Comm1300_2_26 - phtographic print giving more light to some...

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Comm 1300 2-26-2009 Assignment 3 Exercise 3: images of presidential coandidate Collect at least 4 images of the president or political candidates or other elected officials What is your overall conclusion/hypothesis of the impression conveyed by the photos analyzed? What is the evidence your conclusion is supported? Briefly describe image you analyzed I. A photograph passes for incontrovertible evidence that a given thing happened-indexical a. Photo-manipulation – occurs after the image has been taken b. Light and film i. Sensitivity of the human eye vs. sensitivity of photographic film or photo-sensitive cells ii. Sensitivity of photographic paper or monitors iii. Sensitivity of the reproduction process if printed iv. Exact reproductions of the original are impossible 1. Ex. printing something on paper, it’s not capable of what your brain is c. Tools of manipulation i. Dodging – the purposeful lightening of specific areas of a
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Unformatted text preview: phtographic print, giving more light to some areas 1. Serves to emphasize the object/element being highlighted 2. Easy to do ii. Burning – purposeful darkening of specific images 1. Can be done in the dark room or electronically iii. Blocking – remove parts of the image, taking it out 1. Use of painting techniques to remove individuals and/or other elements a. Ex. mussolini – someone was holding his horse, they blocked it out to make him look more macho iv. Retouching 1. Readjusting parts of the image, to correct flaws or change tone a. Remove wrinkles, pimples, scratches, dust b. Soft focus using vasoline v. Cutouts 1. Used to insert people or other elements into phtographs 2. Inserting people into context vi. Moving objects 1. Move an object digitally for their benefit a. Ex. The great pyramids in the national geographic...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2009 for the course COMM 1300 taught by Professor Scherer,c. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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