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Picture #1:
Photograph Name: V-J Day in Times Square
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Lighting: Natural, Outside
Compositional Technique: Framing, Leading Lines

This photograph, known as V-J Day in Times Square and taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, is known around the world. In celebration of the U.S. victory over Japan, a young man ran through the streets kissing many people out of joy. Eisenstaedt happened to notice the white dress of the nurse and quickly snapped the picture. I think this picture is a great example of a moment captured in time. It may be in black and white and the subject may be right in the center but the viewers can feel the emotions just by looking at the photograph as if they were actually there. The lighting was natural outside light because it was taken in the streets. The compositional techniques used were framing, shown by the buildings in the background as well as the people standing around the street, and leading lines, shown by the sides of the road and buildings that get smaller as they move back leading the viewer to the center of the picture.

Picture #2:
Photograph Name: None
Photographer: Eve Arnold
Lighting: Artificial, Studio Fill
Compositional Technique: Rule of Thirds, Focal Point

This photograph does not have a name though it does have a description: "Elizabeth Taylor with her children on the set of Becket, watching Richard Burton playing the scene in which Becket is murdered. Shepperton, England, 1963." This photo was taken by a woman named Eve Arnold. The lighting was most likely artificial studio lighting. I'm fairly certain Arnold did not set up any lights where she wanted them but the lighting was coming from the studio lights below where a play was taking place. The compositional technique used is rule of thirds. Though half of the picture is dark, the subject of the photograph is of center making the picture more intriguing. Also, because of the black background and the lightened faces o the people, the focal point is emphasized greatly.


Picture #3:
Photograph Name: None
Photographer: Steve McCurry
Lighting: Natural, Available
Compositional Technique: Fill the Frame, Rule of Thirds

This photograph does not have a title but it was taken in Pakistan. The subject of the photograph as an Afghan girl named Sharbat Gula who was a refugee after fleeing Afghanistan during the Soviet war. The photographer's name is Steve McCurry. The lighting appears to be available natural light though I'm not certain. I just thought the background looked similar to the inside of a building and because the light is not too strong I didn't think it would be studio. The compositional technique used was fill the frame because the subject takes up the whole picture with only a small glimpse of the background. Also, when the photo is divided into thirds, her eyes are very close to the two vertical lines and therefore create emphasis on that area of her face. What I love about this picture is that all the viewer can see is her eyes. It is a mystery as to what is underneath her fabric. I like to believe that she is smiling but her yees could represent anything from joy to fear to sadness.

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