Criteria for analyzing photography
Photography is not only an aesthetic product but a mass medium as well.
Isolation from space and time:
- The cutout and the moment
- The infinite three-dimensional space and the infinite one-dimensional time are detached and frozen by photography. You may check https://doktorfit.edu.pl/member-xxl/ and scrutinize the photos there.
The idea of endlessness in space and time:
- In the imagination, the fragment photo refers to the spatial before, next, and behind and to the temporal before and after.
- Photography continues the view of the world of the Renaissance.
- Through the lens, man becomes the measure of all things, the center of the world.
- The central perspective is particularly evident on straight lines of flight.
The angle of view, the focal length:
- The telephoto reduces the section. The images appear clear, calm, and static, but also flat. The shallow depth of field focuses on the center.
- The wide-angle enlarges it. It causes confusion and restlessness, dynamism, and spatial depth. The foreground is emphasized. Large depth of field.
The position: frontal view, top view, soffit view, oblique view
- It is the most central means of creating the image statement!
- The frontal view shows the normal view of things at eye level. Vertical and horizontal are emphasized. The statics and timelessness of the motif are emphasized.
- The supervision: the gaze is above the things. It creates an overview in the truest sense of the word.
- The view from below: the viewer is dominated by the picture elements, they appear overwhelming, monumental, and authoritarian.
- The oblique view creates dynamism, momentariness, and spontaneity.
- It is a specifically photographic stylistic device and does not exist in any other pictorial medium.
Sharpness and blurriness through aperture selection:
- You can highlight important image elements and increase the depth of the room. The depth of field is determined by the lens and the choice of aperture.
- The glamor light is a soft light shining at an angle from above.
- The flash gives sharp edges and shadows. It pulls out the foreground and darkens the background.
- The double exposure is also a specific photographic stylistic device.
Overlap and transparency
- Overlaps and transparencies can be typical photographic stylistic devices. They are generated during the recording or in the laboratory.
- But they can also result from the motif: glasses, windows, mirrors, semi-transparent materials.