Friday, January 30, 2009

Edward Weston

There are many types of cameras, compact digital camera, bridge cameras, and digital SLR cameras.  The compact digital camera is very common, often very small, and can display pictures right after they are taken.  A bridge camera is not as common and the lenses cannot be removed.  The digital SLR camera has a very similar look, but unlike the bridge camera, the digital SLR camera can remove the lenses.  This camera is often preferred by professional photographers.  One professional photographer is Edward Weston.  At the age of 16 he started taking pictures with his first camera, a Kodak Bull's-Eye #2, and by the age of 24 he opened his first photography studio in Tropico, California.  Twelve years later he started straight photography, where he photographed human figures, wildlife, plants, and landscapes.  Five years after that he started working with still life.  One of his most famous still life picture is of a green pepper.  This is a very interesting picture because it doesn't look like a green pepper.  At first glance I thought it was a chicken, and even after looking at it for a while I couldn't completely tell that it was a pepper.   

Thursday, January 29, 2009

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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