Fine art photographers

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  1. Mary

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    hey everyone (",) not sure if this is the right place for this topic but i l ask here:

    im doing a photography diplom course, only one month left, scary but our next project is of photographic fine art imaging, we must do a study, i will type it all so u can see where/understand what it all entails:

    we must research and produce a body of work that explores the styles and working methods of key photographers working within a fine art tradition, whose work defines an era. the study shud take the form of a chronological progression of fine art photographers with whom you feel an infinity, and whose work resonates for you. the study shud examine choice of equipment, materials and exposure considerations &the factors affecting these decisions. this exporation shud reveal to you a context in which your work can be assimilated. you shud then chose 2 photographers, 1 historical and 1 contemporary & explore the conneections between these two photographers work and your own. you should be aware of historical and social contexts of the chose photographers and fine art movements to which they may be connected.

    i know its kind of long, sory, but im findin this project really hard, i know ansel adams did mainly lanscape shot, i have one landscape shot but not like his, my photographs for this project are alot of experimenting with lights, almost painting with light but i dont know of any historical photographer that did this, i have also this shot of a bubble in a bath but its brown sea weed stuff and theres a hint of colour in it, i think this looks like fine art in my view, fine art can be very broad, its mainly having your opiniion on it and backing it up,

    if anyone can PLEASE help me out with how to do this study, know of fine art photographers, please help,
    thanks so much (",)
     
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    Perhaps you can try a bit of punctuation and grammar so that we can uncerstand you without getting a headache.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Perhaps time to hit the local library, find a few photographers (maybe even a few local ones from the past?), and research their story... try to recreate it in some humble manner?

    Forgive me, but I will have to agree that the poor grammar displayed for an adult so near the completion of their education is somewhat disconcerting.
     
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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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  5. Mary

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    Please dont lecture me on grammer, i never knew this was an english class!! also ones education is never completed, you learn something new everyday!! plus the study is word for word from my brief:


    we must research and produce a body of work that explores the styles and working methods of key photographers working within a fine art tradition, whose work defines an era. the study should take the form of a chronological progression of fine art photographers with whom you feel an infinity, and whose work resonates for you. the study should examine choice of equipment, materials and exposure considerations and the factors affecting these decisions. this exporation shud reveal to you a context in which your work can be assimilated. you should then chose two photographers, one historical and one contemporary and explore the connections between these two photographers work and your own. you should be aware of historical and social contexts of the chosen photographers and fine art movements to which they may be connected.


    anyone that can help me out on my PHOTOGRAPHY question, would be very welcome, Thanks very much (",)
     
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    Oops.

    Of course, there is a difference between an obvious typo and grammar and punctuation so atrocious the post is not decipherable. I'm thrilled helping others with photography but I'm not about to get a headache attempting to read through posts like that, especially from someone that alleges to be at least partially educated.
     
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    First stop should be a good history of Photography.
    I can suggest some people to look at though:
    Adolphe Braun; Robert Demachy; Frederick Holland Day; Edward Steichen; James Craig Annan; Frederick Evans; Man Ray; Albert Renger-Patzsch; Laszlo Moholy-Nagy; Jacques Henri Lartigue; Harry Callahan; Frantisek Drtikol; Carolee Schneemann; Lucas Samaras; Bill Brandt; Ralph Gibson; Joel-Peter Witkin; Les Krims; Holly Roberts; Hans Bellmer; Cindy Sherman.
    There are a great many more but these should get you started and will also bring you into contact with other photographers that I have deliberately left out as well as some of the important movements like the Linked Ring.
    I've just pulled out some who's work you may find interesting and stimulating (but be careful as some images can be hard to take - Witkin in particular). I have also left out those who do things like explore the 'artistic potential' of pornography or who incorporate bodily fluids in their pictures. You should find them yourself if you do thorough research.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I am wondering how all our grammar police members know that she doesn't (or anyone for that matter) have a learning disability or didn't have access to education beyond primary school? And if it is just this new type of writing that out rages you so much then how is your greek (or old english for that matter...what about your Quchie-largest mayan tribe in central america)....my point...language is changing every day every second. Sorry
     
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    I need to translate this into something I understand. I hope the OP will tell me if my interpretation is correct.

    we must research and write a research paper that explores the styles and working methods of key photographers working within a fine art tradition, whose work defines an era.

    Our research should explore the work of fine art photographers with whom we feel an affinity and whose work resonates with us. Our investigations should deal with the artists chronologically, examining their choice of equipment, materials, exposure considerations and the factors affecting their decisions.

    I have no idea what the hell this means.

    We must then choose two photographers, one historical and one contemporary and explore the connections between these two photographers' work and our own. We must discuss the historical and social contexts of the chosen photographers and any fine art movements to which they may be connected.

    [If your instructor wrote any of the original stuff, your instructor needs a good slap.]

    OP, is this what you mean?
     
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    why did you ever comment in the first place if your just going to condemn, insult peole about education, making remarks in which you know nothing about??? why did ya oh sorry YOU bother leaving a reply, i never asked for smart comments,("decipherable why didnt you just say readable, understandable, clear") other people understand it!
     
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    Hertz van Rental

    Thanks for your reply, thanks i will look them up (",)
     
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