Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Focus and blur, part of Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists.
One of the best ways to get good at photography is to practice and experiment on your own,…so I have some assignments for you,…some assignments which will help you integrate some of the concepts and ideas…that you've discovered in this course into your own workflow.…The first assignment is called Blur and the Passage of Time.…Throughout the history of photography, there are different things that have come…into fashion or out of fashion and currently in modern photography,…it's really popular to create images which are crystal clear, which…are incredibly sharp.…
But what I want you to do in this assignment is to do something…completely different.…I want you to embrace blur, and here's why.…Human vision, we often see things in a way that is lucid and completely clear…and other times our vision is blurry.…Now, why is that?…Well, there are a number of reasons.…Perhaps we're in love and we don't quite see clearly, or maybe our eyes are…filled with tears of sadness and we can't see straight.…The world is all in blur. Or think of those memories, those memories from long ago.…
In this installment, Chris travels to Texas to visit two artists: David Cargill, a Beaumont sculptor who works with bronze and marble, and Charles Stagg, another Beaumont sculptor but in recycled and found materials. Chris takes their portraits and spends time discussing the composition and lighting in each session.
Chris also reviews the photos he took, and discusses the gear he used and the lessons he learned while visiting with and photographing these artists.
Skill Level Intermediate
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York Citywith Chris Orwig1h 30m Intermediate
1. Artist Portrait: David Cargill
2. Artist Portrait: Charles Stagg
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