Altered Landscapes: The Photographs of John Pfahl by Peter C. Bunnell

By Peter C. Bunnell

John Pfahl is a modern photographic artist whose physique of labor spans the previous thirty years. He makes use of nature as his material, yet introduces components equivalent to string or aluminum foil, and arranges those fabrics with basic tips of standpoint. This booklet covers a few of his earliest paintings, and exhibits his knack for controlling viewpoint to create pictures that appear flat, yet upon nearer inspection demonstrate themselves to be relatively massive.

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Pick a few subjects—your grandma, the interior of your local library, and a tree, for example—and shoot them first in color, then in black and white. Which subjects look better in black and white? What qualities do the black-and-white photos have that the color photos don’t? 31 Zoom in The zoom feature on a camera gives you a closer look at a distant object. Most digital cameras have an optical and a digital zoom. Optical zoom refers to the camera’s lens itself. Digital zoom is an additional level of zooming based on the closest image that can be captured the subject at a distance with a camera’s lens.

Or sign up to be a member of an area photography club. Experienced photographers will help you learn more about your camera, show you how to care for it, and share pointers on how to get the shot you want. is film gone forever? If you think film and film cameras are totally dead, think again. For many photographers, film is still the way to go, despite the added time and expense of purchasing and processing the film and making prints. While advances in technology have made digital images comparable to film in many ways, some photographers prefer the image quality they get from film.

Today many digital cameras can easily toggle back and forth between the two formats. Some situations seem suited to the more formal tone a black-and-white photo can set. Maybe it’s a nature scene with striking shadows and interesting light—the kind noted photographer Ansel Adams shot. Maybe a family portrait feels more timeless and honest in black and Color can bring life and energy to a photograph. 30 Black-and-white photos can feel more historical and serious than color photos. white. Pick a few subjects—your grandma, the interior of your local library, and a tree, for example—and shoot them first in color, then in black and white.

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