Friday, March 28, 2008

The Basics of Photography

From: The Basics Of Photography by Chris Haslego

Photography captures a moment in time. It is a creative process as much as painting or writing and has the power to communicate the meaning of a scene or event. Photography is simple to learn yet at the same time challenging to execute. Learning the finer nuances of photography is based on three key aspects - Light, aesthetics and focus. Understanding these three aspects forms the basis of expressing yourself effectively through photography.

22 comments:

  1. speaking as someone who is vehemently anti-hillary, I say this to you:

    asshole.

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  2. Oh, I'm sorry. Did I upset you? It's a photo! I didn't take it. You're right, though. She really IS an asshole.

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  3. That is glorious! Thank you for brightening my day by posting this.

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  4. I rarely discuss politics, but that was way too funny. Where in the world did you find that picture?

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  5. If this is an example of 'good' American photography I must say we did it better in Russia. The focus is off and this Hillary person is very boring while also being hideous. Am I missing something? This is a standard throw-away photo no?

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  6. please tell me this is not photo-shopped lofty! please?

    even if this is photo-shopped it is so lovely! and you are correct, this is an example of fine photography and, dare i say it, art! it is every bit as 'cutting edge' and 'worthy' as mapplethorpe's fisting photos and 'piss christ' by that really famous douchebag...

    seriously though, i have to agree with anonymous that you are an asshole. i mean, the old adage applies does it not? who better to judge an asshole than the primo asshole of all assholes, the anonymous troll. i'm afraid you stand condemned my friend. i still love you brah. (thank goodness though, that you are at least a few centimeters away from hillary).

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  7. obtw lofty, thanks for taking this formerly classy operation into the steamy crevices of nastiness with this post. oops, i did it too (sparkle? sunshine!).

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  8. I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I think Hilary is quite attractive for a 60 year old. If she had remained a Goldwater girl I'd be all over it.

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  9. frank,
    did you lose a bet or something? it's not april 1... hmmmmmm.

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  10. Nah, 911, but Hilary wasn't that bad back in the 60's if you're into the Hippy look. Bill Clinton married her, so she must have been into sex at that time. I'm a little bummed this weekend, just found out Winona Ryder is playing Spocks human mom in the Star Trek movie out next year, and not a pointy eared Vulcan chick.

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  11. Photos like this make me yearn for Life Magazine. This would have made a perfect cover.

    By the way, happy National Doctor’s Day!

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  12. sparkle? sunshine! Hehehe

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  13. A picture is worth a thousand words. This one proves it. Thank you for the laugh.

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  14. I suggest you all read C*nt by Inga Muscio. This picture will take on a completely different meaning.

    ~R

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  15. I'll read it...but I am pretty sure it won't take on a different meaning. To the first anonymous responder to this post...go drink a double-tall-skinny-no-whip-decaf-mocha you homemade-granola-eating left-wing no-one's-feeling-should-ever-get-hurt liberal pile of Seattle horse shit. Can't believe I ever lived in that liberal fucking hell-hole. You and yours should be forced to live in the world you propose...living on Lake Washington after cashing out Microsoft and pretending to care about the 'poor and oppressed' as you write a few tax-deductible checks sitting on the dock drinking watermelon martinins. Worthless fuck.

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  16. Lofty, I know you're new to the blog, but seriously, you gotta' say what you REALLY think here! Don't hold back anymore.

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  17. Lofty, were you my dad in a prior life? (Switching to Andy Rooney voice) Juh ever notice women really hate the word "Cunt"? You can have a tough nosed hooker, she slapped Al Capone and ran guns for Castro, but call her the C-word and she cries like Luci Ricardo. Why is that? Its like kryptonite with superman.

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  18. Sorry, got a little fired up there. Be patient with me, I'll figure this blogging thing out at some point.

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  19. Can anybody use their super-PhotoShop abilities to paste Dr. Deborah Peel into this photo too??

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  20. Wow--someone photoshopped a picture...mmm.

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  21. lofty:
    keep up the rants...brilliant.

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