Portrait photography and mental health projects

21st July 2020 Art and photography and mental health illnesses, a statement with very little words but which when researched opens up an enormous treasure chest of very different visual representations. The vast majority of these images are creative in that they have been manipulated or use lighting and props to convey meanings and feelings.... Continue Reading →

Glitch Photography Techniques – Research and background tests

6th July 2020 Glitch apps There are many types of glitch programs which enable the user to automatically glitch their photographs. The results are obtained by uploading an image into the program and then applying a chosen glitch effect to it. The results are unpredictable and can range from the photographer having no control over... Continue Reading →

Exercise 5.1 Illusion of photography – background tests and research

13th June 2020 I actually found the title and the brief confusing. Photography is always an illusion, so which way should I travel to complete this exercise? What are we actually being asked to produce? Examples of illusion photography: Post-processingForced perspective or perspective distortionsFormDouble exposureTiny planetUse of lines Camera placement EG tiltingPhoto sequences Common subjects... Continue Reading →

Assignment 4 Responding to a theme – Research and background tests

31st May 2020 For Assignment four we are asked to create a series of 3-5 still-life photographs based on a theme. Still life is a traditional art form. The term 'still-life,' begins its origins in the seventeenth century Dutch language as 'stilleven' when paintings of still life became popular. I studied still life in great... Continue Reading →

Exercise 4.5 Photomontage

25th May 2020 For exercise 4.5 we were asked to construct a photomontage from images taken from old magazines and/ or newspapers. Unfortunately for me the magazines I purchase are not the type to be cut up but kept, such magazines as Creative Review, Juxtapoz and Black and white Photography. With this in mind I... Continue Reading →

Extension work for layers – In My Sorrow & Bed Abuse

21st May 2020 I am quite attached to making layer images at the moment due to the fact that I am not able to sleep at night as I have welcomed back my insomnia. Rather than laying awake and thinking, I have been producing other artworks on my iPad including some extra layer images. The... Continue Reading →

Jo Spence

28th March 2020 As part of my research my tutor suggested looking at Jo Spence's self-portrait work, especially 'Remodelling Photo History, Revisualization' 1981-1982. Remodelling Photo History is also known as The History Lesson. However, on beginning my research I have found Jo Spence to be such an inspiration and of interest to me that I... Continue Reading →

Exercise 4.9 Presence/ absence

7th May 2020 When we look around familiar environment we tend to ignore or 'not see' certain things in them. In this exercise, you'll explore the absence and presence of an object that you're accustomed to in order to bring to the surface an altered ambience.OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg143 This is the... Continue Reading →

Exercise 4.6 Photomontage in Photoshop – background tests and research

2nd May 2020 For this exercise we are able to use images that we have already taken to create our own photomontages in Photoshop. Where does one start when you have such a mixture of photographs in your catalogue? Which theme? Do you use photographs that have a dynamic or eye-catching image? An image that... Continue Reading →

Research point – Self reflection

22nd April 2020 Throughout this course you've been introduced to the work of different photographers to help give you an understanding of the creative potential of photography. Now it's time to question your own work and identify anything you think is lacking. You don't have to be over-critical, just honest.OCA Foundations in Photography course folder... Continue Reading →

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