Thursday, December 11, 2008

Week 10 Response Chris Molicki

This article is about the Polaroid Company ending their production of instant film. It is stopping after six years of production. They say the film should still be available in 2009. Tracy Willis, a famous photographer who enjoys these types of photos, was against it. She said it makes the photo great because you can’t edit or delete anything. Others, such as the Burns family, remember when it was used on cross country road trips, and the intriguing photos they got. I think this is interesting why they would stop producing this when it is loved by so many. I would definitely enjoy taking photos like these. They would enable me to capture certain elements that I couldn’t with a camera that could fix everything.

This article is about a photography project that encouraged fourth grades to take photos of the environment in Whetstone Elementary School. There were many photos taken of flocks of geese, whether sitting, flying in their V formation, etc. All of the children said it enabled them to picture better what nature was like. This has inspired the students to continue taking photos, and instilled a love of the art in them. I think this is a fascinating article and shows great inspiration of photography in youngsters. It’s great how the art can find a home to the hearts of all ages, and how interested they were. It is a great thing to do, and they may become more and more dedicated to it.

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