Framing The World Through My Photographs

Jonathan Shaw Lecture – Note

  • What is light in relation to photography?
  • ‘The way light acts upon a subject will depend on the physical properties each light source presents. Before taking on the challenge of creative photographic lighting it will be worth your while to understand some of these properties.’
  • Light is essential to photography
  • The camera obscura –  the simplest form of camera, light comes through an aperture and fixes onto a surface.
  • Light and perspective adds to the composition of the image.
  • Howard Rheingold – virtual reality (1991)- chronical his odyssey in the world of artificial experience,from simualated battelfields in Hawaii to robotics laboratories in tokyp, garage inventions in great britian and simulation engineers in the south of france. 
  • The things that we encounter, is relevant to the production of our ideas
  • Cave paintings – cave painting are a change in experience. as the light changes the light that gets let into the cave the painting are given a different perspective.
  • Light are wave lengths.
  • You eyes can only see a certain spectrum of light
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  • Infrared photography – filter can be but onto the lens to allow the camera to pick up the infrared light which the eye can’t see.
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  • X-ray – Nick Veasey
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  • Light drawing –  long exposures , flash
  • stobe lighting –
  • Gjon Mili
  • Strobe photography, multiple flashes in a long exposure
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  • sphinx on the seine (excerpt) 2008 by paul clipson
  • the interpretation when you don’t think about whats going on in your camera and think about what the light is.
  • Eadward Muybridge – moving images – horse , this collection of stills was produced to prove that the horses feet leave the ground when it runs.
  • Nick Knight –


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This entry was posted on May 5, 2013 by in Working With Light.
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