IHS Arts Fest 2016: Stories From The Past (guest instructor Matt Ehlers)

IHS Arts Fest 2016: Stories From The Past – Lecture Material

PHOTO & DESIGN TECHNIQUES

FOCAL LENGTH: The focal length of the lens is the distance between the lens and the image sensor when the subject is in focus, usually stated in millimeters (e.g., 28 mm, 50 mm, or 100 mm).

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Illustration can utilize depth of field. Escher self-portrait:escher_selfportrait

Depth of field example GIF:

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Focal length changes how people look:

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Perspective:

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Here’s a great little introduction to COLOR THEORY.

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HISTORY AS DEFINED BY ARTISTS

LandingOfColumbus

This painting depicts Christopher Columbus and members of his crew on a beach in the West Indies, newly landed from his flagship Santa Maria on October 12, 1492.

WilliamHogarth_Marraige

Marriage à-la-mode is a series of six pictures painted by William Hogarth between 1743 and 1745 depicting a pointed skewering of upper class 18th century society. This moralistic warning shows the disastrous results of an ill-considered marriage for money and satirises patronage and aesthetics. The pictures are exhibited in the National Gallery, London.

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INSPIRATION

Maggie Taylor Maggie Taylor - Garden maggie-taylor taylor_TwoRabbits_el

Moholy-Nagy

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Hannah Höch

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Iwao-Yamawaki

Iwao-Yamawaki-Bather-Collage-1933

Megalethascope

 

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Here’s a great resource for images that you can use for any non-commercial purposes: Flickr.com/Commons
Here’s an image I found using the search word “terrain”

Terrain Flickr Commons

Crazy graffiti ‘mapping’ of a mural in Australia.

Here’s a Rochester-based art collective doing some amazing work: 1975

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And don’t forget FIRST FRIDAYS! Next one coming up on March 6th.

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M. C. Escher

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Ruud van Empel

Ruud van Empel 1

Ruud van Empel 2

Cig Harvey

Cig Harvey 1

Cig Harvey 2

Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe

Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe 1

Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe 2

Follow this link to see the work of Victor Faccinto.

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Erik Johansson

Citizen Cane

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by Kevin Weir

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Sector 3.4

 

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14-26

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djross

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In the eternal search for ideas and inspiration, both of which will be needed for your project, I find Mr. Cleese to sum things up nicely…