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Thepurposeofthisconceptoutlineisdesignedtoexplainthethemeandspecific

photographydecisionsiamchoosingtomakeandwillexecuteinmyfinalportfolio.This
assignmentwilloutlinewhyiammakingthesechoices,howiplantosuccessfullydisplay
thisandwhatinspirationihavetakenfromphotographersbyimplementingtheirownstyle
whencreatingmyfinalportfolio.Furthermoreitwillincludethemotiveelementsthatiwish
toachievethroughphotographyandthecommunicativeideasthatshallbepresented
throughoutmyfinalportfolio.Themaininspirationandconceptiamfollowingisbased
aroundthethemeofpinholephotography.Thethemewillincludethesubjectsofcloseup
portraits,landscapesandabstractscenes.
WhyIChoseThisTheme?
Theparticularthemebasedaroundthemainstyleofpinholephotographyattracts
meinmanyways.Thecontemporaryandurbanfeeloflongexposurephotographs
derivedfromatraditionalmethodtocaptureanimageisafineartandonethati
particularlyenjoytoviewandalsotorecreate.Therearemanyinspirationsand
artiststhatcanexecutethisstyleofphotographymostnotablyBarbaraEsswho
quotesherstyleofcapturinganimageas"Ithinkofmyworkasaninvestigationand
it'salwaysconcernedwiththesamequestion:Exactlywhatisthetruenatureof
reality?"(McKenna1991).Themainpurposeofthisconceptistocapturethetrue
emotionofhumansandtoalsobringoutthenaturalbeautyofspecificlandscapes
throughatraditionalmethodwithoutcompromisingqualityviadigitalimaging.This
formofphotographycanbethetruestofitskindconveyingrealityasitsfullestand
accordingtoBarbaraEssReality...includesaperceiver,whohasmemories,
thoughts,desires,emotions[which]anormalcameratendstoomit(McKenna,
1991).
ParticularworkfromBarbaraEssthatdisplaysthisstyleandinfluencesmeinclude.

HowIPlanToAchieveThis?
Themainobjectivetoachievethisformatofphotographyistoconstructapinhole
lenstoworkwiththemodernDSLR.Thismethodofpinholephotographyisnotonly
moreefficient,italsoopensupthepossibilitytotofurthermodifyandedityourdigital
photographswitheditingsoftwareshouldyouneedto.Theuseofeditingsoftware
canbeavitalpartofproducingthefinalimage.Thisallowsyoutotakefull
advantageoftheoriginalimageandmayopenupthepossibilitiestoenhanceitby
bringingoutthecoreelementstothephotograph.Intermsofexecutingthe
photographthiscanbeaffectedbydifferentvariantsandinturncanbecompletely
controlledbythesubject,itssurroundingsandthenaturalcausesandnot
necessarilythecameraitself.AccordingtoJackiGolding"It'smagic,"saysGolding.
"You'renotsittingtherethinking,'ifIsetthistothisandthattothat,Iwillgetthis
exactimage.'Insteadtheoutcomesareasurprise.Thepictureshaveadreamlike
quality.Thevignettingaroundtheedgesmakestheimageappeartobeemerging
outofthedarkness."(Burstyn,2011).
TobeabletopsychicallyachievepinholephotographywithamodernDSLRapinholelens
needstobeconstructed.Thisprocessofcreatingapinholelensisdepictedassuchinits
simplestform.

AnotherexampleofavariatedpinholelensdevisedforthemodernDSLR

Inordertoprocesstheseimagestoasubstantialqualitytherearealotof
considerationsthatneedtobetaken.Theseinclude,agreaterunderstandingofhow
tocontrollight(shouldthatbeartificialornatural),manipulatetheISOandshutter
speedandalsomakeconsciousdecisionsonthecompositionoftheshotandthe
exposurelevels.Themanagementofthecompositionfortheshotisvitalastakinga
shotwithapinholelensonamodernDSLRwillrestrictyoufromusingthe
viewfinderduetotheopeningofthelensbeingmerelytoosmall.Astheapertureis
decidedbythesizeofpinholeandcannotbefurtheradjusted,thiswillthenrequire
theISOtobesetbetweentheintervalsof4001200andtheshutterspeedtobea
minimumof1secondtoensurethatenoughlighthasenteredthecameraresulting
inthephotobeingcorrectlyexposed.

EmotiveandCommunicationElementsThatWillBeDisplayedThroughoutMyPortfolio.
AccordingtoDianneBos"ThistypeofphotographycaptureseverythingIwanttodo
intermsofart.Ithasarealromanticqualityandasenseoftime.Itismoreabout
theessenceofthings,"shesays."Withphotos,oftenyougettoomuchinformation.
Ifindwithpinholeimages,thisismorethewayIrememberthings.Ittakesoutthe
noise."(Nielsen,1997).Thisparticularquotefromtherecognisedphotographer
DianneBosoutlinesthesimpleyetpowerfulimpactpinholephotographycanhave
andalsotheeffectincanleaveontheviewerofthephotograph.Byfocusingon
closeupphotographysuchasportraits,whilstalsocapturinglandscapesand
abstractscenesthiswillallowmetorecreatespecificemotionsanddrawupona
targetedeffectthatiwillattempttoleaveontheviewersmind.Techniquessuchas
MiseEnScenecanalsoconveyachoreographedlandscapeorsettingtofocuson
aparticularthemeallowingmetoportraythecommunicativeideasthatiwishto
drawuponineachphotograph.
SomeoftheexamplesfromDianneBosworkareasfollows:

ToConclude
Inconclusionforthisconceptoutlineifeelthatthroughreferencesandinfluential
commentsthatIhavebeenabletoexpressmyvisionfortheconceptthatiaspireto
presentinmyfinalportfolio.Notonlyhasthisdisplayedmyideasandintentionsit
hasalsobroadenedmyperspectiveonthisparticularstyleofphotographyandwhat
canbeachievedasaresultofusingthismethod.Pinholephotographyisjustoneof
themanyalternativeimagingpracticesandbyusingthispracticeitnotonlycan
haveauniqueresultitalsowillcontinuetoeducatemyunderstandingofhowto
manipulatelight,stretchmyabilityandcreativitywhenseekingfortheperfectshot.
DanielNixon.

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