using ambient andflash photography.Last weeks lessonStudents to show their shoot proposal/plans for “ChangingTimes” assignment.
  3. 3. Documentary PhotographyTask 1: List a range of documentary photographers (5minutes).
  4. 4. Documentary PhotographyWhat is documentary Photography.In simple terms, this school of photography usespictures as documented evidence of a particularsituation. http://www.photography.comdocumentary photography is often used to incitepolitical and social change due to its ability to capturethe “true” nature of an image or location.
  5. 5. Documentary PhotographyWhat is documentary Photography.In simple terms, this school of photography usespictures as documented evidence of a particularsituation. http://www.photography.comdocumentary photography is often used to incitepolitical and social change due to its ability to capturethe “true” nature of an image or location.
  6. 6. Documentary PhotographyEarly pioneers.Lewis Hine:
  7. 7. Documentary PhotographyEarly pioneers.Lewis Hine:The work Hine did for [child labor reform] was more responsible than all other efforts in bringing the need to public attention. The evils were intellectually but not emotionally recognized until his skill, vision and artistic finesse focused the camera intelligently on these social problems.- National Child Labor Committee
  8. 8. Documentary PhotographyEarly pioneers.Jacob Riis:
  9. 9. Documentary PhotographyEarly pioneers.Jacob Riis:In 1888 Riis was employed as a photo-journalist in NewYork Riis was among the first photographers to use flashpowder.His documentary work “How the other half lives” was amajor social reform in changing housing and socialconditions for the working class citizens of New York.
  10. 10. Documentary Photography Simon Roberts Simon Norfolk Richard Billingham Walker Evans Don McCullumTom Random documentary Photographers.Hunter Sally Mann Tom Stoddardt Lauren Greenfield Dorothea Lange Marcus Bleasdale Peter Parker (joke) Martin Parr Jacob Riis Juergen Teller (?) Corrinne Day (?)
  11. 11. Documentary PhotographyCharacteristics of good documentary studies.•Research (people, location).•Trust.•Have clear goals.•Plan shoot (equipment, film type, time of day, artificiallighting, etc.)•Shoot conditions i.e.Composition, cropping, depth offield,etc.•Editing, do images work as a series?
  12. 12. Documentary PhotographyDorothea Lange
  13. 13. Documentary PhotographyDon McCullin
  14. 14. Documentary PhotographyTom Stoddart
  15. 15. Documentary PhotographyTom Stoddart
  16. 16. Documentary PhotographyDon McCullin
  17. 17. Documentary PhotographySally Mann
  18. 18. Documentary PhotographySally Mann
  19. 19. Documentary PhotographySally Mann
  20. 20. Documentary PhotographySimon Roberts “We English”
  21. 21. Documentary PhotographyAndreas Gurskey
  22. 22. Documentary PhotographyLauren Green Field
  23. 23. Documentary PhotographyLauren Greenfield
  24. 24. Documentary PhotographyLauren Greenfield
  25. 25. Documentary PhotographyAndreas Gurskey
  26. 26. Documentary PhotographyRichard Billingham
  27. 27. Documentary PhotographyRichard Billingham
  28. 28. Documentary PhotographyMartin Parr
  29. 29. Documentary PhotographyMartin Parr
  30. 30. Documentary PhotographyTask 2. 45 minutes.Research at least one photographer that you believe is adocumentary photographer.Construct a short biography of their work.Evaluate the meaning of at least 3 photographs taken by theartists.Identify the area of social/political/cultural concerns thatthey wish to address.Record this information within your journals
  31. 31. On camera flash techniquesDirect Flash
  32. 32. On camera flash techniquesBounce Flash
  33. 33. On camera flash techniquesFill FlashMeans filling inshadows on asubject that wouldotherwise lookunder-exposed
  34. 34. On camera flash techniquesFill Flash•Add 1 - 2 stopsless light fromflash than isrequired for normalexposure fromflash.•Shoot using meterreading fromcamera for normalexposure
  35. 35. On camera flash techniquesFill Flash•Add 1 - 2 stopsless light fromflash than isrequired for normalexposure fromflash.•Shoot using meterreading fromcamera for normalexposure
  36. 36. On camera flash techniquesTask 3.Produce pictures indoors using a variety of flash camera techniques. •Ambient light no flash •Fill flash •Direct flash •Bounce flash•Evaluate outcomes

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