Developed Photographs

These are my developed photographs which followed the style of expressionism, with graffiti, and pattern and symmetry in manmade objects.

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This photograph is of some graffiti I found on the college grounds. I took this because it looks very expressive and interesting. I think the photograph turned out well. I think I exposed it for the right amount of time.

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This photograph is of some graffiti I found. I like its central composition and also the lines around the image but I think it was not in focus when I took the image.

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This photo is of an arrow road sign. I took it as I was looking for symmetrical manmade objects. I like the long exposure to this image.

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This is another photo of graffiti I found at college which has an interesting symmetrical composition. I really like the lighting to the right and the darkness. It makes the graffiti look like a balance between good and bad.

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This image tells you what to think which is what I like about it. I took this photo of a tree because it particularly captured my interest. It made me think that was what the tree was thinking. This is probably my favourite photograph as the exposure is perfect.

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This photo is of a crossing grid which follows my idea of pattern and symmetry in manmade objects. The photo was slightly exposed, but I still think it follows my idea quite well.

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I captured this photo of a wall with bits of dried paint on it. This photo is more of an experiment, however the focus and exposure is brilliant.

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This photograph is of the same crossing grid, but I used a different technique of development. The splashed brush marks create a very textured photo.

All the photos were developed very similar. I used the number 3 frame and put the enlarger on 52. The red filter was between 6.5 – 8. The photographic paper was exposed for 8.5 seconds after doing a test with different exposures.

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The photo above shows the different exposures. The left part was exposed for 3 seconds, the middle for 6 seconds and the right for 12 seconds. I then followed the same steps as I did with the photograms. I put a photo in the developer for 2 minutes, the fixative for 10 seconds and the stopper for 6 minutes. Then in water for 4 minutes. After the 4 minutes I used the squeegee to clean any remains of developer or stopper. For my last photograph, I followed a closely related process, but instead of placing the photos in the liquid, I used a brush with developer liquid and put the photo in the stopper and finally the water.

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Photography Film Negatives

I decided to take photographs following the style of expressionism.

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I went around the college grounds looking for graffiti as I believe it is very expressive. I also looked for patterns made with manmade objects.

Alexis and Kyle developed my film as I was absent. From previous knowledge, the film should have been developed by putting the film in the film roll ups and putting it in the cylinder. After, the measuring tube should be filled with 300ml of developer liquid, and another with fixative liquid. Both of the liquids should be added to the cylinder and the mixing process should begin. The film strips should then be placed in water and then left to dry. Even though the film got scratched I believe they turned out well.

Types of Photography

Realism

Realism photography is based on the qualities of life and rejects traditional forms of art. A photographer who follows realism is Gerhard Richter.

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Expressionism

Expressionism photography is solely portrayed for emotional effect by an artist so they can express how they feel. A photographer who did expressionism was Aaron Siskind.

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Formalist

Formalist photography emphasises composition and perceptual aspects. An example of a formalist photographer is Grant Mudford.

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References

Gerhard-richter.com. (2017). 5. Juli 94 » Art » Gerhard Richter. [online] Available at: https://www.gerhard-richter.com/en/art/overpainted-photographs/urban-landscapes-76/5-juli-94-13399/?&categoryid=76&p=1&sp=32 [Accessed 11 Oct. 2017].

Ethertongallery.com. (2017). Etherton Gallery – Aaron Siskind. [online] Available at: http://www.ethertongallery.com/html/artist_detail.php?recordID=7 [Accessed 11 Oct. 2017].

Artgallery.nsw.gov.au. (2017). Woolloomooloo, (1973) by Grant Mudford :: The Collection :: Art Gallery NSW. [online] Available at: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/325.1985/ [Accessed 11 Oct. 2017].

Photograms

In the photography lesson I experimented with photograms.

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For my first photogram I was partnered with Corey. I placed a 50p coin, a sword necklace and Corey placed his necklace on a piece of photographic paper. We exposed the light on the photographic paper for 13 seconds. We placed the photo in the developer fluid for about two minutes. Then in the second fluid, stopper, for 10 seconds, and then the fixer fluid for 6 minutes. I then placed it in water and used the squeegee. I like the 3D effect on the necklace to the left.

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For this photo I exposed the paper in the light for 10 seconds. Then I put my hand in developer, and then placed it on the photo paper for about 2 minutes. Once I done that I put the photo in fixer for 6 minutes. I then put it in water and used the squeegee. I really like the splash effect from my hand.

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This was created in the same way as the last photograph but it is my finger. I like smudge effect.

Train Journey Photography

These are the photographs I took on train to Castletown. In my photos I tried to explore some irregular angles.

I took this photo of the belt that adjusts the window on the train. I thought the detail the belt had was interesting as it naturally made a pattern.

I took this photograph as I was going past a field. I tried to keep some of the window in the frame so it formed a border.

I like this photo as it draws the eye along all the carriages which forms a curve, until it reaches the last one which has an open door.

Here, I tried to show how fast the train was going.

This photo forms many lines and has a natural border around the brown field from the greenery.

I took this photograph focussing on the sign and with the use of space in mind.

I liked that at the train station everything was either red, brown or white. I though the most interesting thing was the lamppost.

I took this photo when both the trains crossed paths. I thought that was interesting.

My favourite photograph I captured while on the train journey was when I got off and took a photo of all the doors open. The photo makes an amazing use of repetition.

here, I took a photo of the train leaving the train station.

Farm Day Photography

These are some photographs I took at the Community Farm for my primary research. Here, I have explored techniques of composition and the environment of the animals.

In this photograph I used rule of thirds. The top third is of sheep and the bottom two thirds are of grass. In this photo I explored where some of the animals eat.

This is of sheep in the pen. I took this photo with space to the right to suggest movement.

This is of some wool in the grass. I have used rule of thirds in this photo. The wool takes up one third while the grass takes up the rest.

In this photograph I decided to mix up the wool with some different wool.

In this photograph I explored where some of the animals sleep. Again, I used rule of thirds. The top third contains straw and the bottom two show the cat.

This photo is of one of the cats playing with the straw. The cat is in the central position.

This photo is of one of the cats playing with the straw.