Exercise 4.2 Constructed imagery

29th May 2020 For this exercise we were looking at the role of lines, angles, shapes, planes, colour and the role of lighting in still life. We were asked to experiment with a number of different constructed images - still life - over a period of time using different backgrounds, objects and lighting so that... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3.7 A significant object – background tests

21st January 2020 'Family Stories' For this exercise we are asked to choose a specific object that is significant to us, photograph it, taking into account its background, viewpoint, placement, light and composition. We are then asked, ' Does the photograph (the representation) have the same meaning as the object itself? Is there a difference?"... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3.8 Re-photographing

21st January 2020 Sometimes re-photographing a photograph or collection of images can help different elements in a composition to gel into the same visual 'space'.OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg112 For this exercise we were asked to take a portrait photograph of head and shoulders of a person we know and print it out.... Continue Reading →

Assignment 3 A staged photograph – background tests (warning self harm and nudity images)

25th January 2020 Self Harming as Protection For this assignment we were able to choose one of two areas in which we could shoot, a staged photograph or a narrative sequence. Self harm as protection seems a contradictory term, how does that work. When my ex use to run after me, to get me, I... Continue Reading →

Jane Taylor Interiors

10th January 2020 Exercise 3.9 A Significant place looks at places of special meaning. In the introduction to this exercise, page 115 in the course folder has a photograph by OCA tutor Jayne Taylor titled 'Interiors 2.' On looking up Taylor I came across her website and was very impressed with how she captured the... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3.4 Documenting change

21st December 2019 Make a sequence of photographs that shows the same subject, but in different states i.e. changing. You can choose any subject you like, but clearly identify it and note down the conditions of change you want to show.Produce at least three images in the sequence - that shows the different states of... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3.2 Series – When Words Create Mess

11th December 2019 Decide on a specific subject… and work on making a series of photographs… but you must be clear at the outset what your subject is.When you’ve made the final selection of photographs, print them and place them in a grid or linear series. Invite people you know to comment on them and... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3.3 Sequence – but I aint no fucking clown!

11th December 2019 Make a sequence of photographs.Experiment by placing images together either in Photoshop or as prints. Notice how one image resonates with another image and how the two combine to produce a new meaning.If your sequence would work better as a slideshow, use PowerPoint or download Open Office to create one.OCA Foundations in... Continue Reading →

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