Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Week 4 Response Chris Molicki

This article is about a photo that was taken by Robert Capa of a Republican Spanish Civil War soldier. There have been accusations that the photo is fake. This photo is a huge part of Capa’s reputation. It is called the Falling Soldier. It has been confirmed that the soldier was shot dead in the battle and it was captured in the photo, but new material shows that the soldier was not killed in that battle. It was eventually proven that Capa was with the troops at the time, and that the authenticity of the picture was proven real. I think that the photo should not have been challenged because it is so old, and there is really no way of proving it was fake. There are many ways nowadays to alter a photo and change what it looks like and what’s in it. But I saw the picture and it truly looks legitimate. It was a great photo and should not be doubted, but rather respected but those who view it.

This article is about finding different inspirations for photos, especially when you think there are none. One way is to shoot photos of things in your own backyard. There are so many bugs that look interesting and would make a great photo. If you go up close, it looks even cooler and they look like a monster. There are also other animals, such as birds, turtles, and hedgehogs. Another inspiration is shooting the people around you. Teppo Moiso took 100 pictures of strangers from the street as a project. Some people will let you take photos of them, and if you start talking to their person and put them at ease, it is less difficult to get a better photo. A third subject of taking pictures could be local landmarks. There are so many landmarks that would look fantastic in a photo. You can also take pictures of them from different sides and different angles to make them more unique. I think this is a very informative article and has shown me a few new things to take pictures of, and ways to look at it. It is amazing how easy it is to get a great picture from the simplest things. That’s why these suggestions for inspirations are so good to use, and you will definitely get an interesting picture.

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