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20 03 2012

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My favorite 3 pictures

8 03 2012

1. I like this picture because Diana is looking somewhere else, and there is nothing distracting at the background. Also, I think the light is shinning appropriately.

2. I like this photograph because the picture is taken very naturally.

3. I like this picture because it seems the camera was unaffected and she is laughing naturally.





10Tips Taking Stunning Portrait Pictures

8 03 2012

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3/1 Black and White pictures

1 03 2012

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Migrant Mother

23 02 2012

     My favorite black and white photo is Migrant Mother. The photographer’s name is Dorothea Lange. This photograph was took in 1936. This is a photograph of a woman with children who are poor.

     Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography in New York City before the First World War. In 1919, she moved to San Francisco, where she earned her living as a portrait photographer for more than ten years. During the unhappiness early years Lange’s interest in social issues grew and she began to photograph the city that was taken away. A 1934 exhibition of these photographs made her meet with Paul Taylor, a professor of economics at the University of California and in February 1935, the couple together documented migrant farm workers in Nipomo and the Imperial Valley for the California State Emergency Relief Administration. That is why she is one of the world’s famous photographers.

      It will be hard to take pictures like Migrant Mother. To take a similar picture, first I should take a picture of people (portrait). Then I will try to make my friends to be serious like this woman. Her face is serious but also sad. She is looking something as if she is dissatisfied. The children looks like crying. Their mother and they are wearing tatter clothes and looks poor. I will try to take a picture as similar as this picture.





2/9 Black and White photos

9 02 2012




My favorite Black and White photograph 2/9

9 02 2012
<Migrant Mother>, photographer : Dorothea Lange
Information about the photograph and the photographer :
     Deemed the one photograph that gave a face to the Great Depression, legendary photographer Dorthea Lange snapped this shot in 1936 of a pea-picking migrant worker and her children in rural California. The woman in the picture’s name is Florence Thompson, mother of seven whose husband died of tuberculosis. The family sustained themselves by eating birds killed by her children and vegetables taken from a nearby field.
Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography in New York City before the First World War. In 1919, she moved to San Francisco, where she earned her living as a portrait photographer for more than a decade. During the Depression’s early years Lange’s interest in social issues grew and she began to photograph the city’s dispossessed. A 1934 exhibition of these photographs introduced her to Paul Taylor, an associate professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley, and in February 1935 the couple together documented migrant farm workers in Nipomo and the Imperial Valley for the California State Emergency Relief Administration.That is why she is one of the world’s famous photographers.
The reason why I like this photo : 
    The woman in this photograph looks sad. If you read the information, you can know that the woman’s husband died and the family had to eat birds that her children killed. This picture shows us how they lived a hard life.