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Black and White Monochrome
Words: 649 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Creative Writing Paper #: 9302417
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Grace Taylor

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…

Helmut Newton
Words: 4946 Length: 14 Pages Document Type: Research Paper Paper #: 2523117
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art of Helmut Newton and state a vision of modern fashion photography through his work and visual influence on the 20th century art. The conception of the female figure as a subject of art has changed through history and evolved according to the demands of society at any specific time or place. From the invention of photography the vision of nude photography has changed following the changes of society, and the fashion woman, the one that characterizes the world of publicity and media, took different shapes and sizes with each decade. From the flunky, fluffy nymphs that were on vogue from the late 1800 until after World War I, evolving into the thin, almost boy-ish model that was the standard image of the 20's, the curvy and voluptuous vamp of the 50's, to the skinny, dominating woman that portrays the second half of the 20th century. The image of woman…


1-Altschul, Serena. "Chasing The History Of The Skirt." 2006. CBS Broadcasting Inc. 2 feb. 2007 

2-Brewerd, Christopher. Fashion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, Greenwood Press, 2001, 3- "History of fashion 1900-1910." American Vintage Blues. 2005. 11 feb. 2007.

4-"Helmut Newton." 2003. 12 feb. 2007 

5-O'Rourke, Aidan. "Fashion Photography Essay by Aidan O'Rourke Part One." 2005. The Aidan O'Rourke Photography & Media Portfolio Site History of. 11 feb. 2007

Western Perceptions of the Other
Words: 3638 Length: 11 Pages Document Type: Term Paper Paper #: 70291320
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" Photography may not, as Susan Sontag has claimed, symbolically reduce its subjects to "corpses,"

(Guimond 18)

It should also be pointed out this is to often not a specifically intentional attempt at disguise, but rather forms part of the cultural views and milieu of the time. This becomes evident if we take an cursory look at some of the photographers of the period.

Francis Johnston

Frances enjamin Johnston's Hampton Album was possibly one of the first photographic attempts to document and 'explain' in images the concept and reality of the American dream. Her work particularly relates to the above problems: the question of the other or minorities in the nation. Johnson created her images at Virginia's Hampton Institute in November and December 1899. This was an institution which was concerned with the education and training of lack people.

Many of the aspects relating to nations building and the American…


Bird, S. Elizabeth, ed. Dressing in Feathers: The Construction of the Indian in American Popular Culture. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996.

Blair, Sara. "Cultural Geography and the Place of the Literary." American Literary History 10.3 (1998): 544-567.

Clark, Walter. Photography by Infrared: Its Principles and Applications. 2nd ed. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, inc.;, 1946.

Conner, Jill. "Representation and Photography." Afterimage 29.2 (2001): 16. Questia. 15 May 2005 .

Candidate for Brooks Institute of
Words: 620 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Term Paper Paper #: 19747744
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When looking at furthering ones education it is important to note that schools have characteristics, markers if you will that provide insight into the capabilities of a prospective student. A school is looking for a candidate that proves to be determined, focused and one that will continue to carry on the legacy of that particular school. The candidate is looking for a place to fine tune, build, and create a stronger way of expressing there knowledge, and they want to do this at the best school for their particular craft. This in turn makes a relationship that takes two sides that in fact want the same outcome. This proves even further why it is my strong belief that I am a good candidate for the Institute. We are looking for the same things even though they are from different perspective the same outcome sought after.

I believe that I am…

Small Business Plan for a
Words: 805 Length: 3 Pages Document Type: Business Plan Paper #: 47968663
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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…

Career Investigation
Words: 767 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Research Paper Paper #: 66088702
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Fashion Photographer

Although I could not find any specific job advertisement for a fashion photographer, I found some entry-level positions in the fashion industry. A copy of these appears after the reference list. It appears that a career choice of fashion photography would be extremely rewarding in terms of the interesting situations and people the professional would come into contact with. It also appears to be a highly creative and satisfying job for a person with the right traits.

According to the "Creative Skillset" Website (2012), some colleges and universities offer courses in fashion photography, which are generally led by established photographers who act as visiting lecturers for these courses. While these courses can provide a valuable grounding knowledge of the industry, most fashion photographers begin their careers by assisting established fashion photographers. This provides not only practical experience in the industry, but also practical knowledge of the way in…


Agarwal, A. (2008). Fashion Photography -- 4 Requirements To Become A Successful Fashion Photographer. Retrieved from: 

Careers in Photography. (2012). Fashion Photography. Retrieved from: 

Creative Skillset. (2012). Fashion Photographer. Retrieved from:

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Jeans Everyone Wears Them Everyone
Words: 442 Length: 1 Pages Document Type: Term Paper Paper #: 41095482
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While at Otis, I can collaborate with fellow students and professors on design ideas and learn how to best execute my visions. I already possess a passionate eye for jeans, a definite vision of how each pair can be as personalized and unique as a work of art. What I hope to gain while I am in the fashion design program is practical knowledge: how to start a fashion business, how to network with other designers, garment manufacturers, the fashion media, and publicists. At Otis, I will work with other students who, like me, will be passionate about their creative work but who are also seeking ways to prosper from their talents.

A also believe I will be able to learn much from the Otis instructors, who can help guide me into a direction that will suit the needs of my future business. A degree from Otis will help me…

Nan Goldin
Words: 4021 Length: 12 Pages Document Type: Term Paper Paper #: 18522332
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Nan Goldin Photography

Nan Goldin -- Empathy and Obsession

Nan Goldin is a famous American photographer who was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1953 (Williams 26). From an early age, she demonstrated a passion for photography, often using it in her teens to document the gay and transsexual communities she frequented with friends. Her earliest works are considered provocative, voyeuristic, and controversial and noted for their depiction of sex, desire, obsession and empathy (O'Brien 151). Although her current work is much more subdued (i.e., landscapes, etc.), she still continues to create powerful motifs involving couples, intimacy, addiction, HIV / AIDS, prostitution, and homosexuality.

Goldin attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. There she created The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, arguably her most noteworthy body of work (Danto 33). The 700 image collection set to music presented friends in intimate scenarios in slide show format. It is…


Danto, Arthur C. "Nan Goldin's World." The Nation Dec 02, 1996: 32-5. ProQuest. Web. 19 Oct. 2013.

Eade, Michael. "Michael Eade Talks with a Postmodern Photographer: "Nobody Symbolizes Anything." Nan Goldin." The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review 4.3 (1997): 16. ProQuest. Web. 19 Oct. 2013.

Chrisafis, Angelique. "My Camera Has Saved My Life." The Guardian, Wednesday 21 May 2008. Web. 

Kois, Dan. "Amazing Adventures in Empathy." New York Times Magazine Oct 07, 2012: 52-3. ProQuest. Web. 22 Oct. 2013.

Close Comparison -- Compare and Contrast Comparison
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Close Comparison -- Compare and Contrast

Comparison of Solomon-Godeau and Williams

Photography is an ethically complex art: unlike a painting which purports to be the work of an individual artist and reaffirm his or her 'true self,' a photograph at least superficially suggests that it has encapsulated 'the real.' The impression of reality conveyed by photography is so persuasive that the fact that a photograph is still one interpretation amongst many may be forgotten. "For Solomon-Godeau, looking at social subjects is voyeuristic, creating contradictions that course through the entire history of documentary photography. In its parasitism on the real and self-justification in the name of consciousness-raising, the genre always risks reducing the 'objective' record of human misery to aesthetic spectacle" (Apter 1992: 693). An excellent example of such reduction are the infamous photographs of Walter Evans of the 'Okies' during the Dust owl era of the America 1930s or modern…


Apter, Emily. Review of Photography at the Dock: Essays on Photographic History, Institutions

and Practices by Abigail Solomon-Godeau. The Art Bulletin, 74.4 (Dec., 1992): 692-694.

Hill & Adamson, Nadar, Julia Margaret Cameron, Rejlander, Robinson, and P.H. Emerson.

Figures of early art photography.

Waiting Room Some Years Ago I Happened
Words: 532 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 93275444
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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…