Featured Photographer: Edward Weston

Examine these photographs by Edward Weston to obtain inspiration for our macro photography assignment:

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edward_weston_72Edward Weston was an American photographer of the early to mid-20th century, best known for his carefully composed, sharply focused images of natural forms, landscapes, and nudes.

Weston, along with Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham, was part of a group of California photographers known as f/64. The group was named after the tiny aperture setting that helped them achieve their ultimate goal of “clearness and definition of photographic image.” Weston applied the principles of sharpness and cool precision to the nude just as he did to still lives and landscapes. He used the same technique with a series of vegetables, transforming cabbages and peppers into sensuous abstracts exploring shape and pattern. His work influenced a generation of American photographers.

You can learn more about Edward Weston on his official website.

Today we will:

  • continue taking macro photographs outside
  • transfer the images from our phones or SD cards to our computers
  • upload our best 6-20 photos from today to our Google Drives AND class blogs
  • publish a new blog post with today’s best 6-20 photos and a few sentences about what worked well today and what you still find challenging
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