Classification of Werkstattwoche in regard to artistic tendencies By Andrea Griess [This essay is linked to the post of ‘Our Houses’ – visit it here] Dear visitors of Internationale Werkstattwoche, my task is to classify the many works presented in the exhibition in terms of art history and, above all, to relate them to the…Details
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First photo taken in 1984. First black and white film roll developed in 1986. Professional photographer since 1992. Worked in the fields of product photography, architectural photography, photojournalism, fashion industry, cinema, printing service, and more. Biology and chemistry scholar. DIY addicted. Photography teacher for over 20 years.
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Our houses (Unsere Häuser / Le nostre case) A wetplate project for the 16th Werkstattwoche Lüben Lesen Sie dies auf Deutsch / Leggi questo in Italiano Würde (Dignity) in Our Houses project ‘Our Houses’ is the title I decided to give to the project I carried out during my residence at the 16th Internationale Werkstattwoche…Details
The cyanotype boost process, or how to obtain darker and deeper indigo-blue hues on your cyanotype prints Many people have asked me how do I make my cyanotype boost process and how can I obtain the results I show. What is the recipe? Is there a silver bullet to achieve such a strong result with…Details
Wetplate intensification, a very important step to make the correct negative for printing out processes. Wetplate intensification is a necessary step for to condition negatives to the correct density and contrast to be suitable for alternative processes printing, such as salt paper, cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, kallitype, platinum-palladium, and so on. Intensification process is also…Details
This is a recurrent question: what is fine art photography and what does the word “fine art” mean in this sentence? What are the differences? Guidelines for to work in the photography field. What is editorial photography and how it can be included in a photography career? Should you be an artist or a pro…Details
William Henry Fox Talbot was an English chemist, who lived in the 1800s, who invented the process negative to positive for to make photographic copies of the same image. Today on Wikipedia he is called a photographer. But back to those times, the word ‘photography’ was not yet invented. Fox Talbot was one of the…Details
How to apply the f16 sunny Rule in the daily practice Learn Aperture and Shutter Speed relationship It may seem, from what I have written in part one, that the Sunny 16 Rule forces us to use only one shutter speed. This is not true. Fortunately, this is where the Reciprocity Law comes into play.…Details
‘On a sunny day, from spring to autumn, from mid morning to mid afternoon, the correct exposure for any subject is f/16’. ‘The according shutter speed is the reciprocal to the ISO film speed number’. That’s the basic rule that photographers have relied on since the dawn of photography. As a matter of fact, the…Details
This is the second part of the post “Darkroom and Law in Italy” Once, the photographer’s darkroom was a room with a table and a sink, with an enlarger and some running water, with many boxes of photo paper and bottles with chemicals. A very artisanal way of doing photography. Then the World began to say that…Details
The Discovery of the Camera Obscura The second article in the series on the evolution of the photographic medium explores the discovery and the use of the ‘camera obscura’ during the Middle Ages, when Giotto’s artworks were regarded as the highest expression of artistic realism in the history of humankind. The discovery of the ‘camera…Details