Exercise 3.10 A formal portrait – background tests

28th January 2020 How would you make a formal portrait of someone, that tells the viewer about that person's character, life and interests but remains subtle and restrained?OCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg 116 To begin my research on formal portraiture I performed a google image search. I was questioning the difference between how... Continue Reading →

Letting your photography tell a story

31st January 2020 Research the sequences of Duane Michals online.www.dcmooregallery.com/artists/duane-michals/series/sequencesOCA Foundations in Photography Course Folder pg122 I have written about Michals for my blog on the 21st November 2019 and you will find the research under the heading, Research point - Sequence: Muybridge, Michals, Arnatt, Hilliard and Ruscha, here. I have just researched the above... 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 3.4 Documenting change

21st December 2019 Make a sequence of photographs that shows the same subject, but in different states i.e. changing. You can choose any subject you like, but clearly identify it and note down the conditions of change you want to show.Produce at least three images in the sequence - that shows the different states of... 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 →

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 →

Richard Avedon

01st October 2019 Subject and Background http://www.avedonfoundation.org Avedon has used the picture plane to his advantage by placing his subjects in particular areas, so that the negative spaces and lines of the portraits play an important part in emphasising the form of the person. It could be just a head shot, part body shot or... Continue Reading →

Part two: Image- The portrait

15th September 2019 Exercise 2.1 OriginalOriginalManipulatedConverted OriginalManipulatedConverted 08th October 2019 Exercise 2.2 19th October 2019 Exercise 2.6 21st October 2019 People in light 03rd December 2019 29th October 2019 Exercise 2.8 14th November 2019 Exercise 2.9 04th November 2019 Exercise 2.12 14th November 2019 Assignment two Painting with light 02nd December 2019

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