Identity – Portraiture

A portrait is when the subject, along with the background, connects the viewer and the photograph. It often captures a person’s identity, personality, characteristics, group of people, or object. A portrait photograph may be artistic or clinical. They are frequently commissioned for special occasions such as certificates, weddings, or commercial purposes. However, selfies are not […]

Photography Set III

Jackie Ranken Texture, Tone, Lines, Shapes, Value. Jackie Ranken is an Australian-born, multi-award-winning landscape art photographer. She has over thirty-five years’ experience within the visual arts and has been an international awards judge since 2002. She learned her craft by working within the photographic industry as a darkroom technician, freelance and sports photographer, wedding photographer, […]

Photography Set II

Angie McMonigal Shape, Value, Repetition, Lines, Tone. Angie McMonigal is a fine art and commercial architecture photographer in Chicago. She brings a detailed, thoughtful1 perspective to her work. She focuses more frequently on bold architectural details rather than sweeping cityscapes. Her photographs celebrate those unexpectedly iconic elements hiding in plain sight. She distills the essential […]

Photography Set I

Seung-hwan Oh              Shape, Texture, Focus, Value, Tone. For Seung-hwan Oh’s series ‘Impermanence'(above), he mostly took pictures and used filters and techniques to present different views of people. The use of space in these pictures is quite similar as in the people were all placed in the middle of the photo. […]

Paul Strand

What do you see? Look at the photo opposite by Paul Strand. Copy the photograph into your portfolio. 2. List 3 things the photographer might have been interested in capturing in this picture? The photographer recognized the interesting line-form shadow, the contrasting shape (circle and rectangle), also the value in which the left side is […]

Abstract Photography

Definition: Abstract photography should be something that doesn’t show the message immediately. Abstract photographs are usually over-exaggerated. Audiences will need to look through to see what the author was trying to say. Abstract images are conceived or imagined outside of “reality”, which makes us question what we see.