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 →

Exercise 3.1 Searching

18th December 2019 Take at least a couple of hours or more to wander around.... what do you look at? Photograph that.When you have uploaded your photos decide whether to arrange them as smaller images in a scroll that reflects your journey you made. or pick out some individual images.Does your collection suggest a journey?... 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 →

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 →

Photoshop curves Part 1 basic

https://youtu.be/Bvyiydd2dMc Master Curves from Start to Finish in Photoshop - PIXimperfect How To Adjust Curves Using An Adjustment Layer Original photograph and corresponding Curves reading Top - making bright pixels brighter, Bottom - making dark pixels darker Before and after adjustments Balancing Pixels When Lighting Dark Pixels Image with corresponding Levels reading Red and Blue... 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 →

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