Dave says
computer and the arts

Sep
23

wolf_top_of_world_wildphotos@largeJames Brandenburg had a unique idea, to just take one picture a day. His idea molded into a sort of spiritual way of life, being unconcerned for what could have been and learning to live and be happy with the decisions you make. I think that translates into the photos he takes because the creatures and landscapes look very serene and peaceful.

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Sep
23

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Sep
16

875_Sally-Mann224491Sally Mann seems to be as eccentric as any artist, but that is just how she expresses her passion for her art work. She Takes photos of things that are primarily black and white. These photos are high in contrast because thats how she prefers them to be, as well as ambiguous the less people can tell what it is the more interesting it is to her. She makes no apologies for her art work. I think that what makes her a good artist is that she welcomes flaws in her work but she is a perfectionist about it. She as a unique vision of how and what to take a photograph of and I think its partly because of  how she was raised. I think the photos she took were good, there was a sort of athereal look to them like trying to look through or beyond what is seen in the photos.

Sep
16

forweb3 i took this pic at the arts building, i liked the color and the light at this time of day.

Sep
15

rick_smolanRick Smolan is was a photograpgher, who at a young age loved taking pictures. When things seem to go wrong the best happened. When he didnt use lighting to take pictures of a famous opera singer he was lucky to have a news agency light up the house for him. He is humble and hard working having offered to be a driver for the singer which lead to his staying around to take more pictures. The ironic thing was he was set up to photograph a person who hated photograohers and instead was able to get the best pictures of her. Then the woman in australia who also hated the exploitaion of the aboriganies would allow him to take pictures of her on a trip through the outback.  I think that rick has had really good fortunes on his travels, however I was disapointed that the story he covered on the abonded children of american g.i.s would be abridged because of the editors believed their sponsers would drop them. I hope that he can take pictures again.

Sep
02

wolf_top_of_world_wildphotos@largeI think that sometimes restrictions and limitations can make you stronger.  Brandenburg’s committed himself to taking one picture a day for three months, which is unfounded in the world of commercial photography, where it is common practice to take thousands of pictures a day and then review them to choose only several. The method of taking one shot a day allows Brandenburg to take pictures that really speak to him on a different more spiritual level, than looking for the shots that will sell postcards, magazines or calendars. He tries to take a photo that shows his appreciation for the prairie  and the creatures that live there.

Sep
02

this class is actually a beginner class, i think its nice to go over the things iv’e learned and get a chance to meet new people. I liked the books and cards i made the last two semesters. i hope to have just as much fun this semester.