Friday, February 24, 2012

Edward Weston's Group f/64-Keith

I don't think I need to introduce Edward Weston's work. His images of organic subjects with unusual angles, and extremely crisp focus, all come with his reputation. What interests me with Weston, is his founding of the West Coast Photography Club f/64. Him, Ansel Adams, and many other West coast photographers made this a popular and expanding photo club. The mentality is that the exposure should be extremely long with an extremely small aperture, to get the best depth of field. The iconic image of the pepper is over a 6 hour exposure. The time put in is definitely worth it, I wish we as photographers still practiced this mentality more often, to reach perfection in our images.

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