Monday, May 18, 2009

Event Poster

I decided to make my poster for the upcoming lacrosse banquet. The two elements of design in the poster are emphases and movement. The team picture at the top shows movement because it wasn't a posed picture, so people weren't standing still at the time it was taken. There is also emphases in the poster from the two pictures on the top. One of the goalie, and the other of an attack player. These pictures are more clear than the others, which brings more focus on them. The two stars are the items I added in photo shop, and the title wraped around an object, which I later deleted. to make the poster look more professional.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Edward Weston

Edward Weston was born in 1886 in Aighland Park, Illinois. He started photography at age 16 when he got his first camera, a Kodak Bulls-Eye #2. He started out taking pictures at his aunt's farm in Chicago. By 1903 his first photographs were exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute. Later down the road he decided to attend the Illinois College of Photography, and eventually went back to California to make his own porterate studio. He did lots of writing, and got multiple articles published in magazines, one including the American Photography Magazine. In 1927 he mainly focused his photography on shells, nudes, and still life. He is a well known Photographer, who even had the chance to publish a book or two.

I liked this photograph because it reminds me of life up at a cabin. It looks very peaceful because there isn't big buildings and cars all over the place. When I look at the picture, it seems like i'm looking back in time, when technology haden't come such a long way, and people lived simple lives.

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams was born in San Fransisco, California as an only child. He had a rough childhood growing up, and broke his nose at the age of four. Later he became a commercial photographer for 30 years, making visionary photos of western landscapes that were inspired by a boyhood trip to Yosemite. Adam loved nature and that was shown in his photography. He also won three Guggenheim grants to photograph the national parks (1944--58). Founding the f/64 group with Edward Weston in 1932, he developed zone exposure to get maximum tonal range from black-and-white film. He served on the Sierra Club Board from 1934-1971.

I really like his style of photography, so it was hard to pick a picture as my favorite. I like this one because it looks really calming and peaceful. It reminds me of the saying "still waters run deep." The black and white in all his pictures really adds a lot.