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Photography & It's Many Forms

Posted by Jacob Hawthorne on

Photography has many forms; from negatives to scans or digital to print. We can view photos on our phone, in a book, in frames hanging on a wall and giant sized canvases. However, most of the images we interact with on a daily basis live on a screen.

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    Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Collection: Highlighting a selection of photographs by Clint Murchison

    Posted by Jacob Hawthorne on

    This week we are highlighting a selection of photographs by award-winning photographer and Arkansas native, Clint Murchison. Since graduating from the University of Arkansas, Murchison has experimented with various mediums from graphic design to wood and metalwork. He is best known for are his photographs depicting the local Arkansas wildlife with which he enjoys spending time. That love for the outdoor shows through in his photographs in the way that he frames his shots to take advantage of nature’s symmetry and in the way that he embraces the vibrant colours of a flower’s petals or the feathers of a bird....

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      Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Conversations about Art: 3 Ways of Understanding an Image [Part 3, Composition]

      Posted by Esther Kontny on

      Now that we’ve taken a look at the unique ability for a photograph to capture it’s subject in realistic ways. And explored how a certain kind of exposure can evoke specific feelings, let's dive into why composition is one of the most important aspects of a photograph. 

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        Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Conversations about Art: 3 Ways of Understanding an Image [Part 2, Exposure]

        Posted by Esther Kontny on

        John Berger, in his book Understanding a Photograph states, “what makes photography a strange invention - with unforeseeable consequences - is that its primary raw materials are light and time.”

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          Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Conversations about Art: 3 Ways of Understanding an Image [Part 1, Subject Matter]

          Posted by Esther Kontny on

          There are many ways to understand an image, today I will attempt to describe certain methods that will help you think more critically when looking at a photograph. We will evaluate the choices made or not made by the photographer and figure out why certain images evoke more emotion than others.

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