THE IMPORTANCE OF PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE - BY MICHAEL O'BRIEN

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  • The Importance of Photographing PeopleMANDAZA Michael G. OBrien

  • Photo by Toni FrissellThe Importance of Photographing People

  • Paul Strand QuoteMichael OBrienThe artist's world is limitless.It can be found anywhere far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.

    Quote from Paul Strand

  • BeginningsMichael OBrien

  • Henry Fox Talbot1800 1877Key Inventor of PhotographyMichael OBrien

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  • The birth of photographyView from the Window at Le Gras Joseph Nicphore Nipce 1822 Key Inventor of Photography

  • NADARGaspard-Flix Tournachon 18201910portrait photographer extraordinaireFranz Liszt

  • NADARGaspard-Flix Tournachonportrait photographer extraordinaireThe Photographers Mother

  • NADARGaspard-Flix Tournachonportrait photographer extraordinaireGustave Dore

  • NADARGaspard-Flix Tournachonportrait photographer extraordinaireCharles Baudelaire

  • NADARGaspard-Flix Tournachon 18201910portrait photographer extraordinaireSarah Bernhardt

  • Julia Margaret Cameron1815 - 1879Ellen Terry 1864Carbon print

  • Julia Margaret Cameron1815 - 1879Tennyson

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  • Irving Penn 19172009The Small TradesThe Coal Man

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  • Michael OBrienYoung Boy, Ecuador 1989Originally shot with Kodak TriX filmScanned on Imacon Uploaded into Lightroom as high res TIFF Then over to Silver Efex for finishing touches

  • Workflow Three using Lightroom4, Silver Efex and Photoshop

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  • Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.

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  • Create Legacy

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  • Vietnam July 2006Photographer: anonymous

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  • Communicate feelingsand create empathy

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  • Explore and reveal identity

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  • Be prepared.

    Be comfortable.

    Be respectful.

    Talk to/connect with the subject.

    Get closer to the subject if possible.

    Photograph people at work or engaged in their daily tasks.

    Make the picture as if it matters.

    Study the masters.Michael OBriens Tips for improving your photographs of people

  • To create a narrative or tell a story. and now abrief slideshow

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    *****The first permanent photograph (later accidentally destroyed) was an image produced in 1822 by the French inventor Joseph Nicphore Nipce. His photographs were produced on a polished pewter plate covered with a petroleum derivative called bitumen of Judea. View from the Window at Le Gras (La cour du domaine du Gras) was the first successful permanent photograph, created by Nicphore Nipce in 1826 at Saint-Loup-de-Varennes. Nipce captured the photo with a camera obscura focused onto a sheet of 20 25 cm oil-treated bitumen. As a result of the 8-hour exposure, sunlight illuminates the buildings on both sides.

    *******Photography can drive home how quickly the world has changed since the photographic process was invented in the 1820s. Its difficult for contemporary poets, for instance, to feel the reverence in which 19th-century poets were held as authors of some of the finest expressions of the human spirit. Its true that the range of poetic voice has increased enormously over the last hundred years, and this has alienated many readers (and enriched many others)RT is more inclined to blame the deterioration of academic disciplines other than science and mathematics for the current exile that poets everywhere are enduring.This photograph by the eminent photographer Julia Margaret Cameron reminds us of poetrys lost dignity. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, along with other Victorians,has acquired a dry and dusty reputation (more than likely, RT suspects, because he indulged in lengthy, narrative poetry), but Tennyson is without doubt one of the great poets in the language. For proof, people should read Tennysons Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, a passionate evocation of love.****Photographer Irving Penn (b. 1917) is renowned for his innovative contributions to portrait, still life, and fashion photography, and a career that has spanned more than six decades at Vogue magazine. In 1950, Vogue assigned Penn to photograph workers in Paris, and thus his monumental work The Small Trades began. Created in 1950 and 1951 in Paris, London, and New