Who is your photographer? The photographer I chose was Elliott Erwitt.
When and where did your artist live (or are they living?) Elliott Erwitt was born in 1928 in Paris, but is still living today. He moved from Paris to Milan to New York City and is 89 years old.
What is your photographer's main subject matter? (people, places, objects, ideas...) The main subject matter is people and sometimes dogs.
What kind of work do they do (documentary, film, portraiture, fine art...) and/or who does he/she work for? (a magazine, a store, and advertising agency...) Elliott Erwitt does documentary, portraiture, and currently photographs, makes books, and has shows in New York, Chicago, and other cities.
Why did you choose this artist? (What do you like about his/her work?) I liked that he takes many photos of dogs and has a book called DogDogs.
Photo Analysis: 1st Photo (My dog on a bench) Technical Aspects of Photograph Describe the lighting in the photo: Where is the light coming from, and how does it fall on the subject of the photo? The light comes from the sun, and since it was cloudy out, there is soft lighting with a small shadow.
Contrast – Does the photo have both highlights (white whites) and shadows (black blacks)? The clouds behind the trees are highlights and my dog and the shadow are shadows.
Exposure- Is the photo over or under-exposed? (too dark or light) The photo isn't too light or too dark.
Is the photograph in focus? Yes, the foreground is in focus.
Has the photographer employed the shutter speed or depth of field to create special effects in the photo? Describe. The photographer uses a depth of field in his photos and I was inspired to take all the photos with a depth of field and outdoors.
Composition What camera angle was used? (point of view) I was in front of the subject and slightly to the left.
Is the photograph (symmetrical, asymmetrical or radial) balanced? The photo is not symmetrical balanced.
Does this photo meet the guidelines of the Rule of Thirds? The fence falls on the top third, and the back of the bench is in the left two thirds of the photo.
Is there a clear focal point or center of interest? (no distracting backgrounds, the subject of the photo is evident) Yes, the bench and my dog is in focus and the background is blurred and not distracting.
Is the photograph horizontal or vertical? Is it effective in this direction, or would it be better the opposite way? The photo is horizontal and it fits the shape of the bench, so a vertical photo would not look right.
Has the photographer visually framed the photo or created a sense of depth with foreground, middleground and background? The trees are the background, the fence is the middle ground, and the bench and my dog is the foreground.
Is the photograph composed to effectively lead your eye through the work? (Are there any leading lines in the piece?) The leading lines would be to follow the legs of the bench, and the line where the cushion meets the bench.
How did you emulate/recreate this photograph? (subject matter, theme, style, lighting, composition, setting, mood emotion) I used the theme of depth of field and outdoors. I also used my dog as subject matter because he has many dogs in his photos, and I was unable to recreate the photos with another person. All of my photos were also converted to black and white in Photoshop.