Photogram Research

Photograms are a type of photography made without a camera by placing items on top of photo paper while a light is shining on it. It produces a negative which can sometime “see through” an object.

Artists: Adam Fuss and Len Lye

Idea: I was thinking of making a photogram of the things I usually carry in my pocket.

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Pop Art

Pop art is a type of art that started in Britain in the early 1950’s and the U.S. in the late 1950’s. Pop Art is known for its recognizable subject, bright colors, and flat images. One popular artists who used pop art was Andy Warhol, he took pictures of famous people as well as common objects such as soup cans and dollar bills.

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Roy Lichenstein was another pop artist who used comic strips as inspiration.

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I tried to use the pop art style in photoshop on this phone.

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http://www.photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/photo-effects/pop-art/

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Composition Techiniques

  • Rule of Thirds

A picture is divided into 9 sections and the subject is lined up with along the lines that separate the sections.

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  • Balancing Elements

Place an object following the Rule of Thirds and fill the blank area to balance out the picture.

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  • Leading Lines

Have lines in your picture which will pull your audience’s eyes into the “journey.”

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  • Symmetry and Patterns

Have ¬†symmetry and patterns as well as objects that “break” it, creating tension and a focal point.

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  • Viewpoint

Consider taking your photo from a different angle or height.

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  • Background

Have a background which does not distract from the subject.

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  • Depth

Create depth by having a foreground, middle ground, and background.

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  • Framing

Have objects around your focal point which can help focus the subject.

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  • Cropping

Crop out “noisy” backgrounds which can distract from the main subject.

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  • Experimentation

Try new ideas, you can always delete the ones that don’t work.

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