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 →

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 →

Exercise 4.1 Fragments – background tests

29th February 2020 Introduction For this exercise we are asked to experiment by combining fragments of images to create a combined design. We were also asked to research Cubism (link to post) and Brendan Fowler's Spring 2011 - Fall 2012 as initial inspiration for our work. From this research I also took time to research... Continue Reading →

Exercise 3.6 Mixing genres – background tests

17th January 2020 Pre-planning landscape-portrait-still lifeChoose a subject that you would like to photograph. Take this subject and add to it elements of other genres.OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg110 I am quite confused with the wording of this exercise, coupled with the image in the course folder and then on further research, confused... Continue Reading →

Assignment 2*** Painting with Light: Post Processing Cross-app

02nd December 2019 For extra post processing within this assignment I have chose to add effects consisting of colour and textures through photography apps that I have on my iPad. I use these apps often and have specific adjustments that I have created for my needs within my creative photography. The word Cross-app is a... 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 2.11 Split contrast

17th November 2019 Split contrast is another darkroom technique that's much easier to achieve in the digital domain. Use it to add drama to your pictures or to correct problems in exposure, for example an over-exposed sky above a correctly exposed landscape. You'll need a good image editing programme like Photoshop to do advanced work... Continue Reading →

Layers and layer masks Practice 2

15th November 2019 The first of which is Layers for Beginners | Photoshop CC Tutorial by Pixel and Braket, 02nd December 2017. The tutorial can be seen below. My second practice with layers includes layer masks in the tutorial. The Youtube video is Photoshop Layers and Layer Masks for beginners by Photos In Color, 10th August 2016.... 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 →

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