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By Jonathan S. Marion, Jerome W. Crowder

Visible examine: A Concise advent to pondering Visually is the 1st textual content to offer a concise assessment of the numerous moral, theoretical, and useful concerns for engaging in study with images.

The capability to take photographs and video on hand-held units and the facility to shop, put up, and percentage such imagery on-line all provide great possibilities for social learn. The speedy improvement and recognition of such expertise signifies that little technological skillability is needed, or even much less theoretical and moral attention. This ebook presents an obtainable creation to doing visible study within the social sciences.

Beginning with moral issues, this ebook highlights the significance of considering visually prior to carrying out visible learn. extra topics contain growing, organizing, and utilizing photos and are provided which will aid readers take into consideration and paintings with their very own visible facts. Boxed case stories and extra interpreting feedback improve the application of this primer.

Concise and hugely centred, visible learn may be a useful source for visible, media, and communications scholars and researchers and others drawn to visible learn within the social sciences.

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In Himalayan Herders (an ethnographic portrait of a Nepalese village), we had one chance to film a capture marriage in which a girl is grabbed by a boy and his friends. I gathered with the groom’s friends before dawn at the bride’s house. All I knew was that it would happen fast and move from a tight cluster of houses across 200 yards of terraced fields to the groom’s house. I had to concentrate not only on being in the moment, but also on a logical sequence of shots to convey the spatial and symbolic geometry of the bride going from her father’s to her father-in-law’s house.

The angle/perspective of the image on the right, however, depicts the Perzhus’ dynamic positions, while the composition largely isolates the Perzhus against the floor while still showing other couples in the background. ©2011 Jonathan S. Marion. ) is the same as for any ethnographic project, but the tools—and thus the potentials for (and limits to) understanding—are different when working with audio-visual media. To reiterate, the best ethnographic imagery (from photographs to films to multimedia) comes from cultural knowledge and understanding.

Wide angles are excellent for establishing shots and providing context, and while both of these images are made with wide angles, the distance to the subject determines just how much context is captured in each photograph. Both images are taken from the same location, with the same equipment. ©2011 Jerome Crowder. S. Professional 9-Dance Champions Peter and Alexandra Perzhu, seen here competing at the 2011 United States Dancesport Championships in Orlando, Florida. While both images show the exact same element in the Perzhus’ Cha-Cha routine, the composition on the left is much busier, with several other couples, judges, and audience.

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