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 →

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 4.1 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 →

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 →

Bernd and Hilla Becher

10th January 2020 Look online at the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Note how the composition, framing and lighting is almost identical in each photograph and how this 'gels' the series together.OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg111 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, and Hilla Becher, were German conceptual artists and photographers. They are best known... 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 →

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 →

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