Academic Papers on Photography

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A 14 page research paper that focuses on the research question: What evidence exists of a need for an effective seminar to train beginning photographers? Additionally, this literature review also addresses the following elements: it describes what sources indicate about the availability of photography courses that are currently being offered; the course content ...

A 3 page essay that provides analysis and commentary on photos by Rineke Dijkstra and Gavin Davies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

In six pages master photographer Charles Glatzer is examined in an overview that includes his biography, photographic contributions, and an evaluation of his impact upon nature photography. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

A 6 page paper which offers an overview of Ansel Adams and a look at his photography. Ansel Adams is the most famous photographer in American history, if not world history. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 19 page consideration of the ways that the photographic archive can contain negative representations of a culture and a time that are counterproductive to true understanding. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Ansel Adams

  • 6 page paper

6 pages exploring the life and analyzing the works of early twentieth century photographer Ansel Adams. Bibliography contains five sources.

A 5 page examination of the life and work of Eadweard Muybridge, a noted photographer of the late 1800's. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page essay on the influence that photography had on Impressionism and art in the 19th Century. The writer argues that these include viewpoint, realistic public scenes in light of cubist methods, and the use of light. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 9 page creative paper told from the position of a hypothetical (and completely imaginary) assistant to the famous Civil War era photographer. It covers Brady's early forays with the daguerreotype as well as his advances with wet-plate photography, and documents the beginnings of photojournalism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 9 page outline of the underlying concepts of photography and their relation to mathematics. Includes information about different camera types. Emphasizes methodology for the determination of focal length. Bibliography lists eight sources.

4 pages in length. A well-written, creative essay in which the writer details his love for photography-- both as a hobby and as a future profession. Analogies are drawn between photographers and fine artists-- No Bibliography.

A 6 page fantasy based on the design of a photographic on a theme started by Renaissance artist Franz Hals. The writer looks at Hals 'Laughing Cavalier' and fictitiously tracks changes to the subject through subsequent centuries for ideas for a modern photo shoot on the same subject. Discussed are Hals painting, Rembrandt's etchings, Nolde's ...

In 5 pages the author discusses the requirements for becoming a successful photographer. "There are many types of photographers; wildlife; nature; landscape; nude; underwater; black and white; and photojournalists. All of those photographers are dependent on their work being successful. Whether a photographer is an amateur or a professional, they have the same desire: for ...

A 5 page discussion of the parallels between computer-aided graphic design and conventional photographic theory. Emphasizes the tremendous diversity of tools which are available to the graphic design artist and discusses how these tools are similar to those available to conventional photographers but much more extensive. Concludes that the graphic design artist must recognize not only the ...

A 10 page overview of computer-aided graphic design and its relation to conventional photographic theory in both still and moving photography. Discusses in detail concepts such as editing, composition and presentation. Compares the tools and techniques which are available to the conventional photographer with those which are available to the graphic design artists. ...

A 5 page paper which presents an examination of photographic work depicting the people of China, through Westerner's eyes, from 1840-1930. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page paper considers the issue of the use of visual representations, particularly photographs, to gain insight into the European (Western) view of Imperial China in the 19th century. Specifically, this paper outlines the representation of identify in the photographs of this era, especially between 1840 and 1930, and the impact of the American ...

A 5 page discussion of the work of Eugene Smith, the photojournalist who career spanned the years of World War II through the 1970s. Provides an overview of Smith's work and details his intent and accomplishments. Emphasizes his war time work and describes "Marines Under Fire", a photograph taken in Saipan in 1943. ...

The British art community has increasingly included the works, symbols and cultural diversity of a society in evolution. This 7 page paper explores the Black Art Movement in England and focuses on Vanley Burke's photograph, Boy With Flag. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 10 page discussion of the photography of Larry Clark. Presents Clark as one of the most controversial filmmakers of the 1990s but credits his accomplishments in still photography as well. Provides numerous examples from the movies "Kids" and "Another Day in Paradise" to illustrated Clark's artistic contribution to society's understanding of the ...

This 4 page creates a photography grant proposal for at-risk youth within a urban setting. Budget data demonstrates over 400% increase for every photo dollar invested. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

(9pp) Ever since the advent of the daguerreotype and the calotype in 1839, photographers began to search for a way to reproduce their subject matter in color. Indeed, color photographs became available practically as soon as photography itself. But these early attempts at color photography were nothing more than hand tinted black & white ...

9 pages in length. Once the staple of photography, black and white images have all but given way to its color counterpart. Indeed, the lure of bright, rich color was, in and of itself, enough of a selling point to draw away from what had heretofore existed only in the finite world of ...

A 5 page discussion of the artistic flexibility of photography. Discusses the use of analogy, metaphor, allusion, authority, alliteration and repetition. Emphasizes that photography can captivate an audience and put them on the edge of their seats with both visual and non-visual stimuli. It does so through the creative combination of a ...

(7pp) The base of a calotype negative, rather than the glass or film to which we have become accustomed, was high quality writing paper. The sheet of paper was carefully selected to have a smooth and uniform texture and, wherever possible, to avoid the watermark. It was offered as the chief alternative to the ...

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