“The Americans “by Robert Frank is regarded as one of the most influential photographic project of the 20th century.It consisted of 83 black photographs from his journey which showed a different America.When I first saw work from “The Americans “ I could make no sense of it. It wasn not artistic at all. It showed view of American society. How American people used to see themselves in their country. Frank’s subjects weren’t necessarily living the American dream of the 1950s: They were factory workers, black passengers in the trains. Making a bold attempt to indicate the direction in which America is heading in the second half of the 1950s, Frank goes beyond the traditional canons of photographic documentation. On the pages of the album draws a portrait of two-faced photographer of the American public. Economic growth, consumerism and higher demographic, which in America became the foundations for the shallow optimism of the Decade of the 1950s, have been compiled with images of past bitter face of America. Rising social tensions, the collapse of authority figures and national symbols, as well as departure from the Christian values-this turned out to be the fate of America in the 1960s, in which Frank tried to warn people.In my opinion it is not really artistic. However, I like them. We can see how much America changed since that time. Franks’ photographs photograph’s has inspired a lot of photographers across all genres.
Before I read article „ Robert Capa: In Love and War” I was confused if the photo being staged or real. His argumentsconvicted me that this photograph is not staged.In my opinion it was not staged but However , I think Robert Capa knew the decisive moment. . I find the arguments convincing that this photograph is not fake.First of all , The way the character in the picture is seen falling makes sense as if he was getting shot in the back. His pose looks like he got shotThe only problem that makes me a little suspicious is the background in this picture, which look very calm. It doesn’t look like war background From the beginning the photo of a soldier’s death aroused controversy. This photo shows the heroic, but the tragic death. This photo became the biggest symbol of the local war. it mad Robert Capa very famous photographer
“Falling soldier” is one of the most famous war photographs.
The trend for photographing food became very popular . There are many reasons why people want to post their pictures on the internet. Instagram is the fastest growing social networking platform on the web, happens to be particularly successful among foodies.In those days, Instagram makes a food photographer out of everyone. The photographer can make even the most simple foods look worthy.”We eat with our eyes”.
I think photographing food can be art. Photographing food is not an art of simple and worth to her professionally prepared.There certainly is an art to food presentation. Photographers spend much time carefully calculating precisely how their food will be arranged on a plate making sure it looks oh-so-perfect.
Instagram is the perfect place for businesses of all sizes to advertiseThere are many strategies that these Instagrammers follow to be successful.There is a lot fo people who have built impressive careers starting from an influential Instagram account surely doesn’t end here. I believe it is good business. Of course, not everyone achieves success so quickly.
Using a hidden camera,Walker Evans snapped unsuspecting passengers traveling around the city.We can see what kind of people were travelling in those days. How they were dressed up. Now I am thinking about how many people are coming in and out of the subway station every hour.They’ll be the ones sleeping, listening to music, reading a book.
kids, families, musicians etc.
Pretty much everyone from every walk of life can be found using the underground stations for transportation. I think It is amazing. That’s why I love Evans pictures. In his pictures he shows people I believe that subway is such a perfect place to capture real human emotion.That is the reason why Evan’s document people in the subway. People and their, daily life.I think that is it a great way to tell the story about people. Subway stations are really a world of their own. Underground, dark, gritty, sometimes filled with masses of different people and sometimes deserted, they’re a photographer’s dream for capturing a unique angle of urban life.When people do not know that somebody photograph them they don’t act . They don’t did not act because they don’t know that they were photographed.It makes pictures so natural.
Evans pictures also reminds me about photographer Reinier Gerritsen. He did the same similar thing.This photographer spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the subway system of New York City for riders reading books.” Every time Gerritsen saw one, he would snap a picture and make a note of the book that was being read. We can see how things changed”. Nowadays everyone can take a hidden picture. Smartphone becomes more advanced, and apps make sharing of images and video easier than ever
Food is the most important thing in our life.Without it, the living organisms could not function. For many people, food is also an described pleasure, ritual that accompanies mankind since its inception.Our life, faith, tradition for centuries, focused around food and the table.Nowadays, we often forget that eating meals is a ritual, part of the tradition.
The table has always been a place to meet, talk, exchange ideas. Common supper, not only on holidays, was the basis for the functioning of many families,regardless of their social status. Now rigid working hours each of the household often do not allow for the survival of the common. Often meals are eaten quickly and without having to pay attention to what you like. However, I think food brings people together. Tradition dictates eating meals together with your loved ones, these daily and receptions suchus wedding ,communion, birthdays etc. I used to work as a server in catering company and I noticed that food can communicate status at parties especially weddings. People like to show off , spent a lot of money. Many people forgot what is the purpose of this kinds of events. It’s not about how much money you spent it’s all about how wonderful time you can have with your relatives.People should not give up so so simple and meaningful traditions , it gives you the ability to create close relationships with people.
One of the first things that you should consider when you shoot the food is that beauty is in the details.Texture plays very important rule in food photography.It impact the way food looks or tastes. I think that,People are incredibly sensitive to texture.What can texture do for a food photo? Texture can do a lot for a food photo. When we look a t food pictures. A textured background can be an important element of the overall image in food photography.Texture can enhance the quality of the image, provide it with a feeling of age, and make it interesting.
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Terri Guillemets said “Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with”. I can absolutely agree with it. Nowadays coffee is one of the most popular drink.Most people enjoy caffeine because of its effects on the brain. It increases dopamine in the brain; it makes us feel good .Throughout the Civil War, coffee was as prevalent on the battlefields
as it is in offices today.Coffee was also an essential part of a Civil War soldier’s routine.
Beyond caffeine cravings, Union troops loved their coffee because it was, literally, the best thing on the menu.I was suprised that soldiers during the Civil War were drinking that much coffee . It’s incredible that ,they made their coffee everywhere, and with everything.
” Coffee was often the last comfort troops enjoyed before entering battle, and the first sign of safety for those who survived”. I understand it ,because I love coffee .I can give up a lot but never coffee . It gives me a lot energy and I just feel better.
Nowadays social media has become a part of everyone’s life and it is something that influences their daily life. People like to share everything.In the article “First Camera, Then Fork” author Kate Murphy states that, “Today, people are showing the world what they eat by photographing every meal,” I think it is because photographing food has become very trendy in recent times.I can truly agree with Mr. Rosenberg opinion that ” photographing food is a more accurate way to document life,” Some of our most memorable moments happen around food .I like to take picture of my food to remember what I’ve eaten. The fashion for photographing food started with the era of social networking, such us Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat. In the old days people used to pray before each meal. However ,times changed. Nowadays, the ritual has been replaced by another .Trend for taking pictures in restaurants mastered all . Before we reach the fork, we pull out your smartphone and try to capture as the most beautiful frame from our plate .Every day through Instagram , Facebook, Twitter to network gets thousands of pictures of food.There are many reasons why people are posting their food in the internet. At the forefront is the desire to show off what currently is on our plates – regardless of whether they have prepared delicacies ,whether it served to us in a trendy restaurant .