Flashcards in Week 11 Deck (26)
The Evolution of Flash
1925 - inflammable material placed inside glass bulb, air removed, weak electrical current sets off ignition
Who invented the new flash method?
How was the flash bulb perfected?
Stuffing with aluminum foil
What are the disadvantages of the flash?
Harsh front light, flattens faces, unpleasant shadows
Who photographed dance using flash in 1930s/1940s
Arthur Feling was also known as
Arthur Feling often worked as a freelance photographer doing what?
At night arriving at crime scenes in advance of police
Who invented the Zone system?
Arthur Feling published a book called
The zone system:
Infinite gradations of light and shade
Was nicknamed Ouija Board cause of his uncanny ability to show up at crime scenes
Arthur Feling had everything in the Trunk; what does this mean?
Portable darkroom, extra cameras/flash bulbs, type writer, police radio in car, cigars salami and clothes
3 principles of the zone system
subject luminance, exposure, development
What zone is middle grey?
Zone V (Five)
What zone is black
What zone is white
How man zones did the Zone system have?
11 ( 9 when you take out black and white)
allows you to visualize what the tones will look like in the final print before you expose
How do we control contrast effectively today?
Using curves and levels
When was the first new flash method patented?
Who "perfects the bulb" in 1929 ny stuffing it with aluminium foil
What is a flash gun?
Battery case, flash bulb, reflector attached to side of camera
Shot murders, fires, people on the streets of NYC at night
Was a teacher, musician, photographer and loved the wilderness
What perspective did Ansel Adams usually use?
slightly above, looking down. Thew view of a higher being