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  • 1. Documentary Photography James Bell presentation for A2 Photography students. 12/10/2011
  • 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. Documentary PhotographyTask 1: List a range of documentary photographers (5minutes).
  • 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. 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. Documentary PhotographyEarly pioneers.Lewis Hine:
  • 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. Documentary PhotographyEarly pioneers.Jacob Riis:
  • 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. 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. 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. Documentary PhotographyDorothea Lange
  • 13. Documentary PhotographyDon McCullin
  • 14. Documentary PhotographyTom Stoddart
  • 15. Documentary PhotographyTom Stoddart
  • 16. Documentary PhotographyDon McCullin
  • 17. Documentary PhotographySally Mann
  • 18. Documentary PhotographySally Mann
  • 19. Documentary PhotographySally Mann
  • 20. Documentary PhotographySimon Roberts “We English”
  • 21. Documentary PhotographyAndreas Gurskey
  • 22. Documentary PhotographyLauren Green Field
  • 23. Documentary PhotographyLauren Greenfield
  • 24. Documentary PhotographyLauren Greenfield
  • 25. Documentary PhotographyAndreas Gurskey
  • 26. Documentary PhotographyRichard Billingham
  • 27. Documentary PhotographyRichard Billingham
  • 28. Documentary PhotographyMartin Parr
  • 29. Documentary PhotographyMartin Parr
  • 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. On camera flash techniquesDirect Flash
  • 32. On camera flash techniquesBounce Flash
  • 33. On camera flash techniquesFill FlashMeans filling inshadows on asubject that wouldotherwise lookunder-exposed
  • 34. On camera flash techniquesFill Flash•Add 1 - 2 stopsless light fromflash than isrequired for normalexposure fromflash.•Shoot using meterreading fromcamera for normalexposure
  • 35. On camera flash techniquesFill Flash•Add 1 - 2 stopsless light fromflash than isrequired for normalexposure fromflash.•Shoot using meterreading fromcamera for normalexposure
  • 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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