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 →

5 in 1 Reflector

16th March 2020 Where you might need to practice (and it really is about practice), is in technically using the camera for self portraits whilst also using supplemental lighting to influence the final visual effect.Tutor David Wyatt Part of my feedback which arose from assignment three was about how I needed to research and practice... 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 →

The Last Resort

09th December 2019 Happy to say I have bought a signed edition of Parr's The Last Resort: Introduced by Gerry Badger (2018).United Kingdom, Dewi Lewis Publishing When Martin Parr’s The Last Resort was first published and exhibited in 1986 it divided both critics and audiences alike. Some saw it as the ‘finest achievement to date’ of colour... Continue Reading →

Assignment 2** Painting with Light

The Ravens Retreat 02nd December 2019 This assignment is a trial and error process in taking a photograph of a person. This can be a hard lesson for students who don’t see the many unsuccessful attempts that are behind the successful picture, the photos that almost expressed what the photographer had in mind, where the... Continue Reading →

Exercise 2.9 A night portrait

04th November 2019 Make a full-length figure portrait, like the one below, which was exposed for about 7 minutes. But also use flash, high ISO and street lights, aim to create three finished night photographs, although you'll need to make many more exposures that that to ensure success.OCA Foundation in photography Course folder pg82 I... Continue Reading →

Assignment 2* Painting with Light

05th November 2019 This assignment is a trial and error process in taking a photograph of a person. This can be a hard lesson for students who don’t see the many unsuccessful attempts that are behind the successful picture, the photos that almost expressed what the photographer had in mind, where the light. was almost... Continue Reading →

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