Zoe Van-de-Velde

Iconic Photographers of the 1960s

The 1960s was a time when the young began to have a voice and music, films, politics and culture shifted to celebrate this new era. Photographers of the time became famous in their own right as fashion magazines and celebrities wanted to be captured in the new and innovative style.

An Image Gallery of Landscape and Nature Photography

In this image gallery, a selection of landscape photographs can be viewed that reflect different styles, techniques and methods of photography. The photographs span from the 1890s through to the 2010s so the progression of photography, time and technique can be seen in the images.

Man Ray: Surrealism & Photographic Invention

Man Ray was a photographer who was an important part of the birth if surrealism in the 1920s. His photography pushed the boundaries of the medium and moved it away from the pictorialism prevalent at the time. Man Ray created new photographic techniques such as the Rayograph and Solarization.

Nan Goldin Photography and the Snapshot

Nan Goldin is a photographer who has used the life of herself and her friends to make stark snapshot images of everyday life. In New York’s subculture of drugs, drag queens, sex and violence. Goldin’s intimate portraits preserve moments in time and democratize the photograph.

Francesca Woodman: Performance & Identity

Francesca Woodman lived only 22 years but produced over 800 photographic images. Woodman’s self-portraits do not fit neatly into a catergory but are influenced by surrealism, modernism and gothic art. Woodman’s images explore ideas about the self, femininity and photography itself.

Photography Projects for Students: Examining Identity

Using identity is an ideal starting to point to a student digital camera project. Students can have a chance to explore who they are physically, culturally and personally through the image. Students can also use a variety of traditional and contemporary techniques to display their final work.

The Photography and Films of Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders, the German born film maker and photographer, has been exploring American culture since the late 1960s through his films and photographs. Wenders was one of the few participants of the “New German Cinema” that attended film school and this is reflected in his technical prowess.

Photobucket Backgrounds & Collages

Photobucket is a photo sharing site that allows you unlimited storage for your photos and to be able to share them easily with friends. Photobucket backgrounds can be used in a variety of ways including making collages and slideshows. Everything created on Photobucket can be shared.

Sophie Calle Images: Making Life into Art

Sophie Calle has been a photographer and artist for over forty years. Calle creates images that document scenarios that are real and that have been staged. Calle produces books, diaries, images and stories that interconnect text and pictures to tell stories.

Nobuyoshi Araki: Tokyo and Photography

Nobuyoshi Araki is a modern Japanese photographer who examines the sensual and the erotic in intimate detail. He juxtaposes these images with ordinary city life in Tokyo; documenting the inhabitants going through their day to day lives.

Lee Miller Photography: Documenting the Second World War

Lee Miller’s photographs of the Second World War highlight the horror of German occupation and the ordinary people living through this difficult time. Miller’s images show a keen sensitivity to their subject matter and often have a surreal twist that heightens the effect of these important images.

Education and School Policies for Photography

The rise in new social media in conjunction with digital photography has created a need amongst schools to regulate. Photographs taken in the school environment should be subject to policies that can be implemented by teachers. To ensure e-safety amongst minors, new policy ideas have been created.

Portrait Lighting Diagrams

The lighting for a portrait in a studio setting should be worked out prior to your actual shoot. By using portrait lighting diagrams you can do this quickly and easily; ensuring that you have the right equipment and everyone is aware of how the set up should be created for the client.