Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What is compact digital camera?
- designed to be small and portable. designed to be easy to use. images are stored as a JPEG. low power built in flash. limited motion picture capability. zoom capability. greater depth of field. made for casual "snap shot" use.

What is a bridge digital camera?
- type of high end digital camera. lacking the removable lens, larger sensors, mirror, and reflex system the the DSLRs have. almost all feature manual controls. similaur to DSLRs.

What is a digital SLR?
- digital single lens reflix camera (DSLR) uses a mechanical mirror system and pentaprism to direct light from the lens to the optical veiwfinder on the back of the camera. preffered by professionals.

Edward Weston...
Edward Weston was born on March 24th, 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois. Most of Weston's childhood was spent in chicago where he went to school. At sixteen years old, he began taking pictures with a Bulls Eye #2 camera that he was given to by his dad. In 1906 Weston pubilshed his first photograph. And on Janurary 1st, 1958 Edward Weston died.
What intrigued me about this picture was the fact the Weston was able to in a sense make the pepper come to life. There is a fluidity to the way the lighting is reflecting off the seemingly beautiful....vegitable. The light just hits in a way that the pepper resemembles more of a human body then i dead garden veggie. Images like this are the reason that i am so interested in photography.

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