Pittsburgh is a beautiful city. Each little neighborhood is unique in style and culture. The architecture of downtown is interesting because all the building are in a different style. Photographs of Pittsburgh are usually just as interesting. Here are some of my city images-
This is a photo I took recently of the construction of the extended T line under Liberty Ave downtown.
I think all four of these pictures show downtown Pittsburgh in a different way. Which shows the city best?
This semester I am taking a history of photography class. The instructor, Nancy Zielinskiof Pittsburgh Filmmakers, mentioned a very interesting point which I had not thought about before; digital images are made on a light sensitive chip, which computerizes and converts the photo to a series of numbers. It is simple a numeric record of a scene. When a photograph is taken on film, the light reflecting off the subject chemically alters the silver on the film strip leaving a tangible imprint.
So when I take a portrait on my digital camera my camera records the pattern of light, as I said before as numbers. But when I use film and my 35mm camera to take a portrait the light reflecting off the person's skin directly changes the film. In a sense, a part of that person remains in the silver salts, a captured part of him/her.
(These are two photos of my sister. The color is a digital photograph, and the black and white is a scanned 35mm negative.)
So, taking that into consideration, which is better?
Hi, and welcome to my blog! I am a photojournalism student at Point Park University, in downtown Pittsburgh. I love photography in all ways. I love taking and editing images (especially portraits), looking at and critiquing photos, finding funny pictures, and recently I have found that I really like learning the history of photography. Through my confessions of a shutterbug I hope to share my love of photography and hopefully some knowledge and tips. Please participate in my blog! I love discussion, and to learn from other people.
This year I graduated with a bachelors in photojournalism (major) and Digital Media (minor) from Point Park University, in downtown Pittsburgh. I love taking and editing photographs, and I enjoy making multimedia presentations. My dream is to work as a museum curator. I'm not living in Lithuania, and am going to be doing some traveling around Europe in the next few months, so check back for lots more travel photos!