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Robert Capa

Robert Capa was a famous photographer who pushed the limitations of photography by helping make war photography a more recognised field and making big contributions to the field itself.  At the start of world war 2 Robert Capa went to some of the greatest lengths for his photography and went to places that had killed men before him countless times and still managed to come back alive. He eventually retired from war photography until he was offered a unique job but was shot in the chest and had eventually succumbed to his wounds before he could make it to a hospital.

War photography

War photography is when photographs are taken during any war but needs some soldiers or some important relevance to war like on certain battlefields or wreckages. War photography though not as common now started back in world war one and two and consisted of people taking pictures usually when not in fire like in trenches or when they are on the move going to their next destinations. War photography can also consist of its survivors or civilians dealing with the war as well.

The flag

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The flag photograph was taken by Robert Capa to show everyone just what the boys at war are fighting for and that we are going to win this war the flag is just the start of this and to help others see how well the troops are doing and how we are claiming land back. It has been framed like that so everything can be seen the ground that is being climbed for the main focus of the image the flag as the men at the bottom of the screen are shown pushing it up. Though no colour was used the darkness and light in the photograph can still be seen and the sun is giving light out the frame top left shining down on the subjects. The purpose is to show the that no matter what we will triumph and wont stop till we win this war or die trying. The rule of thirds is the bottom centre of the men who are about to put the flag up as they stand out the most due to there contrast with the rest of the photograph in my opinion.

Carry on walking

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Another Robert Capa photograph from world war 2 this one was taken to show the people back home the effort they go through and shows the soldiers walking with there heavy equipment and the equipment and blimps in the background showing how prepared they are for the war. Though awkward to place the main focus of the image in my opinion would have to be the soldiers walking across the picture as they have no lighting and stand out a lot compared to the light background. Though no colour there is light coming from an unknown direction as but from looking at the mens shadows it can be said the sun is out of frame somewhere to the left. The pose is meant to show tiredness but as they will still go on until they ave won the war and wont stop. The rule of thirds would be the entire bottom of the picture as the camera has made the men look like silhouettes with the rest of the photograph looking brighter making them stand out the most.

Charlie Waite’s

Charlie Waite’s is more of a natural photographer who takes pictures of forests woods and takes pictures or anything natural from tees to the ocean and rivers and a simple field. He is a member of the Royal Photographic Society as of 2014. He is known for using light and shade for effect on his photographs to give it a painted effect.

Landscape

Landscape is when a photograph that has been taken has one focus the land itself such as a snowy field the main focus of the photograph would be the field it. The name refers to what the subject you are focusing on the land itself. Landscape is taken to show people the beauty of the land and what else is out there away from our houses cities and what nature is still left and in some cases landscape is just to show the beauty that can be found anywhere.

The never ending woods

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The never ending woods is a photograph taken by Charlie Waite’s the image is just a road going straight and a bunch of trees following it. The main focus is the trees and road upfront as you can see everything from the roots of the tree to the patterns of the trees bark and the blades of grass but as the photograph goes on the image gets less detailed and less focused. The main image itself is shown to look more like a tunnel as it goes on. Everything in frame is natural the trees and the grass and has nothing but nature no people or animals. The light is natural it is the sun behind the clouds giving the photo a depressing look. The purpose is to show even the nicest and most normal innocent things can be deceitful as this road looks nice and normal but also manages to look dull and depressing and like it will never end and looks deceitful about it like though it goes on forever it still looks nice. the shadows in this cant be seen but it looks like its got an overcast and looks like generic miserable weather and a miserable day.The rule of thirds is the centre of the image where the never ending tunnel is as it is the brightest part of the picture and where the rest of the photograph literally leads to and looks like where the picture is practically pointing to.

Tree in the light

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The main focus in this photograph is the tree in the middle of this field the rest of the picture is less noticeable as they are covered in shade but in the background is a mountain and at the front is a field. It has been taken to show the locations beauty as it has a miserable field and nothing out of the ordinary and then there’s an amazing tree with the sunlight making it stand out and the main focus of this picture. The only light in this picture is the sun hitting the tree through the clouds above it as if to show though everywhere else may be dark theres always hope or a little something or perhaps since theres clouds everywhere but in this crack on the tree perhaps it might represent the silver linings in the clouds itself the brighter side of life. The rule of thirds in this picture is good as the tree is bang on in the centre making the thing you see the most and easiest thing to see showing the viewer the photo straight away with no effort.

Eugene Atget

Eugene was a famous french photographer who was known for finding and taking surreal photographs and was one of the earliest photographers to do this and helped revolutionise photography until his death in 1927 though due to helping start surreal photography he has inspired many famous surreal photographers and continues to do so even now.

Surreal photography

Surreal photography is when a photograph is taken in such a way that it makes you need to see it again or gives some kind of confusion and is done with very clever photography skills and done with some clever placing like objects in a certain place to give an illusion of something they are not. It is done to show people not everything i what it seems and to test the brain power of people and see if they can look past the picture.

Monster door

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This photograph was done by Eugene and in a very clever way on a normal day it looks like an entrance for a fair or something to that extent but is now thanks to his photography skills made to look like something much more scary than that and looks more life like and a general terror. The light is hitting the right side of the picture and leaves the left side of the picture darker which in my opinion really throws the picture together better and makes it look more menacing than it already did the main focus though is obviously the monsters face and is the easiest thing in the picture to see. The purpose could be to say if you look anywhere something you walk past everyday could easily change and be a completely different thing if you take the time to look. The rule of thirds is good here as the door is by the centre of the image and is easy to see and shows the door is the most important thing in this photograph.

Mannequins 

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This photograph is a shop window selling mens suits and there are four mannequins in the window. Now at first glance this looks like the average photograph a window with a group of men outside in front of the shop but on a second look it is a bunch of mannequins in the shop but because of the reflection and there poses it looks like a group of men going about there daily business and is a good surreal photograph that needs a second to understand what the photograph actually is. The purpose could be to show that anything at first glance is not worth seeing but taking the time to look again can show something you barely saw can have a total different look the second time if you are willing to find it or look at it again. The rule of thirds is once again in the centre where the mannequin torso that stands out the most is and where it is and shows the men around it and makes it easy to see the other focuses of this photograph.

Portrait Photography

Portrait photography has been around for many years it is when a photograph  is taken that shows the models expression and through that their mood as if they are scowling we will easily tell that they are angry with someone and can see a story through the photograph and can even sow their personality like if they are posed in one may they may be more regal or if they are not as obsessed with their appearance we can tell what ind of person they may be if they are very active or if they are lazy all through their pose and expressions through the camera. Though it is focused on the person they are allowed to have as much of their body as they want shown and can have a visible background shown if they really want to. Portrait is a unique way of taking photographs as it doesn’t have a correct way of being done as anyone can take a portrait photograph and doesn’t need it to be done in any way in particular.

Portrait photography first started many years ago when a young man name Robert Cornelius made the first portrait photograph under unusual circumstances as he had setup his camera on a sunny day and he put up his camera behind his fathers gas lamp business and after removing the cameras lens cap he sprinted to the front of the camera in frame and sat there for a minute before proceeding to put the lens cap back on and making the worlds first successful portrait photograph.

Historic & Contemporary photographers

Yousuf karsh is a photographer who started his work all the way back 1931 he worked with a photographer named John Powls who helped him adapt and advance his photography skills to what they eventually became and by 1933 had his own studio and made his first exhibition in 1936 and moved his studio to a permanent location until 1992 when he decided to retire.In his career he made took photographs that were iconic for generations to come such as his photograph of Winston Churchill which is even today though to be one of the twentieth centuries most iconic photographs as it is one of the only photographs used to show Winston Churchill since it was so professionally done.
His photograph is so famous it will be put on a five pound note at some point in 2016 which is one of the biggest accomplishments a photographer can have as it is rare a photograph is used on something like currency very often. He has taken photographs of many famous and iconic people throughout his life such as Andy Warhol, Albert Einstein, Queen Elizabeth and John F Kennedy and this isn’t even scratching the surface as he has taken so many photographs of so many more iconic figures of the twentieth century.

 

Landscape photography

Landscape photography is a photograph focusing more on land than anything else it is not like other kinds of photography where you can pick an model and take a photograph t is less complex. You must find a piece of land like a mountain or hill and take a photograph of the land instead of an actor.

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