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 →

Truth: Nan Goldin – The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

13th January 2019 In this assignment I saw a division between ‘photographic truth’ and ‘photographic fiction’ within self-portraiture. With this in mind I recommend you look into the following artists: ‘Truth’: Nan Goldin – The Ballad of Sexual Dependency – not all self-portraits in the literal sense but does include some plus the work as a... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3.5 Photographs from text – final edit

03rd January 2020 Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.MARTIN LUTHER KING The final selection of images for this exercise can be seen below. The image below was chosen because it gives a series of images that tell a narrative that when combined with the quote on its... Continue Reading →

Research: Images in Sequence

27th November 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnC8SGWlE1w Youtube: The Art of Photography For the exercise 3.3 Sequence, I have researched further and found this YouTube video which has some good basic information in it. The host also covers Duane Michals in depth, so I have taken detailed notes from the video which can be read below, some extracts... Continue Reading →

Research Point – Sequence: Muybridge, Michals, Arnatt, Hilliard and Ruscha

21st November 2019 Images in sequenceWhat defines a sequence, as opposed to a series, is the connectivity of the images in time or concept...... Can you identify how each of these artists is using sequence differently? look for inspiration.OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg 102 I am looking forward to researching this exercise and... Continue Reading →

Exercise 2.10 Dodging and Burning

These techniques are useful because they allow you to subtly improve the lighting and shadows in a picture. In extreme cases dodging and burning can be used to totally rebalance a composition and remove unwanted distractions by darkening them to black.Tip ... Dodging and burning (and all manipulations) need to be done in such a... Continue Reading →

Constructing the Exotic: Buhler-Rose

26th October 2019 This is a link to Buhler-Roses website http://www.michaelbuhlerrose.com where the photographic series called Constructing the Exotic can be found. Have a look at the whole series at http://www.michaelbuhlerrose.com. Make some notes in your learning log.OCA Foundations in Photography Course folder pg84 The series of photographs 'Constructing the Exotic' makes use of western... Continue Reading →

The Conversation: Buhler-Rose

25th October 2019 Michael Buhler-Rose, The conversation, from Constructing the Exotic. Image from http://www.michaelbuhlerrose.com (1) Write a visual description of the photograph above using short phrases and descriptive words. the four key elements you should describe are:* facial expression* posture and gesture* clothing* character of locationOCA Foundations in photography course folder pg83 The photograph has... Continue Reading →

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