Abstract Photograph II
Abstract Photography II- PPAC course
Escaping the confines of depicting figure and ground, abstraction has been intrinsic to photography since the medium's inception. Branching out from Experimentation in Abstract Photo 1, students will continue to shoot and critique, and build a body of work.
1. Weekly Outline
Introduction and discussion on creating a body of work.
2. Weekly Outline
Lightroom Demo- adding color
3. Weekly Outline
New work critique - see links to the right to photographers mentioned.
4. Weekly Outline
New work critique
5. Weekly Outline
New work critique
Light Painting- see links to right
Using light paint with your camera or paint with the light.
Get in close and show just the details.
Themes...Portraits, Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes, Still life
Abstraction of one object
Maybe start with the object given to you in class or something of your own. Thinking about isolating or eliminating parts or areas of one subject. Can you change distance or vantage point to create abstractions of your object.
Abstraction through influence
Using the artists we looked at in class try and emulate a look or style you found interesting.
Abstraction by color
Using either camera WB settings or post production editing create abstractions through color.
Abstraction by movement
Using movement of the subject or camera explore shutter speeds and camera controls to create abstractions.
Abstraction by alteration
Using the camera or editing tools explore making abstract photos through alteration.
Links of Interest
Harold Ross- light painting still life photographer
Light painting demo on youtube
Ori Gersht youtube video exploding Vase
Ori Gersht youtube video exploding pomegranate
Ori Gersht youtube video reflection
Alvin Langdon Coburn- video about work
Double exposure Apps
Shirine Gill- abstract photographer
Gaston Bertin- abstract photographer
Ellen Carey- early work abstract photographer
If Photographs could talk- Aperture article
A new nothing.
Artist- Barbara Vaughn- take a look at waterscapes
Artist- Candida Hofer - Mentioned this to Alice for very formal interior well designed photography
Artist- Lucas Samaras - Mentioned this photographer to Dove for the use of self-portraits and movement.
Artist- Jean Michel Basquiat - Mentioned this painter to Dove for his background painting in his self-portrait
Artist- Philip Lorca Dicorcia The series I mentioned to Nancy is "Head". He has many other series that are strong but this was the one I was thinking of for your street shot- only you should be doing legs!
Amie Potsic- I did not mentioned her but Sarah you might like her use of fabric and photography
Michael Kenna- Arnon I thought your work reminded me of Kenna today.
Howard Brunner- Alice and Reed his should be of interest and he lives and shoots in Philly!
Rick Wright- photographed plastic bottles - Mentioned to Sara
Laura Letinsky- still life photographer
Tilt Shift photography explained and how to do it in Photoshop
Lens Babies- a lens that creates selective focus
The Colorful Mr. Eggleston