There are many different classifications of photography. Around since the 1920's, Deadpan Photography falls among those classifications and is not widely utilized among photographers. Most people think of fashion or product photography or even the typical portrait style of photography. However, there is a layer that is situated beneath the superficial thought process. That layer is where Deadpan photography rests. There is an aspect of comfortability with Deadpan photography. What Deadpan lacks relative to the typical photograph is what sets it apart. Deadpan is the most honest and factual type of photograph lending itself to a critique without biased a biased emotional response. This style, while lacking the fuzzy emotions, doesn’t intrude on other realms of human emotion. The photograph says "This is the way it is. Nothing more, nothing less." From a mental health perspective a psychologist might say "It’s a photograph with a flat affect".


The photographs shown in this portfolio were created using a few different tools. To begin, the aerial photographs were created with drone's such as the DJI Mavic Mini 2 and DJI Mavic Classic Hasselblad. We used cell phones like the iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 11 Pro Max, Google Pixel 3XL, LG V60 ThinQ, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra were used. On a humorous note, it sort of looks like we have an "Addiction to Cell Phones" problem that needs an intervention. However, each cell phone was researched and served a purpose. For example, The Google Pixel 3XL has amazing capabilities in low light situations with an awesome range in shadows, mid tones and highlights. In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy S22 has the 108 MP camera system, image stabilization, and camera raw capabilities along with an impressive range from blacks to whites. Additionally, we used the Canon 60D and Canon 6D when time would allow us to. All 19 photographs in this portfolio were managed in Adobe Bridge and color balanced together as a whole in one document in Adobe Photoshop CC.


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