First Emulation

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This photo is similar to my master’s style (Ansel Adams) due to its high contrast of light and dark, as well as the theme of nature being present as well.

Here’s one of his for comparison.

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Aperture and Lighting (ItM)

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These pictures, taken by the famous Ansel Adams, were taken on his Eastman Kodak Brownie #1, but he also used a Pocket Kodak for his other photos. He would usually take his photos at a lower aperture, usually at around f/2.2-f/2.0. Most of his photos, along with these two, were taken with natural light, since his theme of landscapes prevented much artificial light to be used. In the first picture, the light is coming from behind him on the left-hand side, while the second picture has the light coming towards him from above. For lenses, he used a 12-inch Georz Dagor, but he would also use a 12-inch Voigtlander or a 121mm Schneider Super Angulon.

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Garry Winogrand Analysis

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In this photo by Garry Winogrand, there is a man in a white button-up shirt pointing directly at the camera. He appears to be in some sort of lobby, for there are other people sitting around, and an elevator is seen in the background of the image. This image is supposed to represent a memory that many people can relate to: being somewhere you’re not supposed to be. We’ve all been there; maybe you’re at a museum, and you’re kicked out because you accidentally had your flash on. Or perhaps your fishing, and your boat is towed back to shore because you left your boating license in your other pair of pants. In my opinion, I feel like this is a very successful image; it expresses emotion, feeling, and is produced very well. The lighting is spot-on, and the monochromatic tone only adds to its creative prowess. If I could, I would definitely hang this up on my wall.

Ansel Adams

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This photograph by Ansel Adams was appealing to me for several reasons. I love how crisp the image is even after so long, and the location is magnificent. It reminds me of something you’d find as a MacBook wallpaper. Overall, this is a great photo, and it inspires me to be as good as him.