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Photography Essay Chris Hough Word Count: 1238 The first photographs that I have looked at photographs 8 and 9. Both of these photographs are very similar in various ways. In both photographs the men are the main focus. There is no background in either photograph and the subjects take up the majority of the frame. This makes you notice the subjects of the photograph more than if they only took up a small section of the frame. Another similarity in these two photographs is the way both men are looking into the camera. In photograph 8 Clint Eastwood is staring into the camera in a similar way to James Dean in photograph 9. This gives the effect that the two men are looking at you, which makes you notice the photograph more than you would usually. These two photographs are also linked in the sense that both men are famous film stars. The photographs are shot in the way they are because of the fame of the two actors. If they were just two unknown people, the photographs would not mean as much. The two photographs also show a sense of loneliness. ...read more.

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Despite of this, James Dean's photograph is no less striking as he takes up more of the photograph than Clint Eastwood does. I believe that photograph 2 is very similar to photographs 8 and 9. Photograph 2 is of Princess Diana on the front cover of Vogue Magazine. The photograph shows Diana, wearing a black dress and jewellery. She is resting her head on one of her hands and is looking into the camera smiling. The main similarity in this photograph is the subject against the background. The background of this photograph is white and Diana is wearing a black dress. This makes her stand out on the page and it would draw your attention to the magazine. The photograph is also similar in the way that Diana takes up the majority of the page. In photographs 8 and 9, the subjects also take up most of the page. This effect makes you notice the subject much more as they stand out better than if they only took up a small section of the page. The fact that Diana is also famous, is another link to photographs 8 and 9. ...read more.

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The background is totally black and the woman stands out clearly against this. This grabs your attention, in a similar way to photographs 2, 8 and 9. The difference in this photograph is that the woman is not wearing clothes. This makes people notice the photograph more because it is shocking. As well as in photographs 2, 8 and 9, this photograph shows the subject looking in right into the camera. This is also done to make you notice the photograph. It works because it looks as though she is looking at you. If she was not looking into the camera, it might seem as though she was looking at something else, and you would be less interested. The woman is looking into the camera in a none threatening way. This is very similar to photographs 2 and 9, with Princess Diana and James Dean. The main difference in this photograph compared to the others is that the woman is not famous. However, the fact that she has no clothes on makes people notice the photograph in the same was as if she was famous. The fact that this is an advert also explains why she isn't famous, because often unknown people or models are used. ...read more.

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