Testing and Market Research
The Photo Drive Plus should be tested prior to launch, to ensure that the product is commercially viable. To fail to perform market testing would be taking a significant risk, given the amount of money that it takes to produce the product and execute the launch strategy. There are several different approaches to market testing. One is to make a prototype and test that with members of the target audience, another is to visit trade shows, and another is to simply compare the product to others on the market (No author, 2012).
Comparing the product to others on the market is not a viable strategy when there are no direct existing competitors against which to benchmark. The Photo Drive Plus is a unique product, and while that can help it in the market, this also makes it more difficult for the company to determine…… [Read More]
photo was taken on one of the happiest days of my childhood, the first day of summer after third grade. I remember waking up with the sunrise that day. My brother and I jumped out of bed when the alarm went off. It was the first day of summer, and we were delighted to see that the sun was shining brightly. Birds chirped madly outside our second floor bedroom window, and my brother and I sat there for a few moments before mom ushered us downstairs for our breakfast. She was as excited as we were that there was no more school for the next three months. She and dad ate their cereal with as much joy as we did, shoveling down every bite with enthusiasm. Dad was the first one to mention the soccer game that afternoon.
So who is going to be there? Is Joey? Dharma? Magdalena?"
My…… [Read More]
Flooding in Bangladesh
The image selected for this particular is a photograph from the Bangladesh flooding that happened in the past hence this is a news photo. It was used to depict the need for the Bangladesh government to invest more in the disaster management projects such as flooding and to show the extent of damage that flooding does both in terms of infrastructure like houses and human displacement as will be discussed below.
The image depicts a mother with a young boy, probably the son floating on top of a makeshift canoe that was made of gunny bags stuffed with some buoyant material, these two are barefooted. This improvised canoe is small, indeed the size of four gunny bags only hence cannot carry many people. There are several houses that are half way submerged into the flood waters and look like the area was an informal settlement area or…… [Read More]
David Kirby dying of AIDS in 1992, an image that the United Colors of enetton used to increase awareness about the disease and educate the public. This paper will aim to create a message for this image, analyze the targeted audience and the advertisement strategy that would be used to promote the message. The final goal would be to elaborate an integrated marketing communications, aiming to promote the ideas of the photograph with the targeted audiences.
David Kirby was an AIDS activist who contracted AIDS while in California. He returned to Ohio, to spend the last weeks of his life with his family. He profiled as an activist while in Ohio, particularly since his family and himself became increasingly appalled by the way AIDS patient were being treated, because of lack of education, in hospitals and medical facilities across the state.
In order to define the campaign objectives,…… [Read More]
What we can learn about domestic violence from Maggie's situation is that it can occur at any moment, even when one least suspects it. However, by placing ourselves in situations where things are unstable between members of a home, it creates a situation that is more infused with tension and makes those members vulnerable to an outburst. In Maggie's situation, for example, she is a single mother and still a teenager at age 19. She is practically a child who has been forced into the world of adulthood and motherhood while still a teen. She is seeing a much older man, who is an ex-convict and aged 31. Maggie's husband is estranged and her mother is a victim of drug abuse. She seeks solace in helping someone who, like her mother, has also suffered from drugs. Still, the relationship is not as easy as all that: first of all,…… [Read More]
Since its beginning, animation has intrinsically and historically critiqued this singular hegemonic vision of reality. "In opposition to a singular reality, animation tends toward multiplicity in its critique of photographic naturalism" (Surman, 2005).
Recently there has been a breakthrough that is going to allow eextraordinarily lifelike characters are to begin appearing in films and computer games thanks to a new type of animation technology. This technology enables the minutest details of a facial expression to be captured and recreated. It is considered to be one of the first animations to have overleapt a long-standing barrier known as uncanny valley. This refers to the perception that animation looks less realistic as it approaches human likeness (Richards, 2008).
In producing this process researchers started with a video of an employee talking. Then they broke the facial movements down into dozens of smaller movements, each of which was given a control system. The…… [Read More]
traffic photo enforcement a good idea? 2.
Traffic Camera Enforcement
The fact that many states have installed traffic enforcement cameras as a means of regulating traffic has been the subject of many debates in the recent years. Although this is considered to be generally beneficial for individuals engaged in traffic, there are still many people who believe that their privacy is violated by these devices. Also, there is a great deal of individuals who are victims to errors generated by this technology. It is certainly difficult to determine whether the system brings more advantages than it does detriments.
Taking into account the "Big Brother" theory, it is only safe to assume that a system of identifying traffic violators (one that would be error-free) would be more effective and less stressing for motorists if it were to target criminals only and if the persons in charge of operating it were qualified…… [Read More]
' Be critical in assessing the content of a photograph and the legitimacy of its sources. The Internet has become notorious for displaying fake and deceptive images. . .Fake photographs that get on the Internet spread like a virus and are difficult to stop (p. 469).
Peres is right. A good reader is a critical reader. Take note of your sources. If you seek to be an aware and informed citizen, it is important to take note that media we are exposed to daily may not be legitimate -- in this case, referring to digital photographs. I suppose one can keep up on reports of cases where once again a doctored photo has coause legal trouble or psychological problems for, say an impressionable young teenage girl, but not all cases are reported, I'm sure. Being aware of this issue is a first step in attempting to discern what you view…… [Read More]
Semiotic Analysis of a Celebrity Photo
Semiotics may be additionally referred to as semiotic studies. It is the study of signs and the processes by which the signs operate. Semiotics is used in conjunction with may other fields including linguistics, media studies, cultural anthropology, and marketing. Therefore, the utilization of a semiotic perspective upon this Kim Kardashian product advertisement will prove effective to provide insight into the ways the ad communicates as well as all the messages the ad is communicating. Important terminology within semiotic studies includes metaphor, symbolism, intertexuality, metonymy, and more. This paper will use semiotics to decode the signs in the advertisement. The paper will additionally use semiotics to explore the iconography, ambiguity, mode of address, and connotations. The paper will in effective provide a semiotic reading of the Kim Kardashian fragrance advertisement in question.
Before the semiotic analysis can begin, there must be some basic information…… [Read More]
The webpage www.photosite.com is a commercial website, which offers services to consumers. Because it is a commercial website, it is difficult to evaluate the website using Jim Kapoun's traditional criteria: accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, and coverage. However, Kapoun's criteria did provide a good starting point for determining the usefulness and utility of www.photosite.com. In addition to Kapoun's criteria, an attempt to use the services offered by www.photosite.com was helpful in determining whether or not www.photo.site actually delivers the services it offers to consumers.
The author of the pages at www.photosite.com is not specified. However, it is clear that it is a company-owned website. The purpose of the homepage is to greet people and funnel consumers into the appropriate areas on photosite's webpage. It is not clear whether or not the author of the website was technically qualified to write the documents contained therein, however the information contained on the…… [Read More]
K. Simmons, and Leah played by Olivia Thirlby. Page, above all, takes center stage with her pretty face, her ponytail and hoodie, and her wise cracks, which is quite typical of an intelligent, perceptive high school girl. Cera in Paulie's part brilliantly personifies a track star that is very smart in some ways but knows little or nothing about love, making his character very believable. Juno's parents are equally credible as supporting parents clearly related to Juno's wit, humor and sarcasm.
The dialogue is ideally matched to the situation thanks to the screenplay devised by Diablo Cody. The yuppie couple who wants to adopt Juno's baby are very contrasting characters in this light, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner impersonating a laid-back writer of jingles for television and his wife, Vanessa, a successful, intense corporate type - yet both characters fit exceedingly well in this film. When Juno encounters Jennifer Garner…… [Read More]
Science behind an APOD Photo
A rare hybrid solar eclipse: Analyzing the science of a photograph
Although solar eclipses are striking in and of themselves, the 2005 eclipse in the NASA photograph was notable given that "a total or an annular eclipse could be seen depending on the observer's location" causing it to be labeled a hybrid eclipse (Nemiroff & Bonnell 2013). A photograph was captured of a total eclipse with the shadow of the moon covering the sun for a few minutes, as taken by a photographer named Fred Espenak on a ship "about 2,200 kilometers west of the Galapagos, the eclipse was total, the lunar silhouette exactly covering the bright solar disk for a few brief moments. His camera captured a picture of totality revealing the extensive solar corona and prominences rising above the Sun's edge (Nemiroff & Bonnell 2013). In contrast, another photographer from a different…… [Read More]
......shaping the ethical bottom line? Identifying factors influencing young readers' acceptance of digital news photo alteration" discusses digital ethics as it relates to photo manipulation in the digital age. More specifically, the authors aim to understand and examine what affect young readers' rejection/acceptance of news images that have been digitally altered. The authors discover key influencers in readers' choices. "The major finding is that the perceived prevalence of photo alteration, media credibility, and personal Photoshop use and knowledge are the major influencers of "non-professional" standards of acceptance of photo alteration." (Yao, Perlmutter and Liu 124)
The authors imply the need for intervention from a professional and scholarly level as well as participation by ethical activists to advocate for ethical standards as well as provide a public discussion of photo alteration. In a day and age where social media has proliferated and anyone with a camera can make a name for…… [Read More]
Keen observer of human movements, Francesco Jodice provides an atlas of behavior penetrates the spirit of the place." (European House of Photography, 2006)
The technique of timing and anticipation is the most important technique for Jodice with this picture because of his desire to keep the focus on one fixed point. He had to wait for the right time to capture the subjects as well as figure out ahead of time which ons to wait for. Perhaps in his thinking he sought to search for people with similar colored tops. The extended version of the "crossing" pictures shows a woman with a dark blue tank top similar to the "25" man. And the man in white is far off to the end distanced from everyone else.
In photographic situations such as in the photo, where one has minimal to no control or influence of any of the elements in the…… [Read More]
This image is of the galactic center, which is the center of the Milky Way. The photograph is taken using infrared light, which changes the appearance of dust particles so that they do not obscure the image. As Wright (2003) points out, the universe is filled with dust, which tends to block the light being emitted from light-giving objects like stars. The composition of most galactic dust includes carbon, silicon, and oxygen (Wright, 2003). The dust can grow in molecular clouds, and are created in the atmosphere of red-giant stars that are cooling off (Nemiroff & Bonnell, 2006).
Infrared allows the exposure of rays that are beyond what the naked eye can see. These rays are beyond or below the red part of the color spectrum, which is why the technology is called "infrared." Below infrared rays are microwave and radio waves. Although not visible to the human…… [Read More]
Applying Goffman to Modern Advertisements
Goffman and Gender Commercials
Goffman contends that the selection of commercial pictures in advertisements is intentional and serves a specific agenda that is not in service to consumers' well-being or natural interests. He argues this facet of culture is ripe for analysis with respect to topics such as sexuality, gender, power, the means of production, and social reality, among others. His strongest assertions concerns how analysis of the selection of commercial pictures reveals keen insights when comparing them to behavioral practices as experience in everyday interactions. Goffman grounds his hypotheses in concrete methodological practices, with primary aims to locate and define discovery, proof, and presentation. Grounding is his research in established methodology keeps opposition from arguing that his findings and conclusions are wild-eyed, paranoid theories that undermine American culture or the American way of life. He claims that the kind of analysis he proposes…… [Read More]
In the photographs provided, the building's architectural context has quite obviously changed over time.
The oldest-looking photo of the three shows little development in the surrounding area, while the placement of trees on the building's immediate ground looks artful.
The other two photos are more recent, as one shows subsequent development in the area behind the building.
One give a glimpse of a large white building whose twentieth-century style does not sit entirely harmoniously with the Victorian-seeming construction of the building under consideration -- and also shows broken windows visible in the main central tower.
The other photo displays recent blight and disrepair on a smaller building -- advertising posters, missing bricks and roof tiles -- although it's not clear whether this smaller building is part of the larger complex around the building under consideration.
One other noteworthy bit of context can be glimpsed in the oldest of…… [Read More]
Vermont's rich cultural and environmental history is captured visually in black and white still photography. Each of these images offers a distinct glimpse or glance at Vermont life. Some images portray non-human subjects ranging from animals to landscapes to architecture. Several are macro, or close up, shots of Vermont's minutia. None of the images are portraits, which is significant because it allows the viewer to perceive Vermont without the added lens or filter of social life.
An image of a Pullman Car appears in green and fills the frame. The composition suggests movement, as the horizontal lines of the rail car and the tracks beneath it all move in the same directions. The original Pullman Palace cars were decorated ornately on the inside. Yet the viewer is invited to look inside at the big green Pullman Sunbeam, which rolled into Manchester in Spring of 2012 from South Carolina.…… [Read More]
photo novellas to test the creative aptitude of nurses working in oncology and palliative care. esearchers asked how they defined spirituality and were told to select between four to six photographs out of a photo novella they captured from their work in the field to represent these feelings. The participants in the study included five female oncology and palliative nurses, all working within Atlantic Canada. esearchers claim that "these specialty areas of nursing were selected because of the life-threatening nature of patients' illnesses, end of life issues, and the associated need for spiritual care" (Burke & Evans, 2011). Essentially, nurses within palliative and oncology contexts do often help patients with spiritual care as patients prepare to deal with a variety of end of life issues. Ultimately, the primary purpose was then to test the spiritual aptitude of these nurses in a qualitative context, while also including an exploration of how…… [Read More]
Photojournalism was a defining feature of the Vietnam War era, bringing informative but usually horrific images from the front lines to the pages of print and the tubes of television. Therefore, photojournalism was instrumental in shaping the American public sentiment towards the war. Imagery laden with bloodshed and brutality impacted the minds and hearts of Americans, giving fuel to the already fiery anti-war, counterculture movement. Moreover, the Vietnam War was the first televised war. Not only were powerful black and white still shots available, as they were throughout the Korean War. During the height Vietnam War in 1968, about 60% of Americans watched the wartime coverage on television (Kennedy, 2008). Photojournalism during the war in Vietnam altered pubic perception of the war and related social and political consciousness; it also affected the profession of photography, photojournalism, and the nature of the Fifth Estate in general. Journalists and the public were…… [Read More]
feature photography as a core element of their businesses. This includes many forms of social media. The author outlines how major social media companies like Facebook have bought app companies that focus on images and photography specifically because of the value those companies offer. The author also discusses some of the start-ups that exist in this sphere.
The work was published in Fast Company, which is not a journal, but a publication that started life as a print magazine. The audience for Fast Company consists of people who are interested in business stories -- so investors, business people and business students. The audience for Fast Company would be interested in the article, because it provide insight into a common trait that some big success stories have, and then notes a number of smaller companies that bear this common feature as well.
The readers are the same as the audience. As…… [Read More]
The primary target market for Facebook is between the ages of 22-34. The secondary target market is between 35-54.
The strengths are that it is addictive, has a clean layout is open platform and is a real-world network (unlike Myspace). It has relatively few weaknesses, other than low revenue per user. Threats are other social networking sites, instant messenger services and photo sharing sites. There are opportunities in new markets and for a more fully-integrated platform.
Through our ads we want to efficiently reach our target market so they become more aware of Facebook. We want to build familiarity with the site in a market that has not traditionally understood the benefits of social networking sites. The goals are more sign-ups and an increase in the frequency of visits to the site.
We intend to do this by partnering with party-planning sites that organize reunions, to convince them to leverage…… [Read More]
Facebook is operating on the communication and social segment of the it industry. In this sense, it is offering a multitude of services to its clients, which include, besides the actual chat or forum-like services, photo and video sharing and, increasingly, the capacity to generate an entirely customized and personalized page for the user. From this point-of-view, we can identify primary competitors, competing in the social segment of the industry, but also secondary competitors, who focus on partial components, such as photo or video sharing.
In terms of the primary segment, the most important competitor that Facebook has is Myspace. Myspace has successfully benefited from being launched earlier so as to attract an additional 30 million users, ranking at 100 million users before Facebook's 70 million. Bebo and Blackplanet also provide important competition on the primary market, however, the ain competition is between Facebook and Myspace. Both sites try…… [Read More]
Intrinsically Photosensitive etinal Ganglion Cell
ecent studies on biological anatomy of the eye discovered an additional photoreceptor within the mammalian eye. The cells discovered mediate the primary non-image visual activities with the vision system. The functioning of these cells aids in various significant processes including the regulation of the papillary reflex activity in response to light, as well as, the circadian photo entrainment. These cells, called the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells respond to more than the absolute light. The ipGCs have a unique feature of activity, as they differ from the usual photoreceptor cells of cones and rods. The rods and cones mediate on the vision of images by signaling the contrasts in light after adaptation. Interestingly, the ipGCs also do adapt to light contrast. The cells show sensitivity to flash of light, as is the case with other photoreceptors. The factor of action of the intrinsically photosensitive ganglion…… [Read More]
The first segment is represented by other teenagers. They are most likely to want to buy products that have a social impact, such as t-shirts or mugs with photos of teenager activities. At the same time, they are also the greatest consumers of Internet products, so disseminating the product in an online environment, not only through Snappysnaps, but also through its own website.
The only potentially negative aspect of this fact is the idea that this category of consumers does not have a discretionary income, but is rather constrained by what money their parents are offering them. Another potentially negative element to be considered is the fact that the product competes with other teenage products with social impact.
A distinct other group of consumers are the teenagers' parents, from two different perspectives. First, they are likely to encourage an activity for the teenagers such as this business is. Second, they…… [Read More]
Being old, she has spent a lifetime learning the intricacies of life, providing her with priceless wisdom. All this wisdom however has not prevented her from becoming a beggar in her old age. The girls in the picture are just beginning to be admitted into society, whereas society has finished with the old woman in the story, and thus she sits outside and begs where she only receives money from those not living in the vicinity.
This brings me to the connection points between the photo and the story. One important connection is the fact that the setting of the photo is an industrial school. Thus the setting is hardly luxurious. It is therefore easy to connect the rather drab setting of the industrial school with life in the street. The girls' clothing is also far from what one would expect a rich person to wear. There is thus a…… [Read More]
Each calendar at this point would cost $5.45
Developing costs for pictures taken with digital cameras will be approximately $75. This cost adds approximately $.04 per calendar Costs for placement of 1500 books in the library will be $8,175 + $3,270 (40% mark up) to total $14, 171 for calendars sold through the library calendars. Each calendar now $9.45 + $.04 for developing photos = $9.49. The remaining 500 calendars sold through other outlets such as the booth in a high traffic area of the Student Union Building; rented for $3/da y. The team determined to allocate rent for 20 days to total $60; which adds an additional $.03 per calendar of the 500, plus the $.04 for developing photos, which brings the cost for each of these 500 calendars to $5.52. The receipts for MUCs sold through the library for $20 each, as well as receipts for calendars sold…… [Read More]
Ontela PicDeck Case (b)'s Quantitative part.
Looking at the questions for the survey, it seems that several of these are particularly pertaining to segmentation identification and evaluation. This seemed to be questions such as Q2-4, which define the profile of the consumer in terms of his or her preference for taking photos with the camera. As such, these questions would likely determine the primary interest of the individuals who take photos with the camera: is it quality or is it a quick and easy transfer to the computer?
Q7 to 9 are also important because they define the primary destination of the photos once they have been transferred, allowing Ontela to determine the main purpose of the transfer and tailor its services to potentially better address this. Finally, Q12 and 13 are also essential for segmentation identification and evaluation, showing how much price matters in the final decision of the…… [Read More]
value of photo ID badges for employees from the standpoint of security. The writer examines the issues at hand and presents a logical argument about the topic. There were two sources used to complete this paper.
The memo stating that recommendations for employee photo badges should go out to all clients based on the study of ten companies is based on limited information. The information provided is not enough to be able to ascertain that the badges were the deterrent.
Upon examination of the proposal one can see that there are several areas of missing information regarding whether or not the photo badges were the actual cause of eliminating employee theft.
One of the first things that is missing is whether or not those companies had ever had a problem with employee theft in the past. The study says that there were ten companies in the study and that none…… [Read More]
uyer's Guide To Flatbed Scanners
Getting digital images is easy with a right scanner. Nowadays, printing productions and websites demand huge numbers of digital images for easy modification, interactive presentation, and professional look of their final products. A reliable and affordable scanner helps out the need both for home and corporation requirement. Among different types of scanner, there is a high preference for flatbed scanner for its working performance, size, and affordable price even for the lower consumer level.
Flatbed scanner incorporates speed and quality into one package. The most common purpose of buying a scanner is to scan pictures and small objects into digital files, and get a close resemblance of the digital image with its original picture. It means, a scanner should be able to identify and produce colors as vivid as the object or image. Clear image is important, as people need to modify, resize, adjust the…… [Read More]
Light police forces are usually meant to command heavy police forces, as it requires more muscle than brain in order to break a riot.
Considering that the group does not seem to be conveying a biased approach in regard to gender or skin color, it is likely that they focus on efficiency, rather than on discriminating. Their stance, the fact that most wear glasses and their facial expressions make it obvious that they want to look good in the photo.
A believes that the people in the photo are not actual police officers and that they dressed up in order to replicate a normal day in the lives of real policemen. She motivates her conviction by claiming that none of the ones in the group appear to know what they are doing.
She believes that there is a probability that the group does not consider black individuals to be equal,…… [Read More]
His painting (social realism) called "Approaching Storm" is a remarkable portrayal of a man walking up a hill with a bucket of water and two donkeys waiting to be told what to do. In the distance is a menacing storm. The website (Twecht.tripod) says that this farm could possibly have been a beautiful place to live at one point in time…but now it is gray and windy…all life in the painting ceases to exist" (www.twecht.tripod.com).
Dorothea Lange is among the best known of all the photographers and artists that contributed to the social realism movement during the Great Depression. Lange's most famous photograph, "Migrant Mother," shows a worried woman with two "tousle-haired children clinging to her, their faces turned away from the camera" (u, 2010, p. 1). A third child is asleep in the woman's arms. That photo -- taken in a migrant camp in California -- is…… [Read More]
Evidence that would be available to the police includes the documentation made in the case notes. (Pearson) explains that the information that would be available if the information is in fact present would include what has been observed at the crime scene. Had the suspects been seen, what crime was committed was there a motivation for committing this crime, who called the police, and were there any victims. The second question that would provide information is that of what crime was committed was stolen, what evidence exists, what statements have been made, what additional information would be needed. The scenario given gives light to some of the above questions that would be noted in the case notes. We know that three people were involved, it was a robbery in a computer store, the men were masked, and there was a third man whom was the driver. There was a…… [Read More]
5. I was surprised at the idiosyncrasies of Zhensheng's self-portraits. His stance and defiant expression shows that China was not ideologically homogenous at the time. People like Zhensheng found a way to express dissent and anger, even if they often faced repercussions for their brave actions.
6. The Cultural Revolution was not fully extinguished until 1976, after a prolonged power struggle within the Chinese government. This illustrates the vulnerability of ordinary people's lives in a dictatorship: one minute it was 'counterrevolutionary' to support certain politicians, like Deng Xiaoping, and then, not so long afterwards it was considered patriotic to support Deng.
7. The role of women was surprising -- in the countryside, women were often required to labor as hard as their male counterparts, including pulling wheelbarrows to irrigate a field.
8. Early on in the Revolution, children supported the actions of the People's Liberation Army. This made me wonder…… [Read More]
Garrett, Brandon L., and Tania Tetlow. "Criminal Justice Collapse: The Constitution after Hurricane Katrina." Duke Law Journal 56.1 (2006): 127+. Questia. 1 Mar. 2009 http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5019431816.
Images of Hurricane Katrina, found online at http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=looting%20hurricane%20katrina&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi,2005,retrieved 1 March 2009.
Images of Brittany Spears, found online at http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://judicial-inc.biz/81b.ri1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://thisiszionism.blogspot.com/2008/01/brittany-spears-rushed-to-hospital.html&usg=__uoZgO_FKCKQSYT3FQzen5-UUDYU=&h=317&w=405&sz=27&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=HnAV16M6q9DM:&tbnh=97&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbrittany%2Bspears%2Bhome%2Bchildren%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG,retrieved1 March 2009.
Bloggerhead.com, found online at, retrieved 1 March 2009.… [Read More]
Who is Responsible and What for? -- An Analysis of Abbasi's Subway-Death Photo
In terms of taking the photograph that appeared on the front page of The New York Post -- the newspaper which published the image of a man seconds away from being killed by a charging subway train -- it may be argued that in a world of journalistic sensationalism, R. Umar Abbasi was simply doing his job snapping a picture of "every New Yorker's nightmare" (Pearson). Yet, in terms of being a caring human being, a good neighbor, a helpful stander-by, a verdict is not so easily reached. For one thing, Abbasi claims he was trying to help Ki-Suck Han, the man who had been pushed onto the tracks, by popping the flash of his camera at the speeding train as a warning to its conductor to slow down. Perhaps, in a shocked state, Abbasi…… [Read More]
Perhaps one of the most famous pedophiles in literature was Humbert in Nabokov's masterpiece, the novel Lolita. If that novel shows the reader anything, it's that pedophiles, though monstrous and selfish, are anything but simple creatures. This is absolutely true and reflected in the play How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel as Vogel has created Uncle Peck, the uncle who molests the main character L'il Bit. Vogel works hard not to present Uncle Peck as an antagonist; she shows him as tremendously flawed, but intricate and compassionate and very attentive of his niece, L'il Bit, as she struggles to exist in an insensitive family where her needs to be nurtured aren't being met even remotely.
This lack of nurturing sets L'il Bit to be a prime target for the attentions of Uncle Peck. Much in the play is made about the size of L'il Bit's breasts as…… [Read More]
he father's naked chest underlines his raw, unprotected state and the lack of protection he can give his children.
A FSA portrait which resonates with the Grannan photograph can be found in the image of a work entitled Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California, 1936. he nearly emaciated woman cradles her chin in her face, looking slightly to the left of the photographer, just like the man in the Grannan photograph. wo of the mother's children bury their heads in each of her shoulders, but she looks away from them, as if she is too tired to give them any love. If it were not for the title of the photograph, it would be difficult to believe that she was their mother, given that she has no maternal tenderness in her eyes. he genders of the children are not even visible from the…… [Read More]
Sheikh Majed Al Sabah was born into royalty. He is the grandson of the 10th Amir of Kuwait as well as the nephew of the current Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. Thanks to the fashion entrepreneurship and style of Sheikh Majed, Kuwait has become a leading fashion capital of the middle east. His journey into the fashion world began with Villa Moda and brands like Gucci, Ferragamo, and Prada, amongst others and currently 21 Carrots and TFK (The Fragrance Kitchen). The Fragrance Kitchen is a fragrance house based in Kuwait that houses a mixture of scents inspired by Sheikh Majed's memories of his beloved grandmother.
With a nickname like "Sheikh of Chic," given to him by Times Magazine, one would expect a larger than life man with a big persona. When interviewing him, I could see that was far from the truth. Sheikh Majed is the most…… [Read More]
One typically does not consider the floral designs required by Barnsdall to be a good match for the harsh lines and square angles used in house.
In order to accommodate the needs of the design and those of the owner, right used hollyhocks and floral designs to help soften the harsh lines created by the concrete. This allowed the work to flow, rather than to bring out the contrast created by these two opposing elements. Contrast is the key to right's work. However, this is difficult ground from a design perspective, as one must be careful not to make the building seem out of place in the natural landscape. Consider the following photo and the contrast between the concrete walls set against the rolling green hills in the background.
Photo Credit: Christy Rogers, 1998
This is an excellent example of how lines were used to contrast and draw attention to…… [Read More]
In this image a large group of Pakistani people are in a mob/protest that is clearly against the United States, most likely relating to the U.S.'s use of Pakistan in conducting its war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. This is known because at the center of the group is a large, upside down American flag being burned and the surrounding individuals cheering in support.
Within this crowd are numerous cameras and video recorders capturing the flag burning, showing that the act is being done not for the individuals at the event but for the effect it will have on the individuals watching its portrayal through video, photos and news. If this image was not broadcast, then it would have a limited effect as its message would be only conveyed to those who already support the group's cause. However, by taping it and broadcasting it, it can be viewed by a…… [Read More]
" (MoMA, p. 7)
This conceptual shift is ongoing throughout the series of photos and photography-based works displayed in the exhibition. For instance, a great deal of emphasis in many of the early works in the exhibition is placed on the details and features of industrialization. A good example is the series from 1927 by Charles Sheeler, which offers a panorama of the more mechanized features of metropolitan life such as with Criss-Crossed Conveyors, River Rogue Plant, Ford Motor Company. Empty of human life by teeming with the productive output of human ingenuity, this photo captures a particular dynamic of the human experience during the era of industrialization.
By contrast, the slide-show organization of Helen Levitt's Projects: Helen Levitt in Color, shows the quirky randomness of metropolitan life in the post-industrial landscape of the early 1970s. The forty slide presentation employs the medium to preserve the idiosyncratic but mundane moments…… [Read More]
The claim is organized by showing a single photograph. There were no correspondents listed. ("Good Reasons") ("Olympic Ring")
hat is the medium and genre?
The medium is from an online news organization called ITN. It appears as both a still photograph and a video. The genre is a single picture. It is illustrated is through a new event that is occurring. ("Good Reasons") ("Olympic Ring")
hat appeals are used?
The photographer represents themselves as a member of a major news organization. There is no authority other than the assumption that they are an expert. However, this helps to build upon the belief that the information they are providing to the audience is accurate. The logos are being represented through direct observation and by watching the activities of the people on the boat with the flame. The pathos is to invoke an emotional response such as national pride and awe. ("Good…… [Read More]
Purchase the cologne and the male wearer will instantly become like the man in the advertisement, the picture suggests -- or your boyfriend or husband will become like the man in the advertisement. Of course, written out directly, this statement sounds absurd. This message is conveyed in a subtle fashion, through subtext and visual suggestion rather than overtly.
Cologne is not a functional product: it is not strictly a 'necessity.' Any additional cost demanded by the manufacturer is based upon the intangible aspects wearing it conveys to the viewer. Rather than practical attributes (even a cream like Oil of Olay has a certain, specific use it must fulfill -- no matter how well-marketed, it is unlikely to be purchased unless it actually helps the wearer's skin) a cologne's appeal is almost completely based upon the wearer's self-image and the image he wishes to project. The image of the man is…… [Read More]
waiting room some years ago I happened upon a National Geographic magazine with an article on some Caribbean island, but what most interested me were the fantastic photos of the beautiful island. Inside this magazine were images of pristine blue waters, beautiful beaches and jungles, and people that seemed to be living in paradise. Perhaps this is what first sparked my interest in photography and my dream of traveling the globe as a photographer. But great photographers are not simply made, it takes a great deal of hard work and education to become great. Therefore, if I am to reach my goal of becoming a photographer, I need to immerse myself in the primary education of such a field and am applying for admission to Kean University in the hopes of furthering my professional ambitions.
Education has always been very important to me, and something that has been supported by…… [Read More]
Archival Mission and Practice
How does the primary mission of the archives (institutional vs. collecting) affect archival practice (acquisitions, processing, preservation, reference, etc.)?
Historical organizational records often have continuing value to an organization. They may provide evidence of an organization's existence, practice, operations, and day-to-day functions (Fruscian, 2011). One of the key elements in establishing a successful archive is to define its mission or purpose. An archive's mission is often impacted by institutional variations; however, in general the goal is to collect, evaluate, describe, and offer historical records of value to an institution (Cross, 1997). The core elements of the mission include what the organization decides to collect and a definition of the audience the organization serves (Cox, 1998). Archives make legal, fiscal, administrative and proprietary records accessible and help preserve that data which has operational significance to the institution (Maher, 1992). Members of the organization and the larger community…… [Read More]
Intro to Digital Photography
The Landscape of Vermont in Black and White
I have had the wonderful fortune of being able to live in Vermont for most of my life. The splendor of the landscape is what first motivated me to pick up a camera over thirty years ago and endeavor to capture its beauty to tell a story. My photographic images are an extension of the world in which I grew up and live in today.
The images in this portfolio of Vermont are in black and white. I chose this medium because for me, black and white, or monochrome photography, comes naturally. When I am photographing, I try to look at how I can use the light, shadow, and composition to capture the character that black and white photography has to offer.
Having both black and white in a shot is important, but just as…… [Read More]
Abjection of the Body & Cyborg Jewelry Design
The examples of jewelry located and examined for the purposes of this paper align with the definitions and ideas of the authors that contextualize the conversation. (efinery 29, 2012) Notice how both of the models are positioned side by side, which immediately prompts the audience, viewer, or consumer to compare and contrast. Though their precise background are unknown, it is presumed that both models are Caucasian. Both models have short brown hair. The models do not closely resemble each other, yet there are similarities in the thickness of their lips, the subtlety of their cheek bones, and the composition of the product photos. Viewers are meant to draw more similarities between the models than highlight the differences.
Though we presume that one model is male and one model is female, their similarity highlights their androgyny, their lack of gender or the…… [Read More]
photographic work of Martha osler. The writer focuses on how the various photographs depict the 20th century. The writer discusses the use of color, light, image and idea to illustrate the picture painted of the 20th century by osler.
United States artist Martha osler has worked to provide a cataloged version of the spaces and moods of 20th century hearts and minds. She worked through her travels with a camera and shot things that she believed were representative of heart of America. The pictures tell stories that branch off into ideas of their own with the light and the images that are portrayed in them. The combination of people and objects blend a sense of surreal images so that the viewer can either focus on the literal image or the more abstract idea that is born from the idea. There were many photographs over several decades that the artist used…… [Read More]
Accordingly, a retelling of their interaction by Brookman (2004) is eye-opening. Here, Brookman remarks that in their first meeting, atson essentially told Parks her life story. Brookman reports that "in August 1942 Parks listened as atson told her story. 'She had struggled alone after her mother had died and her father had been killed by a lynch mob,' he recalls. 'She had gone through high school, married and become pregnant. Her husband was accidentally shot to death two days before the daughter was born. By the time the daughter was eighteen she had given birth to two illegitimate children, dying two weeks after the second child's birth. hat's more, the first child had been stricken with paralysis a year before its mother died. Now this woman was bringing up these grandchildren on a salary hardly suitable for one person.' (p. 1)
As Parks listened to her tell this story, he…… [Read More]
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Wheatland Rentals. (2010). Photo of Kuala Lumpur skyline. Retrieved April 3, 2011 from http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.wheatlandrentals.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Petronas-Towers.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.wheatlandrentals.com/tallest-building-in-world-opens-in-dubai-45&usg=__m7gzrYdH0n4ZOh1_Nh5CE_HhSEs=&h=350&w=464&sz=35&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=xhgOsx4x8Gsn8M:&tbnh=137&tbnw=184&ei=_tSYTZmbOZSA4Qbl-_CSDA&Prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpetronas%2Btowers%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-U.S.:official%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D623%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=131&vpy=280&dur=1554&hovh=195&hovw=259&tx=122&ty=106&oei=_tSYTZmbOZSA4Qbl-_CSDA&Page=1&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:0… [Read More]
o learn more about the Sydney Opera House, those interested in Australian culture can visit the official Sydney Opera House web site (http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/visit/index.aspx),which caters primarily to those who want to visit or learn more about the opera house, containing a great quantity of information and photos relating to architecture and events, but few outside links. A similar, but less extensive site catering to tourists and offering information about both tours and events is the 2008 Biennale of Sydney web site (http://www.bos2008.com/app/biennale/venue/6),which also includes a brief history of the attraction and links to other Australian cultural gems. Finally, the Australian Government's Culture and Recreational Portal's information on the Sydney Opera House site (http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/sydneyoperahouse/),which caters to educators, students, and those who simply want to learn about Australia is quite impressive and comprehensive, including a long list of links to information and photos. hus, because of both its contribution to architecture and culture,…… [Read More]
The use of the word MY also suggests that the speaker feels a sense of possession towards the assistant, thus the assistant's departure is seen as a loss of control, not merely a setback to the project as he says.
7. it's an animal urge, Puff. it's nothing to be ashamed of (65)
The word Puff suggests an animal, even if Puff is not an animal -- Puff is being assured that acting like an animal is natural, and not worthy of shame, despite Puff's feelings to the contrary and the ambiguous quality of Puff's name.
8. Remember, when in doubt: don't ever do what you really want to do (69)
This statement goes against the assurances of the naturalness of human behavior and impulses -- go against one's human or animal nature, it suggests, and repress and resist gut instincts. Instead, follow societal dictates and one's own superego.
9.…… [Read More]
Sub-Strategic Alliances & Growth.
The joint venture between Xerox and Fuji Photo Film to form Fuji Xerox was considered by many to be one of the most successful joint ventures between an American and Japanese company in history. The purpose of the strategic alliance was to overcome growing competition in the global marketplace. Fuji Xerox is only one portion of the Xerox Group, which is comprised of several larger divisions. Much of the competition that Fuji Xerox hoped to overcome was based in Japan. When Xerox began to see competitors such as Canon and icoh growing exponentially through exports, they realized that they had to make major changes in order to remain competitors of scale.
Fuji Xerox uses a single point design and manufacturing approach, similar to Canon's. However, externalities and additions in key export locations now call for local manufacturing and development in the U.S. Up to…… [Read More]
Enhancement Photos Magazines Ads - Artful Ad nspiring Dishonest & Harmful
Fashion has been on people's minds since time immemorial. Whether man, woman, child or elderly, individuals have sought to express themselves through how they dressed, one more conservative, the other extravagant and glamorous. Nowadays, it's quite a technique to skillfully attempt to dress people when being dressed sometimes implies having no clothing whatsoever. This effect is accurately illustrated in Picture 1 in which a marrying couple seem to be wearing, what looks like a uniform for the man, and a dressing gown for the woman. While one does notice the boxer shorts on the man and the extension of a real dress on the woman, the effect is nevertheless substantial. Deeply rooted in ritualized tribalists cultures, body painting nowadays stands for various purposes: it has come to represent either a form of extravaganza, or means by which people choose…… [Read More]
Turkish Youth Protests
"The rise of a global youth culture in recent decades suggests greater convergence of the experiences of young people in global cities. In Turkey, mass-based youth subcultures with links to the diaspora are emerging, paralleling the fragmentation of Turkish society…Turkish youth are torn between hopes of constructing a more participatory public sphere and disillusionment with the nation-state as the embodiment of modernity…" (Neyzi, 2001, 412).
At no time in the recent past has the world been able to see the raging protests of Turkish youth like what has been viewed over the past few days and weeks. However, many citizens with television sets in Turkey did not see the mass demonstrations by youthful protesters in Istanbul because journalists were afraid to show the live clashes with police on television. According to journalist Barak Ravid, "…many Turkish television channels hesitated to report on the protests for many long…… [Read More]
pictures can speak louder than words, and this is clear in the photo entitled "U.S. Navy: An aerial view of damage to akuya, Japan after a 9 magnitude tsunami." The photo initially looks like picture of a tiny child's toy boat, which is floating in a muddy sea of debris. The boat looks brave and cheery, as it floats amidst the muck, garbage, and flotsam and jetsam of people's belongings. However, the first, deceptive glance of the photograph quickly ebbs away as the viewer becomes aware that he or she is bearing of witness to one of the greatest human tragedies to strike a nation, as a result of a natural disaster, in the 21st century. The photograph highlights the smallness and vulnerability of the human condition in the face of epic destruction beyond human control.
Japan's long national nightmare began when an 8.9-magnitude earthquake, the "fifth-largest recorded since 1900"…… [Read More]
Publish or Not to Publish?
One of the recurring ethical dilemmas in journalism is whether or not to publish photographs that may be considered offensive to some portion of the public, may promote the goal of a person who committed an offense, or that are extremely violent or graphic. This dilemma has recently recurred in debate surrounding the printing or distribution of photographs or videotapes that show the death of Joshua Bernard and the beheading of James Foley by the terrorist organization, Isis. Many people feel that distributing these photos is disrespectful, not only to the victims, but also to their family members. They believe that the victims deserve to be remembered in life and not reduced to a victim status. Other people worry that distributing images of something like a soldier's death or a beheadings will actually promote hostile goals, by encouraging fear in the population. While those concerns…… [Read More]
CELCAT, though, is just one of dozens of vendos competing in the class scheduling softwae industy as well as many open souces options that ae fee of chage, and the thousands of colleges and univesities that have undetaken the selection pocess have done so lagely without the benefit of a set of best pactices that can be used fo this pupose. As a esult, it is easonable to suggest that many of these educational institutions failed to ealize the full spectum of benefits that can accue to the effective use of class scheduling softwae applications based on an inappopiate selection o intenal factos that constained its implementation and use. Theefoe, it just makes good business sense to identify how these educational institutions can appoach the selection pocess and what factos need to be taken into account in identifying the most appopiate softwae choice.
Oveview of Study
This study used a…… [Read More]
To contribute to my professional experience, I have worked all over the globe within the scope of major retail organizations to help compile and execute successful marketing and brand imaging strategies. While working for VOGUE in New York in 2007 as an editorial intern, I helped select current fashion trends through exhaustive research and development. I also had the luxury of helping with the creative tasks of compiling the magazine content as well as assessing story ideas, researching, and copyediting. Much of my experience is also drawn from my time at Michael Kors in New York as a Public Relations Intern in 2006. There, I helped arrange looks for the Golden Globe Awards and photo shoots for high-end magazines, effectively representing the Michael Kors brand image. I also gained experience in managing press contact databases and client files, as well as tracking press coverage and assisting the process of press…… [Read More]